Chief of People & Operations


United States Remote

Full time

$130-190k (annually)

Chief People Officer / CXO

Nov 2


About the Organization - Beyond100K

To solve the world's most pressing problems, we need all of tomorrow’s problem-solvers to be equipped with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) knowledge, skills, and inspiration. And tomorrow’s problem-solvers need excellent STEM teachers today to guide them. Beyond100K, formerly 100Kin10,united the nation’s top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies, and government agencies to prepare over 100,000 new STEM teachers for classrooms around the country by 2021. To do this, we built a new type of networked-impact effort that rethinks how organizations collaborate, learn from one another, and together identify and tackle challenges that none could successfully address on its own.

The Next Generation - Having met this ambitious goal, we undertook a massive, diverse, participatory process to hear from nearly 600 young people, particularly Black, Latinx, and/or Native American young people because they are the most marginalized in the field, about their experience in STEM education to understand and set our goal for the next decade. Guided by the insights from their stories, we set a new Moonshot goal focused on Black, Latinx, and Native American teachers and students. By 2032, our goal is to prepare and retain 150K new STEM teachers. We’ll support our network in their quest to prepare teachers who reflect and represent their students and to cultivate workplaces and classrooms of belonging, creating the conditions for all students to thrive in STEM learning.

About the Role

This role provides an opportunity to lead at an exciting inflection point for Beyond100K. As the organization launches its next Moonshot goal, the Chief of People & Operations will have the opportunity to help the organization take the best of what has worked about its internal approach in its first decade, and build on that to help the organization to thrive. The Chief of People & Operations is a member of the Executive Team and reports to the Executive Director. They oversee internal functions of the organization, including our diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts; culture, career development and personnel policies; budgeting and fiscal oversight; coordination of the Executive Team; and the relationship with our fiscal sponsor, Tides. We are intentionally striving to challenge cultures, routines, and practices from a racial justice lens and build a workplace that supports every individual to thrive and contribute to their fullest to our shared mission. Because we are a fiscally sponsored organization, The Chief of People & Operations is able to focus on strategic work without the need to manage compliance, audit, and people operations work. Owning critical internal functions will enable our team members to thrive and us to collectively make progress toward our mission of solving the STEM teacher shortage.

The person who fills this role can be based anywhere geographically in the U.S. but will need to be present for 3-4 day team retreats every 8-12 weeks, most likely held in the New York City region. There is also some travel for core work obligations, including meeting with the team 1:1.

Executive Leadership

  • Serve as a critical thought partner and advisor to the Executive Director
  • Enable on-going, measurable prioritization by the Executive Director and Executive team, ensuring fidelity to the strategic plan and a manageable pace of change for the organization that balances audacious goals, quality execution, and strong, sustainable work culture
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, cultivate an agile, high-functioning Executive Team, strategizing and executing on the arc of work that the Executive Team tackles each year while continuously strengthening processes and relationships
  • Strategically design, plan, and mobilize team to execute effective Executive Team and other leadership and all-staff meetings, including retreats
  • In partnership with the Executive team, problem solve and implement effective change management processes centered on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

Cross-Organizational Leadership

  • Lead and own the organization-wide commitment and work related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. This includes ensuring this commitment is reflected in our organization strategy, internal practices, and centered in our relationships among team members
  • Serve as the manager, mentor, and coach for the Senior Administrative Coordinator whose responsibilities include supporting the Executive Director and the Executive team and will add capacity to this role’s work
  • Serve as a model and champion for a healthy organizational culture and organizational engagement and sharing by building norms practices, and camaraderie that encourage integration and sharing across our team
  • Own and implement internal organization-wide communications and collaboration strategy

Talent Strategy

  • Set and implement an overall talent strategy to ensure that we are hiring, onboarding, empowering, and supporting the growth of our staff in a way that is centered on inclusivity, belonging, happiness, and pursuing audacious impact
  • Steward and refine talent practices to ensure we promote a robust culture of professional growth and development, and people continue to see our organization as a place to grow their career
  • Ensure that organizational values and the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are embedded in the design of our systems, and processes and programming with internal and external stakeholders
  • Establish a measurable prioritization framework and performance review process that enables staff to mobilize their work and meet audacious goals.
  • Create internal opportunities for learning that equip employees at all levels with the tools they need to be successful in their roles.
  • Ensure the existence of a positive workplace environment that supports staff engagement, a sustainable and healthy work/life mix and optimal performance
  • Ensure that team members have opportunities to grow in their effectiveness through on-going learning, feedback, coaching, and development
  • Manage and coordinate external talent acquisition support, as needed

