Talent Development Specialist 1 - Career Development
Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 7, 2021
We are looking for a Talent Development Specialist - Career
Development to join our Talent Management and Workforce Strategy
team that focuses on attracting and retaining high-quality
employees, developing their skills, and continuously motivating
them to perform at their highest potential in the pursuit of
achieving the University's mission. This role will partner with the
Director of Talent Management and Organizational Development to
play a key role in designing, developing, implementing and
maintaining the talent development initiatives, with a primary
focus on staff career development at Stanford University through
sharing of ideas, expertise and insights. It is an exciting
opportunity to serve as a liaison between University Human
Resources and all schools/business units to help maximize the
potential of our staff performance and growth by effectively
supporting the change management.
As a Talent Development Specialist - Careers and Connections,
you responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with business leaders to regularly, and
proactively, assess evolving needs and actively identify
opportunities to develop and deliver learning and career
development solutions for staff such as career design, networking,
mentoring and coaching.
- Apply a rapid design process starting with needs analysis to
determine appropriate staff career development program
requirements, methodologies, and modality. Partner with external
consultants as required in project management capacity to develop
and deliver programs.
- Identify opportunities to implement and deliver talent
development solutions such as career design and internal
networking, mentoring, coaching and others including system
training, process set-up, communication and performance support
- Partner with the talent development team to build a vision for
creating career growth opportunities in a flexible working
- Manage and sustain career development programs such as Career
- Design and deploy surveys and other measurement tools to track
and report progress on talent development processes, and programs
to evaluate and measure program effectiveness to determine
conclusions and recommendations for future needs to enhance
programs and processes to ultimately improve the engagement,
performance, and movement of talent across the university.
- Operate independently to plan, develop, and execute one or more
parts of larger career development projects.
- Provide ongoing support to local HR groups and
employees/program participants, and proactively ensure the program
is engaging and successful.
- Manage queries and issues relating to existing learning and
career development programs, with an eye to continuously
- Support local HR groups in the administration and management of
all talent development programs by developing strong collaborative
relationships with all members of the HR department and other
stakeholders such as HR Systems and Communications teams.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or a
combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Possess subject matter expertise on talent development
- Demonstrated ability to establish a strong partnership with the
human resources partners and other members of the management
- Expertise and experience developing and implementing effective
talent development solutions, including career development,
learning and development, performance management, and
- Demonstrated ability to build cross-functional relationships
amongst multiple diverse stakeholders.
- Strong program/project management skills and experience.
- Ability to build the confidence of others through open
communication and respectful behavior.
- Ability to connect with customers, partners, suppliers, and
colleagues across functions to achieve significant results.
- Ability to positively influence others by gaining consensus
through factual information and cooperation from others to
accomplish common goals
Certifications and Licenses:
- Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk based computer tasks,
use a telephone, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
- Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above
shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork,
lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Rarely kneel/crawl, operate foot and/or hand controls.
- Travel on campus to schools/units.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms.
Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and
research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized
the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is
our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to
impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks
empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition
reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening,
or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous
time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds
of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise
facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails,
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing
incentives, discounts and more
We believe Stanford's future success will be shaped by the
diverse perspectives, unique experiences, and inclusive culture of
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification and are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative
action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4713
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: I
- Requisition ID: 89407
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