Jobs & Internships

The work of improving student success is as difficult as it is important, which is why Achieving the Dream, Inc. actively recruits colleagues who can help us accomplish and sustain positive change. Below are the positions for which Achieving the Dream is actively recruiting.

Jobs

  • Job Overview

     
    The Controller will manage the day-to-day financial operations while maintaining the accounting records and internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Controller supports the Vice President, Finance and Administration in leading financial and administrative processes, strategy, guidelines, standard operating procedures and relevant regulations. Assists in driving change, enhancing operating efficiencies, and implementing new systems and internal controls and explores how the finance function can support program operations.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Finance and Accounting

    • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
    • Analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership abreast of ATD’s financial status.
    • Assist ATD’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
    • Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period;
    • Advise on financial analyses and decision-making regarding capital investments, pricing, contract negotiations, significant costs, benchmarks, and other matters with leadership and the Vice President, Finance and Administration.

    Compliance

    • Monitor, develop, and ensure the timely financial reporting for government, corporate, and foundation grants.
    • Formulate, recommend and implement sound fiscal policies, procedures and internal controls.
    • Ensure the timely and accurate filing of local, state and/or federal government reporting requirements and tax filings and ensure all returns are files timely and accurately.
    • Manages the audit process, under the guidance and leadership of the VP, Finance & Administration.

    Other

    • Lead and participate in special projects that further the goals of the finance department.
    • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.
    • Provide support to finance team members, helping to clarify roles and responsibilities.

    minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field, CPA and/or MBA preferred.
    • 7+ years’ experience preferably in a non-profit environment with exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate and present complex financial concepts to various audiences.
    • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, and payroll.
    • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word.
    • Knowledge and experience with NetSuite as a power user highly preferred.
    • Problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation and reporting.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse work environment.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines and objectives.

    Core Competencies

    • Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.
    • Disciplined Execution: Has the ability to break down big picture work goals into management tasks; has the foresight to anticipate potential roadblocks in order to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects.
    • Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question in order to create greater understanding and to offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    • Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    • Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    • Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Level of Travel Required:         Minimal


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    At Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) we strive to attract, develop and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally-protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for raising ATD’s visibility through the execution of an integrated marketing and communications strategy managing internal and external communications that position ATD as a thought leader, support successful engagement and retention of colleges’ in-Network services, ensure strong stewardship of philanthropic investments, and that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand.  The Executive Director leads a team consisting of a director of communications, a communications and marketing content specialists, and outside contractors and vendors as needed.

    The Executive Director of Marketing and Communications is also responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.  The position is responsible for ATD’s integrated marketing and communications program and its tools, channels, and materials such as website, social media, e-newsletters, email, and other digital communications; media and public relations; and marketing and is accountable for maintaining a strong and consistent brand for ATD across all communication platforms and materials.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    Marketing  (30% )

    • Lead the execution of marketing initiatives and campaigns, leveraging internal support and driving collaboration.
    • Analyze customer insights, consumer trends, market analysis, and marketing best practices to build successful strategies.
    • Create, maintain, and conduct analytics reporting across multiple platforms and extract key insights for future campaign development.
    • Track and measure marketing outcomes including marketing activities, response, leads, and retention.
    • Work closely with the leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.


    Communications (30%)

    • Develop and implement an integrated communications strategy ensuring consistent messaging and design across the organization that strengthens and advances ATD’s brand.
    • Broaden awareness and increase visibility of ATD programs and priorities across all target audiences.
    • Position ATD as a thought leader in the national conversation on student success, community colleges, and higher education reform through an active communications strategy, including the development and execution of media and public relations strategies, and social media campaigns working with the communications team and with contractors, as appropriate.
    • Develop and execute strategies for communicating ATD’s key messages and content through the digital and print materials, various tools, and channels to reach internal and external audiences.
    • Provide strategic guidance on Network communications activities by and for Network colleges.
    • Work cross-departmentally to develop an internal communications strategy to help staff stay up to date about the company’s vision, goals, projects, and executive updates.


    Operations (30%)

    • Oversee development of all ATD digital and print communications and marketing tools and channels, including website, social media, Network communications, annual report, and marketing collateral materials.
    • Actively participate as a member of the DREAM Planning Committee, to provide strategic communications support as well as support of specific event marketing and communications.
    • Manage relationships with external contractors and vendors to complete materials that are consistent with ATD’s message platform and visual brand.
    • Provide direction and guidance to identify media opportunities and ensure that ATD leaders and staff are prepared for interviews, responses, and presentations.
    • Lead the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning, and staff development.


