Talent Rewire engages employers to advance equitable access to economic opportunity by increasing opportunity, stability, and economic mobility among low-income employees. We support employers to rewire their internal systems to hire, retain and advance populations that face barriers to sustainable employment through an employer community that accelerates learning, builds momentum, and serves as a marketplace of ideas and best practices. We use experiential learning, user-centered design + system thinking, and unlikely collaboration.
Our ideal candidate is someone who:
- Cares deeply about disrupting the growing income inequality in our country and the impact this is having upon low-wage employees, particularly people of color
- Believes employers, investors, and business leaders are vehicles for change in restoring dignity, stability and economic mobility in the workplace
- Believes systems hold problems in place and are responsible for the outcomes we see today, and are motivated to influence employers to change their internal talent systems
- Loves designing and facilitating innovative learning experiences (think user-centered design or improv) that shift both beliefs and behaviors
- Enjoys fostering community and collaboration amongst organizations – who in some circumstances, see each other as competitors
- Is excited by our approach to employer engagement
The Associate Director will support all aspects of Talent Rewire, from developing programming for our employer community, to facilitating in-person gatherings, to coaching employers in our community, to researching tools and best practices, to writing funding proposals. The Associate Director will report to the Managing Director of Talent Rewire.
- Collaborate with the Talent Rewire Directors to design and facilitate Talent Rewire programming including, but not limited to, the annual Rewire Convening, Rewire Labs, Rewire workshops, and Community Conversations
- Coach employers participating in Rewire Labs to design, implement, and evaluate a talent pilot
- Contribute to the initiative’s strategic direction encouraging greater employer adoption of Opportunity Employment
- Research, develop, and codify Opportunity Employment tools and resources to be shared with the workforce field
- Contribute to Opportunity Employment knowledge development by blogging, authoring case studies and curating user generated content
- Collaborate with internal and external partners to encourage Opportunity Employment and employer practice changes that improve business value and the lives of low-wage, front-line talent
- 7-10 years of experience in a fast-paced, high-performing environment in any one of the following industries: corporate human resources, workforce development sector, consulting, or philanthropy (we do not expect any candidate to have experience in all of these industries; if you only have experience in one of these sectors, please apply!)
- Expertise and knowledge of one or more of the following: talent practices, labor and employment policy, HR analytics, improving frontline employee outcomes, evaluating HR and/or workforce programs, career pathways for frontline employees, or other issues related to Talent Rewire’s work (again, if you only have knowledge in one of these areas, please apply)
- Direct lived experience or experience supporting populations often overlooked in the workforce (e.g. opportunity youth, second change hires, individuals with disabilities, refugees, people of color, etc.)
- Excellent facilitation and communication skills; prior facilitation, curriculum development and public speaking experience a plus
- Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and the willingness to take initiative to get the job done
- Strong attention to detail and follow-up
- Experience with systems thinking, human-centered design and/or improv is a bonus
- Ability to travel domestically 15% to 25% of the time
- Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
This is a full-time position based in FSG’s Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, or Washington D.C. office. We offer a competitive and equitable compensation package with the goal of attracting and retaining exceptional people. Salary bands are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant market data is analyzed when setting bands for each role. We also offer a generous benefits package including: health insurance with 100% of premiums covered by FSG, 3 weeks paid vacation, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, cell phone stipend, disability and life insurance, and more.
Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for our US offices. In addition, we are unable to support the OPT Training Visa, as this visa will eventually require sponsorship.
Please submit a resume and cover letter (indicating office preference) by following the prompts below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Equal Opportunity Employer
As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status
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