Organizational Development Advisor

Douglas College
September 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:$72,008
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Organizational Development Advisor

Posting Number 02141SA Location Hybrid / New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level A - Pay Band 8 Salary Range (Min: $72,008, Control Point: $96,010, Max: $105,612) Placement within a salary band is typically up to the Control Point based on a review of skills, experience and internal equity. May be placed over Control Point in limited circumstances. Position Type Administration - Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Temporary Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Administration Start Date 04/01/2024 End Date 09/30/2024 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift 8:30 - 4:30 Work Arrangements

This temporary, full-time position is available April 1, 2024. The position is based in the New Westminster campus with an option for a part-time work from home arrangement. Occasional travel will be required between Douglas College locations.

Regular hours of work are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

The Organizational Development Advisor is responsible for consulting and collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders, including but not limited to all employee groups (Faculty, Staff and Admin) and external agencies and consultants, to develop, deliver and evaluate programs that support and build individual, team and organizational knowledge and effectiveness. The position plans and implements learning, leads organization development initiatives and uses change strategies to enable performance excellence aligned with the organization's strategic objectives and Human Resources plan goals.


Under the general guidance of the HR Manager, Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives, the Organizational Development Advisor.

· Delivers professional development and training programs and activities in accordance with adult educational principles, College strategic goals, HR Plan goals, collective agreements and College policies and procedures;

· Assists and advises Supervisors , Managers, Directors , and Deans with respect to: performance management, knowledge and skills gaps, learning program design, organizational effectiveness, new HR initiatives and change management.

· Provides group facilitation and coaching for strategic planning, team development and various team improvement objectives.

· Works closely with Academics to deliver a broad range of Faculty focused training initiatives to the College community, including supporting senior leaders deliver training session/speakers/ workshops, coordinating the events and working with the Learning and Development Coordinator to arrange logistics and marketing.

· Represents the department and serves as a resource on various College committees.

· Provides consultative support to any group across the College who is hosting professional development activities.

· Assists in the development of leadership programs, supervisory training programs, and other programs as needed to support College effectiveness.

· Analyzes individual and group behaviour through various methods and recommends strategies for enhancing effectiveness.

· Influences and supports changes in organizational behaviour. Serves as an internal consultant to facilitate team building, resolve work group conflict and develop group norms, values and culture.

· Prepares reports, business cases, proposals and recommendations in support of Organization Development initiatives.

· Develops and facilitates annual compliance training on respectful workplace, performance development programs and other required training

· Works with College partners to execute special events including but not limited to the Retirement Reception and Recognition Celebration.

· Participates on the annual College-wide Professional Development day and Speaker Series Week planning committees. Liaises with consultants and facilitators, develops theme and event structure.

· Identifies improvement opportunities, and facilitates change initiatives at the organizational, divisional and departmental level.

· Identifies and analyzes developments and trends in organizational development and learning and recommends innovative approaches and practices appropriate to the College environment;

· Monitors trends and best practices within and outside of academic environments in order to recommend programs to enhance talent capability and meet changing College needs.

· Updates and develops standard operating procedures for new organizational development initiatives with HR Manager, Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives.

· Leverages online learning platforms to increase individual and team performance.

· Organizes and carries out assignments with sound judgment and a high degree of confidentiality and accuracy.

· Ensures compliance with privacy and other employment-related legislation.

· Performs other related duties as requested.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

· A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a focus in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

· A minimum of four 4 years of experience in a similar role in a complex, multi-union, public sector environment, including experience in training, needs analysis, facilitation, coaching, content development and change management. Plus 1 – 2 years of experience with online learning platforms and content curation.

· Proven effective communication, planning and organizing skills are required.

· Experience identifying training needs, planning and executing on a variety of initiatives.

· Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills.

· A strong commitment to excellence in client service.

· A respectful and collaborative approach to working with others.

· Comfort working with all employees and able to provide advice and direction to all levels of the College.

· Professional, ethical and collaborative with a willingness to take on any task that may be required.

· Proficiency with MS Office, Learning Management Systems and complex integrated Human Resources Information Systems, including creating and maintaining spreadsheets and databases. Banner HRIS experience is an asset.

Our core competencies comprise the most integral pattern of skills, behaviours and/or characteristics that we believe contribute to successful outcomes and superior performance at Douglas College.

To view Douglas College's 9 core competencies around 3 main themes please visit Careers at Douglas College.

Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/04/2024

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling this position. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.

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