Senior Manager, Talent Development -

Senior Manager, Talent Development Philadelphia, PA

Inspire |  Philadelphia, PA | HR / Recruiting

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Inspire is a clean energy technology company on a mission to transform the way consumers access clean energy and to accelerate the world’s transition to a net-zero carbon future.

We provide our customers with access to renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro powered sources without service interruptions or costly installations at a flat, predictable monthly rate. For every year that a customer spends with Inspire Clean Energy, they have a greater impact on climate change than 10 years of strict recycling.

Our rapidly growing team of mission-driven, climate enthusiasts is passionate, innovative and committed to a better future for the planet.


As Senior Manager of Talent Development at Inspire, you stand for and drive the development of high quality, innovative and engaging training programs and resources and expertly manage our programs to ensure brilliant execution and continual innovation. Your work drives the internal pipeline of talent and allows Avengers to ramp into new roles, master the skills & behaviors required to be successful and ultimately take on more challenging responsibilities. You will be responsible for building out the learning roadmap and overall philosophy for our learning & development curriculum. This is an opportunity to bring your creativity and build a successful program utilizing your own toolbox as well as our existing programs and frameworks.


  • Leadership Philosophy:  develop a learning and development philosophy, roadmap and framework that support our Avengers and Inspire as we scale
  • Leadership Development:  building leadership development training for critical career milestones (ex. First time leading a project, first time leading a team, first time leading a function)
  • Personal Effectiveness:  create content that helps all Avengers overcome less effective behavioral habits that get in their way of reaching their full potential
  • Consultative Learning: go deep on the engagements that really move the needle for the business to develop talent over longer tail strategic engagements.
  • Leadership Coaching:  establish group and 1:1 coaching as part of our core development offerings for leaders.
  • Compliance: create and maintain a curriculum of compliance training to meet legal requirements in a way that communicates our mission and values.


  • Conduct needs assessment and map out a 2-year learning strategy
  • Launch a leadership development curriculum, potentially in partnership with an external vendor
  • Identify and execute at least 3 opportunities for development work within intact teams
  • Design and launch values based harassment & diversity training program
  • Design and launch a program to improve cross team collaboration and effectiveness
  • Review IDP and 360 programs for effectiveness and recommend evolution


  • Internal Promotions
  • Engagement Survey Question “Inspire is a great company for me to make a contribution to my development”


  • Very smart, able to “keep up” with Sr. Execs
  • High EQ, nuanced approach to selling ideas and getting buy in
  • High degree of organization with a genuine passion for creating systems and processes that scale
  • Disarming, able to get to the crux of a development issue by creating an environment of vulnerability


  • Must Have
    • 5-8 years of experience in the talent development space
    • Experience writing at least one program from scratch, without any off the shelf content, that has been rolled out to at least 3 sessions worth of participants.
    • You have managed a leadership development learning program for mid-level managers.
    • You have managed and taught people skills, process, etc.
    • You have created eLearning and/or virtual content for asynchronous learning.  (notion pages, blogs, white papers, on the job tools)
    • You have led and developed a team of at least 2 direct reports for more than a year..
    • You have tackled a business problem through multi-touch point learning solutions (ex. Hiring, DE&I, leadership bench, change management)
    • Proven leadership though  complex cross functional projects requiring buy-in from Senior leaders across the company.
  • Nice to Have
    • Experience building learning roadmaps and competency work in the Technology space (Engineers)
    • You have had a formal coaching relationship with at least 3 Director+ people (internal/external)
    • Prior experience facilitating Talent Review calibrations and succession planning
    • Experience creating content proposals and implementing/facilitating team building offsites
    • In depth knowledge around creating content, communications and personal touch points around change management
    • Prior experience leading Engagement Survey Action Planning
    • Career Development Coaching experience
    • Experience with Diversity & Inclusion learning initiatives
    • Video/Graphic Design experience/knowledge
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Health & Wellness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FSA
  • Health Insurance
  • HSA
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Short Term Disability
  • Vision Insurance
  • Community Service Programs
  • Pet Friendly Office
  • Pet Insurance
Parental Benefits
  • Childcare Assistance Programs
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Nursing Room
  • Parental Leave
Perks & Discounts
  • Bring Your Own Device Reimbursement
  • Casual Dress
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Offsite Company Events
  • Snacks Provided
  • Special Discounts
Professional Development
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Training & Development Budget
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
  • 401k with company contribution
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
  • Commitment to Work/Life Harmony
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Unlimited PTO

What makes Inspire an exciting place to work?

We are constantly working towards something bigger than ourselves. Our mission is what inspires and connects us. But we're also raising awareness for customers that they have choices when it comes to choosing an energy source.

Roughly 20% of your overall carbon emissions come from your home — which is huge. You can eliminate that 20% from your carbon footprint simply by deciding to go with Inspire.

Through data, we empower customers by informing them of their choices and giving them an option to positively impact the environment.


What’s unique about working on Inspire’s tech team?

Between Philly and Santa Monica, we have about 60 people on our tech team. Being small, we’re able to bond and work together closely. Everyone across the entire team has a hand in creating something for customers. No one group comes up with ideas or roadmaps and presents them to the rest of the group; we collectively decide what we should be working on and how we can work towards bringing Inspire’s overall mission to life.

We’ve created a very supportive and uplifting subculture. It’s not just about social events; it’s about asking, “How can we grow together? How can we work better together?”


How has Inspire has worked to improve employee work/life balance during the pandemic?

Due to the always-on nature of working from home during quarantine, we found that people had started working more hours and taking less PTO. Even when we told people to take time off, they still seemed to check in and contribute. We established “bonus days,” where every other Friday is off for the entire company. That way, no one is working, employees don’t feel that they are missing anything, and everyone can truly relax and recharge.


What qualities make someone a promising job candidate at Inspire?

Everyone at Inspire is driven by the mission to expand access to clean energy and work toward a zero-net carbon future. So we look for candidates who have that same passion for taking care of our earth. We’re a company of team players who collaborate closely, always ready to hop on Zoom to solve problems as a team.

From a tech perspective, we want talented engineers of all levels, but we are also looking for people who also think deeply about the Inspire user and build features and solutions that work for them. People who are interested in their careers and helping grow the careers of those they work with share knowledge and level up their skill sets.

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