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Assistant Director, Team Development

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
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Assistant Director, Team Development


Job ID: 2021-13560
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Human Resources

Princeton University


Princeton University’s Office of Finance and Treasury seeks an experienced talent management professional, with a track record of planning, implementing and assessing professional development programs, to join our team as Assistant Director for Team Development.

Recognizing that our people are our most important resource, the Office of Finance and Treasury (F&T) is committed to creating a Team Development framework that will support our mission, represent our values and instill a culture of service, trust, respect and partnership across the organization.

Under the direction of the Director for Finance Administration, the Assistant Director of Team Development will plan, implement, monitor and evaluate comprehensive employee development program for the Office of Finance & Treasury, a staff of approximately 145 FTEs. The Assistant Director works closely with F&T leadership team and the Office of Human Resources to facilitate the framework , organizational culture and processes to cultivate, evaluate, hire and retain a skilled diverse and inclusive work force in F&T. The Assistant Director is responsible for aligning human resource function across the division with special attention to education and development with the goal of cultivating a culture of trust, respect, collaboration and personal responsibility across the division.

Components of the overall Finance and Team Development framework include: assessment and planning, recruitment, performance management, rewards and recognition and professional development. Priority activities include professional development, including leadership, management, and technical skill development, and performance management including review of competencies, ratings scales, and continuous feedback.

The Office of Finance & Treasury actively searches for staff members of exceptional ability and promise who share in Princeton University's commitment to excellence, and who present a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. We offer varied professional opportunities spanning all aspects of financial management, analysis, and processing in support of the teaching and research mission. As part of the University community, we respect the dignity and individuality of each member while trying to foster a sense of shared experience and common purpose. We are unwavering in our commitment to both diversity and community and embrace the variety of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives of all of our colleagues.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Design and implement division-wide and position specific professional development plans
  • Cultivate and champion culture of continuous learning
  • Develop a new manager onboarding and curriculum
  • Leveraging existing onboarding work, enhance a new employee (individual-contributor) curriculum
  • In partnership with members of the senior leadership team, develop a leadership development curriculum
  • Create and manage Individual Development Plans in concert with management team
  • Plan, implement and evaluate professional development activities and plans
  • Maintain relationship with stakeholders across the division to create customized learning opportunities
  • Oversee division-wide Performance Management program
  • Lead, review and update of annual performance review process
  • Align performance review process with review of core competencies
  • Cultivate a culture of giving and receiving feedback
  • In coordination with Human Resources, periodically review division job classifications
  • Provide training to managers on performance management cycle and giving feedback
  • Provide training to staff on receiving feedback
  • Coordinate review process with goal-setting activities
  • Explore and develop implementation plan for 360 feedback
  • Oversee and coordinate division recruitment and staffing efforts
  • Oversee other talent development activities


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 7-10 years or more of related work experience leading team development across a large group
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated record of success in building culture and leading staff development initiatives
  • Exceptional communication skills: writing; public presentation; facilitation
  • Strategic planning and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to energetically handle multiple assignments and respond quickly to changing organizational needs and priorities
  • Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and with others, with high personal standards representative of Princeton University's commitment to excellence.
  • Solid decision-making skills, proactive problem-solving skills, and outstanding judgment and discretion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or training in organizational development, human resources or related field
  • Experience working in human resources and/or a human resources certification
  • Higher Education experience.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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