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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Director, Strategic Talent Partner - Central in Shawnee Mission, Kansas


How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


As part of a mission centric, locally delivered and nationally powered organization the Director, Strategic Talent is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position formulates partnerships across the People Organization function and Centers of Excellence (COE) to deliver value-added consultation to senior leadership and teams that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The Strategic Talent Partner tackles the most pressing talent opportunities and challenges throughout the organization and are aligned with a specific business unit or function, owning talent management strategy for that group.

Additional Position Information

Key Relationships: •Reports to:Vice President, Organization Development & Talent Management •Supervises:No direct supervisory responsibilitiesThis applicant must reside within the territory they support. Our Central Regions area: Gulf Coast, Illinois, Lower Plains, Red River, South Central Texas or Upper Plains.


Accountabilities: The Strategic Talent Partner is accountable for providing advice and counsel to aligned senior leaders and business partners; with a strong focus on driving the talent review and development process, improving the talent health of the organization, and integrating the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in our talent management practices. Specific accountabilities in partnership with the People Organization COEs include:

Workforce Planning

  • Critical talent assessment & forecasting

  • Diversity planning

  • Critical role identification

  • Flight risk identification & remediation

    Capability & Competency Management

  • Ensure Job Profiles include and are aligned with LLS standard competencies, behaviors, experiences, skills and specific department business needs

  • Collect and analyze insights from their business units and develop action plans for improving talent health

    Organization Design and Development

  • Organization design consultation & problem solving

  • Change leadership advice, planning, and implementation support

    Talent Acquisition & Internal Mobility

  • In partnership with the Talent Acquisition & Internal Mobility COE , Interview, assessment, & selection of candidates

  • Ensure positive, efficient, candidate experience

  • Internal Mobility – Consult with the Talent Acquisition & Internal Mobility COE to ensure all open positions have an internal candidate slate

  • Advise hiring managers from Intake to onboarding planning

    Succession Planning & Career Management

  • Facilitate talent & succession planning reviews

  • Provide IDP support & counsel

  • Conduct bench strength, skill gap, & HiPo assessments

  • Support career planning & development, and Internal Mobility

  • Support 360 degree feedback process and provide coaching

    Leadership Development & Learning

  • Inform & advise business partners of learning programs offered by LLS and how best to integrate them with IDP’s

  • Inform & consult with the Talent Development & Learning COE on identified current and future learning needs

    Perform other related duties as assigned


Education & Experience Requirements

  • 8-10 years of proven talent management experience and achievements in a HRBP capacity, along with previous experience in an organizational effectiveness or talent management capacity.

  • Business/Line management experience in a non-profit fundraising capacity, or talent and change management consulting experience is strongly desired.

  • Bachelors' Degree in related field required; advanced degree or coursework preferred.

  • SHRM or other accredited certification preferred.

    Position Requirements

  • Working knowledge of HR principles and practices, including proven mastery and experience applying organization design & change principles, and succession planning and development.

  • Leadership development and executive coaching skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence and drive change throughout the organization.

  • Consultative, influencing, negotiation, conflict management, and facilitation skills, especially at senior levels of an organization.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to creating and execute influence strategies that gain commitment with key stakeholders.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations

  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job LocationsUS-WI-Milwaukee | US-TX-Houston | US-LA-Metairie | US-IL-Chicago | US-IA-West Des Moines | US-IA-Cedar Rapids | US-KS-Shawnee Mission | US-NE-Omaha | US-OK-Oklahoma City | US-AR-Rogers | US-TX-San Antonio | ...

Job ID 2021-6535

of Openings 1

Category Human Resources

FLSA Status Exempt

Type Full Time Regular