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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. Organizational Development (OD) is an internal unit of UW-IT whose primary goal is to help unify the organization, create a work environment where staff can thrive, and support UW-IT in meeting established strategic goals. Through UW TechConnect, the OD team also strives to create and sustain a culture of connection among all IT professionals at the UW.
UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for Director of Organizational Development.
The Director of Organizational Development will develop and execute on the strategy for promoting engagement, connection and growth in UW Information Technology (UW-IT). The Director is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement for multiple programs and services that foster an exceptional work environment that supports the IT staff in reaching their potential and the organization in achieving its goals.
This position reports to the Vice President for UW-IT and CIO and is a member of the senior leadership team. The incumbent is expected to work in a collaborative manner with executive heads and partner with leaders throughout the organization to ensure organizational development programming and services are delivering value and being consistently adopted. In addition, the Director of Organizational Development must work closely with the Director for Human Resources to ensure strategies and programs are aligned. This position requires a professional that has an understanding of enterprise computing, both in centralized and distributed IT, to make decisions about staff competency and capabilities, to build organizational capacity, and to drive the organization’s mission. This position must foster collaborative relationships with members of UW-IT and the entire information technology community at the UW as he/she will provide guidance on activities with complex, often politically charged initiatives usually crossing multiple divisions and units.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources, Communications or related field or experience.
Five or more years’ experience of Leadership and/or Organization Development, including: org design, change management, org effectiveness, employee engagement and culture change.
Ability to coach at all levels of leadership.
Business and financial acumen, as well as general knowledge of all HR functional areas.
Ability to manage ambiguity, risk, and changing direction of projects and strategies.
Demonstrated ability to establish professional partnerships and build relationships throughout all levels of the organization.
Familiar with strategic planning, continuous improvement, and assessment techniques and methods.
Provide Leadership, Organization Effectiveness, Culture and Change Management consulting to business partners.
Experience in leading and facilitation for meetings, projects, and workshops.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and operate with flexibility and adaptability.
Experience in supervising and managing staff.
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in developing course curriculum and training materials.
Experience in working a large complex organization such as Higher Education and/or large Health care system.
Experience in a highly matrixed IT organization.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Open office environment.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.