Welcome to the Talent Division
The Talent Division is the keeper of the OUSD employee experience.  We are responsible for recruiting, hiring and impeccably supporting OUSD's more than 4,500 active employees to ensure a healthy and stable workforce that can effective serve Oakland's children and families to ensure every student and every family thrives!  
We provide services ranging from one-on-one employee consultation and assistance, to strategic support for schools and departments provided by cross-functional network teams.   
Talent Division staff serving schools, departments and employees are organized into two departments:   
Talent Management Department 
Aaron Townsend, Deputy Chief, Talent Management
Strategic support for Educational and Leadership effectiveness, including 
    • Recruitment 
    • Educational Effectiveness Support and Development
    • Leadership Effectiveness Support and Development
Human Resources Operations & Staffing Department
Tara Gard, Executive Director, HR Operations and Staffing
Operations support for organizational effectiveness and accountability, including: 
We are here to support you, whether you run the department or are just starting with OUSD!

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Talent Offices
510-879-0202 - ph
510-879-0228 - fax 
1000 Broadway, Suite 295 
Oakland CA 94607