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Director of Leadership and Learning

State of North Dakota
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
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Director of Leadership and Learning

At the State of North Dakota, we are driven by our purpose of empowering people, improving lives, and inspiring success. Through our values of gratitude, humility, curiosity and courage, our talented workforce is committed to providing exceptional services for the citizens of North Dakota.

As the Director of Leadership and Learning, you will lead and deliver leadership and learning initiatives to equip our workforce with 21st century leadership skills. You will play a key role in developing a leadership development learning strategy that creates a learning and growth mindset culture.

The Director of Leadership and Learning will report to the Chief People Officer and will partner with Agency Leaders, the Governor’s Office, and team members in Human Resource Management Services (HRMS) to drive leadership and learning strategies during a time of unparalleled innovation and advancement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide world class cutting edge thought leadership that creates a training program that aligns to future workforce needs and readies team members to create measurable impact.
  • Design a strategy to onboard team members that increases their workforce satisfaction, retention and is a recruitment tool for North Dakota state government.
  • Partner with state agencies regarding leadership development content to create an aligned, effective, and cohesive learning environment.
  • Engage and lead a statewide team of trainers across state government to share, leverage and deliver leadership and learning best practices
  • Identify and communicate ongoing learning system needs, requirements, and solutions.
  • Develop requests for proposals, determine contract providers, and authorize and monitor contracts as required.
  • Select and train assigned staff; plan, assign, monitor, and review the work of staff; develop and implement work standards, goals, and performance measures.
  • Represent HRMS and leadership before the Legislature, employee groups, other state agencies, and organizations.
  • Plan, develop, and administer a budget and staffing plan to meet program needs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration, human resource management, or a closely related field and seven years of leadership development and training experience; and five years of successful team leadership/management experience within a corporate, business or government environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a change agent versed in change management methodology who personally embraces continual improvement.  
  • Strong business acumen and project management understanding.   Possesses the ability to create learning solutions that drive business impact.
  • Ability to use technology to effectively communicate and drive results with employees across the state.   Able to use technology to create materials for presentations and to understand trends in training results.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-learner who can effectively solve problems creatively and can use the scientific approach to drive impact.
  • Proven ability to foster an inclusive and diverse environment.
  • Experience in influencing organizations, groups or in teaching.
  • Evidence of strategic planning experience.

 Application Procedures:

Apply online via the State of ND Careers site: www.nd.gov/careers. The closing date to apply is 11:59 pm on August 28, 2019. Must complete the online application, including a resume and a cover letter providing details how your education, work experience, and skills qualify you for this position.

For more information or if you need accommodation or assistance in the application or selection process, contact HRMS at 701-328-3293, e-mail at recruiter@nd.gov, or TDD: 800-643-3916.


Posted: 2019-08-14 Expires: 2019-09-13

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