Change Management Specialist job

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Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. Our 1,200+ experts conduct policy research, data collection, and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers across the public and private sectors.We have been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for nearly 50 years. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.

Job Description

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength.

Mathematica is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of design and assessment of public policies and programs since 1968. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development.

Currently, we are looking for a Change Management Specialist to join our vibrant and growing business operations group in our Princeton, NJ headquarters.  The Change Management supports leaders and teams throughout the company in the planning and execution of business transformation initiatives. The Change Management Specialist works closely with leaders to define and communicate a clear vision for change, ensure staff engagement, align program objectives across key stakeholders, and support organizational readiness through robust coaching and support.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Work closely with initiative leaders to understand the need for change and the scope of the change.
  • Lead and implement change initiatives related to business processes and technologies.
  • Develop a clear understanding and support for change and business transformation with initiative teams and throughout the entire organization.
  • Provide direct support, guidance and coaching to initiative leads, front-line managers/supervisors, and teams to ensure successful execution and adoption of organizational changes.
  • Identify and address sources of resistance to and apprehension around proposed changes and design initiatives with an eye toward minimizing disruption.
  • Support and guide development of clear case for change, desired outcomes, accurate scope, and necessary role and process changes for each transformation initiative.
  • Support ongoing change efforts throughout the enterprise by leading, mentoring and advising others in transformation management, planning, and execution.
  • Strengthen transformation change capacity across the organization; identify and involve key change agents throughout the organization to drive initiative success.
  • Use change management tools and methodologies to develop short and long-term goals, key performance indicators (KPIs), and measure stakeholder engagement, adoption and overall progress of changes initiatives.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or psychology required.
  • Master’s degree in organizational or industrial psychology, organizational behavior or development, or related field preferred.
  • Between two to five years of experience leading organizational change initiatives aimed at improving effectiveness and performance.
  • Prosci certification strongly preferred, certified change management professional (CCMP) preferred or on track to obtain.
  • Prior experience independently structuring and driving a change initiative.
  • Experience managing complex change initiatives affecting multiple stakeholder groups.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience and competency coaching staff, training, mentoring and support
  • Demonstrated ability to complete stakeholder identification, change impact analysis, readiness assessment, and communications.
  • Sound working knowledge of organizational framework and processes, including mission, goals, culture and structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across functional boundaries and develop and maintain productive, influential, collaborative relationships with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet aggressive deadlines while continually managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate strategies, objective, and results with colleagues and leaders in a clear and structured way, both verbally and via documentation. Must be a leader who can influence stakeholders in written and oral communications
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to design, structure, manage, and lead projects.
  • Accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others.
  • Willingness to travel to other locations as necessary.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations and contact information for 3 references at the time of your application. We offer our employees a stimulating, team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on a project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. 

Available locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

TASKS

  • Document findings of study and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.
  • Analyze data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.
  • Plan study of work problems and procedures, such as organizational change, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, inventory control, or cost analysis.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Mathematica Policy Research

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

1100 1st St Ne Floor 12Washington, DC, 20002and others

Industry

Engineering/Architecture
Marketing/Advertising/PR
Pharmaceutical/Bio-tech
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Founded

1968

CEO

Paul Decker

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