Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position please visit our website Benefits page.
Resumes received by August 31, will receive first consideration
This position will not exceed 3 year duration, and continuation during that time is contingent upon funding and performance.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell's current enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and almost half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands a river just north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement http://www.uwb.edu/diversity
UW Bothell Organizational Excellence and Human Resources (OEHR) and Administration and Planning (AP) has an outstanding opportunity for an Organizational Development Specialist.
The Organizational Development (OD) Specialist will be dual report position, reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of OEHR and Vice Chancellor of AP.
The Organizational Development (OD) Specialist will support the successful implementation of UW Bothell's Budget Recalibration Initiative, which will be phased- in over the next three years. This position is responsible for supporting the Schools and Units to assess current work processes, staffing levels, metrics, creation and implementation of change management plans, organizational support and training that will maximize employee engagement and enhance campus culture. The OD Specialist will also coordinate and offer campus wide training on topics including meeting effectiveness, process improvement, managing projects, etc.
This position will partner with members of the Institutional Planning and Budget and Organizational Excellence/Human Resources teams that are focused on organizational structure, process improvements/efficiencies, change management, communications, and development of staff. Additional responsibilities include supporting the implementation of a new budget modeling process and the change associated with this. The position will support functional teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans, and providing support and coaching to unit leadership, front-line managers, and supervisors as they help their direct reports through the budget re calibration and workforce planning integration.
Organization and Process Improvement
Lead or facilitate teams to improve process efficiency and enhance campus culture using a variety of approaches, based on client readiness and need
Partner with campus leadership, OE/HR team and School/Unit-leads to determine what kind of data to collect, assist with collection, and analyze data to recommend improvements, changes and streamlining
Develop process, organizational and work unit measures
Design approaches to transitioning individuals and teams amid changes in budget process and resource allocation
Change/Transition Management and Communication
Provide subject matter expertise and guidance to support changes by advising/coaching School/Unit-level leaders and managers on the creation and implementation execution of needed change management activities
Coordinate with other resources across UW to provide assistance to School/Unit-level leaders and managers in developing approaches for realizing cost and efficiency savings within their units
Identify potential individual and organizational points of resistance, and develop plans to support engagement
Work with Communications and OE/HR teams to develop plans and activities to support the people-side change; support communication and training efforts at the units
Partner with School/Unit leads to integrate change management activities into their process improvement planning
Learning and Development
Develop and deliver process improvement and other training programs for UW Bothell Faculty and Staff:
Assess leadership and employee needs through organizational assessments
Assess organizational structures and make recommendations, as needed, for change
Develop, deliver and/or secure training needed for organizational effectiveness
Create or customize curriculum for teaching topics on process improvement, quality improvement, organizational development, meeting effectiveness, communications, etc.
Deliver departmental, team, cross-functional and campus wide training to improve organizational effectiveness
Revise training as needed based on leadership and participant feedback and new information
Use a variety of presentation formats, including lecture, large and small group exercises, simulations and role-playing, panel presentations, web-based and structured exercises
Actively explore new ideas for related training topics and develop programs where needed
Other work as assigned.
Required: Bachelor's degree in organizational development, IO psychology, social work, business or related field.
At least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Demonstrated Organizational Development and process improvement skills
Comprehensive knowledge of training planning, curriculum, and aid design and development
Commitment to excellent customer service and appreciation of diversity
Excellent planning, organizational, project and business management skills
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, including active listening and the ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated experience turning ideas into results
Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools
Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive working relationships with a wide array of stakeholders, colleagues, and staff
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team; ability to work collaboratively with and through others
Strong business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenge
Strong organizational problem solving, conflict management and root cause identification skills
Strong customer focus and excellence in relationship management
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook and web
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's degree in related field
A minimum of five years' experience
Higher education experience
Conditions of Employment: Work space is in an open workspace environment. This position may need to work beyond or outside of a typical 40 hour work week.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.