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Guild Education // platform bringing educational opptys to blue collar workers
Denver, San Francisco, or New York    Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Guild is hiring for a VP, Strategic Planning to play a central role in setting Guilds corporate strategic roadmap. Working closely with leaders from across Guild, this leader will help drive consensus on the right short-, medium-, & long-term objectives & strategies to optimize Guilds competitive position & mission attainment. 

Guild operates on the cutting edge of the Future of Work, partnering with the United States largest companies to innovate on how to educate & upskill millions of employees. As an innovator in this space, there are considerable options for Guild to define the space -- with many potential go-forward strategies & no predetermined path.

As the leader of Guilds Strategic Planning function, you will:

  • Define, maintain & evolve a best-in-class strategic planning discipline & process across Guild, determining how to best set strategies in a complex business environment
  • Facilitate the annual & quarterly formal planning processes, drawing perspective from the full Guild leadership team & advancing consensus on roadmap & priorities
  • Lead the research & analysis process for key strategic decisions that require further decisioning, providing perspective on competing strategic opportunities to determine ideal decisions
  • Drive the communication & enrollment strategy to ensure that all members of Guild, not just those setting the strategy, can leverage the strategic plan to clearly guide their contributions at Guild
  • Build the Strategic Planning function from the ground-up, identifying ideal team construction & profiles to best support these initiatives as a team

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • 10+ years of total experience in management consulting, corporate strategy or similar
  • Experience in setting strategic roadmaps, ideally at a corporate level, but also potentially at a product or department level
  • Strong senior communication, influence & group facilitation skills, challenging a group on incoming views to drive the best end outcomes
  • Inclination to be a builder, helping establish processes & develop teams from 0 to 1 to beyond
  • A drive to work hard & a plan for how you can refresh/recharge while working in a startup
  • Something else? Wonderful, were curious to learn more about you!

About Guild:

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities & education institutions. Guilds proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit & our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. 

We also just became the latest female-led company to hit a $1billion valuation & the only B-corp with those qualifications.  Our Series D round was led by Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners chairman & former CEO of AMEX, & joined by Emerson Collective, LeadEdge Capital, & Iconiq. 

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity & are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Additionally, we feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, & transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $230,000-$250,000 & bonus eligibility, as well as company stock options. 

    • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna & Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
    • Access to a 401k to help save for your future
    • 3 weeks of vacation in your first year & an open vacation policy after year 1 to help you recharge
  • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, so that you can take the time to heal & or recover 
  • Family-friendly benefits, including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer-paid short-term & long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, & fertility care benefits.
  • Well-rounded wellness benefits including access to free & low cost mental health resources & support services
  • Education benefits & tuition assistance to help your future development & growth
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