The Talent Acquisition & Development Team
Talent Acquisition & Development partners with faculty and staff on talent sourcing, selection, hiring processes and employee orientation. This department also facilitates professional development through strategic consulting, professional coaching, career planning, and mediation services, as well as coordination of the New Hire Orientation program. The team also focuses on empowering employees with specific skills to drive better business performance by offering competency-based in-person and virtual classes on topics such as management and supervisory skills, communication, team-building, organizational development, and technical skills. We strive to serve employees, managers, leaders, and teams in a fulfilling employment experience focused on supporting the University's mission and advancing DU's strategic plan.
Director of Talent Acquisition & Development
With the increasing need to engage and retain talent within the University, the People Development division of Human Resources has made great progress in our efforts to ensure DU employees have the opportunity to access professional development tools. As the Director of People Development, I oversee this initiative and focus. My background covers all facets of HR, ranging from consulting to field work to training and presenting locally, nationally, and internationally. In my free time, I am a volunteer ski instructor for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.
Associate Director of Talent Acquisition & Development
I have worked at DU since 2014 and have held several roles ranging from Enrollment Manager, to Benefits Specialist, to HR Partner. Currently, I am thrilled to continue overseeing the Talent Acquisition team while exercising my passion for career and professional development as the Associate Director of Talent Acquisition and Development. My goal as an HR professional has always been to focus on the full-cycle of talent management from hire to retire tand with this role, that dream has come to fruition. My tagline is, “I find fulfillment in helping others find fulfillment” and this role grants me the opportunity to build that in to numerous stages of the employee life-cycle.
Paula von Kretschmann
Learning Consultant, Talent Acquisition & Development
Employee Experience Coach, Talent Acquisition & Development
Senior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition & Development
Recruiter, Talent Acquisition & Development
Coordinator, Talent Acquisition & Development