Manager, Leadership and Professional Development Programs

  • February 10, 2018 10:17 PM
    Message # 5731242
    President (Administrator)

    Position Title:  Manager, Leadership and Professional Development Programs - Req. 1800405

    • St Petersburg, FL
    • FT

    Company Description

    Raymond James Financial is an American diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies that engage primarily in investment and financial planning, in addition to investment banking and asset management.

    Job Description

    Develops processes and education programs to support the firm’s objectives in the areas of key talent/high-potential development, leadership development, change management, and performance management.  Participates and provides leadership to large scale projects with significant business impact involving cross-functional teams.  Develops plans and leadership implementation strategies aimed at building organizational performance. Influences strategic direction, develops tactical plans and completes complex assignments to support mid to executive leadership development strategy. Extensive contact with internal customers, including senior management, is required to identify, research, analyze, and resolve issues.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assesses, recommends, creates, and implements leadership development processes, tools, resources, and solutions and/or organization development interventions based on strategic or tactical business plans.
    • Utilizes expert facilitation skills in conducting leadership and professional development programs for mid to senior levels across the organization. 
    • Acts as organizational coach providing coaching and mentoring to mid – senior level leaders across the firm.
    • Provides participants with an overview of the leadership assessment and development processes, guides them through the process and conducts one-on-one feedback sessions to debrief participants on the results and coach leaders to achieve organizational performance standards.
    • Leads the creation and support of comprehensive development program solutions for high potential audiences.
    • Stays abreast of latest developments in management, leadership, and organizational development areas to serve as subject matter expert and consult to organization regarding critical people issues.
    • Partners with outside consultants and negotiates cost-effective programs as required.
    • Prepares and delivers written and verbal presentations and proposals to management.
    • Delivers leadership development courses and workshops in alignment with the organization’s goals.
    • Provides input to the strategic development of talent management processes
    • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Extensive Knowledge of:

    • Leadership Development research and trends.
    • Development solutions (e.g., coaching, 360 feedback, development plan creation, competency design, development program design).
    • Advanced facilitation and coaching skills and techniques.
    • Project management and business process methodologies to include work package breakdown and business process improvement.



    • Facilitating leadership development programs and processes (advanced facilitation skills).
    • Coaching to assist leaders and associates in reaching their full potential.
    • Consulting to assess, recommend, and implement talent management solutions that align with the business objectives.
    • Applying talent management strategies that are effective and relevant to the business.
    • Communicating effectively and tactfully with all levels of management.
    • Developing effective relationships with business partners and human resources partners.
    • Influencing others and outcomes.
    • Adapting to and leading organizational change.
    • Preparing and delivering written and verbal presentations and proposals.
    • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications.



    • Manage multiple priorities and multi task.
    • Build relationships and interact with all levels of management and associates.
    • Lead and adapt to change.
    • Deal with ambiguity and create process and structure where it does not currently exist.
    • Manage medium to large projects independently while balancing daily required tasks.
    • Maintain confidences, use sound judgment and exercise discretion to ensure integrity of talent processes.
    • Communicate across broad audiences at all levels.
    • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
    • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.


    Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of five (5) years in talent management or related field.


    • Minimum of nine (9) years’ experience in talent management or related field.
    •  5 – 10 years of management experience.


    • Ken Blanchard Situational Leadership II certified - preferred.