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This position is eligible for a 80% remote/20% in-office flexible work option as outlined in NYSTRS’ Flexible Work Pilot Program.

The Assistant Director is part of the Enterprise Planning & Development (EPD) department, whose mission is to assist, support and deliver performance metrics, training, project management and portfolio prioritization services that enable NYSTRS to achieve its mission and vision.


• A Bachelor’s degree and
• 5 years of relevant professional experience
• An advanced degree may substitute for 1 year of professional experience


Demonstrated skills and abilities in:
· Designing and implementing effective training and development plans at the individual and organizational level
· Traditional and modern training processes
· Strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to give trainings and/or presentations to large groups of people
· Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, employees, management, executives)
· Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
· Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
· Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment
· A self-starter with a demonstrated willingness to learn new skills
· Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills
· Strategic and creative mindset
· Commitment to providing exceptional customer service
· Detail oriented with excellent follow-up practices
· Proficiency in MS Office suite


The Assistant Director of Enterprise Planning & Development reports to the Director of Enterprise Planning and Development. The Assistant Director will provide day-to-day oversight of the Enterprise Training & Development and Performance Measures units and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
· Spearheading the design, development, and implementation of an organizational-wide Training & Development strategy to successfully transform the learning experience for all employees, support the employee experience, and build a culture of continuous learning.
· Analyzing and assessing training needs on an ongoing basis to meet System and program initiatives.
· Developing and implementing training programs to advance skills of staff while providing a consistent training experience across the organization.
· Integrate with Human Resources to collaborate on development plans tied to succession planning programs
· Providing guidance and support to improve NYSTRS’ training and delivery. This includes regular research into adult education best practices and innovative service delivery to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
· Collaborating with department and key stakeholders on critical learning and development initiatives
· Ensuring that the design and delivery of training include consideration for varied learning styles and makes accommodations for inclusion for learners with disability.
· Designing learning solutions that include a blended approach to learning such as classroom training, e-learning, coaching, and experiential learning.
· Working closely with Human Resources and DEI to develop strategies to drive employee engagement, belonging and leadership.
· Build culture and employee engagement through recognition & rewards programs and other engagement activities
· Review analyze and assesses program utilization and employee feedback
· Create internal communications, events and programs materials
· Leading an organization-wide process documentation strategy to enhance employee training and skill development
· Working with Executives and Management to develop and monitor performance measures and initiatives
· Train, motivate and evaluate EPD personnel, including ensuring that staff understands how their role and work contributes to achieving organizational goals

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