Position: Chief Diversity Officer

Company: PEARSON

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey

Posted: August 25, 2020

Position Description

Do you want to make a difference? Pearson is in the business of changing lives. We help millions of learners to develop the skills they need to succeed and flourish. Our 22,000 colleagues across 70 countries are dedicated to our mission and help make Pearson an exciting and inclusive place to work.

Pearson has a simple yet powerful vision of inclusion – through harnessing the power of a diverse workforce in which people feel included and belong, We can better serve our learners, employees and society. As the world’s learning company, we know education is the single most powerful force for equity and change in our world.

Pearson has publicly renewed its commitment to support anti-racism and invest in our approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

  • For learners, we will incorporate anti-racist principles into all product development and ensure they are bias-free by the end of 2021.

  • For employees, representation at management level and above will reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of the geographies where we operate by the end of 2025.

  • For society, we will actively advance anti-racist causes globally through 50 new or enhanced partnerships.

Our Chief Diversity Officer is a key new appointment to Pearson and will build and nurture the culture to deliver on these commitments and the wider inclusion agenda across Pearson.

Working closely with our senior leaders across the world, this role is central to delivering on the commitments we have made.

You are not alone - there are many passionate people in the company who are already active in championing positive change and we have a vibrant community of employee resource groups. Your role is to inspire and accelerate change, empower colleagues and coordinate activities to meet our vision and goals.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Be a thought leader and industry expert on how diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can impact business success.

  • Ensure our vision and strategy on DEI remains relevant, impactful and fresh while working across the company on a coordinated approach.

  • Acted a trusted advisor to the Pearson Executive Management (PEM) team enabling them to identify and implement opportunities for meaningful change.

  • Cultivate external marketplace relationships and partnerships with diverse communities and organizations. As a Pearson business leader, you will understand how a diversity lens can enhance client, supplier and author relationships.

  • Collaborate with Product leadership teams to ensure we avoid bias, promote equal representation and invest in content with clear anti-racist and wider inclusion learning outcomes.

  • Collaborate with HR leadership and teams on improvements to policy and process in hiring, talent management, career development, learning and progression that lead to improved representation, across the company but especially at senior levels.

  • Partner with key internal stakeholders to integrate DE&I into areas such as brand strategy, our employee value proposition, supplier due diligence and our content.

  • Lead on marketplace recognition for Pearson through thought leadership, partnerships, events and external awards.

  • Build an expanded DE&I team based around strong organizational skills, clear priorities, project deliverables and problem solving.

  • Drive the delivery of the actions identified by Pearson to meet our D&I goals for People, Product and Society including appropriate KPIs and metrics to measure and track progress.

  • Introduce new tools and thinking to help our employee resource groups to continue their transition to be business resource groups and to energize our network of Global D&I Advocates.

  • Ensure regulatory and statutory compliance through a knowledge of relevant employment legislation around the world.



  • Passionate about DE&I and is a well-known and respected subject matter expert.

  • Ability to make a difference to the all overall business not just in your DE&I area of expertise.

  • Can build great relationships and has exemplary change management and influencing skills.

  • Proven track record of successfully building enterprise wide function/s and capabilities within a complex global organization.

  • Experience in executing disruptive, global business models for employee engagement and inclusive leadership.

  • Demonstrate executive leadership qualities, including excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, inclusive leadership style, strategic and innovative thinking, persuasion and influencing, professional presence and the ability to build enthusiasm and commitment.

  • Expert knowledge of diversity and inclusion laws, rules and regulations and general knowledge of HR policies and procedures.

  • Has the ability to interpret and utilize data to drive decision making.


Deliverables and Compliance:

  • Provide consultative advisory services to senior leadership and is the final escalation point for expert advice on all issues related to D&I.

  • Ensures regulatory and statutory compliance; e.g. tracking of all regulatory changes relating to diversity laws and regulations etc.


Performance and continuous improvement:

  • Oversight of analysis of DE&I reporting - highlights areas of concern/action as needed.

  • Monitor solutions, policies, vendors and employee feedback to drive continuous improvement and ensure Pearson is a recognized as a diversity leader in the industry and the community.

  • Measure impact and ensure KPIs for D&I strategy delivery are relevant

  • As a subject matter expert in the areas of D&I – is well versed with changing regulations, best practices and leverages your network for benchmarking purposes.


People management:

  • Provide line management responsibility to D&I team including setting performance targets, monitoring performance and providing development opportunities.


Ways of working/behaviors:

  • Manage relationships with external & internal diversity stakeholders including Non-Government organizations, local community groups, professional HR organizations, media etc. to enhance and market Pearson’s diversity and inclusion branding. Maintains close liaison with Corporate Affairs for full D&I integration.

  • Act as an ambassador for Pearson, actively seeking to implement globally consistent frameworks and toolkits.

  • Foster strong collaboration and build trustful relationships with all HR teams, enabling functions and business leaders to deliver joined up solutions.




