Ed Tech Hiring Toolkit

It is important for teams developing ed tech products for diverse student populations to reflect the demographics of their users. While it can be challenging for early stage ventures to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within the hiring process, it is also true that early decisions in these areas are especially important for a company’s long-term DEI trajectory. Below we share links we have assembled to help support ed tech entrepreneurs throughout the hiring process. We also recommend you check out Project Include’s hiring overview.


Ed Tech Hiring Toolkit

Stage I: Creating & Posting Your Job Description

Stage II: Resume Screening & Interviews

Stage III: Offer & Onboarding

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Stage I: Creating & Posting Your Job Description

Creating Your Job Description

Bias Keywords/Checklist

Posting Your Job Description

General Places to Post Ed tech Roles
For Diverse Candidates in Technical Roles
  • Blendoor is a merit-based matching app for tech roles. Blendoor matches employers and applicants by skill sets, interests, education level, and which position companies are recruiting for. Age, name, gender, and race are all hidden from employers, reducing the likelihood of unconscious bias affecting recruitment. Blendoor will also refer promising candidates to learning and development programs to sharpen their skills, ensuring they aren’t wholesale rejected from the tech industry simply because they need polishing
  • /dev/color is a non-profit organization on a mission to advance the careers of black software engineers. It is a community of industry engineers, both full-time engineers and students and professionals who aspire to be engineers, helping one another achieve ambitious career goals
For Diverse Candidates Across All Roles

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Stage II: Resume Screening & Interviews

Interview Preparation

Interview Training

Resume Screening

Blinding Resumes
  • Ideal.com Blind Hiring Guide – Blind hiring is any technique that anonymizes or “blinds” demographic-related information about a candidate from the recruiter or hiring manager that can lead to bias
  • Project Include Guide – Interviewing guide to remove bias
Phone Screens

Interview

Interview Process
Creating an Interview Rubric

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Stage III: Offer & Onboarding

Compensation

Determining Salary
Distributing Equity

Onboarding

Culture

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