Professional Development Specialist
?Company DescriptionThe Morning Star Company, and its affiliates, operate three tomato processing facilities in Central California, processing 25% to 30% of the California crop, plus tomato transplanting, farming, harvesting and trucking ?operations. ?Employment is approximately 350 year-round and over 2,000 seasonal colleagues with annual sales exceeding $900 million. ?The company is known worldwide for its innovation and integrity.We are organizationally structured through a system we term Self-Management (more at: self-managmentinstitute.org). ?Our company is operated by colleagues without titles or an appointed hierarchy of authority. ?Each Colleague is expected to be the manager of their mission. ?Authority relative to other colleagues? activities is lateral and based on their independent agreements. Each colleague?s Mission is their guiding principle of action, and respect, influence and success having to be built based on each colleague?s competency, integrity, effort, persistence and straight-forward persuasiveness. ?As we continue to grow, and while we communicate this position in commonly used terms, we intend to maintain a culture of individual responsibility and mission-focused management.Job DescriptionThe MissionTo develop and enhance Colleagues? skills and abilities, enabling them to perform at ever-higher levels of productivity and build increasing work and life satisfaction. The ideal candidate will actively help to move Self-Management forward and inspire colleagues to improve their skills for their own advancement and that of the enterprise.Specific ActivitiesFacilitate professional development plans with Colleagues.Connect with relevant Colleagues? mentor(s), and include them in the planning process.Evaluate current performance and offer guidance for development within a current role.Provide guidance and evaluation for colleagues transferring to new roles.Provide ongoing training and orientations.Facilitate the development, completion or renegotiation of colleagues? CLOUs (Colleague Letter Of Understanding, a proprietary tool supporting our organizational philosophy, Self-Management).Apply principles of adult learning to professional development.Conduct training sessions using group discussion and facilitation, behavior modeling, and lecture methods.Counsel colleagues on personal and professional development.Mediate as needed to improve collaboration and company culture.Facilitate performance management (mini-360s, feedback sessions, etc.).Facilitate cross-functional meetings to improve collaboration and coordination amongst colleagues.QualificationsBachelor?s degree in a mission-related discipline.At least 2 years of experience and demonstrated ability in teaching, coaching, training, and/or development.A passion for people combined with a high degree of self-awareness and emotional intelligence.Advanced interpersonal and communication skills in order to collaborate with all levels of the organization and operate across diverse groups.Ability to inspire action among a diverse population with multiple perspectives without direct authority; handle resistance and conflict constructively.A drive to see people grow and excel, and to provide them tools to do so.Persistent but patient in getting results.Excellent writing and verbal skills.Independent, confident individual who respects others.Honest, forthright, and trustworthy ? not political.Demonstrated ability to coach, give and receive feedback to and from all levels or the organization in a manner consistent with our Mission and Values.?Experience in coaching, training, consulting, or teaching preferred.Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.Certification in MBTI, Crucial Conversations, and/or Situational Leadership and familiarity with DiSC are a plusApply for this job.