We’re Hiring: Manager, Talent and Equity – National

Job Location

New York City, Chicago, Bay Area

Position Status

Full time

About Code Nation

Code Nation is a community of high school students, technologists, teachers, business leaders, and other champions. A movement spanning cities, cultures, and industries, our community builds bridges across social and economic divides and unites people with the power to change each others’ lives.

Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching cohort of over 300 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. Our industry-aligned curriculum and vast network of supporters provide students with the tech skills and social capital they need to break into the tech workforce.

During the 2019-2020 school year, Code Nation pivoted to reach 1,630 students in 72 programs across the Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City, 100% virtually. Software developers collectively volunteered more than 45,000 hours to provide in-person and remote learning in support of Code Nation’s mission in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and New York City.

Code Nation is committed to being an inclusive, pro-Black, and anti-racist organization. Ideal candidates are committed to educational and tech equity and working against institutional inequities. We believe that anyone can learn to code, and everyone should have access to careers in the thriving tech workforce.

The Role

Over the last 12 months, Code Nation has invested to build our first Human Resources department with the aim of fully centering it on equitable talent practices to better align with our commitment to being an inclusive, pro-Black and anti-racist organization. This work is being led by Claytoya Tugwell, the Director of Talent and Equity, who now looks to grow her team with the new addition of a Manager, Talent and Equity. 

The Manager, Talent and Equity will report to Claytoya and play a critical role in operationalizing Code Nation’s talent acquisition, employee onboarding, and employee experience functions. The HR department will span the entire human resources content including hiring, onboarding, training, performance management, and organization-wide culture initiatives in an effort to attract, develop, and retain a talented and high performing team to achieve Code Nation’s strategic objectives for a team of 40-50 employees. While there are some processes and systems already in place, there is important work to be done to scale and streamline what currently exists. 

The ideal candidate for this role enjoys creative and iterative work. The Manager, Talent and Equity position is ideal for someone who is eager to be exposed to the full range of human resources work and excited by the opportunity to work on a small team led by a seasoned human resource professional with a charge to build a truly equity centered human resources department at a progressive and impactful youth development organization.

The salary range for this position is $60,000 – $72,000.


The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Recruitment & Hiring 

  • Partner with the Director of Talent & Equity and RCG Talent Solutions to develop an effective diversity sourcing strategy 
  • Maintain systems and recommend improvements for managing Code Nation’s full life cycle recruitment 
  • Manage full cycle recruitment including sourcing, application review, conducting interviews, support reference checks, and offering equitable hiring recommendations 
  • Partner with hiring managers by offering and supporting best practices to equitable full cycle recruitment  and facilitating quarterly anti-bias hiring practice trainings
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to conduct successful employee onboarding and offboarding

Administrative support 

  • Support new hires in a comprehensive and positive onboarding experience to ensure that new employees are set up for success and acclimated to Code Nation’s organizational history, goals, culture, and values
  • Maintain accurate administrative and personnel files including documentation of all staff changes
  • Facilitate employee orientation and trainings and ensure tracking of required trainings including but not limited to mandated reporter and workplace violence prevention trainings
  • Draft and monitor regular internal communications to promote talent workplace programming 

Culture-Building & Employee Experience

  • Partner with the Director of Talent & Equity and regional leadership teams to enhance talent milestone experiences for 40-50 employees with a focus on promoting greater inclusion, transparency, and belonging
  • Support the Director of Talent & Equity with developing and launching org-wide initiatives that strengthen employee engagement, drive employee development objectives, inspire a positive values-based workplace culture, and improve employee satisfaction and retention 
  • Serve as a member of Code Nation’s Sunshine Committee to plan and execute workplace community celebrations
  • Engage in Employee Relations as a trusted point person and assist with confidential employee issues related to hiring, management, benefits, career development, and the internal grievance process
  • Source and co-facilitate workshops and professional development opportunities to promote employee skills in inclusive leadership, equity, diversity, and anti-racism
Skills and Qualifications

Success in this position will require, but not be limited to, the following proven experiences and competencies:

What you’ve accomplished (required): 

  • Two or more years of professional experience, with at at least one (1) year of administrative support within human resources and/or talent acquisition
  • Work experience that includes a focus on project management

Skills you have developed and knowledge you have acquired:

  • Ability to organize oneself including time management and project planning
  • Ability to execute independently and prioritize appropriately 
  • Strong communication, listening and influencing skills
  • Ability to identify, test, and implement steps towards process and systems improvement
  • Ability to navigate the complexities of a matrixed organization (e.g. where the national human resources department is differentiating supports across multiple national and regional teams)

What you would be excited to learn here:

  • Ability to manage human resources systems (e.g. applicant tracking system, human resources information system, etc.) 
  • Work experience that includes supporting talent acquisition (either as a human resource professional or as someone supporting hiring managers)
  • Ability to collect and analyze data related to recruitment, onboarding, and employee life cycle to guide future decision making
  • Interest in building a career in talent, human resources, career development and/or staff development

How you work and what you value:

  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with a motivation to work on a team that is working to challenge and disrupt dynamics of white dominant culture in the workplace
  • Deep commitment to and/or an interest in tech equity
  • Possesses integrity with regard to confidential and sensitive information
  • Enjoy iterative work
  • Self-starter and entrepreneurial
  • Enjoys working on a team and operates in a way that will build trust with teammates
  • Ability to drive results
  • Possesses a true growth orientation and is keenly aware of their own skills and learning needs
What You Can Expect

Code Nation has a high-performing culture characterized by our desire to provide our staff members with the support, resources, and information they need to be successful in our organization and in the nonprofit field in general. If you take on this position, you can expect to be offered a compensation package, including salary and benefits, that will be commensurate with your experience and competitive within the nonprofit sector. Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance and a Flex spending account for out of pocket medical costs
  • Generous Time Off policy-15 days of paid time off & 14 paid holidays/office closures
  • 401k Retirement Plan

Code Nation employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and, if hired, present proof of vaccination by start date.

Additionally, National Team members currently have the flexibility to work from home with the exception of required, in-person team meetings, and two to three professional development/org-wide training events per year, all contingent upon COVID-19. National Team members will also have access to a coworking space in their respective region to use at their discretion.

How to Apply

Code Nation is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to find our Manager, Talent and Equity. Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to openroles@rcgtalent.com. 

Code Nation strives to build a staff and board that reflect the cultural diversity of the communities and neighborhoods we serve. Code Nation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply.

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