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Senior Director, Learning



Sales & Business Development
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2023

Who We Are: Founded in 2015, Mursion is an online simulation studio that allows teams to practice conversations in order to perfect communications and improve effectiveness. Musion’s proprietary technology combines the non-judgmental aspects of an avatar with authentic human mannerisms and responses. Our simulations are used globally by professionals across industries to practice complex interpersonal skills in an environment that is both safe and authentic. Mursion promotes a unique culture where individuals are able to be adventurous in the pursuit of improving human interactions. Ideal candidates at Mursion are team-players, comfortable working across remote teams and distributed environments, and invested in the idea that, through practice, teams can learn to be more effective and empathic communicators.

Who We Want: We seek talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission to leverage technology to improve communication and effectiveness in the workplace, and who are motivated to help Mursion lead a new solution category for improving business communication through simulation-based practice. We value empathy, curiosity, and constant improvement both in our internal operations and when working with partners and clients. Our employees are most successful when they employ strong collaboration skills, skilled communications, a problem-solving orientation, and demonstrate comfort in an evolving and fast-paced startup environment.

Position Overview: We are seeking a Senior Director of Learning to join our Learning, Platform, and Insights team and guide Mursion’s learning and development approach. The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of leading learning design projects, mainly focused on the science of learning and technology-delivered simulated learning. This is an FT, salaried, and fully remote position reporting to the Chief Learning Officer. This person is part of the management team and should be an operator who can lead a team that is data-driven and research-focused. The compensation package is $160K to $180K base salary, bonus eligibility, and benefits based on applied experience, geographic location, and other factors identified by the hiring committee.


  • Drive the company’s efforts to develop evidence-based simulation library that empowers leaders and helps team members to succeed through improved communication.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts by continuously reviewing data from multiple sources
  • Provide company-wide thought leadership on learning design and best practices for competency-based design aligned with the skills required for success in the workplace
  • Track and analyze shifts in management and learning research to ensure our designs are aligned with leading research literature and best practices.
  • Evaluate potential partners or products for pedagogical excellence and collaborate with the Product and Executive leadership teams on pursuing advantageous partnerships and acquisitions.
  • Evaluate product improvement ideas against academic research, market research, and an in-depth knowledge of workplace learning practices and employee workflows
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts by continuously reviewing data from multiple sources


  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in learning design, learning science, organizational psychology, behavioral science , or other management-related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in learning, organizational psychology, behavioral science, and tech-enabled content publishing required
  • Strong team leadership, team-building, and mentoring skills required, with at least 5 years of people management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to function in a leadership role with internal and external clients and liaise with other education experts.
  • Demonstrated track record in productizing leadership research in thoughtful and innovative ways; particularly related to the future of work
  • Demonstrated experience developing learning design tools or documentation (i.e. prototypes, design briefs, writing guidelines, scope & sequences).
  • Proven ability to achieve results through influence across an organization and collaboration with other departments
  • Experience working on cross-functional and virtual teams
  • Excellent communication skills

We understand that not everyone will demonstrate proficiency in all of the areas listed under the responsibilities and qualifications. At Mursion, we strive to raise the bar! We encourage women and historically marginalized communities to apply if you feel your skills and life experiences are transferable to some of the qualifications in the job description.

Our Values

We cultivate empathy

Empathy is at the core of all we do. We make time to communicate and listen before we take action. We make decisions based on reasoned analysis and authentic care for the aspirations of our partners and colleagues.

We lead with curiosity to create lightbulb moments

Our team is strengthened by having the courage to thoughtfully ask difficult questions. We are results-oriented innovators who create dynamic solutions to complex problems by encouraging transparency, creativity, and iteration. We are energized by thought-provoking conversations and the diverse perspectives of our partners and peers.

We strive to raise the bar

We see ourselves as trailblazers in simulation. Our learning theory is grounded in research and we demand empirical evidence before concluding our efforts have been successful. We always look for ways to improve. We recognize we live in an imperfect world and we embrace our responsibility to promote shared understanding and elevate humankind.

We have the courage to be human

We are a fun-loving, driven team of developers, artists, entrepreneurs, operational masterminds, and technologists dedicated to the proposition that learning experiences can be powerful and playful. We recognize that we are more than a business; we are a community of unique individuals with a collective focus to improve human interactions through practice. It is through our humanity that we create better products and learning experiences for our partners.

Compensation and perks: Salary commensurate with experience. For full-time employees, Mursion offers competitive benefits, which include full medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k program, paid holidays, and unlimited PTO.

Collaborate with a unique blend of employees ranging from 3D artists, software developers, operations, sales, and finance teams to actors who deliver interactive, highly immersive simulations.

Be at the forefront of reinventing learning for the future workforce.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested parties are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.

Mursion is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from People of Color, Women, Persons with Disabilities, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

We are not accepting agency submissions at this time. Please don't send unsolicited candidate resumes to Mursion employees. They will not be accepted.