Director, Talent Management

EdFuel - Remote - Full time

We are currently hiring a Director to join the EdFuel team. Directors are motivated, mission-driven team members who are passionate about supporting schools, districts, and education non-profits across the country in addressing their talent needs. Directors are responsible for leading holistic client engagements with a variety of partners to develop and strengthen their talent systems and build the capacity of all organizational leaders. Directors are extraordinary project managers who love to manage complex initiatives, navigate dynamic stakeholder relationships, and enjoy taking initiative to manage through ambiguity. Directors are also people-oriented leaders who thrive at quickly building deep, authentic relationships with a variety of senior stakeholders. Typically, a Director has a background in human capital work, though specific consulting expertise is not required.

Specific responsibilities may vary and will be dependent on the Director’s assigned projects, but the primary role of a Director is likely to include:

  • Collaborating directly with senior organizational leaders such as Chief Executive Officers, Executive Directors, Chief Talent Officers, and Heads of School to design effective solutions to organizational talent needs
  • Researching and developing best-in-class equitable and inclusive talent systems and structures in the areas of recruitment, onboarding, compensation and benefits, development, and performance evaluation for clients of all types and sizes
  • Building a deep understanding of the context of organizational partners to provide meaningful solutions that have a lasting impact on staff and ultimately students

A few examples include:

  • Analyzing a client’s employee salary data to assess for inequities and preparing and presenting a report to highlight potential areas of concern and proposed solutions.
  • Facilitating a meeting of a client’s senior leadership team to discuss potential options for a revision of the organization’s instructional compensation system to ensure equitable pay across all staff subgroups.
  • Managing stakeholder engagement for the development of competencies for a charter school’s performance development system ensuring the voices of staff are heard and considered before finalization.
  • Creating a project plan for an engagement that involves redesigning an organization’s performance evaluation model, addressing equity and inclusion concerns, and managing against that project plan to complete all deliverables.
  • Building new recruitment and hiring tools (hiring profiles, interview guides, rubrics, data analysis tools, etc.) that decrease bias for a new single-site charter school.
  • Sending out weekly check-in agendas and follow-up notes to client check-in calls.


  • Bachelor’s degree with seven (7) to ten (10) years of work experience preferred and with at least three (3) years’ experience in the field of education, nonprofit, and/or talent services
  • One (1) to two (2) years of people management experience preferred
  • Background in talent system design and implementation, with a focus on compensation and benefits preferred
  • Strong relationship builder with demonstrated success building and maintaining rapport and credibility with colleagues, clients, and senior-level leaders
  • Exceptional project manager with extensive experience leading and managing multiple complex projects at a time
  • Proven ability to take initiative on projects, navigate ambiguity, have flexibility, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated excellence presenting to an executive-level audience, both oral and written
  • Proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracist practices
  • Eagerly solicits and implements feedback
  • Ability to work across remote teams
  • Passion for education reform and equity for all students
  • Shared commitment to EdFuel’s organizational values, as described below


  • Talent as a catalyst for change: We know that inspiring, talented leaders are the starting point for all effective change in the world
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism: Effective organizations reflect diversity in every respect; they use an equity lens to examine practices, policies and organizational systems to ensure that all groups benefit.
  • Relentless pursuit of excellence: Our bar for quality is high because that is what students and partners deserve from us.
  • Growth mindset: Continuous improvement is central to our mission.
  • Collaboration: We believe that education will get better faster when we are dedicated to getting better together.
  • Sustainability: We value the richness or everyone’s experiences and we make time for those experiences. It’s an important model for the work are doing.


At EdFuel, we believe that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. EdFuel is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Our hiring process consists of the following steps:

1. Application form and document submission

2. Performance task

3. Phone interview

4. Team interview

5. Final interview with the Managing Director team

6. Reference check


The starting salary range for this position is $94,000 to $111,000. In alignment with our core values, and to counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current employees.

In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included, which includes:

  • Paid Federal and four additional EdFuel holidays.
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Unlimited vacation days and 15 days of sick leave
  • 401(k) plan options with eligibility for 3% match
  • Eligibility for EdFuel-paid benefits such as parental leave, short-term disability, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, and life insurance

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level


EdFuel is a national talent management non-profit. Our mission is to support schools, districts, networks, and nonprofits in recruiting and retaining a diverse and highly qualified staff by building equitable and inclusive talent systems.
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