Kaiser Permanente Senior Director, IT People Programs, Professional Development & Effectiveness in Oakland, California

Leads and directs the IT People Program department and KPIT People Strategy planning and implementation. In collaboration with the team, works from an interdependent model of practice to create an IT curriculum to educate and develop technical depth in specialty functions/disciplines that prepare the KPIT workforce for current and future technical demands.

Direct the implementation of IT People Programs sponsored by the KPIT Leadership Team. Serves as the lead responsible for the significant design, development, implementation and evaluation of IT culture programs, training and development programs and career development programs. Work directly with technical experts, business leaders and vendors to create the appropriate training and development curriculum. Engage specialty areas and functional experts to facilitate curriculum development, direct adjunct faculty and bring groups to consensus. The incumbent will evaluate and assess the current state of IT technical education, identify potential solutions, develop business case(s) as needed, and lead the implementation of the solution.

Works to implement the educational plan horizontally across each year, and vertically across all years to support KPIT People Strategy. Interacts and consults widely with faculty, internal and external leaders and external IT development providers and institutions as necessary. Meets regularly with appropriate leaders, faculty, and committees to fulfill the vision of the programs and to ensure that all activities are in full compliance with regulatory requirements. Collaboratively implements objectives and priorities as set by the leaders, which include adhering to and demonstrating the organization's vision and mission and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion as an integral part of KPIT mission and values.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to program staff and vendors on matters of curriculum development, implementation and monitoring/evaluation related to innovation, leadership, and technology/professional subjects.

  • Assess and document the quality of teaching practice and efficacy of functional delivery.

  • Provide leadership and direction to KPIT on matters of innovation, new practice models, and People Programs initiatives.

  • Encourage, and work to develop educational innovation, creativity, and excellence.

  • Provide leadership for adjunct faculty development related to professional practice and industry trends.

  • Foster interdisciplinary participation in education and service across KPIT and Program Office.

  • Foster and encourage respect for all functional disciplines among management and staff.

  • Encourage and demonstrate the importance of positive cooperation, collaboration, inclusion and teamwork in administration.

  • Commitment to promoting a culture that nurtures diversity and inclusion of all people, inquiry, and scholarship.

  • Work across KPIT leaders to support testing, evaluating and implementing innovative learning models.

  • Ensure that, where applicable, certification standards are met and that best educational practices in the field.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum ten (10) years directly related experience leading educational, innovation, and practice change within business systems and Learning and Development settings. This includes: understanding of leadership theory, educational theory, and innovation theory, and demonstrated ability to apply to effect system change.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Leadership overseeing business and technical curriculum development and/or certification.

  • Extensive experience developing, planning and delivering education and development practices.

  • Expertise in the principles of learning and instructional design, adult learning theory, educational research, development of competency-based education, and assessment of student learning (skills, knowledge and attitudes).

  • Experience developing and utilizing technology-based instruction, small group education methodology and evaluation.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including project staff, faculty, a variety of disciplines, students, and administration.

  • Excellent writing skills as demonstrated with curriculum, white papers, or educational tools with a variety of teaching/learning approaches.

  • Demonstrated evidence of strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective critical thinking, and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.

  • Evidence of a commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion of all people, inquiry, and scholarship.

  • Demonstrated creativity and strategic thinking with the ability to take initiative and the willingness to learn.


TITLE: Senior Director, IT People Programs, Professional Development & Effectiveness

LOCATION: Oakland, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.