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Associate Director/Director of Talent & Leadership Development

at The College Board | National Office (New York, NY) | View all jobs

The College Board is conducting a search for a Associate Director/Director of Talent & Leadership Development, reporting to the Senior Director, Talent Management. This position is based out of our New York City office.

About the College Board

We are a mission-focused organization that believes that investing in education is investing in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement. We have promoted innovation, equity, and excellence for generations of students. We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educators, and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country through programs and services - the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP®) and Pre-AP are just a few. Our work falls broadly into four categories: College Readiness, College Connection & Success, Student Opportunities, and Advocacy.

Named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education companies, the College Board is a mission-focused organization. This job requires a strong focus on improving educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students, in the context of a competitive business environment.

Job Summary 

The Associate Director/Director of Talent & Leadership Development, reporting to the Senior Director, Talent Management, will be responsible for talent and leadership development programs at The College Board for staff at all levels.

What You'll Do 

  • Design, develop, curate, implement, and facilitate learning solutions around career, professional, and leadership development topics aligned to the College Board’s competencies for staff at all levels, with a focus on“raising the bar” for managers and leaders.
  • Facilitate small and large group in-person and virtual sessions on a variety of interpersonal and leadership topics.
  • Recommend, design, and implement measurement and evaluation strategies to assess the effectiveness of initiatives using frameworks such as Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model, ensuring initiatives are tied into other talent processes such as succession planning, talent identification, performance development, and engagement.
  • Serve as an internal coach to managers and leaders on day-to-day and long-term challenges and opportunities.
  • Administer and interpret behavioral and leadership assessments.

About You

Qualifications may include:

  • 6+ years in experience in professional development, coaching, talent management, or related experience.
  • Advanced degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organization Development, HR, or related-field.
  • Strong facilitation, presentation, and communication skills with an ability to think strategically
  • Working knowledge of adult learning principles and instructional design
  • Experience and/or certification in behavioral, coaching, and leadership assessments is a plus (e.g., DISC, MBTI, Gallup StrengthsFinder, 360s, etc.)
  • Up to 20% travel


We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes up to four weeks of paid time off each year, comprehensive health insurance, a generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, ongoing professional development and training, and more. 


Our mission is to clear a path for all students to own their future.

EEOC statement

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.