Education & Experience:

  • Experience as a Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion (top role)

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant experience

  • Strong management skills – proven ability to lead a D&I team through an overall company transformation

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Organization: Human Resources

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 25, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2008134

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Lead-Free New Jersey Manager

(Posted 10-10-20)

Founded in 1987, New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes sensible
growth, redevelopment, and infrastructure investments to foster vibrant cities and towns, protect
natural lands and waterways, enhance transportation choices, provide access to safe, affordable and
aging-friendly neighborhoods, and fuel a strong economy. New Jersey Future does this through original
research, innovative policy development, coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on technical
assistance. Embracing differences and advancing fairness is central to New Jersey Future’s mission and
operations. New Jersey Future is firmly committed to pursue a culture of greater justice, equity,
diversity, and inclusion through its programs, internal operations, and external communications. The
organization is based in downtown Trenton, NJ. For more information, visit .

New Jersey Future is looking for a skilled, organized, motivated individual to launch and manage the
day-to-day operations of Lead-Free New Jersey , a new collaborative forming to ensure lead-free
children through changes to state policy. The successful candidate must be committed to environmental
and social justice, be skilled in policy advocacy, and understand community organizing. Strong
communications, organizational, and teamwork skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and
relationships at the same time are required. This is an opportunity to achieve lasting change on one of
the state’s most timely and urgent public health issues.

Every child should grow up healthy, strong, and able to reach their full potential. Lead-Free New Jersey
is being formed as an inclusive and equitable collaborative that ensures lead-free children and a
lead-safe environment through changes to state and local policies. The initiative will target lead hazards
in low-income communities and communities of color while also creating the conditions for lead-free
children statewide. The collaborative will have diverse members: policy advocates, leaders and
organizers from impacted communities, and water and housing practitioners. To center the work on the
needs and perspectives of directly affected communities, the collaborative will include significant local
representation among its leadership and members and partner with local organizing efforts focused on
lead. At the heart of the initiative will be a collaborative campaign pushing for change at the state and
local level. New Jersey Future will facilitate the campaign, integrating coalition-building, community
organizing, and state policy advocacy.

The campaign manager leads the day-to-day work of Lead-Free New Jersey. A successful manager
organizes the coalition’s activities, orchestrates a coordinated advocacy campaign, and centers the work
on the needs and perspectives of directly affected communities. The manager’s responsibilities include,
but are not limited to:
● Policy advocacy: Coordinate an advocacy campaign of collaborative members to achieve
adoption of new state laws, regulations, programs, and spending.
● Coalition management: Recruit and engage diverse coalition members to advance Lead-Free
New Jersey’s goals. Work with two co-chairs, a steering committee, and coalition members to
first launch the collaborative and then advance its goals through meetings, shared projects, and
● Coordination with community efforts: Partner with local community education and organizing
efforts working for lead-free homes and water systems. Connect them with the collaborative.
● Communications: Oversee the preparation of professional communications to promote the
campaign’s agenda through branding, social media, and earned media. Create a website and
newsletters to provide regular updates to coalition members.
● Event planning: Plan and execute quarterly coalition meetings and other smaller events.
● Management: Coordinate support from other staff and partners who are responsible for
communications, government affairs, and policy. Manage consultants in the areas of
communications, facilitation, and collaborative process.
● Funder relationship: Prepare annual foundation reports and proposals.

● Strong leadership skills and experience with an ability to motivate, influence, and drive creativity
and enthusiasm in others.
● A strong understanding of the importance of engaging community members and other
stakeholders early and often in the decision-making and implementation process.
● A demonstrated commitment to racial equity and experience working on the issue with others.
● A self-starter who assumes responsibility and makes sound decisions.
● Team player with a collaborative working style.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience interacting with and coordinating a
diverse group of individuals.
● Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to convene meetings, plan events, and
manage multiple priorities and relationships.
● Experience with collaborative efforts involving many stakeholders is a plus.
● Experience or interest in one or more of Lead-Free New Jersey’s key policy areas—community
development, water infrastructure, public health, environmental justice, sustainability.
● College degree or equivalent.
● Minimum five years of experience in an advocacy, policy, or community organizing role.

The salary for this position depends on the candidate’s experience and skills and will exceed $60,000.
This is a full- time position with benefits.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter including salary requirements, a
resume, and one short writing sample (no more than five pages) to .


Position: Assistant Manager

Company: Pinelands Adventures

Location: 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong, NJ, 08088

Posted: July 27, 2020

Pinelands Adventures is the premier canoe and kayak livery service in New Jersey's Pine Barrens. As part of the nonprofit Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), we're dedicated to sharing and protecting the Pine Barrens. Self-guided paddling trips on the Batsto and Mullica Rivers in Wharton State Forest are available daily from April through October. Naturalist-guided paddling trips, hikes and small group bus tours featuring Pine Barrens ecology, culture and history are scheduled throughout the year for the general public, schools and community groups.


Providing the best possible experience for our guests is our top priority, making excellence in customer service our most important job. However, this position requires much more. As assistant manager, you'll be engaged in all aspects of the operation including customer communications, logistics, driving trips, equipment repair, property maintenance, river work and rescues. This position provides many opportunities for professional growth and learning. Candidates must be friendly and customer service oriented with a positive attitude and adventurous spirit.


