People Operations/ Human Resources Director @ Harvard Innovation Lab VIP incubated Non-Profit Mental Health Startup

Boston, MA
1. Executive positions
Full time/ Part time
Do you want to learn how to improve the world? Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to get in at the ground level working at a transformational organization just as they started growing rapidly with a team of less than ten? Do you want to be a part of an organization helping mental health entrepreneurs and ChangeMakers as they work to positively impact the lives of 1000's, 100,000's or 1,000,000's and secure $XX M+ funding?

At Ignite Mental Health we're mobilizing, supporting, and uniting mental health entrepreneurs/ organizations while concurrently mobilizing students at scale, to achieve Three Utopian Mental Health Goals. Using this novel approach, we're working to make the impossible inevitable; working to build and scale breakthrough organizations and movements to be as impactful as Facebook and Google but in addressing the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health!

Become a member of a mission-driven founding team that grew rapidly from the Harvard and MIT communities with the help of the Harvard Innovation Labs Venture Incubation Program, to become a nationwide effort in just 9 months!

As a member of the Ignite team, you will perch atop a transformational organization and have the opportunity to learn, grow, and hopefully thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and impact-driven environment. On a daily basis, you will likely find yourself exposed to new perspectives, developing and growing in ways you did't expect you would!

If you're looking for a structured, predictable, and hold-your-hand type environment, Ignite unfortunately won't be it! Tenacity, coach-ability, a go-getter/self-starter mentality, and a willingness to speak up and fully embrace radical candor are essentials. As too is the desire to work in a nimble fast-paced startup, where bottlenecks, imperfect processes, and growing pains are the norm on the road to world-changing impact.

FYI talent comes in all forms and sizes, we’re not easily dazzled by big-brand schools or companies. We are dazzled by people who genuinely want to improve mental health and who have the growth mindset and chops to make it happen!

General responsibilities

    • Lead our recruitment team to identify the best people in the world to build our organization or mental health products
    • Understand the needs of the best talent we are trying to recruit
    • Collaborate across teams to provide talent feedback and receive progress updates
    • Manage communications with talent we are trying to recruit (written and in person)


    • Deeply passionate about improving mental health
    • Growth mindset, eager to learn and apply new skills
    • Experience in or willing to become a great navigator: constantly testing hypothesis and outlining strategy for pivoting when needed
    • Relentless learner: you want to maximize your experience with us and learn as much as you can
    • Be honest, transparent and high-integrity 


    • Leadership experience
    • Appreciation of puns :-)
NB: This position is at a non-profit mental health organization and is non-compensated. For candidates who are in University /a co-op, we gladly invest best efforts in assisting you in your securing of educational internships (for credit), financial stipends, financial fellowships or financial scholarships to cover your living and other costs while with us. 

Ignite Mental Health is a non-profit organization founded and run by Harvard students and incubated by the Harvard Innovation Labs VIP program. We are not a department of Harvard University, nor are we in anyway owned or operated by the University.
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Our ambition is to help build organizations, movements and products —unafraid of transforming traditional approaches—that tackle the root causes of some of the biggest problems affecting mental health.

Are you in?