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Associate Director of Talent Development (New York City)
Home Office

Position Overview
Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. We are fiercely committed to this mission, and know that it takes exceptional people working incredibly hard to do this work. The Talent Development Team is charged with identifying and implementing strategies to develop and retain our Home Office staff (teams that support our schools) so that we can continue to do this crucial, urgent work, and deliver the best services to our scholars and schools. The Talent Development team works closely with Uncommon’s other Talent teams, including the Recruitment, Human Resources and Diversity teams, to recruit, retain, support and develop our people. The position will work closely with members of the Talent Development team, and report to the Director of Talent Development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The Talent Development Team is entering its third year. As a fairly new team, Talent Development’s scope of work is evolving and expanding (e.g., creating new professional development (PD) content, launching a new approach to PD delivery, and piloting new staff engagement initiatives.) The duties below represent some of the responsibilities of the role. As the work evolves, new responsibilities will be added. We are looking for someone who is excited to help us grow and increase our impact!

Lead data collection and analysis of organization-wide staff surveys. We are a data-driven organization. As a result, this work is high-impact and high-visibility. You will:
  • Plan and administer the operations of all of our surveys
  • Analyze the data to present to end users
  • Make recommendations for how to improve our processes and data use to increase our people impact

Support the work to grow our people. We want our people to develop as professionals and excel in their roles. Our team designs the programming and processes that help people grow. You will:
  • Make recommendations for the professional development content that sets our people up to succeed
  • Support leaders who are designing and facilitating content
  • Contribute to content creation, when applicable
  • Lead operations for professional development sessions
  • Collaborate with team members to set a vision for and lead the planning and execution of the annual Home Office Retreat

Be a culture leader. How we do our work matters as much as what we do. As a team we need to identify and create opportunities to infuse culture-building into our work. You will:
  • Propose and lead implementation of traditions, programming and structures that ensure every Home Office employee knows and feels what is special about being Uncommon
  • Establish structures that facilitate our Home Office staff understanding, and feeling connected to, our schools
  • Create opportunities for Home Office staff to connect with one another and strengthen the Home Office community

  • You have a passionate commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools
  • You believe that people matter—you would find personal satisfaction in working on an initiative that made someone better in their job or made someone else’s life easier
  • You’re a systematic thinker—you enjoy organizing information and input from different stakeholders and creating a plan to move work forward
  • You get things done and are not afraid to sweat the small stuff! You have a “whatever it takes” attitude, thrive on getting results, and expertly manage your time and priorities
  • You enjoy working with data—you can organize and analyze data sets, and can make recommendations based on what you find in the data
  • People look to you for solutions—you have good relationships with the people with whom you work, and your colleagues trust that you will take their perspective into account
  • You are receptive to feedback—you seek input on how to improve in your work and strive to continuously improve
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years professional experience, in any field

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, PDA, and all necessary supplies.
The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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