Senior OD Consultant & Executive Coach – Harvard University- Cambridge, MA

Business Title:

Sr. Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach

Job Summary:

Lead organizational development consulting efforts for schools/units. Key responsibilities include conducting organizational assessments and organization re-design; working with leadership to foster a culture of inclusion, innovation and engagement; designing and implementing large-scale change efforts, process improvement efforts, strategic planning, and leadership development. Serve as executive coach to senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Executive and Organizational Effectiveness (EOE), provide organization development consulting to senior administrative and faculty leadership in Harvard schools and departments. Key responsibilities include conducting organizational assessments and organization re-design; working with leadership to foster a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and engagement; designing and implementing large-scale change efforts, and strategic planning. Serve as executive coach to senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as OD consultant to senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders, including but not limited to conducting organizational assessments and organization re-design; working with leadership to foster a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and engagement; designing and implementing large-scale change efforts, and strategic planning efforts.
  • Develop and implement organization development solutions in partnership with related HHR departments and local school/unit leadership.
  • Collaborate with relevant CWD colleagues in developing intervention strategies.
  • Serve as executive coach to senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders.
  • Collect, share, and publicize resources, tools, and best practices for key initiatives, and convene relevant communities of learning.
  • Facilitate leadership, EDIB, dynamic work strategies (hybrid/flex work) workshops for senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders.
  • Represent CWD and HHR on University and external committees.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Typical Core Duties:

  • Serve as OD consultant to senior administrative and faculty leaders, including but not limited to: conducting organizational assessments and organization re-design; consulting to department and school/unit leadership in fostering a culture of inclusion, innovation and engagement; designing and implementing large-scale change efforts, process improvement efforts, and leadership strategic planning efforts
  • Collaborate with relevant colleagues to develop and implement intervention strategies relevant to organization needs and strategic priorities
  • Advise client groups on all aspects of organizational development
  • Serve as executive coach to senior administrative and faculty leaders
  • Identify, gather, share and publicize resources, tools and best practices for key initiatives, and convene relevant communities of learning
  • Represent area on University and external committees
  • Ensure compliance with University Human Resources policies, procedures, and requirements and applicable legal regulations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in organizational development (or related area) preferred along with a minimum of eight years OD consulting experience.
  • Certificate in coaching (or equivalent training) with a minimum of three years of leadership coaching experience required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in consulting skills working with executives and large-scale interventions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a broad array of leadership and organization development areas, with special emphasis on DIB&E, organization design, strategy development and implementing change.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess organizational needs and culture and implement appropriate interventions.
  • Demonstrates insight and creativity and offers options and solutions when approaching issues or problems.
  • Is proactive in identification and communication of issues or barriers that may impede an initiative or compromise its success and uses critical thinking skills to identify and determine alternative solutions/approaches.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills, both written and oral, with the ability to clearly and concisely share information and ideas with a range of senior audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong professional relationships across the organization and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • A flexible “can do” attitude and approach to the work.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion and tact.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Certificate in executive coaching (or equivalent training or experience) with a minimum of three years of leadership coaching experience required.
  • Work is performed in an office setting

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Human Resources Consulting is currently developing hybrid workplace models which actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. Furthermore, individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in organizational development (or related area) preferred along with a minimum of eight years OD consulting experience.
  • Certificate in coaching (or equivalent training) with a minimum of three years of leadership coaching experience required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in consulting skills working with executives and large-scale interventions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a broad array of leadership and organization development areas, with special emphasis on DIB&E, organization design, strategy development and implementing change.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess organizational needs and culture and implement appropriate interventions.
  • Demonstrates insight and creativity and offers options and solutions when approaching issues or problems.
  • Is proactive in identification and communication of issues or barriers that may impede an initiative or compromise its success and uses critical thinking skills to identify and determine alternative solutions/approaches.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills, both written and oral, with the ability to clearly and concisely share information and ideas with a range of senior audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong professional relationships across the organization and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • A flexible “can do” attitude and approach to the work.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion and tact.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Certificate in executive coaching (or equivalent training or experience) with a minimum of three years of leadership coaching experience required.
  • Work is performed in an office setting

This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Human Resources Consulting is currently developing hybrid workplace models which actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. Furthermore, individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

Apply Here

PI190954023

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65521621
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Harvard University
  • Position Title: Senior OD Consultant & Executive Coach
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
  • Required Travel: None

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.