Sr. Organizational Development SME

Washington, DC | Client/Project Consulting & Support | Full-time regular 40 hpw | Organizational Development Consulting

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Job Description

The AvantGarde, LLC (AG) seeks a Sr. Analyst with immediate availability to support a Federal Government agency with an opening in Washington, DC. The team member will assist AvantGarde Consultants in the design, implementation and evaluation of strategic human capital programs and processes, including: workforce planning; competency modeling and development; recruiting, hiring and on-boarding; succession planning; performance management; leadership and employee development; and employee engagement programs.Full benefits package including monthly commuter benefit and immediate 401k and medical enrollment. Work can be performed remotely and/or at AvantGarde Headquarters in Rockville, MD. Some travel will be required to client sites in Alexandria, VA; San Antonio, TX; and Monterey, CA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the senior consultant and project manager by contributing to the development of project plans, scheduling and preparing for focus groups and interviews, gathering background documentation, and interacting with agency employees and managers.
  • Contribute to the team’s project efforts for leadership development, organization assessment, strategy development, team effectiveness, training design and delivery, change management, project management and business process optimization.
  • Participate in evaluations and assessments designed to identify and define issues, review and analyze data, and evaluate/document best practices.
  • Participate in client employee and manager interviews to gain an understanding of current processes and organizational challenges, preparing interview notes.
  • Conduct data or anecdotal driven analysis and interpretation for the project team.
  • Attend client and team meetings, record action items and track progress.
  • Compile findings and develop recommendations with the project team.
  • Coordinate and communicate study results via written reports and oral presentations.
  • Develop report and presentation templates, and prepare presentation materials to include developing presentation content based on senior consultant and/or project manager guidance.
  • Draft report chapters and incorporate feedback from the project team and the client.
  • Review final draft documents for grammar and completeness.
  • Maintain project files.

Skills & Requirements

  • Master’s Degree and 5 years of experience in human resources, industrial organizational psychology, organizational development, business, or government administration, including 3 years of experience supporting federal human capital with government client projects; or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate and build rapport with colleagues and clients.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft office skills, with exposure to MS Project and Vision.
  • Ability to travel to client sites (~15%) in Alexandria, VA; San Antonio, TX; and Monterey, CA.

Other Specifications

  • Operation of a PC in an office environment.
  • This is a primarily sedentary position.
  • Some bending, light lifting and carrying of equipment may be required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance required by the client.