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Organizational Development Specialist

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Friendship Village of Dublin is looking for an Organizational Development Specialist who plans, develops, implements, and administers programs that align the workforce with key business strategies and initiatives. As a liaison and advisor to the organization’s leadership, the Organizational Development Specialist facilitates learning and development initiatives, to improve both individual and team performance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Serves as lead facilitator for job readiness training program through creation of materials, job coaching activities, real time feedback, and offering resources to participants for future use.
  • Coordinates the scheduling and participant enrollment of work readiness training classes, hiring events, and job fairs.
  • Provides ongoing community visibility for workforce training initiatives, creatively and widely disseminating information on workforce training opportunities with FVD strategic areas. Assists in seeking new collaborative relationships with potential employers and community partners.
  • Designs and develops training programs for management and employees – including learning activities, audio-visual materials, instructor guides and lesson plans.
  • Recommends training and development systems.
  • Trains employees on HR issues and practices. Presents course materials.
  • Gathers feedback, reviews evaluations of training courses, and analyzes the effectiveness of training in terms of employee objectives, accomplishments, and performance.
  • Identifies and incorporates best practices and lessons learned into program plans.

Employee Relations

  • Diagnoses potential organizational problem areas and growth opportunities.
  • Cofacilitates team-building exercises and workshops.
  • Listens and communicates with management team to identify specific work situations requiring employees to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations, and technologies.
  • Attends and participates in monthly Communication / Team Meetings.
  • Resolves conflict within groups.

Performance Management / Development

  • Consults with management on performance, organizational and leadership matters.
  • Conducts needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance employee job performance and overall company performance.
  • Develops methods of measuring if performance management aligns with organizational goals.
  • Identifies data collection tools, data sources, benchmarks, and performance targets.
  • Builds effective strategic planning methods and implements programs at work that connect employees with business goals.
  • Directs the needs assessment for training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of employee performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the company.
  • Creates competency models – and clear definitions of desired individual or group performance.
  • Implements organizational effectiveness interventions.
  • Identifies initiatives and resources for workforce participants to eliminate barriers to maintaining consistent employment.


  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s Degree in Human Resources, Training and Development, Organizational Development, or related field with three (3) to five (5) years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience designing and implementing effective training and development programs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HR management, recruiting/interviewing, new hire training/onboarding, benefits administration, employee relations, performance management and development.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential, preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proven effective leadership / management skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, HRIS, and multimedia training platforms and methods.
  • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.


The Friendship Village of Dublin employees are expected to promote a healthy community culture for all residents and employees. This is a whole-person approach to health and wellness which includes nine dimensions of wellness. Through these efforts we can ensure and exceed residents’ wellness needs relating to their mind, body and soul, which may also have a positive effect on the employees, as a result.


The physical demands described here 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 functions.

Physical effort is required in that a lot of time is spent in front of the computer screen, copying many documents, distributing documents and general movement in an office environment.

This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of the position.



One of the reasons we are an employer of choice is the rich benefits package that we offer to our staff. As a part of Friendship Village of Dublin, you will have a wealth of benefits available to you. Including:   Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability/life/AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts, Retirement savings plan (with employer match), Generous Paid Time off, Wellness programs, Tuition reimbursement and more!

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