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Role Descriptions

Organizational Change Management Freelance Consultant

We are looking for freelance* Organizational Change Management (OCM) Consultants to join our team. The freelance OCM consultant will play a key role in ensuring projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing client adoption and usage. This person will focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance with our clients. The change manager will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization of and proficiency with the changes that impact employees. These improvements will increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.

 

The freelance OCM consultant will have to work through many others in the client organization to succeed. The freelance OCM consultant will act as a coach for senior leaders and executives in helping them fulfill the role of change sponsor. The freelance OCM consultant will also support project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans.

 

The freelance OCM consultant will:

  • Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities
  • Apply a change management process and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative
  • Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications
  • Assess the change impact
  • Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders.
  • Support training efforts
  • Provide input, document requirements and support the design and delivery of training programs

 

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Complete change management assessments
  • Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics
  • Identify and manage anticipated resistance
  • Consult and coach project teams
  • Create actionable deliverables for the five change management levers: communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan
  • Support and engage senior leaders
  • Coach managers and supervisors
  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Coordinate efforts with other specialists
  • Integrate change management activities into project plan
  • Evaluate and ensure user readiness
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Track and report issues
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress
  • Support change management at the organizational level
  • Manage the change portfolio

 

Skills and qualifications:

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Forward looking with a holistic approach
  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Experience with medium to large-scale organizational change efforts
  • Change management certification or designation desired, preferably Prosci®
  • Know or become familiar with the ResponsiveOrg philosophy here: http://www.responsive.org/ and be willing to execute upon its basic premise in this role

 

the plat4m group LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

 

*According to the IRS, the general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or direct only the result of the work and not what will be done and how it will be done. The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to Self-Employment Tax. If you are an independent contractor, you are self-employed. To find out what your tax obligations are, visit the Self-Employed Tax Center.

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By checking this box, I fully understand, acknowledge and accept that I am applying for a freelance (also known as independent contractor, 1099, and self employed) role with the plat4m group LLC. If I am hired as a freelance consultant in any role with the plat4m group or any of its partners, I fully understand, acknowledge and accept that I am not entitled to and will not receive employee benefits or the same legal protections as employees; I am responsible for my own business expenses; I am responsible for paying my own federal, state and county taxes, Social Security, unemployment taxes, workers' compensation, and health insurance; and that I am required to carry my own business insurance coverage, to include General Liability and/or Errors & Omissions coverage (depending on the role).