Director of OD in Waltham, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Looking for a Great Place to Work? According to Fortune Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, Connecticut Post, Hartford Courant and Hartford Business Journal… it’s Benchmark Senior Living. Not only do they tell us, but our associates live it every day.


At Benchmark, we look for and hire talent. Our associates are Called to Care in ways that impact lives through human connection. Team, collaboration, sharing resources and ideas are central to how we work. We are thought leaders creating quality experiences and inspiring personal growth for all who engage with us. We just happen to imagine, build and manage beautiful, private-pay communities geared toward older adults.


Are you Called to Care about your work, other people and making a difference? Do you believe that people and teams are Better Together than going it alone? Are you always striving to Be the Benchmark by which all others are measured? Then our core values match, and we’re interested in you.


The Director of Organizational Development(OD) is a specialist position with a focus on change and performance management. We are seeking a thought partner who brings hands on experience facilitating focus groups, developing OD interventions, and supporting an organization moving forward rapidly in a changing environment. This is an excellent opportunity for a results-driven, high performing, OD professional.

Reporting directly to the Sr. Director Associate Experience & Organizational Development, the Director of OD will assess, design, implement and manage successful leadership development systems, organizational development (OD) systems and processes, and initiatives to improve organizational effectiveness and performance. The OD team are a valued resource and instrumental in the process of accelerating organizational alignment, change, and development in support of Benchmark’s, mission, vision and values.

As the organization continues to move forward at a rapid pace, the Director of OD will assist in supporting key talent initiatives to prepare our associates for the future. The ideal candidate has great listening skills, the patience to evaluate before executing, and the ability to create safe spaces for team and individual coaching sessions.


  • Conducting needs assessments
  • Diagnosing, designing and developing applicable interventions
  • Implementing and evaluating interventions
  • Facilitating focus groups and team building
  • Developing a structured approach to organizational assessments
  • Ensure action plans are on target

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development (OD), Psychology, Education or related field with at least 7 years of experience in organizational design/development, organizational behavior, or related fields. Masters degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to use both quantitative and qualitative measures to assess, monitor and report on the success of OD and leadership development interventions.
  • Extensive background in adult learning
  • Experience in OD improvement cycles
  • Experience designing and implementing learning strategies to support business objectives required.
  • Coaching, mentoring, problem-solving, and critical thinking as well as project management experience is required
  • Change Management Certification preferred
  • ICF Certification preferred


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