Specialist, Organizational Development



Virginia, USA · McLean, VA, USA · United States
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2024

As the largest and leading value-based kidney care company, Somatus is empowering patients across the country living with chronic kidney disease to experience more days out of the hospital and healthier at home.

It takes a village of passionate and tenacious innovators to revolutionize an industry and support individuals living with a chronic disease to fulfill our purpose of creating More Lives, Better Lived. Does this sound like you?

Showing Up Somatus Strong

We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation at every level. Our values bring our mission to life and serve as the DNA for every decision we make:

· Authenticity: We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.

· Collaboration: We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.

· Empowerment: We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.

· Innovation: We relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions.

· Tenacity: We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.

Showing Up for You

We offer more than 25 Health, Growth, and Wealth Work Perks to help teammates learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves, including:

· Subsidized, personal healthcare coverage (medical, dental vision)

· Flexible PTO

· Professional Development, CEU, and Tuition Reimbursement

· Curated Wellness Benefits supporting teammates physical and mental well-being

· Community engagement opportunities

· And more!

Reporting to the AVP, Communications and Culture, the Specialist, Organizational Development will play a key role in supporting and delivering expertise related to Talent Development initiatives. The position will curate, create, and continuously improve learning content using an array of creative approaches that inspire and engage teammates to drive operational excellence and foster career growth and development. To be successful, this individual must be self-driven and have the capability and confidence to interface effectively with leaders and stakeholders. They will employ strong business acumen, excellent communication skills, influencing skills, and strategic thinking to deliver complex learning programs and strategies.

This role requires you to be on site at our Corporate office in Mclean, Va.


  • Research content, design presentations/supplemental materials, and facilitate the delivery of content/learning sessions and other initiatives related to the overall Talent Development strategy.

  • Help to develop and ensure ongoing professional development opportunities are available across all levels of the organization.

  • Support the development and facilitation of our Leadership Development programs.

  • Supporting the administration analysis of talent planning.

  • Work in collaboration with our Communications team to develop messaging and campaigns that highlight our talent initiatives.

  • Apply tested instructional design theories, practices, and methods to ensure learning objectives are met with the most appropriate and dynamic end products.

  • Work in partnership with our Training team to align training needs and methodology across the organization.

  • Make strategic recommendations for learning paths for multi-level and multi-functional needs.

  • Create and ensure participant and instructor manuals are developed and thorough in content, logically presented, and consistent with approved operating procedures.

  • Develops instruction guides as needed for online training courses.

  • Support and provide partnership in our New Hire Orientation (Day 1) program by co-facilitating orientation as well as the coordination of communications and other logistics.

  • Support department with employee-focused development, recognition, and communication programs and events.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Learning Management, Instructional Design, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in corporate learning, talent, and/or organizational development.
  • 3 - 5 years of corporate experience in designing and implementing learning solutions including classroom, online/on-demand, social, and experiential learning for technical and soft skills development.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience with learning management systems (LMS) and other training delivery platforms.
  • Ability to analyze data from various reports, draw conclusions and make recommendations concerning the effectiveness of solutions.
  • Experience using Articulate, Storyline, video editing software, and/or similar e-learning tools.
  • Previous Instructional Design experience preferred.
  • High level of professionalism, integrity, and discretion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and personal development.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills to communicate effectively and credibly, both verbally and in writing, with audiences at all management levels.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. IND2