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Sr Director -Learning & Development (Hybrid)

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Executive  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $124k - $168k  

About Us

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our strategic plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting Faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech’s Faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation’s top 20 universities for research and development spending and is No. 1 among institutions without a medical school. 

Georgia Tech’s Mission and Values

Georgia Tech’s mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do: 

  • Students are our top priority. 
  • We strive for excellence. 
  • We thrive on diversity. 
  • We celebrate collaboration. 
  • We champion innovation. 
  • We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression. 
  • We nurture the well-being of our community. 
  • We act ethically. 
  • We are responsible stewards. 

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good, breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.

Department Information

Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) serves the Institute and its more than 14,000 employees through strategic counsel, employee engagement, and essential human capital management operations. As the people’s unit, GTHR is engaged throughout the employee’s lifetime at Georgia Tech. Our team works with sensitive employee information and assists in the management of complex employee issues. Professionalism and confidence are of the utmost importance within our team. 

What we do:

  • Process payroll and maintain employment data for approximately 14,000 active faculty, staff, and students
  • Strive to attract, recruit, and retain the best talent in the marketplace.
  • Provide immigration, labor, and tax support required for foreign national faculty and staff to work at Georgia Tech and support employees performing services overseas.
  • Leverage a market-driven compensation structure to attract and retain employees.
  • Advise employees and managers regarding work performance and conflict management.

Job Summary

The Senior Director of Learning and Development role is a strategic leader overseeing comprehensive employee development and is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating training policies and programs. This role proactively monitors workforce trends, advises on recruitment and retention strategies, and consults with senior leaders to embed progressive learning initiatives. The Senior Director manages a diverse and talented team of learning professionals, fostering positive relationships while developing workforce growth and compliance strategies. The Senior Director will lead the unit’s workforce in designing, implementing, and assessing ongoing learning programs aligned with operational needs and changing strategic objectives while maintaining relationships with trainers, gathering feedback through surveys, and creating succession planning templates. This role collaborates with departments to develop competencies, ensuring their integration into training programs. Overall, the Senior Director is a dynamic professional driving institutional changes and plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of workplace learning, collaborating with cross-functional teams, industry partners, and thought leaders to deliver impactful, forward-thinking initiatives.


  • Job Duty 1
    • Manage the learning and development team, facilitate campus-wide learning ecosystems, identify the educational needs of all personnel based on the assessment of needs and the institution’s strategic initiatives, and develop communications and marketing materials.
  • Job Duty 2
    • Lead comprehensive employee development functions to align with organizational goals; collaborate with leadership and other resources to develop department-specific competencies and incorporate them into training programs and initiatives.
  • Job Duty 3
    • Directs planning, development, and implementation of training policies for diverse faculty and staff. Develops and coordinates the development and delivery of comprehensive professional development content in various forums, including but not limited to live workshops, written training content, virtual online workshops, and interactive e-learning
  • Job Duty 4
    • Monitor workforce trends, advise on recruitment and retention strategies, develop strategies for growing a diverse and talented workforce, ensuring compliance. Develop and measure success/impact such as business results, retention, engagement, ROI, enhanced internal talent pipeline, and new behaviors demonstrated.
  • Job Duty 5
    • Create and implement professional development programs aligning with operational needs; design and implement learning strategies that will address organizational needs, establishing and aligning with career mobility for employees at every stage of their careers. Assess feedback from surveys, maintain relationships with trainers, and develop templates for succession planning.
  • Job Duty 6
    • Introduce ongoing learning programs to support changing strategic objectives; leverage LMS to provide targeted learning paths based on identified needs.
  • Job Duty 7
    • Consult with senior leaders, academic and administrative, to embed progressive learning strategies and drive institutional changes.
  • Job Duty 8
    • Mentor and lead a team of learning professionals, fostering positive relationships
  • Job Duty 9
    • Develop strategies for growing a diverse and talented workforce, ensuring compliance. Assess feedback from surveys, maintain relationships with trainers, and develop templates for succession planning. Manage the learning and development team, facilitate campus-wide learning ecosystems, and develop communications and marketing materials.
  • Job Duty 10
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

  • Master’s degree with a concentration in training and development, human resources management, organizational development, business administration, or related field 

Required Experience

  • Ten or more years of job-related experience in learning and development roles, inclusive of at least five years’ experience in assessing, researching, designing, developing, and evaluating training products, services, and solutions and five years of people management experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience

  • Work experience in higher education, non-profit, or public sector organization

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Certifications, Licenses or Permits:

Current certifications in Situational Leadership II, DISC, Strengths Finder, MBTI, Franklin Covey, and/or 360 assessments

Proposed Salary

Pay Range: $124,153-$168,847/yr.

Job Grade: A14 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Collaboration and interpersonal skills: Ability to work effectively with staff, trainees, subject matter experts, and organizational leaders through teamwork.
  • Learning strategies: Capability to select appropriate training methods for different situations.
  • Customer service orientation: Ability to assess customer needs, meet quality standards, and evaluate satisfaction.
  • Collegiality and diversity: Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies and communities.
  • The job requires occasional travel up to 10% or more of the time.


  • Business acumen: Understanding of business operations and budget planning to align training with organizational goals.
  • Education and training knowledge: Understanding of curriculum and training design principles, teaching methods, and training effects measurement.
  • Administration and management expertise: Knowledge of strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources management.
  • Personnel and HR knowledge: Familiarity with recruitment, selection, training, compensation, employee relations, and personnel information systems.


  • Communication proficiency: Clear communication and instructional skills to convey information to diverse audiences.
  • Critical thinking and decision-making: Evaluate and improve training programs, materials, and methods to meet organizational needs.
  • Instructional and leadership skills: Familiarity with teaching fundamentals and the ability to lead courses, seminars, and teams
  • Strong critical thinking, decision-making, interpersonal, organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Self-motivation and confidentiality: Self-driven with the capacity to handle confidential material professionally.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for all. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities.

Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. Further, Georgia Tech prohibits citizenship status, immigration status, and national origin discrimination in hiring, firing, and recruitment, except where such restrictions are required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or Attorney General directive or where they are required by Federal, State, or local government contract.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our University’s work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology’s policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (usg.edu).

Other Information

  • This is a supervisory position.
  • This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.
  • This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
  • This position does not require a security clearance.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Background Check

Successful candidate must be able to pass a background check. Please visit  http://policylibrary.gatech.edu/employment/pre-employment-screening