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Senior Manager Learning & Flourishing

New York

Senior Manager, Learning and Flourishing 
New York preferred/ open to remote


About SYPartners

SYPartners help human beings, organizations, and societies build the capability to become fuller and more vibrant versions of themselves—so they can constantly transform and have a positive impact on the world.

Using the tools of strategy and design, we partner with executives to transform their businesses and work alongside leaders tackling the toughest societal issues of our time—education, diversity, health care, gender equality, among others. In addition to our consulting practice, we develop products and tools that help individuals and teams unlock their full potential. We are based in San Francisco and New York and are a founding member of kyu, a collective of best-in-class creative firms.

At SYPartners, we are committed to the work of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our own organization and for the leaders and clients, we partner with.


The Role

The Senior Manager of Learning and Flourishing is a new role on our growing Learning & Flourishing team. We are passionate about fostering growth and unlocking potential, and this role will help build a thriving employee experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion at its core.

The primary objective of the role is to enable all employees to not just successfully perform but achieve growth and development. Equal parts coach, planner, and maker, this role will collaborate with leaders and people managers to create and lead key projects focused on learning and talent, and growth development.

Candidate Profile

  • You are an expert relationship builder, bringing together various perspectives to have constructive conversations. 
  • You build trust and rapport quickly by listening deeply and knowing how to attune your approach to meet people where they are at.
  • You don’t shy away from data and feel comfortable using it to communicate a story.
  • You are a natural builder and adaptable, quickly shifting from high-level strategic planning to tactical execution. You navigate through ambiguity with a natural ability to prioritize and manage all the moving pieces.

The work you’ll do

  • Direct the transformation and re-imaging of our performance management, growth pathways, and talent review process. Drive long-term strategic vision for achieving equitable performance management outcomes as a part of the total employee lifecycle equity strategy.
  • Partner with management teams in leading strategic learning and growth planning initiatives including and not limited to, learning and development programming, talent reviews, performance management (including outlining and updating role level expectations, optimizing the performance review process, facilitating calibrations, analyzing performance outcomes), growth plans, retention strategies, and employee communications.
  • Create and lead organizational change efforts that impact people, and support leaders with communicating these changes (e.g., rolling out a new performance rating and goal setting structure).
  • Provide coaching and guidance to leaders, managers, and employees around all aspects of growth planning and performance management including effective ongoing continuous feedback, goal setting, career pathing, and promotion planning.
  • Steward projects resulting in the creation of high-quality and impactful learning experiences for SYPeas (e.g., onboarding, manager training, DE&I, leadership development, etc).
  • Translate subject matter expertise and theory into learning experiences that drive engagement, behavior change, and business impact. Develop skills assessments and learning progress metrics (KPIs).
  • Design and facilitate live and virtual live learning experiences (e.g. webinars, workshops, games, simulations, etc).
  • Manage key HR systems and data tracking, including learning, feedback, and performance management platforms; evaluate vendors and implement other systems as needed to accommodate expanding learning and talent processes.
  • Perform audits and assess our growth and performance management processes and approaches for equity, consistency, and transparency.


  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in Human Resources or equivalent people-focused roles (e.g., Human Resources Business Partner, organizational development, talent development, performance management, etc.). Preferred: 2+ years of experience as a direct people manager. 
  • Experience building and running inclusive HR processes and policies in an environment that prioritizes DE&I and integrates inclusive practices into people programs.
  • Experience in highly collaborative, team environments. 
  • Fluency in project management skills and tools

SYPartners Commitment to Diversity

Our vision of the future—one in which organizations are designed to create conditions for human flourishing—demands that we continually work to become a more diverse and inclusive organization ourselves.

We are committed to working with and designing for people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical ability or attribute, religion, national origin, or political belief. We recognize this commitment requires continual learning, reflection, and imagination.