The Organizational Development Manager plans, develops, implements and facilitates development and training programs for company employees. The manager also acts as liaison and advisor to the organization's leadership, HR Business Partners and DEI specialist to facilitate initiatives across the organization. The manager oversees company-wide talent initiatives such as: performance management, employee engagement and talent assessment. This is a manager role without direct reports.


  • Directs the needs assessment, training execution, and leads employee development programs in alignment with the key objectives and results of the company.  
  • Designs, develops and facilitates leadership development and training programs for new leaders, aspiring leaders and high potential future leaders. 
  • Oversees annual launch of employee engagement and pulse surveys, partnering with external vendors for administration. 
  • Oversees company-wide quarterly performance management process and resources, driving completion of performance conversations between managers and employees. 
  • Works with HR Business Partners on annual talent assessment process and approach, identifying talent gaps and high potential talent.
  • Reviews evaluations of training courses, objectives and accomplishments, using feedback to iterate and adjust programs and courses as needed. 
  • Makes assessments of effectiveness of training in terms of employee accomplishments, performance and DEI metrics.
  • Collaborates with and serves as a thought partner to HR Business Partners, DEI specialist and other internal HR members. 
  • Consults with management on performance, organizational and leadership matters. Conducts needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance employee job performance and overall company performance.
  • Provides Executive coaching as needed to Directors and above.

 Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven effective management skills.
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in learning and development, organization development or industrial-organizational psychology, advanced degree a plus. 
  • Three years of training experience, and at least one year of executive coaching.
  • Experience designing and implementing effective training and development programs.
  • Experience overseeing and implementing company-wide talent initiatives (engagement performance management, talent assessments). 
  • Experience managing external vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Experience providing Executive coaching and development to managers and above.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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