Monday, 19 May 2014

New York University Abu Dhabi Jobs; Learning and Development Specialist - Human Resources

Job Title:    Learning and Development Specialist - Human Resources
Job Ref:    AD0000100069
Job Number:    AD0000100069
Location:    Abu Dhabi, UAE
Employer:    New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

Job Overview:
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an accomplished Learning and Development Specialist who will report to the Assistant Director, Learning & Organizational Development.  They will be responsible for the design, coordination and delivery of learning programs in support of University strategies and individual Professional Development, through a variety of delivery methods including eLearning.

The Learning and Development Specialist will be required to contribute to the design, development and implementation of frameworks for Talent Management, Career Development, Performance Management, Learning and Organizational Development.  They will also be required to oversee the work of internal SMEs and external vendors, including the management of relationships, along with evaluating and assuring the quality.  It will also be critical that the Specialist assists in the encouragement of participation and measure the impact of learning opportunities across the NYUAD professional community.

Additionally they will be required to contribute to management and administration of all Learning and Organizational Development activities.

Job Duties:
  •     Coordinate, facilitate and deliver training programs and group discussions on various topics such as frontline leadership, leadership development, change management, and performance management
  •     Design, deliver and evaluate instructor led training and development solutions to enhance leadership, managerial and professional staff effectiveness in compliance with university policies and guidelines
  •     Prepare communications and announcements for learning programs
  •     Manage annual performance review program, train and support managers to conduct performance evaluations and determine competences
  •     Provide guidance for employees regarding long-term role and career development to ensure they have tools, resources, support, and training required to enhance their job performance and advance their careers
  •     Ensure individual development plans are followed-up and appropriate individual performance assessment is created
  •     Create and deliver talent development and employee engagement programs, while undertaking OD interventions and recommending solutions to address any gaps
  •     Support talent development programs for Emirati nationals, as well as ensuring Emirati retention by providing programs that support their engagement
  •     Partner with Recruitment Team on Emirati recruitment and manage Career Development Planning process
  •     Communicate with and manage vendor relationships for external providers

Education Requirements

  •     Master’s degree in Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology or related field

Experience Requirements

  •     Minimum 5 years' of professional level experience, in a learning and development role educating adult learners
  •     In-depth expertise and demonstrated ongoing interest in adult learning and measurable performance improvemen
  •     Consulting and listening skills
  •     Advanced facilitation skills
  •     Ability to think critically and creatively
  •     Ability to see areas for continuous improvement and organizational development solutions
  •     Track record in delivering behavior change strategies with measurable results
  •     Organized, efficient, and able to collaboratively communicate and function in an academic environment across functions and all levels
  •     Excellent English writing, editing, and interpersonal skills
  •     Experience with LMS or other data management systems and eLearning stystems

  •     Knowledge of higher education programs and processes
  •     Ability to plan and develop scripts for training, and create eLearning courses

Deadline Date: 31/05/2014

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