Learning & Development Program Manager

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The Role: 

The Learning & Development Program Manager will design, develop and facilitate innovative yet comprehensive learning opportunities for leaders and individual contributors at Newsela. Reporting to the Director of Learning & Development, this individual will be a thought partner to build an overall L&D strategy to ensure all at Newsela have the right opportunities for development. The first priority for the Learning & Development Program Manager will be to build a coaching program for the Customer Team at Newsela that can be also scaled successfully across the Organization. This will also come with facilitation of the program and providing 1:1 coaching to leaders when a need is identified to ensure our people leaders become more effective leaders and to leverage their leadership capabilities to maximize performance and people potential across teams. Additionally, this role will be a trusted advisor on all things people related across the teams. After this individual completes the development of the coaching program and has scaled to the organization, will then partner with the Director of Learning & Development to identify and create other programs to address needs of Newsela. 

Why You’ll Love This Role:

People are your passion. You enjoy creating learning opportunities to help leaders and individual contributors grow and develop. You get to make an organizational impact. You love to collaborate. You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with many in order to provide consultative guidance with measurable and demonstrable impact. Your work will directly support scaling a progressive People organization in a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company that values diversity, equity, including and belonging. Your work will also directly enable our teams to continue building a high-engagement culture and environment, and will contribute to the effectiveness of leadership across Newsela as a whole. You will have the opportunity to support individual contributors, coach leaders of all levels, and partner with senior executives to achieve business initiatives. You will work autonomously and asynchronously, yet have the support of the team at large. You’ll also be empowered to think big and bring fresh ideas to the organization in order to help us drive high impact that’s measurable and outcome based. In doing so, you will ultimately help enable our company to deliver engaging, culturally responsive learning content to K-12 students and teachers nationwide.

Why We’ll Love You:  

You have six+ years of experience in Learning & Development, and you have proven experience with building, scaling, and program managing successful Learning & Development programs. Experience building an internal coaching program is a plus, as is coaching certification (though this is not required). If you do not have coaching certification, it is important you have a firm grounding in coaching principles, importance in providing coaching and feedback to individuals, etc. You love to use data to drive your decision making, are very focused on measuring the impact (not just satisfaction) of the programs you deliver, and you have experience building to scale. You understand how to incorporate your knowledge of learning design and adult learners into the design, build, and delivery of learning programs. You get excited about both the design and strategy of learning programs as well as personally delivering or facilitating training. You’re a proven problem-solver who is able to identify trends or issues within a team and orchestrate and/or implement solutions that leverage people/talent/process to address the core factors influencing the team and business goals. You’re comfortable navigating ambiguity, embracing change, and shifting priorities pragmatically. You have supported HR partners when needs arise and always have a DEIB mindset when managing programs and providing support. You have an understanding of HR processes (including but not limited to hiring, career pathing, performance management talent management, DEIB, etc.) and supporting business functions, especially with customer facing teams. You’re familiar with navigating Google Workspace, UltiPro, Slack, Greenhouse, and Monday.com. 

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Newsela offers the opportunity to join various affinity groups operated by members of each community to help facilitate an inclusive and diverse workplace where all people are valued.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
In addition to weekly virtual wellness events (guided meditation, yoga, etc.), we offer virtual group discussion sessions with a licensed therapist to help navigate a variety of topics and challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Newsela provides an Inclusive Care Stipend to help offset some of the fees associated with adoption.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Every year we bring Newsela's youngsters to our offices for our Take Your Child to Newsela Day. It's one of our favorite days of the year, filled with crafts, story time, workshops, and even yoga!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
We provide free daily breakfast. Employees can select from our cereal bar, yogurts, oatmeal, fruit, granola bars and unlimited cold brew on tap!
Game Room
Our teams love to take time to challenge each other to a game of ping pong or pool throughout the day, and maybe even a ping pong tournament every now and then.
Stocked Kitchen
Newsela has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and all of the flavored seltzer you can handle. You might even be able to catch a Top Chef competition every now and then.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
All remote employees receive a monthly tech allowance to put towards making their home office setup the best it can be.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All employees receive an annual stipend to put towards professional development or learning courses and resources. We also hold bi-monthly manager training sessions.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer an annual stipend to encourage all employees to keep learning!
Time allotted for learning

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