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Work for Achieving the Dream

We support over 300 community colleges across the country to create opportunities and remove barriers for the students they serve. Our team is growing all the time — explore our open positions.

Why ATD?

Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, Achieving the Dream (ATD) now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history. Together with our network of over 300 institutions of higher education, 75 coaches and advisors, and numerous investors and partners working throughout 45 states and the District of Columbia, we are helping more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams.

ATD stands in solidarity with marginalized students and is committed to making equity a reality. We believe that for colleges to advance student success, ensuring equity is paramount. Since our founding in 2004, we have taken seriously our responsibility to support ATD Network colleges in their work to dismantle the structural barriers that students face in our institutions.

Through our equity statement, we are setting the direction we expect our colleges to navigate: a direction that reinforces an institution-wide commitment to transformational change that eliminates systemic barriers, addresses student needs, and increases social justice and equity.

Jobs

About This Role

Reporting to the President/CEO and serving as a member of the organization’s executive leadership team, the Chief Talent and Equity Officer is responsible for developing and executing the human resource strategy in support of the overall strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of centering internal equity, compensation and performance management, talent management, training, and development, and all essential HR processes and procedures. The Chief Talent and Equity Officer will be responsible for improving outcomes to ensure that the talent management function offers equitable, transparent, and inclusive systems and practices to support an engaged and high-performing team and thus a high performing organization.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who can both work at the strategic level and be hands-on in managing the day-to-day work of the team, establishes an HR culture of continuous improvement, and is a systems thinker in their approach to meeting ambitious goals.  The Chief Talent and Equity Officer supervises the Talent Development Specialist, Senior HIRS/Benefits Analyst, and Administrative Operations Specialist.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Talent Management & Retention – 40%

  • Design strategy for organizational culture. Develop and maintain organizational leadership principles and values. Lead organizational communication on strategic human capital topics. Manage practices, policies, and cultural norms to ensure cross-cultural harmony and organizational success.
  • Partner with senior leadership team to identify and address the critical talent needs of the organization and achieve an effective long-range talent strategy.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the organization’s human capital needs and strategic goals.
  • Regularly conduct gap analysis/skills assessments with department heads to identify gaps in training and ensure that professional development opportunities align with what is needed for organizational success.
  • In partnership with executive leadership, lead change management initiatives to accelerate the sense of belonging for new employees and align talent initiatives with ATD goals and strategic priorities.
  • Develops and systematizes ATD’s talent community across employees, coaches, and consultants providing data insight on talent readiness, expertise, and capacity.
  • Lead the development of, and effectively manage ATD’s internship, fellowship, and mentoring programs as a part of ATD’s talent management priorities.
  • Maintain comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and attract top talent.

Leadership, Culture, & Engagement – 30%

  • Works with the CEO, and through the CEO the Board of Directors, as well as other executive leaders to define and communicate ATD’s organizational values and commitment to equity and embed those values into talent management processes including quarterly reports to the Board on the organization’s DEI efforts.
  • Lead the implementation of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging priorities, including the hiring and retention of a diverse workforce to help the organization ensure an equitable, inclusive work environment where all employees feel valued and can thrive.
  • Serve as executive lead and co-chair of the Culture & Equity Committee guiding the work of the Committee to achieve internal organizational goals and priorities around DEI.
  • Maintain awareness of DEI trends and concepts in human resource management, bringing effective best practices and approaches to the organization’s work.
  • Collaborate with the Research team to develop and monitor Key Performance Indicators and analyze internal DEI metrics.
  • Create and manage employee recognition and award programs as well as internship programs.
  • Develop conflict resolution strategies that address support for a safe and inclusive work environment.

Professional Development & Performance Management – 20%

  • Oversee a performance management process that measures employee contribution to organizational goals, function-specific skill sets, and behavioral competencies that facilitates implementation of a fair and equitable process for promotions and adjustments in compensation.
  • Implement learning & development programs for executive, senior, mid-level, and entry-level staff.
  • Designs promotion, and retention strategies for executive, senior, mid-level, and entry-level staff, factoring in key elements such as rewards, recognition, engagement, and satisfaction.
  • Manages the annual talent review and development planning process for staff.
  • Establishes a cohesive process for career pathing, succession, and workforce planning aligned with organizational talent management priorities.
  • Ensure that on-boarding and off-boarding processes are comprehensive and consistent for all staff.

