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Sr. Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach

Sr. Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time


Sr. Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach

University Administration


Position Description

Job Summary:
Lead organizational development consulting efforts for schools/units. Responsible for the design and implementation of organization redesign; strategy development; culture change; change management; dynamic work; and executive coaching.

Primary Functions:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Executive and Organizational Effectiveness (EOE), provide organization development consulting to senior administrative and faculty leaders in Harvard schools and departments. Key responsibilities include conducting organizational assessments and organization re-design; consulting on the design and implementation of large-scale change efforts, dynamic work strategies and strategic planning; working with leadership to foster a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and engagement. Serve as executive coach to senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as OD consultant to senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders, including but not limited to: conducting organizational assessments and organization re-design; consulting on the design and implementation of large-scale change efforts, dynamic work strategies and strategic planning; working with leadership to foster a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and engagement.
  • Serve as executive coach to senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders.
  • Collect, share and publicize resources, tools and best practices for key initiatives, and convene relevant communities of learning.
  • Facilitate leadership development workshops for senior administrative leaders and faculty leaders.
  • Develop and implement organization development solutions in partnership with related HHR departments and local school/unit leadership.
  • Collaborate with relevant CWD colleagues in developing intervention strategies.
  • Represent CWD and HHR on University and external committees.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in organizational development (or related area) preferred along with a minimum of eight years OD consulting experience. 
  • Certificate in coaching (or equivalent training) with a minimum of three years of leadership coaching experience required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in consulting skills working with executives and large-scale interventions.
  • Demonstrated expertise in a broad array of leadership and organization development areas, with an emphasis on organization design, strategy development, implementing change, and organizational culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly assess organizational needs and culture and implement appropriate interventions.
  • Demonstrates insight and creativity and offers options and solutions when approaching issues or problems.
  • Is proactive in identification and communication of issues or barriers that may impede an initiative or compromise its success and uses critical thinking skills to identify and determine alternative solutions/approaches.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills, both written and oral, with the ability to clearly and concisely share information and ideas with a range of senior audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong qualitative research skills.
  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong professional relationships across the organization and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion and tact.
  • A flexible “can do” attitude and approach to the work.

Working Conditions

 This is a hybrid role requiring 2-8 days per month on-campus depending on client needs. 
Work is performed in an office setting. 
Harvard Human Resources actively supports hybrid work where business and team needs allow.  This is a five day per week position with a hybrid schedule. Additional details pertaining to this position will be discussed during the interview process.  All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, IL, NH, NY, RI, VA, VT, WA) The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines

Additional Information

Harvard University regrets that it cannot provide Visa Sponsorship for this position.


We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Job Function

Human Resources

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code

H0659P HR Organiztnal Dvlpmnt Cons V

Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)



Salary Grade



CWD Executive & Org Effectiveness


00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status


Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.