Head of Employee Engagement & Inclusion

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What Mongodb is looking for in applicants

The database market is massive (the IDC estimates it to be $119B+ by 2025!) and MongoDB is at the head of its disruption. The MongoDB community is transforming industries and empowering developers to build amazing apps that people use every day. We are the leading modern data platform and the first database provider to IPO in over 20 years. Join our team and be at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

Research has shown that employees who experience high levels of engagement function at higher levels which leads to gains in greater organizational success through higher discretionary effort and increased creativity, innovation & problem-solving. MongoDB believes that engagement is a state of emotional wellbeing that derives from, among other things:

  • A shared sense of purpose with the organization - a sort of connection to the overall proposition of why we are here and what impact we can have
  • A sense of autonomy & inclusion - are employees empowered to bring their perspectives, solutions & selves to work, and do they feel valued and respected for who they are
  • The opportunity to master the skills employees want to develop as professionals and have a true inflection point in their careers

The Head of Employee Engagement & Inclusion is a unique role designed to drive employee engagement for a company that is growing fast and disrupting a massive industry. This individual will be responsible for defining and executing strategies that can articulate and embed our employee value proposition and culture throughout the organization. The role reports directly to the Chief People Officer. The ideal candidate would be based in New York, although other locations can be considered if the candidate is willing to travel. 

If you are passionate and excited about the prospect of using the art of storytelling coupled with a strong understanding of human resource management to drive engagement and help build an inclusive and growth-oriented culture, this is the right job for you! 

Role Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the unique employee perspectives across all levels, functions and regions of our organization through “active listening” tools, including engagement surveys
  • Maintain a pulse on the full-spectrum of experiences and moments that matter across our employee lifecycle and how they impact engagement
  • Use inherent expertise in various facets of HR to create and implement storytelling strategies that promote and achieve high engagement and a thriving culture in partnership with other departments within the People Team including Learning & Development, Rewards, Employee Experience and HR Business Partnering
  • Work closely with the Talent Acquisition team to ensure engagement strategies are embedded in recruitment strategy for a seamless candidate and employee experience
  • Partner with Internal Communications to drive an effective storytelling strategy that celebrates and showcases MongoDB values, articulates the “why” behind everything we do in support of employees and helps to improve the flow of communication and resources to our managers as they play an increasingly important role as custodians of engagement and development for their teams
  • Oversee our Inclusion agenda as well as Affinity Group Program Management as a key driver of employee engagement
  • Partner with the CPO and HRBPs of various Business Units to define company-wide and/or BU-specific action plans

We’re looking for someone with

  • 10+ years of well rounded HR Experience including at least 5 years of senior HR business partnering experience and a formal stint or substantial experience in Leadership Development, Organizational Development/Effectiveness or Diversity & Inclusion
  • Exceptional active listening skills - the ability to hear and represent multiple, sometimes polarizing points of view, with equal intent 
  • Energy & empathy needed to be able to engage with employees across levels, roles  & geographies 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills - this role is all about storytelling 
  • Global experience dealing with multiple cultures, distributed global teams and diverse working models (remote, flexible, in office) is highly desired
  • Ability to recommend and influence a course of action in partnership with multiple peers who own various facets of the People function at MongoDB
  • Adaptability & learning curve needed to operate in the fast-paced high growth environment at MongoDB as well as the ever-evolving external environment
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to be able to take complex pieces of work forward with speed

To drive the personal growth and business impact of our employees, we’re committed to developing a supportive and enriching culture for everyone. From employee affinity groups, to fertility assistance and a generous parental leave policy, we value our employees’ wellbeing and want to support them along every step of their professional and personal journeys. Learn more about what it’s like to work at MongoDB, and help us make an impact on the world!

MongoDB is committed to providing any necessary accommodations for individuals with disabilities within our application and interview process. To request an accommodation due to a disability, please inform your recruiter.

MongoDB, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and makes all hiring decisions without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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