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El Segundo, CA

Learning & Development Manager at GoGuardian (El Segundo, CA or Remote)

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At GoGuardian, we’re helping share the future of digital learning by providing educators, students, and schools with tools to create engaging and equitable learning environments. Together, we build innovative solutions to empower students, deliver insights, and encourage experimentation. With employees around the globe, we’re committed to building a culture of inclusivity, curiosity, and courage. GoGuardian’s growth is fast and ever-evolving, and our teams are growing along with it — always ready to experiment and learn. 

While this job posting uses "El Segundo, CA" as the location, please note this role is currently being recruited for remote work or reporting to headquarters if within commuting distance. 

The People Learning and Development Manager is an exciting opportunity to help GoGuardian build a robust Learning and Development program. Our goal is to help every Guardian move toward their highest potential and be ready to take on ever expanding challenges as the company grows toward fulfilling our vision of creating the ultimate learning platform. We are looking for a motivated, mission-driven, professional who will set GoGuardian’s continuous learning and development strategies in a way that supports our values of growth towards one’s highest potential.

What You'll Do

  • Focus on creating an exceptional corporate level employee learning and development experience
  • Develop a learning strategy and an annual learning plan in collaboration with HR and company leaders that is bold and innovative and aligned with annual business priorities
  • Develop a multi-year talent development roadmap that aligns with the overarching People strategy of promoting growth through talent, culture, and performance coaching. Ensure this is represented as part of a strategic roadmap
  • Co-create and support GoGuardian’s leadership development program to accelerate the development and readiness of senior leaders - including succession planning, calibration process, and mentoring programs for all levels of leadership from managers to c-suite executives
  • Cultivate a learning organization that moves individuals towards their maximum potential. This approach should help Guardians drive scale and strengthen engagement and retention
  • Develop and recommend a comprehensive learning channel approach that allows Guardians access to a mix of learning opportunities; classroom, live-and-online, self-paced e-learning, workshops, and blended methodologies
  • Collaborate with company leaders and monitor industry insights to forecast critical skill gaps and ensure optimal learning priorities
  • Develop GoGuardian learning paths to support Guardians in their career journeys along the established job architecture frameworks already in place
  • Work with HR Business Partners and GoGuardian leaders to build learning programs in a matrixed company that includes several dual reporting relationships
  • Develop program evaluation tools that measure the effectiveness and return on investment of GoGuardian’s Learning & Development programs
  • Improve LMS capabilities and refresh development content on an ongoing basis 
  • Oversee all of the company's mandatory training programs, ensuring compliance and engagement

Who You Are

  • Proven learning and leadership development experience; preferably in a tech environment
  • Track record of building learning programs from scratch for various functional units
  • Professional experience and learning theory in practical manner, including ability to adapt concepts into culturally-appropriate learning programs
  • Executive presence and ability to build trusted relationships and motivate employees at all levels
  • Proven results in delivering and evaluating the effectiveness of organizational development and learning programs
  • Expertise in leveraging Learning Management Systems for an optimal learning experience
  • Passionate customer service orientation with an ability to make things happen
  • Knowledge of contemporary HR and L&D research and practices
  • Ability to navigate a dynamic work environment
  • Growth mindset
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in both verbal and written communications across multiple formats
  • End-to-end program management skills
  • BA or BS degree required, an advanced degree is nice to have

What We Offer

  • A varied and challenging role in a multinational and highly innovative company
  • A robust benefits package including health insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, employee stock option plan, paid parental leave, 13 paid company holidays, and much more
  • Development and further training opportunities for shaping and realizing your career goals
  • Exceptional colleagues with a passion for EdTech

GoGuardian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. GoGuardian does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

GoGuardian Benefits Overview

We believe there is no better investment than in the health and wellness of our employees. With benefits like flexible PTO, yoga and meditation classes, and professional development stipends, it’s easy to relax, unwind, and align. Your growth is our priority, both inside and outside the office!

Volunteer in local community
GoGuardian participates in local volunteer activities such as AngelHacks Hackathon, Teens Exploring Technology (TXT) and LA Food Bank.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
GoGuardian's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has five focus areas to drive meaningful and lasting change in Community, Communication, Talent, Product & Education.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
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
Wellness Programs
On-site meditation twice per week
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Team fitness initiatives include weekly in-office yoga classes
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for all parents who have been with the company for one year.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We offer a flexible time off policy for full-time exempt employees. Full-time non-exempt employees accrue 3 weeks of PTO annually. We also offer a paid 2 week end of the year holiday break.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

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