Respect for, and appreciation of, New Jersey’s Pinelands is required. Pinelands Adventures is dedicated to furthering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in its staff and its work. We want everyone to know the Pinelands is theirs to enjoy through low-impact recreation, and to help people of all means and backgrounds to experience this natural treasure.


Job responsibilities include:

 Assist in all aspects of Pinelands Adventures operations, including driving buses, loading and unloading boats, assisting customers, answering inquiries, booking reservations and processing transactions.

 Interact with the public at all times in a manner that is professional, customer-friendly, and supportive of the missions of PPA and Pinelands Adventures.

 Implement Pinelands Adventures safety, customer and financial procedures and practices.

 Ensure that the Pinelands Adventures property, buildings and equipment are wellmaintained, safe and secure, and present an appearance to the public that is attractive and builds confidence in PPA and Pinelands Adventures.

 Perform river maintenance.

 Respond for river rescues.

 Collaborate to expand and enhance our volunteer program. ' Assist the Director to recruit, train and manage staff, including seasonal and part-time employees and guides.


Qualifications required for consideration for this position:

 At least five years of relevant professional experience.

 Strong paddling skills.

 Experience providing customer service and processing customer transactions.

 Demonstrated ability to manage projects and people to successful outcomes.

 Aptitude for processing information and communicating effectively and swiftly across all platforms: in-person, phone, email and messaging.

 Strong situational awareness skills with the ability to manage logistics while being mindful of the needs of customers and staff.  Willingness and physical ability to carry out tasks inherent in canoe/kayak livery programs, including loading and unloading boats that weigh up to 80 pounds

 CDL Class C (or higher) with passenger endorsement, OR a commitment and ability to obtain such a license as soon as possible upon beginning employment (Pinelands Adventures will train qualified candidate). Driving record must be clean with no points or moving violations in last three years. The following experience is desirable:

 Experience leading outdoor, nature-based trips and education programs.

 Experience driving with a trailer.

 Knowledge of the New Jersey Pinelands.


Salary and benefits: 

Starting salary will be $50,000 per year. Benefits include access to a health insurance plan, life and disability insurance, access to a retirement savings plan and generous vacation and holidays.


Work schedule:

Pinelands Adventures is open 8:30 am to 5:30 pm daily but work hours will vary. All weekends and holidays, as well as occasional evenings, are required during the season, April through October.


Location: 1005 Atsion Rd, Shamong, NJ, 08088


Start date: Immediately

Employment type: Full-time  | How to Apply -  Complete the application form at and email it to with your resume.


Position: Bookkeeper (Full-time)

Company: The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA)

Location: Southamption, NJ

Posted: July 27, 2020

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), headquartered in Southampton, NJ, seeks a full-time bookkeeper. This is a full-time position and includes access to PPA’s health insurance and retirement savings plans and other benefits.


PPA is a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to preserving the natural and historic resources of the NJ Pinelands, a mission we have been pursuing for 30 years. In addition to the usual functions of a nonprofit organization, the Alliance has two initiatives. Pinelands Adventures, a canoe/kayak rental and livery and guided tours program aimed at fostering public understanding and devotion to the Pinelands. Rancocas Creek Farm a sustainable organic farm connected to our mission to protect the Pinelands. More information about PPA and its programs are available at and


Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Pinelands Adventures and Rancocas Creek Farm are dedicated to furthering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in their staff and their work. We want everyone to enjoy the benefits the Pinelands provides through low-impact nature recreation, clean air and water, and its unique scenic beauty.


The bookkeeper will perform accounting duties, including accounts payable and receivable, tracking of donated and earned income, tracking expenditures of grant funds, and assisting with payroll and payments to independent contractors, as well as assist in preparing and tracking budgets, and general administrative duties. The bookkeeper will report to the Director of Operations, who reports to the Executive Director. PPA uses Quickbooks for Nonprofits.


Responsibilities include:

 Manage and record all deposits, including checks, cash and online and POS credit card transactions.

 Manage bank accounts, including monthly bank reconciliation.

 Assist with payroll with PPA’s third-party payroll service.

 Maintain accounting files.

 Attend to daily financial processes and controls.

 Provide financial reports to managers and board of trustees.

 Assist with annual budgeting and audit preparation.

 General administrative duties.

 Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations and the Executive Director. Qualifications:

 Bachelor's degree in any field, an Associate’s degree in Accounting, or equivalent work experience.

 At least two years of bookkeeping experience.

 Excellent knowledge of Quickbooks and Excel.

 Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, time management, and flexibility.


Salary and benefits: Starting salary will be competitive based on experience and skills.

Benefits include access to a health insurance plan, life and disability insurance, access to a retirement savings plan and generous vacation and holidays.


Work schedule: Pinelands Preservation Alliance office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required for special events.


Location: 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088


Start date: Immediately


Employment type: Full-time How to Apply Interested candidates should send an email with resume to Audra Hardoon, Director of Operations,, by COB August 20th.


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