Manager or Senior Manager, Learning and Development

About Verra.
At Verra, we've created a culture of flexibility + autonomy. You'll be able to work with remote teams from diverse countries and industries. Wherever possible, we aim to find mutually agreeable solutions for international hiring.

Verra is a global leader helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. We support climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools and programs that credibly, transparently and robustly assess environmental and social impacts and enable funding for sustaining and scaling up projects that verifiably deliver these benefits. We work in any arena where we see a need for clear standards, a role for market-based mechanisms, and an opportunity to generate significant environmental and social value.

Verra manages a portfolio of standards, including the: 

Job Title:   Manager OR Senior Manager, Learning and Development 

Location:   Remote - Worldwide (with significant overlap with US business hours) 

Start Date:    Immediately 

Reports to:   Chief Human Resources Officer 


The Opportunity. 


It's an exciting time to join Verra! Our organization is growing rapidly, join us in fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth. In response we are building a high-performance HR Team and need a professional who can create an effective global learning ecosystem that provides employees with rich development experiences and enables them to grow and succeed. We are seeking a passionate Learning & Development professional to play a crucial role in helping our team members enhance their skills and knowledge. 

The Role. 

  • Develop, manage and drive a global Learning and Development strategy to strengthen our organizational capabilities and talent performance. 

  • Transform pre-existing L & D initiatives into a cohesive curriculum. 

  • Deliver world-class L & D service which provides thought-leadership and cutting-edge learning tools and solutions. 

  • Partner with and influence Verra leaders to integrate L & D into our organizational practices to develop, retain and motivate a skilled, vibrant and agile workforce.  

  • Analyze our job families to identify processes and create custom training plans. 

  • Develop and implement learning strategies and programs by designing e-learning courses, workshops and more for a fully remote workforce. 

  • Manage and develop one L & D coordinator. 

  • Oversee the development of a recently implemented LMS platform (Litmos) into a fully integrated and robust e-learning destination. 

  • Facilitate our performance appraisal application, PerformYard. 

  • Support the identification of leadership potential within the organization and collaborate with Verra leaders on succession planning as needed. 

  • Learning related projects as needed. 


What we’d like to see. 


  • 10+ years of experience managing learning and development programs globally. 

  • Passion for helping people learn and grow with previous experience as a people manager. 

  • Deep understanding of learning and development and performance capacity building practices, challenges and trends. 

  • Strong instructional design, coaching, facilitation and training skills with evidence of effective application across international contexts and culture. 

  • Extensive experience with LMS platforms and e-learning ecosystems. 

  • Expertise in the following: learning strategy, needs analysis, program design, curriculum design, instructional design, learning evaluation, e-learning, facilitation, competency design, and competency assessment. 

  • Strong leadership and team management skills, including experience mentoring team members and encouraging their development. 

  • Strong communication skills which are essential in effectively guiding employees through their learning journey. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with all levels of an organization and communicate effectively regarding sensitive and confidential matters. 

  • Cultural awareness enables you to work well with stakeholders and partners from different countries and cultures. 

  • A self-starter approach to your work with the ability to proactively meet and deliver project milestones in a remote setting.  

  • A sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on Verra’s success. 


Our team. 

  • Verrans come from diverse locations and backgrounds, and include carbon market experts, project developers, consultants, climate negotiators, researchers, and auditors. 

  • We are committed to driving finance at scale to projects and programs that advance climate action and sustainable development through high-quality standards and programs.  

Working at Verra. 

Verra is a global leader in the carbon market helping to tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, Verra is committed to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve livelihoods, and protect natural resources across the private and public sectors. 

We’ve created a culture of flexibility + autonomy. You’ll be able to work with remote teams from diverse countries and industries. Wherever possible, we aim to find mutually agreeable solutions for international hiring. 

For this position, the salary range is between $106,000 -$135,000 USD. The compensation band is based on a U.S. base salary range and shares the min and max base salary for the position. This position is eligible for remote work.  

The final compensation offered will be contingent upon role, level, and location. Our Talent team can share the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. 

Salary is one component of Verra’s total compensation package which also includes: 


  • Medical, vision and dental care, and life insurance 

  • Verra contributions to each employee’s retirement plan/pension scheme with employee and employer contributions 

  • Paid leavecomprising 22-30 days vacation, 7 days of annual sick leave, holidays, and sabbatical after five years of service 

  • Funds to support professional development 


Verra is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our work, and doing this successfully is crucial for us to embody our established values which are Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Balance, and Exploration. We actively celebrate belonging among our team members’ different abilities, sexual orientations, ethnicity, faith, and gender.  

How to Apply. 

Please send us a Cover letter (not to exceed one page) and your Resume/CV (not to exceed two pages).  

Verra provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. As such, we conduct our recruitment and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetics, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law. 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Human Resources

Remote (Washington, District of Columbia, US)

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