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Organizational Development Specialist, Bellingham, WA

Organization: Unity Care NW
Category: Human Resources
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date Job Posted: March 10, 2020
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Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center that has been proudly and successfully serving the greater Whatcom County area since 1982. With clinics located in Bellingham & Ferndale, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care as well as pharmacy services to a diverse and often underserved patient population of all ages. Employing almost 300 caring and compassionate employees, our mission is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.


Here at Unity Care NW, we value:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation

We strive to live out our truth by putting our Values in Action in all that we do. We value each individual on our team and aim to onboard the very best talent, whose ambitions and values align with ours.


As the Organizational Development Specialist, you would report to the Director of HR & Compliance and work closely with Human Resources and leadership to deliver results in the areas of training and development, staff engagement, performance management, organizational development solutions, and internal communication. This is an exciting, new opportunity that's been added as our organization continues to grow!


  • Have a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Organizational Development or other closely related field
  • Have 5 years’ HR/Organizational Development experience or the equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Hold a certification through the Society for HR Management or equivalent (preferred)
  • Possess knowledge of and achievement in organizational design, change management methods and processes, performance management, organizational analysis, and related initiatives
  • Have knowledge of adult learning principles & the ability to develop and facilitate training sessions
  • Be detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills & be able to manage relationships with both internal and external customers
  • Be able to engage, diagnose & analyze findings, generate options and build commitment to solutions with demonstrated knowledge of best practices in the industry
  • Possess extremely strong written, verbal, and listening skills


  • A friendly, innovative and collaborative team environment
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off benefit plus six paid holidays
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of eligibility
  • Life Insurance
  • Alternative transportation benefit


Live in a community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA! Beautiful Bellingham, WA, is a popular university & retirement community of 80,000 nestled between the Salish Sea and the foot of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Baker. A short distance from Seattle, Vancouver, BC, and the San Juan Islands, Whatcom County houses several charming small towns. Enjoy all the area has to offer, from a vast range of recreational & outdoor activities, excellent schools, unique shops, local festivals, farmers markets, diverse restaurants, community events, and visual and performing arts.


If you are passionate about helping everyone have the opportunity to live their healthiest life, we would love to hear from you! Please visit our Careers Page for application instructions at or contact Vicki Curtis, HR Generalist, if you have questions at or 360-788-2661.

Unity Care NW has an Employee Health Program for the safety of our patients and staff. The program requires all employees to receive annual flu immunizations unless an appropriate accommodation is granted.

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