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Director, Leadership Development

Requisition #:  20172     
Name of Location:   Office Park (1655)
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 


The Director, Leadership Development will play a significant role in building leadership capability needed to support Children’s rapid growth by designing and delivering programs and curriculum across all levels of leadership. This positon will be responsible for identifying leadership development needs and design programs that close current leadership gaps as well as develop future capability.

The Director, Leadership Development leads a team of professionals to deliver solutions aimed at improving leadership skills across the system. Solutions include, but are not limited to, leadership development strategy, programs, curriculum, leader assessments, coaching, team building and facilitation, and new leader onboarding/orientation.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to build talent within an organization filled with intelligent, collaborative, hard-working employees who are focused on the mission of providing the best care for the kids across the state of Georgia.


  1. Establish philosophy, strategy, and programs for leader development that encompasses all levels of leadership at Children’s (executive, physician and system-wide).
  2. Ensure all supporting leadership development processes are aligned, valid, appropriately resourced, measured against desired outcomes/deliverables, and are reported.
  3. Design and develop multi-model curriculum to develop high-potential internal talent for critical roles across all levels of leadership.
  4. Create and oversee delivery of new leader and new manager first year experience, including orientation and assimilation activities, to ensure they are effectively delivering intended results.
  5. In partnership with senior leaders, identify the leadership capabilities needed both now and in the future across all levels of leadership. Translate those leadership capabilities into expectations, competencies and refresh the competency model as needed.
  6. Partner with HR, recruiting teams, and other leader stakeholders to assess manager and leader training needs to ensure internal leader readiness and execution of planned succession.
  7. Cultivate partnering relationships with third-party vendors.
  8. Hire, engage and develop a high performing Leadership Development team.
  9. Stay current on leading trends in leadership development, and be a thought leader for senior HR and executives on leadership development best practices.
  10. Serve as a member of the Learning Services Leadership Team (LSLT) and Human Resource Leadership Team (HRLT) to support system strategic plan, set strategic priorities and ensure execution of operational imperatives.
  11. Provide oversight and project management direction for critical learning initiatives.


  • Minimum of 7 years of experience designing and delivering leadership, talent development, and management programs.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading and developing a team of learning professionals.
  • Significant experience interacting with executives and facilitating executive-level meetings.


  • Deep expertise in developing leaders at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to scale content to meet the needs of the level of the learner.
  • Expertise with adult learning theory and fitting delivery method to content.
  • History of building and fostering positive relationships, both internally and externally. Able to collaborate and partner with other subject matter experts and business leaders.
  • Proven ability to influence, educate, and gain support of senior leaders for leadership development, the role leaders play in developing other leaders, and the activities needed to support effective leadership development.
  • Can effectively cope with change and can shift gears comfortably. Willing to shift between strategy, design, and delivery. Does whatever is needed to get the job accomplished.  
  • Highly effective in ambiguous environment and able to produce maximum results with little direction and guidance.
  • Excellent project management skills including planning, logistics, program management, scheduling, and budget adherence.
  • Self-motivated and directed, possessing an ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex assignments, with proven ability to assess competing priorities in a high energy, fast paced environment.
  • Strong business acumen, client-service, and results orientation.
  • Strong communicator with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Able to simplify complex topics so the uninformed end user can understand.
  • Practical in approach—has a natural orientation to getting things accomplished quickly in a high quality way, and maximizes results with the available budget.
  •  Advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and MS Project skills.
  • Prior experience working in a healthcare and/or academia setting is strongly preferred.


  • Prior experience working in a healthcare and/or academia setting is strongly preferred.


  • A Masters degree in Organization Development, Business Administration or other related field


  • No professional certifications required



Location Address:  1655 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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