Organizational Development Specialist
St. Paul, MN 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

This Organizational Development (OD) Specialist plays a key role in managing organizational development and change management initiatives to drive a high-performance culture. The OD Specialist builds strategic partnerships across the organization to improve organizational effectiveness and maximize employee potential. This role will consult with management and other leadership to identify organizational initiatives and develop programs and inclusive interventions to address them. The OD Specialist implements major changes associated with operations and diagnoses potential problem areas. Working closely with the human resource and education teams, the OD Specialist recommends training and development approaches, and leads initiatives to design and implement organizational effectiveness interventions, along with methods of measuring if performance management aligns with the goals.

**This is a hybrid role - 60% onsite in St Paul, 40% work from home.

The annual salary range for this opportunity is $80,100 to $120,161, with a median salary of $100,131/annually. Pay is dependent on several factors including relevant work experience and internal equity. Salary is just one component of the compensation package for employees. Gillette supports career progression and offers a competitive benefits package, including a retirement saving match, tuition and certification reimbursement, paid time off, and health and wellness benefits.

Primary Position Responsibilities

  • Design and implement programs that align the workforce with organizational strategies and culture.
    • Proactively collaborates with key stakeholders to identify opportunities to increase effectiveness, align activities, and assess gaps.
    • Identifies root cause and offers solutions, following up to ensure needs are met.
    • Identifies OD needs and creates tools, resources, and trainings to enable strategy implementation.
    • Plan and lead short and long-term planning for OD programs.
    • Monitors and continually improves the effectiveness of OD programs to advance the strategy and culture.
  • Creates and Implements Change Management Strategy & Framework
    • Develops effective and inclusive change management strategies, frameworks, and project plans.
    • Facilitates change management initiatives, applying change management principles philosophies, and practices.
    • Creates related deliverables: communication plan, roadmap, coaching plan, resistance management plan, change readiness progress.
    • Supports successful management of restructuring and redesign.
    • Provides expert facilitation and training on change management to ensure practices and processes support achievement of the goal.
    • Proactively identifies situations requiring employees to understand changes in policies, procedures, or technology, and develops plans to support change.
  • Designs and implements learning and development programs for performance improvement:
    • Develop learning and development programs to build a strong, resilient culture that reflects the organization's values.
    • Develop team-building exercises and workshops and supports effective group functioning and belonging.
    • Works with leadership to design or redesign development programs as needed, which may include job training, conflict resolution, change management, leadership development, and employee engagement.
  • Facilitates Workforce Performance Measurement:
    • Researches and analyzes data in relation to performance gaps and alignment to goals.
    • Measure the impact of interventions on staff performance, efficiency, employee retention, and engagement.
    • Assesses effectiveness of leadership development and team development.
    • Provides expertise and supports the development of competency models and defining desired performance.
    • Considers diversity, equity, and inclusion benchmarks in analysis.
  • Collaborates to build successful relationships with all partner groups across the organization.
    • Integrates processes such as competencies, recruitment, onboarding, succession planning, and performance management with OD and change management programs.
    • Works in close partnership with L&D Consultants on projects, initiatives, and offerings.
    • Develops strategic partnerships and works collaboratively with subject matter experts, end users, teams, HR business partners, and department leaders.
  • Provides OD Consultative Support and Services
    • Provides insight, analysis recommendations and action planning based on employee and other data including employee engagement surveys, exit interviews and other organizational assessments.
    • Assists in development of learning and development initiatives based on department or organizational goals.
    • Creates project plans, manages project implementation, creates teams, and engages with stakeholders to mobilize employees to adopt new approaches.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum five years of experience in organizational development

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Creative and organized with excellent time management skills
  • Familiar with OD theories, methods, change management and organizational analysis
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Broad knowledge of diversity and inclusion process, procedures, and practices
  • Ability to teach and give feedback to educators
  • Ability to coach and provide feedback at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to influence and manage change
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience in talent management practices like coaching and development planning


  • Master's degree in Organization Development, Organizational Psychology, or other related degree
  • Certification in project management, change management, coaching, or conflict management
  • Experience in a healthcare setting

Gillette requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza unless there is a Gillette-approved medical or religious exemption. New hires will be required to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to starting employment and submit proof of 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine and influenza vaccine prior to 1st day.

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team, as we know that the diverse experiences of our employees make Gillette a stronger and better organization. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where all patients, families and staff are welcomed and valued. We believe diverse perspectives and identities foster excellence, improve patient care and are essential for Gillette to fulfill its mission. Our team members collaborate to help patients of all backgrounds and abilities reach their full potential.

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of an individual's race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation or gender identity, military status or any other class protected by federal, state or local laws.

We partner with individuals and families to provide specialized, coordinated care for individuals who have complex, rare or traumatic conditions starting in childhood.

To learn more about working at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, please visit .

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) E-Verify program which is an internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Gillette will give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS or the Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve the issue before Gillette takes any further action. Please visit for further details regarding e-verify.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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