Job Details

Leadership Development and Accountability Manager

Multnomah County, SE Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 07/22/2019

Southeast Portland
Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:


Department of County Management (DCM)
Job Type:

Regular Non-Represented
Exemption Status:

United States of America (Exempt)
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

July 21, 2019

The Opportunity:

Pay Range and Position Type:
$ 77,458.20 - $116,186.30

This Limited Duration Assignment (LDA) is expected to last up to one (1) year, but may end at any time.

This salaried executive position is not eligible for overtime. This recruitment may be used to fill future regular, temporary, or limited duration positions.

Do you have a passion to build great managers who can advance the mission of Multnomah County, Oregon, one of the most progressive local governments in the northwest? Can you effectively promote the connection between best practices in supervising employees and building an organizational culture of safety, trust, and belonging for all employees? Do you center equity and racial justice in all activities and decision-making?

The Leadership Development and Accountability Manager LDA is a member of the Talent Development Team, housed within Central Human Resources. The Talent Development Team provides learning activities and organizational development in an organization of over 6,000 employees. Through leveraging expertise and partnerships both within and outside government, the team strives to support an environment of lifelong learning, critical thinking, and continuous performance improvement for all employees in all departments.

This position, reporting to the Organizational Development Manager, in partnership with key stakeholders throughout all nine departments, researches, designs, and delivers services through key leadership development programs, primarily a new Leadership Development and Accountability Program (curriculum design and development, research, teaching, etc.), which aims to build high-performing managers and supervisors committed to creating an organizational culture of safety, trust, and belonging. The position may also assist with The Multnomah Leadership Academy (MLA) (teaching, assessment, development planning and coaching for emerging leaders, etc.) and The Coaching and Team-Building (CAT) Program (assessment, development planning and coaching for mid-career managers).

The position also contributes to Mediation Services and consults with department leaders, managers and supervisors on resolving conflict and other sensitive matters between employees. The position will work closely with the new Investigations Unit, as needed, to support managers, supervisors, and employees needing to resolve conflicts that interfere with work performance.

The position serves as one of the Change Agents for ambitious culture-building initiatives outlined in several recent reports, integrating the range of recommendations listed in them, especially The Workforce Equity Strategic Plan.

The Ideal Candidate:
The Ideal Candidate will have advanced understanding and a deep commitment to continuously learning about and addressing systems of institutional bias, especially as this area relates to supervisory practices. The candidate is also able to consistently engage and inspire others to bring their best and full selves to serve the extremely diverse communities Multnomah County serves, and to create the foundation for a workplace where every employee feels welcomed, valued, and supported. They should be someone who is an active listener and supportive team builder; has strong interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrates an energetic management style; incorporates principles of trauma-informed practices into their teaching and facilitation; and 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

Five (5) years work experience teaching, training, or otherwise delivering curriculum to adult learners, especially in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as conflict resolution in the workplace.

Proven leadership and program 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

Completion of 40-hour basic training requirement for mediators (or ability to do so within first six months of hire)

Experience in an unionized or public sector 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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