Senior Leadership Development Manager CST/EST (Remote, USA)

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 106,000-127,000 Annually
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We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Senior Leadership Development Manager to join our amazing remote-first and people-first culture at Grafana Labs. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in designing, implementing, and evaluating leadership development programs aimed at enhancing the skills and capabilities of our organization's leaders. This role requires a strategic thinker who can collaborate with key stakeholders to identify leadership development needs, create tailored development plans, and drive initiatives that cultivate a strong leadership pipeline within the organization. We’re a small and scrappy team so this individual will also be a quick learner and willing to pitch in and/or own other talent development, learning or organization development projects. The ideal candidate will have past management experience of their own and experience facilitating leadership development workshops. Storytelling skills are a must! This is a senior individual contributor position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Program Design and Implementation: Design, deliver, and evaluate leadership development programs, workshops, and initiatives that address the identified needs of current and emerging leaders.
  • Talent Assessment and Development: Implement robust assessment tools and methodologies to identify high-potential leaders and create personalized development plans to nurture their growth.
  • Learning Initiatives: Collaborate with internal and external resources to curate learning experiences, including workshops, seminars, e-learning modules, and leadership retreats.
  • Performance Management: Monitor and track the progress of leadership development initiatives, analyze metrics, and provide regular updates to stakeholders on program effectiveness and ROI.
  • Change Management: Support organizational change efforts by providing leadership development interventions that align with change objectives and promote a culture of agility and adaptability.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization, including executives,  People business partners, and department heads to understand their leadership development needs and align initiatives accordingly.
  • Thought Leadership: Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in leadership development and talent management, and integrate them into our programs and practices
  • Coaching and Mentorship: Provide coaching and mentorship to leaders at all levels to enhance their leadership effectiveness, communication skills, and strategic thinking.
  • Facilitation: Facilitate real-time courses and workshops as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Psychology, HR or related field
  • 5+ years of training and curriculum/course design experience with strong instructional design skills focusing on adult learning with at least 2 years of specific leadership development focus
  • 5+ years of experience leading corporate learning and development projects
  • 5+ years of relevant industry, field or software training experience
  • 5+ years management/leadership experience
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Nice to Haves

  • Accredited coaching certification
  • Project/Program management experience and/or certification
  • Experience working with global employees
  • Experience with succession planning 
  • Graduate degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Organization Development or Human Resources Management

What you’ll bring to the role

You’ll bring enthusiasm and polish, along with your proven ability to present to large groups and speak interpersonally with a wide range of personalities, delivering courses and workshops in an engaging, clear and effective manner.  Your internal drive, resourcefulness and flexibility will aid you in working well in an autonomous, hypergrowth environment where priorities sometimes change quickly. Your strong team orientation and desire to go the extra mile will contribute to our culture of commitment to each other and in building an organization that everyone wants to be a part of.

In the United States, the base compensation range for this role is $106,000 - $127,000.  Actual compensation may vary based on level, experience, and skillset as assessed in the interview process. Benefits include equity, bonus (if applicable), and other benefits listed on our careers page.


About Grafana Labs: There are more than 20M users of Grafana, the open source visualization tool, around the globe, monitoring everything from beehives to climate change in the Alps. The instantly recognizable dashboards have been spotted everywhere from a NASA launch and Minecraft HQ to Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Grafana Labs also helps more than 3,000 companies -- including Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase, and eBay -- manage their observability strategies with the Grafana LGTM Stack, which can be run fully managed with Grafana Cloud or self-managed with the Grafana Enterprise Stack, both featuring scalable metrics (Grafana Mimir), logs (Grafana Loki), and traces (Grafana Tempo).


Benefits: For more information about the perks and benefits of working at Grafana, please check out our careers page.


Equal Opportunity Employer: At Grafana Labs we’re building a company where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We know that our company runs on the hard work and the dedication of our passionate and creative employees. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.


We will recruit, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different and unique. We believe that equality and diversity builds a strong organization and we’re working hard to make sure that’s the foundation of our organization as we grow.


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Grafana Labs operates in the Software industry. The company is located in New York, New York. Grafana Labs was founded in 2014. It has 900 total employees. To see all 79 open jobs at Grafana Labs, click here.
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