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The Center for Academic Innovation (AI) at the University of Michigan is seeking a qualified Talent Management & Organizational Development Lead. Reporting to the Director of Policy & Operations (DPO) the Talent Management & Organizational Development Lead will be charged with optimizing AI’s overall talent management and development ecosystem and overseeing and updating key Human Resource (HR) related resources and processes (recruitment, onboarding, offboarding) for Full-Time Employees (FTE) as well as part-time student employees, as well as supervise AI’s Student Program Coordinator. The Talent Management & Organizational Development Lead will also work to grow and sustain the AI team by helping manage organizational development, including professional development programs and organizational learning, as well as new staff recruitment and retention. This role will also be responsible for overseeing the posting of new full- and part-time employment opportunities within AI as well the smooth operation of the talent recruitment and onboarding processes. In addition, the Talent Management & Organizational Development Lead will facilitate the annual performance management process and related reclassification and merit increase processes.
You enjoy the prospect of working with a diverse set of thinkers and you have a great interest in developing sustainable and creative work environments. You think holistically about the development of people within organizations, including defining pathways for development and advancement. You actively embrace challenges, thrive on solving tough problems, demonstrate passion and empathy and enjoy working within a dynamic, fast paced team environment. You relish working on multiple projects at the same time, balancing priorities and goals accordingly and you find it rewarding to translate complex processes and ideas for diverse audiences. You learn by listening, by collaborating, by documenting, and by analysing. You think impractically before layering in constraints. You are passionate about building partnerships and collaborations with a wide variety of constituencies.
The Center for Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.
Our preferred future includes:
An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing
As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:
Lead the development of HR and organizational/learning development programs and strategies to support ongoing growth and capability of AI.
Create and facilitate a comprehensive organizational learning program to support individual and team development within AI.
Function as a strategic HR advisor to the AI executive team and supervisors regarding key organizational and management issues.
Provide training, coaching and reinforcement to ensure successful implementation of the performance management process to ensure effectiveness, compliance and equity within the organization.
Oversee recruiting processes and hiring of all exempt and non-exempt staff, including temporary and student workers. Collaborate with supervisors in recruiting processes.
Supervise and provide guidance to AI Student Program Coordinator, who is charged with designing and managing the AI Student Fellows Program.
Ensure open and frequent communication on HR matters within the organization
Actively listen to team member concerns and ask probing questions to assist in interpreting policies and procedures for answering and resolving sensitive issues
Respond to inquiries regarding policies, procedures and programs related to talent recruitment and development
Serve as staff liaison to the University’s Human Resources, Payroll and International Center; serve as unit liaison for M-Pathways Human Resources module.
Identify HR solutions by collecting and analyzing information and then recommending courses of action
Work closely with the AI leadership team to develop new roles and to understand and implement a recruiting/selection plan
Perform duties related to Pre-Employment, Equity and Reclassification reviews
Conduct new hire orientation and new employee follow-up as well as exit interviews
Facilitate compensation planning to ensure equitable and timely implementation across AI. Identify compensation issues and recommend appropriate action.
Recommend and implement talent retention strategies
Perform management and employee training for AI staff on Center-level and University-level HR policies and processes
Work with leaders to ensure that performance reviews are done in a timely manner
Manage projects and/or participate as a project member on university-wide HR initiatives
Bachelor's degree in organization/human resource management, business or a related area with at least five years previous experience working in Human Resources or a related field
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures relevant to Human Resources
Ability to understand and accept the need for change, cooperate in implementation, and constructively voice concerns and propose alternatives
Ability to plan, implement, and communicate effective change approaches within established and changing deadlines
Ability to communicate clearly, correctly, knowledgeably, and effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate effectively to groups, varying style to fit the audience, actively communicating with those with differing opinions and differing levels of understanding
Strong knowledge of higher education compensation practices and hands-on experience with job analysis, general compensation practices and salary structure design
Ability to handle employee problems and conflicts productively and proactively
Ability to handle confidential information
Previous experience with complex scheduling
Ability to demonstrate independence, and flexibility in supporting multiple units, within a high volume work environment.
Demonstrated ability to work well within a diverse, team environment
Master’s degree in HR or Organizational/Industrial Psychology or a related field
PHR, SPHR, and/or SHRM certification
Familiarity with administrative processes, procedures, and systems at the University of Michigan
Knowledge of key employment laws and regulations impacting the AI team
7 plus years of progressive HR generalist experience
Professional Certification in Human Resources (PHR or SHRM-CP)
Knowledge of government and University employment guidelines.
Experience with CRM systems; experience with M Pathways HR modules.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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