The University of Southern California (USC) is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles â a global center for arts, technology and international business. As the cityâs largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks, and you will be a member of the Trojan Family - the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make USC a great place to work.
The Senior Employee Development Specialist identifies career paths within university job families, recommends pathway milestones, and identifies individual and team development opportunities to promote employee mobility and advancement across the university. This specialist is a critical talent in the coaching space, helping to cultivate a University-wide coaching culture. The Senior Employee Development Specialist will work with organizations to identify development needs and create innovative strategies to help build talent pipelines. Develops and delivers virtual and in-person training, presentations, rotation programs and tools to create a variety of channels for skill development. Serves as a subject matter expert in employee development Â for the university community.
Identifies individual and team development opportunities by defining, developing, implementing, and evaluating development strategies and programs that drive business goals and priorities.
Leads the creation and administration of coaching programs for the university. Manages vendors and programs in support of coaching offerings. Designs and facilitates annual coaching conference to grow USCâs coaching culture. Builds network of internal and external coaches and mentors. Provides one-on-one coaching to employees as part of their professional development. Designs and manages mentoring programs.
Designs leadership development programs for the university.
Identifies career paths within university job families and recommends pathway milestones (e.g., training programs, certifications, conferences). Conducts research and interviews and collaborates with internal clients.
Develops and delivers virtual and in-person learning, training, coaching, and mentoring opportunities. Designs and customizes training content and materials (e.g., facilitator guides, participant workbooks, presentations, and job aids).
Supports the design and delivery of the performance management process. Establishes a feedback mechanism to measure program effectiveness and continually improve the delivery of talent development.
Serves as subject matter expert resource for HR partners in the fields of employee development and performance management and communicates the value of lifelong learning of both conceptual and applied knowledge, for advancement.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.Â The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Bachelorâs degree in human resources, education, communications, business, psychology or other related fields.
5 yearsâ experience in human resources and/or learning and development.
Demonstrated expertise mapping career growth plans. Experience leveraging job family data to define job level capabilities.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, comfort with facilitation, and ability to exercise discretion with confidential information.
Ability to oversee concurrent projects with frequent interruptions, managing workloads effectively while prioritizing competing needs.
Excellent people skills, situational awareness and relationship-building abilities.
Demonstrated experience using and creating content for a learning management system
Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions with minimal supervision.
Expertise with Microsoft Office.
Masterâs degree in human resources, education, communications, business, psychology or other related fields.
Seven or more yearsâ experience in higher education and/or organizational change
International Coaching Federation (ICF) Credential.
Experience analyzing and selecting appropriate strategies, methodologies and technologies to support career pathing
Familiarity with key progression milestones (e.g., trainings, certifications).
Demonstrated project management skills with experience researching, designing, and sharing career growth pathways
Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions with minimal supervision.
Any of the following certifications: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) certification, Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification, Organization Development Certified Professional Program (ODCP) certification and/or similar (e.g., Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional/Senior Certified Professional [SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP], Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources [PHR/SPHR]), or ICF Coaching Certification.
The annual base salary range for this position is $87,735.52- $105,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USCâs Unifying Core Values: integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree OrBachelor's degree Human Resources OrBachelor's degree Education OrBachelor's degree Communication OrBachelor's degree Business Administration OrBachelor's degree Psychology OrBachelor's degree in related field(s)Minimum Experience: 5 years experience in human resources and/or learning and development.Minimum Skills: Experience leveraging job family data to define job level capabilities.Excellent written and oral communications skills, comfort with facilitation, and ability to exercise discretion with confidential information.Ability to oversee concurrent projects with frequent interruptions, managing workloads effectively while prioritizing competing needs.Excellent people skills, situational awareness and relationship-building abilities.Demonstrated experience using and creating content for a learning management system.Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions with minimal supervision.Expertise with Microsoft Office.Preferred Education: Master's degree OrMaster's degree Human Resources OrMaster's degree Education OrMaster's degree Communication OrMaster's degree Business Administration OrMaster's degree Psychology OrMaster's degree in related field(s)Preferred Experience: 7 years experience in higher education and/or organizational change.Preferred Skills: Experience analyzing and selecting appropriate strategies, methodologies and technologies to support career pathing.Familiarity with key progression milestones (e.g., trainings, certifications).Demonstrated project management skills with experience researching, designing, and sharing career growth pathways.Ability to use sound judgment in making decisions with minimal supervision.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.