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Director, Culture and Organizational Development


Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/4

Salary Range: $78,369- $105,401

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Director, Culture, Learning and Organizational Development reports to the Vice President of Human Resources and is responsible for the creation and execution of a comprehensive and integrated culture, change management and continuous learning strategy to support a diverse and changing workforce to meet the University’s overall mission. The Director of Culture, Learning and Organizational Development will collaborate and support all levels of the organization to align culture, strategy and performance; inclusive of design, implementation and evaluation of related programs that facilitate the professional development and continuous learning of team members, particularly executives and emerging leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Designs, leads and implements organizational development, change management, diversity and inclusion employee programs, employee engagement strategies and processes aligned with the organizational strategic plan.
  • Leads and implements the organizational development (OD) strategies, processes and/or programs within the functional areas of, organizational culture strategy, employee engagement, professional development/training and performance management.
  • Designs, executes and evaluates key programmatic elements of assigned programs, and the implementation of policies, procedures, and strategies tailored to meet organizational changes, needs and program goals/objectives.
  • Provides expert facilitation, coaching, and consultation to a range of leaders, supervisors and employees regarding assigned program/initiative methods, tool and strategies.
  • Manages the individual development planning process for executives and emerging leaders.
  • Plans and leads short- and long-term planning to include budget and staffing forecasting and recommendations to provide for program implementation and effective management of resources.
  • Assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of assigned programs as well as organizational needs and makes recommendations for revisions and improvement to the programs, initiatives and strategies as required.
  • Collaborates with a variety of internal and external entities to identify, anticipate, and provide training needs based on organizational initiatives, legal and regulatory changes, career development needs, and other identified factors.
  • Conducts training for instructors and supervisors on techniques and skills to manage and develop employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Coordinates and assigns mandatory training across the organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master’s degree in organizational development/organizational behavior, human resources or a related field.
  • Five to seven years of direct experience leading work in the areas of change management, employee engagement, training/professional development, organizational development, diversity and inclusion and performance management and support in a diverse organization.
  • Three years of successful experience conducting workforce assessments, employee engagement programs, employee professional development.
  • Five years of experience designing and implementing employee development programs.
  • Current certifications in areas such as Situational Leadership II, Gallup StrengthsFinder MBTI, 360 Assessments, preferred.
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential, SHRM-SCP preferred.
Minimum Required Skills/Competencies
  • Superior interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitator skills.
  • Ability to evaluate, research, design and implement effective training options and alternatives to support organizational strategies.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Thorough understanding of labor and employment laws related to training and development.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Exemplifies the desired culture and philosophies of the organization.
  • Works effectively as a team member with other members of management and the HR staff.
Expectations of the job

This position is expected to oversee/direct organizational readiness programs that include: organizational change management, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion employee programs, professional development and training, employee/organizational productivity and performance management. In addition, this role will assist with managing employment culture and ensure positive organizational growth. The Director will leverage the knowledge and experience of subject matter experts to achieve goals. The Incumbent will manage the organizational change strategy through programs such as Gallup Strengths employment practices.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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