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Talent Management Administrator

State of Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee 37243
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute in a significant way to a fast paced, cutting edge talent management organization? We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, experienced executive level individual to lead strategic talent management practices in a public sector environment. Who we are and what we do:

Strategic Learning Solutions (SLS) consults and partners with agency leaders to create a customized learning strategy that develops and sustains a high performing workforce that aligns with the state’s vision for education and workforce development.


SLS is charged with assisting agencies in developing and retaining top talent by building a continuous learning culture that equips employees, supervisors, and leaders with the tools needed to excel in their roles. SLS is responsible for all non-technical employee learning and development, leadership development, talent management and succession planning strategies designed to support an agile and high performing workforce to achieve the state’s strategic business goals and objectives.

How you make a difference in this role:


This is a compelling opportunity for a number of reasons. First, although talent management is relatively new to the State of Tennessee, Strategic Learning Solutions is recognized nationally as a leader in learning and leadership development in the public and private sectors. Second, the role of Administrator is designed to lead transformational learning for the largest employer in the state. Third, as an executive level leader, the Administrator serves as a trusted advisor to the State Chief Learning Officer and as a member of the senior leadership team. Finally, this role has the ability to influence the strategic direction of learning and development enterprise wide, driving the Commissioner’s vision of becoming an employer of choice by recruiting, retaining, and rewarding top talent.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Administers the state’s talent management strategy for specified departments to improve departmental processes and create a high performing workforce; executes all state and departmental talent management initiatives including assessment, succession planning and management, talent pipelines, high potential identification, performance coaching, mentoring, competency modeling and integration, onboarding, and workforce planning. 


  • Systemically analyzes department and current workforce culture to identify gaps and departmental talent management needs; partners with executive/senior leaders and agency HR directors in implementing organizational development tools to meet the needs of departments and address  identified talent gaps; ensures alignment of these initiatives with the vision of the Governor, the department’s mission, vision and values, as well as core competencies; educates departmental leaders on the use of the state’s talent review process and the nine-box matrix; and provides consultation in developing an agency-specific leadership program.


  • Collaborates with specified departmental leadership, including the HR Director, to utilize the state’s talent management initiatives to create a workplace culture that is positive, progressive, and high performing.


  •  Assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate professional and other talent management staff and their work; makes recommendations and decisions on human resources actions such as employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, retention, and performance increases; gives guidance and advice to subordinates. 


  • Assists the Chief Learning Officer in implementing talent management, strategic business planning, workforce development, and succession planning discussions and strategies with designated department executive leadership.





A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university complimented by a Master’s Degree in Education, Organization Development, Human Resource Development, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Public Administration, or Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management 

  • A SPHR/PHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-HR-SCP, or a CPLP certification is highly preferred.


Required Experience:

A minimum of five years of executive level experience in overseeing talent management practices in an organization with senior and executive level leaders

Extensive experience leading Director level staff and creating high performing teams


Please submit your resume to by October 1, 2017.


Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the State of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities

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