Director, Learning & Development

 Virta Health - Company site
 June 22, 2022

Virta Health is on a mission to transform diabetes care and reverse the type 2 diabetes epidemic. Current treatment approaches aren’t working—over half of US adults have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Virta is changing this by helping people reverse type 2 diabetes through innovations in technology, personalized nutrition, and virtual care delivery reinvented from the ground up. We have raised over $350 million from top-tier investors, and partner with the largest health plans, employers, and government organizations to help their employees and members restore their health and live diabetes-free. Join us on our mission to reverse diabetes in 100M people by 2025.

As Virta’s Head of Learning and Development, you will have a unique opportunity to build strategy while immediately impacting employee experience.This role will lead our L&D and DEI efforts, scale our onboarding and management development initiatives, partner on our performance management process, increase support for remote work and explore and implement new programs to support Virta’s growth. In this role, you’ll be equal parts program manager, learning experience designer, facilitator, and coach as you build and lead the Team that will own all L&D efforts. You’ll identify needs and create content to align stakeholders, facilitating and delivering content and iterating at scale – in a remote-first, hybrid environment!


  • Collaborate with Virta’s leaders and the PeopleOps Team to identify needs and implement comprehensive solutions that are strategically aligned with business goals
  • Lead DEI and change initiatives and solicit and secure stakeholder support across HR as well as with HR’s business partners and customers
  • Develop, draft, and manage complex workflows, planning and coordinating cross-functionally and integrating diversity of perspectives into design and delivery
  • Recommend learning technologies to drive scale and automation
  • Own and develop program reporting, dashboards and administration, resource management, stakeholder management, and communications
  • Develop and deliver engaging, creative, and impactful virtual, in-person, and blended programs to improve individual and organizational performance and development
  • Use data to propose programmatic improvements, drive implementation and validate return on investment
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies

90 Day Plan

Within your first 90 days at Virta, we expect you will do the following:

  • Focus efforts on increasing and improving our management training, performance management, DEI and onboarding efforts
  • Partner with our leadership team to identify strategic gaps 
  • Identify opportunities for iterating on existing programs and developing new ones


  • 7+ years experience building and implementing Learning & Development Programming in a startup tech company with consulting, coaching and facilitation experience
  • Experience creating and managing scalable programs in diversity and inclusion, people experience, and people development utilizing best in class learning management technologies
  • Understanding of training principles, tools, and best practices and experience pulling and creating analytical/deep dive reports showing positive ROI
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of employees and management
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, comfortable with high volume workload and willing to “roll up your sleeves”

Values-driven culture

Virta’s company values drive our culture, so you’ll do well if:

  • You put people first and take care of yourself, your peers, and our patients equally
  • You have a strong sense of ownership and take initiative while empowering others to do the same
  • You prioritize positive impact over busy work
  • You have no ego and understand that everyone has something to bring to the table regardless of experience
  • You appreciate transparency and promote trust and empowerment through open access of information
  • You are evidence-based and prioritize data and science over seniority or dogma
  • You take risks and rapidly iterate

As part of your duties at Virta, you may come in contact with sensitive patient information that is governed by HIPAA. Throughout your career at Virta, you will be expected to follow Virta's security and privacy procedures to ensure our patients' information remains strictly confidential. Security and privacy training will be provided.

For this role the compensation range for candidates in Colorado is $165,000 – $187,877; information about Virta’s benefits is on our careers page at: 

Note: Starting pay will be based on a number of factors and commensurate with qualifications & experience. Virta has a location based compensation structure; there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.