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Organizational Development Manager

City of Arvada

Arvada, Colorado 80002
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  • Training/Development
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The Organizational Development Manager performs complex professional and consultative work to develop, implement, manage and evaluate City-wide organizational development programs and initiatives.  Works collaboratively and effectively with all levels of the organization to promote and support a high performance culture that is systems-oriented and grounded in the City's vision, mission, values and core competencies.   




  • Acts as a subject matter expert and thought leader for the development and management of the City's organizational development infrastructure.

  • Designs, implements, manages and facilitates programs and projects to support long and short term organizational development strategies.

  • Ensures integration and implementation of the City's vision, mission, values and core competencies into all City operations and strategies.

  • Collaborates with City Leadership and HR staff to assess and identify trends and patterns that are impacting organizational health, including but not limited to: employee engagement,  team effectiveness, productivity, morale, turnover, performance management and training and development needs;  recommends and facilitates interventions to address these issues and improve results.

  • Utilizes best practices, innovative leadership assessments, and organization development tools or interventions, including training and development programs, to help drive culture change throughout the organization.   

  • Acts as a trusted advisor and coaches/counsels managers and employees on strategies for leading, implementing, managing and reinforcing openness to change and change management.

  • Provides coaching and/or facilitation to implement improvement and efficiency initiatives that support a culture of performance excellence.    

  • Develops methods to assess impact of organizational development interventions made within the organization, including creating, monitoring, and reporting of organizational development performance measures.

  • Develops, implements, administers and evaluates City training programs and resources, to include the creation and management of Arvada University and Leadership Academy.

  • Leads a variety of project teams, steering committees and groups to accomplish priorities.   

  • Collaborates with Human Resources team to support coordination and training for Human Resources programs and initiatives.

  • Represents the City and the Human Resources department in professional manner at a variety of onsite and offsite functions, meetings, committees, conferences and other related gatherings.

  • Acts as a role model for the City's values, core competencies and Human Resources principles and practices.   



  • Strong knowledge and proven skills in organizational development theory, practices and interventions.  

  • Strong knowledge of change management theory and practices.

  • Solid knowledge of human resources principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of process improvement practices and tools.

  • Strong skills and ability to research, interpret and apply information to create policies, procedures and program content.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and stay organized under changing conditions.

  • Strong public speaking, presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and database software.

  • Strong networking and relationship building skills with the ability to influence others to accomplish results.

  • Ability to think strategically with long and short term objectives and results in mind.  

  • Ability to positively work with a wide variety of customers, audiences and personality types, including leadership, managers, supervisors, employees, vendors, and contractors.

  • Ability to prepare, make recommendations and administer a budget.

  • Solid and proven ability to exercise initiative and judgment as well as make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of personnel within the city and the general public in a positive and cooperative manner.



  • Assists with other projects and duties as assigned.


--Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job--



Receives minimal supervision under the Director of Human Resources.  Plans and prioritizes own work and the work of others to meet defined goals and objectives. Prepares and develops plans for projects and programs involving coordination with other departments and/or outside organizations. Some precedents and procedures exist.  Expected to constantly seek out new partnerships and collaboration to fulfill strategic goals.


Financial Accountability:

Prepares, makes recommendations and administers a budget. Approves expenditures up to a certain amount.  Prepares financial statements and reports.  Authority to approve purchases up to $2,000.




The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

Work is primarily performed in an office environment with moderate noise levels. Physical effort and activities include: occasionally operating a personal or City-owned motor vehicle to drive to and from meetings and business locations;  ability to talk or hear, and use hands/fingers to handle feel or manipulate objects constantly; frequent sitting; occasional standing, walking, and reaching with hands and arms; visual acuity to focus on details at a close distance, operate a motor vehicle and make general observations and inspections; frequent handling of object weighing up to 25 pounds, and up to 50 pounds occasionally.


Preferred Qualifications: Professional certification in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training or Project Management preferred. 



Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or a related field, plus five (5) years of related experience in organizational development and/or training.  Must have proven experience in developing, implementing and managing organizational development or employee training programs.  A combination of education and experience may be considered.  

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