Co - Director of People / HR | Harvard Innovation Lab VP
incubated - Accelerator Non-Profit (part-time, volunteer) Do you
want to improve the world? Have you ever wondered what it would be
like to learn and grow 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 100,000’s & 1,000,000’s?
At Ignite Mental Health we're accelerating world-class mental
health entrepreneurs and mobilizing key change agents to catalyze
the scalable 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 lasting legislative changes and
breakthrough organizations to be as impactful as Google and
Facebook that focus solely on equipping every student with a
standard measure of mental health literacy and access.
All of us at Ignite have experienced first-hand, or through that
of loved ones and friends, the pain caused by how broken our
approaches towards mental health really are. This has driven us to
come together to unite some of the best minds and doers to fix it,
on a national scale and accelerated timeline.
Become a member of a bold and ambitious mission-driven team
which grew rapidly with the support of the Harvard Innovation Labs
Venture Program, to become a nationwide effort in just nine months!
You will perch atop a fast-growing organization working
to catalyze national and global change with the opportunity to
learn, grow, and hopefully thrive in our fast-paced,
entrepreneurial, and impact-driven environment.
More about you!
Ignite is looking for a bold, entrepreneurial, and
boundary-pushing Director of People who is enthralled by the
challenge and excited by the opportunity to recruit, develop and
empower a world-class team while creating overarching strategy,
internal programs and communications which drive and sustain our
fun high-energy culture where everyone can be their best self and
If you are an experienced People Operations leader looking to
join a tight-knit, mission-driven and world-class team investing
their time to help reduce suffering and save lives on a national
scale, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Also, as you read in the title, we're straight up that we're not
funded by a zillionaire (yet!) and this is a non-compensated
opening which is volunteer in nature at a social impact
We’re expanding our world-class team... This is where you come
Alongside another Co-Director you will Assemble & empower a
Recruitment & onboarding: Managing our existing full-cycle
recruitment, selection, and onboarding focused on top talent & an
exceptional candidate experience.
Training and development: Designing training, mentorship, and
development processes to allow all team members to grow in their
roles and careers.
Policies and compliance: Creation of policies to ensure
employment law compliance & needs satisfaction.
Team member relations: Help build and manage a happy, engaged
and thriving team.
Build a world-class culture and create one of the best social
impact 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.
Working with our Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Officer
to develop Ignite's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The must haves 8+ years in a People Operations / HR role in an
organization with a minimum of 10+ full-time knowledge based
At least 2 years leading the People / HR function of an
Experience in a fast growing organization & culture management
is preferable but not required.
Experience creating and implementing HR policies and procedures
and learning programs.
Deeply driven to transform the future of mental health (but
that's a given!).
Servant leadership style, willing to take charge, committed to
diversity, inclusion and equity & highly organized self-starter
Success in this role may involve volunteering 8 to 13 hours per
week. The Co-Director may join a team of 1-3 Co-Directors who will
split areas of responsibilities. The successful candidate(s) will
be welcome to join the HQ team remotely or in-person* either during
or after 9-5 EST hours, with an array of integration and team
interaction options available.
Our Co-Director of People will likely (along side other
co-directors) a national and fast growing team of 5 – 25
people with the potential of 100 remote contributors and an
associated 1000 volunteers coordinated by a separate team.
Ignite Mental Health currently operates a tight-knit and
uniquely high-skilled, volunteer run social impact non-profit;
efficiently coordinated by a core HQ team of exceptionally
dedicated leaders, collectively lending their time to help reduce
suffering and save lives on a national scale and accelerated
This position is non-compensated and volunteer in nature. We
assist all candidates who are enrolled in or work for a University
or Sponsoring Organization, with the preparation of all
documentation required to support applications for stipends,
non-profit work pay related programs, financial fellowships or
financial scholarships. As a relatively new non-profit our
incoming Capital Raising Team will be working hard to establish
partnerships to fund stipends, renumeration etc. At this moment
however we are unfortunately unable to commit to renumeration of
Third-party websites may provide erroneously calculated salary
projections for positions. These estimates are not provided by
Ignite and are incorrect.
Location 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, dependent on COVID-19 and
health and safety advisory.
Some of the perks Have fun while making a difference.
Develop new skills, insights & experience in a fast-changing
Join an amazing community of like minded peers across the US
while working on high-impact projects.
Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in rapid
Ignite Mental Health is not a department of Harvard University,
nor are we in anyway owned or operated by the
University. Ignite's only connection with the University
is that we were founded by Harvard students/ alumni and are
incubated by and worked (pre-covid) out of the Harvard Innovation
Labs Venture Program. We ask that all communications are directed
to Ignite and not the Harvard Innovation Lab. This
description is intended to describe the general nature and level of
work which may be performed by persons assigned to this position.
It is not intended to include all duties, responsibilities or other
potentially relevant information which may change between the date
of this posting and potential interviews.
We're working to scale innovative solutions and legislative
changes —unafraid of transforming traditional approaches—that
tackle the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting