Project Change Management Lead

The Organizational Change Management Leader is responsible for creating and leading change plans for key initiatives within the organization.  Plays a crucial role in ensuring that all stakeholders are actively engaged and embrace the change. They also work closely with the Project Management team to ensure the change is planned and implemented on time and within budget

Essential Duties And Responsibilities (Include But Not Limited To)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Apply a structured organizational change methodology/framework to lead change management initiatives
  • Apply change management processes and tools to create change strategy and support specific initiatives
  • Build relationships and collaborate across the organization, team and other cross-functional SMES in planning, designing, and executing change support solutions
  • Conduct surveys, interviews, and perform analysis on results to determine the effectiveness of change management efforts
  • Optimize existing communication channels to meet evolving stakeholder needs
  • Conduct stakeholder and change impact assessment to assess change risk, readiness and prepare the organization for change
  • Develop effective change plans to identify and manage resistance to change
  • Develop communication plans and materials/templates to be deployed to support the change initiative
  • Design and execute training plans related to the items above to support the change initiative as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, And Requirements)

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Demonstrated understanding of change management principles, techniques, and tools
  • Experience in leading the creation and management of initiatives requiring change leadership
  • Experience working with all levels of the organization; strong collaboration skills
  • Experience with guiding project teams through the design, delivery, and implementation of organizational change programs
  • Effective stakeholder and facilitation skills
  • Effective listening and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • The ability to develop and present presentations converting complex matters to understandable, easily applicable, concepts.
  • Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision and committed to its core values.

Education And Experience

The requirements listed below are representative of the education and / or experience required.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3 years’ experience in training, communications, change management roles
  • 2+ years developing and managing change initiatives
  • Professional Certification in Organization Change Management preferred