We seek a strategic human resources leader who is energized by the opportunity to develop a transformative HR function for a US Department of Energy research laboratory, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL), a national center for fusion energy research managed by Princeton University. In addition to managing the HR function for the staff at PPPL, this unique position provides leadership and guidance on building an integrated talent management agenda across the entire University. In this shared role, the executive director builds a strong partnership between PPPL and Princeton’s centralized Office of Human Resource (OHR) and has as a dual reporting relationship.
The executive director of human resources and organizational development (ED) is a seasoned professional passionate about driving HR strategy and fostering a culture to enable all employees to do meaningful, impactful work at the highest possible level in an inclusive environment in support of both the PPPL and University’s mission.
The executive director is a valued member of the PPPL leadership team and partners with senior executives to drive Lab-wide operational and resource planning for optimizing organizational effectiveness and performance. To be successful, the ED must be able to drive culture and behavior change, collaborate and influence a diverse group of clients, fully understand the business needs, drivers, strategies, goals, and expectations of units in PPPL and adeptly work with partners. This position coordinates closely with the Department of Energy (DOE) representatives, managing expectations and communicating information to DOE and PPPL stakeholders with a goal of building a highly efficient and effective workforce.
The ED is expected to demonstrate progressive management values and standards, supporting the development of and providing a sense of shared direction and purpose for the human resources staff. ED leads the staff in the delivery of comprehensive HR services in alignment with the strategies and mission of the University’s OHR.
As the University organizational development leader, the ED is the University’s central resource for collaborating with campus partners to build integration across traditional HR functions in support of Princeton’s mission. This role connects employment brand, recruiting, behavioral interviewing, competency building, on-boarding, performance management, resource planning, professional development planning, learning programs, leadership development, rewards and recognition, career pathing, identification methods for strong internal talent, and change management.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to establishing practices and implementing tools to assess and plan around performance and potential, driving a process for understanding the employee experience, providing support for organizational design, implementing a framework for the full talent lifecycle, and designing/communicating a change management model, all for use across main campus and PPPL.
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