Learning And Development Program Manager

Optiv Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 months ago

At Optiv, we're on a mission to help our clients make their businesses more secure. We're one of the fastest growing companies in a truly essential industry.

In your role at Optiv, you'll be inspired by a team of the brightest business and technical minds in cybersecurity. We are passionate champions for our clients, and know from experience that the best solutions for our clients' needs come from working hard together. As part of our team, your voice matters, and you will do important work that has impact, on people, businesses and nations. Our industry and our company move fast, and you can be sure that you will always have room to learn and grow. We're proud of our team and the important work we do to build confidence for a more connected world.

The Learning and Development (L&D) program manager is responsible for leading the strategy and execution of the Associates, Emerging Leader, and Internship programs at Optiv. The incumbent will coordinate the development and delivery of technical and non-technical/soft skills training curriculums and focus on building a talent development agenda for early career employees to build services delivery capability, strengthen the talent pipeline, and enhance employee engagement through high quality talent development offerings.

The L&D Program Manager will work closely with the Services leadership, select universities, military transition agencies, and technology partners to design, implement, and manage training and talent development strategies and programs to meet identified organizational capability needs.


  • Develops, drives, and implements strategic talent development programs/initiatives aligned with organizational capability needs. Ideation, design, and execution of experiential education programs and special projects.

  • Stakeholder management at all levels of the organization and across all departments. Collaborate with human resources business partners, talent acquisition partners, managers, supervisors, and others to gain knowledge of work areas and topics to create a curriculum architecture and program delivery methodology for talent development initiatives.

  • Develops and implements enterprise learning maps that link development needs to curriculum offerings.

  • Provides strategic consultation and thought leadership to senior management and key business stakeholders around talent development.

  • Manage employee development and build milestones and building blocks to connect with career pathways.

  • Leads the analysis of all current and future talent development programs including evaluating the most effective and cost-efficient ways to deliver relevant training to associate level employees throughout the organization.

  • Design, develop, deliver and evaluate integrated performance-based learning solutions, following adult learning methodologies, which encourage an interactive, engaging, and thought-provoking learning environment.

  • Establishes, implements, and monitors the effectiveness of talent development programs/initiatives (e.g. return-on-investment, employee engagement, etc.) to provide senior leadership with quantifiable gauges of results and impact of talent development strategies and programs.

  • Participates in other projects/initiatives/opportunities/committees as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Project Management expertise specifically demonstrated success managing multiple clients and disparate initiatives on a long term-basis.

  • Strong public speaking skills with the ability to engage learners throughout trainings and learning opportunities.

  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills with the ability to manage changing priorities, handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adapt to a changing business environment.

  • Familiarity with Project Management methodologies, best practices, and toolsets required.

  • Adept in planning, leading change management, working in a fast-paced environment, and multi-tasking skills required.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and employees.

  • Ability to design, develop and deliver functional skills training aligned with business goals and initiatives to drive results in a performance-based learning culture.

  • Ability to recognize performance improvement opportunities and gaps and clearly identify and articulate options and tools available to help drive desired behavior.

  • Knowledge of learning evaluation models to measure the performance and effectiveness of learning interventions.

  • Experience delivering technical and/or business training following adult learning methodologies, which encourage an interactive, engaging, and thought-provoking learning environment.

  • Experience with multigenerational work environments and delivery of multi-generational content preferred.

  • Management of security-related projects strongly desired.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Business, Project Management, Human Resources, or Education. Masters in OD or related area a plus.

  • 3+ years of professional classroom facilitation experience in corporate training environment.

  • 5+ years of demonstrated success in utilizing various adult learning systems including but not limited to, seminars, workshops, one-on-one coaching, train the trainer, web-based and podcasts.

  • Minimum of 3 years of design experience, including the ability to specify learning objectives and develop instructionally sound learning deliverables as well as to design and implement interactive e-learning programs and training virtual audiences.

  • Ability to travel as needed. Peak times may be 30 - 40% (post-covid).

Yearly Base Salary: $63,000 - $82,000

Incentive Compensation Target: 5-10% of base salary


If you are seeking a culture that supports growth, fosters success and moves the industry forward, find your place at Optiv! As a market-leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, Optiv has the most comprehensive ecosystem of security products and partners to deliver unparalleled services. Our rich and successful history with our clients is based on trust, serving more than 12,000 clients of varying sizes and industries, including commercial, government and education. We have the proven expertise to plan, build, and run successful security programs across Risk Management, Cyber Digital Transformation, Threat Management, Security Operations - Managed Services and Identity and Data Management. Optiv remains committed to championing Diversity, Equality and Inclusion within our organization and throughout the industry.

With Optiv you can expect:

  • Work/life balance. We offer "Recharge" a flexible, time-off program that encourages eligible employees to take the time they need to recharge as well as 8 paid holidays annually

  • Volunteer Opportunities. "Optiv Chips In" encourages employees to volunteer and engage with their teams and communities.

  • The ability and technology necessary to productively work remote/from home (where applicable)

  • Creative problem-solving and the ability to tackle unique, complex projects

  • Premium contributions by Optiv to Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage

  • Contributions by Optiv to Health Saving Accounts (HSA)

  • Optiv-paid Basic Life, AD&D, Short- and Long-Term Disability

  • Professional training resources, including tuition reimbursement, certification support and student loan refinancing

  • Optiv matching contribution to 401(k) with immediate vesting

  • Health Advocate/ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - One-on-one help navigating healthcare and insurance systems; confidential Licensed Counseling sessions

Optiv is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, status as an individual with a disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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