Senior People Partner (Remote)

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The Role: 

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will be an internal consultant to designated Teams on all things talent management. You will establish yourself as a strategic advisor on team dynamics, employee engagement, organizational design, performance management, employee relations and leadership coaching. You will propose practical, scalable solutions that align and enhance Newsela’s culture within a mission-driven talent base that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Reporting to the Manager, Talent Management, you will partner closely with managers and leaders across various teams, and People/OD/DEIB, Finance and Legal teams. As a senior member of our Talent Management team, you will also mentor our HR Business Partners (People Partners). 

We are hiring for (2) roles across Newsela to support:

  1. Operations: this role will be primary support for our Ops (Finance, Legal, People/DEIB/OD), Customer Ops and Learning & Enablement teams.
  2. R&D: this role will initially report to the Chief People Officer and be primary support for our Product, Tech, Content, Learning teams. 

Why You’ll Love This Role:

You’ll have the opportunity to dive into the business and build relationships with first time managers to senior-level business executives in order to provide consultative guidance with measurable and demonstrable impact. Your work will directly support scaling a thoughtful and progressive People organization in a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company that values diversity, equity, including and belonging. You will influence our Organizational Design strategy that impacts the entire company at large. Your work will directly enable our team to continue building a high-engagement culture and environment, and will contribute to the growth and development of our People team as well as the teams with whom we interface. In doing so, you will ultimately help enable our company to deliver engaging, culturally responsive learning content to K-12 students and teachers nationwide.

Why We’ll Love You: 

With proven success and measurable impact, you’ve operated as an autonomous senior leveled HR Business Partner (with previous mentorship, supervisory, and/or managerial experience) and coached leaders of all levels on matters related to teams and talent management, change management and organizational effectiveness, internal communications, compensation, performance management, and employee relations while applying DEIB philosophies and practices. You are able to strategically connect the dots that not only identify and address root cause but understand and solution for longer term results. You establish yourself as a trusted advisor by building rapport, providing expert guidance, and having an understanding of team and business challenges, ideally including business acumen and considerations specific to one or more pillars of teams we are hiring for. You possess high EQ, self-awareness, a growth mindset, lead with context and intentionality and value shared learning cultures. You’re versed and knowledgeable on current and changing labor laws and compliance requirements (FLSA, independent contractors, etc.). You are a complex thinker and problem-solver with proven ability to identify trends or issues within a team and implement solutions to address the core factors influencing the team and people aspect as well as larger business factors. You are able to balance between employee engagement, team culture, business needs, while maintaining a focus on diversity, equity, including and belonging. While not required, experience in fully remote, start-up/tech and/or scaling environments are highly preferred. Proficiency in Slack, Google Suite,, Greenhouse, Ultipro, CultureAmp or similar platforms needed to be successful. 

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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An Insider's view of Newsela

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Amazing. Newsela is a trusting and responsible environment where we have control to get our work done when and where is best for us.


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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team works with school leaders and teachers to create innovative applications of Newsela's content to support our mission of "meaningful classroom learning for every student." Our goal is to engage and empower educators with tools to enhance their students' learning.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've grown leaps and bounds at Newsela! I initially started out as an enterprise sales development representative and went through a mentorship program to transition to the customer success management team! I cannot measure the amount of growth I've experienced the past few years.


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What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Newsela office is a collaborative workspace. The office is designed to reflect the clients we serve. We love to keep our mission of "meaningful classroom learning for every student" top of mind.


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What are Newsela Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Newsela offers the opportunity to join various affinity groups operated by members of each community to help facilitate an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people are valued.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
In addition to weekly virtual wellness events (guided meditation, yoga, etc.), we offer virtual group discussion sessions with a licensed therapist to help navigate a variety of topics and challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Newsela provides an Inclusive Care Stipend to help offset some of the fees associated with adoption.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Every year we bring Newsela's youngsters to our offices for our Take Your Child to Newsela Day. It's one of our favorite days of the year, filled with crafts, story time, workshops, and even yoga!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free daily breakfast. Employees can select from our cereal bar, yogurts, oatmeal, fruit, granola bars and unlimited cold brew on tap!
Game Room
Our teams love to take time to challenge each other to a game of ping pong or pool throughout the day, and maybe even a ping pong tournament every now and then.
Stocked Kitchen
Newsela has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored seltzer you can handle. You might even be able to catch a Top Chef competition every now and then.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
All remote employees receive a monthly tech allowance to put towards making their home office setup the best it can be.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All employees receive an annual stipend to put towards professional development or learning courses and resources. We also hold bi-monthly manager training sessions.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
Time allotted for learning

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