About Sora

The US education system is broken, and we’re building its replacement. Sora is a no-compromises approach to building the best high school in the world.

Traditional high schools have always done the same thing: make students memorize content, test them, score them, and rank them. As a result, students are losing their creativity, motivation, and are unprepared to succeed in the real world.

Sora is a high school, reimagined. At Sora, students work on passion-based projects. They get to create whatever they imagine. They don't attend lecture-based classes or read old textbooks—they're building video games, writing fantasy novels, conducting scientific research, and more! We connect them with titans of industries to expose them to new careers and fields of study. Students don’t just cover the full breadth of academic subjects. They also develop important soft skills, learn about financial literacy, philosophy, and more. Our school is organized into small, tight-knit cohorts so every group of students and faculty can feel close and engaged in their community.

We’re accelerating students toward their wildest dreams and can't wait for you to join us!

Job Description

Our team is looking for a Head of People to help us intelligently accelerate into our next phase of growth without sacrificing our values or culture. This candidate should be comfortable leading and building teams in both people ops and talent (including batch hiring for dual populations). This role will work closely with the c-suite leadership.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  1. Define people operations policies for our quickly growing, global workforce. These challenges include location-based pay, country-specific hiring regulations, promotion schedules, healthcare, benefits, and professional development/training across our very different employee populations.
  2. Comfortable standardizing hiring practices across the organization. This will include the more traditional startup roles (design, engineering, finance) but also batch hiring for dozens of educators.
  3. Working with C-suite and various teams to develop hiring and people ops plans to achieve company goals.
  4. Embrace your role as a thought-leader on developing remote-first company culture—with tasteful use of in-person events like retreats and off-sites.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  1. 6+ years of experience in People Operations and/or Talent Acquisition.
  2. Prior experience working at a fast-growing, earlier-stage startup.
  3. Embraces global, remote work culture.
  4. Experience working in a company with very different employee populations.
  5. Someone who can make hard decisions with empathy.