Senior Organization Development Consultant

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago


The Consultant for Leadership and Organizational Development is accountable for building and applying leadership and/or organization development capabilities in partnership with HR Business Partners, business leaders and other Centers of Expertise to create an environment in which our employees can do their best work and ultimately drive effective outcomes defined by our strategies. Their work is focused across the foundation to support the foundation's impact strategies. The Consultant for Leadership and Organization Development will also lead and manage programs, facilitate growth and development of the HR Consulting Team.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development and implement the foundation's Leadership and/or Organization Development models with subsequent governance, tools, processes and approach.

  • Develop and manage Leadership and/or OD processes

  • Implement and utilize our Employee Engagement methodology, measurement process and tools.

  • Provide Leadership, Organization Effectiveness, Culture and Change Management consulting to foundation leaders, and shadow consulting to HR Business Partners.

  • Lead Leadership, Organization Assessment, Design and Development interventions

  • Manage vendor relationships


  • In-depth knowledge of Leadership and/or Organization Development, including: org design, change management, org effectiveness, employee engagement and culture change

  • Strong Change Management design and implementation experience

  • Superior group facilitation and team intervention skills

  • Extensive knowledge and experience using Galbraith's Star Model, and Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model

  • Continuous improvement experience (Lean, Six Sigma)

  • Direct experience leading multiple organization design projects (divisional, business unit, or organizational) within an organization that has a global or international footprint is required

  • Business and financial acumen, as well as general knowledge of all HR functional areas

  • Ability to manage ambiguity, risk, and changing direction of projects and strategies

  • Works independently and receives minimal guidance

  • Influential leadership and storytelling

  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Previous experience in a Senior HR role is preferred and/or strong experience in building partnerships with HR Business Partner colleagues

  • Ability to create documents and presentations using software tools such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Familiarity and experience working with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion COE or initiatives is preferred

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree + 11 years or more of experience

  • Certifications helpful but not required

We are only able to consider applicants for this role with current US work authorization, and those who do not require employer-sponsored VISA support to begin or remain in this role.


As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We're committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to servein race, gender, age, cultures and beliefsand we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.

All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:

  • Race

  • Color

  • Age

  • Religion

  • Pregnancy

  • Sex

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Disability

  • Gender Identity

  • Gender Expression

  • National Origin

  • Genetic Information

  • Veteran Status

  • Marital Status

  • Prior Protected Activity

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Senior Organization Development Consultant

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