Director of Learning + Development

Job Description

The Director of Learning and Development leads the design, planning, and implementation of operational training programs and procedures. This person leads a team that innovates, creates,  and implements new training techniques and enhances current learning systems.


What you’ll do

  • Create high quality, scalable learning experiences for a diverse audience of hourly Team Members and salaried Managers
  • Create a culture of continuous learning in the restaurants and support center
  • Maintain, evolve, and track systems for the Train the Trainer program
  • Maintain and develop new systems and training for Certified Training Restaurants
  • Measure success by tracking key performance indicators to determine effectiveness of current and future training programs
  • Continuously develop new, cutting edge learning systems
  • Innovate new ways to engage Team Members in learning
  • Create a maintain department and project  budgets focusing on ROI
  • Work closely with restaurant operations leadership to evolve current training
  • Create and maintain a feedback loop for operational training
  • Drive CAVA values and mission through all training courses

We offer:

  • Competitive base salary and annual bonus potential
  • Benefits options including: health, dental, vision, telemedicine, short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and 401K with CAVA match
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
  • Free CAVA food
  • Four Community days per year to help the world with acts of services/volunteering
  • The opportunity to be on the ground floor of helping craft the vision of a rapidly growing brand while laying the foundation to build your team from the ground up


CAVA – joining “A culture, not a concept™”


Job Requirements


  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Has implemented and managed a Learning Management System
  • Five or more years of experience leading a Learning and Development Team
  • Five or more years managing and growing a team; demonstrated success in coaching and mentoring team members
  • Five or more years of experience in digital and manual design
  • Background in or knowledge of restaurant operational training
  • A passion for food, people and storytelling

Knowledge of:

  • Custom learning solutions for adult learners and a diverse learning audience (LMS and SCORM)
  • Extensive experience with Articulate Storyline 2, Captivate or other eLearning development software
  • Movie editing with iMovie or Final Cut Pro
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with A.D.D.I.E. Model for instructional design
  • Project management softwares



  • Monthly travel as needed

Additional Details

Date posted: 12/07/2018

Salary: To Be Discussed

Location: Washington, DC

Apply Online:

Prefer: online

Company Name: CAVA


CAVA fuels full lives through a bold and innovative food culture. We started in a chef’s kitchen, and our culinary roots continue to drive us forward as we empower all eaters to create the meals they’ve been craving.We’re serving customers in our fast-casual restaurant locations and you can find CAVA dips + spreads at specialty markets nearby. But we have a thrilling opportunity ahead of us: fueling full lives across the country as we grow.We’re looking for the go-getters, the savorers, the creators, the celebrators, and the explorers to help us do it. From mindful sourcing to craveable recipes, revolutionary tech to authentic customer exchanges, we’re building a team that’s passionate about creating meaningful experiences and sharing good food. Think you’re the one for the job? Then join us.