Associate Director, Leadership and Staff Development

Connecticut, United States
03 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Associate Director is anticipated to be responsible for leadership and staff development programs for approximately 2,200 clinical faculty and clinical professionals, 1,500 C&T staff and 1,100 M&P staff within the Yale School of Medicine. This position is responsible for developing the strategic roadmap and executing the development and delivery of such programs as new employee orientation, team development, leading teams, coaching, and conflict management to name a few. This position is also responsible for partnering with Human Resources to deliver appropriate training to transition the Yale Medicine workforce to Post-Covid19 specific behaviors and operations requirements including work from home policies/procedures, leading and managing remote teams, and change management. This position will direct and lead a team of leadership and staff development consultants, and other cross-functional training resources who deliver employee engagement and staff development programs in the ambulatory areas within and supporting the YM organization.

Please upload samples of strategy documents and learning program materials that you authored as an attachment with your application.

Essential Duties

1. Directs, monitors, and assesses needs and directs the application of resources of an administrative University office dealing with one or more major functional areas. 2. Directs and implements solutions to problems that are routine to complex in nature and that affect multiple functional areas of responsibility. 3. Plans and/or participates in planning University activities on a long-term basis to comply with University goals and objectives. 4. Establishes and implements consistent university-wide policies in multiple functional areas of responsibility. 5. Ensures that University office policies and procedures are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. 6. Develops and monitors goals and objectives for managerial and professional staff in compliance with University strategies. 7. Directs a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and seven years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to supervise and manage cross-functional teams, and direct reports on a daily basis.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to direct, delegate and work with leadership, a staff development team, managers and business unit leaders on enterprise level initiatives and projects.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to strategically develop and design in-person, virtual, and blended learning programs using a variety of instructional design principles to capture a wide range of learning styles.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong attention to detail and outstanding self-initiative, personal accountability, and follow through.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Well-developed verbal, written, presentation, facilitation and communication skills with the proven ability to deliver exceptional service to all internal and external customers.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s degree in adult education, instructional design, organizational development, human resources, or related field.​ Experience managing technical trainers. Certifications in coaching, multi-rater assessment tools, and other leadership / learning philosophies. Previous experience working in hospital and healthcare environments.

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Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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