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Associate Director for Organizational Development, Human Resources

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Position Information

Who We Are

At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission. We live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.

Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.

We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.

Position Title Associate Director for Organizational Development, Human Resources
Department Human Resources
Classification Exempt
Job Summary

The Associate Director for Organizational Development is responsible for employee recruitment and organizational development strategies. Responsibilities include assessing institutional needs and designing cultural and organizational development initiatives in support of our Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic Mission, and university values contributing to a high performing organization with engaged employees.

Work Schedule
Hours per Week 40
Months per Year 12
Employment Status Regular
Temporary or Fixed-Term Assignment End Date
Total Rewards Depends on Experience
Essential Functions

1. Employment
a. Develop targeted recruiting strategies using the “Gonzaga story” to enhance candidate pool sourcing and selection.
b. Develop on-boarding programs which support our Mission and university values, provide core institutional knowledge, and ensure new employees receive a positive introduction contributing to quick integration and engagement.
2. Training
a. Develop, market, and lead innovative programs and initiatives which engage employees in understanding our Mission and university values.
b. Design professional development and leadership programs reflective of our Jesuit Identity and Ignatian traditions.
c. Create resources, trainings, and other related products to support Gonzaga’s strategic plan and commitment to “Further develop and learn how to assess the integration of Mission and identity into hiring, education and performance evaluation processes by 2020.”
d. Identify metrics and develop evaluation processes to ensure training and program effectiveness.
3. Staff Performance Management Systems
a. Develop and implement robust and culturally effective staff performance management system.
b. Provide training programs and consultative support to ensure active and effective system utilization.
4. Consulting
a. Develop consultative community-wide relationships. Engage with leaders and managers to develop and implement solutions for institutional challenges.
b. Be present to, interact with, articulate, and represent university Mission and values throughout the Gonzaga community.
c. Conduct assessments and use data to provide consultative services on organizational effectiveness closing gaps from current to desired future state.
d. Challenge and support employee professional and personal development and exploration of Mission, intellectual life at Gonzaga, including Ignatian identity, service and social justice.
5. Partnering
a. Partner with all members of the Human Resources department to be a vibrant presence on campus, embodying, and championing university Mission and values.
b. Ensure the Human Resources Compensation staff is engaged early in organizational design and workforce planning strategy development.
c. Collaboratively work with the Human Resources Partners to assess and create customized succession planning and performance management processes and tools.
d. Proactively work with the Human Resources Information System staff to implement and continuously improve online university-wide performance management systems.
6. Department Leadership
a. Direct, coordinate, oversee, develop and evaluate the Organizational Development team, programs, and department budget.

Other Functions
Supervision Given/Received

The position reports to the Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and provides supervision to the organizational development staff, training staff and recruitment staff.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Undergraduate degree in a related field and 5+ years of Human Resources and organizational development related experience; OR a graduate degree in a related field and 3+ years of Human Resources and organizational development related experience.
2. 3+ years of developing, leading, evaluating, and improving training and development initiatives.
3. 3+ years of working within a higher education environment.
4. 3+ years of supervisory experience.
5. Ability to:
a. Embrace and contribute to university Mission and values, with a commitment to serve, and collaboratively develop the people, systems, and culture of the institution.
b. Work with sensitive and stressful situations in a professional and confidential manner.
c. Manage multiple and competing priorities simultaneously.
d. Maintain professional composure in multi-faceted, fast-paced work environment.
e. Work independently and as a team member with a commitment to customer service.
6. Proficiency with word processing applications; specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications

1. Graduate degree in a related field.
2. PHR/SPHR certification.
3. Work experience with Human Resources information systems and talent management systems.

Physical Demands

Most duties performed sitting, but also involve moderate walking, standing, bending kneeling, stooping, carrying and lifting. Performs a substantial amount of computer keyboard work requiring wrist and hand movement. Ability to be mobile campus wide for appropriate business needs.

Open Date 07/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Begins On 08/14/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an undergraduate degree in a related field and 5+ years of Human Resources and organizational development related experience; OR a graduate degree in a related field and 3+ years of Human Resources and organizational development related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have 3+ years of developing, leading, evaluating, and improving training and development initiatives?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 3+ years of working within a higher education environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have 3+ years of supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents