Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Sr Learning & Organizational Development Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

The Senior Learning & Organizational Development (L&OD) Consultant at DFCI is responsible for developing and implementing leadership, inclusion and organizational development solutions that align to the Institute’s strategic goals and support its business outcomes. The role works collaboratively with the Human Resource Business Partners to promote the HR vision “to be the most trusted and respected partner for faculty, staff, and leadership at DFCI.” This role acts as an advisor and partner in matters relating to inclusion, management/leadership effectiveness, organizational design and development, performance management and leadership coaching. The Senior L&OD Consultant acts as a lead and shares facilitation responsibility for key programs/projects/initiatives such as Mastering the Leadership Challenge, Unconscious Bias, L&OD Advisory Committee and Liaison to Project University.

Leadership Development/Organizational Development

Develops, directs, facilitates and supports internal and external leadership development programs including ‘Mastering the Leadership Challenge,’ Team/Department sessions and/or retreats. May be asked to design/facilitate executive meetings. Acts as a critical resource within HR, partnering across departments to identify L&OD interventions, to design innovative solutions and to collaborate around the implementation of initiatives aimed to increase effectiveness. Utilizes project management capabilities and tools to keep efforts within scope, time and budget. Develops and maintains vendor relationships to support additional facilitation needs.

Executive Coaching

Accountable for successfully implementing and completing assigned coaching projects within the dedicated timeframe. This includes identification of the appropriate Institute resources to ensure coaching needs are met. Provides regular updates with themes and impact based measurement analytics.

Change Management/Culture

Provides change management support for client groups to further the transformation of the clients’ culture, increasing its ability to meet current and future business challenges. Translates the insights from organization and engagement surveys into actions/programs that have an impact on DFCI’s performance and culture. Utilizes project management capabilities and tools.


Participates in the development and implementation of the DFCI Inclusion/Diversity strategy to attract, engage, develop, and retain a diverse workforce across DFCI. Facilitates conversations and programs that build connections among our diverse workforce. Collaborates with HR and leadership on effective programs and interventions to build engagement, resolve conflict, improve communications, and improve effectiveness of work teams. Models inclusive language, reflections and interactions that build credibility and impact for Inclusion initiatives.


  • BA/BS degree required and a minimum of 10+ years of demonstrated success in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching (including senior leadership), Inclusion/Diversity and/or Organizational Development

  • Knowledge and experience in academic and/or health care environment (including demonstrated success working with faculty, research and/or clinical settings) highly preferred

  • Advanced degree, HR certification(s) or equivalent business education preferred


  • Ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the organization

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, highly matrixed, service-driven organization

  • Knowledge of diversity and inclusion principles, including unconscious bias and inclusive leadership

  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills with an emphasis on reading an audience, demonstrating presence and maintaining engagement

  • Significant experience with Microsoft Office; blended learning expertise a plus

  • Ability to analyze data and identify meaningful metrics

  • Project management experience

  • Ability to conduct needs assessment and influence change at various levels within the organization

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to identify a problem, synthesize key action elements to plan for improvement

  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage a wide variety of competing projects, prioritize tasks effectively, and ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Comfortable with a high level of autonomy; knows when to bring in partners and ask for help

  • Solid judgment and emotional intelligence

  • Ability to handle confidential, complex information and provide subject matter expertise

  • Ability to influence cross-functionally

  • Experience advising around issues related to organizational design/organizational structure

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law

Job ID: 2018-12222

Grade: 24

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org