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Job Summary

New York City, NY 10105
Financial Services
Job Type
Full Time

AVP, Organizational Development

About the Job

This is a critical position within the Talent Management and Diversity group. Primary responsibilities include conducting needs analyses and designing learning and development initiatives to address needs. Additional responsibilities include supporting the talent management initiatives, including coaching senior leaders, supporting the annual performance management process and pursuing activities that support the firm’s culture. 


AVP, Organizational Development Learning and Development reports to the SVP, Director of Talent Management and Diversity


• Recruiting: Develop or customize assessment tools that are consistent with firm competency models; support summer intern and Associate recruiting program

• Onboarding: Lead onboarding program including program design, content enhancement, and coordination of facilitators and senior speakers

• Development: Take a lead role in the planning and execution of learning and development initiatives; Support learning and development programs related to the firm’s competencies and/or specific needs of the business units; conduct needs analysis to understand development needs of specific employee populations; develop and facilitate career path programs for junior staff;

• Change Management: Providing coaching and guidance to support change management initiatives, including culture change, organizational change etc…

• Engagement: Develop and support firm-wide or business unit specific engagement programs, support the firm’s engagement survey including design, analysis and communications; design exit interview surveys and analyze data to identify themes

• Contribute as a member of the Talent Management & Diversity team by researching and leveraging best practices and generating new and relevant ideas that move the business forward

• Develop strong relationships with all Human Capital Business Partners as well as business unit leaders to understand specific business strategies and the implications for talent


• Ability to manage talent management projects from start to finish

• Time Allocation

o Program Design & Implementation – 50%

o Facilitation – 30%

o Other (Coaching, etc.) – 20%

• Core Competencies

o Builds Talent:

 Maintains self-awareness and identifies areas for self-improvement

 Actively seeks feedback and responds accordingly

 Works cooperatively with other team members and works towards resolving conflict

o Demonstrates (Internal) Client Focus

 Clarifies client needs, questions, and concerns to ensure understanding

 Manages client expectations

 Takes action to meet client needs

o Contributes to Strategy & Decision Making

 Seeks out and analyzes relevant information, and makes connections between disparate ideas and information

 Generates credible alternatives for consideration

 Communicates information / analyses in a clear and succinct manner

 Takes ownership and accountability for work, admits mistakes and takes action to correct them

o Demonstrates Ingenuity

 Seeks to understand and embrace new ideas and changes

 Acts nimbly to explore different approaches to implement new ideas and changes

 Strives for continuous improvement

o Executes Relentlessly

 Perseveres through challenges to provide high quality deliverables

 Maintains a positive, can-do attitude

 Takes accountability for deliverables

o Demonstrates Team Orientation

 Builds strong and productive relationships with others

 Demonstrates a “we” mentality and offers support to others

• Industry Knowledge: Financial Services industry preferred but not required

• Education, Experience and Training:

o Master’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology

o 5-7 years of relevant work experience

o Fluent in Word, Outlook, and Excel

o Ability to edit and create PowerPoint presentations

o Ability to interact with and influence senior managers

o Strong attention to detail

o Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities to meet client demands

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and CV to www.alliancebernstein.com/careers, search by Job ID 6544

AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AllianceBernstein employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies and alternative investments and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AllianceBernstein’s research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AllianceBernstein is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AllianceBernstein also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors.

AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.


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