Organizational Dev Spec Sr/UKHC

Job description

This position is an integral member of UKHC team, supporting the Enterprise in being a top performing academic medical center. Focuses intensively on the needs of UKHC faculty (i.e., physicians) to provide development experiences that meet a segment of our workforce with unique and distinctive organizational challenges. Functions as a Senior Organizational Development Specialist with a deep understanding of the needs of physicians. Uses knowledge to design programs and events that support the engagement of faculty. Development efforts targeted towards Department Chairs, Division Chiefs, Section Chiefs, and Medical Directors. Understands the scheduling challenges for physicians and approaches with positivity and flexibility. Creates a physician managerial and leadership development program, as well as a comprehensive New Faculty Orientation. Supports faculty through day one of employment to full career. Provides coaching and advanced organizational development support.

Job Title
Organizational Dev Spec Sr/UKHC

Requisition Number

Working Title
Senior Organizational Development Specialist

Department Name
H4009:Enterprise Learning

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The physical requirements of this position will include occasionally lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs; occasionally standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time with repetitive motions (such as typing); and occasional (


Requires meeting the schedules of physicians which includes early mornings, evenings and occasional weekends. Typically, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


MS Windows, Excel, statistical analysis, project management tools, statistical analysis tools (e.g., survey data, focus groups, interviews, etc.).

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preferred terminal degree in organizational development, HR, organizational or industrial psychology, or business. Must have experience in advanced facilitation and training, at professional level. Certification in any of the following preferred: MBTI, DISC, 360 instruments, coaching, and other inventories (e.g., Hogan, Birkman, Korn Ferry competency modeling), and master facilitation.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your approach to conducting an organizational development intervention from referral to intervention design.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe an organizational development intervention you conducted that demonstrates handling complex organizational challenges.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe an organizational challenge you were presented with where you designed a solution creative in approach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe how you would modify your approach for physicians from other professionals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample





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Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 1/17/2019
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