Director of Organizational Development


The Director of Organizational Development is responsible for the ongoing development, design, and administration of all educational and training initiatives. Provide the vision, inspiration and leadership to enable continuous learning and develop programs which are inclusive and effective. This position will also be tasked with coordinating agency projects in a project manager/coach capacity.  This role will have responsibility managing scope, planning, monitoring, and other aspects of a project through completion. Ensure compliance with Agency policies, mission and strategic plan.



-Manages fiscally sound department operations to maintain budgetary expectations; participates in the preparation of annual budget projections; monitors expenditures; provides input and coordinates with staff to ensure adherence to approved budget.

- Performs supervisory duties including: interviewing, hiring, and training of supervise-es; manages performance, conducts performance appraisals, and takes disciplinary measures as needed.

-Oversees the development of training plans to meet core, licensing, accreditation and regulatory requirements; revise as needed in partnership with leadership to enable staff development in line with agency's mission, values and strategic goals.

-Ensures training programs and workshops meet professional guidelines, and delivery skill sets, in alignment with Agency goals, mission, vision and values.

-Assess and ensure departmental staff capacity to provide quality training; identify development/training plan and manage accordingly.

-Provide leadership within the Agency, and in managing department staff performance and development.

Leadership Development

- Design and implement leadership development training's and initiatives.

-Gather data to drive decision-making about program content, structure and effectiveness.

- Partner closely with senior leadership to enable the development of team members in the various programs/departments to enable and realize the agency's strategic plan, values and goals.

-Provide essential Organizational Development activities – especially those in the area of Leadership Development, Team Excellence, Employee Development and Performance Excellence.

Project Management

-Define the scope of the project in collaboration with project counsel leader and senior management.

-Ensure completion of detailed plan, identifying and sequencing activity timelines needed to successfully complete project; in conjunction with process counsel.


Education & Experience: Master's degree in Organizational Development or related discipline preferred; experience in mental health, or educational settings, and project management highly desired. Minimum 5- 8 years of advanced training, leadership development, and supervisory experience.

Computer & Technical Skills: Must be proficient in the MS Office Suite, specifically with respect to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Must have Learning Management systems experience, i.e. SAP, ERP, HCM and Learning Management System or similar. A working understanding of Electronic Health Records management systems.

Demonstrated Written, Verbal, and Non-Verbal Communication skills: an active listener that seeks clarification for understanding; and provides thoughtful responses; able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; maintains a professional demeanor as representative of the vision, values and mission of the organization. Able to clearly convey ideas via written communications that exhibit a high level of competency; ability to vary writing/verbal style to engage the targeted audience; present numerical data and metrics to provide evidence based results. 

Position Location: Altadena, CA/ No Relocation Applications Please. 

Five Acres is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Therefore, the Agency does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees or applicants because of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related legally protected medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression/transgender (including whether or not you are transitioning or have transitioned) and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.