Assistant Director, Team Development

Requisition # 2020-11446
Date Posted 2 months ago(1/31/2020 10:25 AM)
Finance Administration
Human Resources
Full-Time / Part-Time


Recognizing that our people are our most important resource, the Office of Finance and Treasury (F&T) is committed to creating a Team Development framework that will support our mission, represent our values and instill a culture of service, trust, respect and partnership across the organization.


Under the direction of the Director for Finance Administration, the Assistant Director of Team Development will plan, implement, monitor and evaluate comprehensive employee development program for the Office of Finance & Treasury, a staff of approximately 145 FTEs. The Assistant Director works closely with F&T leadership team and the Office of Human Resources to facilitate the framework , organizational culture and processes to cultivate, evaluate, hire and retain a skilled diverse and inclusive work force in F&T. The Assistant Director is responsible for aligning human resource function across the division with special attention education and development with the goal of cultivating a culture of service, trust, respect and partnership across the division.


Components of the overall Finance and Team Talent Development framework include: assessment and planning, recruitment, performance management, rewards and recognition and professional development.  Priority activities include professional development, including leadership, management, and technical skill development, and performance management including review of competencies, ratings scales, and continuous feedback.


The Office of Finance & Treasury actively searches for staff members of exceptional ability and promise who share in Princeton University's commitment to excellence, and who present a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. We offer varied professional opportunities spanning all aspects of financial management, analysis, and processing in support of the teaching and research mission. As part of the University community, we respect the dignity and individuality of each member while trying to foster a sense of shared experience and common purpose. We are unwavering in our commitment to both diversity and community and embrace the variety of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives of all of our colleagues.


Design and implement division-wide and position specific professional development planning:

  • Cultivate and champion culture of continuous learning
  • Develop a new manager onboarding and curriculum
  • Develop a new employee (individual-contributor) curriculum
  • Develop a leadership development curriculum
  • Create and manage Individual Development Plans in concert with management team
  • Plan, implement and evaluate professional development activities and plans
  • Maintain relationship with stakeholders across the division to create customized learning opportunities


Oversee division-wide Performance Management program:

  • Lead, review and update of annual performance review process
  • Align performance review process with review of core competencies
  • Cultivate a culture of giving and receiving feedback
  • Periodically review division job classifications
  • Provide training to managers on performance management cycle and giving feedback
  • Provide training to staff on receiving feedback
  • Coordinate review process with goal-setting activities
  • Explore and develop implementation plan for 360 feedback


Oversee and coordinate division recruitment and staffing efforts

  • Work with HR colleagues to expand candidate pools for open positions
  • Advise hiring managers on interviewing and selection best processes
  • Facilitate job description review, grading, and posting process
  • Support hiring managers in the development of search plans


Oversee Other Talent Development Activities

  • Serve as key contributor and guide to Diversity and Inclusion planning and activities.
  • Manage division Tiger and Spot awards as well as other rewards and recognition opportunities



Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7-10 years or more of related work experience leading team development across a large group
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated record of success in building culture and leading staff development initiatives
  • Exceptional communication skills: writing; public presentation; facilitation
  • Strategic planning and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to energetically handle multiple assignments and respond quickly to changing organizational needs and priorities
  • Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and with others, with high personal standards representative of Princeton University's commitment to excellence.
  • Solid decision-making skills, proactive problem-solving skills, and outstanding judgment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications


Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in organizational development, human resources or related field
  • Knowledge of human resources practices and/or human resources certifications
  • Higher Education experience.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 070

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required



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