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Organization Development Analyst
Title:Organization Development Analyst
Department:Human Resources
Location:Topeka, KS
Job ID:120469
Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the U.S. and in the Western Hemisphere, with a team dedicated to democratizing on-trend and validated styles in footwear and accessories for the world. Our brands include Airwalk®, Dexter®, Champion®, American Eagle by Payless Shoe Source, SmartFit, BRASH®, safeTstep, and designer labels Lela Rose for Payless Shoe Source, Christian Siriano for Payless Shoe Source™ and Isabel Toledo for Payless Shoe Source. Our mission is to become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our target consumer.

Our world headquarters is centrally located in Topeka, KS, facilitating easy travel to all parts of the country. And Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.

The Organization Development Analyst at Payless Holdings is member of a high-performing Organization Development/Learning & Development team.  The mission of the OD team is to build effective and efficient HR solutions that drive organizational development and effectiveness through structure, process, strategy and the selection, development, engagement and retention of top talent.

Job Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities for this role will include managing projects and processes including:

  • Assessment administration
  • Strategic measurement, reporting & workforce analytics
  • 360-degree feedback processes
  • Performance management processes
  • Analyze data to assist in Talent & Organizational Planning process (Succession Planning)
Other responsibilities include working on team projects including:
  • Talent management and development processes
  • Competency development
  • Survey administration & feedback
  • Organization effectiveness projects


  • Master’s Degree (Ph.D. preferred) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field
  • Background in HR best practices with 0-3 years experience in a human resources or organizational development department
  • Proven track record in working effectively with others to achieve results
  • Experience using SPSS, SAS, or R statistical software preferred
  • Ability to build partnerships & work effectively with others to achieve results
  • Detail oriented
  • Analytical
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Inquisitive
  • Assertive/decisive

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.

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This employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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If you believe that your employer has violated its responsibilities under this program or has discriminated against you during the verification process based upon your national origin or citizenship status, please call the Office of Special Counsel at 1-800-255-7688 (TDD: 1-800-237-2515).

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