HR Compliance, Systems, and Processes – 10%

  • Partner with the senior leadership team to identify and address the critical HR needs of the organization and achieve an effective long-range HR strategy.
  • Develop and improve HR policies, practices, and communications, including reviewing, providing guidance on, and contributing to drafts. Proactively seek out new processes and systems for improving internal communication, project management, and other operations.
  • Manage HR team performance, annual operating budget, and vendor relationships.
  • Collaborate with Finance on payroll, and time management processing, and ensure systems are seamless, accurate, and require a minimal time commitment.
  • Oversee the organization’s compliance with federal, multi-state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommended best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.

 

Skills/Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred in Business, Human Resources, or Organizational Development or Leadership. SHRM-SCP or SPHR designation is required. A minimum of 7-10 years success leading a strategic, transformative HR function in a non-profit setting or higher education setting.
  • Must be aligned with ATD’S mission and commitment to the educational success of students from underserved communities.
  • Extensive experience in talent management and development, employee relations and engagement, DEI, and performance management.
  • Experience successfully architecting DEI-B strategies and policies that deliver results.
  • Experience in communicating and presenting progressive HR strategies and plans to senior management. Ability to support ideas and plans with appropriate facts and data.
  • Record of managing a team to aggressive targets and implementing innovative and progressive human resources systems and best practices.
  • Ability to identify, cultivate, and coach leadership potential in individuals, and experience designing systems to support the development of employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional organizational, project management, meeting facilitation, communication
  • Must be capable of interfacing effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency with project management tools and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required. Experience with ADP Workforce Now preferred.

 

Core Competencies

  • Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.
  • Disciplined Execution: Has the ability to break down big picture work goals into management tasks; has the foresight to anticipate potential roadblocks to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects.
  • Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and to offer insights that advance problem-solving.
  • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
  • Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
  • Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
  • Culturally Competent: Models appreciate inquiry to gain understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives  and opinions.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following:

  • Why are you passionate about ATD’s mission?
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?

 

Position Details

Position Type: Full Time, Exempt
Salary Grade:   $140,000 – $160,000
Reports To:  President & CEO
Work Location:  Primarily remote with headquarters positioned in Silver Spring
Travel Required:  Minimal

 

What We Offer

We continually strive to be a committed, diverse, values-based organization. We also offer a robust portfolio of benefits, including:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • 401K Retirement plan
  • Optional pre-tax spending account for qualified medical FSA, dependent care FSA and commuter expenses
  • Premiums paid by ATD for short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance with options to elect and pay for additional coverage for spouse and children.
  • Paid sick leave, vacation time, and personal days (Additionally, ATD observes all 10 federal holidays and is closed the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and for Winter Break between December 25 and January 1.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development allowance (for full-time employees on successful completion of 90-day intro period)
  • Mobile First Work Policy: Remote work allows employees to work at home for all or part of their workweek as a viable, flexible work option to support the changing needs of employees. Upon hire, employees are notified of their work location (Silver Spring, Portland, or Remote). Remote may not be appropriate for all positions at ATD. ATD wants to ensure that both employees and ATD will benefit from these arrangements.

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission.  ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Job Overview

The Senior System Administrator is primarily responsible for implementing and managing Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) hybrid cloud and on-premises infrastructure and security. The Sr. Systems Administrator shall be responsible for deploying and maintaining systems and software while continuously improving upon those systems. Duties will include, but are not limited to, managing, designing, and building of current-to-future state systems and services in partnership with partner providers, consultants, and internal stakeholders. This role will be responsible for system and user security by defining, managing, and monitoring roles, access, and incident response, per policy; co-defining system interoperability management and governance standards per policy; maintaining all IT documentation; and troubleshooting, configuring, testing, debugging, maintaining, and implementing new and existing infrastructure software and services. The System Administrator will also work closely with I.T. leadership to implement technologies and best practices across the organization.

The System Administrator reports directly to the Executive Director, Information Technology & Digital Transformation.

