Learning & Development Specialist

Remote (US or Canada)

Nylas is a pioneer and leading provider of productivity infrastructure solutions for modern software. Over 50,000 developers worldwide use the Nylas platform to quickly and securely build productivity features into their applications. With Nylas, developers get unprecedented access to rich communications data from their end-users, pre-built workflows that automate everyday tasks, embeddable UI/UX components for fast front-end development, and comprehensive security features - all delivered via a suite of powerful APIs that make integration easy. Who We Are Nylas was founded in 2013 and has raised over $175M to date from Tiger Global, 8VC, Spark Capital, Slack, and more; as well as individual investors including Patrick Collison, Co-Founder and CEO of Stripe, John Collison, President and Co-Founder of Stripe, Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO of Klarna, and Tony Fadell. Developers around the world use Nylas to quickly and securely build email, scheduling, and work automation features into their applications. Nylas customers include Upwork, Wix, Freshworks, Lever, Dialpad, Ceridian, and Move.com. People First Nylas is a BIG advocate for the well-being of its employees, which is why we have embraced a People First philosophy. It’s about giving more autonomy and flexibility to our employees. It’s not about when, where or how the work is accomplished; it’s about adopting a mindset of velocity and trust when tackling the work. It’s about respecting individual working styles, disabilities, and personal schedules, but also ensuring everyone has a better work-life balance. The outcomes will always be more important than the physical location. Nylanauts have the ability to decide the best workspace or environment that will result in more ideas, engagement, creativity, focus, collaboration, and productivity. Why? Because we want our employees to be great; because we are focussed on being a high-performing team. To achieve this mission, we remove barriers and offer more autonomy. So, Nylanauts are encouraged to find those environments that inspire them to be great. This means Nylanauts can work from the slopes of Montana or from the beaches of Italy. And if Nylanauts want to work from an office in one of our hubs (San Francisco, Denver, New York City, Toronto, and London), they can! The workspace is there to be utilized. So, if you’re looking to join a fast-growing company with a beloved, daily-use product, and an authentic mission that puts people first, we want to meet you. Want to know more?  Check us out on Comparably and Great Place to Work! Recent Awards: Fastest Growing Companies (Inc 500)2020 Great Place to Work (Great Place to Work)2020 Best Places for Professional Development (Comparably)2019 Best Leadership Team (Comparably)2020 Happiest Employees (Comparably)2020 Best Companies for Compensation (Comparably)2020 Best Companies for Perks & Benefits (Comparably)2020 Best Companies for Work-Life Balance (Comparably)2021 Best Company Culture (Comparably)2021 Best CEO (Comparably)2021 Best Company for Diversity (Comparably)

The Role This versatile role is part of the Nylas People team and is responsible for creating opportunities for all Nylas employees to build the capabilities needed to support the high growth of our startup. As a Senior Learning & Development Specialist, you will design, develop  and deliver innovative initiatives for managers and employees. You’ll make an impact by being a full-spectrum learning partner: consult with business leaders to identify needs, recommend & develop creative solutions, and bring it all to life with top communication & project planning skills. 

What You'll Do

  • Execute on the overall L&D strategy and be a part of championing Nylas culture code
  • Partner with business stakeholders to perform a needs analysis and determine root cause 
  • Design, develop, and facilitate a broad range of learning solutions utilizing a clear understanding of adult learning theory and a blended learning approach
  • Facilitate engaging instructor-led training (ILT) and virtual ILT sessions
  • Use project plans to organize resources to meet short timelines

What You'll Bring

  • Comfort working in an agile environment and able to adapt quickly to changing needs
  • Ability to manage medium-to high impact cross-functional projects
  • Able to explain adult learning theory and key principles related to instructional design
  • Experience developing measurement strategies for learning programs
  • Experience with virtual classroom training platforms (Webex, Adobe Connect, etc.) 
  • Proficiency in eLearning, video editing, audio editing, and other emerging technologies
  • A strong consultative mindset and ability to ask questions to determine root cause
  • Experience in engaging multiple business partners and driving to alignment and action.
  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related HR, Talent Management, or Learning experience with a Bachelorʼs degree; or 3 years and a Masterʼs degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience.


Perks and Benefits: Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO): we take this very seriously as we care about the well-being of our employeesHealthcare: 90% premium coverage for medical, dental and vision for you and your familyOne Medical onsite and tele-health membership for you and dependentsAdditional: Health and DC FSA, Life insurance, with options for STD, LTDRetirement Plan: match up to 1% of annual salary for 401k or RRSP contributionsEducation Stipend: $1k annual education & development benefitPerk card: $150 per month towards health, wellness, and other perks via AssemblyCell Phone: $50 per month stipend towards cell phone reimbursementFully Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks parental leave (maternity & paternity) Equal Opportunity Employer:Nylas is registered as an employer in many, but not all, states/provinces. If you are not located in or able to work from a state/province where Nylas is registered, you will not be eligible for employment. Visa sponsorship may not be available in certain remote locations. Nylas is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also EEO is the Law.
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