Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Provost / EVC Offices. This position is for the Danforth Campus. Ability to work from home, and if needed, travel to meetings around and off campus.
This position leads the development and implementation of plans and strategies to create awareness, understanding, engagement, acceptance and adoption of Workday Student within a portfolio of schools, units and/or stakeholder groups. This role works closely with other members of the project’s change management team, as well as project’s Functional, Process and Testing leads to identify and socialize impacts, and facilitate relevant testing and training activities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working with change management leadership, consultants, and other members of the Workday Student project team to develop change management plans to ensure assigned portfolio of schools/units and/or stakeholder groups are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make the transition to Workday Student. Activities may include, but are not limited to:
determining readiness definition and measures
ensuring change plans support agreed upon measures
stakeholder identification and outreach
testing and training program development
System Design and Process Verification
Attend design sessions. Partner with the project’s Process Lead and Functional Leads to identity key impacts. Socialize recommended changes with identified schools, units, and stakeholder groups.
Implementation & Stakeholder Engagement
Serve as a point of contact for relevant school/unit and stakeholder group engagements needed to successfully implement Workday Student. Implement change management plans in order to achieve desired readiness metrics for assigned areas of responsibility. Contribute to the implementation of communications, testing, and training efforts targeting assigned populations.
Contribute to readiness assessments with assigned schools, units, and stakeholder groups and adjust plans to achieve identified readiness metrics. Identify and elevate risks and other issues that may impact success. Identify and mitigate risks, as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of four years of relevant experience.
An experienced R1 higher education professional with a master’s degree and experience in executing change management initiatives in large, complex environments.
Workday experience is a plus.
Experience working with special stakeholder groups within higher education (e.g. faculty) is also desired.
A creative and strategic thinker who possesses a confident style, coupled with sensitivity, flexibility, and sense of humor. Good judgment, discretion, tact and diplomacy skills are a must.
Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative and consensus-driven environment.
Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools.
Strong attention to details and deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships.
Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
A solid understanding of how people go through change and the change process.
Superior written and verbal communications skills.
Flexible and adaptable, ability to work in ambiguous situations.
Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges.
The hiring range for this position is $78,873 - $104,499 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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