Industry, Gov., Consulting
Director, Talent and Development
About the Organization
Cambridge Associates LLC was founded in the early 1970s to
assist nonprofit institutions with the investment of their
endowment assets. Today, we provide investment advisory,
outsourced portfolio solutions, research services and tools, and
performance monitoring to nearly 1,000 clients worldwide,
including nonprofits, private clients, pension plans,
government agencies, and sovereign wealth
funds. Cambridge Associates researches and advises
across all asset classes and strategies, including global equities,
bonds, real estate, venture capital, hedge funds, leveraged buyout
funds, oil and gas partnerships, and other types of
Cambridge Associates has a staff of more than 1,100
professionals based in eight offices located in Arlington, Beijing,
Boston, Dallas, London, Menlo Park, Singapore, and Sydney. We
select our employees with great emphasis on their potential to
become valuable members of a collegial, intelligent, and
hard-working team. More information can be found at www.CambridgeAssociates.com.
About the Job
The Director of Talent and Development will lead the design,
implementation, and evaluation of talent management and development
programs. This new role at Cambridge Associates will provide
substantial opportunity for both vision and execution as we further
develop the talent management function for our 1,100+ person
firm. This role will partner with business leaders and HR to
design and implement talent strategies, employee and leadership
development programs, compensation and evaluation programs, and
cultural / change leadership initiatives. These initiatives
will allow the company to improve business performance while
strengthening the organization for continued growth. This role will
be either Director or Senior Director level depending on experience
and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.
- Design, implement and lead a robust strategic talent and
development program for the firm, including on-the job learning
- Conduct needs assessments with senior leadership and key HR
leaders to understand and address organizational needs that will
influence the development of the overall learning strategy,
programs, and performance improvement solutions.
- Determine, manage and coordinate training resources (people and
budget) necessary for high quality program design and
- Design and execute strategies and tactics to develop deeper
talent pools among key positions across the
- Identify key metrics and provide analytics that inform
decision-making about talent development, engagement and retention
investments. Build business case based upon data to size and
target further investments.
- Act as a talent expert across the organization, staying current
on trends within talent management and employee engagement, sharing
best practices and key findings.
- Ensure programs and outcomes are aligned with business
objectives and goals.
- As an explicit part of the overall talent management platform,
architect and execute leadership programs to drive leadership
development and accountability across the organization.
- Refine the leadership model for Cambridge Associates.
- Design and implement development strategies for leaders and
high potential contributors.
- Partner with HR to align and continuously improve all
aspects of performance management and competency programs with
overall approach to learning and development, as well as cover the
goal setting, appraisal, and development planning
- Manage compensation program development. Determine what
is needed (people and budget) to support ongoing management of this
function in close collaboration with Finance team.
- Lead firmwide internal communication and engagement efforts,
ensuring employees have access to the information they need in
order to do their jobs effectively.
Over time, extend talent and employee development programs into
broader organizational development work for the firm. Design
programs with this end goal in mind.
We are seeking a candidate combining a range of experiences
including exposure to professional services environments, strong
project management and constituent management skills, excellent
written and verbal communication capabilities, and a high degree of
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working
independently to build and lead a
progressive talent and development function, ideally for a
professional services or financial services firm. Equivalent
of at least 8-10 years of experience in complex global
organizations with track record of success should include:
- Translating business strategies into critical talent and
workforce strategies / initiatives
- Improving talent and performance management practices
- Leading and driving organizational change initiatives from
assessment through implementation
- Managing multiple projects with extensive detail
- Effectively collaborating with senior leadership and HR team
members, and building and managing a team
BA/BS degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology,
Organization Development or related field expected. Advanced
degree preferred. Professional experience with related fields
like learning design a plus. The role requires travel on an