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Director, Training & Leadership Development

Harlem Children's Zone
New York, New York
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

We are seeking an experienced human capital development expert committed to actualizing our vision of educating today’s leaders—and those of the future— with the critical knowledge, skills, abilities to eradicate poverty in Central Harlem—and beyond—through our proven network of comprehensive placed-based, youth-focused outcomes driven supports and services.

The Director of Training & Leadership Development will be an inquisitive, mission-driven professional, focused on developing the human capital workforce necessary toward actualizing our commitment toward achieving prosperity for all the children and families in Central Harlem—and beyond. The ideal candidate will possess the combination of technical HR skills, tactful temperament, and the ability to interweave themselves into the day-to-day complexities of an established community-based organization. This position will report to the Managing Director for Practitioners Institute & Training.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Align enterprise wide training programs with organizational Values and history, leadership competencies, strategic plan and overall theory of change
  • Oversee all mandatory compliance training programs to keep organization in compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Work closely with HR to ensure effective onboarding of all new employees across a variety of disciplines and occupations, including by role and job function
  • Independently and proactively discover and identify skill gaps in workforce through focus groups, surveys and other informal methods of feedback
  • Partner with management and staff to develop, implement, monitor and see-through individualized development plans and groups trainings for staff
  • Identify and coordinate key skills training across related job/position families (e.g., across various youth-, parent- and community-focused positions)
  • Create critical training programs and opportunities for entry level student- and parent-facing front line staff, particularly around the principles of youth development
  • Ensure all newly hired and promoted supervisors receive appropriate new supervisor trainings
  • Help develop an organizational methodology for creating an internal talent pipeline
  • Develop self-paced/directed training opportunities for staff at all levels
  • Create tools and systems to evaluate effectiveness of all training initiatives
  • Own leadership development initiatives (e.g., Assistant Director and Director fellowship programs) throughout all organizational levels
  • Collaborate with Practitioners Institute to advise external practitioners on training and leadership development best practices
  • Identify and effectively manage relationships with expert external training consultants to provide to fill internal training capacity gaps
  • Host professional development speaker series to reinforce previously learned best practices, theories and concepts
  • Manage state-of-the art training facility

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of experience managing and leading training programs; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with the principles of adult learning and the instructional practice of train-the-trainer
  • Strong consultative and coaching skills and ability to effectively navigate matrixed organizational hierarchies
  • Experience optimizing learning management systems (LMS) platforms
  • Understanding of career mapping and the ability to help staff think strategically about career progression
  • Ability to lead and develop a 3+ person full-time team
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • Exceptional presentation skills with the ability to adapt to various audiences
  • Ability to build relationships and mentorship with staff; facilitate productive working relationships between management
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to administer multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize workload
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook

Requirements

Qualification, Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of experience managing and leading training programs; Master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with the principles of adult learning and the instructional practice of train-the-trainer
  • Strong consultative and coaching skills and ability to effectively navigate matrixed organizational hierarchies
  • Experience optimizing learning management systems (LMS) platforms
  • Understanding of career mapping and the ability to help staff think strategically about career progression
  • Ability to lead and develop a 3+ person full-time team
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • Exceptional presentation skills with the ability to adapt to various audiences
  • Ability to build relationships and mentorship with staff; facilitate productive working relationships between management
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to administer multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize workload
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook

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Posted: 2019-07-11 Expires: 2019-08-10

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Director, Training & Leadership Development

Harlem Children's Zone
New York, New York

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