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Director of Talent Management

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Location: Dallas, TX

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Job Description

Job Summary:

The Director of Talent Management will work closely with the Chief Human Resources Officer to assess the organization's talent management practices and ensure they support the overall business plan and strategic direction of the University. He/she will be responsible for designing, implementing, and revising talent management programs and practices to better support the campus community. Talent Management includes, but is not inclusive to, attracting, recruiting, on-boarding, developing and retaining top talent as well as performance management and succession planning. This position will serve in a leadership role within the Human Resources department.

 The first year priorities will be on refinement of attracting, recruiting and developing talent. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker who can effectively assess organizational needs and recommend, design and implement programs to fill gaps in a way that supports the overall strategic plan and the culture of the organization.

Essential Functions:

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Development or a related degree is required for this role.

Eight (8) plus years of experience within HR is also required for this role, preferably serving in an HR leadership position.

Prior management experience is desired along with prior recruitment/talent management experience. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated experience in the areas of attracting, recruiting, onboarding and retaining talent as well as performance management. Higher Ed or Non Profit experience is desired along with experience with HR metrics. SPHR and/or SHRM-SCP-preferred.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. He/she should have a strong customer service focus and be a strategic thinker and problem solver. The candidate in this role must possess the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders at all levels.

The candidate should also be an effective time and project manager with a strong attention to detail. He or she should have strong change management capabilities with organizational and planning skills being key. A strong business acumen and focus on process and analytics are highly desirable. The candidate should have personal effectiveness and credibility.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

This position is open until filled.

TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.smu.jobs and select staff careers from the right-hand side menu to access the online application. You can also access the application directly here: https://smu.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=HUM00000012 

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