The Workforce Planning and Talent Mobility office is Harvard's central strategic arm that designs, develops and implements inclusive university-wide best practices around the identification and growth of talent at all levels of the organization. Reporting to the Director Workforce Planning and Talent Mobility, and in close partnership with the HR Deans and Directors of all schools and units, the Senior Diversity Talent Consultant is responsible for the strategic development, oversight and execution of career development programs and initiatives that foster/support internal mobility at all staff levels in the University.
The duties and responsibilities of the Senior Diversity Talent Consultant include, but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for program design and management of the Administrative Fellows Program (AFP) including designing and executing the Program's strategic sourcing and recruitment strategy. Serves as primary contact for the AFP and the Fellows. Collaborates with schools and departments to implement all aspects of the Program, including the selection and placement of the Fellows. Prepares and monitors budget. Tracks Program placement metrics. Designs and facilitates Program sessions as needed. Leads marketing and branding for the Program. Assesses Program effectiveness, implementing updates/changes based on feedback as needed.
Partners with the Harvard Internal Pathways Program (HIPP) Program Manager to identify internship opportunities and assist in the matching of interns and job sites.
Works with Director of Talent Acquisition and Diversity to establish relationships with historically black colleges and universities and other higher education institutions with large, under-represented/minority populations.
Works with the Senior Diversity Sourcing Consultant to create college recruiting programs to include internships and full-time roles.
Develops and manages career development services to support staff's development and professional growth for entry, mid-level to manager/senior contributor roles in the university.
Develops effective approaches to increase the career mobility of current Harvard employees, while addressing broader strategic workforce and talent planning needs.
Consults across the entire administrative talent pipeline (grades 53-59) with a strategic focus on increasing diversity in the slate of internal candidates for promotions.
Collaborates with Harvard's HR community and partners in other offices to foster and promote Harvard's internal mobility initiatives.
Develops database of internal HiPo/HiPerf talent and proactively assists in matching candidates with Harvard openings.
Provides support, mentoring and career coaching to help internal high potential and diverse talent thrive and attain career growth and mobility.
May conduct career assessments to determine interests, values, skills, and strengths of internal talent.
Other duties as assigned.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 8 years overall professional experience, with focus on career development, coaching/advising, or related field
Graduate degree in organization development or similar preferred.
Expert knowledge in the career development field.
Experience in identifying internal talent and developing consistent talent pipelines.
Demonstrated experience in providing consulting services in the areas of strategic career development and workforce planning.
Excellent planning, time management, communication, influencing, decision-making, organization, and interpersonal skills.
Strong consulting, project management, communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills.
Familiarity with multi-cultural workforce issues.
Ability to cultivate strong professional relationships and develop high levels of credibility.
Ability to work independently on complex projects as well as collaboratively on a team.
Ability to maintain confidential information.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49684BR
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