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Covenant Health SYSTEM DIRECTOR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT in Tewksbury, Massachusetts


Develops and implements a comprehensive workforce-centered organizational development program that facilitates the professional development and continuous learning of Covenant’s human resources in support of the mission, strategic plan and operating goals of the system. Leads and manages the design, development, delivery and evaluation of learning events, programs, policies and strategies in support of a high performing learning organization. Chairs the System Learning Advisory Board.


Demonstrates knowledge/skill in these key competency areas:

  1. Strategic and Operational Leadership of Workforce Learning & Leadership Development
  • Adult learning theory and practices/industrial organizational psychology

  • Leadership program development and deployment

  • High Potential and Executive leadership development and coaching

  • Federal, state, local and legal compliance training requirements

  • Clinical and Non-Clinical Curriculum Development

  • Performance, motivation and competency assessment theory, methodology and tools

  1. Learning Technology and Instructional Design
  • HR Systems administration

  • Learning Management System design and administration

  • Learning data analytics design, analysis and reporting

  • Instructional learning design analysis and diagnosis

  • Digital and virtual learning technologies

  • ADDIE instructional design process

  1. Compliance Leadership and Accountability
  • Demonstrated knowledge and leadership in maintaining the appropriate confidentiality and security of employee information.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of federal, state, and local regulatory policies and procedures.

  1. Ethical Practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge and leadership ability to maintain compliance of state, federal and local ethics guidelines and policies.

  • Ethics knowledge and administration within a healthcare setting, including the Catholic Ethical and Religious Directives (ERD’s).

  • Demonstrated ability to build leadership credibility across multi-cultural situations, facilities and customers.

  1. Business Acumen
  • Demonstrate a capacity for understanding the business operations and functions within a healthcare organization.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the strategic relationship between effective human resources management and core business functions, i.e., the empirically measured linkage between the employee experience and the patient/resident experience.

  • Ability to build a business case for HR management (e.g., return on investment/ROI) as it relates to efficient and effective organizational functioning, especially in a faith-based healthcare organization.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and capability to apply organizational performance and development metrics and attainable targets and their correlation to business success.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain internal and external stakeholder respect through demonstrating the return on investment of cultural and organizational development initiatives and employment value branding.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the industry and business/competitive environment within Covenant’s market and beyond.

  • Fiscal/budget knowledge and leadership.


  • Communication, Collaboration and Coordination

  • Documented knowledge and application of collaborative decision-making methods and skills. Maintains openness to others’ ideas and makes decisions based upon experience, data, facts and reasoned judgment.

  • Recognizes and seizes opportunities to listen to the perspectives of key leaders, stakeholders and partners across the Covenant system.

  • Incorporates into own schedule a structured plan for communication meetings, site visits and periodic written updates.

  • Ensures accurate and complete information flows freely through the layers of Covenant Health through the use of appropriate media and method.

  • Actively engages a broad range of resources in developing strategic and operational goals and objectives.

  • Coach and Develop

  • Works collaboratively with direct reports in setting annual and “just in time” performance and learning goals, and preparing challenging performance and learning plans that are aligned to Covenant’s mission and values.

  • Provides direct reports with the knowledge, skills and tools need to successfully execute his/her performance goals.

  • Deliberately sets aside time to prepare and conduct regular coaching sessions with direct reports to share critical information, and to plan, review, improve and praise performance.

  • Ensures and guides direct reports on how to effectively coach and develop others.

  • At regular intervals, utilizes a structured process for asking for, receiving and acting on constructive feedback from direct reports and key stakeholders.

  • Influence and Inspire

  • Creates an environment that enables direct reports/individuals to fully utilize their talents by making them feel supported, significant, encouraged, respected and empowered.

  • Successfully leads, motivates and helps team members navigate through administrative and operational changes within the matrixed setting of a healthcare system/corporate setting.

  • Utilizes a high degree of self-awareness to align leadership style to meet the diverse work styles, perspectives and needs of their direct reports.

  • Demonstrates the ability to inspire innovation in human resources delivery and outcomes through the encouragement of team members to pursue learning and problem solving in their areas of personal interest and passion.

  • Recognizes, celebrates and appropriately rewards team/team member accomplishments.

  • Maintains openness to others’ ideas and makes decisions based upon experience, data, facts and reasonable judgement

  • Manages internal and external relationships in ways that promote the best interests of all participants

  • Deliver Results

  • Drives the division to achieve and surpass business goals and objectives.

  • Holds direct reports accountable for applying the knowledge and skills learned through developmental experiences to achieving performance goals.

  • Assesses and leads gaps resolution of division capability in achieving planned/desired results.

  • Prioritizes to make the important urgent and is intolerant of postponement.

  • Safety and Risk Management

  • Understands process application of appropriate risk management key stakeholders, situational review and timely/accurate reporting

  • Understands and appropriately applies incident tracking, review, resolution, preventative and reporting procedures, including, but not professional licensing boards.

  • Demonstrates ability to work and lead effectively under stress on a regular or continuous basis.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and process application for creating a safe and secure employee work environment

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Adult Education or other related field is preferred.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in instructional design, learning and development, or other related field, specific to healthcare with increasing levels of responsibility.

  • PHR/SPHR Certification is preferred, but not required

Covenant Health Mission Statement

We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

Our Core Values:


We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.


We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.


We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.


We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.