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Senior Organization Development Specialist

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 33880
Date Posted: Jan 13, 2022
Salary: $71550 to $107400 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Serves as an organizational development business partner for both large- and small-scale enterprise-wide initiatives aimed at achieving strategic business goals, improving employee performance, and enhancing employee experience. This includes researching, planning, developing, implementing and measuring programs and initiatives of varying complexity for employees at all levels. 

SALARY RANGE:   $71,550 - $107,400 (Determined by the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, Organization Development and Diversity

LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota

  • Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.    


  • Lead and/or assist in the planning, execution, and maintenance of large and small-scale organization development programs and initiatives within the company.
  • Assist with organizational change strategy development and execution to support human resource and enterprise initiatives.
  • Collaborate with leaders and human resource partners on matters relating to performance, organization and leadership programs, culture, and the employee experience to better identify and incorporate standard methodologies into process and program design.
  • Create, implement, maintain, and facilitate development programs to support the goals and objectives of the company.
  • Develop and lead project plans and teams in support of organization development initiatives and projects. 
  • Identify and participate in ongoing process improvement activities for all organization development processes, including but not limited to: performance management, career development and planning, leadership development, culture, employee engagement/employee experience, and diversity and inclusion. 
  • Manage data gathering and employee insight through online survey design, administration, and analysis.
  • Prepare high quality presentations and reports for an assortment of audiences, including senior leaders.  Effectively deliver these in both oral and written forms.


  • Lead the creation of communications for internal and external audiences on organizational development initiatives. 
  • Assist with special projects as needed.


  • Minimum of (5) five years of experience related to organization development or human resources required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business or other relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Demonstrated proficiency in internal client advising, change management, organizational efficiency / behavior, organization design and measurement. 
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of concurrent assignments and to identify, plan and develop large and small-scale organization development programs and interventions.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and various niche software/programs.
  • Excellent planning, organization and project management skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, initiative, and dedication in an environment of rapid change.
  • Analytical skills vital for problem solving and data analysis.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee, and applicant information.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees within the organization; excellent team member skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse work force.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 71550 to 107400
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Senior Organization Development Specialist

Rapid City, SD, United States