Training and Development Manager

To apply for this role…

Send an email to with the following information:

  1. A brief description of yourself, and why you’re interested in this role. Five sentences or less.

  2. You’re about to be introduced to a crowd of over 1 million people. What song do you walk out to? Explanation appreciated.

  3. Your resume, please!

Here’s a bit about us...

At Victory Lap, we are really passionate about sales. However, there’s an unfortunate reality to the industry: there are over 14M sales jobs in the US, and less than 4% of colleges/universities offer a sales education. Victory Lap exists to solve this problem. We find, qualify, and train the next generation of top sellers, and help them land the right sales job, faster. We work with the top employers in Chicago (from SMB to Enterprise), and connect them with our awesome graduates who are prepared and excited to sell.

How much fun can that be? Honestly, it’s a blast.

When we’re not solving various sales problems, you can catch us doing one of the following: eating tacos at Big Star, playing a friendly (yet competitive) game of office basketball, enjoying our lifetime supply of RXBAR’s (just kidding, we only have 37 left), or hanging with our mascot Otis (our founders’ labradoodle).

Pretty awesome, right? We think so! We’re looking for a Training and Development Manager who thinks so, too.

So, what will you be doing?

  • In charge of all programming. You’ll be working directly with our CEO to continue to build and optimize Victory Lap’s world class sales curriculum

  • Conduct customer and market research to identify the biggest opportunities for future content development

  • Lead all Quarterly Alumni Trainings

  • Proactively look for new opportunities to improve and optimize end-to-end lead management

  • Maintain organization through time management, setting priorities, and accurate paperwork

More importantly, who are you?

  • You are a BIG dreamer, thinker, and doer

  • You are a teacher at heart or by trade: you realize the power great education can have to change the trajectory of someone's life, and want to fulfill that mission with Victory Lap

  • Limiting beliefs are like poison to you, yet you understand and don’t underestimate the effort needed to accomplish BHAG’s (Big Hairy Audacious Goals)

  • You understand where there is a will, there is a way, and you remain optimistic and positive during the peaks and valleys of a journey

  • You take what you do very seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously

  • You are a continuous learner with high self-awareness, and can speak to experience when persistence helped you achieve an important goal in your life or work

  • You are goal-driven, and someone who loves to win and hates to lose

  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit, which means you have the ability to move quickly with the ebbs and flows of the business, and constantly look to solve problems, not rest on them

Match our qualifications?

  • 2+ years of sales training experience OR 5+ years in a sales role

  • Experience creating interactive and engaging content

  • A strong communicator (written and oral) who is able to effectively deliver a message to different types of personas

  • Tech savvy: no partisan politics here, Google and Microsoft are your friends

  • Much more, which we can discuss in the interview process

Here’s why you should join the Victory Lap family:

  • We offer the opportunity to join something from the ground floor with a proven model six months in (launched October 2016)

  • The ability to learn and develop skills faster than you’d imagine by working directly with the CEO, and given major responsibility to help the company achieve hyper growth

  • Flexibility. We believe in hard work, and lots of it, but we also believe in trusting our team to get the job done.

  • You will be empowered to do the job to the best of your ability with the support, coaching, and investment to take it to a higher level

  • Base + Commission + Equity + Unlimited Vacation

  • An exciting work environment where everyone contributes to the company’s success, and has an absolute blast while doing so