Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Sr Change Mgmt Consultant

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 8, 2019

Job Description

As our Senior Change Management Consultant, you will play a key role in advancing Virginia Tech’s mission and bold vision.  The university has a number of transformational initiatives underway and our change managers will ensure cultural change initiatives for new business processes, systems, technologies, job roles and organizational structures are successful. The change manager will be focused on the people side of change, by working to reduce employee resistance to change and increase the speed of adoption of new behaviors needed for change initiatives to be successful. The change manager will deliver best in class change management practices that are integrated with business plans in a systematic and rigorous way.  The change manager is the owner of the change management deliverables, including communication plans, impact assessment, risk mitigation, and success metrics.  This position reports to the Vice President for Business Affairs.

Required Qualifications

Educational background in Industrial Org Psychology, Organizational Development or Organizational Change, or related field

Demonstrated experience in leading organizational change management initiatives or consulting with track record of success

Qualification / Certification in Change Management

Working knowledge and understanding of key change management models and frameworks (i.e. Lewin's, Kotter's 8 Step, ADKAR, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

Strong business sense and ability to align change management process to business needs

Ability to influence leadership and develop employee support and engagement

Skilled at taking a consultative and collaborative approach to problem solving

Excellent facilitation and communication skills

Strong project management and analytical skills

Outstanding verbal, written and presentation skills

Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate teams

Highly developed influencer and negotiator

Strong analytical, interpretive and decision-making capabilities

Ability to convey complex technical concepts in user-friendly language

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Review Date

August 23, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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