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Director of Talent Development

| Chicago
ActiveCampaign is one of the fastest growing tech companies in Chicago revolutionizing marketing automation. Our software allows all users, from small companies to enterprise, the power to make smarter business decisions based on data-driven analytics. We are on our way to being the Chicago-based company everyone wants to join.
We are looking for an experienced Talent & Learning Development professional to be part of our exciting journey. The Director of Talent Development will be a key contributor to enabling organizational performance and effectiveness by developing/implementing strategies and programs focused on continuous learning and development. The Director will help shape company-wide talent strategies and initiatives that aim to engage, align, develop and retain the necessary talent to achieve ActiveCampaign’s strategic goals.

The overall goal is to build organizational capacity and capability by strengthening individual skills and competencies, reinforcing a culture of high performance, and fostering an environment where employees can grow their careers and do their best work.

What your day could consist of:

  • Assessing the organization’s learning and development needs across all levels. Identify mission critical skills. 
  • Recommending, developing and implementing customized learning strategies to meet near and long-term capability/skill requirements.
  • Leading progressive thinking around career pathing and laddering so that career growth is transparent and managed effectively across the organization. 
  • Leading/managing a talent review process to identify high potential talent and develop learning plans to build bench strength.
  • Supporting the performance management and goal setting process each year by facilitating training, coaching, and providing process and system support.
  • Coaching managers to create development plans for team members designed to provide growth opportunities in role through on-the-job learning, special projects, formal training, etc.
  • Maintaining proactive and ongoing awareness of industry trends and developments as well as functional best practices.
  • Communicating compelling and useful information to the organization, as appropriate.
  • When necessary, recommending outside vendors and external programming.

What is needed:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of learning and organizational development experience
  • Ability and willingness to be a strategist but also a hands-on trainer and facilitator
  • Proven success in building out a talent development function from the ground up and within a fast-scaling environment
  • Proven success in effectively partnering with a wide range of diverse functions across the organization, including Sales and Technology teams
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Creativity in designing compelling learning programs
  • Proven success with executive/leadership development
  • Excellent coaching, consultation and facilitation skills

We continually invest in our employees and offer comprehensive benefits including 100% coverage of your medical premiums and 50% for dependents, open vacation policy, fully paid maternity and paternity leave, 401k matching, catered lunches every day in a kitchen stocked with snacks and fresh fruit, free CTA or Metra passes, and a DIVVY bike membership (to name a few). At ActiveCampaign, we are committed to maintaining a culture that is inclusive and diverse. Our colleagues foster an environment that is warm, supportive, and helpful where we treat each other exceptionally well. We are looking to add curious, driven, and creative individuals to our team who are ready to grow with us!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • LaravelFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • TrelloManagement
    • ActiveCampaignCRM

Location

Beautiful Chicago Loop Office overlooking State Street with views of the lake and Millennium Park and is minutes from the Metra & CTA.

What are ActiveCampaign Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Life/Disability Insurance. Catered Lunches. Open Vacation Policy. Relocation Packages. Dual monitor & stand-up desk workstation. FOND Membership. Work/Life Balance. Competitive Salaries.

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