First-level director. May report to executive or senior director. Leads the work of functional area in absence of senior director.

Degree of Independent Judgement

Assists executives and/or senior directors in defining organizational goals and strategic plans. Failure to achieve goals will have critical impact on success of functional area and organization.


Develops guidelines, processes, and procedures for assigned functional area. Responsible for resource allocation, including budget and personnel. Makes strategic decisions based on company goals and objectives. Responsible for hiring, firing, performance appraisals, and pay reviews.

Education & Experience

Extensive business knowledge with a comprehensive understanding of the organization and functional area. Advanced leadership skills. Typically requires a bachelor's and 15+ years of relevant experience.