Director of People / HR
Do you want to improve the world? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get in at the ground level working at a world-changing organization just as they started growing rapidly? Excited by the opportunity to power world-class entrepreneurs and Changemakers as they work to positively impact the lives of 1000’s, 100,000’s & 1,000,000’s?
At Ignite Mental Health we're accelerating world-class mental health entrepreneurs and mobilizing students at scale to catalyze the startup innovations and legislative changes needed to transform the future of student mental health literacy and access. Using this approach, we're working to make the impossible inevitable; helping build and scale breakthrough organizations to be as impactful as Google and Facebook, but which focus solely on equipping every student with a standard measure of mental health literacy and access.
Become a member of a mission-driven founding team that grew rapidly from the Harvard and MIT communities, with the support of the Harvard Innovation Labs Venture Incubation Program, to become a nationwide effort in just nine months! You will perch atop an organization catalyzing global change with the opportunity to learn, grow, and hopefully to thrive in our fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and impact-driven environment.
If you are excited by the opportunity to build out strategy in all areas of the People function including talent acquisition, onboarding, learning/development and policy development – alongside a high-energy team working to transform the future of mental health – then read on!
What you’ll get to do
Assemble & empower a world-class team:
Recruitment & onboarding: Managing our existing full-cycle recruitment, selection, and onboarding to ensure Ignite Mental Health continues to attract and hire top talent while providing an exceptional candidate experience. Experience is not required in this functional area.
High performance teams: Empowering our team to thrive and enjoy their experience with Ignite.
Training and development: Designing training, mentorship, and development processes to allow all team members to grow in their roles and careers.
Policies and compliance: Developing and administering HR policies and programs to ensure Ignite Mental Health not only complies with employment legislation, but supports the evolving needs of both our team, and the business as a whole.
Employee relations: Providing proactive, specialized advice and consultation regarding team relations, helping leaders to build and maintain a happy, engaged and thriving team.
Build a world-class culture and create one of the best startups to work for in America:
Continually identifying and implementing opportunities to improve team experience, wellbeing, and happiness.
Executing on our current People & Culture initiatives (weekly and daily activities).
Planning and lead all team cultural activities and socials such as quarterly meetings.
Soliciting team feedback through brainstorming meetings, regular one-on-one meetings and surveys to inform and evolve our People & Culture strategy.
Working with our advisors to develop Ignite's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy, leading the execution of related company-wide programs and initiatives. Promote the advancement of DE&I in all people and culture programs and processes ensuring team members have a comfortable place to work and learn, in line with Our Respectful Workplace.
The must haves
6+ years in HR/People & Culture.
Post-secondary degree, preferably with a focus in Human Resources, industrial psychology etc.
Experience in the functional areas of HR including performance management, learning and development, HR policy and procedure development.
Extremely resourceful and open to exploring new ideas with a strong learning-based and growth mindset mentality.
Passionate about helping others with a humble can-do attitude.
Highly organized self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced startup environment.
Humble leadership style, willing to take charge and committed to diversity, inclusion and equity.
This position will require 10 - 30 hours per week. We appreciate that some candidates may not have availability during traditional work hours of 9am – 5pm EST and we are open to having two stellar Co-Directors of People, each contributing 10-15 or more hours per week. Our Director of People will be serving a team of 5 – 25 initially, with the potential of up-to 100 remote contributors.
Our Director of People would be welcome to work remotely from anywhere in the world or in-person with our Founder and selected team members in Boston.
Ignite Mental Health is not a department of Harvard University, nor are we in anyway owned or operated by the University. Ignite is a nonprofit startup founded by Harvard students which is incubated by and works out of the Harvard Innovation Labs VIP program on the Harvard Business School Campus.
NB: This position is at a non-profit startup and is non-compensated. For candidates who might be enrolled in a University, we gladly invest best efforts in assisting you in any way we can to secure educational internships (for credit), financial stipends, financial fellowships or financial scholarships to cover your living and other costs while with us.
Our ambition is to scale innovative solutions and legislative actions —unafraid of transforming traditional approaches—that tackle the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health literacy and access.
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