VP, Learning And Development

Lead the Learning and Development practice for the 4A's.

  • Requires 9+ years experience
  • Full time
  • New York, United States
  • Requires Bachelor's degree
May 16, 2018
  • Assure our 4A’s L&D offerings are designed to meet the needs of our industry and delivers a high quality, meaningful experience for our participants.
  • Conduct regular assessments of our current offerings against members’ needs and make recommendations for approvals and provide solutions where gaps exist.
  • Design and develop curricula for 4A’s L&D portfolio.
  • Partner with SVP to drive L&D committee strategy and corresponding execution of meeting outcomes.
  • Develop and deliver quarterly assessments/analysis of learning initiatives and provide clear reporting for continuous improvement of material and facilitation of training sessions (quality control and continuous monitoring).
  • Facilitate collaboration to gather insights, member feedback, raise awareness of L&D initiatives with other internal member facing disciplines.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with appropriate staff at member agencies to stay abreast of training activities, unmet staff development needs and opportunities for 4A’s support in the area of L&D.
  • Coordinate and lead quarterly meetings with facilitators to ensure effective management of content material and delivery.
  • Proactively manage L&D budget; making immediate adjustments as needed to ensure revenue goals are met.
  • Where necessary, design, build and execute online and offline training with corresponding knowledge assessments.
  • Develop and manage pipeline of trainers/facilitators/ to ensure quality of offerings. Supervise and manage any 3rd party vendors and trainers as required; including contract development/execution/negotiation.
  • Design, develop, implement and execute integrated marketing strategy.
  • Identify and execute new revenue streams including on-demand learning (podcasts, streaming webcasts, micro-learning, blended learning, career coaching, employee development etc.).
  • Lead and oversee the L&D staff to ensuring that motivation, engaged, managing growth and development. 
  • Proven ability to design large-scale L&D strategy and implement methods to ensure training program efficacy
  • Experience in creating career paths/career ladders
  • Experience with financial responsibility; managing budget
  • 10 years of experience OD, Instructional Design or Adult Education 
  • 10 [recent] years in the advertising or related industry is required
  • Strong technology skills; hardware and software
  • Multi-platform facilitation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly in speaking and presenting
  • Experience in negotiating contracts
  • Digital and social media expertise
  • Knowledge of agency and marketer side of the advertising business
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, including logistics, with attention to detail
  • Superior organizational skills
Who You Are
  • You have passion and experience in the advertising or creative environment space
  • You are passionate about Learning and Development
  • You care about creating deep learning experiences for agency staff
  • You are master orchestrator
  • You're an awesome team leader
  • You care about the motivation and development of your team
Who We Are

Founded in 1917, the 4A’s was established to promote, advance and defend the interests of our member agencies, their employees and the industry at large. The organization serves 700+ member agencies across 1,300 offices, which control more than 85% of total U.S. advertising spend.

As the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, the 4A’s purpose is to help empower its members to deliver insightful creativity that drives commerce, and influences culture all while moving the industry forward. 

The organization provides community, leadership, advocacy, guidance and best-in-class training that help enable agencies to innovate, evolve and grow.

4A’s Benefits division insures more than 160,000 employees and its D.C. office advocates for policies that best support a thriving advertising industry.

The 4A's Foundation fuels a robust diversity pipeline of talent for its members and the marketing and media industry, fostering the next generation of leaders.

The organization is dedicated to, and vested in, our members' success just as they are dedicated to helping brands create, distribute, and measure effective and insightful advertising and marketing.


Job Function
Business Unit Management
Curriculum Developer
Learning and Development Consultant
Marketing and Advertising