Nov 09, 2021

Director, Talent Development

  • Achievement Network (ANet)
  • Boston, MA, USA
Full-Time Professional Services

Job Description

Director, Talent Development

Location: Flexible with the United States

Position is available: Immediately

WHO WE ARE

Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Vice President of Talent (VPT), the Director, Talent Development is responsible for monitoring and improving people management practices by working collaboratively with people managers across the organization. We believe that effective people management is a key lever in ANet's success. The Director, Talent Development develops and leads initiatives aimed at increasing manager competence, deepening staff engagement, and moving us towards anti-racist management practices..

This position requires someone whose passion for ANet's mission is matched with a strong balance of tactical knowledge and empathetic leadership with proven success developing high-functioning teams. This leader will ensure all talent development initiatives, processes, and policies work in direct support of ANet's goal to be a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist organization. They will work collaboratively with ANet leaders to ensure all talent development policies and practices move ANet towards our goals and result in equitable outcomes.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Serve as in house expert to lead planning and innovation for talent development initiatives

? Invest leaders in a shared vision and strategy for learning and development that ensures individual staff members are effective in their roles and career at ANet and that ANet meets or exceeds its organizational performance and staff retention goals.

? Collaborate closely with the VPT and the Senior Team to ensure ANet's organizational values and anti-racist principles are integrated through all talent development frameworks, systems, practices, and policies

? In collaboration with team leads and the VPT, support the Annual Workforce Planning Process to provide key talent development related insights for consideration in decision-making

? Use data to drive continuous improvement in our talent development efforts and org-wide talent decisions, tracking and contributing metrics regularly to a talent dashboard

? Collaborate with key leaders to analyze and synthesize learnings from organizational health surveys and translate that learning into communication, reflection, and change implementation as needed

Provide people manager development & support

? Invest leaders in a shared understanding and evaluation of ANet's vision for managerial excellence

? Design and administer structures and tools to communicate expectations, evaluate performance, and establish developmental resources for ANet managers

? Design and deliver professional development opportunities to a cohort of 50 people managers once a quarter to build community and to ensure consistent, high quality implementation of our talent development frameworks and practices

? Research, select, and liaise with external consultants/providers (currently partnering with OneTilt) to inform the content and ensure the quality of manager professional development

? Leverage external best in class lessons on building strong teams and developing benches

? Provide one-on-one and small group hands-on support and coaching to managers as needed

Oversee performance management and review processes for ANet staff

? Own the ongoing development and administration of our performance evaluation rhythms, structures, and materials (via CultureAmp) to align to ANet's evolving talent needs

? Ensure evaluation metrics are clear and consistent with organizational outcome goals and individual work plans; review, gather input and feedback, and revise as needed

? Provide timely resources and training to people managers for effective and equitable implementation of performance evaluation practices

? Support ANet staff in completing the annual goal-setting and performance review process by creating and sharing resources, leading professional development for staff, and providing one-on-one support

? Pull and analyze data on review cycle completion and evaluation metrics in support of a consistent, equitable, and impactful process

? Serve as ANet's in house expert in Culture Amp including providing technical support to ANet staff, managing the contract, and implementing new ways to leverage the platform

WHO YOU ARE & WHAT YOU BRING

In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

? You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels

? You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization.

? You bring experience training and coaching people managers on talent development, evaluation, and management practices and building strong relationships across diverse leadership styles.

? You have developed and led talent development systems, policies, and practices with an eye for how they advance equity.

? You have experience leading and managing talent development and/or talent-related strategies for a scaling or mid-size organization

? You demonstrate strong vision and strategic thinking with the ability to link the selection, engagement, training, and development of people with the achievement of organizational outcomes

? You are skilled at cross-functional collaboration and have experience working closely with senior leadership; you have the ability to listen, learn, and creatively build solutions

? You have a strong data orientation and experience leading with a data-driven approach toward achieving outcomes and generating insights

? You have experience maintaining the highest level of personal and professional integrity and confidential information.

? You understand best practices related to leading people through change, can effectively adapt to changes in the workplace and can help others process moves through the change cycle.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

? You bring experience executing performance management and organizational learning virtually and/or within a geographically dispersed organization

? You have experience working with a talent management technology platform, similar to Culture Amp

? You bring experience working across the nonprofit and/or mission-driven sector

WHAT WE OFFER

Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.

ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; generous paid time-off including 10 paid holidays and paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue Apply button.

This role is not intended to be performed in Colorado.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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PI153209906

Hiring Organization

Achievement Network (ANet)

Qualifications

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Industry/Service Area

Other

Level

Mid-Senior level

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