Chief Learning Officer - Ezra

Innovation : Product Development United States
Contract Type: Full-time


Description

Position at Ezra

Job Role: Chief Learning Officer - Ezra

Location: North America 

         

Who we are

Imagine what even the world’s finest organizations could achieve if all of their employees were coached to be their absolute best.

At Ezra, we’re on a mission to do just that. We believe through coaching, people get to know themselves. Their goals. Weaknesses. Hang-ups. And once they know all that, they can build on the good stuff and work on the rest.

This mindset applies not only to our clients, but is manifested in our own Ezra family. We believe we are changing people’s lives. We believe a happy team is a productive team. We want our people to care and be proud of what they do. We also practice what we preach – every member of our teams gets to experience the superpower that is coaching for themselves, amongst some other pretty incredible perks.

In just 2 years, Ezra has grown to become the fastest growing global virtual coaching company, supporting some of the world’s leading companies. If all of this resonates, Ezra just might be the place for you.

 

The Role and Function

We are looking for a senior Learning leader - with direct experience building learning products - to head up our newly formed Learning & Strategy function. The role will assume responsibility for driving forward our product strategy and developing Ezra’s suite of commercial coaching & learning solutions

The role is critical to Ezra’s future growth as it continues to establish itself as a forward-thinking leader in the L&D sector. In addition to senior strategic leadership responsibility, the role requires a blend of thought leadership, product management, commercial strategy, cross-functional collaboration, and “hands on” operational execution to ensure maximum impact.

Key areas of focus for the function will likely include:

  • Leading our core product strategy: oversight of our suite of propositions, including both Ezra and Ezra X. You will be expected to embed L&D science into the heart of our offering, continuing to evolve our offerings to drive learning outcomes for both individual users and organizations
  • Developing future propositions: oversight of our future innovation roadmap, overseeing insight on trends, developments and opportunities in the marketplace and feedback from our customers
  • Thought leadership: establishing Ezra as the cutting-edge market leader in coaching and L&D, developing clear points of view around leadership, management, organizational development and adult learning
  • Driving our go to market strategy: responsibility for bringing to life new solutions, from ideation to testing to commercial validation to formal launch
  • Market insight: ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the Coaching and L&D market to inform our product strategy

 

Leadership of function

  • This is a senior leadership role, reporting directly into COO of Ezra
  • You will be responsible for leading the newly formed function, bringing our existing Impact Labs (our L&D center of excellence), Product Strategy and Solution teams under one roof.
  • You will join Ezra's Senior Leadership Team, shaping the overall strategic direction of our business
  • You will work alongside other functional leaders to ensure close alignment, collaboration and insight. In particular, key functions include:
    • Sales & Marketing: working closely our sales leaders and product marketing teams to establish feedback loops and ensure our products have "market fit"
    • Delivery: working with our customer success and coaching services functions to ensure all our products are operationally feasible
    • Technology: working closely with our tech team to ensure the technical needs of our products are met



About You

You will have:

  • 10+ years in a senior L&D role, with direct experience of scaling coaching and implementing L&D interventions in an organization
  • Direct experience successfully launching Learning Products into the market
  • Demonstrable expertise in adult learning, with backgrounds in occupational psychology and coaching (preferred)
  • Experience selling or buying B2B solutions within a large scale enterprise, preferably in the HR and talent space (preferred)

You are:

  • Passionate about coaching, its benefits, and our mission
  • Someone who demonstrates high levels of competency across key product, strategic and operational behaviors
  • A team leader who openly embraces our values of collaborating, listening and learning, and authenticity 
  • Prepared to travel and meet our clients and global teams
  • Willing to challenge the status quo
  • Agile and willing to both adapt and scrap to achieve success

 

What we offer

  • Your own world class coach
  • Regular team social events
  • Flexible working
  • Contribution to a wellbeing app (think meditation, fitness, sleep!)
  • A weekly wellbeing hour and much more!
  • Competitive benefit package


We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to having a thriving, diverse team where everyone has a voice and feels able to be themselves.  We believe that through valuing our uniqueness and respecting our differences, we can achieve more, and that diversity adds to our culture. Attracting and developing a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we serve is essential to us.

Ezra is a federal contractor subject to EO 14042 and as such requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination at time of hire. Accommodations will be considered for those with disability/medical conditions or because of a sincerely-help religious belief.