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POSITION FILLED-Organizational Development (OD) Specialist

  • April 22, 2022 11:58 AM
    Message # 12729028
    Katie Ryan Fotiadis (Administrator)

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    Patricia Klein |Director, Organizational Development | She, Her, Hers

    Volunteers of America Mid-States

    Serving Kentucky, Tennessee, Clark and Floyd Counties in Indiana and West Virginia
    570 South 4th St. | Suite 100| Louisville, Kentucky 40202

    502-636-4631 Desk |  502-636-5388 Fax | www.voamid.org

    Please scan this QR code to apply or see our current job openings.


    Job Summary

    The OD Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing project related tasks by interfacing with VOA Mid-States team members and specific Programs.  The OD Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the expectations of our internal clients are met by assisting in the development of comprehensive training plans to increase the overall effectiveness of the organization.  The OD Specialist must be knowledgeable of OD processes and available resources with the ability to discuss best practices and manage multiple projects at a given time. 


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform essential functions.

    Position Responsibilities & Essential Functions

    The OD Specialist will be responsible for the following:

    • Assist in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of innovative, creative, cost-effective performance solutions. 

    • Analyze needs and collaborate to implement performance improvement solutions. 

      • Consult with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to research, document, and validate content.

      • Complete site visits and employee surveys by using appropriate assessment tools.

      • Assist supervisors and staff in interpreting the results.

    • Analyze employee feedback and performance data to measure, identify and eliminate performance gaps and assess where development and training may be needed to include: 

      • Strategizing with the Director of OD on the best ways to embed continuous employee learning into the agency’s corporate culture.

      • Identifying learning and training gaps along with areas of weakness.

    • Assist in conducting orientation sessions and the transition of new employees to VOA Mid-States to foster positive attitude towards and including a full understanding of organizational objectives.

    • Assist the OD Director with facilitation and development of leadership training.

    • Assist with set up of training room for OD Director and themselves prior to the start of training.

    • Create and maintain Onboarding Checklists for the different VOA Mid-States programs.

    • Coordinate and arrange:

      • VOA University: clinical training and clinical calendar

      • CPR scheduling, rooms and follow up to ensure certification

    • Design, Develop and implement VOA University: This program includes training for all members of VOA University. For example: Outlook, Word, Excel, Soft Skills, Public Speaking & Time Management courses, etc. 

    • Paycor LMS: assist with:

      • Compliance Design and Annual Training communications

      • Staff training development and implementation.

    • Assist the Corporate HR team in meeting the HR and customer service needs and of the organization.

    • Designing staff professional development plans in conjunction with the Director or OD for succession planning purposes. 

    • Assist the Director of OD in identifying high performers for succession planning and potential growth for leadership opportunities. 

    • The ability to travel 10-20% of the time; whether by car or airplane.

    • Other duties or tasks as assigned by your manager.

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    Essential Competencies

    The Organizational Development (OD) Specialist must integrate the following competencies into their job performance:



    Independent Problem Solving:

    Proactively looks for potential issues and resolves them before they can impact the organization.

    Executive Maturity

    Demonstrates commitment to doing what is right; removes self-interest from situations.

    Emotional Intelligence

    Ability to demonstrate the ability to take a step back and gather the details before judging a situation.


    Demonstrate the ability to take and maintain accountability for their own actions without pointing the blame on someone else.

    Critical Thinking Skills

    Seeks to understand complicated issues quickly and accurately to get to the root of the matter.

    Inspirational Coach & Leader

    Demonstrates positive enabling leadership and lives the organizational values.

    Demonstrates Commitment

    Demonstrates a passion for getting organizational results by doing what is right for the organization and supportive of the mission.

    Reasoning ability

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 


    Education and/or Experience

    BA/BS, 3-5 years Organizational Development field or a combination of the two. 

    • Broad knowledge of all aspects of the learning function; in-depth knowledge of core business functions, ability to plan work, manage tasks.

    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and with a variety of cultures.

    • Encourages a learning culture, communicates the value of learning.

    • Ability and savvy to influence, motivate and educate managers, peers and stakeholders.

    Physical Requirements

    The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must b met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job duties.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear what is being said and/or discussed. 

    • This position will frequently be required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and use hands to finger, feel, handle, or write.

    • The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself.

    • The physical ability to travel to program locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and operate office equipment.

    • Move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, equipment, tables, etc.

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    Last modified: July 08, 2022 12:40 PM | Katie Ryan Fotiadis (Administrator)
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