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Associate Director, Talent Development

Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Type: Part Time to Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (JFMD) has an immediate opening for an Associate Director, Talent Development.  We seek an experienced leader to develop and expand our staff training and employee development program, DevelopU, to execute programs that inculcate and promote our mission and values, to manage our onboarding program, to implement activities that encourage positive and effective collaboration across teams and strengthen the effectiveness of our teams.  The incumbent will also assist the Senior Director in attracting, recruiting and retaining exceptional talent.  The Associate Director, Talent Development will report directly to the Senior Director, Talent and Organization. The position has the ability to be either a part-time or full-time position. 

The Associate Director, Talent Development will:
• Collaborate with Federation executive leadership to understand business priorities.
• Survey Department Heads to determine the annual training and development needs, identify skill gaps, and overall staff development needs.
• Propose training solutions to attain desired business objectives.
• Build and implement a 3-Year Development Plan that will be responsive and impactful.  Address service delivery excellence, satisfy core Federation professional requirements, support Federation priorities, enhance skill development, engage and build emerging leaders, strengthen effectiveness of supervisors and develop and grow our staff. 
• Serve as a credible and trusted advisor on effective and leading-edge learning and development strategies to achieve business goals.
• Design and deliver all aspects of the DevelopU Program utilizing multiple training methods, including on-the-job training, classroom training, electronic learning, internet-based training, multimedia program, distance learning, and other computer-based instructional technologies.
• In collaboration with subject matter experts develop course materials, course outlines, case studies, participant guides, training manuals, job aids and training exercises and other instructional material.
• Manage end-to-end program operations including program delivery, evaluation/feedback and measurement of business impact.
• Research, evaluate, recruit and schedule external trainers.
• Research alternative training venues and manage training calendar.
• Oversee the creation and implementation of training website and participant tracking system.
• Efficiently budget and contain training costs.
• Manage and coordinate an effective onboarding program for new hires.
• Build and deliver team-building exercises and programs that strength collaboration.
• Deliver activities that inculcate the organization’s mission and values.
• Address employee relations issues and solve problems to enhance trust, productivity and employee engagement.
• Implement programs that make the Federation an employer-of-choice.
• Assist the Senior Director, Talent & Organization in the recruitment of new hires, use social media in a strategic way to market our vacancies and to attract and recruit exceptional talent..
• Conduct interviews, perform reference checks and be discerning in making staff selections.
• Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships with a wide variety of employees at all levels in a diverse environment.
• Communicate challenges effectively in a professional and timely manner.


• Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years of experience working in training and professional development, human resources, recruitment or equivalent related experience.
• Established track record for designing and delivering innovative learning programs with measurable business results that meet stakeholder needs.
• Ability to design training solutions incorporating a variety of learning facilitation techniques.
• Excellent presentation, communication (verbal and written) and proposal writing skills.
• Prior success with developing job aids, worksheets, and training materials.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills that build relationships at all levels across the organization with a high capacity for influence, collaboration and consensus.
• Prior experience in onboarding of staff a plus.
• Prior experience in recruitment of talent a plus.
• Must be able to interact effectively with both senior management and all staff.
• Able to work both collaboratively with team members and independently with minimal supervision.
• Superior ability to build relationships, continuously motivate and foster team development.
• Must have high energy and be very results driven.
• Proactive problem solver and goal oriented.
• Think and act independently with professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.
• Strong leadership, negotiation and team building skills.
• Ability to prioritize activities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment by managing multiple projects and deadlines.
• Candidate must have superb attention to detail.
• Exemplary standards of integrity and personal work ethic.
• Demonstrate commitment to learning and continuing professional development.


• Methods and techniques related to the performance of needs assessments and the design of instructional material.
• Be well versed in Adult Learning Theory, eLearning systems, a variety of training methods (web-based, web-cast, classroom, reading, video, etc.), training and curriculum development and instructional design and have experience developing curricula that improve performance and define career paths within an organization.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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