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Harvard University Training Manager II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

58377BRAuto req ID:58377BRJob Code:HR0059 Training Manager II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Director, Talent MobilitySub-Unit:Harvard Human Resources Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's degree in relevant field.

  • Experience with instructional design principles, adult learning theory, and designing and delivering learning solutions

  • Strong knowledge of HR operations and administration and social networking methods

  • Aptitude for advanced Excel skills preferred

Additional Relevant Requirements:

  • Experience in talent planning and identification in a large organization preferred.

  • Working knowledge of HR talent management, acquisition, talent development, competency modeling, succession management

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, facilitating and rolling up talent identification, reviews and assessments.

  • Familiarity with optimizing talent management systems and tools.

  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring internal mobility strategies support diverse and inclusive mobility at all levels

  • Ability to cultivate strong professional collaborative partnerships in a large complex organization.

  • Planning, time management, communication, decision-making, and influencing skills are essential.

  • Able to work independently on complex projects with complete latitude for independent decision making while also operating collaboratively on a team.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information.

Additional Information:Please note that Harvard University cannot provide Visa Sponsorship or Work Authorization for this position.


Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

Learning/Development: Harvard's Center for Workplace Development supports employee development by offering a variety of complimentary career, professional development, and leadership classes and programs.

Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.


All Harvard community members must comply with the University’s health and safety guidelines and protocols, including but not limited those related to COVID-19, such as testing, masking, distancing, etc. Additionally, Harvard requires COVID vaccination and reporting of vaccination status for all Harvard community members. You may claim exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Note that unvaccinated individuals are subject to additional public health measures (e.g., more frequent testing, more stringent masking, etc.) above and beyond what is required of vaccinated individuals. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions is available on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:


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Harvard Human Resources is committed to enabling Harvard’s world changing mission through inclusive excellence in Human Resources practices. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard’s mission.

Department:Center for Workplace DevelopmentPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:This is a full-time exempt positionJob Function:Human Resources Position Description:

  • Working closely with the Director, manage the design and development of an internal mobility talent strategy, including developing talent assessment processes across the university.

  • Consult and partner with schools/units to support local talent strategies, identifying high potential talent to create a diverse internal pipeline of talent and support talent planning for critical leadership roles, providing processes, tools, and resources as needed.

  • Partner across CWD and HHR teams to integrate learning and development and talent acquisition initiatives that support and align with dynamic work strategies and career development efforts.

  • Determine criteria for measuring the overall health and quality of the university's bench strength and talent pipeline for critical functions.

  • With workforce analytics colleagues, analyze and identify critical internal mobility metrics, including insights about the potential or readiness of the essential roles and the leadership pipeline.

  • Working with career development colleagues, provide guidance and subject matter expertise regarding the development and implementation of competency-based career management frameworks for employees at all levels that support internal mobility.

  • Present and report on internal mobility progression to critical stakeholders, making necessary recommendations.

  • Stay abreast of workforce talent mobility best practices through active reading, research, and professional relationships and networking; share knowledge with the HR community as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

School/Unit:University Administration EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Harvard Human Resources is currently developing hybrid workplace models which actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. Furthermore, individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

Job Summary:

The Career Development and Talent Mobility (CDTM) office is Harvard's central strategic arm that designs, develops, and implements inclusive university-wide best practices around the career growth and development of talent at all levels of the organization. In close partnership with the HR Deans and Directors of all schools and units, the Assistant Director, Talent Mobility is responsible for the strategic development, oversight, and execution of initiatives that foster/support internal mobility at all staff levels in the university. The position reports to the Director, Career Development and Talent Mobility.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.