The Sr. Consultant for Organizational Excellence will play a key
role in advancing Virginia Tech’s mission and bold vision with a
number of transformational initiatives already underway. The Sr.
Consultant will ensure those initiatives, including business
processes, systems, technologies, job roles, and organizational
structures, are successful.
Reporting to the Managing Consultant & Sr. Director of Special
Initiatives, and serving as a key member of the Organizational
Excellence team, the Sr. Consultant will lead projects from
conception and design through implementation, measurement, and
continuous improvement. The incumbent will demonstrate superior
project management and client relationship skills to oversee
multiple projects and deliverable deadlines, operate effectively at
multiple levels of the organization, and build influential rapport
across the enterprise. The Sr. Consultant will also demonstrate
their broad strategy consulting experience, including strategic
planning, organizational assessment and improvement, organizational
development, organizational design, change management, and
organizational transformation initiatives, to effectively build
client relationships, inform and influence senior leaders, and
shepherd projects through to successful completion.
The critical success factors for this position include strong
client focus, business acumen, critical thinking and problem
solving, communication and influence, quality orientation,
collaborative approach, adaptability and flexibility in thinking
and management of work and relationships, managing multiple
priorities simultaneously, taking initiative, and independent
-Advanced degree with a concentration in Business, Organizational
Psychology, Systems Engineering, or related field; or a bachelor’s
degree with significant related experience.
-Experience in a senior individual contributor role, demonstrating
leadership, facilitation, project management, and change management
skills, and other capabilities required of a Sr. Consultant.
-Demonstrated experience in business or strategy consulting,
organizational development and design, Lean systems, or
-Demonstrated strategic thinking and creative problem-solving in
ambiguous situations, project organization, and management
-Strong facilitation and presentation capabilities, and ability to
effectively manage group dynamics and conflict.
-Strong analytical, interpretive, and decision-making
-Ability to evaluate and diagnose client challenges and situations,
cultures, and needs, and devise effective solutions.
-Excellent communication (written/oral) skills with a proven
ability to positively influence diverse audiences through use of
intellect, excellent analytical skill and ability to develop
creative business solutions.
-Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective and
collaborative relationships with both colleagues and clients.
-Experience serving as change management consultant for large scale
-Experience working in a higher education environment.
-Change Management Certification.
Commensurate with education and experience
September 5, 2022
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
About Virginia Tech
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim
(That I May Serve),
Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a
hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be
leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution
that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the
world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community
to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more
than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight
, a school of
, a veterinary
college, Graduate School
, and Honors College
. The university
has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus
in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in
Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise
discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,
discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of
other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by
If you are an individual with a disability and desire an
accommodation, please contact Dan Taggart
during regular business hours at least 3
business days prior to the event.
August 5, 2022