Head of People

Goalbook - Remote - Full time

Our Mission and Values

Goalbook’s mission is to empower teachers to transform instruction so that ALL students succeed. We partner with 700 districts across 47 states, working closely with district and school leaders to improve instructional practice. Goalbook was founded in 2011 by Daniel Jhin Yoo and Justin Su.

Our first core value is Relationships. We believe in the power of human connection and the importance of relationships across different strengths, backgrounds, personalities, and identities in order to achieve our shared goals and overall mission.

Our second core value is Growth. We strive to create a supportive and challenging environment so that people are continuously growing as professionals and increasing their impact. We also believe in having the time, space, and support to grow in our personal lives as well.

This is not the typical leadership role. As a company, we have often sacrificed maximum growth in a deliberate effort to grow responsibly. We expect this role, as a member of the executive team, to fully embrace Goalbook’s Guiding Business Principle, which states that we strive to balance growth in three dimensions: revenue and profitability, impact toward our mission, and team experience.

Who We’re Looking For

Our most important asset is our people, and we are truly invested in their long-term experience and growth. We are looking for a business leader who understands the critical importance of human capital in building a growing and profitable business that can have a positive and lasting impact on society. While experience in K-12 education technology is desirable, we are open to people from other fields.

You have a systems mindset and can analyze, design, and enhance people processes alongside different and often competing constraints and tradeoffs. You are an effective cultural leader, modeling our values, building relationships and trust at an individual level, and engaging and enrolling all employees in changes to core policies and processes that enable us to better fulfill our shared mission, values, and culture.

You are a human-centered and compassionate manager who provides supportive coaching and clear accountability to team and company goals. You are a clear and persuasive communicator and listener who cultivates conditions of psychological safety, encouraging openness, vulnerability, and a growth mindset as you manage challenging conflicts and employee relations issues. You value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and you work vigilantly to ensure policies and processes are inclusive and fair.

Key Responsibilities

●Develop, enhance, and implement HR processes in the areas of performance evaluation, compensation, and growth paths.

●Lead talent acquisition, including sourcing, screening, interviews, and offers. Manage and support the professional growth of our in-house recruiting team.

●Drive development programs and processes for leaders and managers and support function-specific career development with departmental leadership.

●Lead employee relations in a human-centered, fair, and compassionate way that centers our values of Relationships and Growth.

●Ensure that Goalbook complies with all relevant federal and state labor laws, regulations, requirements, and best practices.

●Support the management of Goalbook’s benefits in collaboration with our Head of CC Operations/Finance. Establish policies and clear communication that are consistent with the company’s core values.

●Work in partnership with our Head of DEI to ensure that our core people and recruiting practices are in support of a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

●Travel to San Mateo, California, headquarters or other locations at least 2-3 times each quarter to collaborate with team members in person.


●160-250k base salary range, based on location and experience

●Medical, dental, and vision coverage

●Safe Harbor 401k matching

●Flexible time off policy

●Goalbook Family and Medical Leave

●Goalbook Universal Basic Income

●A truly motivated, passionate, and fun team. We’re collectively interested in helping you grow in your career.


Submit application addressed to Daniel Jhin Yoo and provide your cover letter, resume, LinkedIn, and how you heard about the role. Applicants will not be considered without a cover letter. This position can be based remotely.

For the safety of our team members and our partners, Goalbook has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy which may require you to be fully vaccinated to perform your role or attend in-person events.

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://goalbookapp.com/careers

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C Level Executive Leadership

Experience Level

Senior Level


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