Organizational Development (OD) Specialist II

Rockville, MD
Mar 06, 2017
May 10, 2017
Full Time

Job Title:

Organizational Development Specialist  II

Position #:




Bargaining Status:






Salary Range:

$64,417.60 - $87,110.40

Online applications must be received by Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Montgomery College, Rockville has need for a full-time, Organizational Development Specialist II
, S03843, in the Office of Human Resources/Strategic Talent Management. The normal work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, occasionally, evening and weekend hours may be required.


Job Summary:

The Organizational Development Specialist uses behavioral science and an understanding of the Colleges goals, systems, and strategies to increase efficacy in the workplace. Organizational development expands the knowledge and effectiveness of employees to accomplish successful change and performance. The work of the Specialist will impact strategic organizational development and improvement, talent management, succession planning, and human resources education and training. Contacts and interaction vary and involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators, colleagues, managers, directors, and representatives of peer institutions and other external organizations for the purpose of gathering and exchanging information, and to facilitate work processes.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct and contribute research, analysis and ideas to the development of the College's strategy to ensure that organizational change and improvement initiatives are appropriately integrated and aligned with the institution's strategic and operational goals.
  • Design and deliver organizational improvement and change management strategies, processes and interventions that support the College's intention to be a high performing organization.
  • Contract, coordinate and manage contracted external consulting services in order to ensure timely, effective and cost-efficient delivery of organizational development consulting services.
  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement at multiple levels (i.e., individual, team, unit, system) employing a variety of tools and strategies (e.g., assessments and diagnostic tools, process/system reviews, analysis) in order to understand barriers and possible solutions; conduct external research on best practices, innovation and emerging trends.
  • Work collaboratively with the HR leadership team, HR business partners, and HR communications specialist to ensure effective communication and consultation services in support of organizational change and improvement.
  • Work collaboratively with the HR leadership team, HR business partners, and key stakeholders to develop and ensure successful implementation of a systemic strategy and approach to talent management and succession planning for the College and to redesign, implement and deliver programming for onboarding and orienting new employees to the College, leveraging both technology/online resources and personal interaction for an optimal learning and engagement experience; to design, develop and deliver programs for HR-related training and development needs (i.e., performance management, collective-bargaining agreements, HR policies, procedures and processes, etc.).
  • Coordinate and oversee the scheduling and logistics of HR training, development and new employee orientation programs, and activities.
  • Implement and coordinate new processes and programming to support management and supervisory performance improvement initiatives.
  • Assess various staffing needs and gap analyses and determine methods to address retention management, realignment, recruitment planning, and career development.
  • Provide organizational and leadership coaching to leaders, managers and supervisors at all levels and divisions of the Organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Organizational Development, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Leadership/Management, Administration, Human Resources Management or a related behavioral/social-science discipline.
  • Five years of experience assessing, designing, developing, and delivering organizational development interventions.
  • Three years of experience training, coaching, and conducting group facilitation.
  • Two years of experience serving as a manager and/or supervisor.
  • Training and/or certification in administering and interpreting organizational assessments
  • Thorough knowledge of organizational development theories, principles, and practices, behavioral science methodologies, and management principles and techniques.
  • Skill in verbal and written communications, interpersonal relations, and presentation delivery.
  • Skill in influencing others to collaborate and partner to support strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to apply organizational development theories, coach, counsel, advise, and mediate conflict.
  • Ability to design, develop, and deliver training and supporting educational materials.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Organizational Development, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Leadership/Management, Administration, Human Resources Management or a related behavioral/social-science discipline.
  • Experience in  designing & developing performance evaluation tools
  • Familiar with online performance platforms
  • Familiar with Workday HCM and Performance Management

Application Process

  • Online applications must be received by Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
  • To apply, please visit
  • The application process includes 10 steps.
  • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
  • For consideration, you must:
    1. Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
    2. Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4); and
    3. E-sign your application. (Step 9)

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire

  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Participation in a retirement plan
  • Submission of an official transcript of the degree required for the position


Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.


For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:
at least two weeks
in advance.


Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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