Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Panorama Education

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About Panorama: 

Panorama Education, based in Boston, is a fast-growing technology startup focused on radically improving education. With research-backed surveys and an industry-leading technology platform, Panorama helps school systems gather important stakeholder feedback and act on data to improve student outcomes. Today, we support more than 10 million students in 11,500 schools across 48 states, including those in the states of Iowa, Hawaii, and the districts of New York City, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, and more. 

Panorama helps educators monitor how students are doing across academics, attendance, behavior, and then coordinate action to support each child. Panorama also collects data that is key to each child’s success in school and life, such as social-emotional skills, safety, sense of belonging, teacher-student relationships, and family engagement. Panorama has raised $45 million from Emerson Collective, YCombinator, Spark Capital, Owl Ventures, Uncork, and others.

About the Role:

Panorama is seeking to hire a Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) to join our People Team!  In this highly visible leadership role, the Head of DEI will build and influence systems, policies, products, internal structures, culture and capacity.  Panorama’s DEI strategy centers on five core areas of work:

  1. Equity of Practice
  2. Data, Accountability & Commitment
  3. Training & Development
  4. Retention & Inclusion
  5. Embedding DEI into our business and product

The Head of DEI will be responsible for the leadership, creation and delivery of company-wide OKRs, actions and initiatives related to this structure.  As a participating member at Leadership Team meetings, this role is empowered as an Equity Officer for Panorama and also a member of the Panorama Leadership Team.  Additionally, this person governs the chartering of DEI working groups, evaluates the impact of DEI institutional learning and development efforts as well as all other program initiatives under Panorama's DEI Strategy, and provides strategic leadership for continued cultural transformation and organizational engagement with DEI values and priorities. Moreover, the Head of DEI will be responsible for analyzing, presenting, sharing and offering solutions on trends and metrics, including identifying needed data, finding methods to gather that needed data, and developing, building and/or partnering on solutions, programs and policies that contribute to the success of equity and inclusive practices at Panorama. 

The person in this role is included in, investigates and partners with the People Team on all DEI/EEO/ADA reported  employee concerns and builds external relationships for Panorama. This role will have a half-time support resource to support the delivery of expectations.  The Head of DEI will report to the Chief People Officer with a dotted line to Panorama’s President and is currently 100% remote through 2020 and will then be based in the Boston office or remotely within the U.S.

What We’re Looking For:

  • At least 5 years work experience working on or with DEI, Learning & Development or Talent management Programs and evaluating organizational structures, systems and institutional policies to ensure Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace. Experience in a workplace DEI leadership role with demonstrated results
  • Ability to build strategic functional relationships within the business and provide guidance on functional DEI metrics and goal building
  • Ability to participate and engage in leadership team meetings, staffing discussions and other people or product-related meetings to provide DEI perspective in each of those contexts
  • Experience as a trusted Equity Officer for Leaders, managers and team members partnering, participating in and/or facilitating discussions and action steps 
  • Demonstrated ability to build, nurture and sustain relationships and partnerships at all levels of an organization, including building credibility and trust across an organization
  • Demonstrated experience leading, managing or supporting cross-functional DEI projects
  • Experience designing and scaling DEI initiatives or programs across and within functions
  • Ability to  partner closely  with members of the People Team on all People Practices where needed including but not limited to Talent Acquisition, Compensation, Employee Relations, Performance Management and Practice & Policy development
  • Demonstrated experience identifying knowledge gaps and providing solutions-based leadership in addressing those 
  • Demonstrated experience identifying training needs for functions, managers and/or employees including experience developing and successfully delivering curriculum for training related to DEI and cultural competency
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and conflict resolution and skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, along with excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines and prioritize.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to think critically about organizational structures and impact.
  • Minimum of 3-5  years of supporting the resolution of complex employee relations issues.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state equal employment opportunity laws, regulations and compliance obligations
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Passionate about making an impact in education and diversity, equity and inclusion and the intersection between the two.

Bonus Points:

  • Working knowledge of some human resource disciplines specifically employee relation, talent acquisition and performance management preferred
  • SPHR-HRCI or PHR-HRCI or  SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP desired
  • Experience working in tech, education or start-up culture

Panorama Education is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive company because we serve students, educators, and families from tremendously diverse backgrounds and identities across the country; we’ve seen how our product and impact are strengthened the more we reflect that diversity. In addition, we have found (and we believe the research) that diverse teams are higher-performing, and we embrace the varied perspectives that our team members share with each other. As such, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We're on School Street above the Walgreens at Downtown Crossing. We're just a few minutes walking distance from the Blue, Orange, Green, and Red Lines

An Insider's view of Panorama Education

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We work really hard because we care deeply about what we do and who we do it for. Our rich diversity allows for collaboration with people from all walks of life to build something meaningful and impactful for our future. I would be remiss in not saying that I work with some of the most hardworking, intelligent, and admirable people I’ve ever met.

Jen

Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My days revolve around our mission of being the best part of our client’s day. Collaboratively working with other engineers and Client Success teammates to problem solve, build new tools, integrate/onboard new clients, and support the needs of existing clients are just a start.

Jahvon

Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being eager, highly adaptive, dependable, and believing that our work is significant. For example, we’ve prioritized schools visits this year. As an engineer, I saw our product in a whole new light when I watched teachers actually interact with it as a normal part of their day. This allows us to carefully and thoughtfully craft our product.

Jemma

Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

We empower each team member to build plans to turn strategy into reality. We believe that leveraging everyone’s unique skills and experiences will yield the best possible outcomes for our clients and cultivate an environment of teaching & learning.

Katie

CFO

What projects are you most excited about?

I am excited about elevating equity and inclusion as we support educators and school leaders in creating environments where all students thrive. For the Teaching & Learning team, we try to focus on designing learning experiences and resources that help partners navigate and process data to learn the ways that students experience school differently.

Nashaira

Workshop Facilitator

What are Panorama Education Perks + Benefits

Panorama Education Benefits Overview

Our team members show unmatched devotion to improving education so in return, we've worked hard to craft a benefit offering that cares for each Panoramian and shows our devotion to and appreciation for them. Our benefits range from 90% coverage of medical premiums to flexible vacation to generous parental leave to daily catered lunch.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer two kinds of FSAs so employees are able to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for health care expenses like copays and deductibles. We also reimburse up to $50 per month for gym memberships.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Panorama covers 90% of the cost of dental premiums.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Panorama's health insurance plan through BCBS offers a PPO and HMO option. Panorama covers 90% of premium costs.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Panorama matches 100% of employee contributions of up to 4% of their annual salary. Matched contributions vest right away!
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

We work really hard at Panorama so we make sure our team members are comfortable and well supported by benefits and perks that are motivating and encourage them to build long-term careers with us.

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