The Extension Organizational Development (EOD) unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences seeks an Organizational Development Specialist who is highly skilled at developing strong working relationships with employees that are located across a variety of work sites. The individual in this position needs to have an appreciation for combining the traditions of an organization that is over 100 years old with new strategies for organizational effectiveness.
This position is an integral member of a team tasked to deliver timely training, assist with the development of training initiatives and track employees progress through various professional and leadership development endeavors. Attention to detail as well as the ability to be flexible and creative is a must. This position will work with professional staff, support staff, faculty and administrators both on- and off-campus to meet the vision, mission and goals of a land-grant institution.
Ability to assess the training needs of employees who work within a complex, state-wide organization, to facilitate short- and long-term training programs and to integrate e-learning strategies with face-to-face trainings is required. Planning, implementing and delivering training programs to employees at various levels within an intricate organization that has offices across the state is essential. This position will interact with teams, groups of employees, and one-on-one with individuals.
Active support of the mission, vision and goals of the EOD Office is required as well as an understanding of the land-grant mission of North Carolinas largest public university. Collaboration with other units to meet the core competencies (listed above) will be expected. Travel is required.
In addition to the duties noted above, this position will foster strong collaborations with other units on campus Extension HR, CALS Personnel, University HR and other offices on campus, and partner on programming that benefits the broader CALS community. Master's Degree in Organizational Development, Higher Education administration, or other relevant field of study. Evident experience building relationships with employees and colleagues who are not centrally located.
At least three years of experience working in higher education and/or Extension. Strong presentation, training and program development skills. Highly effective interpersonal skills as working with staff and faculty throughout the College and Extension will be required.
Must be able to pay attention to detail, keep track of data, implement creative approaches to learning and development, and be flexible with changing needs of employees. Ability to work with a team, show initiative and evaluate the effectiveness of programs. Ability to provide one-on-one consultation and coaching.
Experience with e-learning platforms and technology that aids in the program delivery of professional and leadership development programs. Highly skilled at assessing needs of employees, working with a team to create new initiatives, taking responsibility for implementation of programs, delivering trainings, evaluating outcomes and making changes to improve program delivery. Strong experience working with adult learners, understanding generational differences, and appreciating the nuances of a complex organization is required.
The University Of North Carolina