Executive Director of Professional Learning - Remote

Illuminate Education - Irvine, California or Remote - Full time

Position OverviewThe Executive Director of Professional Learning is a key leader within Illuminate Education working to provide clients with a truly comprehensive solution. Responsible for defining and executing against ambitious strategic plans, he/she will create, implement and operationally improve programs and processes to ensure Illuminate is differentiated in the market by its best-in-class learning and training experiences. This individual will own all aspects of professional learning strategy and delivery, including the growth of existing offerings and development of new training modalities, with a keen focus efficacy and efficiency. The role has P&L ownership and accountability for the organization.Key Responsibilities

  • Define and develop a scalable professional learning strategy, ensuring clients are fully equipped to utilize Illuminate’s core solutions and have multiple opportunities via different mediums to optimize (efficient and effective) learning.
  • Create, implement and analyze existing learning programs and continuously innovate to build a comprehensive portfolio of on-site and virtual offerings that meet all clients’ needs.
  • Lead, direct and collaborate with content developers to ensure quality and alignment with delivery mechanisms.
  • Manage a growing team of professional learning specialists, content creators, and regional contract-based trainers, with a dual focus on effectiveness and operational efficiency.
  • Lead cross-team collaboration with Product Management and Product Development to ensure that all Illuminate solutions are designed in line with education best practices.
  • Establish and implement effective recruiting, onboarding, and ongoing engagement systems for training professionals.
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking operational metrics and effectively manage team members to consistently meet or exceed expectations.
  • Continuously monitor performance and incorporate client feedback to drive continuous improvement of Learning content and delivery.
  • Leverage data to identify opportunities for regional workshops/group training opportunities.
  • Own departmental budget, ensuring training functions deliver on profitability targets.
  • Continuously identify ways in which Illuminate can further support and leverage its user community to drive business growth through greater advocacy and credibility.

Desired Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, with demonstrated leadership and management capabilities, including direct P&L responsibilities.
  • Advanced degree in education, instructional design, or a related field. PhD or Ed.D. preferred.
  • Deep understanding of value drivers in recurring revenue SaaS businesses.
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing comprehensive professional learning programs and ability to apply best practices of adult learning.
  • Background in education technology.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Problem-solving, solution-oriented approach to projects.
  • Proven track record of strategic thinking and execution in line with strategy.
  • An attention to detail, while maintaining a view of the ‘big picture’ strategy and long-term goals.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to travel. 

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education partners with K-12 educators to equip them with data to serve the whole child and reach new levels of student performance. 

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