Specialist, Change Management

Washington D.C., DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 4 days



The Strategy and Transformation Delivery department within the Office of the President works across the Agency to align, enable and support the development and implementation of our strategy. The team is responsible for the delivery of large and complex, transformational projects. It builds capacity to help our people lead and navigate change, and focus our resources on the most important work.  The Strategy and Transformation Delivery department partners with divisions and Save the Children International/Association to advance our breakthroughs and optimize SCUS’ contribution to the movement.


The Specialist, Change Management will support the Transformational Delivery Team to ensure timely implementation of SCUS transformation projects within SCUS. The role is responsible for executing the end-to-end change deliverables for projects and maintaining communication with key stakeholders to assist with their implementation of changes.


The Specialist, Change Management will be responsible for ensuring key stakeholders understand the change benefit, impact and deployment methodology as well as ensuring active engagement and ownership to achieve a successful implementation.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Lead on Change Management Activities (60%)

  • Prepare and Plan for the Change: Conduct stakeholder analysis, support feasibility phase, create and maintain Change Impact Assessments, create and embed compelling change story, ensure effective planning and implementation of Change Interventions, escalate and resolve issues that arise, assess overall readiness, conduct training needs assessments.
  • Deploy the Change: Execute the change plan, monitor the overall change management progress and flag risks.
  • Support the Post Go-Live review to understand required steps to close out the project and move to Business as Usual.
  • Support in the development of staff training efforts on transformation projects to ensure sustainable uptake of new initiatives.


Communication (20%)

  • Provide on a regular basis engaging, motivating information on the background, context, progress, issues, priorities and calls for action on projects to the impacted Divisions, in close cooperation with the Sr. Specialist, Projects.
  • Initiate various ways of interactive communication that contribute to the acceptance, support and implementation success of the projects.


Change Management Capacity Building (20%)

  • Support on tier two (small-scale) projects as needed, as a Change Advisor to ensure team is aware of and utilizing the relevant change approaches and tool.
  • Train and coach staff in the methodology for Continuous Improvement, Accelerated Delivery, Improvement, Change, and Deployment.
  • Continue to enhance change management in SCUS by bringing in external best practices in change management to our change toolkit.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.


Required Qualifications

    • Minimum 3-5 years’ related experience
    • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with colleagues at different levels within an organization


  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills. Engaging as well as assertive, influencing and negotiating


  • Significant experience with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and web development, strongly preferred
  • Experience of solving issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in



Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Exposure to Lean Six Sigma with project management skills
  • Exposure to change management principles and support in the delivery of a major project


Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

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