• University of Washington
  • $87,420.00 -161,470.00/year*
  • Othello, WA
  • Education - Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 1016 S Broadway Ave

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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for five consecutive years.

The Human Resources department's mission is to support UW faculty and staff in successfully meeting the goals of the University by providing high quality and responsive human resources support to foster an exceptional work environment that encourages, nurtures and recognizes the professional development of University employees. The department's vision is to create a premier HR organization whose staff members are dedicated to the goal of working together to provide the highest possible quality of services in carrying out its mission.

Professional and Organizational Development (POD) has an outstanding 75-100% opportunity for a Senior Training and OD Consultant.

There are two major responsibilities of the Senior Training and Organization Development Consultant.

1. Partners with individual school, college, department and unit leaders and members to create organizations that act strategically to achieve University and divisional visions and goals. Consultation may result in strategic planning, customized training, facilitation, coaching, conflict mediation and/or other customized interventions aimed at enhancing organizational and individual performance.

2. Develops, coordinates, and conducts training programs for UW professional and classified staff, faculty administrators and faculty in areas related to organizational and individual performance. The Senior Organization Development Consultant defines campus-wide training needs, develops appropriate learning objectives and curriculum, conducts training, identifies speakers or instructors, and manages and evaluates program effectiveness. Programs are targeted to support supervisors and managers and to develop leadership at all levels of the University. Programs may include classes, workshops, seminars, lectures, and special events. The Senior Organization Development Consultant coordinates and designs programs to comply with federal and state regulations.

It is expected that these major responsibilities will be carried out in conjunction with and in consideration of the current UW practices, climate, culture and plans as well as the best current practices in organizational development and training profession. Senior OD Consultants are expected to learn about and adapt services to differences in and unique characteristics of the UW and Washington State organizations they are serving.

Reporting Relationship:
General supervision is received from the Director of Professional and Organizational Development. The Senior Training and Organization Development Consultant consults with the director on program responsibilities and is involved in long range planning for the unit. The Senior Training and Organization Development Consultant operates independently in the design, implementation, scheduling and delivery of consultation services and training programs.


Organization Development/Management Consultation
Responsible for responding to requests for Organization Development/Management Consultation.
Facilitates the assessment of organizational culture and functioning to identify preferred realities for the organization and its members.
Partners with clients to design, facilitate and achieve strategic approaches to support the accomplishment of their vision and goals. This includes strategic planning, accomplishing change, performance improvement, conflict resolution, leadership development, quality improvement, communications, team-building, diversity, process improvement, and other customized interventions.
Consults with, advises, and offers coaching, training, tools and resources to management teams and work groups in an effort to achieve defined goals and improve effectiveness.
Intervenes as needed to resolve conflict between individuals or factions within the group or between the group and outside constituents.
Identifies individual and/or team performance issues and facilitates interventions to resolve performance problems.
Makes recommendations based on University goals and practices, unit leader objectives for the organization and best practices of the field.

Fiscal Responsibility
Successfully structures and implements primarily self-supporting educational programs and consulting.
Develops and monitors contract budgets taking into consideration various factors, including development time, actual teaching/consulting time, administrative costs, and available resources.
Negotiates instructor/speaker compensation within Professional and Organizational Development Guidelines.

Project Management
Plans, develops, implements and evaluates projects using effective project management skills.
Manages multiple projects effectively taking into consideration time constraints, customers' multiple needs, resources available and impact on POD and other departments.

Communicates effectively with all levels of the UW organization.
Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all interactions.
Establishes scope, objectives, products, time schedule and expected outcomes through the development of client contracts.
Identifies and seeks out appropriate UW and external resources to gather necessary information for delivery of services.

Promotion and Marketing
In cooperation with Professional and Organizational Development's public information specialist and director:
-Delivers high quality training and consultative services that result in repeat customers and referrals.
-Writes descriptive copy for brochures, quarterly catalogs, letters, flyers, etc.
-Identifies target audiences.
-Makes presentations to groups of classified and professional staff members, faculty, and/or departmental meetings.
-Writes, edits or revises course materials.
-Promotes programs to potential individuals or groups.

Professional Development
Required to maintain current knowledge on varied topics related to training and organizational development. Methods of maintaining current knowledge include reading, practice, attendance at workshops and professional development programs, and successful implementation of newly acquired skills and theoretical models. Current information in the following topic areas is essential:
-Management and supervisory skills.
-Methods for building and improving team performance.
-Organizational and individual performance management.
-Organizational behavior, theories of group dynamics.
-Methods for managing organizational and individual change and transformation.
-Methods of planning, goal setting and implementation.
-Interpersonal and organizational conflict resolution methods.
-Project, meeting and time management.

Professional and Organizational Development Office Efforts
Contributes to the overall program development effort and administration by:
-Providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
-Participating in staff planning meetings.
-Performing special assignments.
-Working actively with Professional and Organizational Development staff to keep them informed and lines of communication flowing effectively.
-Serving on HR or University-wide committees.
-Modeling team effectiveness and communication.
-Representing Professional and Organizational Development to outside organizations.


  • Bachelors degree with emphasis on education, organizational development, management and/or communication.
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in organizational consulting and developing, presenting, implementing and evaluating educational programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with many levels of personnel, including faculty and other administrators, and professional and classified staff.

    This position requires familiarity with higher education, and such skills as training delivery, course development, budgeting and marketing. Other qualities necessary for the successful performance of the position include written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work in a professional manner as both a self-starter and a team member. A successful Senior OD Consultant will have well-developed and demonstrated analytical, problem solving and persuasion skills.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Masters degree preferred with emphasis on adult education, organizational development, management and/or communication.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Process Improvement, Strategic Planning and/or Continuous Quality Improvement.


    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your \"My Jobs\" page to take when you are ready.

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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