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Division of Administration and Human Resources

Reports to

Vice President of Administration and Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer

Application Due

Open Until Filled


Full Time

Job Summary

The Manager of Talent and Culture will be the “Culture Champion” for the University. This individual will be the guiding force behind instituting and managing the Division Pillar of the Strategic Plan – Culture of Excellence: “Driving an institutional climate of proficiency, respect, and workplace collaboration to foster a sense of community and pride”. The Manager will work directly with the Vice President of Administration and Human Resources and HR Staff to help employees continually develop professionally and contribute in a high-performing environment. Responsible for providing leadership and programming to foster a collaborative and inclusive culture at Wilberforce University. Accountable for developing and implementing strategies and programs to promote employee engagement and participation. Monitor division performance against the teams current KPI’s and reevaluate and assess those KPI’s.


The Manager will also be responsible for managing the full cycle recruiting process to meet the university’s hiring and retention needs. Responsible for developing and administering programs to attract and retain top talent.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Talent and Staff Development· Develop a culture of coaching and professional development with leadership and managers to assess individual, team and organizational development needs and conduct or procure specific trainings, assessments and/or workshops.· Build a talent pipeline strategy by partnering with local organizations and educational institutions.· Design and implement inclusive recruitment and selection processes and evaluation systems that drive professional growth.· Develop and implement all new hire onboarding programming to ensure that staff members are effective and efficient in their jobs, and that they gain a broad knowledge of the University, its culture and the community we serve. 



    Culture and Employee Engagement

    · In partnership with the CHRO, lead efforts to gather and understand staff input and create actionable steps to further improve our culture, creating an environment that fosters continual learning and staff who are engaged and energized by the work they do.

    · Create compelling, engaging initiatives and learning opportunities that help all staff members strive to be the best professional version of themselves.

    · Develop and organize campus-wide staff engagement events.


    Human Resources

    · Build trust with employees and be an active listener and effective solver of people issues under the direction of the CHRO.

    · Develop, implement, improve, and oversee a range of HR functions and processes related to the employment lifecycle.

    · Must become a “culture champion” among staff. Implement and lead programming that celebrates employees throughout the employment lifecycle.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • · Bachelor’s Degree required.· 8-10 plus years’of experience in a leadership role with considerable knowledge of principles and practices of the human resources field, including employee relations, recruitment and selection, training and development, and performance review processes.· Strategic, cross-functional thinker with a strong work ethic for action and implementation.· Proven ability to coach, celebrate and mentor individuals and teams with a high level of emotional intelligence.· Solid judgment, problem-solving aptitude, flexibility, creativity, diplomacy and appreciation for the University’s mission and values.· Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.

    · Demonstrated trustworthiness, credibility, discretion, and conflict resolution skills.

    · Make sound time management judgement in relation to prioritizing work and meeting deadlines.

    · Must be self-motivated and able to self-manage.

    · Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; attention to detail

    · Excellent organizational skills, time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

    · Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

    · Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.

    · Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

    · Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree.  The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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