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Organizational Development Manager

Multnomah County, SE Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/22/2019

Are you a Change Leader, capable of creating innovative approaches to workforce development and organizational culture-building? Are you energized by the prospect of building strategies that promote a culture of safety, trust, and belonging for all employees? Do you center equity and racial justice in all activities and decision-making?

As leader of the Talent Development Team in Central Human Resources, the Organizational Development Manager is responsible for managing talent acquisition and workforce development strategies that support the progressive mission of Multnomah County, Oregon. The position focuses on translating high-level initiatives of the Chair and the County’s senior leaders into successful programs that touch 6,000 employees across nine departments, at all stages of the employee life cycle.

This position, reporting to the Deputy Director of Central Human Resources, in partnership with key stakeholders, oversees key Human Resources functions: new employee orientation, workforce engagement, employee professional development, succession planning, leadership development and accountability, workforce equity and inclusion learning initiatives, and technology training and change management. The position manages a team of ten employees who provide an array of learning activities (classroom learning, social collaborative learning, and online learning) and organizational development activities (strategic planning, coaching, mediation, facilitation, and team-building) and a large number of external consultants who bring their expertise to the organization.

The Ideal Candidate:
Inclusive leader who embraces challenges with confidence, is open minded, accountable, and is comfortable working in a very large, complex public service organization with sometimes rapidly changing issues, needs, and challenges.
Geared towards a highly collaborative, engaged environment, with a strong sense of ethics, integrity, and equity.
Commitment to best practices in adult learning, social collaborative learning, and innovative models of knowledge transmission.
Outcomes-oriented, relational, approachable, facilitative in nature, and people-centered.
Creative leader and strategic thinker who has a collaborative work style, has respect for all disciplines, is able to relate well with all levels of diverse staff and communities, and is also able to make clear decisions and provide direction and leadership as needed. They should be confident in their abilities, but also able to listen to input from others and be able to demonstrate empathy and cultural humility.
Active listener and supportive team builder; has strong interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrates an energetic management style; is willing to be “hands-on” when warranted by the circumstances/workload and is supportive of a culturally inclusive work environment and community.

To Qualify
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
Bachelor’s degree - in lieu of a degree, will we consider equivalent years of related experience
Six (6) years work experience providing training/learning in topical areas such as management and supervision, intercultural competency, communication, conflict resolution, and/or diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Three (3) years of direct people leading and management experience

Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
Master’s degree
Experience in an unionized or public sector environment
Experience working in a highly matrixed and political environment

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

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