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Head Start HR Projects Intern

Save the Children is seeking an Intern to support a project to strengthen the capacity of Head Start people managers leading local programs in rural communities across five states. In this role, you will collaborate across teams to assess management skills, research best practices, and support the development of a Head Start manager competency model, curriculum and communications plan. You will work directly with the Head Start HR team, as well as other colleagues across the People and Culture division including Business Partners, Recruitment, Learning & Development, and Employee Relations.

What You’ll be Doing (Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact)
  • Research best practices, aimed at increasing supervisory and team management knowledge, skills, and resources
  • Gather stakeholder feedback and support drafting a competency framework for Center Directors
  • Support the development of a people management skills assessment and help administer it across local Head Start supervisors
  • Assist with the compilation of a training curriculum and materials for Head Start people managers
  • Set up the format and input content into a Head Start People Manager Monthly Newsletter using Axios

Required Qualifications
  • Must be an actively enrolled Associate, Bachelor, Master’s, or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date
  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills, effective time management skills, and ability to work within a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with practical experience using Excel and PowerPoint
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Education or experience working in Human Resources, Business Management, Non-Profit Management, or Communications

What’s In It for You
  • Structured learning and development program
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world

Classification: Paid Intern/$16.10/hr
Part-time: 20 - 24 hours per week
Dates: 9/18/2023 to 12/8/2023   
Please attach resume and cover letter to your application

About Save the Children
No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. 

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging. 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws. 

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Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.