Operations & Finance

  • Manage the relationship with Tides, our fiscal sponsor, and make sure all internal teams have the systems, rituals, and tools needed to coordinate with and support each other
  • Establish an abundant-minded and transparent budgeting culture to ensure alignment of resources with priorities and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Lead budgeting, budget management, and fiscal oversight for the organization, in partnership with the Tides Center and utilizing our external finance partner; this includes overseeing the financial side of grant reporting
  • Oversee strategy, alignment, and implementation of organization-wide software and tools
  • Managing the operations of our NYC office and remote work policies and support


The Chief of People & Operations will possess the following qualifications:


12+ years of overall professional experience in roles that include some or all of the following:

  • Leading across multiple functions
  • Developing and managing administrative functions of a team or organization (e.g., talent, operations, finance)
  • Leading the development and/or implementation of organization-wide DEIB practices
  • Proactively owning and cultivating an organization culture where people can be themselves and perform at high levels, ideally in a remote context
  • Establishing and maintaining systems, processes and rhythms for improved team functioning, collaboration and culture
  • Proactively identifying and addressing opportunities for improved organizational effectiveness
  • Shepherding an organizational vision to action through strategic development, change management, and team deployment
  • Experience in education, a related social sector, or policy advocacy

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strategic Thinking & Responsible Decision-Making: The ability to interpret, summarize, and synthesize information to create better understanding. The ability to select a path forward, develop appropriate solutions, and take action and responsibility for those actions.
  • Project Management: Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing priorities across teams of people with attention to detail
  • Organizational Leadership: The ability to hold and act upon the organization’s full set of priorities and needs.
  • Change Management: The ability to prepare, equip, and support staff through the transition of goals, processes, or systems.
  • Relationship Development & Management: The ability to build and maintain strong, trusting, and authentic relationships including having strong social awareness to assess how others are feeling and doing
  • Operations & Finance: Strong business acumen and analytical skills with ability to oversee the operational and financial aspects of the organization
  • Racial Justice & Equity Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead staff and organizations in a way that centers racial justice and increases diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Communication: The ability to create written communications and deliver verbal presentations in internal settings to engage and support staff


  • Self-Awareness: Ability to accurately assess one's emotions, strengths, and growth opportunities
  • Growth Mindset: The ability to identify new areas for learning; regularly create and take advantage of learning opportunities; use newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application
  • Self-motivation: The drive to proactively take the initiative, identifying problems and opportunities across your portfolio, developing recommendations, and taking action on those recommendations
  • Adaptability: The ability to respond to change effectively and support others with navigating change
  • Developing Others: The ability to plan and support the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively
  • Passion for Social Change: The drive and desire to contribute to making change in our society, in education and beyond, with interest in social change theories and putting those theories into practice
  • Host not Hero: The perspective of being a network entrepreneurfacilitating and enabling change, not dictating it


Working at Beyond100K

People who thrive at Beyond100K are team-oriented, open-minded, creative, and flexible and possess a strong desire to learn and grow in a feedback-rich environment. Our culture embraces colleagues with genuine warmth, a curiosity to learn, a drive toward excellence, the ability to laugh at themselves, an eagerness for feedback to spur growth and impact, and an interest in co-workers as colleagues and as human beings.

We believe in community. We believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment that is essential to our work. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we collaborate with our partners, support our network, and work together as a team. We aim to build each other up, empower each other, and give each other what we need to grow and thrive. We hope you will join us as we continue to build a diverse organization that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed, valued, and supported.

The salary band for leadership roles at Beyond100K is $130,000-$190,000. This role will pay in that band, commensurate to the experience of the individual who is hired. Benefits are highly competitive including four weeks of paid time off, twelve paid holidays, a week of paid time off at the end of the calendar year, 5% match for retirement contribution, and highly competitive health benefits.

Location: United States (remote)

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Beyond100K, formerly known as 100Kin10, will announce a “Moonshot goal” of preparing and retaining 150,000 new STEM teachers over 10 years.