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Executive Leadership Development Director

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Office Park (1655) 
Requisition #:  35806



The Executive Leadership Development Director will play a significant role in building leadership capability needed to support Children’s rapid growth by designing and delivering programs and curriculum for our senior leadership teams.This leader will be responsible for identifying leadership development needs and designing and implementing programs that close current leadership gaps as well as develop future capability. Additional responsibilities will include designing and facilitating senior leadership and other targeted leadership curriculum, administering and debriefing leader assessments, coaching, team building and facilitation, and supporting other members of the Leadership Development team. This leader will also be responsible for designing, planning and implementing development programs for annual targeted development across all leadership levels each year. Finally, the Director will provide performance coaching to leaders who have participated in a competency based 360 assessment, or other tools adopted by the organization.

  1. Serve as internal expert on the assessment, development and delivery of programs for Executive and senior level leadership levels.
  2. Partner with Executive team, Human Resources, Recruiting team and other stakeholders to ensure appropriate development for identified executive populations.
  3. Ensure all supporting leadership development processes are aligned, valid, and measured against desired outcomes/deliverables. Report results as required.
  4. Design and develop multi-model curriculum to develop high-potential internal talent for critical roles across all levels of leadership.
  5. Design, develop and deliver learning for events scaling in size and scope up to 300 people that cross multiple levels.
  6. Cultivate partnering relationships with third-party vendors.
  7. Stay current on leading trends and best practices in leadership development and provide recommendations to senior HR and System executives on leadership development.
  8. Develop and manage project plans for critical learning initiatives.
  9. Serve as executive coach for program participants; manage external coaching resources as appropriate.
  10. Facilitate and build strong connections both in program content and with participant cohorts, as participants advance through program sessions and levels.
  11. Establish presence with audience members and facilitate session dynamics to promote engagement consistent with adult-learning best practices.
  12. Maintain certification in assessments. Provide developmental feedback and coaching to program participants and others as identified.
  13. Independently resolve problems and issues within scope of assignments. 
  • At least eight (8) years of experience designing and delivering leadership programs, and at least three (3) years doing so at the senior most level of the organization (Chief/Officer level).
  • Hands on experience with advanced psychometric assessments tools such as Hogan360, MBTI, Birkman, and DiSC.•    
  • A Masters degree in Learning, Organizational Development, Health or Business Administration, or related fields is required.
  • Deep expertise in developing and providing performance coaching with leaders at the Officer, Vice President, and Director levels. Significant experience interacting with executives and facilitating executive-level meetings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Able to deftly navigate change and the ability to shift focus as situations change. Willing to shift between strategy, design, and delivery. Does whatever is needed to get the job accomplished.
  • Self-motivated and highly effective in ambiguous environment. Able to produce maximum results with minimal direction and guidance.
  • Excellent project management skills including planning, logistics, program management, scheduling, and budget adherence.
  • 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.
  • History of building and fostering positive relationships, both internally and externally. Able to collaborate and partner with other subject matter experts and business leaders.
  • Prior experience working in a healthcare setting is strongly preferred. 
  • No professional certifications required

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed 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 638 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 70 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 fourteen 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 making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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