Verizon Director of Leadership Development in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

What you’ll be doing...

The Director Leadership Developmentwill lead a team responsible for the design and delivery of management and leadership development programs and tools for our global employee population. Verizon’s leadership development programs improve critical general management leadership capabilities and grow bench strength of leaders at all levels including front line, leaders of leaders, high potentials and executives. In addition, the Director will play a leadership role in creating, designing and building out a corporate leadership development center located in Basking Ridge, NJ.

  • Lead a team of developers, facilitators and program managers responsible for global, enterprise-wide leadership development programs

  • Leverage resources of the team and across the business to achieve the greatest impact

  • Identify trends and best practices, and create innovative next practices in leadership development

  • Partner with the broader learning and development community, HR, vendors, internal and external thought leaders to identify and clarify development needs and build and deliver effective experiences

  • Create overall strategy for new leadership development center including: defining the overall learner onsite experience, quality and type of content, optimal use of center resources, leader in residence program, building the VZ leadership brand, leveraging cross program interactions and ad hoc leadership events and speakers

  • Engage leaders as program sponsors, co-facilitators, guest speakers, and reception guests to enhance programs

  • Provide leadership develop program design and delivery support for specific employee populations: new hire/new to role; rotation college hire; business unit functional leadership academies; business unit specific emerging leader programs, diversity top talent programs, etc.

  • Select and manage external vendors to assist with identifying, customizing, and/or developing and delivering impactful leadership learning content

  • Manage HR memberships to maximize ROI and benefit to the HR organization

  • Direct others in training evaluation and ROI analyses to support program adoption

What we’re looking for...

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Minimum 12 years’ experience designing, developing and/or delivering leadership development programs including classroom, virtual and e-learning

  • Experience leading a team and influencing all levels of leadership

  • Experience with vendor selection and management

  • Experience in designing, building, and leading a leadership development center

  • Ability to effectively function in a fast paced environment with multiple strategic projects

  • Highly collaborative and ability to influence and manage within and across teams

  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills


  • Customer-focused: Passion—verging on obsession—for the small details that shape a learning & development culture across the organization.

  • Collaborative: Ability to expertly lead enterprise-wide initiatives that span across business units with competing priorities.

  • Empathetic: Deep innate understanding of business and customer needs, and able to translate this into the development of improved leadership programs, heightening the abilities of our leaders.

  • Entrepreneurial: Talent for initiating innovative organizational changes, combined with a “get things done” attitude.

  • Open-minded: Seeks out opposing viewpoints across the company

  • Culture-driven: Takes ownership of ensuring a learning & development culture at Verizon

  • Ambitious: Eager to tackle the organization’s toughest problems

  • Mentor: Natural ability to guide and coach other employees to achieve their potential

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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