Leadership Development Director - Visa University

  • Foster City, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Visa is one of the top 50 most admired brands in the world. It is recognized as a leading employer and can be found on the lists of: The World’s Most Innovative Companies, The World’s Most Respected Companies, The World’s Most Ethical Companies, America’s Best Employers and The World’s Most Valuable Brands, to name a few.

Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations enable its bank customers to offer consumers choices: Pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow economies.

Behind the Visa brand are our talented employees who continuously raise the bar with innovative solutions and products that deliver the convenience and security of digital currency to more people all over the world.

Job Description

The Leadership Development Director will be part of a team of dedicated product design experts within Visa University Leadership College that will help build the learning road map for executive and leadership development across Visa. This role will work closely with the College Dean and senior leadership to help drive critical strategic and development learning initiatives that improve leadership capabilities and enhance overall organizational effectiveness across the company. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative and is skilled at quickly understanding and translating stakeholder needs into innovative learning solutions. Visa University is part of Corporate Strategy and the Leadership Development Director will report in to the Dean of Leadership Colleges within the Business Colleges organization. 


  • Work closely with the College Dean, Market Learning, and senior leadership and other cross-functional partners to drive scalable and sustainable learning development solutions for all levels of leaders and executives across the organization.

  • Contribute to and lead from the overall Leadership College learning roadmap, including new learning products, innovations, and ad hoc strategic initiatives.

  • Work with stakeholders to identify learning needs and to help inform the design and development process.

  • Closely manage prioritization process to identify and advance the highest leverage projects and critical strategic goals and initiatives for the organization.

  • Manage the entire learning product development lifecycle: 

    • Use human-centered design approaches to discover, design and develop meaningful client engagements to ensure the organization has the capabilities to compete in the future.
    • Act as a change agent: build understanding, enthusiasm, and use influence to gain buy in from key stakeholders and drive alignment within the organization.
    • Build work plans and work closely with cross-functional partners to support and drive successful execution and implementation of all solutions.
  • Work with the Data Analytics team to evaluate the product effectiveness, success and impact in measurable ways. Leverage analysis to enhance future strategies and tactics.



  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent



  • 12+ years progressive experience defining and implementing successful learning solutions, preferably in a global corporate environment.

  • Understanding of the payments business preferred.

  • Learning content design and development skills to design and curate engaging customized learning programs.

  • Excellent project management, planning, and organization skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize projects/products based on business objectives and ROI methodology

  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills - ability to work with a cross-functional team and influence change across functional and business units

  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing, including executive presence and the ability to simplify complex problems and evangelize a strategy and roadmap to stakeholders.

  • Analytical and proactive problem solver with a solution-oriented mindset who operates effectively and independently, even in areas of uncertainty and ambiguity.

  • Focused on providing excellent customer service

Additional Information

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity

Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, technology is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics, NFL and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of more than 11,000 talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

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