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Organization Development and Change Management Consultant

At CG Strategy (CGS), we view ourselves as a community of practitioners dedicated to becoming better at what we do. Our focus is not on becoming larger, but on doing great work. We don’t take a cookie cutter approach to our engagements. We’re excited about new approaches, tools and ideas, and allow our consultants an enormous degree of flexibility in problem solving. Our solutions are rooted in organization development and change management concepts, including systems theory, learning organizations and Appreciative Inquiry. People come here because they love the work. We have a small, dedicated team and a large network of partners, which fosters creativity and flexibility.

CGS was founded in 1989 and is a woman-owned, small business consulting firm. We have more than 30 years of experience serving public, non-profit and private sector organizations. Our mission is to help our clients deliver on their public promise.

The services we offer include:

  • Organizational Assessment & Design
  • Strategic Planning & Alignment
  • Change Management & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Facilitation, Collaboration, & Capacity Building
  • Program Evaluation & Performance Improvement

CGS has a unique organizational culture that stems from our mission and values. To sustain our culture and ensure CGS is an incredible place to work, it is critical to us that our new team members believe in, and are willing to live by, our values of teamwork & inclusion, equity & diversity, open communication, impact, ongoing learning, and fun.

As an Organization Development and Change Management Consultant, you will become a trusted advisor, working closely with your clients. You will support multiple projects (2-3 projects, each varying in size, duration, and scope) in collaboration with Project Leads and other Consultants.

Given the size of our business, you will have the opportunity to play a critical role in the overall sustainment of the firm to include business development, firm operations, marketing and outreach, strategic planning, recruiting and events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In this role, you will:

  • Create and implement strategies that support organizational change (e.g., change readiness assessments, stakeholder analysis and engagement, and communications).
  • Contribute to strategic planning initiatives.
  • Contribute to organization assessment projects.
  • Design and facilitate off-site events and other stakeholder related events.
  • Administer data collection tools including interviews, focus groups and surveys.
  • Manage an assigned set of tasks and projects.
  • Manage client relationships.
  • Create and deliver project deliverables.
  • Participate in firm sustainment and business development activities, including serving on proposal-writing and review teams.

Education, Experience, Skills, and Competencies

This position requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2-5 years of relevant experience or 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience working with the Federal Government.
  • Experience in Organization Development or Change Management or Public Policy.
  • Experience in agenda design, meeting planning and management, and facilitation.
  • Presentation, facilitation and training skills, including creation, presentation, and delivery of material.
  • Stellar interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills.
  • Strong organization and project management skills.
  • Extensive experience with the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Visio, Teams).
  • Experience with virtual tools (Zoom, Teams, Miro).

Attributes

  • Values alignment: You naturally apply our CGS values on a daily basis.
  • Leader and great facilitator: You have a proven track record of getting results by building strong relationships and partnerships. You are an excellent facilitator or have the desire to learn how to easily lead groups to consensus.
  • Priority management: You easily identify what is important and what is a priority, you are able to shift gears and reprioritize as needed.
  • Judgment: You are thoughtful in your approach. You demonstrate excellent judgment and you are a model of the tact and discretion required of a trusted advisor and consultative business partner.
  • Service-driven: You are committed to providing the highest level of service while remaining aligned with the mission of the organization. You collaborate on projects and communicate results, and you are willing to listen and learn from others.
  • Excellent communicator: You are an effective communicator in all contexts, from non-technical “lay” audiences to experienced subject matter experts. You are approachable, flexible and responsive. You confidently engage with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects: You are able to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks, allocate and optimize resources, and manage timelines.
  • Problem solver: You take things from start to finish. You’re intellectually curious and you work with a sense of urgency.  You are detail-oriented, but you can also see the big picture and understand how the details relate to the overall mission of an organization.
  • Business acumen: You are interested in being part of setting a company’s strategic direction.
  • Self-confident, independent, highly capable and driven: You are known for how you “get things done.” You have everyone’s best interests in mind.  You are seen as an “honest broker.”

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • This is a high visibility role. You will be seen as a strategic, thoughtful and collaborative partner. Your clients will appreciate your commitment to their success.
  • This is interesting work, and you will like who you work with – a supportive, respectful, and collegial community of practitioners.
  • You have an active voice as a key contributor. We work together and win together, and your ideas and input are an integral part of our success and the success of our clients.
  • CGS offers an exceptional employee benefits package.

To apply for the Organization Development and Change Management Consultant position:

Please forward your resume and cover letter to cturner@sociumgroup.com with “CGS Organization Development and Change Management Consultant” in the subject line of the email.

CGS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

At CGS, Diversity and Equity is a core value of ours. We promote the equitable treatment of our team, clients, and partners. We are allies for anti-racism. We embrace differences among people. CGS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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