Vice President, Learning and Development

Human Resources New York, New York


Vice President, Learning and Development  

Location: New York  

Department: Human Resources  

Type: Full Time   

Min. Experience: Mid/Senior-Level   

This position is not eligible for employer visa sponsorship.   

 Who We Are  

CCS Fundraising is an international strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits for transformational change. For 76 years, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations across sectors to advance some of the most important causes in history. We plan, manage, and implement programs and initiatives that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact.  

CCS provides tailored support to more than 700 nonprofit organizations annually. With over 500 professionals and 18 offices throughout the United States and Europe, we have the capacity to help local and international organizations achieve outstanding results. 

Our services include:  

  • Campaign Management
  • Strategy, Evaluation & Planning
  • Interim Development Management
  • Learning & Leadership Development
  • Data Analytics

 Job Summary:   

The Vice President of Learning and Development will be responsible for shaping and executing the Learning and Development strategy to meet the short and long-term business objectives of the organization. This senior leadership role will provide strategic guidance and direction to the learning functions, processes, and practices within the organization, focusing on driving growth and maximizing employee performance. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying training opportunities, and building and implementing effective solutions to educate, develop and recognize employee performance. This position requires a creative and innovative approach to designing and implementing training solutions that meet the unique needs of our growing organization and its employees.  


  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive learning and development strategy that aligns with the organization's goals and objectives.  
  • Conduct regular assessments of the company's learning and development needs and identify training opportunities to improve employee performance.
  • Develop and implement effective training programs and objectives, including creating training materials and using various media.
  • Manage the departmental budget and ensure that spending is in line with organizational objectives.
  • Coach and train managers, supervisors, and other stakeholders involved in employee development efforts.
  • Plan, organize, facilitate, and order supplies for employee development and training events, ensuring seamless execution.
  • Develop and maintain organizational communication channels such as intranet bulletin boards and newsletters to keep employees informed of training and development events and resources.
  • Conduct follow-up studies of completed training programs to evaluate their effectiveness and make modifications as needed.
  • Lead by example and embody the desired culture and values of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the management team and HR staff to ensure consistency and alignment across the organization's functions.

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Proven experience in developing and implementing comprehensive learning and development programs that align with organizational objectives and promote lifelong learning.  
  • Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective leadership development programs, including workshops, seminars, and coaching sessions, that enhance leadership skills and promote professional growth.
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify learning needs and develop targeted training programs that meet the unique needs of diverse groups of employees.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and make data-driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Proficiency in creating and maintaining a learning management system to track training progress and provide reporting to stakeholders.
  • Expertise in establishing metrics to measure the impact of learning and development initiatives on individual and organizational performance.
  • Strong awareness of industry trends and best practices in lifelong learning, leadership development, and adult learning theories.
  • Exceptional communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage budgets, allocate resources effectively, and deliver results quickly and efficiently.
  • Manage a team of learning and development professionals, providing coaching and mentoring to promote professional growth and development.

 Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor's degree in education, human resources, business administration, or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in designing and delivering leadership development programs, lifelong learning initiatives, or a related field, with at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Learning and Development experience at a professional services firm strongly preferred.
  • Strong leadership, project management, and team-building skills.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex information to various audiences.
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and resources effectively.
  • Experience with learning management systems and e-learning platforms and a strong understanding of the latest trends and technologies in the industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data and make data-driven decisions to evaluate program effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred.

CCS offers competitive benefits, a dynamic training program, resources, career advancement, mentoring, and networking opportunities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply.  

SALARY RANGE:$150,000-$170,000