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Oakland Unified School District

Talent Vision Mission and Core Values


OUSD will be the premier education employer in the greater Bay Area, dedicated to ensuring that all children and families in Oakland thrive.


It is the responsibility of the Talent Division to find, keep and grow extraordinary adults to work for Oakland's children.  We are the guardians of the employee experience; we work to ensure employees feel valued and supported and that they have opportunities to develop, excel and be recognized for their efforts. 

Core Values


We do what it takes to achieve results.

Well Being

We value a balance between our work and personal lives, and we truly believe
that happy and well-balanced people perform best.

In Service of Children & Families

Our work is driven by what is best for students, families and our community.


To maximize our collective impact, we inspire, challenge and support each other to be our best
and sustain our effort.  We value and care about each other, operate with a generosity of spirit,
and have fun in the process of working together.

Growth & Development

We are committed to getting better every day in all that we do, as individuals and as teams.