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Change Management Specialist

Company: Abt Associates Inc.
Location: Rockville
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Rockville, MD, United States and 3 more Job Identification 102636 Job Category Business Operations Locations

  • 2200 Century Parkway, Atlanta, 30345, US
  • 10 Fawcett Street, Cambridge, 02138, US Posting Date 11/09/2022, 03:51 PM Apply Before 12/09/2022, 03:51 PM Job Schedule Full time Job DescriptionChange Management Specialist - (Org Development and Change Management Specialist 4)Position DescriptionThe Change Management Specialist will originate and execute change management strategies and plans that maximize organizational awareness and understanding, adoption and usage and minimize resistance to changes for one of the company's top strategic growth priorities involving the design and implementation of new organizational structures, operating models, and business processes aligned with Abt's strategic plan. The successful individual will collaborate with the leaders and business leadership teams to drive faster adoption by the employees, higher ultimate utilization, and greater proficiency of the changes to increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.Responsibilities
    • Apply change management methodologies to develop stakeholder analyses, impact assessments, and communication and training plans in collaboration with the project team to satisfy Organizational Change Management (OCM) milestones for the project
    • Organize and lead the change management activities such as weekly open office hours, focus groups, networking with internal employee resource groups, and other communication channels
    • Attend working group sessions to understand the impact on stakeholders and ensure that communication and training materials address the impact.
    • Advise project sponsors, stakeholders, and project team members on the benefits of change management and coach them to produce deliverables with a change lens
    • Develop communication and training materials for the implementation and adoption of the new organizational structure
    • Create timelines and activities detailing the implementation process, specifically focusing on how employees' work will change
    • Identify risks and create mitigation strategies
    • Support and monitor process rollout to ensure adoption and minimal disruption of normal business operations
    • Develop and customize written "What's Changing" communications and presentations for the individualized needs of each impacted stakeholder group
    • Identify opportunities to increase employee engagement and retention during change process
    • Work with project team to conduct an After Action Review and/or focus group to debrief lessons learned
    • Where applicable, leverage Abt's Change Management standard frameworks, tools, and templatesPreferred Qualifications
      • Experience rolling out changes to business processes across multiple corporate functions (e.g., human resources, finance, procurement, etc.) while considering interdependencies
      • Experience in creation and implementation of surveys to evaluate change management and adoption
      • PROSCI or other change management methodology certification a plus
      • Experience providing OCM solutions specifically for organizational design projects.
      • Experience drafting communication and training materials for the adoption of new business processes, roles, and responsibilities.
      • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing, and to lead presentations, training, and meetings
      • Ability to work effectively on a team and collaboratively across departments and divisions
      • Ability to build trust and collaborate with staff members at every level across the organizationMinimum QualificationsBachelor's Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master's Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experienceThis position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $79,485.87 to $127,177.40 and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysisAbt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.About Us Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top global research firms and one of the international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

        At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.
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