Director of Learning, Organizational Development, and Culture

Virginia Commonwealth University - VCU
Richmond, Virginia
Jul 12, 2018
Aug 16, 2018
Executive, Director
Education, Other
Full Time

Virginia Commonwealth University

Director of Learning, Organizational Development, and Culture

Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a Director of Learning, Organizational Development, and Culture to align VCU's workforce and organizational climate with its strategic mission and create a high performing culture of appreciation. The Director is responsible for sustaining and enhancing an institutional culture that reflects VCU's values, implementing a competency model to serve as the foundation of talent management, and fostering an environment of continuous learning and improvement. The Director works cross functionally with university schools and departments to identify business needs, develop and design learning opportunities, determine needed resources, establish processes, and evaluate outcomes. The Director oversees a team of professionals responsible for learning, career and leadership development.

At Virginia Commonwealth University, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery – the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It's a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

In a Director of Learning, Organizational Development, and Culture, VCU seeks an organized and diplomatic collaborator with the following experience:

  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, organizational development, and training
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others and lead change
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • The ability to build trust with and influence employees and management at all levels
  • Comfort with diplomatically challenging status quo
  • A proven track record of communicating complex and sensitive information
  • Organizational-savvy, including the ability to understand organizational needs and culture and to effectively diagnose, develop and implement education and development strategies to drive organizational effectiveness
  • Demonstrated track record in training, education, and staff development including knowledge of innovative career and management development programs
  • Familiarity with various training platforms and experience in a variety of delivery tactics
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to work through complex issues, provide insights and make recommendations within established deadlines
  • Self-motivated, assertive, and confident with the ability to act with urgency and passion, while effectively balancing strategic and tactical priorities
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

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Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.