Organisational Development Manager

People Operations · Richmond, Victoria
Department People Operations
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

We at 99designs are a passionate crew, united by the philosophy of putting people first, people helping people create their own success, having fun and being creative. You may be aware that we are scaling rapidly; it’s a really big deal and the hyper-growth is exciting! The appointment of the newly created Organisational Development Manager position will play a significant part in helping our global team scale while ensuring 99designers maintain their core values as a people-first business.

A little bit about us....99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and designers to work together to create designs they love. Our mission is to champion creativity to create opportunities for people around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a worldwide community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies, and individuals. 

So what’s the role about?
The Organisational Development Manager defines the processes and drives initiatives that set up 99ers globally to perform and thrive by driving Learning and Leadership Development, Wellbeing, and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. 

Reporting to the Head of Learning, Leadership & Wellbeing (another newly created position), you will help make the 99d journey fun and enable 99ers to create their own success. More specifically, you will research, recommend, design, launch and facilitate people initiatives in close collaboration with the broader People Operations and leadership teams.

A little bit more about you
This role is perfectly suited to someone who is passionate about striking the right balance between strategic thinking and execution. This is a newly created division in a fast-growing, and changing environment and there is a lot to do! We’re looking for someone who is excited by defining strategic outcomes and making them happen.  This brings me to my next point, stakeholder management is your superpower. Your previous experience in learning and/or organisational development roles will enable you to communicate and understand the needs of a diverse audience, in different locations around the world. 

Why 99designs? 

As we continue to scale, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team that reflects the communities in which we operate. We want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. Our aim is to continue to foster a collaborative environment with a keen focus on innovation, growth and ownership. Below are just some of the things we do to support our people:


  • Career development and learning in whatever way suits you! Think paid R&D days, courses, formal and informal mentoring, conferences… however you learn best we’ve got you covered.
  • Culture of workplace flexibility and wellness. Study? Parent juggling? Everyone has different needs and the business will support you in the best way we can. Some people work remotely, some with flex start and finish times...the common thread is it’s all about your individual needs. 
  • Support for working parents. Paid parental leave policy for both primary and secondary carers, which can be accessed part time and is in addition to government payments.
  • Support for the community. In addition to 99nonprofits, 99designs provide one paid volunteer day a year for you to support a charity and the community as you see fit! 
  • We’re also a Proud Code Like a Girl internship partner, host of Girl Geek Academy hack days, & maintain popular open source projects, and support a range of other community groups. It’s in our DNA.

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  • Location
    Richmond, Victoria
  • Department
    People Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience