For other positions, some roles may be remote (as stated in the Job Title). Remote roles can sit in any of the following 26 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

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Guild is hiring a Director of Work Lab

At Guild, we are on a continuous ground-breaking journey to adapt ourselves to the evolving ways of working. We truly believe that to deliver on our mission of up-skilling America’s workforce and become an iconic double bottom line, we must prepare leaders, teams and processes for the future. The future of work at Guild will be more flexible and distributed across the country, as people collaborate across standalone offices and in remote roles. This means we must think realistically and proactively about how we work together, and are looking for a creative research leader who can help us understand where we are, identify risks, and guide us through a data-based approach to building the future. Your role on the People Leadership Team (PLT) will report to our Chief People Officer, Lorna Hagen. As the Future of Work leader, you will be responsible for assessing the uncertainty and implications of future events leading to changes in how, when and where work is done, who or what does the work, and even what is considered work. Working in close collaboration with the leadership group, you will lead an organization-wide unified future of work vision. You, along with your team of forward-thinking individuals, will be encouraged to redesign work, reinvent the workplace and re-skill our workforce.

As Director of Work Lab, you will:

  • Create a central, unified definition of the future of work for the organization.
  • Develop the organization’s future of work strategy working with multiple cross-disciplinary partners.
  • Engage a variety of partners across the organization on assessing future of work trends (including but not limited to new employment models, hybrid workforce, skills of the future, automation and socioeconomic transformation) and their implications on the organization. Facilitate an ongoing discussion leading to significant outcomes.
  • Lead a team of subject matter authorities (including but not limited to professionals from HR, technology and corporate strategy) on initiatives sought at preparing the organization for the future of work.
  • Forecast and lead potential risks to the organization’s support of future of work initiatives.
  • Be responsible for the creation of the future of work playbook/guidelines to help different business leaders take action on their future of work priorities and initiatives.
  • Scan the industry and market to stay up to date on the latest work, workforce or workplace trends.
  • Establish the organization’s thought leadership in the future of workspace by publishing and sharing standard methodologies and insights, both internally and externally.
  • Lead internal and external communication on future of work initiatives being undertaken by the organization.

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • Strong consultative skills including critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Experience in setting up and leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience leading organizational change or transformation initiatives
  • Ability to influence and encourage a wide variety of partners across the organization
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills

How will you know if you are successful in this role? If after 12 months in the position you have been able to lead this new function alongside the Chief People Officer developing systems, processes and practices that enable Guilders to do their best work in ways that are encouraging of the business needs, promote flexibility and add clarity to the how we function as an organization, you are moving in the right direction. 

  • Your focuses will include Human-centric work design: This topic shows leaders how to boost efficiency and well-being by giving employees more control over their work and work environment
  • Rethinking the workplace: This topic advises leaders on crafting a workplace strategy for the post pandemic, hybrid work era
  • Digital enablement: This topic describes the technologies and practices that will be needed to optimize hybrid work in the short term and fuel organizational prosperity in the long term
  • Reforming the culture: This topic addresses the impact that future of work trends may have on organizational culture
  • Leading in a hybrid world: This topic focuses on the new skills that leaders will need to lead employees in a hybrid work environment 
  • Shifting talent and skills: This topic analyzes the skills and proficiencies employees will need in the digital future and how enterprises can acquire or train workers in these skills.

We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $165,000-$191,250, as well as company stock options. 

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Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. 

Guild is a female-led, Certified B Corporation - and with a valuation of $3.8 billion is one of the highest-valued, privately held education companies in the world, and the only one led by a woman. Guild's investors include Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners, chairman and former CEO of American Express, Emerson, LeadEdge Capital, and Iconiq.

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. We currently offer the following benefits: 

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • 3 weeks of vacation in the first year and an open vacation policy after year 1 to help recharge
  • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover 
  • Family-friendly benefits, including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, and fertility care benefits.
  • Well-rounded wellness benefits including access to free and low cost mental health resources and support services
  • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth

Guild requires COVID-19 vaccines for all employees and guests attending Guild events or entering Guild offices. We will be using both Clear’s Digital Vaccine Card and state-sponsored vaccine passports to verify proof of vaccine. Accommodations or exceptions can be requested for medical or religious reasons. 

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