Director of Talent and HR

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Full Time

Envision Schools seeks an experienced Director of Talent & HR to serve as a key leader in shaping the talent strategy and HR operations of our small public charter school network.

Application Deadline: May 13, 2024

Who We Are

Our mission is to transform the lives of students - especially those who will be the first in their family to attend college - by preparing them for success in college, career, and life. Envision Education currently operates four small schools in San Francisco, Oakland, and Hayward, as well as a national educational consulting firm called Envision Learning Partners. Envision Education has made an explicit commitment to becoming an exemplar network of schools with an instructional and cultural vision rooted in an anti-racist and pro-Black framework. The following represents Envision Schools’ vision for 21st-century skills, character traits, and cognitive and social-emotional skills that learners need for success in college, career, and life.

  • Knowledge and Love of Self and Land
  • Collectivism
  • Critical Thinking
  • Self Determination
  • Criticality
  • Leadership

Who You Are

  • You are equity-focused. You are unapologetic about your deeply held belief that all children can achieve. You believe that anti-racist and pro-Black practices and frameworks are essential to change the status quo for all students.
  • You are collaborative. You make decisions in partnership with others, focused on what is best for the students.
  • You are invested in our core values. You hold high expectations for the entire school community. You examine your own biases in your pursuit of equity for all.
  • You are entrepreneurial. You enjoy building processes and initiatives from the ground up and take initiative to solve problems as they emerge. 
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity. You understand that opportunities often require creativity and navigating the unknown and thrive off problem solving complex problems that may not yet have solutions.

Position Summary:

The Director of Talent and HR will serve as a key leader in shaping the talent strategy and HR operations of our organization. This role, in collaboration with the HR and Talent team, Senior Leadership and Principals, will be responsible for designing and executing comprehensive recruitment initiatives, overseeing hiring processes, and collaborating closely with the HR and Talent team to ensure alignment with organizational goals. The Director will provide personalized credentialing support to staff, lead teacher evaluation systems, and spearhead the development of performance management frameworks. Core HR functions including policy development, benefits selection, employee relations, and data management will be led by the Director, who will also play a critical role in fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of leadership, instruction, talent within the education landscape and through an equity lens. The Director of Talent and HR will report to the Senior Director of Talent and HR.


Recruitment and Hiring

  • Design and build a robust talent pipeline for our schools and network level team in collaboration with the Senior Director of HR and Talent and Associate Director of Talent Acquisition 
  • Source and recruit values-aligned talent 
  • Lead and manage hiring processes in collaboration with the Senior Director of HR and Talent and Associate Director of Talent Acquisition

Support High Quality Talent and Instructional leadership 

  • Lead and provide personalized credentialing support to our staff to ensure fully compliant staff 
  • Lead our new teacher evaluation system, including refinements to policy based on data
  • Train and certify our evaluators for our teacher evaluation system 
  • Pilot and build values-aligned performance management systems for other roles 
  • Design and lead manager training and development

Lead Core HR functions

  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Director of HR and Talent and the HR and Talent coordinator to build and refine HR systems, policies and practices
  • Lead the selection and implementation of employee benefits, including retirement and insurance
  • Lead employee relations
  • Manage employee leaves and workers compensations processes 
  • Lead termination processes and data collection to support ongoing learning and improvement for our organization
  • Collaborate with payroll on ensuring timely and accurate compensation is provided to employees 


  • 5+ years of instructional leadership, preferably as a school leader or coaching schools leaders 
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Preferred experience with HRIS systems 
  • BS or BA 


  • Commensurate with experience and credentials. The starting range for this role is between $110,000 and $130,000.
  • Paid sick leave.
  • Paid vacation time.
  • Excellent health benefits package with employer contribution to benefits.
  • Optional Flexible Benefits Plan, including dependent care, medical care, parking, and commuter benefits.
  • 403b Plan.
  • Life Insurance at no cost to employee.

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe deeply in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people. Envision Education recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and the many other characteristics that make us diverse.


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