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The USHCA believes a diversity of experiences and backgrounds is essential to transform urban education. We support equal opportunity for all people and we strongly encourage people with diverse experiences and backgrounds to apply for positions in our organization.

Human Capital Fellow

The USHCA seeks an entrepreneurial and analytical leader to support the organization and its participating districts in measuring, analyzing, and improving human resources’ functionality and human capital outcomes.  As an integral member of the team, the Human Capital Fellow helps participating districts meet an aggressive set of human capital performance metrics through two critical areas: (1) supporting the delivery of on-the-ground consulting and training services from USHCA Partners to district teams to support the design and implementation of their human capital strategy, and (2) the development and execution of a knowledge sharing strategy to connect leaders to an evolving body of research and best practices. The Human Capital Fellow also provides input into the development and refinement of the Academy’s curriculum and toolkit and the evaluation of its programs and offerings.

Specific Responsibilities:

Provides direct coaching and strategic support to HR/HC departments for up to five USHCA school districts, focused on capturing, measuring, analyzing, and improving key human capital performance metrics

  • Creates tools districts can use to implement and improve data processes and analyses
  • Recommends data reporting structures and creates tailored reports for individual school districts to establish and monitor performance metrics
  • Assists districts in implementing the Academy toolkit, with a specific focus on enabling districts to collect, analyze, and use data to drive decision-making
  • Identifies district technology enhancements that would improve reporting and analysis capacity
  • Conducts site visits to each district twice per year and provides ongoing support through phone, webinar and email
  • Attends biannual Academy sessions and trainings and provides direct support to assigned districts in self-assessments to determine performance

Leads knowledge sharing efforts across the USHCA community

  • Stays current with best practices in reforming HR offices and key human capital initiatives that impact teacher and principal quality
  • Identifies trends across USHCA districts and disseminates best practices
  • Leads content strategy for the online learning community
  • Develops and leads webinars

Actively contributes as a core member of the USHCA team

  • Works in partnership with USHCA HC Partners in their direct service to school districts by leveraging USHCA metrics, tools and human capital research and best practices
  • Supports delivery and facilitation of biannual USHCA Convenings; leads and facilitates sessions on metrics, measurements, data reporting, research and promising strategies
  • Provides regular feedback on the progress of assigned districts to USHCA leadership through quarterly data reviews


  • Strong strategic thinking and planning, data analysis and project management skills
  • Familiarity and experience with educational reform in urban school districts and nationally (minimum 2 years experience in an urban district, non-profit, government or related employment preferred)
  • Ability to develop performance metrics, and analyze and interpret data
  • Consulting experience or relevant skills to support practitioners in urban school districts
  • Human Capital or Human Resources experience in a public or charter school environment preferred
  • Master’s degree in education, business, public policy, or other related field preferred

Position Details:

  • Fellows are contracted for up to 240 days per year at a daily rate (up to $110,000 / year)
  • Contracts will be structured based on number of districts served
  • The location for this position is flexible, with the Fellow working from a home office
  • Travel is required – an average of twice per month

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Danielle Pickens at

Note: we are not actively recruiting for this role at the current time, but if you have any questions or would like to submit your resume for future consideration, please do so.