Assistant Director Talent Management

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Business & Professional Services

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Department’s mission is to offer temporary economic assistance, work opportunities and protective services to improve the lives of Tennesseans.   Our vision is to be a leader in effectively partnering with human service customers in establishing or re-establishing self-sufficiency to create a better quality of life.

The Office of Talent Management – Learning & Development (TMLD) consists of 70 Learning and Talent specialists. Talent Management leadership works closely with the Executive Leadership Team to ensure that we attract, recruit, develop and retain superior talent to create a high performing workforce.  Our learning and talent strategy supports all aspects of talent alluded to in the agency strategic goals and key initiatives. Our learning initiatives are focused on ensuring the ongoing development of skills and abilities of our Program and Support staff in their quest to meet the needs of our customers—2 million citizens of the state of Tennessee.  Key aspects of our work are Talent Reviews and ultimate succession planning to be accomplished through strategic leadership development activities and established leadership academies.  We are searching for a candidate who can assist us in effective marketing, sourcing and selection processes—who can build and maintain strong relationships with divisional hiring managers and their teams. This individual will also support all other aspects of Talent Management to include Learning. This position reports to the Director Talent Management – Learning & Development.  

Position Responsibilities:

§  Primary responsibility for Talent Acquisition (Recruiting) at the preferred and executive service levels to create, implement, and support creative strategies to proactively build an ongoing pipeline of diverse talent. This individual will work collaboratively with the agency’s HR Team.

§  Development and implementation of a recruitment process learning model for hiring managers

§  Support divisional managers using a consultative approach in areas of recruiting and talent related organizational needs

§  Determine process improvement for high turnover areas

§  Oversight for determining appropriate data and data processes for assessing talent and learning opportunities and decision making

§  Direct management and supervision of the Administrative and Learning Production Staff

§  Support the existing implementation of our Career Development and Mentoring processes

§  Assist Director in monthly reporting and monitoring

§  Assist Director in driving Talent and Learning Strategy

§  Active involvement in Learning and Development metrics

Position Requirements

Position Requirements:

§  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in HR, Business, Instructional Design, Adult Education or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred

§  5+ years’ experience in  Talent Acquisition is highly preferred to include outstanding experience in recruiting best practices and roles supporting hiring managers using a consultative approach

§  5+ years previous experience in Learning and Development and  familiarity with contemporary adult learning practices preferred

§  Proven facilitation and Organization Development  (OD)skills

Required Competencies:

§  Strategic Mindset

§  Customer Focus

§  Cultivates Innovation

§  Optimizes Work Processes

§  Drives for Results

§  Interpersonal Savvy

§  Communicates Effectively


Information regarding State of Tennessee benefits:


§ Target Salary: $67,000 - annually.  The directly related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the selected candidate will determine the actual salary offer.


Applicants may be subject to background check.  


This position is not designated with flexible work options.


This position is not currently designated AWS- Alternative Workplace Solution. Any position, however, could ultimately be designated as (AWS), work from home, mobile work or free address.


Pursuant to the state of Tennessee’s policy of non-discrimination, The Tennessee Department of Human Services does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, creed, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or military services—in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs, services or activities.

Application Instructions

How to Apply:

§ Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your related experience to by January 04, 2019. All email submissions must include in the subject line: Assistant Director Talent Management

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