Job Requisition Number: 26873. Central Human Resources is valued as UC Berkeley’s proactive people partner while utilizing the following HR Strategies:
One HR: • Bring clarity and efficiency to HR processes and structures through cross-team collaboration and transparent communication.
People: • Use development opportunities beyond training to create deeper engagement, higher trust and better performance.
Culture: • Apply Berkeley brand to developing a shared “enterprise contributor” mindset among all
The Career and Professional Development Lead partners with campus units to develop and coordinate the delivery of career and professional development programming which fosters employee engagement and career satisfaction for all UC Berkeley staff positions. Strategic priorities for the position are set by the Central HR leadership team as part of the overall strategic plan. The incumbent reports to the Director of Learning and Development.
PROGRAM DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, and DELIVERY Applies advanced professional training and development skills to resolve highly complex training issues and needs assessment initiatives. •Oversee the implementation of career and professional development learning activities and programs for new and continuing UC Berkeley staff. •Identify obstacles to high performance in partnership with the Director of L&D and work in collaboration with organizational development and learning and development colleagues as needed to address the career and professional development learning needs of UC Berkeley staff.
Initiates and designs highly complex training studies and needs analysis to ensure effectiveness of current and new career and professional development training initiatives. •Using expert knowledge of career and professional development methodologies, make the tools and support systems available to campus to create networks advancing this form of development. •Oversee and measure the progress in advancing new career and professional development networks on campus.
Works collaboratively and effectively in a diverse environment with others across the organization, important external contacts, and members of campus management at all levels to resolve highly complex performance and /or training issues, where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation and understanding of campus strategies and business objectives. •Serve as a liaison with central campus offices and the UC system related to career and professional development, making their content and materials available to all UC Berkeley staff serving as an advocate for professional development. •Serve as a liaison to appropriate campus staff orgs and communities of practice to ensure effective partnerships with their efforts related to career and professional development. •Continue to assess peer institutions and sister campuses for best practices in the areas of career and professional development programming, and collect and disseminate best practices on the Berkeley campus.
Exercises independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for the improvement of career and professional development programs and opportunists for UC Berkeley staff. •Engage a continuous learning model to stay abreast of national trends, policies and practices, and local process updates to ensure developed systems are kept current. Provide guidance related to career and professional development to other staff members in Training & Development, OD, and Strategy & Operations teams, other campus units and/or project team participants. •Meets with teammates and others on campus in the capacity of expert advisor in the area on creating and engaging staff with career and professional development programs. •Leads teammates and others on campus through the process of creating new career and professional development projects and the continuous improvement cycle needed to keep such programs relevant.
Uses considerable discretion to determine methods and procedures for new training assignments and initiatives. •Researches industry best practices and create business case documents to justify requests and advancements in career and professional development tools and technologies for campus.
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT Establishes evaluation criteria for measuring desired results and impact. •Using expert knowledge of the evaluation of career and professional development strategies, build a strategy for measuring success in the UC Berkeley campus structure
Prioritizes own work assignments, conducts extremely complex and varied analysis of issues or concepts and develops resulting recommendations. •Works independently with minimal oversight to move projects forward. •Engages with leadership during check-in meetings to discuss proposed strategies and progress toward agreed upon goals.
Assume responsibility for specific training programs, initiatives and budget. •Oversee the implementation of career and professional development activities for all staff on the UC Berkeley campus. •Provide detailed annual budget projections and plans to supervisor for approval and rollup into the larger L&D budget at Central HR.
OTHER Ongoing professional development in the career and professional development field.•Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. •Knowledge and experience working with culturally diverse communities in an academic environment and with pressures encountered by staff looking to develop their careers within a major Research University. •Advanced knowledge of functional area and advanced understanding of how work impacts other areas in human resources and the campus. •Advanced knowledge of training and delivery methodologies, organizational diagnosis and campus and business strategies. •Ability to work collaboratively in a consulting role to effect organizational change and strategic planning in a complex organization. •Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and advanced presentation skills. •Advanced knowledge of campus policies and procedures related to career and professional development of staff. •Extensive knowledge of trends in the field of learning and development and career and professional development and experience with instructional design and training delivery methodologies. •Demonstrates the skills to conduct needs assessment and development of new career and professional development programs to meet UC Berkeley’s needs. •Advanced skills in project management and program implementation. •Advanced capability to design and write career and professional development materials of the highest quality.
Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. •Minimum 5 years of direct experience with career and professional development.
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