    Team Development/Management Resources (10%)

    • Recruit and manage a communications team of professionals to support the development and execution of the integrated marketing and communications strategy.
    • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, collaboration, and a commitment to quality.
    • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
    • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, provide direction and guidance, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.


    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field is required. Advanced degree is preferred and a minimum of 10 years of experience at a senior management level. 
    • Experience in executing communications and marketing strategies within higher education and/or the education nonprofit field.
    • Commitment to equitable student outcomes and knowledge of the barriers to student success for students of color, economically disadvantaged students, first-generation students, etc.
    • Cross-cultural skills, awareness, and respect for working in a diverse setting.
    • Expertise in building and managing brands and creating content that articulates organizational goals and strategic direction.
    • Strategic thinker, problem solver, and collaborative team member.  Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, along with respect and humility, when seeking to understand others and making decisions. 
    • Ability to break down structural, functional, and cultural challenges to build internal and external relationships.
    • Demonstrated success in developing and mentoring junior staff and managing and supporting seasoned staff.
    • Proven experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic marketing, communications, and media relations program to advance an organization's mission and goals. 
    • Communicates strategically to achieve specific objectives (e.g., considers optimal messaging and timing of communication); anticipates gaps and breakdowns in planned communications and preempts those problems.
    • Demonstrated skill in building relationships with top-tier reporters and editors, and in successfully positioning content with the media to achieve results.
    • Strong storyteller, writer, and editor with experience developing content for digital and print communications.
    • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
    • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs. Experience in breaking down big picture work goals into manageable tasks, with ability to discern the best role for ATD with external partners in moving shared work ahead.
    • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior leaders, funders, partners, and staff.


    Competencies

    • Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Seeks assistance and input from colleagues to move the work forward.
    • Disciplined Execution: Models use of data to inform decision-making. Manages work processes effectively and efficiently against expectations.
    • Effective Communication: Actively listens. Develops tailored messages that respond to the different priorities and needs of the audience.
    • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.
    • Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    • Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    • Culturally Competent: Models appreciative inquiry to gain an understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.


    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    At Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) we strive to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    The position proactively supports ATD by providing project management, logistical, and operational support for planning conferences, workshops, and other convenings with the goal of producing high quality events. The position reports to the Executive Director, Meetings & Learning Events.


    Duties and Responsibilities


    Project Management (50%)

    • Create and manages the timeline, event project management task list for ATD virtual and in-person events.
    • Supports the planning of in-person and virtual conferences, including the annual DREAM conference and other annual conferences, as a member of ATD’s Meetings and Learning Events team.
    • Supports set-up and management of abstract submission and review sites.
    • Maintains event schedules using ATD’s project management tools.
    • Schedule event intake meetings, prepare meeting agenda, document event details, and follows up with key stakeholders on event deliverables.


    Event Logistics (30%)

    • Provides customer service and support to conference attendees and internal customer requests/inquiries via email and phone. • Manages communications, prepares conference materials, ship materials, complete post-program close-out tasks, and maintain detailed records.
    • Generates and proofs correspondence and event-related supporting documents such as name badges, agendas, attendee confirmation letters, etc.
    • Assures follow-through on all aspects of meeting contracts, with regards to deposits, deadlines, and concessions.
    • Prepares invoices for review/payment. Manage payment of expenses/invoices. Manages invoice reconciliations, speaker reimbursements, department inventory of supplies and giveaways, and the preparation of attendee registration materials.
    • Assist with researching and obtaining quotes from outside vendors for various events-related items such as branded items, photographers, entertainment, dinner locations, etc.
    • Assists with population of conference mobile app information via excel spreadsheet uploads.
    • Troubleshoot issues for attendees, presenters, and staff.
    • Manage on-site registration set-up, ATD Bookstore, and materials distribution.


    Operations (15%)

    • Update and maintain the official ATD Calendar of Events, works with staff to schedule upcoming meetings and confirms optimal dates and coordination with leadership.
    • Support goals to maximize revenue from with up-to-date research and analysis on pricing of comparable industry events.
    • Maintain and update event databases and tracking spreadsheets, registration websites, and leads the creation of reports and tracking event metrics.
    • Monitor and track registration and housing and compiles pre-and post-conference reports.
    • Provide program team, marketing and communications, and finance with attendee registration and revenue reports.
    • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to help build registration websites and virtual event platforms, and review website pages and digital and print materials with an eye for attractive design and layout.


    Other (5%)

    • Maintain system for curating and organizing event templates, content, and collateral materials for future use.
    • Assist with planning internal ATD Staff events to include holiday party, staff retreat, and planning sessions.
    • Performs other administrative tasks and projects as assigned.

