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Associate, Human Assets

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Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change. 

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.

What We Do

Through our chapters in communities across the country, we provide opportunities for teachers to stay informed, expand their leadership, connect with colleagues and decision-makers, and advocate for change.

The Opportunity

We believe that people are the world’s most precious asset, and therefore are the most important factors in our ability to achieve an equitable and excellent education system in this country. Therefore, we actively work to build the effectiveness of staff members toward our mission of achieving an equitable and excellence education system. Reporting directly to the Director, Human Assets, the Associate, Human Assets will serve as a critical member of the Talent Team, supporting all aspects of human resources across the organization.

We are emerging from a period of rapid growth and are focused on building and refining our people systems to strengthen our infrastructure. The AHA will help to ensure that we are supporting the capacity needs of the organization which center around diversity, equity & inclusiveness, strategic staff retention & talent matching and continuous improvement of our core administrative activities. Furthermore, the AHA will exude a spirit of partnership and empathy, use utmost discretion, out of a deep understanding of the vital link between the work of human resources and our organization’s success.   

As our Associate, Human Assets

You will:

Support the execution of people-centric strategy, HR initiatives & Programs, including but not limited to:

  • Support revisions of employee handbook
  • Evaluate and maintain internal online platforms to organize and provide access to professional development resources
  • Identify and refresh catalogue of professional development resources
  • Coordinate and execute central professional development events, such as onboarding
  • Conduct exit surveys to capture the experiences of staff members as the are transitioning from staff
  • Coordinate and help design our recognition programs, including but not limited to birthday, work anniversary, new parent and promotion celebrations
  • Deliver some professional development systems pertaining to utilizing our systems effectively

Administer HR systems and processes, including but not limited to:

  • Ensure excellent quality, safety, compliance and accuracy of personnel data entry and storage and that it is update in platforms including but not limited to ADP Workforce Now, Box and Excel.
  • Pull clear and organized data reports that will help us tell the story of the staff experience and inform strategies
  • Identify and propose solutions for current gaps and inefficiencies in HR systems and processes including, but not limited to, HRIS data tracking.  Additional support will involve the implementation of systems to improve and streamline performance management and improve staff member experience across the organization
  • Support effective administration of payroll
  • Support effective administration of employee health benefits, leave, etc.
  • Partner with external vendors as needed to ensure high-quality products and a positive end-user experience for all team members
  • Serve as the front-line recipient and processor of postal mail

Organizational Growth and Culture, with a focus on diversity, equity & inclusiveness 

  • Maintain and establish new systems for tracking and reporting out data on our internal culture, engagement and satisfaction, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusiveness
  • Design and support in the analysis of staff satisfaction surveys and other feedback gathering mechanisms, reporting out and translating insights into action to support decisions about E4E’s culture and team member satisfaction
  • Model and work to actively apply the core values, particularly the Diversity and Inclusiveness core value across the organization and in all HR practices and processes

You have:

Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • At least 4-5 years of professional experience, preferably in HR
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required

Preferred:

  • The ability to prioritize effectively, organize, track, manage workflow and resources, and efficiently meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Enthusiasm for systems design, improvement and evaluation
  • The ability to manage multiple complex projects and priorities simultaneously 
  • A goal-oriented mindset, self-motivation and a commitment to producing high-quality work products and outcomes
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, empathy, humility, multicultural competence and customer service orientation
  • Exceptional judgment and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and care
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading skills that reflect impeccable attention to detail
  • Tenacity, persistence and the ability to take initiative and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial start-up environment
  • Ability to operate with joy, even in challenging circumstances
  • Ability to travel about 20%

Moreover, all E4E staff must demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Online application

Applications can be addressed to Stacey Mitchell, VP of People and Equity and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of our communities.

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