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Job Standard for Culture and Talent, Director

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  2. The Job Overview, Level Scope, Minimum Qualifications and Essential Job Functions are specific to this job’s competencies and cannot be edited.
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    2. add key responsibilities to the 35% of the time, specific to your department needs,
    3. add a preferred qualifications section.

The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Culture and Talent, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75889
  • Pay Grade: P9
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Human Resources
  • Function: Organizational Development


This position performs as a culture transformation leader by assessing the culture and people initiatives to ensure alignment with the vision, mission and core values of the division and university.  Is responsible for creating and implementing culture and talent strategies designed to attract, develop, motivate and retain high performing and engaged employees.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of professional experience or equivalent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to think strategically and with exceptional skills in developing programs and processes that are comprehensible, achievable, and effective.
  • Ability to engage, educate, collaborate with and effectively lead talented, dedicated and diverse professionals.
  • Excellent analytic, problem solving skills Ability to foster a positive work environment with emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work fluidly between multiple skill sets, including but not limited to organizational development and training curriculum design.
  • Ability to perform needs assessments to analyze areas of strength and weakness.
  • Demonstrated ability to help leaders determine links between organizational culture, strategic initiatives, and employee engagement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to coach/advise employees and management through sensitive work-related issues to resolve conflict and seek workable solutions.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Culture and Talent, Director must:

  • Institutionalized traditions of the University to enrich the division/department identity to all individuals.
  • Oversees unit-specific human resource planning to ensure that the organizational structure appropriately supports the organizational goals.
  • Periodically reviews and updates the existing performance metrics of the employees and teams to ensure their alignment with the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with Human Resource Services for the continual review of the job descriptions, equitable salary structure, leveraging on internal and external talents to address possible talent gaps in the division.
  • Designs and implements succession planning and career development programs to attract, inspire, engage, and retain talent, collaborating with Human Resources Services where appropriate.
  • Uses data and analytics to enhance existing plans and create forward-looking efforts to continuously improve culture, people engagement and overall organizational effectiveness.
  • Provides leadership and support in designing progressive people, cultural, and organizational strategies and solutions that result in engaged employees, highly successful managers and leaders.
  • Assess unit-specific training needs; plan or participate in developing training course objectives; obtain training materials; present training/instruction to both groups and individuals; and evaluate training effectiveness.Collaborates with Human Resource Services to leverage university-wide to support unit goals.
  • Provides strategic leadership and guidance to the division/department leaders.
  • In collaboration with Human Resource Services, creates a venue for open communication around employee workloads, accountabilities, and performance measures in division/department

35% of Time the Culture and Talent, Director

Sample Text: Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Culture and Talent, Director

Sample Text: Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position is generally in a normal indoor office setting with minimal noise levels and may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials that weigh up to 15 pounds.

Travel Requirement

Some travel with overnight stay.

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.