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Director of Talent Development

  • 06 Aug 2019 12:08 PM
    Message # 7814400
    Katisha Kersey (Administrator)

    The Talent Development Department of James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for the Director of Talent Development position. The Director of Talent Development leads the Talent Development Department which is housed in the Human Resources, Training and Performance Unit. The Talent Development Department is located in a facility with three well-equipped and dedicated facilitation spaces and includes a staff of four who provide instructional design, administrative oversight, instructor-led training, event management, marketing, and organization development facilitation for classified staff, wage employees and administrative and professional faculty of the university. The Director also coordinates the work of over 120 volunteer facilitators who deliver instruction to staff each year.

    The Director of Talent Development provides leadership including vision, coaching, encouragement and performance evaluation to members of the Talent Development staff. In addition, the Director provides vision, leadership and management for the Talent Development department’s strategic plan and ensures that the strategic plan is aligned with the university mission, vision and values. The Director is responsible for providing relevant, interesting, engaging and impactful training for JMU administrative and professional faculty, full-time classified staff and part-time wage employees.

    The Director ensures creative use of a wide variety of training and development delivery modes and human resource development interventions. The Director is also expected to design instruction, conduct instructor-led training, facilitate organizational development interventions, and provide mission, vision, values and strategic planning for various campus departments. Much of the training conducted by the department is done through on and off-campus volunteers including existing faculty and staff of the university and local community members. The Director is responsible for attracting, managing and inspiring volunteers who partner with Talent Development to provide high quality training and development opportunities for employees.


    • A master’s degree in a related field
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience providing instruction to employees 

    • Demonstrated experience overseeing and facilitating organization development (OD) and change management interventions for various groups

    • History of significant supervision and leadership experience

    • Demonstrated ability to design instruction by utilizing best practices and possess a working knowledge of, and experience utilizing adult learning theory in various training courses and activities.

    The following qualifications would be beneficial:

    • Documented experience managing and creating e-learning modules and using electronic learning management systems 

    • A Certified Professional in Learning Performance (CPLP) certification.

    To apply go to http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/5926 or visit JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1344. Salary shall be commensurate with experience.

    James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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