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Editas Medicine Senior Director, Learning & Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts

At Editas, we’re driven by a collective purpose, to bring transformative and life changing therapies to people living with serious diseases with the greatest unmet needs. This fuels our drive to excel in scientific innovation, allowing us to harness the power and potential of CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (Cas12a) gene editing.

We believe our people are at the core of everything we do, and we’re committed to cultivating a culture where every individual feels valued and included. To do this, we strive to integrate belonging, inclusivity, diversity, and equity into every aspect of our organization.

Together, we are leading the way towards a healthier and more equitable future.

Position Summary

Editas is seeking a passionate and strategic Senior Director of Learning & Development to establish our L&D function and shape a culture of continuous learning and growth across Editas Medicine. Reporting to the Chief People Officer, you will lead the design, development and implementation of impactful L&D programs that align with our strategic priorities, support the development of our talent pipeline, and foster diverse, high performing, engaged teams.

Key Responsibilities:

As the Senior Director, Learning and Development, you will be responsible for:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive L&D strategy that aligns with the company's vision, mission, and strategic objectives.

  • Analyzing existing L&D program materials to identify opportunities for improvement and innovation.

  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in L&D to ensure Editas remains at the forefront of talent development.

Program Design & Implementation:

  • Design the architecture and content to deliver a diverse range of L&D programs that cater to the unique needs of different employee groups and development levels.

  • This could include leadership development programs, technical skill-building workshops, onboarding programs, BIDE (Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity), and personalized coaching initiatives.

  • Partner with stakeholders across the organization to identify critical learning needs and develop solutions that address them effectively.

  • Utilize cutting-edge learning technologies and methodologies to create engaging and impactful learning experiences.

Talent Management & Performance:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to develop and implement a Talent Management program that allows Editas to build talent pipelines to ensure critical capability gaps are filled.

  • Align L&D programs with performance management processes to ensure measurable impact on employee performance and organizational goals.

Culture & Engagement:

  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and development within Editas Medicine.

  • Promote employee engagement in L&D programs and initiatives.

  • Champion a growth mindset and a commitment to lifelong learning across the organization.

Data & Analytics:

  • Develop and implement robust metrics to track the effectiveness of L&D programs and initiatives.

  • Regularly analyze data and provide insights to inform future L&D strategies.


Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or a related field.

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience with a proven track record of success in designing and implementing impactful enterprise-wide learning, development, and training programs.

  • Strong understanding of business strategy and the ability to translate business goals into effective L&D initiatives.

  • Expertise in various L&D methodologies and technologies, including blended learning, e-learning, and coaching.

    Preferred Qualifications:

Additionally, candidates with the following attributes are preferred:

  • Prior experience working within the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

  • Passion for creating a positive and engaging learning environment.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.


Benefits Summary:

Editas provides a comprehensive array of benefits to all employees, including a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Medical Plan, a company-funded Health Savings Account, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Dependent Care Account, Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) plan with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Assistance Plan, Wellness Programs, and a flexible Paid Time Off policy.

If you are a results-focused and collaborative professional with a passion for advancing transformative therapies, we invite you to apply. Join us at the forefront of genetic innovation and be a key contributor to Editas Medicine's mission of redefining healthcare through cutting-edge genetic technologies.

Fostering Belonging. Fueling Innovation. Transforming Lives.