Director of Human Resources - Mountain View, California - Full time


We are a profitable, fast growing technology company on a mission to make education accessible. Our focus is to simplify and accelerate learning and help people unlock opportunities for a better future. helps over 30 million students and teachers each month improve grades, gain career skills and earn college credit through our video-based micro-learning platform. We’ve built our platform from the ground up, leveraging data and technology to make the entire learning process simple and engaging.

As a fast growing, independent company, our employees have a direct impact on company direction and results. We are looking for passionate, talented individuals to join our team, so we can have an even bigger impact towards our mission.

We are located in the heart of downtown Mountain View, just a few steps from the Caltrain station. We only hire top talent, so those who pass our rigorous interview process will find themselves as part of one of the brightest and most innovative teams in Silicon Valley.

We have a culture of social responsibility. As we continue to generate profits, we give back to the community through our Working Scholars scholarship program that helps hundreds of low-income workers in the Bay Area earn a bachelor’s degree at no cost and achieve economic and career mobility. We also donate to charitable organizations that help provide open access to information and education throughout the poorest regions of the world. was recently ranked as an Inc. Best Place to Work! Come join us on our mission and make a difference.

About the Director of Human Resources Position is looking for skilled leader to manage our Human Resources function.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Human Resources will play a strong leadership role supporting business needs and fostering employee engagement. Evolving and scaling our people related strategies, processes, and practices and driving flawless execution is critical to future success.

Like many of our leaders, we are looking for a player/coach – somebody who is interested in providing hands-on value and expertise, as well as managing their team.


  • Proactively collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and implement people strategies which support business success and foster employee engagement
  • Ensure ongoing assessment, enhancement, and alignment of all HR processes, policies, and practices
  • Attract, hire, and retain top-quality employees --- with an emphasis on high performance, learning, and career development
  • Partner with all levels of the organization to evolve, nurture, and cultivate culture as we grow and expand
  • Foster a diverse workplace which enables all employees to be exceptional and maximize their contribution
  • Identify areas of strategic and tactical improvements in HR processes and technologies, lead implementation of improvements with the team and enable cross-department collaboration
  • Manage execution of competing priorities; balancing short-term tactical implementation with longer-term strategic goals
  • Collaborates with finance team to anticipate and forecast people related investments and expenses; monitors and analyzes trends and variances on an ongoing basis; develops corrective actions as needed
  • Coach, mentor, and develop HR team to ensure ongoing high performance
  • Be a role model for leadership and management excellence

Preferred Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years broad-based human resources experience
  • Strong background and expertise as an HR generalist while also having in-depth knowledge and expertise in multiple HR specialties ( e.g. recruiting, compensation, benefits, employee relations, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, employment law, HR systems )
  • Strategic thinker with ability to implement
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Excellent judgment and ability to build trust at all organizational levels
  • Collaborative problem-solver
  • Organized and process oriented
  • Intrinsic drive to roll-up your sleeves and get things done
  • SPHR/SHRM-SCP certification a plus
  • Experience with software industry and/or agile development environment a plus

Why work for

  • Help make education accessible to people who need it
  • Enjoy a fun, casual and collaborative working environment
  • Join a profitable and financially stable company
  • Help guide company decisions and direction
  • See results of your work in days, not years
  • Have your work impact 30+ million students and teachers each month
  • Work with other talented and passionate team members


  • Competitive compensation
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • 20 days of flexible paid time off annually (increases to 30 days over 5 years)
  • Additional 10 paid holidays annually
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Fully subsidized Caltrain pass
  • Tuition reimbursement and gift matching programs
  • Stocked kitchen and beverages provided
  • Company sponsored gym memberships
  • Company sponsored happy hours and many fun company events to celebrate accomplishments provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status. In addition to federal law requirements, complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Additionally, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with applicable state and local laws.

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