Roszell Director of Leadership Development

Posting Details Position Title Roszell Director of Leadership Development Division Human Resources, Equity & Inclusion Department/Office Human Resources Position Summary

TheHuman Resourcesteam atSt. Catherine Universityinvites applications for aLearning and Development Specialist.

TheLearning and Development Specialistleads the development and execution of innovative learning experiences that meet the needs of our changing organization and designs and implements effective methods to support employee growth, resulting in a higher level of job performance and increased efficiency in the workplace. This is an inaugural position so it is a great opportunity to build something new! The areas of responsibility for this position are as follows:

Leadership Competencies

  • Collaborate with theSVPfor Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion to finalize the development of leadership competencies for the university.
  • Develop and implement a leadership core competency model and training program with structure, processes and experiences that build the leadership capacity of organizational leaders, managers and individual contributors at all levels of the organization.
  • Integrate the leadership core competency model across all human resources systems and programs including professional development, performance management, position descriptions, talent acquisition and succession planning.
  • Create and launch programs to develop aspiring leaders and to onboard new leaders.
  • Collaborate with the Equity and Inclusion team to embed the principles of inclusive leadership into all leadership programs. Design high-impact talent programs for leader capability and professional skills informed by business needs and industry trends.
  • Collaborate with all members of the HR team to build leadership capability at all levels and create an environment where people can reach their full capacity and potential.
  • Identify, develop and implement employee engagement initiatives, including employee engagement tools and processes.
    Act as an engagement consultant to provide resources and advice to organization leaders surrounding employee engagement strategies, including planning and follow-up.
  • Build an approach to succession planning and management, including bench strength parameters and talent review processes.
  • Design and develop programs that support and reward high-performance and high-potential employees, including assessment, coaching, and individual development plans (IDPs) that align with long-range university strategy and accelerate the development of key succession candidates.

Learning and Development

  • Collaborate with Human Resources Leadership to develop and execute university-wide programs such as performance management, onboarding, recruitment and selection processes, and employee engagement.
  • Provide support, coaching, tools and interventions to HR Team and leaders to address key group and organizational priorities.
  • Provide leadership and vision in the ongoing planning, implementation and evaluation of university professional development plan and curriculum for staff.
  • Partner with key stakeholders in the design and planning for the bi-annual faculty/staff institute.
  • Evaluate current professional development offerings to determine effectiveness and inform planning and decision making. Implement the needed changes to improve content and delivery methods based on instructional effectiveness data.
  • Design and conduct organizational needs assessments to continually improve professional development offerings.
  • Lead the development and implementation of train-the-trainer workshops on a variety of topics to increase organizational capacity in delivery of regularly scheduled professional development opportunities.
  • Work in collaboration with other HR Team Members to facilitate and oversee the development and implementation of training programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and/or other regulatory requirements as well as university policies and procedures.
  • Successfully facilitate and deliver professional development by actively engaging learners, facilitating dialog, telling compelling stories, and by delivering a variety of content both face to face and in a virtual setting.
  • Work in collaboration with key stakeholders to identify, select and facilitate the implementation of a learning management system.


  • Proactively create programs and initiatives to support business strategies and objectives.
  • Identify strategic opportunities to build support for change and innovation from a systems perspective.
  • Analyze, organize and meet deadlines on projects.
  • Listen and communicate effectively, engaging team members and partners in the problem solving process.
  • Value diversity in all of its forms so people can realize their individual strengths and potential
  • Coach staff to pursue stretch goals and resolve challenges, empowering them to make decisions.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Six (6) years of experience designing and developing learning and organization development programs, demonstrating effective use of applied instructional design theories, adult learning theories and principles, current learning solutions and methodologies that improve individual and organizational results
  • Four (4) years of experience coordinating, designing and leading training programs for adult learners and facilitating learning programs for senior leaders in the C-suite including assessment of curriculum effectiveness.
  • Four (4) years of experience supervising professional staff including establishing strategy and leading team members and partners to achieve results.
  • Experience with OD intervention, succession planning processes, and team building training.
  • Experience implementing various assessment tools that may include Insights Discovery,DISC,FIRO-B,MBTI, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), etc.
  • Knowledgeable about a variety of instructional techniques and formats and experience to effectively facilitate a wide range of training programs and train-the trainer workshops.
  • Knowledge of and experience using various modes of technology to infuse creativity into the development of virtual and in-person trainings.
  • Knowledge and understanding of different cultures and groups, sensitivity to issues and concerns of diverse groups.
  • Experience collaborating with leaders and teams on curriculum development and delivery, leading through influence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and successful experience with change management methodologies, processes and tools.
Preferred Qualifications EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us athr@stkate.eduor 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

To apply:
VisitSt. Kate Careersto apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Human Resources Application deadline is May 3, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20210097-STAFF Posting Start Date 04/10/2021 Application Deadline 05/01/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *For any education beyond high school, what was your area of focus?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. *Briefly describe your experience in the following areas: • Coordinating, designing and leading training programs • Facilitating training for C-suite senior leaders • Assessing curriculum effectiveness

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. *Briefly describe your experience implementing assessment tools that may include Insights Discovery, DISC, FIRO-B, MBTI, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Please describe your experience and/or exposure to learning management systems (LMS). Include the names of the systems you have used and your role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  9. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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