Head of Finance and Operations

Goalbook - San Mateo, CA - Full time

Goalbook - San Mateo, CA - Full time

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Our Mission

Goalbook’s mission is to empower teachers to transform instruction so that ALL students can succeed. We currently partner with 500 districts across 45 states, working closely with district and school leaders to improve instructional practice. Goalbook was founded in 2011 by Daniel Jhin Yoo and Justin Su. Goalbook was a member of YC Edtech’s first cohort and the first investment made in Reach Capital’s Seed Fund.

Who We’re Looking For

This role manages and executes on the essential behind-the-scenes functions of finance and operations. You’ll ensure each team in the company continues to thrive and that every team member across the country is fully supported by the organization.

The ideal candidate will have managed and scaled teams in a small company environment. While experience in K-12 education technology is highly desirable, we are open to people from other fields. You can grow a company while instilling and sustaining a culture where impact and responsible growth are core tenets of strategy.

This is not a typical leadership role. As a company, we have often sacrificed maximum growth in a deliberate effort to grow responsibly. We expect each leader to fully embrace our mindset around balancing impact, team culture, profitability, and growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build relationships of trust and collaborate with managers across the teams, helping improve various operations and facilitate each team’s success
  • Manage finance and accounting processes and ensure fiscal responsibility across the organization
  • Forecast revenue, expenses, and cash flow and contribute to organization’s strategic and hiring plans
  • Manage back-office operations, including HR and benefits, legal, insurance, facilities, and business licenses and compliance
  • Establish and enforce consistent and equitable office and organizational policies
  • Contribute to special projects around sales, recruiting, and people operations

Required Skills & Experience

  • 2+ years finance and operations experience in a startup environment
  • Management experience
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a doer - this is an extremely hands-on role
  • Highly organized - you are obsessed with creating order and consistency
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Public school teaching experience preferred


  • Full medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Safe Harbor 401k matching
  • Open vacation policy and flexible schedule


Reach out to Justin Su at jobs@goalbookapp.com with your cover letter, resume, LinkedIn, and how you heard about the role. Applicants will not be considered without a cover letter. This position is based in our San Mateo, California, headquarters and cannot be remote.

Goalbook is committed to building a diverse and passionate team that is ready to serve ALL students in the US public school system. We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applications from all people of diversity, including those with diverse needs, backgrounds, abilities, and other distinct characteristics.

Learn more about being a part of Goalbook! Check out our teammates’ stories: https://medium.com/innovative-instruction

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