Director - Learning & Development (0439U) #22998
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
About Central HR - we are proud to play a key role in supporting the teaching, research, and public service mission here at Berkeley. We do this by leading and partnering with the university in developing the workplace for the future through delivery of high quality, cost effective, integrated services and promoting of an engaged, high performing, and inclusive campus community. Especially in periods of organizational change when things can get tricky, our Central HR professionals assist campus managers with policy, culture, and compliance issues, as well as the professional development of their staff.
About Learning & Development - we build individual and team capability by supporting career mobility and enabling a campus-wide culture of continuous learning aligned with organizational priorities. In other words, we put the right learning opportunities in front of the right people at the right time.
The Director, Learning & Development serves as the Chief Learning Officer. The position manages the necessary infrastructure to implement campus-wide staff learning supporting supervisory, management, functional, technical and non-technical learning and professional development efforts for campus staff and faculty administrators. Working closely with business units and campus leadership, the incumbent will determine learning needs and implement appropriate programs and approaches to address them. The position will also oversee the identification and implementation of a new campus-wide strategy for employee engagement.
Achieves organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of highly-talented learning professionals who oversee a diverse set of learning programs and systems.
Develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial and physical resources, with a high degree of autonomy.
Develops, communicates and manages the use of staff development funds to ensure return on investment and campus impact.
Anticipates future unit needs, challenges and opportunities, and collaborates with multiple campus constituencies on long-range planning. Influences organizational leadership on strategic workforce development initiatives.
Maintains effective professional relationships with campus department managers as well as other managers in the field.
Strong understanding of the goals of the university and ways in which this position can support those goals.
Robust knowledge of learning and development programs and campus business strategies to ensure proper alignment of learning programs.
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills.
Extensive management skills, including skills in directing and developing staff members.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Master's degree in related area preferred.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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