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Manager; Organizational Development

Brampton, ON

Type: HR-Human Resources Job Number: 15354

Manager, Organizational Development - 1 year Contract


Job Description:


Reporting to the Director, Human Resources/ Organizational Development, this position is accountable for managing the organizational development and learning function and for directing the organizational development team. The Manager will work closely with the management team ensuring the alignment of Organizational Development and Learning initiatives that reinforce the required competencies, skills and culture and that help achieve the organization’ s vision and strategic goals.  Using behaviour science theory and best practice and improvement methodologies, the manager will bring expertise in consultation, leadership and implementation to plan, execute and evaluate initiatives.


The OD Manager will design, develop, procure and deliver organizational, leader and team strategies, while supporting the organization’ s Strategic Goals and Priorities, Vision, Mission and Values. Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Lead the development and implementation of effective OD practices, programs and processes in transformational leadership, talent management, change management, employee engagement, team effectiveness, organizational design and performance management.
  • Leads and supports performance excellence initiatives using system wide application of behavioural science theory, business best practices and improvement methodologies.
  • Supports the organization’ s performance management system and practices.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the leadership development program, change management strategies, orientation, and facilitative planning to build organizational capacity.
  • Leads talent management initiatives to provide expertise, consultation and implementation support to staff and leaders in organizational wide initiatives that are aligned with the organization’ s goals and objectives.
  • Research and prepare proposals for external funding for organizational development initiatives.
  • Works with the VP,   to develop the learning strategy for the organization.
  • Utilizes change management best practices to support organizational change, partnering with leadership teams to support successful implementation of change initiatives. 
  • Responsible for structured change management approach and methodology to deliver and manage the completion of a number of deliverables.
  • Develops a change management strategy based on a situational awareness of the details of the change and the groups being impacted by the change
  • Conducts assessments as required to determine: the change impact and change readiness across impacted stakeholder groups; leadership support and readiness.
  • Develops a change management strategy based on a situational awareness of the details of the change and the groups being impacted by the change.


  • Completion of a Master’ s program in Adult Education, Organizational Development, Human Resources or Psychology. A Master’ s degree and an undergraduate degree in behavioural science may also be considered.  A focus on change management preferred.
  • CHRM or CHRP designation an asset.
  • Certification in behavioral psychometric testing an asset
  • Five years progressive organizational development experience, including at least three years in an organizational Development management role.
  • Experience in healthcare would be ideal
  • Experience providing services in change enablement areas including: leadership development, stakeholder management, organizational design, training, workforce strategies, talent management and culture enhancement.
  • Experience/knowledge of Organizational Development tools, methodologies and facilitation techniques.
  • Knowledge of adult education theories, practices and trends.
  • Experience with change management initiatives.
  • Knowledge of quality management principles.
  • Knowledge management framework experience.
  • Strong leadership skill and demonstrated success in leading high performing team.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively bring teams together and successful outcomes.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills to identify appropriate responses to issues or problems in the face of conflicting needs.
  • Ability to implement change management strategies using consultation, facilitation, negotiation, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to meet competing, challenging and changing priorities in a short time period.


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