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ABOUT THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION
The American Council on Education (ACE) is the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities. ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practices. With a diverse base of member institutions, ACE represents nearly 1,700 college and university presidents and executives, serving as the only major higher education association to represent all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions. ACE’s mission includes serving 280 minority serving institutions, 25,000 higher education professionals, and 7.7 million students enrolled in colleges and universities. ACE membership extends to all 50 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and 21 other countries.
The People Team at ACE is currently seeking a dynamic and professional Senior Director to join their ranks. This role will encompass various aspects of human resources, with a primary focus on talent management and the full employee life cycle, including selection and recruiting, learning and development, policy and compliance, employee engagement and retention, performance management, and organizational development. The position will report to the Chief People and Culture Officer with at least one direct report.
A FEW ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Director, People Team will oversee and coordinate the human resources function within ACE, encompassing the entire employee life cycle, including talent management, policy development and implementation, transformational change management, organizational capability building, business partnering, and leadership responsibilities.
- Ensure appropriate sourcing, selection and recruiting practices for all ACE positions.
- Uphold engagement and retention efforts through learning and organizational development.
Policy Development & Risk Management Implementation
- Develop functional or operational policies and frameworks for the assigned area, including procedures, and ensure their successful implementation.
- Ensure compliance with all applicable labor laws, regulations, and internal policies, and mitigate HR-related risks.
Transformational Change Management
- Manage projects or significant workstreams as part of a transformational change program, ensuring integration with related projects.
- Utilize structured change management methodologies to foster acceptance of change and instill desired culture and behaviors.
Organizational Capability Building
- Leverage ACE’s formal development framework to identify individual development needs within the team.
- Plan and execute actions to enhance professional capabilities, including participation in programs such as the Manager to Leader Success Program, Performance Management, Skillsoft/Percipio Training, and Leadership Excellence Program.
Business Partnering and Leadership Responsibilities
- Collaborate closely with department leaders and stakeholders to understand their needs, address concerns, and provide guidance on people-related matters.
- Demonstrate leadership vertically and laterally, collaborating with the executives and employees.
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Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where equity, diversity, inclusion & justice (EDIJ) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize EDIJ and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.