Jul 21, 2022

Senior Director of Leadership Development, New Verticals

  • Chief
  • New York, NY | Miami, FL | San Francisco, CA | Boston, MA | Washington DC | Los Angeles, CA | Remote Eligible (US based)

Job Description

About us:

Chief is changing the face of leadership. Our mission: build the most powerful network focused on connecting and supporting women leaders. Our members are VP and C-level executives across every industry who are leading their companies today and building a more equitable tomorrow. Chief was recently recognized as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2021, and you can read more about us in Forbes or watch us on the Today Show.

Launched in early 2019, Chief is a Series B stage start-up backed by General Catalyst, Inspired Capital, Primary Ventures, CapitalG, and other top-tier investors. The Chief network includes 12,000+ members from across the United States. We are headquartered in New York City with additional Flagship spaces in Los Angeles, Chicago, and, soon, San Francisco.

We are tech-powered. Our members make meaningful connections, engage in compelling discussions, and view our unique content through our digital platform. Our Product and Technology teams are building the future of that platform, with data and insights at its heart.

About the New Verticals Team:  

The New Verticals Team’s mission is to extend the power of Chief to our biggest and most impactful opportunities. We work to research, design, innovate, build, and launch products and services that contribute to our mission of changing the face of leadership.

About the Role:  

Chief is seeking an experienced Leadership Development leader to create the leadership development arm for a new vertical currently in incubation. The leader will create a portfolio of member-facing training, content, and resources, and develop a broad perspective on how to learn critical and universal leadership competencies. You will drive the content strategy and roadmap for our new vertical, leveraging best-in-class leadership IP, research, partnerships, and existing Chief content while building for a unique and ownable user experience. This role is critical to setting the strategic direction of our learning and leadership IP. It will report directly to the GM, New Verticals and partner with Chief’s internal Learning and Growth and Core Leadership Development teams.

What you’ll do: 

  • Define and execute a comprehensive vision and learning strategy that supports our business objectives and the needs of members
  • Identify, assess and build strategy around the learning, development and leadership needs of women in the workplace
  • Define a point of view on leadership skills required for Executive Leadership via research, development, partnerships and best-in-class practices
  • Stand up a learning infrastructure and tools to enable learning and development at scale
  • Design formal and informal learning opportunities including, but not limited to workshops, on-demand learning, coaching circles, etc.
  • Create innovative and ownable leadership content, including topics, training, exercises, and takeaways
  • Create training materials for trainers and facilitators to deliver the learning experiences
  • Define roadmaps and timelines to ensure content is created and delivered for key moments in a users’ journey
  • Partner with the Product, Technology, and Design teams to determine how to surface content and learning materials for ease of use and optimal impact
  • Outline the goals and impact of the learning journey; develop a methodology for measuring impact and effectiveness of the program 
  • Continue to adapt, iterate, and refine our strategy, solutions, and content based on member feedback and impact to ensure results meet objectives
  • Stay connected with the learning and development community to keep current on trends and interesting developments in this field, enabling Chief to experiment with cutting edge ideas

What you’ve done and enjoy doing:

  • Extensive experience designing, creating, and implementing impactful learning journeys
  • Experience working with subject-matter experts outside your own area of content expertise to build out learning programs and experiences
  • Experience adapting content for new markets, users, or needs, and designing learning programs that can scale
  • Have tried and tested methodologies for teaching content that is impactful for the learner
  • An entrepreneurial spirit – you love to dig into opportunities: designing, innovating and building for the user and challenges they face
  • Goal-oriented — you set clear and measurable objectives and move with intention, speed, and precision
  • The ability to become a trusted and respected business partner recognized for developing a strong point of view and best practices for developing leadership skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced/startup environment with multiple initiatives
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Why You'll Want to Work Here:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Full medical, dental, and vision packages, 401(k)
  • Experience as an early member of a startup team with exciting early traction
  • Opportunity to work for a startup focused on driving real change for women in business
  • Opportunity to create and attend inspiring experiences and events with leaders of the industry
  • Access to our ongoing virtual Chief member exclusive content, including workshops, thought leadership, and iconic speakers
  • Wellness, Work from home and Learning Stipends

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