Director, Talent Development

Hillel International | Washington, DC, United States

Posted Date 6/21/2022

Director of Talent Development

Hillel International

Role Overview

Are you passionate about investing in Hillel professionals’ growth, development, advancement and fulfillment?  Do you have experience implementing engaging and effective adult learning experiences?  Are you deeply familiar with the myriad of skills that Hillel professionals need to excel in their work?  Are you passionate about Hillel’s mission and developing the pipeline of future Jewish professional leadership more broadly?  Are you a creative, innovative thinker who can imagine and reimagine programs, with a commitment to continual improvement?  Can you bring an ambitious vision to life while ensuring that the details of implementation are executed with excellence?  Are you a collaborative team player who can integrate various points of view while effectively stewarding a project towards completion?  Then we invite you to apply to be the director of Hillel’s signature professional development & onboarding experiences, Director of Talent Development

[Hillel U is a best-in-field professional development initiative that serves the 1,200 Hillel professionals around the world.  As we approach year 7 of this initiative, we’re looking to build upon our success and develop a competency based learning experience providing skill development & growth within a cohort based experience.  Individualized learning plans through a multi-year strategy. Hillel U is our greatest asset for retention and a compelling advantage in recruitment. The Director of Talent Development reports to the VP of Talent & Leadership Development as senior leadership on the team responsible for Talent Acquisition, Executive Talent Development, Volunteer Leadership Development, our Springboard Fellowship and IACT Initiative.]

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee conceptualization and implementation of all Hillel U content. Ensure diverse and relevant offerings are delivered with excellence and are responsive to the rapidly evolving needs of professionals at various levels and roles across Hillel. **Strategic Plan goal: Engage 90% of Hillel pros in professional development each year, elevating their role-based skills and competencies
  • Design, implement, and oversee the comprehensive year-round onboarding program for new professionals, which includes New Professionals Institute, year-round cohort-based learning, online Core Foundations courses, and other supports.  Work collaboratively across Hillel International to develop content, train facilitators, and build experiences. 
  • Oversee continual improvement and implementation of signature in-depth blended learning experiences including the Kaplan Supervisory Leadership Program, Fundraising Intensive, MasterClasses, and key new trainings related to DEI, contemporary antisemitism and Gen Z.  Over time, adapt signature courses to changing needs, and create new signature programs to respond to needs in the field. **Strategic Plan goal: Train 65% of Hillel pros in signature courses including in the priority areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, mental health and wellness interventions and Jewish and Israel education
  • Develop NEW cohort experiences for all professionals including engagement/relationship building, continuing education, and immersive experiences.
  • Design and execute appropriate evaluation plans for all programs to support continual improvement of programs delivered.
  • In partnership with the Talent & Leadership Development team, ensure professional’s experiences are high quality and consistent from recruitment through retention.
  • In partnership with the Advancement team, identify funding opportunities, draft grant requests and prepare funding reports as needed.
  • In partnership with the Conference & Events Team and committee, play lead program role in the design and implementation of Hillel International’s General Assembly.

What you’re great at:

  • Experience in adult learning program design, development and implementation;
  • Cultivating talent to enable professionals to reach their maximum potential while enhancing the organizations they serve;
  • Project management skills: Build plans and coordinate colleagues and partners using clear objectives, milestones, and metrics;
  • Ability to cultivate strong relationships and work collaboratively;
  • Juggling multiple projects and priorities in a complex environment;
  • Working at a vision and design level while simultaneously managing logistics with a careful eye for detail.

What you bring to the job:

  • Familiarity with the Hillel field and an understanding of the diversity of skills needed by Hillel professionals to excel in their work;
  • Experience in professional development and/or other adult learning program design, development and implementation preferably on a national scale;
  • Excellent written, editorial and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven program management skills: Build plans and supervise people using clear objectives, milestones, and metrics;
  • Proven ability to assess the impact of learning initiatives around defined learning outcomes, and iterating based on data;
  • Experience juggling multiple projects and priorities in a complex environment; comfort with ambiguity and flexibility to adapt to a changing team;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a drive to continually improve programs and services;
  • A passion for enabling professionals to reach their maximum potential while enhancing the organizations they serve;
  • Ability to work with excellence at both the conceptual and detailed implementation levels required for program execution;
  • A bias for action and excellence;
  • Excitement for Hillel's mission to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and Hillel’s pluralistic approach to Jewish life and engagement;
  • Willingness to travel, primarily to run programs and also for occasional other needs
  • BA required; Masters preferred in management, education, instructional design, or related field, as is 10+ years of professional experience, preference for the Jewish non profit sector.

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Knowledge that your work will create positive ripple effects in the lives of Hillel professionals, the thousands of students they touch, and the Jewish nonprofit sector;
  • Direct service, high level strategy, tons of collaboration and major impact.
  • An exciting job with room to create and grow yourself, too.
  • Amazing, smart, dedicated, fun colleagues on the Talent & Leadership Development team, across Hillel International, and through the Hillel movement;
  • Flexible work hours and location.
  • Periodic travel to conferences, campuses, and communities.
  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary for this role is $105,000-$120,000.

Hiring Process & Timeline

  • Applications are due on Thursday, July 7 by 5pm PT.
  • Screening Interviews will begin Tuesday, July 5th for candidates that are not well known to us.
  • The formal interview process (1st & 2nd round interviews, committee interview, and final approval(s) will begin on Friday, July 8 and end by Tuesday, July 26.  Our intention is to have someone begin in a full time capacity by August 15, 2022.

Current Hillel professionals may apply, and if a current Hillel professional is the finalist, we will work with you and your campus to navigate a smooth transition on a mutually agreeable timeline.  If the finalist is a current Hillel professional, we are prepared to apply a flexible full time start date to the timeline above, share time and resources leading up to the full-time start date, and are open to considering other options that best support your campus, while working towards filling this important role for the Hillel Movement as a whole.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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