Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Talent Development Consultant in New York, New York

Talent Development Consultant

Job Posting Number: 14534

Professional – Human Resources

New York,NY

June 27, 2017

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We Are:

This is an exciting time to join the MSK community as the organization is growing to meet the demands of an ever more complex healthcare landscape. MSK recognizes the importance of preparing the organization and its employees for the future. The Learning & Organization Development Department has a Talent Development consultant opportunity that will be instrumental in our organization’s future success. This role presents unique opportunities to have an impact on the development of healthcare providers at the forefront of the battle against cancer. In addition to the core qualifications listed below, strong candidates are courageous, nimble learners, effective communicators, able to manage ambiguity, and able to navigate complex environments.

You Are

  • A strategic thinker who looks ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough action plans

  • Capable of anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders

  • Able to work effectively in a complex environment to consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances

  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities with a sense of urgency, energy, and enthusiasm

  • Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to commitments

  • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

You Will:

  • Provide leadership for new and existing talent development programs; Drive initiatives forward while resolving issues with project sponsors, key stakeholders, and team members; Identify and manage goals, scope, and administration of ongoing strategic, cross-functional, organization-wide projects.

  • Execute programs in a logical and engaging manner appropriate to the audience and subject matter; Respond to participants’ and groups’ needs, promote participation, and establish relationships across a broad range of people and groups; Adapt style and content based on the needs of the group and unexpected situations in order to achieve client and program goals.

  • Apply best practice design principles, adult learning, and organization development theories; Evaluate multiple design options, balancing utilization of existing solutions with introduction of more creative and innovative solutions.

  • Communicate in a credible and influential manner, working with clients to identify underlying issues and build powerful solutions; Facilitate discussions using principles of group dynamics theory.

  • Promote self-awareness, learning, and individual development of individuals at multiple levels by creating an open environment, and probing deeply and meaningfully;

  • Use quantitative and/or qualitative data to assess the impact of solutions against client goals; Plan for, collect; Analyze data to measure how well solutions are received, change behaviors, improve performance, and impact the organization; Organize data and communicate results to key stakeholders; Develop recommendations for program improvement.

  • Represent MSK in the external Human Resources/Learning and Organization Development community; Build partnerships to improve upon effectiveness of work; Contribute to reputation of the division and MSK, as well as to the knowledge of the field, by presenting at conferences, serving on committees, teaching classes, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four (4+) years of progressive experience in organization development/change management/leadership development

  • Master’s degree in Organization Psychology/Development/Leadership, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or related discipline.

If you are interested in this opportunity and joining our team, please apply and include a cover letter.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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