Organizational Development Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Non-Executive Management

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The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. Brennan Center's work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them - in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.The Administration department includes Office Management, CRM Management and Human Resources (HR). The Organizational Development Manager (ODM) is part of the 3 person HR team, which also includes an HR Business Partner and a Senior HR Specialist. The team manages benefits, recruiting, diversity & inclusion, compensation, performance management, training, and organizational development.Reporting directly to the Vice President of Administration, the ODM drives the Brennan Center's organizational development and cultural change management efforts. S/he develops and implements HR programs that support the Brennan Center's efforts to achieve its strategic business goals and operational objectives. The Brennan Center for Justice has grown from 70 to almost 130 staff in just 3 years. The ODM will work at the forefront of our initiatives to manage intense growth as we develop the organization to fulfill our social justice mission.Responsibilities* Develop, implement and manage training efforts for all employees including skill building, professional development and management* Formulate and administer human resource initiatives including 360-degree feedback and employee engagement surveys. Identify and incorporate industry best practices* Leverage established OD models to assess and understand departmental and organizational needs, inform recommendations, measure success and tailor solutions* Oversee legal and undergraduate internship program. Develop program onboarding, schedule and training strategies* Educate employees on HR issues and practices, as needed* Facilitate communication among employees and management. Guide managers and employees on problem solving, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance* Address employee relations efforts with a structured, productive approach* Work collaboratively with the HR Business Partner and Senior HR Specialist. Support recruitment, diversity & inclusion and compensation analysis efforts* Consult with management on performance, organizational and leadership matters* Additional responsibilities as need.Qualifications* Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field is strongly preferred; PHR or SPHR certification a plus.* 10-15 years of Human Resources experience or a combination of Human Resources and Business experience required.* 5 years of demonstrated experience in a Generalist or organizational development role.* 2-3 years in a nonprofit setting preferred.* Ability to work independently and to research solutions on a broad array of HR disciplines and make sound, thoughtful recommendations on actions and policies.* Demonstrated relationship-building and problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal skills, and flexibility.* Effective influencing skills and demonstrated ability to execute new and existing programs and processes.* Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion in relationships and exercise sound judgment.* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.* Highly computer literate, including Microsoft Office applications, and familiarity with payroll applications (ADP).* A good sense of humor.Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package, including ample vacation allowance and a generous 401k contribution.How to apply: Please visit and upload your cover letter, resume, and a list of contact details for 3 references. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but our final deadline for applications is July 31, 2019. No calls, please. If you are unable to upload your documents, you may send them to with \"Organizational Development Manager\" in the subject line, after registering in the online system.The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center* Hires staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic identities;* Creates a workplace where true diversity is fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged;* Ensures that all members of the Brennan Center community feel welcome and respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the institution; and* Is committed to supporting low-income communities and communities of color particularly affected by social inequities.

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