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Talent Manager

Western Technical College
Job Location:
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Human Resources

Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all co-workers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn, dedicated to serving students, and committed to the principles of equity and social justice. Western believes that serving the full breadth of our student and co-worker populations requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. We recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination and are committed to counteracting these biases and eliminating the effects they have had on our students, co-workers, and communities. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching, learning, social justice and equity, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

The Talent Manager is responsible for planning, creation, coordination, implementation and evaluation of professional development opportunities. This position works with the Associate Director of Talent, Retention and Employee Relations to ensure successful execution of professional development program for all employees 

Essential Functions:

1. Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect. Regular attendance is required.

2. Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department. 

3. Student Success is the cornerstone of Western's culture and the college may assign employees as needed to other areas or additional duties to foster this success.

4. Maintain Professional Development Process - Supporting Action/Task May Include:

  • Direct staff that support day-to-day professional development activities.
  • Assist with College Professional Development procedures and recommend policy change.
  • Assist with developing learning opportunities and conduct staff development trainings
  • Provide oversight and guidance to employees in developing long-term professional growth plans and working with supervisors to support departmental and unit-wide development goals.
  • Build and maintain professional development calendar in coordination with development staff
  • Prepare training materials as needed
  • Identify learning strategies for employees
  • Conduct needs assessment for development opportunities

5. Provide Training and Assistance in Facilitation - Supporting Action/Task May Include:

  • Assist with the design, coordination and facilitation of Leadership Forum meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with the President or designee to plan and deliver College Days, convene work groups as needed
  • Plan, Develop and Facilitate New Employee Orientation
  • Assist with participation in annual development opportunities
  • Facilitate and coordinate Western READS program and develop other opportunities for establishing learning communities within the college.
  • Provide leadership and new manager training and support as needed 

6. Human Resources Liaison Work- Supporting Action/Task May Include:

  • Serve on internal and external committees to support professional development and equity initiatives.
  • Serve and lead various hiring teams as needed.
  • Assist in developing and conducting employee probation and professional review process.
  • Review, track and analyze qualitative and qualitative employee data to provide input to policy, process, and strategic initiatives.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in related field with 3 years occupational OR
  • Education in related field combined with related occupational experience totaling 7 years OR
  • Related occupational experience totaling 7 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Special Instructions/About Western:

This position reports to: Associate Director of Talent, Retention and Employee Relations

Starting annual salary range based on education and experience: $60,443 - $78,577

This position would include competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, WRS, Employee Wellness Programs and more.

Applicant review will begin: July 5, 2022

Start Date of: August/September 2022

Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)

Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator

Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer at (608)785-9274.

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