All members of the ArtCenter (or College) community are Guardians of Mission. Every position in the College plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion and culture.
Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources (VPHR), the Director of Organizational Development (OD plays a key role as a strategic business partner with executives, administrators, department chairs and shared governance groups to manage and coordinate efforts toward cultural and organizational development, institutional employee learning, college community engagement, and change management projects and initiatives to enable and drive a high-performance culture at ArtCenter. These efforts support the faculty, staff and student experience, Third Horizon, departmental and ArtCenter’s goals, values, mission and overall organizational development strategies.
The Director aligns OD efforts and strategies with diversity, equity and inclusion practices to create a culture of respect, guardians of mission, ongoing learning and professional development, and shared principles of community, all to advance institutional growth and transformation. Working with the VPHR and other HR team members, the Director will also play a role in other OD responsibilities to review, improve and/or enhance current strategies for talent management and retention, succession planning, performance competencies and management, employee engagement, onboarding and workplace analytics and trends to improve processes, systems, structures and ways of engaging and experiencing work with the goal of making ArtCenter an employer of choice.
Beginning fall term 2021, the College will require all persons who want to access the physical campus in person to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will also continue to require face coverings, physical distancing, hygiene and sanitation measures as an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
Reports to: Vice President, Human Resources
FLSA status: Exempt
Salary grade: $90,000-100,000
Organizational Development (OD) Strategies and Processes – 40%
Employee Experience and Engagement – 25%
Provides Consultative Support and Services to ArtCenter Constituents – 15%
Institutional Employee Learning and Professional Development – 15%
Marginal (Non-essential) Job Functions – 5%
All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.
Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
This is a full-time position. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The position may require flexibility to work a staggered, remote or alternate schedule to meet the demands of the work, which could include weekends or evenings. The position is eligible for flexible scheduling and can be performed remotely, hybrid or may be required as a condition of employment.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, chemicals, dust and noise.
Physical: The position is performed in an office setting. Employees stationary most of the time but may move around the office environment for brief periods of time. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 10 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions. Ability to travel between campuses.
Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.
Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.
ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.