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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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Position: Associate Director, HR

Careers at BD 

Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ and Sparks, MD

Posted: July 9, 2020


Position Description:

Based in either Franklin Lakes, NJ or Sparks, MD, this Associate Director, HR position will be responsible for providing strategic HR leadership, coaching, consultation, and operational support to assigned client groups in the IDS business.  The successful incumbent will primarily support Specimen Management leadership team, Global Technical Services Life Science leadership team, Regulatory and Innovation whilst understanding client groups may be adjusted.  He/She will proactively designing and executing the HR strategy to offer HR solutions to drive the business agenda while focusing on a balance mix of day to day workforce management as well as change management and organization effectiveness and culture.  To drive superior business outcomes, the position will have a strong focus on:  Credibility, Capacity, Capability, and Community. The incumbent will act as a trusted advisor to client leaders, strategically and proactively partnering with clients on matters related to organization effectiveness, talent and capability and culture that support customer focus and business outcomes.  He/She will be part of the Specimen Management and Global Technical Services leadership team.

This role requires the incumbent to be in Franklin Lakes 60% of the time and in Sparks 40% of the time as there will be client groups in both locations. The incumbent will also act as the Specimen Management, Franklin Lakes, NJ site HR leader.




Organizational Effectiveness & Development

  • Lead Organization Effectiveness and development efforts with business, functional, and HR Strategy and Key Driver Goals, proactive HR business partnering support for Client Leaders, works with the respective LTs and people leaders to identify and resolve the corresponding business needs, develop and implement appropriate organizational plans, and build key capabilities required to achieve business objectives.

  • Leads and supports client groups with organizational capability and capacity analyses and strategic workforce planning, organization design, associate engagement, organizational announcements.

  • Acts as the trusted advisor of client leaders to support them in carrying out their business and functional plans.

  • Identifies and capitalizes on opportunities to drive &/or lead change. Facilitates change management initiatives within assigned client units incorporating a methodology that includes:  a business case for change, identification of primary stakeholders, process mapping, communications planning, action/transition planning, visioning sessions, conflict resolution, team building, and after-action review assessments.

  • Develops & conducts team development/team building strategies both proactively and when necessary to improve team performance.

  • Presents options to managers on organizational structure, roles & responsibilities, staffing levels, matrix management, etc.

  • Contributes effectively to client strategy discussions and decision making

  • Demonstrates deep understanding of client market spaces including external talent trends, culture, reward systems, and organization models.


Talent Management & Acquisition

  • Identifies opportunities and guides leaders to fill competency gaps through talent acquisition and talent development

  • Be the talent advisor, facilitator and champion to ensure strong succession pipelines for critical roles

  • Partners across BD and with Talent Management and Talent Acquisition teams to align top talent to highest priorities while ensuring inclusion and diversity outcomes

  • Participates on key interview teams and effectively counsels hiring leaders/teams in selection process

  • Participates in/facilitates the Performance Management process (i.e. calibrate PxP at LT levels)

  • Coaches managers with all aspects of the annual performance management and development process

  • Guides managers to escalate issues of poor performance to AccessHR where required

  • Consults with clients to understand training and development needs across their functional groups, to identify trends, patterns, etc., and works with the TM COE to present recommendations as part of organizational training needs assessment.

  • Acts as advisor/approver for select job changes initiated by managers

  • Facilitates talent reviews and follow through on development actions by driving accountability in client leaders supports by the HR organization


  • Provides consultative guidance for compensation and facilitate appropriate compensation reviews

  • Works with leadership team members during annual Compensation Planning time to ensure alignment of rewards to performance, and that rewards are used as organizational levers.

  • Provides consultation and benchmarking insights for job offers based on strategic need

  • Reviews periodic compensation reports to check for compensation changes and follow-up with leaders, required

  • Associate Engagement & Relations

  • Partners with client groups on employee engagement/retention/team culture initiatives to enhance associate experience

  • Guides managers to AccessHR for all employee relations and performance issues

  • Provides HR advisory support for complex HR issues and activities while working closely with other HR COEs and the legal team

  • Looks for trends and root causes as opportunities to improve organizational/team and associate satisfaction. Tracks claims & charges and measures improvement.

  • Actively uses data and metrics to drive client engagement and drive accountability for outcomes both with client and the HR organization

  • Monitors and addresses attrition and retention proactively and work closely with AccessHR to understanding leading and lagging indicators for observed trends

HR Function Effectiveness

  • Is the face of HR to the client groups and lives ‘one HR’ everyday

  • Coaches managers to utilize and manage their workforce through Workday

  • Partners with the ASC and AccessHR and consistently meet with both groups to understand trends, discuss escalated items etc

  • Partners with COEs to engage them on Organization plan for client’s organization to enable a more holistic HR support and better business outcomes

  • Facilitates a warm transfer to the ASC or AccessHR, when appropriate

  • Partners with COEs to design, develop and deploy updated processes or changes


Other Responsibilities

  • May be asked to manage special projects or processes related to process or program improvements for the global business

  • Lead special site-wide projects that arise.  Understands the goal, develop and implement project process and develops and presents sound proposals.  May also implement selected solution.  

  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the team and interpersonal dynamics.  Has the ability to model and manipulate data to build an understanding and then communicate findings to LT in a coherent manner.

  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, HR Management or related field required.

  • Advanced degree (MBA/ Masters in HR or equivalent) is a plus

  • Professional of Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) Certification desired

  • Minimum of 10-12 years professional experience in HR, with at least 5 in a generalist capacity that required change management, organizational effectiveness/development, policy development and administration, recruitment/selection, compensation, employment law, positive employee relations, performance management, HRIS and/or employee and management training/development.

  • Experience supporting a diverse client group ranging from hourly operating associates to professional business functions to PhD technical associates.

  • Experience working in mid/large complex environments and matrixed organization is preferred.

  • Experience working with other geographies is preferred.

  • Has experience in working with others in the process of restructuring an organization (organizational design).


  • Critical thinking skills are essential

  • Working knowledge & understanding of all HR related disciplines including talent acquisition, retention, reward & recognition, development, succession planning, organizational design, change management etc

  • Action oriented & results driven including the ability to make decisions in the face of ambiguity

  • Process thinking and ability to provide project execution leadership to HR solutions

  • Demonstrated agility in responding to business and environmental needs

  • Analytical skills demonstrating the ability to extract, format, analyze and interpret data

  • Organizational savvy to apply managerial courage and maintain relationships when confronted with complex and/or difficult situations

  • Able to manage change through taking a proactive role in bringing about change and following proven change frameworks.

  • Challenges the status quo

  • Interpersonal and Cross-cultural Savvy

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills across multiple levels, functions and cultures

  • Coaching/mentoring skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Power Point, Word


  • Business Acumen - Proficient

  • Organization Development - Proficient

  • Building/Developing High Performing Teams - Proficient

  • Leading and Managing Change - Proficient

  • HR Integrator - Mastery

  • HR Analytics - Proficient

  • HR Advocacy – Mastery

  • Talent Assessor and Developer - Proficient



About BD:

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. In 2017, BD welcomed C. R. Bard and its products into the BD family. For more information on BD, please visit

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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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