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Organizational Health & Development Director - KS Dept. For Children & Families - Administration (Topeka, KS)

Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:58 PM | Lori Maher (Administrator)

About the company:

Agency Mission: To protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility.

About the Role:

  • Who can apply:  External
  • Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits:  Yes
  • Veterans' Preference Eligible:  Yes

Compensation: $65,000.00 to $80,000.00

* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Employment Benefits

Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, Sick & Vacation leave; Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave and additional coverages

Position Summary & Responsibilities:

This position oversees the Office of Organizational Health & Development with the Kansas Department for Children & Families (DCF). This position will focus on enhancing the capacity of DCF through a comprehensive strategy for professional and organizational development to help achieve DCF’s priorities. Exercises strategic leadership to create and sustain a culture of leadership at all levels throughout the agency, as well as programs to advance best practices such as innovation.

Identifies needs and opportunities and make recommendations for employee development related activities and strategies to support agency priorities. Develops outcomes and provides regular updates on progress. Exercises supervision over staff and makes strategic decisions on behalf of the agency.


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Organizational Leadership Studies, Professional/Employee Education, Educational Technology, Human Resources Management or related field.
  •  Required:   At least seven years of progressively responsible experience working in the nonprofit or government sectors, or demonstrated experience working collaboratively with those sectors; OR at least seven years working in or directly with organizational development, organizational health, employee engagement, personnel training programs, human resources management or related area.

View the full position description:  http://content.dcf.ks.gov/hr/careers/K0226135.pdf

Recruiter Contact:  Debbie Lang

Recruitment Manager; Personnel Services; 2nd Floor
Kansas Department for Children and Families
555 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 296-5103 Fax: (785) 296-2173

Post-Offer, Pre-employment RequirementsSecurity Clearance:  A background check (KBI - criminal background, welfare fraud, driver's license and Child/Adult Abuse and Neglect Central Registry) is required for all positions with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) as a condition of employment, which may include fingerprinting and FBI check.  Security clearance must be obtained prior to employment with DCF.

How to Apply

Job Application Process

Go to www.jobs.ks.govand place this requisition number 196231 in the box provided and it’ll take you to the vacancy announcement with details on how to apply

*Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate Required:  Each applicant (even non-residents) applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website.  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199. Visit the Tax Clearance site for more information on and where to obtain this Kansas Department of Revenue document.

**How to Claim Veterans Preference: Veterans' Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position.  The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the agency recruiter.

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