       


    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum 3–5 years of operational and administrative experience, preferably at a college or nonprofit organization.
    • Experience in organizing, planning, and coordinating conference events, meetings, and travel arrangements.
    • Strong project management skills with a keen attention to detail including the ability to coordinate workflow, determine priorities, meet deadlines, and effectively balance competing demands.
    • Experience using event planning technology for registration, attendee data management, analysis, and reporting.
    • Knowledge of web-based mail merging/marketing tools.
    • Ability to communicate professionally and in writing with a variety of constituent groups such as college presidents, board members, faculty, students, and government and other officials.
    • Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with others at all levels of the organization.
    • Must have a strong customer service orientation and be comfortable addressing inquiries and issues directly with customers.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, professional demeanor, the ability to collaborate and be a team player.
    • Proficiency in the use of a wide range of software applications and digital tools, like Project Management (Wrike, Smartsheets, and MS Project) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) required; Salesforce (or similar CRM), Google Apps, and mobile devices.


    Competencies

    • Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the said system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    • Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    • Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    • Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    • Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    • Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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  • Job Overview

    This position plays a vital role on the Services Management team by helping to coordinate, track, and maintain systems and processes that increase efficiency and improve the user experience; track and manage details across multiple projects; support learning events, tools, and resources; keep customer relationship management records clean and up to date; and organize resources in ATD’s shared learning platforms. The position reports to the Executive Director, Services Management and supports the Associate Director of College Relations as well as ATD’s Vice President, Network Engagement as requested.

    The functional competencies for this position require someone who has strong technical skills and attention to detail.


    Duties and Responsibilities


    Operations & Sales Support (60%)

    • Manage the maintenance of Salesforce records and report administration including tracking opportunities, creating dashboards, and reports.
    • Monitor and analyze marketing campaigns as assigned and use the information to create leads with extensive notes and tasks added to Salesforce.
    • Provide planning and implementation support to the sales team by assisting with meeting preparation, attending weekly sales meetings, recording meeting notes, updating Salesforce, organizing documents, and tracking action items and tasks in Salesforce as directed.
    • Work collaboratively with teams across ATD to ensure records in Salesforce are updated and accurate that enables the customer relationship mangers to complete in-depth client research, support strategic client communications/opportunities, and grow relationships with our colleges.
    • Support colleges in opening and closing the administration of the online Institutional Capacity Assessment Tool (ICAT), accessing supporting resources, and producing response distribution and summary reports.
    • Monitor, maintain and update ICAT organizational email accounts, ensuring communications are directed to the appropriate person with timely customer response.
    • Maintain the ICAT Courses in ATD Connect (Canvas) including enrollment of out of network colleges as appropriate.
    • Provide maintenance and user training support that enhances the use of software applications and digital tools that support sales enablement, including Canvas, Qualtrics, Salesforce, andthe ATD Coach Portal.
    • Support and provide input to the design, planning, and facilitation of webinars and trainings onservices management tools and resources.


    Contract Administration (30%)

    • Ensure that contract information in Salesforce is entered correctly and is consistently updated
    • Create, manage, and track custom coach assignments, contracts, and opportunities in Salesforce.
    • Provide support with the operational oversight of coaching contract development, expense management, and mandatory coach deliverables.
    • Ensure all technical contractual requirements are captured in Salesforce including grant requirements and deliverables when applicable.
    • Manage the college contract and invoicing process to move items through pipeline in timely manner.
    • Track coach deliverables and summarize findings in Salesforce.


    General Operations (10%)

    • Participate in staff meetings, attend events, and otherwise contribute to strengthening the impact of the team and organization.
    • Engage in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge of ATD program and services.
    • Collaborate with staff in supporting the execution of ATD's strategic plan.


    Skills/Qualifications/Experience

    • Associate degree or higher in a technical or business-related field and 4 years in a sales or services support environment or an equivalent number of years or related experience.
    • Prior experience with sales cycles and the ability to influence the process to deliver business results.
    • Ability to collect, process, report and manage a variety of quantitative and qualitative data.
    • Ability to effectively communicate in writing.
    • Ability to evaluate data quality and perform data-cleaning operations.Experience assisting in the development, administration, and collection of surveys and questionnaires.
    • Excellent time management, problem solving, and organizational skills.
    • The capacity to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments, often with competing deadlines.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the following tools: Salesforce CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Qualtrics, Excel and Tableau, Microsoft Office Suite, and LMS (Learning Management System) such as Canvas.


    Competencies

    Collaboration: Demonstrates respect, humility, and willingness to collaborate when seeking to understand others and making decisions.

    Disciplined Execution: Has the ability to break down big picture work goals into management tasks; has the foresight to anticipate potential roadblocks to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects.

