SUNLIGHT FINANCIAL Learning and Leadership Development Manager Salary in the United States

How much does an Learning and Leadership Development Manager make at companies like SUNLIGHT FINANCIAL in the United States? The average salary for Learning and Leadership Development Manager at companies like SUNLIGHT FINANCIAL in the United States is $133,541 as of November 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $109,787 and $157,295. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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A Mission-Driven Company

Sunlight Financial provides point-of-sale financing to enhance the lives of our customers, grow our partners' businesses, and improve our communities. We partner with contractors nationwide to offer loans for residential solar systems and home improvement upgrades.  Our best in class technology and deep credit expertise simplify and streamline consumer finance, ensuring a fast and frictionless process for both contractors and homeowners. 

Sunlight has funded more than $2 billion in loans and is growing fast. Did you know Sunlight Financial ranked #2 in the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Charlotte?


An Empowering and Entrepreneurial Culture

Sunlight Financial empowers its teammates to make a positive impact at our company and in our world.  In our entrepreneurial company, flexibility and initiative are key to our teammates’ success in supporting our partners. Our salaries are competitive, and our benefits are generous. The culture is collaborative, and our teams are interconnected with a desire to work hard, have fun, and succeed. For more information, visit

Top Reasons to Join Sunlight: 

  • Comprehensive Training
  • Competitive Salary
  • Benefits – 20 days of paid time off, paid volunteer hours, healthcare, dental, vision, generous parental leave program, 401K, casual work environment and much more!
  • Supportive, Collaborative and Inclusive Culture
  • Internal Mobility/Promotions – We focus on helping our teammates develop professionally

Sunlight’s Learning and Leadership Development role will lead the design, implementation and evaluation of learning and leadership development programs for Sunlight Financial. This role will provide substantial opportunity for both vision and execution as we develop this function for our company. This role will partner with business leaders, managers and teammates to design and implement learning and leadership strategies as well as teammate development programs for the organization. Based on these inputs, they will create a vision for Talent Development that aligns with the Sunlight's culture and then takes that vision and executes on this vision across Sunlight. These initiatives will allow the company to improve business performance while strengthening the organization for continued growth. This role reports to the Head of Human Resources.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished, high energy, collaborative leader who has experience with learning and leadership in fast-growth companies, has strong business acumen, subject matter expertise in Leadership & Organizational Development and a proven track record of working independently to build and lead a progressive talent development strategy.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Responsible for onboarding, goal setting, performance assessment, performance development and career management processes and programs for Sunlight.
  • Develop and execute talent development programs and processes to drive professional growth and accountability across the organization.
  • Design, build and ensure delivery of focused development content and curriculum for Sunlight managers and leaders.
  • Enhance delivery of focused development content and curriculum for Sunlight teammates and new hire onboarding and training.
  • Consult with business leaders to understand their leadership and management development needs for input and the appropriate sponsorship, engagement and alignment.
  • Track and drive measures of success/impact such as business results, ROI, enhanced talent pipeline, retention and new behaviors clearly demonstrated.
  • Design, implement and lead a scalable talent planning process for the Company that is forward-looking, actionable and drives measurable results.
  • In partnership with the Head of HR, support annual talent programs such as the Talent Management Review, Succession Planning, Leadership Summits, etc.
  • Champion the development of high potentials and high performers identified in the Talent Management routines, ensure creation and follow through on developmental action plans agreed to with their managers.
  • In partnership with the Head of HR, act as a talent expert across the organization, staying current on trends within talent management and teammates engagement, sharing best practices and key findings.
  • Leverage multiple delivery methods (ILT, virtual ILT, video, online, etc.) to ensure training delivery methods meets the varying needs of Sunlight's teammates.
  • Partners with external vendors where appropriate.
  • Creates a business plan and budget for design and execution that is managed efficiently and transparently.
  • Lead relevant internal communication and engagement efforts to ensure that Sunlight teammates have knowledge of and access to learning and development opportunities.


  • 5-10 years proven track record as a high energy, collaborative leader who has subject matter expertise in Learning and Leadership Development and a proven track record of working independently to build and implement effective learning and development initiatives for a fast-growing company.
  • A thought leader in the leadership development field with a natural curiosity for leveraging leading-edge practices across multiple fields and industries.
  • Ability to innovate and challenge current norms to drive change in the organization and work with people of varying backgrounds and organizational levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business strategies into critical talent and workforce strategies/initiatives, in partnership with the Head of HR.
  • Ability to improve talent and performance management practices.
  • Ability to execute on multiple projects with a high-level attention to detail
  • Ability to work across multiples teams in the organization and create collaborative, cross-functional solutions.
  • Strong communication, relationship management, facilitation, influencing and consulting skills.
  • Experience in financial services a plus
  • Prior experience delivering and developing sales training a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

  Education, certification and license

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, HR, Organizational Development or related field.
  • PHR or SPHR a plus


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Sunlight provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sunlight complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Sunlight expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Sunlight’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.



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