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Director, Employee Engagement & Organizational Strategy

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas 76129
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Director, Employee Engagement & Organizational Strategy

Texas Christian University Human Resources seeks an experienced and innovative director to fill a new position, Director of Employee Engagement and Organizational Strategy. The director will lead the university's initiative for implementing leadership development – emerging through executive levels. In addition, the director will be an essential team member as TCU develops initiatives to support its strategic goal to strengthen our workforce.

TCU is nestled in the heart of the city—between quiet neighbors and bustling eateries. Fort Worth, Texas is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with a thriving and developing urban center, extensive green spaces and bike paths, excellent restaurant scene and a family friendly vibe. Where Horned Frogs play, live, work and shop!

Job Summary:

The Director, Employee Engagement & Organizational Strategy is responsible for assessing workforce engagement and organizational needs, designing and deploying various leadership and organizational development programs, tools and processes that facilitate improved engagement and organizational performance. The Director will consult with leadership, HR Business Partners and operational leaders to identify engagement, OD and training opportunities.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assesses employee engagement using various assessment tools including but not limited to surveys, focus groups, task forces, market-driven data and university data.
  2. Assesses organizational needs of operating, business and functional units.
  3. Assists with the provision of high performing, proven, demonstrated experts for session facilitation and group/individual coaching.
  4. Develops or administers talent assessments and reviews, identifies areas of improvement and consults with leaders for improved performance, and executes programs for strategic development of individuals and teams.
  5. Facilitates or participates in succession/workforce management assessments and analysis, consults with HR Business Partners and leaders on opportunities, summarizes and presents results; engages with university partners to recommend strategic initiatives for workplace planning.
  6. Identifies learning needs, works with leadership to develop or customize available programs, and facilitates or oversees the delivery of individual or team development programs.
  7. Provides guidance and consultation on engagement as well as learning and organizational development programs and processes.
  8. Develops and implements continuous improvement processes that support employees in contributing to the success of students.
  9. Leads business process redesign, implementation or an ongoing employee engagement survey and action planning, training and orientation initiatives.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Development or related field of study.
  • 8 plus years of training and training design/organizational design experience to include at least 2 plus years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience developing and implementing innovative employee engagement strategies.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Development or related field of study.

Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to Human Resources necessary to achieve compliance goals.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources departmental practices and processes.
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques.
  • Skill in components of Microsoft Office to include, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Skill in Microsoft Windows navigation.
  • Skill in leadership practices and techniques.
  • Skill in project management techniques and implementation.
  • Skill in oral and written communication techniques.
  • Skill in writing, developing presentations and presentation techniques; subject matter expert in development organizational curriculum; proven success with developing and delivering leadership development in programming in an organizational context.
  • Ability to review and make recommendations to improve and streamline processes.
  • Ability to train and lead staff.
  • Ability to design and implement programs.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to meet identified deadlines.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy; ability to evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and formulate and implement operational improvements.
  • Ability to work successfully as a member of a team serving a common goal.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

  • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
  • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
  • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
  • Lifting and moving objects and equipment.

Work Environment:

  • Work is a combination of indoor, sedentary work and work that requires movement, at times quick movement, around campus.
  • The work requires a flexible schedule, often occurring in the middle of the night.
  • This work requires the ability to drive a vehicle.


For a full list of all job requirements and to apply:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to
age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin,
disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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