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American Water Leadership & Organizational Development Consultant in Camden, New Jersey

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Camden, NJ, the company employs over 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 46 states. To learn more about American Water and additional career opportunities, visit www.amwater.com.

Primary Role

Responsible for managing the development, implementation and evaluation of programs that facilitate organizational effectiveness and professional development across the enterprise. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Leadership & Organization Development and will lead areas such as performance management, talent review, and change management; and support areas such as succession planning, culture, and leadership and professional development programming.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads the design, development, and implementation of OD programs and policies (e.g., performance management, talent review, change management, and culture)

  • Oversees large-scale project plans and resources to address extensive OD needs, working closely with management and providing guidance to fellow team members in support of OD, leadership & professional development programs

  • Supports additional OD, leadership & professional development projects (e.g., assessments for selection, succession planning, and professional development programs) and partners with the business to identify needs, create solutions, and implement tools

  • Manages and facilitates the implementation of appropriate change management and employee development activities throughout organizational transactions

  • Partners with specialists from other COEs to ensure organization development solutions are integrated across the business

  • Develops assessment devices, training programs, facilitates implementation of appropriate change management initiatives and reviews current development programs to ensure adherence to company goals

  • Designs, develops, and implements leadership, OD and professional development programs, content and learning solutions to broader business needs

  • Supports the implementation of selection tools, standards, policies, and practices

  • Performs data analyses using multiple methods including Excel to measure progress and ROI of OD strategies and programs

  • Conducts research on best practices in OD, leadership and professional development and talent management, and provides recommendations around best practices and business application

  • Owns the goal of establishing American Water’s human capital as critical component of accomplishing business goals

  • Responsible for continually building American Water’s stock of human capital and encouraging employee development

Knowledge/Skills

  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures

  • Experience in areas such as job analysis, performance management (e.g., performance appraisals, performance evaluation)

  • Experience with applied research methodologies and performing data analyses in a professional environment

  • Project and program management skills to include planning and execution, and manage projects with aggressive timeframes under some supervision

  • Working knowledge of adult learning theory, and instructional design methodology (ADDIE or 6D’s)

  • Interpersonal, facilitation, communication, and influencing skills

  • Relies on extensive and independent judgment to plan work, review results and accomplish goals

Experience/Education

  • Minimum 5 years' experience

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational, Organization Development, Human Resources Management or related field

Travel Requirements

Minimum Travel

Competencies

Champions safety

Customer obsessed

Cultivates innovation

Nimble learning

Drives Results

Collaborates

  • Join American Water...We Keep Life Flowing*™

  • American Water is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants* based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

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