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SHRM Specialist, Workplace Innovation in Alexandria, Virginia

Specialist, Workplace Innovation

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #164

Sunday, May 30, 2021

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Specialist, Workplace Innovation for SHRMLabs, SHRM’s workplace innovation laboratory and venture capital arm, manages and implements a broad portfolio of development programs to meet SHRM's organizational needs. The Specialist assists the Managing Director to help establish SHRM as a workplace technology thought leader and product testbed for technologies impacting the future of work and the workplace. The Specialist makes recommendations for new products or services that elevate the practice of HR through the use of technology and may manage product development projects as necessary.

SHRMLabs functions as a think tank within SHRM’s Knowledge Division, staffed by research and product analysts whose principal mission is defining how automation, artificial intelligence, collaboration, decision making, and sustainability will define the future of work in the next 10-20 years.

Your Day:

  • Program Management

  • Assist in the implementation of various programs that engage and provide relationship support to SHRM’s portfolio of startup companies, helping them punch above their weight.

  • Lead special project work (e.g., workplace tech pitch competition, etc.) in support of programs to enhance SHRMLabs’s value proposition with startup companies, collaboration partners, and other entrepreneurial support organizations.

  • Under moderate guidance, manage a broad portfolio of service initiatives for startup companies in the HR tech space, including company on-boarding, SHRM’s portfolio community and vendor platforms, and portfolio-focused events and content distribution.

  • Coordinates the operation of departments to confirm that assigned programs are completed according to specifications, budgets, and timelines.

  • Takes proactive steps to minimize delays in delivery.

  • Communicates with stakeholders as needed to arrange meetings, confirm program schedules, and discuss any program problems.

  • Ensures that stakeholders clients are regularly informed of the status of the program.

  • Regularly communicates with management regarding program status and any problems or potential problems.

  • Forecasts potential schedule delays and develops alternate plans.

  • Engagement

  • Leverages the organization’s staff, members and network to provide support for SHRMLabs by featuring topic experts and providing a layer of diligence to fuel growth and success.

  • Forges relationships with internal/external stakeholders and potential partners.

  • Collaborates with other SHRM divisions to align the Workplace Innovation Lab communications with organizational strategy.

  • Crafts communications for use with senior-level and executive leadership.

  • Develops stories and visual elements to conceptualize and communicate ideas to stakeholders and potential customers or partners.

  • Executes branding and engagement activities at SHRM and external events.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience/training

  • At least three (3) years of relevant work experience managing projects and/or programs.

  • Experience building and managing partnerships with key stakeholders and manage and maintain relationships.

  • Strong ability to relate data analysis to bottom line business results is a must.

  • Experience in digital media, online marketing techniques, databases and list management.

  • Experience in reporting and analysis using Google Analytics.

  • Naturally inquisitive with a voracious appetite for learning and a boundless intellectual capacity for solving complicated problems.

  • Knowledge of innovation strategy and technologies.

  • Excellent oral communication, writing, and presentation skills.

  • Familiarity in online marketing techniques, databases and list management.

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills.

  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.

  • Candidates must have a proven commitment to SHRM's six Guiding Principles:

  • Bold Purpose

  • Excellence & Accountability

  • Flexibility & Agility

  • Smart & Curious

  • Collaborative Openness

  • Push Back to Move Forward

Let Us Know If You Have:

  • Familiarity with HR technologies.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and/or startup or accelerator experience.

  • Ability to assess business potential of workplace tech startups.

  • Work or living experience abroad.

  • Fluency in 2 or more languages.

  • Familiarity with Salesforce and Tableau.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.

  • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing, and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

  • Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment.

  • Travel Required: Moderate 20-30%

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

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