Senior Organizational Development Consultant

Washington, DC
Apr 10, 2023
Apr 16, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

As a Senior Organizational Development Consultant for Leadership Development, you will work to advance employee leadership capabilities across The Post. You will lead the design, development, and implementation of robust leadership development programs using a combination of formal and informal initiatives. The role reports to the HR Director, Talent Development and Culture.

  • You are excited to equip and support our leaders as they advance the mission of The Post and help us change and grow.
  • You have a creative and practical mind that finds effective and bold solutions to real problems.
  • You navigate a high-paced environment with ease and pivot quickly.
  • You take ownership of your work and reliably see things through to fruition.
  • You readily shift thinking from the company level to specific programs to individual deliverables.
  • You take pride in your curiosity and ability to learn and adapt.
  • You are highly relational and inspired by the idea of building and nurturing a community of leaders.

  • Accelerate new leaders' path to productivity by designing, administering, and facilitating a required training & onboarding program for newly hired and promoted managers.
  • Support emergent training needs by designing and implementing just-in-time development options for leaders.
  • Promote leader connections by creating optional and participant-led workshops & events and managing a digital community for leaders on Slack and other channels.
  • Support the mission and business needs of The Post by helping leaders be informed about and manage change.
  • Build relationships and support leaders by offering ad-hoc coaching.
  • Enhance recognition and buy-in of the development options by managing program branding, designing and implementing effective communication campaigns and managing digital content across channels and platforms.
  • Adopt and modernize all programs continuously to adjust to and capitalize on the evolving environment, including organizational changes, industry shifts, external events, technological advancements, etc.

Required qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience building, executing and supporting organization-wide development programs with at least 2 years of experience in leadership development.
  • Undergraduate degree in human resources, business, adult education or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to design developmental content (trainings, presentations, written content, etc.) using adult learning principles.
  • Skilled presenter, facilitator, writer, and communicator.
  • Solid experience consulting with executives and managers on real-time problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change in a complex organization.
  • Strong grasp of all talent management elements, including performance & succession management, employee engagement & retention, change management, hiring and compensation fundamentals, etc.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in human resources, business, adult education or related field.
  • Strong PowerPoint skills and design sensibility.
  • Good grasp of marketing and branding principles.


Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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