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Director of Training & Organizational Development

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JOB ID: 22000005

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Human Resources

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is seeking a Director of Training and Organizational Development to ensure that MHS staff is well equipped to support the School’s success as it grows to serve more students in a dynamic environment.  Milton Hershey School is expanding enrollment from 1,900 students to 2,300 students from underserved settings.  In addition to providing a cost-free Pre-K through 12th grade career focused education, the School provides a home, food, clothing, health-care and more to the entire student body.  Milton Hershey School employs over 1,400 full-time staff, in addition to part-time and seasonal staff – each one contributing to student success, in a wide variety or roles. 

The Director is responsible for the development, coordination and facilitation of employee and management/leadership development programs.  This includes new employee onboarding, retention/engagement programming, supervisory training, emerging leaders programming, ensuring required training delivery and completion, innovating on training & development delivery, and collaboratively programming with other Hershey entities.  The Director also proactively seeks opportunities for the Department to be a value add partner throughout the School.  This is a highly visible and impactful role for MHS.  Responsibilities include:

  • Assessing organizational developmental needs.
  • Researching, designing, implementing and evaluating programs.
  • Collaborating with leadership to ensure programs achieve organizational goals, including the School’s performance management system.
  • Planning and facilitating engaging & value-add monthly school-wide leadership update & professional development meetings.   
  • Leads the implementation of policies and procedures related to training, education, professional development, and employee performance.
  • Oversight of the tuition reimbursement and sabbatical leave programs.
  • Oversees departmental budget and staff of 2. 
  • Collaborates within the HR Team.
  • Monitors the organization and our dynamic society to make pro-active recommendations for change management and strategic planning purposes.   


  • Master’s degree in Organizational Development / HR or related field. 
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in an OD/Training leadership role. 
  • Knowledgeable regarding adult learning theory and successful strategies. 
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft applications.  ELM experience preferred.  Peoplesoft experience a plus.    
  • Demonstrated skills in successfully assessing & innovating organizational development programming, and leading change.
  • Demonstrated skills in taking concepts to actionable deliverables producing desired results. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal including influencing and consultative skills.  High degree of discernment and detail orientation are essential.    
  • Exceptional communication skills including platform, verbal and written.  Skilled in delivering executive level presentations.
  • Advanced leadership skills in strategic planning, and managing processes and people. 
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills to prioritize and oversee multiple competing initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success in staff oversight, vendor management and budget oversight.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity as all MHS staff are considered role models for students.
  • Seeking candidates eager to actively engage with students. 

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