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Duties and Responsibilities

System Administration/Engineering (70%)

• Consistently ensure integrity and stability of core infrastructure systems (Salesforce, Office365, NetSuite).
• Administer account, service, and configurations for all infrastructure systems.
• Design and build future state cloud and onsite infrastructure architecture.
• Analyze technology issues and organizational challenges while providing technical solutions.
• Manage documentation on infrastructure and software configurations.
• Manage and design cloud interoperability to ensure integration toward digital transformation.
• Audit operational (network, systems, accounts, etc.) events and monitoring toward preventative versus reactive response and planning.

Security (30%)

• Coordinate and participate in bi-annual “tabletop” roleplay and assessment scenarios to identify, assess, prioritize, plan, and remediate vulnerabilities with the I.T. Risk Register.
• Audit security events and monitoring toward preventative versus reactive response and planning. This includes incident response and planning activities.
• Design and build future state cloud, hybrid, and on-premises cybersecurity architecture.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience

• 6 or more years technical experience.
• 3 or more years in a Sr. Systems Administrator or similar role.
• Microsoft Azure experience.
• Office 365 Enterprise experience.
• Salesforce experience (preferred).
• Security certification (preferred).
• NetSuite experience (preferred).
• Experience in Higher Education and/or non-profit (preferred).
• Networking (firewalls, routers, switches) experience.
• Web (DNS, SSL, domain registry) experience.
• Background with cloud, hybrid, and on-premises system administration and engineering best practices.
• A Systems Thinking design approach desirable.
• Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to translate data into business solutions.
• Be able to multi-task, be flexible and perform in a fast-paced environment.
• Must have strong interpersonal skills.

Core Competencies

Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.
Disciplined Execution: Has the ability to break down big picture work goals into management tasks; has the foresight to anticipate potential roadblocks in order to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects.

Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and to offer insights that advance problem-solving.

Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.

Culturally Competent: Models appreciate inquiry to gain understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

Position Details

Position Type: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Grade Level: Grade 8
Salary: $95,000-110,000
Reports To: Executive Director, IT & Digital Transformation
Work Location: Silver Spring, MD/Hybrid Level of Travel Required: Minimal

What We Offer:

We continually strive to be a committed, diverse, values-based organization. We also offer a robust portfolio of benefits, including:

– Health, dental and vision insurance coverage
– 401K Retirement plan
– Optional pre-tax spending account for qualified medical FSA, dependent care FSA and commuter expenses
– Premiums paid by ATD for short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance, life and AD&D insurance with options to elect and pay for additional coverage for spouse and children.
– Paid sick leave, vacation time, and personal days (Additionally, ATD observes all 10 federal holidays and is closed the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and for Winter Break between December 25 and January 1.
– Employee Assistance Program
– Professional Development allowance (for full-time employees on successful completion of 90-day intro period)
– Mobile First Work Policy: Remote work allows employees to work at home for all or part of their workweek as a viable, flexible work option to support the changing needs of employees. Upon hire, employees are notified of their work location (Silver Spring, Portland, or Remote). Remote may not be appropriate for all positions at ATD. ATD wants to ensure that both employees and ATD will benefit from these arrangements.

 

ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following:
– Why are you passionate about ATD’s mission?
– What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position?

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:
Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission. ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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The Executive Director, Coaching Practice will lead the scaling and institutionalization of high-impact practices for recruiting, assigning, managing, and further developing coaches to meet the evolving needs of a rapidly changing higher education landscape. This position is responsible for developing and delivering professional learning opportunities, tools, and resources for coaches that enable them to support colleges to tackle effectively the complex challenges impacting access to higher education and completion of credentials with labor market value.

The Executive Director also leads the development of institutional coaching capacity within ATD through collaboration with teams across the organization and identifies evolving needs among Network colleges responding to demand for new or expanded coaching support. This position also connects what is happening in the field to ATD’s strategy and supports the development of thought leadership in student and institutional outcomes improvement.

This position provides opportunities to visit colleges, to be on the front lines of coaching capacity-building, and to lead and witness the transformative effect of ATD on our network college campuses as an ATD coach. The Executive Director, Coaching Practice reports to the Chief Learning Officer.

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