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Director, Training & Development

| Greater Denver Area

The Position

One of our 10 core values at Evolve is Learn Every Day and we are looking for a Director of Training & Development to elevate our efforts in support of that value. As our Director of Training & Development, you’ll lead the efforts to create a sustainable strategy that will equip both new hires and existing team members with the skills needed to make an impact and continue to grow. We’re counting on you to assess and prioritize our needs across the organization then create and help deliver engaging learning opportunities. In this role, you’ll also have the opportunity to build a training brand to ensure consistency in communication and delivery. In addition, you’ll lead our awesome training team and coach them to make an impact and continue to develop their skills.

What you will do

  • Create and implement a strategic plan for learning at Evolve that incorporates new hire, process, soft skills and leadership training
  • Lead, coach and retain a group of talented trainers
  • Design, develop, and deliver impactful training programs leveraging modern adult learning techniques
  • Create a training brand by ensuring consistent quality of overall training experience and related materials
  • Utilize varied learning theories and training approaches to maximize engagement and adoption
  • Anticipate the organization’s needs and make recommendations for learning opportunities
  • Gather and analyze feedback in order to continuously improve the impact of training and development programs
  • Design and implement a manager development program
  • Conduct a regular needs assessment with leaders to ensure programs are building the skills for both current and future needs of the business
  • Assess and leverage learning technologies in order to help make training and development more efficient as we scale
  • Assist in other organizational development/talent development initiatives as needed

What makes you a great fit

  • At least 8+ years of experience with increasing responsibilities in Training & Development and/or company-wide training programs
  • Previous experience designing and delivering programs for sales and/or customer-facing teams
  • Experience leading and developing other trainers
  • Believe in and embody our 10 Core Values
  • Knowledge of instructional design models and adult learning principles with the ability to apply course design techniques and facilitation for various audiences
  • Experience incorporating profiles such as StrengthsFinder, Insights, DISC, etc.
  • Knowledge of course development software and experience with a Learning Management System Track
  • Proven track record in designing and executing successful training programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with a sense of urgency and humor


A Little About Us

Evolve Vacation Rental is a high growth, Denver-based startup that is redefining vacation rental management and we’re looking for a smart, passionate, and entrepreneurial individual to join us.

Our team is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for everyone. We provide homeowners with the easiest and most effective way to generate rental income, while offering travelers the world's best booking experience.

We're conveniently located in Downtown Denver offering easy access to the Cherry Creek Bike Path, RTD Light Rail, as well as all the great restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops the city has to offer! Oh, and we also like to have a lot of fun.

  • Benefits - You’ll receive competitive pay, and health insurance packages that include 100% employer paid HDHP, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage. Supplemental benefits are also available in addition to 401(k) match, commuter benefits, and equity in the company.
  • Lifestyle - We embrace work-life balance so we offer PTO and paid sick days. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, Evolve offers free access to an onsite fitness center and bicycle storage.
  • A Voice - Our innovation framework encourages you to pitch ideas and make real changes at Evolve. Employees are the driving force behind internal process improvements.
  • Career Growth - We are committed to creating growth opportunities for every employee at Evolve. Our leadership and management teams are dedicated to developing top talent who have a true earn-it mentality!
  • Community - It’s easy to make friends at Evolve, and we work hard to keep our community strong. There are two monthly all-company sessions as well as company-sponsored events throughout the year.
  • Transparency - Every month, our co-founders tell us how the company is performing, explain where we’re headed next, and recognize team members for jobs well done.
  • Hands-on Education - We learn every day, and we expect you to, too. We can’t wait to hear your ideas for how to improve Evolve, and we’ll gladly help you access the resources and develop the skills and you need to reach your career goals. 

Evolve Vacation Rental is an equal opportunity employer.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

We're conveniently located in Downtown Denver offering easy access to the RTD Light Rail, as well as great restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops!

An Insider's view of Evolve Vacation Rental

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe of the office is relaxed, yet determined. Collaboration and questions are both highly encouraged. There is a strong sense of community within the office- it feels like a second home. The growth of the company is exciting, and it is refreshing to be surrounded by people that are genuinely happy to be doing what they do.

Garrett S.

Onboarding

What projects are you most excited about?

A project without a clear solution really excites me! The process of identifying, scoping and implementing a solution keeps things interesting and demands innovation.

Larry C.

Technology

What are some things you learned at the company?

One of my favorite things about working at Evolve is watching the company grow. I have learned a lot about the startup-growth company culture & the environment that it takes to succeed. I love looking back and see everything we as a company have learned through trial and error. More importantly I love seeing where it has brought us! #learneveryday

Edward O.

Property Acquisition

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Anytime someone new joins the Evolve team, we encourage them to own their impact. If we hire you, it’s because we want the real you, not some watered-down version that you bring to fit in at work. Encouraging our team to be their authentic selves has led to incredibly original ideas that have shaped Evolve into what it is today.

Brian Egan

CEO

What makes someone successful on your team?

In order to be successful on my team, it is important to provide exceptional customer service and be able to problem solve on the fly. One must be detailed oriented while working in a faced paced environment. Communication is key in being a successful member on my team and being able to collaborate with employees on other teams.

Ali H.

Customer Resolutions

What are Evolve Vacation Rental Perks + Benefits

Evolve Vacation Rental Benefits Overview

Benefits - You’ll receive competitive pay, and health insurance packages that include 100% employer paid HDHP, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage. Supplemental benefits are also available in addition to 401(k) match, commuter benefits, and equity in the company.

Lifestyle - We embrace work-life balance so we offer PTO and paid sick days. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, Evolve offers free access to an onsite fitness center and bicycle storage.

A Voice - Our innovation framework encourages you to pitch ideas and make real changes at Evolve. Employees are the driving force behind internal process improvements.

Career Growth - We are committed to creating growth opportunities for every employee at Evolve. Our leadership and management teams are dedicated to developing top talent who have a true earn-it mentality!

Community - It’s easy to make friends at Evolve, and we work hard to keep our community strong. There are two monthly all-company sessions as well as company-sponsored events throughout the year.

Transparency - Every month, our co-founders tell us how the company is performing, explain where we’re headed next, and recognize team members for jobs well done.

Hands-on Education - We learn every day, and we expect you to, too. We can’t wait to hear your ideas for how to improve Evolve, and we’ll gladly help you access the resources and develop the skills and you need to reach your career goals.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

We maintain a tremendous work ethic and an unapologetic passion for customer service. We focus on hitting measurable results, on time. The next time you hear "that's not my job" at our office it will be the first.

You will, however, find us collaborating in booths throughout the office and showering each other with shoutouts in team huddles. And when we’re not laser focused on the work at hand, we can be found enjoying lunch breaks in our plaza or snapping pictures of our amazing views of the Rockies.

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