Senior Manager, Leadership Development & Inclusion at Evolve

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Evolve is a hospitality company with a mission of making vacation rental easy for everyone. Thanks to an unapologetic passion for hospitality, we now support over 14,000 properties in over 700 markets across North America. We enjoy earning each guest and owner's business - all while having some fun along the way.

Why this role

We are looking for an influential, organized, and hospitality-minded Senior Manager, Leadership & Inclusion Development to join our growing Learning & Development department. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience amplifying individual and team potential through impactful leadership development and inclusion programming at scale. As Evolve’s Senior Manager, Leadership Development & Inclusion, you will play a critical role enabling leadership excellence and inclusion at Evolve by elevating existing programming and implementing new programs ensuring diversity and inclusion are fully embedded in all of our learning and development practices. You'll also be able to provide actionable recommendations and insights to the broader organization, including identifying individual, group, and organizational development opportunities by defining, developing, implementing, and evaluating learning and community programs that drive business goals and priorities forward.

What you'll do

Leadership Development & Effectiveness

  • Partner with business leaders and People Business Partners (HR Business Partners) to define excellence for both emerging and experienced leaders at Evolve, and understand learning needs required to reach that bar across the organization
  • Constantly raises the bar to innovate, simplify and maximize the effectiveness of new and existing people leadership development programs
  • Design and facilitate learning and development sessions, interactive meetings, and a variety of solutions via multiple modalities to diverse audiences
  • Empower teammates and people leaders to own their professional and personal growth through impactful programming and delivery of self-service learning opportunities 
  • Partner with the Content & Learning Team to develop and maintain learning assets, leadership curriculum, and ensure all leadership development programming aligns with organizational goals and values
  • Think strategically on process improvement, automation, and ways to scale leadership and community programming 
  • Measure impact and identify the meaningful measurement for our programs, track and iterate accordingly sharing results with relevant leadership
  • Be part of the larger Learning & Enablement department, ensuring a cohesive learning experience within the context of other learning initiatives and community programs
  • Partner with external vendors where appropriate and manage budget and vendor agreements when necessary

Diversity & Inclusion Programming

  • Lead our small but mighty Learning & Community Programs Team, providing ongoing coaching and development
  • Bring a more explicit inclusion focus to Evolve through innovative and impactful learning and community programming rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices
  • Partner with the broader People Team and People Leaders across Evolve to provide strategic recommendations and ensure diversity and inclusion best practices are incorporated into all of our programming and people initiatives
  • Develop a plan to implement and support Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Evolve
  • Manage Evolve’s Inclusion and Community Behavior Policy programming and help drive organizational alignment on how to enable the policy across various teams
  • Partner with Evolve’s Talent Acquisition Team to develop and facilitate ongoing inclusive interviewing and hiring training for all hiring managers and teams
  • Help measure, analyze, and surface actionable insights from Evolve’s diversity metrics, providing recommendations on how to make improvements
  • Partner with external vendors where appropriate and manage budget and vendor agreements when necessary

What makes you a great fit (bullets from most important to least important)

  • 8+ years of successfully designing, building, and scaling learning & development and talent programs within scaling organizations, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion
  • 3+ years of experience leading people
  • Deep knowledge of leadership and organization development, change theories, learning models, instructional design strategies, and learning assessment 
  • Proven success leading diversity and inclusion strategy and company-wide programming, helping growing organizations incorporate best practices
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to present information clearly and concisely in a variety of formats, effectively engaging a wide variety of audiences, and someone who excels at influencing diverse stakeholders
  • Great listener, ideator, and trouble-shooter, with a focus on amplifying the employee experience
  • Delights in helping colleagues understand their strengths and opportunities for growth, reinforcing a growth mindset and Learn Every Day philosophy
  • You have experience building high-impact, rapidly-scaled programs from the ground up
  • You have a proven track record of building high-trust working relationships with leaders at all levels
  • Insights Discovery accreditation preferred

Location 

Evolve has a flexible working environment so teammates can work remotely anywhere in the state of Colorado, in our beautiful downtown Denver office or a hybrid of both! We're currently all working remotely and will be opening up the office in September for our in office and hybrid options.

Total Rewards at Evolve

At Evolve, we care for our teammates by supporting their physical, mental, and financial wellbeing through a comprehensive Total Rewards Program. 

  • Industry competitive pay
  • Health insurance package options that include 100% employer paid HDHP plan and two PPO plan options for you and your dependents
  • Employer paid dental, and vision, for you and your qualified dependents 
  • Paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage
  • Company equity
  • 401(k) with a 4% match that vests immediately
  • PTO, sick days, and paid Parental Leave
  • Rich learning and development program for Evolvers

But wait, there’s more… optional benefits offered include commuter benefits, pet insurance and travel perks. 

For this role our salary range is $90,000 to $115,000, depending on relevant experience. This role will also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on both company and individual performance.

About Us

Opportunity: Our leadership and management teams are dedicated to creating meaningful learning and growth opportunities for all Evolvers, as well as providing clear expectations and continuous feedback.

Community: It’s easy to make friends at Evolve. We support maintaining a strong community through our teammate-led groups focused on learning, inclusion, environmental wellness, and more. 

Transparency: Every month, our leadership team shares how the company is performing, explaining where we’re headed next, and recognizing team members for jobs well done. 

Values: They mean more to Evolve than just bullets on a page, they drive our daily decisions and impact how we work as a hospitality company. 

  • Earn It
  • Build Loyalty One Interaction at a Time
  • Communicate Often, Honestly & Directly
  • Embrace Change
  • Stay Hungry & Humble
  • Care
  • Be Efficient
  • Take Risks
  • Learn Every Day
  • Have Some Fun Along the Way

Which value sounds the most like you?

Evolve is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse work environment is a successful work environment so all qualified candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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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

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 Perks + Benefits

Evolve 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, equity in the company, military leave, and travel perks.

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
Volunteer in local community
There are a variety of volunteering opportunities at Evolve, including an all-company Care Week which donates hundreds of hours each year.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our [email protected] Evolve groups bring together Evolvers with similar interests, ranging from volunteering, wellness, inclusion, and more.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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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