Organizational Development Specialist

Rochester, NY


General Purpose:

The Organizational Development Specialist is a key position that supports the University workplace training and development program. This position creates and delivers learning and development programs for staff and leaders at the University of Rochester and UR Medical Center in the frontline supervisor, staff training, and new employee orientation programs. Applies adult learning principles to the creation of programs, projects, and initiatives to ensure an effective and meaningful outcome for individual, group, on-line, and in-person training.


Delivers effective and engaging instruction, both in-person and virtual, to early career frontline supervisors in support of leadership development.

Delivers effective and engaging in-person instruction in the UR new employee orientation program in support of a smooth transition and onboarding experience.

Delivers effective and engaging instruction, both in-person and virtual, to staff in support of professional growth with a focus on soft skills training.

Assesses needs, designs, and develops training courses and materials for training programs; employs tools and technologies appropriate for a variety of learning delivery methods.

Program coordination of training classes including scheduling, class preparation, managing class registration/attendance/program evaluations in learning management system.

Evaluates effectiveness of training programs, identifying gaps and areas for improvement; develops strategies to address necessary changes.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, OD, HRD or related field. Master’s preferred.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in creating and delivering workplace training, including at the leadership level. Demonstrated expertise in content development, large and small group facilitation, designing and delivering learning solutions in in-person and virtual settings.

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint) and Zoom; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and organizational facilitation skills. Travel by car may be required to conduct training at various UR locations.

  • DiSC, Crucial Conversations certifications desirable

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $62,200 - $93,300 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Learning & Development
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM