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Omaha Public Power District Senior Change Management Specialist in Omaha, Nebraska

The Sr. Change Management Specialist applies a structured change management methodology and leads activities that enable initiatives and projects to achieve the stakeholder adoption, utilization, and proficiency needed to meet overall mission, business goals and objectives. Assesses the people-implications of changes to processes, systems, technology, job functions and organizational structures. Advises leaders and project teams on strategies and action plans to minimize resistance to change and establish the foundation for achieving the expected benefits of the change. Leads the application of change management methodologies into an enterprise core capability and competitive advantage for the district.

Provides coaching and consultation to equip leaders and individual contributors at all levels to be effective project sponsors and participants. Provides direct support and coaching to frontline leaders as they help stakeholders through business transitions and transformations. Advises and supports project teams in integrating change management techniques into their project plans.

  1. Lead change management activities throughout all initiative/project phases (preparing, managing, reinforcing).

    • Conduct assessments to evaluate user readiness for change and advise leaders on implications of results.

    • Develop and execute formal change strategies to address the people side of change initiatives.

    • Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics.

    • Identify and manage anticipated resistance.

    • Constructively challenge change management complacency at all levels.

    • Proactively surface issues that are hindering OPPD's ability to achieve enterprise and project goals and offer solutions for resolving these issues.

    • Ask challenging/provoking questions aimed at uncovering risks and gaps for employee adoption.

    • Serve as an advocate for impacted stakeholders ensuring their perspectives are accounted for and proactively addressed.

  2. Support the development of organizational change management capability across the district.

    • Provide candid feedback and coaching to develop others┬┐ capabilities and performance.

    • Provide coaching and mentoring to mid-level and frontline managers so they can effectively guide employees through changes, communicate with employees, manage resistance, and reinforce/sustain the desired future state.

    • Facilitate change management training and/or workshops for various levels of the organization as needed.

    • Conduct change impact analyses to determine the value of formal change efforts and identify learnings that can be used to continuously improve change management practices.

  3. Effectively leverage data, analytics, and reporting in support of telling the story and enhancing the effectiveness of change initiatives and the impact of the Change Management function on OPPD culture and performance.

    • Identify and/or develop tools that support the collection, analysis and reporting of Change Adoption/Change Maturity from various perspectives.

i. Individual needs.

ii. Departmental, Divisional, and BU trending and summaries.

iii. Enterprise/Cultural agility and change readiness/proficiency.

  • Effectively utilize available tools to collect data, analyze results and develop reporting that delivers valuable insight, specific action planning, and objective measurement of the impact of Change Management.



  • Bachelor's degree in business, human resource management, organizational development or a related field; OR 7 years of related experience with emphasis in internal consulting, coaching, change management or organizational development.

  • Strong consultative skills.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and adapting style to the audience.

  • Ability to build credibility and trust by seeking to understand business drivers, success measures and the implications of business decisions on employees at all levels.

  • Strong skillsets with tools such as Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Ability to influence others to move toward a common goal by sharing insights, simplifying complexity and including diverse perspectives into recommended solutions.

  • Strong change leadership and agility.

  • Ability to build trusted relationships with business partners.

  • Ability to develop creative approaches to drive change initiatives.

  • Ability to present and communicate with members of senior or executive leadership.


  • CCMP, CMS, Change Management certification, PHR, or SPHR preferred.

  • Knowledge and/or experience working with Prosci's ADKAR methodology, tools and processes.

  • Demonstrated experience working on large transformational projects or leading change, which may include: Change Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Leadership Alignment, Communications Planning, Training, Strategy Design and/or Organizational Readiness.

  • Continuous improvement or project management experience.

  • Previous experience with the use of surveys, information management and collaboration technology.

  • Data manipulation, analysis, or report development experience.

    Closing Statement

Salary Grade 5

Base: $94,112

Midpoint: $117,640

At Omaha Public Power District, we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are, wherever you are, and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before May 24, 2024.

Recruiter: Jennifer Skupa - #LI-JS1

PLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.