Head of People

NoRedInk - San Francisco, California - Full time

It has never been more important that students around the world have the tools and support to learn through digital instruction. NoRedInk now helps students in more than 60% of middle and high schools in the U.S. become better writers. Our adaptive curriculum deeply engages learners by personalizing exercises to their interests, guiding them step-by-step through the writing process, and boosting their skills through differentiated practice. We’re relentlessly focused on enabling all students to harness the power of the written word.

We are looking for a Head of People to be a strategic partner to the business, join an experienced leadership team, help us scale a high-performing, values-driven culture, and ensure high employee engagement and development while balancing impact and efficiency.


  • Report directly to the CEO and serve on our executive team (Read about our team here)
  • Scale a high-performance culture with a large remote workforce, including international employees
  • Own strategy and execution of performance management, training and development, internal comms, and culture initiatives while managing an HR professional
  • Oversee our recruiting efforts, managing a small team, and partnering with leaders across the company to attract and retain top talent while building effective, scalable, and inclusive processes.
  • Design and implement strategies, programs, and solutions that balance employee and business needs and facilitate successful collaboration among cross-functional teams
  • Ensure continual company compliance with labor laws
  • Lead with a strategic mindset and a tenacious work ethic while championing NoRedInk’s mission and values


  • You have a minimum of 8-10 years of total work experience and have managed a high performing, cross-functional team in a startup environment
  • You have a minimum of 4-5 years of people management experience
  • You have a track record of influencing leader effectiveness, improving operational efficiency, and building a scalable infrastructure to support a growing, performance-based culture
  • You have in-depth experience with and can lead cross-departmental talent planning, performance management, training & development, internal comms, and culture initiatives
  • You have excellent analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills, including attention to detail and the ability to process and synthesize disparate information
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You are strategic, thoughtful, empathetic, and direct

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C Level Executive Leadership

Experience Level

Senior Level


NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data. We’re in 1 in 2 US school districts, and students have answered over 2 billion questions on our platform.

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