Feb 06, 2020

Organization and Talent Development Manager

  • College Track
  • Oakland, CA, USA
Full-time Human Resources Education

Job Description

About College Track

College Track is a national nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From ninth grade through college graduation, students access academic, financial, and social-emotional support along with one-on-one coaching, career exposure, and other holistic growth opportunities. Our uniquely seamless, 10-year commitment to students and individualized approach are the keys to our ongoing transformative impact: College Track students graduate from four-year colleges at double the rate of their low-income and first-generation peers; and, five years after graduation, 87% of alumni earn more than their parents.

Over more than 20 years, College Track has grown from a cohort of 25 students in a single East Palo Alto center to a network of 10 College Track centers across California, Colorado, New Orleans, and the D.C. Metro Area that now serve more than 3,200 students. With a disciplined approach to growth, we have increased the number of students we serve and continuously improved the quality and impact of the services we provide. By 2020, College Track will empower more than 3,650 students as they pursue four-year college degrees and celebrate 750 alumni rising in the workforce as models to their families, friends, and communities.

To learn more, please visit www.collegetrack.org

Our Impact

College Track students graduate from college at a rate that is more than double the national average for low-income and first-generation students. Five years out of college, our graduates are employed full-time, and over 85% report earnings greater than their parents. By helping our students maximize the value of their four-year college degree, which includes minimizing student loan debt, securing internships, and limiting the need to work while in college--we prepare them to succeed in the 21st century economy. 

Our Values

At College Track, our values drive the way we do our work, and we look for individuals who share our passion. We blend an entrepreneurial spirit with our nonprofit roots, cultivating a dynamic culture where everyone's contributions are valued and encouraged.

  • COMMITMENT: We have an unwavering belief in our students.
  • PASSION: We are dedicated to changing our nation’s college completion story.
  • JOY: We create environments rich with smiles and laughter.
  • AUTHENTICITY: We believe relationships matter.
  • EXCELLENCE: Our students deserve nothing but the best. 

Position Overview

 We are seeking a passionate, strategic, hands-on and results-driven Organization and Talent Development Manager who will manage, develop and implement programs and processes with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), including but not limited to, organizational design and effectiveness, succession planning, DEI planning and leadership development to achieve the long-term business strategy.  This role reports to the Director of Organization and Talent Development and will partner with key leaders across the organization to achieve results.  


Primary Responsibilities Include:

Organizational Design and Effectiveness

  • Lead the continuous evolution of the company’s core competencies, core values, and key performance measures utilizing engagement, culture initiatives, performance management, and change management.
  • Partner with internal key stakeholders to understand workforce requirements in terms of headcount & skills needed now and in the future
  • Facilitate processes to create new job profiles for key positions, and creation and implementation of new business processes and systems related to talent design.
  • Create and manage project plans and communications to ensure the successful execution of initiatives.


Succession Planning

  • Assess future workforce trends in collaboration with stakeholders; compile, analyze and report on talent and organization data, both qualitative and quantitative to surface needs and trends; provide customized solutions that support the achievement of business goals and objectives
  • Design, implement and facilitate the company’s talent review process to determine readiness of current workforce.
  • Design and deliver strategies to support individual development plans to accelerate high potential talent for critical roles.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Implement a multi-year DEI plan that is integrated into org-wide systems, processes, trainings and culture 


Leadership Development

  • Design, deliver and lead manager development initiatives for managers and develop solution specific learning programs and materials based on identified needs and priorities.


  • Support the creation, management and delivery of programs for career and high potential development.


Skills & Experience Required

 First and foremost, the Organization and Talent Development Manager must embrace the College Track vision of transforming low-income communities into places where college readiness and college graduation are the norms. S/he must embody and model College Track core values and model a deep commitment to improving education equity.


Additionally, candidates must possess the following qualifications:  

  • 5+years related professional experience with 3+ years of Organization Development, Organization Effectiveness, and/or Talent Management experience.
  • Ability to manage company-wide, large scale, complex projects on time, within budget and with agreed upon the effectiveness.
  • Proven experience developing strategic workforce programs; which include integrated talent management, organization structure & design, and workforce analytics that align the organization vision and drive business decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience with organizational development/workforce development assessment tools, methodology and evaluation techniques.
  • Strong knowledge and design skills in change management, organizational design, systems thinking, strategic communications, consultative skills, team dynamics, and coaching.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing management effectiveness learning strategies, initiatives, and programs for people managers at all levels.
  • Proven ability to compile and analyze large data sets and present actionable plans.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office, including skills with Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint with advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and present across all levels of the organization; must be able to clearly articulate complex ideas both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to build professional relationships with organizational development and cross-functional teams while facilitating a collaborative environment; ability to influence the execution of programs.
  • Organized, self-motivated, and capable of working in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated creativity when addressing challenging situations with limited resources
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree. Master's Degree, PHR/ SPHR certificate or any other advanced education/ training in the HR field preferred.
  • Have experience working in launch, growth and/or transition phases of organizations 

Compensation & Benefits 

College Track offers a competitive salary based on the organization’s compensation philosophy, which is grounded in market data. We also offer comprehensive health & welfare benefits and top of the market paid time off.

To Apply

Please upload a resume and a thoughtful cover letter with your application. We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.  

College Track is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. College Track does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 

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