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About Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring and supporting a network of civic leaders to eradicate the injustice of educational inequity.

Through one-on-one coaching, fellowships, workshops, and resources, LEE works to develop and inspire its members individually and collectively, across all disciplines – as policy makers, advocates, elected leaders and community organizers. LEE membership is free and currently open to alumni of several partner organizations including Teach For America, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), New Leaders, Latinos for Education, Urban Teachers, and Public Allies. LEE believes that when a diverse group of leaders, grounded in a commitment to equity, are in leadership roles, they will serve as a transformative force for and with students and communities.

LEE is a diverse team of passionate and talented individuals committed to making a difference. We are a high-growth, results-oriented organization that operates in an entrepreneurial environment deeply invested in continuous improvement. LEE is honored to have been selected as a LATINA Style 50 Award recipient and a When Work Works award recipient. We are also an Employer of National Service. If you would like to become part of our team and join the fight for educational equity, or if you would simply like to learn more, please visit educationalequity.org.

Position Summary:

The Talent, Learning, & Culture team contributes to members’ civic leadership by growing LEE into a strong, vibrant organization of diverse, high-potential, mission-driven people. We are deeply committed to building and maintaining equitable policies, practices, and experiences across teams. We deliver high quality benefits and supports that recognize our staff as leaders, demonstrate care, and create an inclusive workplace. The Senior Director, Talent will lead LEE’s talent acquisition, hiring, compensation, payroll, benefits, and employee onboarding/offboarding work. They will leverage best practices, industry knowledge, and staff feedback to design, implement, and improve employee policies and systems that build an equitable and inclusive experience for all staff. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced manager and team leader with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a record of success working across functional teams. They will bring significant experience in talent management/human resources including knowledge of HR compliance, benefits administration, total rewards management, talent acquisition, HR information systems, and/or employee policies.

The Senior Director, Talent will lead a team of 5-7 and will report to the Vice President, Talent, Learning, & Culture.


Position Location: Flexible

Travel Requirements: 15% for team meetings and retreats. All travel is currently suspended due to COVID-19. 

Responsibilities:

Talent Vision and Strategy (15%)

  • Set the Talent team vision and strategy in collaboration with VP, TLC
  • Identify goals and scope of work led by each team member
  • Lead senior leaders in annual and ongoing headcount planning, integrated with budget and strategy
  • Gather best practices, industry benchmarks, and staff feedback to advise the VP, TLC on employee trends, needs, and policies that enable strong performance and minimize organizational risk
  • Partner with other senior leaders to design efficient, effective org-wide and cross-team employee processes including onboarding and exiting

Talent Management and Coaching (20%)

  • Build and manage a team of 5-7 to strong outcomes and employee experiences
  • Coach and develop team members for individual professional growth, performance, and impact
  • Manage Talent subteam budget with fiscal responsibility and impact
  • Support design and implementation of the TLC team learning scope and sequence that clearly values diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Participate in the TLC leadership team, building relationships and culture across the team and integrating Talent work with Learning & Culture priorities

Employee Policies and Supports (25%)

  • Evolve employee policies to ensure that LEE is living into its values and is competitive with the market
  • Oversee day-to-day talent administration operations, ensuring timely and accurate implementation of payroll, benefits, and policies
  • Negotiate best-in-class employee benefits that reflect our values and attract and retain top, diverse talent 
  • Facilitate sensitive employee relations conversations such as conflict of interest reviews and investigations for policy violations, at times in partnership with the Senior Director, Learning & Culture
  • Design and implement a proactive, multi-channel communications plan around employee policies including routine and urgent updates to staff and people managers

Talent Acquisition, Staffing, Retention and Compensation (25%)

  • Lead executive searches and hiring for senior leader positions, including partnership with external firms as needed
  • Provide expertise, coaching, and partnership to senior leaders and talent business partners around team structure, staffing, succession planning, and strategic impact
  • Lead innovation in candidate sourcing, recruitment, and selection to improve efficiency, candidate experience, and hiring team effectiveness
  • Annually review and advise MT on LEE’s compensation, focused on equity and competitiveness with the market
  • Design and lead process for senior leaders to review and approve significant staffing-related changes

Equity-focused Talent Communication and Systems (10%)

  • Lead progress monitoring of TLC activities, adjusting strategy and plans to ensure TLC is on track to meet hiring, staffing, retention, and employee engagement goals
  • Improve TLC operations, processes, and policies, including the accuracy of HR data and documentation, to maximize efficiency and impact
  • Lead regular equity analysis of talent processes and employee outcomes, e.g. pay, benefits, advancement
  • Ensure the equitable, accurate application of compensation policies by approving all offers of employment and individual compensation changes

Special Projects (5%)

  • Lead or participate in other projects as assigned by VP, TLC

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate years of work experience 
  • 7+ years of relevant professional work experience including 5+ years of talent management/HR experience
  • Knowledge of HR compliance, benefits administration, total rewards management, talent acquisition, HR information systems, and/or employee policies
  • Experience managing people, with a track record of leading others to achieve ambitious goals
  • Excellent relationship building with a demonstrated ability to work well across lines of difference
  • Understanding of the ethical and confidentiality guidelines within HR workflows
  • Demonstrated ability to influence senior leaders on organizational development, talent, and HR issues
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze and problem solve situations through technical and adaptive lenses
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Deep passion for educational equity and belief in LEE’s mission and theory of change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • HR credential such as a professional certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, PHR or SPHR) or advanced degree in human resource management
  • 2+ years experience managing a geographically dispersed team
  • Experience, ideally as an administrator, with ADP or a similar enterprise-level payroll and HRIS
  • Experience leading implementation of new technology systems, especially an applicant tracking system
  • Exceptional ability to lead through influence in cross-functional teams, even where no direct reporting relationship exists

Benefits and Pay

Pay for this position is competitive and based upon relevant experience and cost of labor for your location. Please use the following link to learn more about compensation for this position: https://educationalequity.org/applicant-resources#sec3. In addition, LEE offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision coverage for spouses, families and domestic partners; employer-paid basic life and AD&D insurance and short and long-term disability insurance; a retirement package with employer match; family and parental leave benefits; generous paid time off and an organization-wide winter break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  

About Leadership for Educational Equity

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit leadership development organization inspiring and supporting a network of civic leaders to eradicate the injustice of educational…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 16, 2021

Salary

At least $102,000

Benefits

Benefits and Pay

Pay for this position is competitive and based upon relevant experience and cost of labor for your location. Please use the following link to learn more about compensation for this position: https://educationalequity.org/applicant-resources#sec3. In addition, LEE offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and vision coverage for spouses, families and domestic partners; employer-paid basic life and AD&D insurance and short and long-term disability insurance; a retirement package with employer match; family and parental leave benefits; generous paid time off and an organization-wide winter break between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity 

Leadership for Educational Equity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation and national origin. We reasonably accommodate staff members and/or applicants with disabilities, provided they are otherwise able to perform the essential functions of the job.

An affirmative action-equal opportunity employer.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

Benefits and Pay

Pay for this position is competitive and based upon relevant experience and cost of labor for your location. Please use the following link to learn more about…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1805 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, United States

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