Sandy Hook Promise Partners with Edgility to Source Two Strong Leaders
Nonprofit Dedicated To Preventing Gun Violence Prepares For GrowthSandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit organization that arose from the tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in 2012 in which the shooter murdered 28 people, including 20 children. Sandy Hook Promise’s primary goal is to educate and empower adolescents and adults to avoid violence in schools, families, and communities. Their Know the Signs programs teach children and adults how to identify those who may be lonely or in danger of harming themselves or others. To date, over 18.5 million participants have engaged in Sandy Hook Promise programs such as SAVE(Students Against Violence Everywhere), Say Something, and Start with Hello. All of Sandy Hook Promise’s programs are informed by DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives and align with Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competencies. In addition to these programs, Sandy Hook Promise continues to fight for commonsense, bipartisan school and gun safety legislation. Over the past decade, Sandy Hook Promise has expanded its staff and offerings, and as such, they were ready to find the right people for two new roles: Vice President of Strategic Programs and Delivery and Vice President of Business Development and Relationships. During Edgility’s discovery process, Principal Hadley Kornacki and Recruitment Consultant Mara Cooper interviewed SHP team members from all areas of the organization to understand how the planned roles would impact their work. Throughout the search, Edgility actively empowered the hiring team to provide feedback and get to the core of what is truly needed to help everyone thrive. The Edgility team strongly advocates for staff engagement as we know the importance of leveraging staff feedback to inform a strong talent strategy. According to Edgility’s Co-Founder, Allison Wyatt, empowering feedback and assessing your talent is vital to building a successful team and thus, a successful organization. Read more about the importance of feedback in creating and maintaining a plan to attract, retain and develop talent in her article here.
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Tailor-made for Sandy Hook Promise’s Important WorkHadley and Mara knew that because SHP’s work is so personal to its team and important for the communities of the United States, they would need to find exceptionally strong, equity-minded leaders.
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