Chief People Officer

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About the organization

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 26 high-performing middle and high schools, serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systematically oppressed: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, making long-lasting change across Los Angeles.


The Chief People Officer sets a vision and strategy for all people, talent, culture and equity work across Alliance by including and holding people, scholars and their families and communities at the center of the work. The CPO builds a lasting culture of equity, inclusion and belonging by operating in authentic partnership and relationship with the Cabinet (Senior Leadership team), School Leaders, the Talent team’s leaders and all of Alliance’s stakeholders. The CPO champions and leads the Talent team’s work to develop, support and recognize every Alliance staff member, ensuring equitable opportunity for professional growth. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CPO leads, supports and develops a team of 20+ talent professionals, including members of the Staffing, Human Resources Operations and Employee Relations & Engagement teams.


Candidate Qualifications

Executive level experience in a large, equity-focused organization with demonstrated results as a people-first leader
Experience leading organization-wide change management and culture-building, and in advocating for and creating change in communities, complex organizational systems and teams
Committed to and practiced in leading diversity, equity and inclusion, including an understanding of how to move the work from commitment to practice and influencing and coaching executive teams to develop and hold accountability for the work
Working knowledge of talent/human resources administrative and operations functions
Deep passion for and commitment to communities of color and anti-racist practices
Ability to establish and drive a short and long term and inclusive vision, supported by clear priorities and measures of success, strong implementation and equitable, inclusive practices
Demonstrated ability to support the intersection of interests across an organization and how that intersection impacts the organization’s culture and ability to realize its vision
Adaptive leader and relationship-builder who can coach, develop and advocate for and across individuals, teams and peers while respecting multiple perspectives and interests
Exceptional communicator who listens to understand and speaks up and out to peers, teams and every stakeholder in the face of challenges
Ability to lead authentically and with vulnerability, empathy, care for people


170,000 - 220,000

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