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Director, Leadership and Culture Learning Partner

Moderna, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Apr 10, 2024

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The Role:

Moderna aims to deliver 15 products in five years, a feat that requires a highly skilled and adaptable workforce. To achieve this, Moderna is transforming our learning culture and portfolio under the theme of Peak Performance Learning, a strategic approach that aligns learning to business outcomes, personalizes learning to individual needs, and connects employees to one another and to our culture.

The Leadership and Culture Learning Partner drives learning strategy and execution for multiple cross-functional skills and capabilities, with primary focus on building enterprise-wide leadership, management, and organizational culture capability at Moderna across all career stages. At Moderna, organizational culture encompasses digital capabilities. This position will serve as a strategic partner to the People Platform team, ensuring that our leadership and management training aligns with the company's vision for talent management and peak performance, creating a pipeline of skilled, digital-first leaders who can drive Modernas mission forward.

Heres What Youll Do:

  • Strategic Planning and Execution: Develop and execute a comprehensive learning strategy for leadership, management, and organizational culture development that drives peak performance in alignment with Modernas goals and the People Platforms vision of leadership excellence. Your learning portfolio will include everything from onboarding to senior executive development.

  • Learning Design and Development: Develop, and continuously improve learning programs, utilizing the latest in learning science and technology to maximize effectiveness and engagement.

  • Learning Facilitation: On occasion, facilitate or teach learning programs in partnership with internal and external leaders and SMEs

  • Collaboration and Partnership: Act as a strategic partner to the People Platform team, ensuring that learning programs support the development of desired leadership competencies and management practices. Advise Functional Learning Business Partners on adapting programs for their functions

  • Talent Management Strategy Integration: Integrate leadership and management learning programs within the broader talent management strategy to support succession planning, high-potential development, and organizational capability building.

  • Measurement and Evaluation: Establish metrics and evaluation processes to assess the effectiveness of leadership and management learning, making data-driven decisions to enhance program impact.

  • Innovation in Learning: Stay abreast of trends, research, and innovations in leadership and management development, applying best practices and exploring new methodologies to keep Moderna at the forefront of leadership excellence.

  • Vendor and Resource Management: Manage relationships with external vendors and consultants to support program delivery, ensuring high-quality content and delivery standards. Delegate certain learning delivery taskssuch as enrollment planning and event managementto our small internal execution team while retaining accountability for results.

Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Proven track record of designing and implementing successful leadership development programs in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

  • Strong strategic planning and execution skills, with the ability to translate business needs into effective learning solutions.

  • Excellent collaboration and partnership skills

  • Strong project management, analytical, and evaluation skills.

  • Practical knowledge of learning operations, including portfolio execution, vendor management, learning technologies, and learning evaluation

  • Learning facilitation skills

Heres What Youll Bring to the Table (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Instructional design, content development, and content curation experience

  • Innovation in learning modalities and learner experience, including micro-learning, virtual learning, instructor-led training, learning measurement and others

  • Expertise in leadership development and ability to translate leadership development theory and principles into effective learning programs

  • Experience designing and delivering upskilling initiatives for digital skills, including generative AI for non-experts.

  • Experience with learning platforms such as LMS and LxP

  • Experience working in a matrix environment as a strategic partner across business units and functions.

  • Exceptional communication and influence skills, capable of engaging and inspiring leaders at all levels.

  • A desire to make an impact as part of a high-growth, transformational company that is Bold, Relentless, Curious, and Collaborative.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:

  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    Vacation, sick time and holidays
    Volunteer time to participate within your community
    Discretionary year-end shutdown
    Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, theinfrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our peopleare the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture.Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

As we build our company, we have always believed an in-person culture is critical to our success. Moderna champions the significant benefits of in-office collaboration by embracing a 70/30 work model. This 70% in-office structure helps to foster a culture rich in innovation, teamwork, and direct mentorship. Join us in shaping a world where every interaction is an opportunity to learn, contribute and make a meaningful impact.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. Were focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)



Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. Moderna’s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing the Company the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases and cardiovascular diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

mRNA is now a turning point in the history of science, medicine, technology, even humankind itself. With this breakthrough discovery, many of the world’s biggest and most challenging medical problems are no longer a question of “how?” but merely a question of “when?”

Come with us as we pursue the uncharted reaches of possibility and make your mark on the future of medicine.


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Cambridge, MA

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