    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and to offer insights that advance problem-solving.

    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn; continually seeks out and applies new learning to activate change or improvements.

    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system and maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.

    Culturally Competent: Models appreciate inquiry to gain understanding and awareness of others’ cultural identity and practices. Creates safe and constructive forums for sharing diverse perspectives and opinions.

    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.



    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    At Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) we strive to attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Internships

  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream — the national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement — has seen firsthand what happens when there is a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success. Achievement gaps close. Momentum builds. Lives change. Neighborhoods flourish.

    Achieving the Dream is seeking an HR Intern to support the HR department working remotely this summer. You are self-motivated, enjoy interacting with people, solving problems, reaching new heights and are not afraid of a challenge. Duties would include:

    • Data entry and some analytics
    • Assist with revising job descriptions and create talent and development plans for each job classification.
    • Work with HR on building out our employee talent database in ADP.
    • Assist HR to setup compensation and salary guides in ADP.
    • Assist HR to track various training matrix in PiiQ LMS especially for new hires.
    • Assist HR with the onboarding and offboarding of employees.
    • HRIS data management, analytics, and reporting
    • Other duties as assigned and requested.
    • Participate in selected HR meetings.

    Skills/Qualifications/Experiences

    • Completed undergraduate degree or graduate-level student preferred, within HR or a relevant field
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and ability to learn company specific software.
    • Strong analytical, technical, interpersonal and communication skills required.
    • Must be customer service oriented
    • Must be highly confidential
    • Energetic, self-starter, and resourceful problem solver with high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple       ongoing activities
    • Ability to stay calm under high-pressure situations
    • Someone who enjoys teamwork as well as working autonomously

    Competencies

    Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.
    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.
    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.
    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.
    Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions. Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.
    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.
    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.
    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.
    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation
     
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  • Job Overview

    Achieving the Dream — the national, nonprofit leader in championing evidence-based institutional improvement — has seen firsthand what happens when there is a long-term, sustainable commitment to improving student success. Achievement gaps close. Momentum builds. Lives change. Neighborhoods flourish.

    Achieving the Dream is seeking an Marketing Intern  to support the Marketing and Communications  department working remotely this summer. You are self-motivated, enjoy interacting with people, solving problems, reaching new heights and are not afraid of a challenge. The marketing and communications intern will assist in a number of ongoing internal projects including:

    • Updating media lists
    • Monitoring clips for newsletter content and social media posts
    • Recording metrics for website and social media
    • They will also assist in writing content for social media and the weekly newsletter, which will allow them to learn about the community college landscape while improving skills in messaging, copywriting, and content management.
    • Throughout the internship, we will engage them to write a series of blog posts, supporting the development of writing samples that they can include in their portfolio after the internship is over. The intern will gain experience as part of an editorial process and will have the opportunity to meet/speak with different people in the field


    Skills/Qualifications/Experiences

     

    • Completed undergraduate degree or graduate-level student preferred, within Marketing  or a relevant field
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) and ability to learn company specific software.
    • Strong analytical, technical, interpersonal and communication skills required.
    • Must be customer service oriented.
    • Energetic, self-starter, and resourceful problem solver with high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities.
    • Ability to stay calm under high-pressure situations.
    • Someone who enjoys teamwork as well as working autonomously
    • Preferred: Video editing and social media support experience


    Competencies

    Change Management: Anticipates changing circumstances and engages stakeholders in moving forward with change.

    Systems Thinking: Defines the system and one’s role in the system. Sees relationships and the dynamic elements of the holistic system and executes work accordingly. Influences the system. Maps connections to ATD’s external landscape.

    Learning Orientation: Embraces challenges, new ideas, and different perspectives as an opportunity to learn. Teaches others to foster learning.

    Change Agent: Serves as an agent of change at a personal, team, and organizational level to pursue outcomes for students. Adapts as the environment changes, while managing associated risks. Motivates staff, team, organization, and partners to activate the change needed to advance defined priorities.

    Collaboration: Acts as a team player who is responsive to others’ priorities, processes, and roles. Demonstrates willingness to collaborate, respect, and humility when seeking to understand others and making decisions.  Strives to break down silos across programs and levels.

    Disciplined Execution: Demonstrated ability to manage work processes effectively and efficiently to deliver high-volume, high-quality work.

    Effective Communication: Ability to actively listen and thoughtfully question to create greater understanding and offer insights that advance problem-solving.

    Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrates self-awareness and self-regulation and recognizes impact of personal behavior on others.



    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD) attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified and diverse individuals. ATD is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment policies and decisions at ATD are based upon merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally- protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or sexual orientation

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