Senior Culture & Experience Partner (fully remote) (Aug 2022) at Branching Minds

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Who We Are & What We Do:

Branching Minds' mission is to empower all educators to effectively, efficiently, and equitably support the holistic needs of their students; and to create a path to academic and personal success for every learner. Already supporting over 1,000,000 students across 100+ districts from 30 states, our vision is to be the most impactful national K12 school district solution for achieving high-fidelity RTI/MTSS; consistently demonstrating our ability to save teachers' planning/documenting time, improve outcomes of our students, and eliminate achievement gaps.

As a startup, we don't have to play by the rules of traditional organizations. We get to be innovative in the solutions we develop for our partners and the way we conduct our business for ourselves. Branching Minds is also a Benefit corporation. We get to prioritize our mission > profit, and the means of getting there is just as important as the ends. We err towards self-management, transparency, collaboration, initiative, and giving a damn.

If using innovation to reimagine education in service of equity energizes you -- join our team!

The Calling:

At Branching Minds, we place people over everything and spend our days obsessing about the employee experience. A supportive culture, growth opportunities, and open communication enable us to deliver to our customers. If this is important to you we would love to hear from you.

We're building our People Operations team from the ground up and are looking for flexible, boundary-less, and out-of-the-box thinkers. You'll be an integral part of the team and a collaborator in how we build our employee experience & culture value to our Branchers.

What You Will Achieve:
  • Architect of POps defaults (policies & procedures), retention hacks, compliance analysis, and risk assessments
  • Assist in the design of interactive non-traditional performance feedback strategy and engagement
  • Assist in the crafting of compensation philosophy that best meets the needs of current and future Branchers - fair, competitive, engaging, and meaningful, inclusive of maintenance of equity & compensation systems and HRIS
  • Own and refine onboarding experience inclusive of announcements, in partnership with team lead to ensure new hire success
  • Partner in leading internal talent engagement programs to gauge and formulate career development plans that are equitable & inclusive
  • Take lead of Benefits & Wellbeing Strategy inclusive of how it informs and shapes total compensation that is equitable
  • Continuous improvement of compensation & benefits modeling to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements as well as DEI commitments
  • Apply development-focused strategies to assist Branchers through conflict and build better connections
  • Stear and foster candid feedback culture that encourages people positive environment for Branchers to express themselves
  • Create connectedness between remote workforce, working cross-functionally with many different groups, bringing them together
  • Re-envision value recognition programs and create a strategy to drive the right behaviors, celebrate our best and brightest, and enhance engagement
  • Lead and manage internal annual engagement and pulse surveys, work with outside vendors, and ensure teams & committees have access to insights that inform positive change and assist with reporting as needed
  • Create and implement an open door exit program for Branchers leaving the organization - we want to support everyone's journey, even if it isn't with Branching Minds
  • Keep Branching Minds authentic and ethical in all the compliance areas, including WCI, LOAs, ADA, and all those other acronyms
  • Partner with Organizational Design and DEI Committees on change, improvement, and innovation initiatives
  • Grow and maintain relationships with key business functions including Talent Engagement with regular check-ins and strategic sessions to integrate social impact in the Brancher experience.
  • Use data to measure success: learn, iterate, and improve; analyze trends and develop proactive actions to further support business objectives
  • Provide VP, People Operations recommendations on pay, benefits, defaults (policies & standards), and growth plans and initiatives that aid the Brancher Experience and Culture Value goals


Requirements

Why We Want You:
  • SME level experience in key functional areas of Human Resources with at least a decade of comprehensive work experience
  • Have multi-location and business unit Human Resources as well as People Operations experience - with a keen understanding of what breaks the employee experience
  • SHRM or HRCI Certified in all the HR-101 areas
  • Extend candid kindness and treat others the way you want to be treated
  • Have ability to see situations from multiple perspectives and adapt approach based on needs of situation and people involved
  • Passionate about creating a value-add culture to ensure an exceptional employee experience - with DEI always in mind
  • Not afraid to share unpopular opinions and want to understand others' perspectives
  • Build programs with the most marginalized at the center and value diversity of thought and internal collaboration
  • Aptitude for automation, technology, and systems, care about the quality of your work and that the little things make a difference
  • Excellent communication skills and bring creativity to your work
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to reach organizational goals and share in wins
  • Have a growth mindset and engage in transparent and candid conversations with all to ensure continuous improvement of the Brancher experience
  • Are empathetic and have a strong pulse on organizational challenges, strains, and needs because you can understand and see from diverse perspectives
  • Have fun and are joyful - you embody BrM Core Values and people feel comfortable going to you for guidance and support
  • Believe in equity at all levels, collective success, and aim to provide an inclusive culture that gives back to employees no less than what they put in!
  • Love data and can tell a story to diverse audiences to gain buy-in and collaboration
  • Compliance doesn't drain you, you actually find it kinda fun!

Lucky Us If You:

(No biggie if you don't)
  • Former start-up experience laying HR-Foundation pieces
  • Have worked in K-12 education and have an understanding of our customer needs
  • Speak other languages - its cool!


Benefits

What We Offer You:
  • Check out our Benefits & Perks
  • Fully remote!
  • An awesome, cross-disciplinary, mission-driven team solving meaningful problems that improves the lives of educators and students.
  • Base annual compensation for this role is $90,000 - $102,000 based on experience and expertise

In Our Own Words, We Are

Independent, Relaxed, Ownership, Flexibility, Always Learning, Casual, Adaptable, "Best Idea Wins," Passionate, Dedicated, Very Capable/Competent, Efficient, Communicative, Welcoming, Caring, Scrappy, Friendly, Co-operative, Agile, Supportive, Principle-Driven, Respectful, Practical, Attentive, Funny, Self-Motivated, Silly Parrots.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Branching Minds, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where everyone, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, professional and life experiences, disabilities, and abilities; feels valued and respected. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to continuing to create a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment.

Our Commitment to People with Disabilities

Branching Minds is committed to disability inclusion, and to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected]
More Information on Branching Minds
Branching Minds operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Branching Minds was founded in 2013. It has 62 total employees. To see all jobs at Branching Minds, click here.
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