Talent and Learning

The talent and learning staff are responsible for hiring and onboarding talent and implementing a full spectrum of HR learning programs.

 The unit also supports restructuring, reporting and job changes.

Who We Are

Lisa Vigliotta
Lisa Vigliotta
Director of Talent and Learning
781-736-8771 Bernstein-Marcus
  • Directs full spectrum of the recruitment and talent acquisition

  • Develops and implements a full spectrum of HR learning programs for the Brandeis community

  • Provides oversight and support to recruitment/talent and learning team members ensuring high levels of positive interactions, timeliness, and optimal outcomes from the hiring process

  • Provides coaching and training for hiring managers on best practices related to interviewing, selection and onboarding

Melinda Cimino
Melinda Cimino
Senior Recruitment and Talent Specialist
781-736-4473 Bernstein-Marcus 104
  • High-volume recruiter who works with managers on the approval, posting, selection and hiring process.

  • Coordinates temporary employee hires and is the point of contact for temporary agencies.

  • Testing lead for Workday recruitment.

  • Business units currently handling include (but are not limited to) Cohen Center; Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Institutional Advancement; School of Arts and Sciences; Student Affairs; Rabb School of Continuing Studies (including BOLLI and Summer School).

Mary Sue Sacenti
Mary Sue Sacenti
Talent Specialist
781-736-4464 Bernstein-Marcus
  • Works with managers on the approval, posting, selection and hiring process.

  • Assists with pre-college summer programs and other temporary employees as per the requests received from different departments.

  • Works with departments and agencies to facilitate temporary hiring, initiates assignments and screens candidates.

  • Assists with the I-9 and onboarding process for the new employees.

Shilpa Shrestha
Shilpa Shrestha
Talent Specialist
781-736-4143 Bernstein-Marcus
  • Works with managers on the approval, posting, selection and hiring process.

  • Assists with pre-college summer programs and other temporary employees as per the requests received from different departments.

  • Works with departments and agencies to facilitate temporary hiring, initiates assignments and screens candidates.

  • Assists with the I-9 and onboarding process for the new employees.

Cynthia Farquhar
Cynthia Farquhar
Training Specialist
781-736-4470 Bernstein-Marcus
  • Conducts new-hire orientations.

  • Delivers and coordinates employee training and development opportunities, including compliance-based training, leadership development and performance-management training.

  • Works with individual departments to develop and provide ad hoc training opportunities to faculty and staff responsive to individual department needs.

Shelley Payne
Compensation Assistant
Bernstein-Marcus
  • Maintains job-description database; compares new and revised job descriptions for highlighting changes; serves as point of contact for job descriptions.

  • Participates in conducting case analyses and market data reviews.

  • Participates in survey analysis.