Change Management

CARA is looking for experienced, professional change management consultants in the Chicago area.

Organizational Change Management Lead:

  • Consult with leadership at multiple levels of an organization to understand change drivers, goals, and expected outcomes
  • Conduct a change readiness assessment and stakeholder analysis
  • Develop organizational change management strategy
  • Develop and manage change management work plan; provide status updates on the progress of change management
  • Develop change communication, training, and resistance management plans and content
  • Create the change sponsor roadmap, develop sponsor training and activities
  • Coach senior-level executives, implement training to develop change skills in others
  • Measure the success of change interventions and take action to sustain change

Qualifications/Skills Required: 

  • 5+ years of work experience and relevant certification(s) or an advanced degree in change management
  • Extensive experience developing and managing change management work plans and processes
  • Working knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to assess change impact at the organizational and individual level
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, strong project management and business acumen

Change Communications Specialist:

  • Lead the communication strategy and plan within the change management team
  • Create communication plan that defines objectives, media, channels, and frequency
  • Work with key project leadership to develop both strategic and tactical key messages
  • Manage the development of communication materials in accordance with overall change goals and ensure communications are aligned with company culture and existing channels
  • Develop and execute plans for the design, writing, and delivery of employee communication materials, to include, but not limited to executive communications and presentations, emails, conference calls, websites, memos, etc.
  • Create output definitions such as objectives, media, channel, and frequency that are integrated with other company communication channels
  • Support change management functions through implementation of user engagement and analysis techniques including survey development, focus group facilitation, and conducting of interviews
  • Support stakeholder management by drafting ad hoc communications and presentations

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communications skills
  • Relevant, recent experience in delivering successful internal communication programs within organizational transformations
  • Strong presentation skills for awareness sessions, tool demonstrations, basic learning, and client engagement
  • Highly developed MS Office Suite skills especially Word and PowerPoint with working knowledge/experience with MS SharePoint, a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of organizational behavior principles
  • Familiarity with emerging communications media and techniques, and recent, innovative uses of social media in communication strategies
  • Ability to address communication needs strategically and creatively, as well as the skills, motivation, and attention to detail required to generate the necessary collateral

Qualified candidates, apply today!