Talent Summer Associate

New York, NY
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Talent Summer Associate
Acumen is looking for a summer intern to support our Talent team in making Acumen one of the best places to work in the social impact sector globally! We’re seeking a graduate student with strong detail-orientation and stakeholder management skills to support us in compensation benchmarking studies, compliance, and performance management processes.

Acumen is changing the way the world tackles poverty by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. We invest patient capital in businesses whose products and services are enabling the poor to transform their lives. Founded by Jacqueline Novogratz in 2001, Acumen has invested more than $113 million in 108 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. We are also developing a global community of emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills and determination to create a more inclusive world. In 2015, Acumen was named one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Not-for-Profit Companies.

Who You Are
You are hardworking, smart, energetic and understand the value of being part of a great team. You know that you have just as much to learn as you have to contribute.  You have taken complex projects from start to finish on the power of your own steam. What drives you are the results you know you can create through your analytical skills, creativity, persistence and ability to engage others in your work. You also value the importance of the details, collaborating with colleagues at Acumen and across the sector, and know that it is more important to make well informed decisions than to go it alone.

+       Support Talent team in review of Compensation practices across select geographies we operate in, identifying local standards and best practices
o       Work closely with vendors to participate in compensation surveys and provide analysis and recommendations based on results
+       Oversee Performance Management tasks and monitor completion
+       Support other Talent initiatives including HR Data Management and Compliance

Qualifications & Characteristics
+       Current graduate school student preferred
+       Experience in Compensation, Benefits or Human Resources more generally
+       Excellent Excel skills, preferably including pivot tables, v-lookups and other advanced functions
+       Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with international team to gather and share information
+       Solutions oriented problem solver with strong attention to detail and follow-through skills
+       Ability to prioritize and multitask in a deadline driven environment
+       Maturity and discretion to deal with confidential information with the highest integrity
+       Passion for international development, either through prior internship, academic study or demonstrated interest in social impact sector
+       Work authorization in US

Additional characteristics we’re looking for in all roles at Acumen:
+       Commitment to and enthusiasm for the organization’s mission to change the way the world tackles poverty, and respect for our core values: generosity, accountability, humility, audacity, listening, leadership, integrity and respect
+       Ability to thrive when there is ambiguity, remain cool-headed when there are curve balls, and withstand the tests of a rapidly changing environment with resilience and resolve
+       A sense of humor (really)

$550-$650/week for 10-12 weeks

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; deadline to apply is Friday, May 11th, 2018.

Additional Information

To Apply:
Please submit a resume and response to the following questions here: https://bit.ly/2FkGWoK

– Working with talent systems and compensation data is work that needs to be done at a wide variety of companies and organizations. Why do you want to do this work for Acumen? (MAX 150 words.)
– What are your top two skills relevant to this position? Give evidence of these skills have made you successful in the past. (MAX 150 words)