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Job Description: Director, Organizational Development and Training

Job Description

Director, Organizational Development and Training 


Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., dedicated to serving the orthotic and prosthetic community, has an opening for a Director, Organizational Development & Training (DODT). This position is responsible for leading efforts that maintain and enhance ongoing learning within the organization. The DODT will define, create and implement strategies, through core resources, for the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs that facilitate professional development, leadership development and continuous learning across the organization. The incumbent will draw from internal and external methods, tools, and resources to oversee the design, development, delivery and evaluation of all organization learning and development activities and resources.

Key Responsibilities

·         Perform needs analyses and review organization resources to ensure that learning and development resources exist or are developed to support these learning needs based upon projected competencies, organizational changes, and other external factors, as well as the near- and long-term goals of the organization.

·         Work with all levels of management to determine core competencies required for key positions in the organization and identify specific resources to ensure acquisition and maintenance of those competencies.

·         Develop and implement the use of course assessments, testing and other processes to ensure the effectiveness of the learning and development activities.

·        Identify and implement standardized timelines, orientation, on-the-job and other learning and developmental activities required for acquisition of core competencies and maintenance of required knowledge and skills.

·         Build and maintain a library of resources that address frequently needed and/or required competencies of all positions in organization.

·         Maintain advisory/consultative relationships with people in subject-matter expert areas/centers of excellence that provide input to or deliver training and development within the organization. 

·         Utilize internal organizational knowledge base and internal resources, including an Education Council, to create and/or oversee the creation of internal training, education and development alternatives. When needed, evaluate and acquire external resources to develop or deliver these.

·         Continuously evaluate activities and resources within the organization, including instructor performance, to determine their effectiveness in meeting stated department and/or organizational goals and objectives.

·         Design, implement and lead organization-wide learning and development initiatives.

Other Key Responsibilities



·         Bachelors Degree in Business, Human Resource, Education, Organizational Development or related field required, post graduate coursework desirable

·         Knowledge through direct experience of learning concepts, training and development methods and techniques

·         Ten to fifteen years in a relevant field of human resources, training, education or development.

·         Minimum of five years experience leading training/development initiatives of an organization, preferably in a national, multi-location company or organization

·         Ability to perform and interpret needs analyses, and translate the findings into actionable next steps

·         Strong analytical, statistical, quantitative, and deduction skills and ability to make qualitative judgments of training, education and development resources in all types and formats

·         Knowledge of adult learning processes, instructional design techniques, and evaluation methodologies

·         Strong planning and project management skills and ability to apply these skills in effective working partnerships across organizational lines

·         Experience in coaching and providing training for business partners and line managers

·         Excellent oral/written communication skills, including group facilitation and presentation skills

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, including leadership, influencing, and relationship-building across functions

·         General management acumen and experience and knowledge of business models and corporate strategy

·         Ability to work with management to align learning/leadership development with succession planning initiatives

·         Ability to organize/prioritize work, manage multiple tasks and projects and function effectively as a self-directed leader of multiple initiatives

·         Demonstrates a strong customer orientation


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Created at 5/24/2010 5:06 PM  by System Account 
Last modified at 5/24/2010 5:06 PM  by System Account