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I am is a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM) with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Texas Southern University (an HBCU). With extensive experience in human resources, I have held various roles at YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, TX over the last 9 years. As a Human Resources Business Partner, I have excelled in systems implementation, talent analytics, recruitment, and employee relations. I have managed employee life cycles, conducted investigations, and led change management initiatives. In my previous role as Assistant Principal/Director of College Counseling, Bereket increased college matriculation rates, managed teams, and implemented equity and inclusion training. As Director of People Operations, I led project management efforts, collaborated with leaders, managed staff, and implemented new hire onboarding.

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2019/2021 MBA @ Texas Southern University

Graduated with my MBA in May 2021


5/2022 HR Business Partner @ YES Prep Public Schools

● Systems Implementation: Created an audit system for high compliance jobs in line with Texas Education Agency’ governing policies.
● Talent Analytics: Managed hiring reports via Power BI, forecasting hiring counts & retention, which is presented to C-Suite Leadership.
● Consultancy: Utilize influence and expertise to consult district leaders for staffing and recruitment efforts.
● Recruitment: Support with recruitment and hiring events, sourcing 1,000+ candidates weekly.
● Employee Life Cycle & Onboarding: Manage employee life cycle for 6 locations and 600 staff.
● Employee Relations: Manage all employee relations issues and conduct investigations as needed. Experience and training in Title IX cases.
● Change Management: Developed guides and communication plans for system implementation and process improvement changes district wide, including the annual edits of Employee Handbook.
● Training & Development: Facilitate/co-facilitated Talent Support trainings and semi-weekly new hire orientation.
● Website Management: Utilize customer service management tools to help source and execute recruitment efforts. Workday, SharePoint, Oracle, & Jobvite experience.
● People & Culture: Appointed HR team representative for the local teacher advisory council.

6/2018 - 5/2022 Assistant Princiapl/Director of College Counseling @ YES Prep Public Schools

● Student Achievement: Increased college matriculation from 59% to 81% in 2 years, being 25% over goal.
● Team Management: Managed a team of 10 teachers and administrators who advise a high school of 600+ students.
● Project Management: Created & decided staffing projections and models a site of 100 staff members.
● Recruitment: Coordinated local hiring fairs to attract new candidates.
● Employee Relations: Served as site leader for Employee Relations issues, which extreme cases were supported by home office.
● Training & Development: Provided 100+ hours of coaching & development aligned with Texas Education Agency standards for effective teaching and overall professional development focused on student achievement.
● Equity and Inclusion: Implemented Equity & Diversity training for our 100+ staff members & high school curriculum.
● Change Management: Lead implementation of a 100% remote learning environment for 1200 people.
● College Access: Collaborate with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI’s) to support our alumni to and through college increasing college matriculation for students of color 18% above the national average.

10/2014 - 6/2018 Director of People Operations @ YES Prep Public Schools

● Project Management: Lead as project manager for annual finance and staffing model. This involved 50+ stakeholders & 500+ working hours spanning 10 months.
● Financial Management: Managed campus procurement systems accounting for $1.5 million of budgeted expenses annually.
● Leadership: Collaborated with leaders and C-Suite on operational inefficiencies impacting achievement.
● People Management: Enforced campus paid time off policies & staffed for daily open vacancies with temporary staff members.
● Managed a team of 8 people responsible for compliance, finance, programming, & other operations.
● Staff Onboarding: Implemented new hire onboarding for 50+ new hires annually in guidance from our employee handbook.
● Training & Development: Provided weekly professional development for staff accounting for 100+ hours of facilitation annually.
● Vendor Management: Supported as a district advisor for multiple Request for Proposal (RFP) contract extensions.

12/2011 - 10/2014 Operations Manager @ University of Minnesota

● Recruiting & Onboarding: Responsible for sourcing, hiring, and onboarding all new hires of our office.
● Team Management: Independently hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated 10 office employees.
● Project Management: Reevaluated and implemented policies regarding campus identity and security for 60,000+ constituents.
● Cross Collaboration: Worked across 32 departments in the implementation of security policy updates.
● Production: Managed a team that provided over 1000,000 transactions annually.
● Operations: Managed systems responsible for a $500,000 in annual spending under vendor regulations.
● Lead role in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology and the Central Security in dealing with identity management related issues.
● College Admissions: Collaborated on a committee reviewing college applications for special programs.

5/2010 - 12/2012 Regional Sales Representative/Manager @ Cogent Communications

● Sales Management: Served as Sales Manager overseeing a team of 4 salespeople (1 year).
● Staffing: Served as regional staffing coordinator to help hire new salespeople (6 months).
● Sourcing: Cold called 50+ new leads daily door to door. Would cold call with team when manager.
● Sales: Achieved an annual sales revenue of $750,000+. Team hit sales goal 85% of my time.
● Customer Service: Fielded current customer troubleshooting and upgrades.
● Data Analysis: Analyzed new business data to distribute equitable sales regions for team.
● Sales Marketing: Conducted a benchmark report to address competitor placement and identify goals.
● Achievements: Awarded top local sales rep in June-August 2010 writing 500% to goal of new business.
● Notable Skills: Exceptional leadership, organizational, oral/written communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Thrived as an individual salesperson and learned a lot in my first manager role.

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