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New York (NY), New York
Employer:  A+E Networks
City:  New York
State:  New York (NY)
Zip Code:  10001

Director, People Development & Learning

Join the A+E People Team as we embark on an exciting journey to find, grow and keep great talent. As the Head of People Management & Learning you will develop and implement innovative, creative, high-impact people management and learning strategies that enable organizational rigor and agility to drive outstanding business performance. In this new position you will collaborate with People Partners, Total Rewards, HCM & People Analytics, and employees and managers to evolve and scale our learning solutions and development programs. Additionally you will lead Performance Management and People Review & Succession, exploring best in class practices for a continuous feedback culture and making talent an ongoing strategic discussion.


Multi-platform Planning:

Evolve and scale ME+, A+E’s global learning framework, and develop skills and capabilities to address gaps and align with growth strategy including management & leadership development and diversity and conscious inclusion offerings for multiple employee audiences.
Lead and implement a modern performance management process having recently experimented with shifting away from traditional annual ratings and reviews towards greater focus on goal planning (using OKRs) and feedback and coaching.
Reimagine and drive the people (talent) review & succession planning including identification, engagement and growth strategies of high potential and emerging talent. Build tools, processes and communication plans that support these work streams.
Develop and implement people management processes and build capability models to leverage within people lifecycle: on-boarding, promotion, retention, performance management, people review and succession.
Partner within the People Team to assess and develop specific learning approaches to meet specific division or functional needs including leadership coaching and external offerings.
Provide research, analysis, consultation and recommendations for continuous improvement through key industry subscriptions, conferences and external networking/benchmarking.
Manage learning registration portal and communication process, as well as, timely employee nomination submission to external industry leadership programs.


On our team, you'll have the opportunity to innovate and learn. You will learn. You will not be alone. You’ll have an opportunity to build transformational technology solutions & supporting core areas of business. Also, you’ll be able to seek out new technologies and implement them where they make sense. In addition, you’ll be able to build & manage a strong team of Business Analysts that understand our business and are eager to push the envelope wherever possible. Finally, you’ll be exposed to various A+E departments and stakeholders to learn the goals, needs and direction so you can become a trusted partner.


10 years + in Talent Management, Leadership Development, Inclusion & Diversity, L&D and Organization Effectiveness experience.
Subject matter expert understanding learning & development solutions, leadership development and competency application.
Experience in facilitation, coaching, and leading team/organizations in performance improvement strategies that result in higher performance.
Coaching certification and experience facilitating a variety of assessment and personality tools and methods.
Must be able to flex between hands-on and strategic operating; serve as a senior level individual contributor tapping into the broader People Team and organization to get things done.
Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Communications)


If you’ve read this far, you’re likely a great fit for us…and maybe you’re fluent in sign language, have studied the circus arts or are currently writing a screenplay. If you have a special skill or backstory that might directly or indirectly help you succeed in this role, we’d love to hear about it in your cover letter

Position type:  Full-Time
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