Head of Learning & Development at Cityblock Health

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About us:

Cityblock Health is a new type of healthcare company, operating out of Brooklyn and backed by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, along with some of the top healthcare investors in the country.

Our mission is to radically improve the health of urban communities, one block at a time. Importantly, our solutions are designed specifically for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries, and we bring the capability to deliver care in the home and neighborhood with our field-based teams.

In close collaboration with community based organizations and a leading commercial partner, we are reorganizing the health system to focus on what matters to our members. We deliver personalized primary care, behavioral health, and social services through a network of neighborhood hubs with deep community-based partnerships and world-class technology.

We partner with payers and at-risk providers, taking capitated financial risk to care for their most vulnerable, high and rising risk members. Additionally, we invest in strategic partnerships with community-based and social services organizations, in some instances bringing them into the value equation through sub-capitation and performance-based compensation.

Role Overview

Cityblock is seeking an innovative, thoughtful and engaging leader who can build an interdisciplinary team to deliver learning, communication and knowledge experiences that drive performance across a highly distributed organization. 

Learning is an imperative for our business -- our interdisciplinary care model requires an equally interdisciplinary learning model. Our people are not sitting in a static environment, but instead are constantly moving, engaging and working to help our members. We’re looking for someone to help us build a learning function that intertwines with our people’s lives, adding value and minimizing wasted time. Although that means we’re looking for someone with strong digital experience, we also know that the skills we want to teach require in-person engagement. Therefore, the successful candidate will need to balance digital delivery with in-person delivery, finding ways to integrate both modalities into their strategy. 

The team we envision building, would consist of the following functions (though we recognize all of this is subject to change based upon the direction of the leader we eventually hire):

  • Market Training & Development -- trainers, devoted to markets, focused on helping to deliver content and work with managers to drive performance
  • Operations -- manage the overall operations for a large set of delivery needs
  • Content Development -- instructional, graphic and content designers to turn SME input into learning experiences that drive development
  • Program Management -- build out a program / learning product management function to manage big pieces of the infrastructure

Cityblock’s future growth will be exponential, not incremental, and so this team will be responsible for building a learning function and learning processes that can scale. Starting while the growth is still incremental, will give the leader a chance to prepare for the exponential. We are making a big investment in this function, and are looking for a leader to take on this unique challenge. 

Our Values:

  • Aim for Understanding
  • Be All In
  • Bring Your Whole Self
  • Lean Into Discomfort
  • Put Members First


  • Build an innovative and interdisciplinary learning and development team at Cityblock
  • Drive the ongoing strategy and implementation for Cityblock’s orientation and assimilation processes and build out the ongoing training path for all employees
  • In partnership with company leadership, effectively manage prioritization of content creation and delivery across markets
  • Lead a team to deliver multi-modal and technology-enabled learning experiences
  • Develop an innovative culture that thrives on experimentation and strong execution
  • Create a set of metrics and analytics to measure progress and provide insight for improving learning products 
  • Build a subject matter expert engagement process to ensure that all areas -- clinical, operations, community or behavioral health, technology and leadership -- have curriculum that helps drive improvement in performance and eventually patient outcomes 
  • Build a content development team that other internal orgs can utilize (Communications, People, etc)
  • Deploy scalable digital and in-person learning solutions 
  • Deeply understand Cityblock’s culture, distributed workforces, diverse members/consumers and product technology 
  • Partner with the people team, market leadership, and clinical leadership to ensure that the learning strategy is aligned with each team’s goals

You’d be a good fit if:

  • You have experience building and leading an interdisciplinary learning function
  • You have a strong ability to turn business strategy into learning strategy
  • You are a great leader of people and role model for other people managers
  • You have experience leading a large, distributed training function
  • You are a great partner to leaders throughout the organization
  • Strong communicator
  • Experience working in a start-up environment
  • You are deeply data-driven and outcomes oriented
  • You are a strong cross-functional leader and a builder of great teams

Nice to have:

  • Experience with highly-distributed workforces in a tech-enabled environment
  • Product management / technology build experience
  • Healthcare experience

Please include in your application:

  • A resume and/or LinkedIn profile
  • A short cover letter

Cityblock values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and populations we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • LookerAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement


We're in DUMBO, where toy elephants parachute from rooftops and Thursdays are for live music. Plus, Sweetgreen, Brooklyn Roasting Company, & Equinox!

An Insider's view of Cityblock Health

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The opportunity to collaborate directly with medical professionals, care providers, and engineers to build Commons is rare and huge. You're not just building features. You know the 'why' of what you're building and who it will help—and you can see the impact firsthand.


VP of Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

This is my first role as a software engineer—my previous life was in fashion retail. Cityblock created a structure that enables me to master fundamental skills and empowers me to own projects that expose me gradually to more difficult concepts, like building our application’s notification center—with a supportive team backing me up.


Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

In my clinical work, I've seen our health system moving away from relationships and toward increasingly complex frameworks. I joined Cityblock to challenge that trend. To make healthcare trustworthy again and to truly meet individuals where they are.


Chief Health Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My goal is to work with tech & clinical teams to build something useful yet simple. Sitting side-by-side we try to understand what our care teams and members need from our technology. Together, we're creating a world in which the product and tools become invisible, to enable our care teams to spend as much time as possible with our members.


Product Design Lead

What are Cityblock Health Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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