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Senior Change Management Specialist

Omaha Public Power District Omaha, NE

Job Description



Lead change management activities throughout all initiative/project phases (preparing, managing, reinforcing)

  • Conduct assessments to evaluate user readiness for change, and advise leaders on implications of results.
  • Develop and execute formal change strategies to address the people side of change initiatives.
  • Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics.
  • Identify and manage anticipated resistance.
  • Constructively challenge complacency and seeks to understand and actively address resistance to change.
  • Proactively surface issues that are hindering OPPD's ability to achieving goals, and offer solutions for resolving these issues.


Support the development of organizational change management capability.

  • Provide candid feedback and coaching to develop others' capabilities and performance.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to mid-level and frontline managers to effectively guide employees through transition, communicate with employees, manage resistance, and reinforce/sustain the desired future state.
  • Facilitate change management/leadership training and/or workshops.
  • Conduct change impact analyses to determine value of formal change efforts and identify learnings that can be used to continuously improve change management practices.


Effectively leverage data, analytics, and reporting in support of telling the story and enhancing the effectiveness of change initiatives and the impact of the Change Management function on OPPD culture and performance.

  • Identify and/or develop tools that support the collection, analysis and reporting of Change Adoption/Change Maturity from various perspectives.
    1. Individual needs
    2. Departmental, Divisional, and BU trending and summaries
    3. Enterprise/Cultural agility and change readiness/proficiency
  • Effectively utilize tools such as Surveys, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc¦ to collect data, analyze results and develop reporting that delivers valuable insight, specific action planning, and objective measurement of the impact of Change Management. 




  • Bachelor's Degree in business, human resource management, organizational development or a related field.
  • 7 years of related experience with emphasis in internal consulting, coaching, change management or organizational development.
  • Strong consultative skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and adapting style to the audience.
  • Ability to build credibility and trust by seeking to understand business drivers, success measures and the implications of business decisions on employees at all levels.
  • Strong skillsets with tools such as Excel, PowerPoint,
  •  Ability to influence others to move toward a common goal by sharing insights, simplifying complexity and including diverse perspectives into recommended solutions.
  • Strong change leadership and agility
  • Ability to build trusted relationships with business partners.
  • Ability to develop creative approaches to drive change initiatives.
  • Ability to present and communicate with members of senior or executive leadership.


  • PHR, SPHR, CCMP or Change Management certification training preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or experience working with Prosci's ADKAR methodology, tools and processes.
  • Demonstrated experience working on projects or leading change, which may include:  Change Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Leadership Alignment, Communications Planning, Training Strategy Design and/or Organizational Readiness.
  • Project management, quality or continuous improvement experience.
  • Previous experience with the use of Surveys, Information management and Collaboration technology
  • Data manipulation, analysis, or report development experience.

Closing Statement



Base: $83,593

Midpoint: $104,491

Org Marketing Statement


EOE:  Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply


Apply online at on or before August 24, 2019.

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition.  If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

Job Details

Date Posted August 10, 2019
Date Closes October 9, 2019
Requisition 295668
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00