Organizational Development Director

Clearance Level
Culture & Engagement
Falls Church, Virginia

REQ#: RQ78765

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

As a member of the Organizational Development team, the Organizational Development Director will design and implement organizational development activities aligned to our core areas of focus: Strategy, Leadership and Culture.  The OD team is a Center of Excellence in Human Resources aimed at driving initiatives that build GDIT’s organizational capabilities and build upon the foundation of our strategic imperatives and culture.  We are consultative thought partners, serving as trusted advisors to senior leadership and working across the enterprise to design and implement programs consistent with our organizational priorities and to impact our business results.    

Our ideal candidate will have direct experience serving as a consultant to C-suite leaders, with exceptional client service acumen and stakeholder management skills. This team member should also have a demonstrated passion for improving individual/organizational performance and experience in leading initiatives related to operationalizing strategy, developing leaders, and driving team performance.  This Director will also need to provide strong facilitation capabilities to foster collaboration and support internal teams.

  • Facilitate high engagement workshops with key stakeholders to codify annual enterprise strategic elements and support OD specific constructs
  • Support enterprise strategy development efforts and follow-on efforts to strengthen and reinforce strategic imperatives and priorities
  • Identify key organizational needs by developing trusted relationships with leaders across the enterprise and co-create solutions and approaches to help address gaps
  • Lead efforts on a GDIT team framework as a team construct to help guide team leads and to reflect Self, Teams and Enterprise; collaborate across the OD and HR teams for alignment and inputs
  • Design and facilitate team sessions for the purpose of leadership alignment, strategy alignment, behavior shifts.  Diagnose the challenges a team may be having and provide an approach to support them
  • Provide organizational development expertise and capabilities in the areas of coaching, employee engagement, team effectiveness, and culture building
  • Support succession management efforts, as needed, with our senior leaders to provide insight and identify development opportunities
  • Work closely with leaders and HR Business Partners to seek inputs, co-create and get aligned around the OD Center of Excellence services as provided to internal stakeholders
  • Interact with and build trustworthy relationships with the Executive Leadership team, senior leaders of the organization and HR colleagues
  • Apply key metrics to measure program success and effectiveness
  • Infuse best practices and research to enhance leadership experiences, team coaching and development
  • Contribute as needed to the OD team on other activities including team alignment sessions, culture focus groups and surveys and diversity and inclusion efforts,
  • Develop team members to deepen their capabilities, to be consultative and knowledgeable in delivering our team services to internal stakeholders
  • This position allows for telework in the Mid-Atlantic region with the understanding that in-person meetings or facilitation is required in the Norther Virginia locations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Resources, or related field and 15+ years of relevant progressive professional experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in organizational development or talent management that require different approaches to address complexity, scale, size and speed
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • coaching and delivering 360 assessment feedback
    • executing succession planning activities
    • change management initiatives
    • team effectiveness approaches
    • strategy development support
  • Ability to create effective PowerPoint slides to support meeting design
  • Strong motivational and high impact facilitation skills
  • Strong skills in presenting ideas, approaches and processes
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and constant change
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and ability to synthesize ideas and approaches in a compelling narrative
  • Highly collaborative work style and open to new ideas
  • Agility in seeing the big picture while focusing on details; able to see situations contextually in order to provide recommended course of action
  • Advanced analytical skills and critical thinking
  • High degree of self and social awareness and management
  • Strong judgment and discretion
  • Superior organization skills
  • Adept at establishing partnerships and building trusted relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills: listening, challenging, straightforwardness, rapport, trust, warmth, compassion, humility
  • Strong business acumen
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint


  • Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field
  • Certified in one or more assessment tools (i.e., Myers Briggs, DISC, The Leadership Circle
  • ICF Coaching Accreditation
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.