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Director, Talent Development - New York

New York City

Do you develop talent like it's your job? It could be.

Day One Agency—Campaign Magazine’s Agency of the Year and PRovoke Media’s Creative Agency of the Year—is hiring! We’re looking for a Director of Talent Development to join our growing Human Resources team. We are looking for a leader who is passionate about people and will be instrumental in establishing and executing professional and leadership development programs, onboarding strategy, and programming to enhance company culture. You’ll take pride in your work, show initiative, and go the extra mile. The Talent Development Director will report to our VP of Human Resources and play a vital role in ensuring each and every new hire is immersed into Day One culture and transitions into valued, productive, long-term Day One team members. They will focus on establishing learning and development strategies which not only support employee development, but also align with our overall business goals and build upon agency culture. We’re looking for self-starters with creative agency experience who are willing to work collaboratively and quickly with our squad. Excellent organizational skills are imperative. In return, you’ll be in a rewarding learning environment with a great opportunity to grow and further your knowledge and career.

Our company culture is at the core of everything we do. It defines our vibe. It’s what makes every day, Day one. We offer a highly collaborative environment (even as we work from a distance in this new remote world) where smart and hyper-passionate people come together to solve creative communications challenges. It’s no secret; we work hard, but only on the things we love. From the day this agency was created, we vowed to only work on projects that fire us up and that’s still true. It’s how we make projects like Chipotle’s multi-award-winning Freeting campaign come to life.

We emphasize and value all of our relationships—they’re what powers us. Our colleagues, clients, and partners are the most important part of our business. So if you want to join a fast-growing, award-winning, creative team, we’d love to hear from you.


The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial minded, detail oriented, and a creative problem solver by nature. This position acts as a point person for Onboarding and Learning & Development across all Day One offices.

  • Onboarding
    • Spearhead Day One’s onboarding strategy, ensuring new hires are immersed into the Day One culture and understand the performance and social aspects of their roles

    • Curate and maintain a new hire onboarding kit that showcases Day One’s culture and sets new hires up for success in their roles, including but not limited to creation of an onboarding plan for each new hire from point of hire to 90 days and beyond

    • Project managing the onboarding process: HR orientation, buddy system, coordinating Ops/Tools, assigning training and establishing connections with key stakeholders across Shape/Share/Fuel, etc.

    • Working with Senior Leadership to ensure all team members understand how to use our performance management tool and set goals that align with agency vision

    • Creating a D1A Mentorship program to help build and promote the internal Day One network and support employee growth

  • Learning & Development
    • Work closely with business leaders to design, curate, and execute engaging employee development programs which are tied to Day One business strategy and increase leadership effectiveness

    • Partner with internal leads and key stakeholders to diagnose organizational needs and lead the design, development, and delivery of effective interventions aimed at closing identified performance gaps across all levels of the organization

    • Identify, vet, and onboard external vendors / offerings to supplement internal Leadership Academy

    • Develop, structure and deploy agency mentorship programs including summer internships and apprenticeships

    • Manage complete execution of virtual and on/off-site trainings from sending calendar invites to employees to securing catering and training facilities for off-site trainings

    • Create and track appropriate evaluation tools, metrics and statistics on the results and organizational impact of programs and practices


  • 7-8 years of experience Learning & Development or relevant experience

  • Passion for people, organization, and excitement to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment

  • Self-motivated, organized and reliable

  • Great people and communication skills

  • Leadership and problem-solving skills

  • Proven experience in a creative environment: Marketing/PR/Advertising agency or start-up operations

  • Exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy contributing to the creation of new systems, programs, and company culture

Compensation + Benefits

We value all of our employees and are happy to provide comprehensive benefits to help support them holistically in the best way we can. We offer all our employees:

  • Health Care (Medical, Dental, Vision)

  • “Take-As-You-Need” Paid Time Off

  • Company Paid Holidays

  • Fresh Thinking Fridays

  • Summer Fridays

  • Annual Technology Stipend

  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Company Credit Card

  • Uber Business Account

  • New Business Referral Bonus

  • Employee Referral Bonus