Talent Development Manager at Zayo (Greater Boulder Area, CO)

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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

The Talent Development Manager will manage various talent and training initiatives to align with our commitment to invest, engage, develop and retain our employees. The role will drive the development and execution of centralizing our people, manager, leadership, and critical competencies and skills development programs, learning and content management, and career pathing to help foster a high performing learning culture that nurtures the professional, personal, and career growth of our employees.

Responsibilities include creating, facilitating, and leading training virtually, in-person, hybrid, and video-recorded training sessions, establishing and managing the rollout for manager essentials training, and delivering scalable talent and learning programs. This role will collaborate with all levels of the organization and across functions globally to drive talent strategy and meet business objectives.


  • Provide talent and development opportunities to attract and retain exceptional talent, advance skills, and supports individualized career paths to prepare Zayoites for their next role within the organization

  • Create and facilitate training that provides people managers the essential skills they need in their new role and tools to coach, engage and develop their employees

  • Develop virtual, in-person, hybrid, and video-recorded training, job aides, and discussion sessions

  • Identify competencies required for roles and levels within the organization and map to training courses

  • Implement evaluation strategy to demonstrate effectiveness and impact of training on the business and make recommendations for enhancements

  • Define key performance indicators by developing metrics for core programs and processes, and track delivery against program objectives

  • Partner on talent programs such as succession planning, performance management, mentoring and career journeys

  • Support a leadership development program to help our future leaders and current top talent prepare for future leadership skills, responsibilities, and challenges to increase organizational agility and drive strategic execution

  • Conduct train-the-trainer sessions

  • Collaborate with cross-functional training leads to ensure resources, training, materials, and communication is aligned

  • Partner with the HR Business Partners (HRBPs) to facilitate the transition, education, and sponsorship of talent development programs and strategies

  • Plan and communicate clearly and in advance of all required training for the organization

  • Review and improve upon current programs to help us evolve and scale the business

  • Consult with external sources on talent management solutions and best practices

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in training/learning/leadership development, human resources, organization development or similar role 

  • Experience with e-learning platforms, and training content organization

  • Track record of designing and implementing impactful learning and development programs

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills across the all levels of the organization including executives, with virtual facilitation experience. Presents ideas, expectations, and information in a concise, well-organized and engaging manner.

  • Proficient in Google and MS Office suite of tools with emphasis on PowerPoints, & Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Calendar is required; Knowledge of Salesforce.com platform and Workday is a plus

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and possess strong content writing ability and creativity

  • In-depth knowledge of leadership and organizational development best practices and the latest insights

  • Strong critical thinking, adaptability to change, analytical, strategic, collaborative, and project management skills 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate, build relationships, and manage well at all levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage complex projects, balance and respond to competing priorities and see priorities through from inception through completion

  • Experience owning program strategy, end to end delivery, using date and metrics to drive improvements and communicating results to senior leadership

  • Comfortable managing ambiguity and being resourceful

  • The ability to lead others in implementing change

Base salary range: $96,100 - 106,800/annually


Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Please note, in accordance with Zayo's commitment to providing and maintaining a workplace free of recognized hazards, all U.S. and Canadian employees and any employee, vendor, customer, or visitor who enters a Zayo office or facility in the U.S. and Canada must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination. If you are hired by Zayo, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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In Colorado we have campuses in Downtown Denver and on 29th Street Mall in Boulder, where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial security to our employees and their families.

Volunteer in local community
Provides up to 16 hours a year to volunteer in the community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Employee Resource Groups Mental Health & Disability Advocacy | Pride | Women's | Multicultural | Veterans | Sustainability
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups Mental Health & Disability Advocacy | Pride | Women's | Multicultural | Veterans | Sustainability
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,850 annually.
Disability Insurance
Short & Long term disability insurance are a free company provided benefit to all full time employees. They cover 60% of annual salary up to $5000/$10000 monthly maximum payout
Dental Benefits
Preventative, minor, and major dental services and treatments are covered under Zayo's plans.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Pet Insurance
Offered at a discounted rate to all Zayo employees
Wellness Programs
We offer incentives for employees to participate in many wellness activities.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
We encourage our employees to give back to our communities by providing 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per quarter.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

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