Emerging Leader Development Program - PA

Vanguard seeks highly motivated individuals committed to making a difference as they enter the business world. The Vanguard Emerging Leader Development Program is for early career professionals who are eager to kick-start their career and gain a broad range of skills necessary for continued success.

In the Vanguard Emerging Leader Development Program, you will promote development in others, have a positive impact on business areas, and speak with senior leaders about their experiences, background and vision for the future. You'll be welcomed into a diverse, inclusive program that empowers its participants, and provides a high level of professional exposure. In addition, you'll receive performance reviews and actionable feedback. Based on these discussions, you'll move into a position aligned to your strengths, professional goals, and business needs.

Don't wait to become a leader - join a program that will provide you the tools to accelerate your leadership journey and never lets your skills grow stale. You will leave this program equipped to success in a Vanguard leadership role.

About the program

This program teaches you how to build relationships and motivate teams, exposes you to our diverse operations, and builds your understanding of Vanguard's divisions, strategies, clients, and initiatives. You will complete multiple company-wide rotations, including placement in the business areas that are most in need of your specific strengths and interests. Some examples of where participants could rotate include the following:

  • Personal Advisor Services
  • Retail and Institutional Client Organizations
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Marketing

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be launched into one of the following positions >:
  • Supervisory role, providing you an opportunity to manage and develop diverse entry-level crew by providing guidance, personalized coaching, and ongoing and actionable feedback
  • Project management role, stretching your analytical skills to prepare an individual for future Vanguard leadership positions

Program support

To ensure your success, you will receive the following support:
  • Exposure to diverse departments and challenging assignments.
  • Opportunities to build exceptional communication and project management skills.
  • Ongoing training opportunities that align with each rotational assignment.
  • Opportunities to build strategic working relationships and a supportive network.
  • Mentoring relationships with members of senior management.
  • Dedicated resources and guidance in preparing for the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.


The ideal candidate is an early career professional or graduating college senior who possesses:
  • Bachelor's degree in any major.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher preferred
  • The desire to promote growth in others and contribute to a team's success.
  • A commitment to strengthening communities by donating time, talent, and treasure.
  • Participation in extracurricular activities highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and influence others.
  • Demonstrated engagement, leadership, and motivation.
  • Ability to obtain the Series 7 and 63 licenses within the designated time frame.

Sound like you? Apply now!

Special Factors:

The start date for this program will be in Summer of 2019.

Note: Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position. Additionally, employment is contingent on a successful drug-screening result and passing the FINRA Series 7 & 63.

Given the nature and benefits of the program, the Emerging Leader Development Program is designed to give the greatest developmental impact to those who have limited related work experience.

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