The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools’ (Partnership) Home Office Talent Associate is responsible for providing administrative support to executing three of the core work streams 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. 

As a member of the People Team, the Home Office Talent Associate will take on the responsibilities of managing and executing tasks to make hiring processes and talent support run smoothly and efficiently. Guided by the Partnership’s mission and a love for Partnership communities and people, the Home Office Talent Associate is highly people-centered and continuously seeks opportunities to improve existing procedures to enhance the organization’s talent acquisition & retention processes. They are detail-oriented, and own the role of an excellent project manager and relationship builder with people.

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 Home Office Talent Associate will be someone who is excited to keep these values in mind when executing day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

This position will require being in schools rarely throughout the fall when campuses reopen, but working remotely otherwise, as the Partnership home office remains closed. As such, this position requires living in the Los Angeles area.


The Home Office Talent Associate’s key duties and responsibilities include the following areas:

Talent Acquisition 40%

  • Collaborate with and support Manager of Home Office Talent & Organizational Culture to project manage home office hiring 

  • Boost recruitment efforts by seeking out or organizing connectors and recruitment events, maintaining relationships with candidates, and other related practices

  • Support interview logistics including scheduling interviews and preparing materials for various interview stages

  • Support recruitment efforts by calling and screening home office facing candidates

  • Project manage staff members to successfully to complete talent-related tasks such as Performance Evaluations on time

Talent Support 50%

  • Onboarding 30%

    • Manage and oversee all logistics for home office onboarding 

    • Manage technology roll-out for new hires

    • Manage any remote onboarding plans during shelter-in-place

  •   Compliance Management 10%

    • Execute document retention policy for human resources files

    • Ensures labor posters are up to date and labor policies are implemented in the workplace

    • Support with successful integration of new HRIS system by organizing existing personnel files and other responsibilities related to the project

  • Offboarding 10%

    • Project manage offboarding exiting employees

    • Oversee all members involved in offboarding to complete respective tasks

    • Ensure Partnership property are returned from exiting employees


  • Other duties as assigned by Manager of Home Office Talent & Organizational Culture 10%

    • One aspect of this role involves supporting projects focused on home office talent development and enhancing the employee experience at the Partnership. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about collaborating with other teammates, jumping into projects, and making our systems better for our employees.



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

  • Clear focus on providing excellent customer service


Education and Experience:

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 1-3 years of experience in an educational or professional setting

  • Experience in an office management role, customer service role, and/or an educational nonprofit or classroom setting

  • Successful experience in learning & applying skills with technological platforms

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; adaptable when managing multiple, shifting priorities; ease at managing competing demands and determining priorities independently

  • Experience creating and implementing innovative ideas



  • Ability to maintain discretion regarding confidential matters

  • Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy and limited direction

  • Excellent relationship building skills with people from various backgrounds

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to communicate complex ideas simply and succinctly

  • Ability to be proactive to prepare for foreseeable work tasks & challenges

  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficiency in Google Suite products, as well as Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Excel, Word

  • Proven ability to consistently apply a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion to systems and processes

  • Proficient graphic design skills to successfully create job marketing materials

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other experienced professionals, teachers, parents, students, Board members and other stakeholders



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.

Minimum Salary: $45,000

An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity 

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools seeks to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We encourage all interested individuals to apply — especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color; women; people from low-income backgrounds; people with disabilities; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category. The Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.



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

Deadline to Apply: August 18th, 2021

For technical assistance or questions, please email melanie.liu@partnershipla.org


Department: Operations

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