Sr. Organizational Development Consultant – Yale University – New Haven, CT

University Job Title: Senior Organizational Development Consultant
Bargaining Unit: None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations
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Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 221 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Human Resources
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
Reporting to the Associate Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Organizational Development (OESD), the Sr. Organizational Development Consultant will build programs and talent management tools that enhance the organizational and individual capabilities of staff at Yale in alignment with HR and operational strategy. In addition, serving as an internal consultant, the successful incumbent will provide organizational development services to Yale Departments based on research, best practices, and project management expertise to support the achievement of organizational goals through human resources systems and tools, including learning and development, leadership development, talent and succession planning, performance management, individual development and change management. The Sr. Organizational Consultant will have senior-level experience building a “learning organization” and aligning organizational structure and processes to influence employee behavior, motivation, and performance. This is an exciting opportunity to develop and work with all levels of leaders across Yale’s campus to enhance Yale’s talent management capabilities and to grow the organizational capabilities of management and union staff.

Essential Duties:
1. Designs and recommends organizational development strategies, initiatives, programs and interventions in support of the enterprise business strategy. 2. Anticipates organizational impacts of current and future business strategies and develops/provides advice, action plans and interventions to minimize risk and increases organizational performance. 3. Leads the development of organizational and individual effectiveness/performance assessments and the development of recommendations that enable proactive management of business and people issues and risks. 4. Provides Best Practice Organizational Development and Design models and methodology as well as useful applicable research. 5. Identifies, assesses and diagnoses client problems and issues, including data gathering, research and data analysis. 6. Partners with, includes and/or interacts with other HR staff and directors to increase effectiveness and collegiality. 7. Provides leadership in change management and transformation by consulting on and developing strategic and tactical approaches and practices. 8. Provides a broad range of consultative services to all levels of employees. 9. Facilitates select forums and meetings to foster organization learning. 10. May supervise other staff. 11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources, Psychology, or a related field and a minimum of six years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability working with all levels of management, assessing needs, diagnosing workforce challenges and creating appropriate interventions to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness in support of strategic goals.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated proficiency with OD principles and tools, such as strategic planning, organizational analysis, needs assessment, cultural assessment, organizational design, goal setting, instructional design, optimizing performance, and expert facilitation.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated ability managing OD projects i.e. process improvement interventions, team effectiveness initiatives, leadership program course development and delivery, assessment and coaching. Ability to identify best practices and lessons learned into future program planning. Ability to spot future organizational trends and proactively readjust, as necessary.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability providing leadership, coaching and guidance for talent management processes such as performance management, leadership and staff development, developmental 360, coaching, and individual development planning.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated ability to develop and utilize HR metrics to identify organizational trends, perform data analysis and develop strategies to monitor and measure effectiveness of progress.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience implementing change management principles and theories, talent management programs via technology solutions. Understanding core functions of human resources management and OD solutions integration. Strong project management and planning skill. Experience with current OD principles, practices, and trends in leadership and management; experience in a University setting.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit “Learn about background checks” under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It’s Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.

Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 66630081
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Yale University
  • Position Title: Sr. Organizational Development Consultant

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