Partnership for Los Angeles Schools

Manager, Home Office Talent & Org Culture

Employment type
6 months ago
Los Angeles

Launched in 2007, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that serves 14,200 students across 19 campuses in Watts, Boyle Heights and South Los Angeles, California. The Partnership is one of the largest, in-district public school transformation organizations in the U.S., and is not a charter organization. Our priorities are supporting great school leadership, developing highly effective teaching, and engaging families and community partners. Over the past decade, our high schools have seen their graduation rate more than double from 36% to 80% and college acceptances have risen by 17 percentage points in the last four years from 32% in 2015 to 49% in 2019. Suspension rates across the network are at less than 1%, compared with 21% when we started our work. Learn more about us at

The Manager, Home Office Talent & Org Culture will be someone who loves people, first and foremost. They will deeply believe that every single person can grow, and find joy in connecting with others. They will have a deep passion for our schools and communities of Watts, South LA and Boyle Heights, and be excited about building an environment where we would be proud to have our alumni come to work. They will be someone who tends to see possibilities in challenges, and bring a positive spirit to problem solving.

The Manager, Home Office Talent & Org Culture sits on the Operations Team, and serves as a trusted partner to the Director of Org Culture & Learning in executing three of the core workstreams that fall under the People Team’s umbrella: recruiting and hiring of home office staff, administering and improving HR systems, and supporting an inclusive and equitable home office culture. The Manager also plays a key role in helping shape the annual strategic direction and goals for the People Team.

The Partnership is committed to continuously building an anti-racist culture that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in classrooms and in our home office. The Manager, Home Office Talent & Org Culture will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

Given the current circumstance around COVID-19, this position will likely be remote throughout the fall, with occasional visits to the home office and school sites, and a potential full return to the office in 2021.

The Manager, Home Office Talent & Org Culture’s key duties and responsibilities include the following areas:

Recruitment and Hiring (40-60%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Org Culture & Learning, refine home office hiring systems to ensure an equitable and inclusive hiring process from beginning to end. This includes:
    • Identifying and cultivating candidate pipelines that ensure a diverse pool for each position
    • Reviewing interview questions and performance tasks through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion
    • Coaching individual hiring managers on creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive hiring process for their candidates
    • Managing onboarding processes, in collaboration with the hiring manager, to ensure every new team member gets a welcoming and successful experience
  • Manage specific hiring processes by serving as partner to hiring managers and assisting with screening, logistics and planning 


HR, Benefits & Payroll (30-50%)

  • Lead in the creation and maintenance of knowledge management systems to track the workstreams below
  • Assist in investigating complaints brought forward by employees, through a lens of equity & inclusion
  • Coordinate employee development plans and performance management
  • In collaboration with the Finance & Business Affairs team…
    • Assist with budget monitoring and payroll.
    • Draft and finalize contracts as needed
    • Perform workers compensation audits as needed
  • Manage HR onboarding, including time reporting and benefits enrollment
  • Manage the benefits renewal process for all employees
  • Assist with employment verification and leaves of absence requests
  • Participate in developing organizational guidelines and procedures.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest HR trends and best practice.


People Team Support (5-15%)

  • Attend and co-plan bi-weekly Home Office Talent Team meetings
  • Identify, co-plan and execute all-staff trainings related to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Support all-staff trainings on talent management topics



The ideal candidate will have:

Shared Beliefs:

  • Deep belief in the power of our communities, and respect and love for our families in Boyle Heights, South LA and Watts.
  • Belief in the Partnership’s mission, approach, and core values and a commitment to improving academic achievement for Partnership students
  • A commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all team members
  • Humility and respect for the hard work of school leaders, teachers, parents, and students
  • Reflective and a life-long learner
  • Unmatched work ethic
  • Highest level of integrity


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources or related
  • Solid understanding of Labor Law and employment equity regulations.
  • 2-4 years of work experience in education management and/or in human resources; prior experience in recruitment and selection a plus
  • 2-4 years of experience of developing and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion policies and initiatives.
  • Experience building and managing complex projects and systems
  • Experience influencing others to get things done who don’t directly report to you; monitoring many moving parts of a system                                                                       
  • Experience building capacity of adults, training adults, supporting adults to learn new things quickly
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment                                     



  • Proven ability to consistently apply a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion to systems and processes
  • Excellent feedback and coaching skills, including delivering feedback upwards and laterally
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Excellent judgment around HR issues including commitment to confidentiality
  • Solid knowledge of HR functions and best practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including record keeping; ability to effectivelycommunicate with diverse audiences using multiple mediums                       
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Knowledge of Excel including use of formulas, conditional formatting, and some data analysis tools like pivot tables and charts
  • Ease at managing competing demands and determining top priorities independently


The Partnership has recently completed a thorough study of market-competitive salaries, and has applied the learning from that study to salary offers for all home office positions. Our goal is to ensure that pay is fair for all staff members, both considering the market and considering pay equity among staff in similar roles in the organization. The Partnership offers a robust benefits package including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance and a 403(b) retirement program. This is a full time, year-round position.

To apply

Please prepare your resume and a cover letter tailored to this position. You will submit your documents using our online application system here:

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