VP of People & Operations

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Operations | Full-time


What is CodeHS?

CodeHS is a comprehensive program for helping schools teach computer science. We provide web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development.


The mission of CodeHS is to empower all students to meaningfully impact the future.

We believe that in the 21st century, coding is a foundational skill, just like reading and writing. That’s why we say: Read, Write, Code. We do this by providing great curriculum, tools, and resources to teachers, students, and schools to implement high quality computer science programs. We believe that everyone should get the chance to learn coding, and that it’s a skill that provides limitless creative opportunity to students. We want to help make computer science education fun and accessible, and believe you need both great tools as well as a great community to make this happen. We do this through our support for teachers, students and schools, with the help our dedicated team and amazing tutors.

Must be authorized to work in the US and based in the US.

VP of People & Operations Job Description

The VP of People & Operations is responsible for HR and operational functions at the company. This position would report to the CEO and be part of the executive team. This position would be both a manager, but also expected to work on projects since the operations department is currently small. This is an in office role, with possible discussion of hybrid setup. However, in-person work, office, events, are part of the role.

Role and responsibilities include:

  • Manager of operations team
  • Help manage overall company performance management
  • Oversee HR of ~70 person company, including escalated issues
  • Work on company wide training, onboarding, offboarding, development
  • Help with managing company policies across a hybrid/distributed team
  • Help with day-to-day operational items across a wide range of areas
  • Help oversee benefits including health insurance and 401k
  • Compliance, such as state registrations
  • Manage overall processes related to privacy agreements with districts
  • Manage, review, and negotiate contracts with schools and districts
  • Work on business insurance as needed
  • Help develop company culture both for the HQ office and distributed team
  • Help streamline company proceses
  • Help oversee offices, working with operations team members
  • Help oversee company events, working with operations team members


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • 3-7 years operations and HR experience
  • Very digitally savvy
  • Excellent learner, and adapts to new situations
  • Travel - 10-15%


  • Competitive

Company Values

Encourage Teaching and Learning

CodeHS is about providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities in computer science for students all over the world. We value creating fun, accessible and creative learning experiences for teachers, for students, and for team members at CodeHS. We believe that education--and specifically coding--within the formal K-12 system, the higher-education system, and beyond has the power to allow everyone to unlock their full potential.

Create a Direct Positive Impact

At CodeHS we value creating a direct positive social impact with our work. We work directly with students, teachers, schools and districts to implement computer science classes. Through building great curriculum, tools and resources to allow high schools to teach computer science, we can create a direct educational benefit to students to help explore the limitless world of computing. We believe that expanding access to computer science education will empower students to take an active role in creating the future.

Make It Fun and Creative

Bringing fun and creativity to every aspect of our work is a main focus for us at CodeHS. It starts with a fun, friendly and accessible curriculum, that allows students the opportunity to build creatively and engage in thoughtful problem solving. We also focus on developing a creative and fun environment to work in, and think that this allows us to bring novel approaches to challenging problems. Computing is about logic--but it’s also about creativity--and we hope to share that excitement with teachers and students through CodeHS.

CodeHS is an equal opportunity employer. CodeHS maintains a drug-free workplace.