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Director of Talent Management

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Director of Talent Management

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Full time

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Rate of pay commensurate with experience

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Job Description:

The Director of Talent Management will be responsible for the talent management functions of the College including the full recruitment cycle, onboarding, performance management, staff development, and appreciation programs. The incumbent’s primary function will be to develop, implement, and evaluate the policies and processes for recruitment, retention, and development of employees while aligning with the goals and objectives of the College. This position works at a strategic level regularly collaborating with the Provost office, LITS staff, and other campus constituents. Though the Director will have at least one direct report, they also may be required to perform daily tasks and responsibilities to ensure everyday operations and procedures are completed in a timely manner.

As a member of the HR team, this position is essential to employee and community service and experience. The incumbent must feel comfortable working in an often fast-paced organizational framework with shifting and evolving responsibilities. This position collaborates with other HR staff, and a variety of other College offices to meet the department goals, and further the mission of the department and the College. This position participates as a committed member and leader of the Human Resources team in college and division committee work, projects, meetings, events, and overall community development. Qualifications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service skills to include responsiveness, providing a friendly approach, and problem-solving.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of HR best practices, particularly around recruitment, retention, and development.
  • Thorough understanding of local, state, and federal laws involving areas of employment (e.g. compensation, EEO, ERISA).
  • Proficient with technology (Google suite, Microsoft Office Suite or related software, HRIS, payroll systems, and similar employee management software).
  • Strategic, creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative thinking and ability to exercise sound judgement.
  • Understanding of a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds and disabilities within a community of college students and staff;
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial Psychology, or related field required.
  • At least three years of experience in human resources.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of best practices in higher education human resources services such as academic years, faculty/dean positions, etc.
  • Proficient with or experience with Workday.
  • Experience in a supervisor or management capacity.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.
Background Checks:

Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.

Special Instructions for Applicants:

Apply online; application materials must include:
  • A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications

  • A complete resume or curriculum vitae

  • For faculty positions, statements on mentoring, teaching, and research will also be required.

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Mount Holyoke College, the leading gender-diverse women’s college, is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are a diverse community of staff, faculty, and students, united in our mission to offer an intellectually adventurous education in the liberal arts through academic programs that are renowned internationally for their cross-disciplinary excellence, experiential approach, and commitment to diversity.

Mount Holyoke College is a welcoming and inclusive environment that values and respects individuals of all backgrounds. As an EOE, we encourage members of historically underrepresented groups or nontraditional backgrounds to apply for open positions at our institution. The College has a long-standing tradition of providing women and other historically underrepresented groups with access to an innovative educational experience that prepares students for purposeful leadership by integrating hands-on opportunities into the curriculum. We firmly believe that diversity enriches our community and enhances our ability to prepare students for success in an increasingly globalized world.

We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all qualified applicants and to building an exemplary workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body and the communities we serve. Our ultimate goal is to produce graduates who are capable of engaging thoughtfully, effectively, and boldly with the world.


Mount Holyoke College

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse and welcomes applications from female, transgender and non-binary students. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights. The oldest of the Seven Sister colleges, we are a noted leader in liberal arts education with a mission grounded in the conviction that women can — and should — make a difference in the world.

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