What you will be doing:
This business operates a daycare center for children aged 0-12, providing a home away from home environment for children in this metro area. The owner began the business in 2008, based on her love and passion for the children in her community. She wanted to create a place where she could provide the best care for her families and give them an educational facility they could trust. Operating in a low-income community, most of her clients are granted government assistance.
While there is no shortage of children hoping to attend the daycare and school, this business has struggled to attract qualified teachers and early-education staff members. With a second facility opening up this fall, it’s critical they develop a plan to attract the right talent in a competitive labor market. Additionally, the business needs help structuring their human resources and organizational processes. Without clearly defined roles and responsibilities or management practices, the current leadership team is not operating at an efficient level. By recruiting and hiring new talent, and defining the organizational structure, the leadership team will have more time to focus on strategic direction and providing their students with the best educational experience possible.
The leadership team is eager to learn from leading experts about innovative strategies to attract and retain talent in the educational services sector.
As a Bpeace volunteer Skillanthropist, you will use your expertise in human resources to:
- Analyze the company’s current hiring and onboarding processes.
- Support the team in recruiting and hiring new teachers and other talent.
- Assist with the creation of a training framework for new employees.
- Develop a strategic human resources plan.
- Work alongside the CEO to devise management tools and strategies.
- Share best practices, methodologies, and concepts with the leadership team.
The impact of your work will increase the company’s ability to provide best-in-class early education services to their local community.
Over the course of four months you will:
- Provide approximately 4 days of remote consulting advice delivered in time chunks that work with your schedule.
- Validate needs with the company and draft a scope of work. Bpeace staff will facilitate the initial conversations between you and your “client.”
- Advise the company via Zoom video meetings based on a mutually agreed upon schedule.
Black, minority and women-owned businesses, who were already facing systemic and institutional barriers, have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more than 30 million small businesses in the U.S., and they are a driving force in its economy. Furthermore, steady employment is a key factor in one’s health, economic wellbeing, and future prospects. Your advice and expertise will help these businesses create jobs and build a stable future for their workers and communities.
Where you will be doing it:
Remotely with a Bpeace staffer facilitating each consulting session to ensure engagement and continuity.
You are qualified if you:
- Have extensive knowledge of talent management within the education industry.
- Can apply your experience to helping a growing company develop their strategic human resources plan.
- Enjoy sharing your knowledge in the area of talent management and scalable processes.
- Can volunteer approximately 4 days (32 hours) between July and October to be a remote business advisor.
- Harbor passion for business and/or creating jobs in economically fragile areas of the United States.
Starting July 2021
Discovery: 2-4 hours over the first 1-2 weeks
Project Work: 2-4 hours per week for between 8 and 16 weeks (32 hours total)
Follow-up: 1 hour a month for up to 4 months
Please note that this is a volunteer opportunity.