GitHub Sr. L&D Consultant

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At GitHub, we want to help everyone build better software, which is why we’re creating a company where anyone, regardless of what they look like or where they come from, can grow and succeed. We believe that when people with different perspectives, life experiences, and identities join us and thrive, we can build better products for developers all around the world. Our company reflects the global community that we serve.

As we continue to grow as a company, one of the biggest challenges we face is effectively scaling how we work to deliver amazing value for more and more diverse developers. Our people managers are uniquely positioned to help GitHub scale by focusing on building great teams. We want to empower our managers to create the space for themselves and their teams to learn and grow together.

We’re looking for a Senior Learning & Development Specialist to focus on the growth and capability of our Manager population - Someone who’s passionate about empowering Managers to build great teams through community development and focused learning experiences.

Who you are:

  • You’ve been committed to developing programs and initiatives that build and strengthen a diverse and inclusive distributed workforce, and you love both the scrappy and strategic elements of your work.
  • You’ve diplomatically challenged mindsets and inspired new points of view and removed systemic and cultural roadblocks to leave a lasting, positive impact on an organization.
  • You’re a bit of a data and communications geek with a penchant for using all available channels to make even the most complex of concepts easier to understand.
  • You have a growth mindset -- you approach everything as a learning opportunity and you’re excited to create something new.
  • And you’re great at bringing others along with you on a journey and working collaboratively.

What success looks like:
We’ll be looking for the person who takes this role to make progress against the following objectives within the first six months in role.

Note: The bulleted actions/responsibilities under each objective below are examples only and not intended to be exclusive/exhaustive - Exactly how you achieve these objectives will ultimately be up to you, in consultation with the hiring manager.

1. Refine and launch an 18-month “learning journey” for GitHub Managers (example elements: Manager Meetup experience (virtual/or in-person); new manager onboarding; rhythm of the business trainings (rewards, career, performance mgmt); manager boosts (topical learning moments, inclusive leadership coaching, etc.)

2. Strengthen our Manager Community, as measured by engagement in Community forums/events/initiatives

3. Identify a strategy to scale the Community (e.g. through internal influencers)

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Focus on the full manager development learning journey from onboarding, integration to ongoing development and the manager community
  • Champion and scale people manager learning initiatives and communities globally across a diverse and remote company
    Create, coordinate, program manage, deliver and maintain the manager learning journey/roadmap from new manager to experienced manager
  • Evolve, maintain and sustain the manager squads and community. Provide the right amount of support and development to Sponsors, Captains and Squad leads
  • Establish metrics and goals that measure the quality and effectiveness of the manager experience
  • Develop strong relationships with HR colleagues, business partners and stakeholders to identify manager development needs based on multiple inputs (data, research, history, innovative learning methods, etc.) to improve their effectiveness
  • Coach for manager effectiveness and team interventions
  • Leverage and maximize the learning and development technologies to reach our global and distributed workforce
  • Partner with HR to understand needs/gaps of managers to improve effectiveness - bringing forward relevant and innovative solutions
  • Implement a multi-year L&D proposal for the manager audience, partnering with the other L&D specialist to ensure all up L&D strategy is comprehensive and aligned to the company goals
  • Lead Manager events (i.e. Manager Meetup) - design and implementation
  • Partner with Microsoft Learning to bring forward, relevant Manager experiences ensuring accuracy and relevancy to Hubber culture
  • Design and implement ROB trainings, as needed across the audiences
  • Partner with internal communications to build out the manager communications strategy and execute together
  • Promote and advocate for learning in the flow of work through resources/support to managers that helps them identify how to create the time and space for learning
  • Empower managers to invest in their learning journey through consistent, relevant, timely and discoverable resources
  • Manage vendor relationships
  • Facilitate workshops, offsites, onboarding and other training events, as needed

Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following: project management, instructional design, data analysis, interpersonal communication, consulting and facilitation
  • Experience creating and delivering programs to develop managers through formal and informal methods
  • Experience as a people manager
  • Experience consulting with and influencing senior leaders and stakeholders, with a proven track record of establishing relationships, being a trusted advisor and strategic partner
  • Experience in facilitation and adapting content and conversations to meet the needs of your audience
  • Experience designing and delivering learning programs to reflect knowledge in adult learning principles, both inside and outside of traditional classroom environments and for a distributed workforce
  • Knowledge of core learning theories, frameworks, assessments
  • Experience designing and delivering learning solutions for a distributed workforce
  • Ability to define, scope and track metrics - using data to support the learning story

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, and to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

Customer Obsessed - Trust by Default - Ship to Learn - Own the Outcome - Growth Mindset - Global Product, Global Team - Anything is Possible - Practice Kindness

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where many Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The rest of our Hubbers work remotely around the globe. Check out an updated list of where we can hire here:

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Please note that benefits vary by country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.


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