Senior Director, Workplace Learning Innovation Lab

Posting Number 2023-12676
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/3/2023 11:07 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
Hybrid: 60% to 80% Onsite
DAUS Admin Services (Administrators)
School of Professional Studies (CP1108)
Compensation Grade
Band 54
Academic Program Support

Position Summary

The School of Professional Studies' is seeking a Senior Director of the Workplace Learning Innovation Lab. This role will build and lead a dynamic team of experts, practitioners, and administrators to drive the design, development, and implementation of innovative educational solutions focused on workplace learning and applied degrees. The Senior Director will lead the unit’s workforce development initiatives and partnerships that transform how NYU and its partners in the NYC workforce-learning ecosystem cultivate and enhance employee skills, knowledge, and capabilities for the job structures that provide family sustaining wages, economic security and social mobility for learners and communities. The role will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of workplace learning, collaborating with cross-functional teams, industry partners, and thought leaders to deliver impactful, forward-thinking initiatives.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Education.

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree in Education, Learning Sciences, Instructional Design, Business Development, or a related field. Or a Ph.D in a field and with a focus relevant to the Senior Director’s role

Required Experience:
7+ years in public and/or private sector workforce/educational development leadership roles

Preferred Experience:
10+ years in advanced government and industry roles supporting working place development initiative implementation

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated planning, analytical, and problem‐solving skills. Ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional groups and possess a proven track record of leadership and innovation in the field of workplace learning, adult education, or related disciplines. Knowledge of project management methodologies, strong quantitative modeling skills and the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to write well, speak effectively, and work in fast‐paced environment responding to ad-hoc requests. Ability to understand long‐ term goals, drive change and push the boundaries of traditional learning approaches. Approach projects and opportunities with an entrepreneurial mindset. Strong understanding of instructional design principles, learning technologies, and emerging trends in workplace learning. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate across all levels of the organization. Demonstrated ability to build and lead high-performing teams. Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to build ecosystem networks, drive change and push the boundaries of traditional learning approaches.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Senior leadership experience with public and private sectors leading and designing inclusive workforce-development solutions at scale. Strong grounding in the history of workforce development and its relationship to historical economic inequities and social injustices. Experience with workforce-development ecosystem. Knowledge and experience of successful public-private partnership models for workforce solutions both within and beyond the U.S.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $140,000.00 to USD $180,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.


Since 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for undergraduate students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.


NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing.  We prepare students for in-demand jobs in fields including real estate,  hospitality and tourism; global affairs; global sports management;  publishing; marketing and public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human capital management; information technology, management and systems; translation; publishing and professional writing. NYU SPS is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.


NYU SPS is committed to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access throughout the School.


NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at

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