Director, People Development - #156935


Date: 02/24/2021 01:00 AM

City: Brooklyn, New York

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Company Description

As an Etsy employee, you can do the work you love, be yourself, and make an impact in the lives of millions. Our commitments to diversity and inclusion, team culture and the spaces where we work all reflect our mission to keep commerce human

Job Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

We are seeking a strategic leader for Etsy’s People Development team who is dedicated to providing purposeful learning experiences that will expand the minds and skills of our employees. You will drive engaging development experiences that help our talent continuously improve and as a result, contribute to the business in new and substantial ways.

This is a full-time position located in Brooklyn, NY, reporting to the Sr. Director People Strategy & DEI. We’re also open to remote hires within all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska.

About the Role

In this role you will:

  • Implement tailored employee development experiences by assessing our organizational business in relation to employee learning and development, from hire to extended tenure.

  • Build - and annually improve - an innovative, future-fit, and measurable roadmap to address employee learning needs.

  • Lead the development of learning programs from scratch, making thoughtful decisions about when to engage quality outside vendors versus when to build internally.

  • Learn the intricacies of our business environment by developing strong relationships across the company.

  • Collaborate with the HRBP team to ensure we’re crafting and deploying training efforts that address the needs of our partners while planning for the future.

  • Educate cross-departmental leadership, promoting wide-spread awareness and understanding of our people development strategy and programs.

  • Monitor program participation and platform utilization, crafting communications or strategies to build awareness and increase participation. Assess which initiatives to bolster and which to proactively discontinue.

  • Harness data and tangible outcomes to demonstrate the impact of the people development programs and encourage future initiatives.

  • Benchmark validated practices and emerging trends - aligned to macro trends in the world and within the L&D community - to make recommendations and pivot program design, launch dates, or communications when needed.

  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.

For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


Ideally you'll bring:

  • 10+ years of success building and scaling L&D and talent programs for multiple organizations.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, redefining those insights into critical decisions.

  • Ability to clearly package and present sophisticated analyses and recommendations.

  • Project and partner management abilities, including creating and monitoring goals, prioritizing initiatives, and developing an impactful cadence for updating and educating partners and senior end users.

  • Experience with project management tools, Learning Management Systems, and various software programs such as Lessonly, Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Articulate, Elucidat, etc.

  • A trust in and commitment to Etsy’s vision, mission and values.

Additional Information

What's Next
If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you’ve hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you’re all about.

Our Promise
At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

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