Now Hiring: Talent and DEI Coordinator
Start Date: Summer 2022 (August preferred)
Public Impact is a national education management consulting firm, based in Chapel Hill, N.C. Our mission is to improve education dramatically for all students, especially low-income students, students of color, and other students whose needs historically have not been well met. We work with teachers and school and district leaders to implement changes that will help the students they serve, and believe that if we focus on a core set of promising strategies for change, we and our partners and clients can make bold improvements for all students, with long-term financial sustainability and success.
Toward that end, we work on initiatives to:
- Extend the reach of excellent teaching to all students, through Opportunity Culture, an initiative focused on developing, retaining, and expanding the impact of great teachers and leaders. Multiple third-party studies have shown that students supported by Multi-Classroom Leaders (an Opportunity Culture role) experience far greater academic achievement growth.
- Use data analysis, research, and curious problem-solving to create other high-impact innovations with educators and clients.
- Generate new solutions for a range of pre-K–12 public education policy and management issues.
We are currently hiring a Talent and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator to join our team. The coordinator will directly support the Assistant Vice President for Talent and work with other members of the talent team to contribute to our efforts to recruit, hire, onboard, support, and retain a diverse team of high-performing and internally-connected team members who are motivated by a collective commitment to students and educators and feel increasingly capable and confident in their work to contribute to PI’s mission. This is an entry-level position on a path to grow into a specialized, professional role. Responsibilities and tasks include:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordination: Support planning, communication, and facilitation of efforts to ensure all team members feel welcomed at PI and supported in their work. Specific activities include, with guidance from manager:
- Coordinate scheduling, communication, and agenda for quarterly meetings of the DEI Policy Team; coordinate completion of interim action items
- Create and update yearly DEI actions and priorities tracker, sharing regular updates firmwide
- Collaboratively plan and facilitate regular firm-wide sessions on DEI topics and/or internal working groups developing plans/recommendations for firm-wide improvements
- Coordinate new team member mentor program
- Coordinate EEO reporting process to ensure equity in talent practices and compliance with relevant state and national laws
Recruitment and Hiring: Support talent team in recruiting and selecting new team members, including:
- Co-develop and implement recruitment plans that lead to diverse, high-quality applicant pools
- Advertise and share information about available positions with potential applicants through a variety of mediums including online, in-person meetings (when appropriate), and phone/Zoom calls
- Coordinate and participate in screening applications, and interviewing and selecting candidates
Additional Talent Activities:
- Onboarding: Support talent team with onboarding activities for new team members, including:
- Prepare new hire materials and welcome team members when they join the team
- Share information about the supports and resources available for team members at Public Impact
- Plan and facilitate onboarding activities
- Team Connections:
- Collaboratively plan and facilitate firm-wide events, both virtually and in-person
- Collaboratively plan and implement firm-wide virtual/asynchronous celebrations and important moments
- Other talent-related activities as needs arise and coordinator increases knowledge of PI’s work and talent practices
- Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree
- Interest or experience in talent/human capital management; diversity, equity, inclusion; social entrepreneurship
- Background in or experiences with diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism work or research (strongly preferred but not required)
- Communication: ability to communicate clearly in writing, pleasantly in person; ability to interact with varied personalities and management styles in a courteous, friendly manner
- Teamwork: ability to act as a supportive team member, follow through on work responsibly and in a timely manner
- Customer service orientation: demonstrably delights in helping others succeed and feel good doing difficult work
- Flexibility: ability to juggle multiple projects and do what it takes to accomplish tasks; resourceful and good-humored in a fast-paced, results-oriented culture
- Concern for Order: ability to keep track of details, check own work; complete tasks well on a timely basis, without reminder
- Problem-solving: takes initiative to improve practices and systems to be more efficient and user-friendly
- Systems Thinking: enjoys tracking progress and organizing information, puzzle pieces and helping things to fit together
- Analytical/Critical Thinking: ability to interpret information with unbiased, critical thinking
- Large group presentation and small group facilitation: ability create and deliver clear content that is engaging to team members, with support from manager/teammates
- Initiative and Persistence: voluntarily identifies and follows through on improvements; routinely tackles obstacles as they arise independently when appropriate or in collaboration with others when needed
- Managing Up: comfort and skill with supporting senior leaders to manage their time, tasks, and priorities
- Quality Focus: willingness to give and receive significant feedback to produce first-rate work
- Familiarity with MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and PPT and comfortable with learning new programs (Applicant Tracking System, Learning Management System, Zoom, Project Management System, etc.) as necessary.
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice or education/child welfare shown through work or volunteering a plus
Location: Work from home in approved locations, with occasional team gatherings. Candidates living in the Chapel Hill, N.C./Triangle area preferred, with Charlotte, N.C. also considered. If you choose to live in the Chapel Hill, N.C. area, you may choose to work from a combination of home and Public Impact’s administrative office. All pay is set using N.C. Triangle-area ranges.
Starting Pay: Approx. $43,000 base salary + annual teamwide bonus of approx. 10% ($4,300) for target total salary of approx. $47,300. Benefits include health insurance, and employer-paid retirement of 3-4.5% annually. Career path for advancement.
Classification: Full-Time, Permanent, Non-exempt
To Apply: Complete the online application and include a cover letter, resumé, and two work samples with your application.