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Human Resources Intern

Human Resources Intern

About Us: 
Achieving the Dream — Conceived as an initiative in 2004 by Lumina Foundation and seven founding partner organizations, Achieving the Dream now leads the most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education history. Together with our Network of over 300 institutions of higher education, 75 coaches and advisors, and numerous investors and partners working throughout 45 states and the District of Columbia we are helping more than 4 million community college students have a better chance of realizing greater economic opportunity and achieving their dreams. 

Achieving the Dream (ATD) believes that equity — our core founding principle — is the driving force to achieve the educational, economic, and social benefits of higher education for the students we serve. We believe that when colleges intentionally design and implement antiracist and just structures, policies, and practices that combat oppression, students and their communities thrive. Higher education must interrogate the disconnect between institutionalized practices that impact student success and the systemic structures and processes that continue to oppress and exclude students based on the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender identity, language, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, economic status, and/or religion. 

Achieving the Dream remains steadfast in our commitment to delivering student-centered strategies to guide and support colleges to disrupt and dismantle historical systemic discriminatory legacies, structures, and barriers that prevent community members from prospering. We expect ATD Network colleges to honor their institutional responsibilities to create and invest in thriving local communities by leveraging their leadership positions to actualize social, economic, and racial justice. Through bold actions, colleges must transform their practices to target and eliminate specific barriers to student success and address their students’ needs by centering equity within their local context.

To learn more about ATD’s commitment to equity, review our Equity Statement: ATD’s Equity Statement  
To learn more about our organization and mission, visit our homepage: 
About This Role: 
Job Overview 
Achieving the Dream is seeking a Human Resources Intern to support the Human Resources team for special projects and essential team functions. The HR Intern will report to the Sr. HRIS/Benefits Analyst.

Duties include: 
  • Data entry and analytics
  • Assist with revising job descriptions and creating talent and development plans for each job classification
  • Assist HR team with full life cycle of recruitment for various positions 
  • Assist HR to set up compensation, document cloud and business intelligence modules in ADP
  • Assist HR to track various training matrices in PiiQ LMS (performance/learning management system) for 2022 performance reviews
  • Assist HR with onboarding and offboarding tasks
  • HRIS data management, analytics, and reporting 
  • Participate in selected HR meetings
  • Other duties as assigned and requested
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Develop skills in human resources and talent management areas, and achieve an understanding of the systems and processes involved in supporting HR/TM functions in a fast-paced professional and non-profit environment
  • Develop skill competencies specific to an occupation or professional interest.
What You Bring – Professional Skills and Qualifications: 
Skills, Abilities, and Requirements: 
  • Undergraduate degree recipient or graduate-level student preferred, within HR or a relevant field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and ability to learn company-specific software
  • Strong analytical, technical, interpersonal, and communication skills required
  • Customer service oriented
  • Demonstrates strong ethical principles and respect for confidentiality
  • Energetic, self-starter, and resourceful problem solver with high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities
  • Ability to stay calm in high-pressure situations
  • Enjoys teamwork as well as working autonomously
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 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.
ATD strongly encourages applicants from diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role. 
Please include a cover letter along with your resume. In the cover letter please discuss the following: 
  • Why are you passionate about ATD’s mission? 
  • What qualities, experiences, or other considerations do you believe make you an ideal candidate for this position? 
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 
Achieving the Dream believes that diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to its work and its mission. ATD takes meaningful steps to promote inclusion in its hiring, retention, promotion, and board recruitment, and supports equity work at the community colleges it serves. 
Equal Opportunity Employer 
Achieving the Dream is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment. Employment policies and decisions 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.