Hiring Strategy

Help JerseySTEM build a team of talented and passionate people to help their organization meet its goals with a comprehensive recruitment strategy.
Chatham, NJ, USA
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Chatham, NJ, USA


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Posted November 15th

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What we need
  • Recommendations on active and passive recruiting and proper channels to pursue candidates
  • Guidelines for hiring process, including order and number of interview rounds, reference checks, and general best practices for an inclusive interview
  • Effective interviewing techniques and clear, consistent standards for evaluating candidates
  • Tips for negotiating details such as compensation package and title
Additional details

[COLE000] The College Engagement Department Head leads initiatives with NJ Universities and Colleges to provide volunteer instructors for JerseySTEM's middle schools. They manage teams across Business Development, Student Groups, and Individuals, reporting to the COLE board. They collaborate with other departments for hiring, budget, and marketing needs, streamlining college engagement. Representing COLE in leadership and budgeting/planning activities.

What we have in place
  • JerseySTEM offers a well-structured setup for the College Engagement Department Head role, comprising strong relationships with NJ universities and colleges, cross-functional teams, and collaboration with other departments for hiring, budget, and marketing needs.
How this will help
This project will save us $4,806 , allowing us to provide instruction to 50 additional middle school girls, cover classroom related expenses and ensure the widest possible access to our program amongst underserved middle school girls.

Vital for JerseySTEM's success: managing diverse teams, collaborating with departments, improving college engagement, and ensuring effective leadership and reporting for thriving and achieving goals.

Project plan

Prep: Information Sharing
  • Volunteer Manager shares current or past job descriptions used in the Organization, as well as relevant materials such as existing internal policies and procedures
Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Processes & Policies
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager meet to discuss current hiring processes and policies, including how candidates are sourced, interview questions and principles, hiring procedures, and overall hiring philosophy
  • Volunteer Manager identifies 1-2 key challenges or focus areas for hiring within their organization, which could include retention, equitable and transparent compensation, building a staff that reflects the communities served by the Organization, etc.
Milestone 2: Analysis & Recommendations
  • Professional identifies existing strengths and suggests key areas of improvement, particularly around the identified key challenges or focus areas for hiring
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional
Milestone 3: Hiring Strategy Document
  • Professional drafts a new or revised hiring strategy for the Organization which outlines each aspect of recruitment and includes recommendations with actionable implementation
  • Professional incorporates feedback from Volunteer Manager into final draft
  • Optional: Professional creates a template job description or role visualization for the Organization
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About the org

Our mission

If your address is in the US or Canada, pls read below. If you are not, we apologize but we are not able to enroll non US/Canada located volunteers.

JerseySTEM is a grassroots 501(c) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ("STEM") education to 5th-8th grade girls in New Jersey underserved communities

We partner with socially responsible companies and their employees, youth organizations in underserved communities, and civic-minded college students and universities.

Together we develop and deliver innovative, hands-on, and online afterschool projects and inquiry-based learning opportunities that develop teamwork, 21st-century problem-solving skills, and self-esteem.

What we do

Reduce the gender gap in STEM participation;

Bridge the innovation gap in STEM education by introducing novel formats for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math;

Address the opportunity gap by expanding access to STEM programs in underserved communities.

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