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General Assembly // accelerated learning programs & education
New York, New York    Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020
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Who We Are

Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in todays most in-demand skills. As featured in The Economist, Wired, & The New York Times, GA offers training in software engineering, data, design, business, & more, both online & at campuses around the world. Our global professional community boasts 40,000 full- & part-time alumni & counting. In addition to fostering career growth for individuals, GA helps employers cultivate top tech talent & spur innovation by transforming their teams through strategic learning. More than 21,000 employees at elite companies worldwide have honed their digital fluency with our corporate training programs. GA has also been recognized as one of Deloittes Technology Fast 500, & Fast Company has dubbed us leaders in World-Changing Ideas as well as the #1 Most Innovative Company in Education.

Were hiring a Head of Learning that will set the vision & be accountable for the quality of GAs learning experiences, starting before students even set foot (or eyeballs) into a classroom all the way through their post-course programming. The ideal candidate will be an expert in creating & delivering world class adult learning, & skilled in building digital products or in business management.

You will:

  • Set the vision for world class learning
  • Be accountable for the learning quality of all students
  • Ensure GA continues to build the highest quality curricula
  • Lead our instructor management, instructional design & digital learning product management teams
  • Identify our biggest opportunities to improve, & build compelling cases for initiatives that elevate our student & instructor experiences
  • Shape the way we evolve our technology systems, including student information, learning & content platforms
  • Inspire our worldwide network of instructors & subject matter experts
  • Inspire our employees with the innovation in how we teach
  • Work closely with fellow leaders to set the companys strategy & roadmap
  • Be a senior leader at GA, reporting to the Co-COO

Who you are:

  • An expert in creating & delivering world class adult learning for both in-person & remote audiences. You almost certainly were a teacher or instructor earlier in your career
  • Adept in one of:
    • Building digital products - you are comfortable with the full digital product development lifecycle, including shaping requirements, working across business stakeholders, designers & software engineers, & testing products
    • Business management - you have built data driven investment cases, made data-driven decisions, raised funding and/or managed budgets, & have managed business operations
  • An experienced people manager
  • An inspiring leader & public speaker
  • An impeccable communicator in email, chat, slides or documents
  • Comfortable prioritizing & deprioritizing
  • Experienced in navigating a complex business with 500+ employees
  • Passionate about providing quality employment on-ramps in our rapidly changing world

Key competencies:

  • Drives Vision & Purpose
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Customer Focus
  • Builds Networks
  • Functional/Technical Skills: Instructional Skills
  • digital product development
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