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 600 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.

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.

Who We’re Looking For

This role oversees the people functions of human resources and recruiting. We are truly invested in the long term experience and growth of our team members, and we are looking for a business leader who understands the critical importance of human capital and in being intentional about cultivating an organization’s mission and values.

The ideal candidate will have managed human resources in a growing, mission driven company that strives to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. While experience in K-12 education technology is desirable, we are open to people from other fields. You can demonstrate understanding and experience with the complexities of balancing revenue and profitability, social impact, and the employee experience.

You will recruit talent to Goalbook and ensure that each of our team members, whether newer or experienced, has a defined path of continuous growth. You will help support and coach team members through challenging relationships and conflicts that arise from differing perspectives and priorities. You will continuously refine our people processes and systems that maintain the strength of our team culture and promote our core values of Relationships and Growth.

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 to fully embrace our mindset around balancing impact, team culture, profitability, and growth.

Required Skills & Experience

* Deep experience leading human resources, ideally at an enterprise SaaS company of our size.

* Created, adapted, and improved HR systems and processes and not just executed existing ones, including performance evaluation, compensation bands, and paths of growth.

* Experienced in coaching both leaders and individual contributors and resolved a wide range of employee relations issues with a compassionate and human-centered approach.

* Skilled active listener and clear communicator that quickly establish rapport and cultivate psychological safety.

* Led and implemented key initiatives and projects that improved diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace

Key Responsibilities

* Develop, refine, and execute HR processes for individual team members, including transparent systems of performance evaluation, compensation, and paths of growth.

* Collaborate with managers to identify resources to assist team members with continuous professional learning and skill development.

* Manage Goalbook’s benefits. Establish policies and clear communication that are consistent with the company’s core values.

* Perform full-cycle recruiting, including sourcing, screening, interviews, and offers. Manage and work closely with our team of two in-house recruiters.

* Both lead and support internal diversity, equity, and inclusion work that strengthens the team culture as the company continues to grow.

* Travel to San Mateo, California headquarters or other locations at least 2-3 times each quarter to collaborate with team members in person (pending resumption of business travel due to COVID-19).


*Compensation in the range of 150 - 250k, based on experience

* Medical, dental, and vision coverage

* Safe Harbor 401k matching

* Open vacation policy and flexible schedule

* Small team culture and true ownership of work

* A truly motivated, passionate, talented 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 mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

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

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