Habitat for Humanity International - Global Learning

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

At Habitat, our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. This simple, basic concept resonates throughout every program, country, and family touched by Habitat's efforts. We are known as an international non-profit leader in providing housing solutions, whether it be building homes in areas affected by disasters in Thailand, working with local communities to develop microsaving programs for home improvement in the Philippines, or piloting solar cookers in Central America. To date, Habitat has helped to build or repair over 800,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than 4 million people worldwide. This amazing work could not be accomplished without an excited, dedicated, and driven base of employees, volunteers, and partner families that make up our global "Habitat family."

GLOBAL LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FELLOW - LEARNING AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The department of Learning and Organizational Development at Habitat for Humanity is a core team of learning professionals who create knowledge sharing and learning systems to support a broad audience. Our charter is to build organizational and individual capacities for implementing the strategic plan and for creating a diverse, motivated, and high performing organization.

In tandem with providing learning opportunities, we take stock of existing priorities, emerging needs and the direction provided by the strategic plan to create the framework and implementation strategy for our work.

Learning and Organizational Development accomplishes its charter in two key ways:

  1. We assess, design, develop and implement integrated learning programs that focus on the critical capabilities required to achieve our strategic goals.
  2. We work with other parts of the organization, individuals, teams, and partners to embed reliable learning processes and practices in their work.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

As the Global Learning Technologies Fellow, you will manage and contribute to key components of assigned learning projects, participate in all team and project meetings, and support field staff on learning and research projects specific to target countries. You will benchmark and research projects that support global learning strategies and contribute to monthly reports and presentations on impact and performance data for learning systems.

You will work closely with the manager of knowledge and learning systems and report to the senior director of global learning & knowledge systems and work out of our administrative headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. You will work to provide a broad range of organizational development and capacity-building services to business leaders across the organization. Areas of concentration include the design and implementation of global learning initiatives; support the facilitation of virtual workshops and other tasks as assigned. Habitat is at the start of implementing a new strategic plan. This is an exciting time to learn within our organization.

At the end of the fellowship, you will have gained valuable knowledge essential to anyone wanting to work in the nonprofit world. By the end of the fellowship year, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in providing:

  1. A Client-centered approach
  2. Reliable and consistent processes
  3. Impact and results based on strategic priorities
  4. Good stewardship

The fellow will also have the opportunity to see the impact learning will has on processes, behaviors and skills in an organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Work with Knowledge and Learning Technologies Manager in the design, development and deployment of learning technologies resources for global audiences
  • Assist with compiling metrics and analytics to measure and report on the impact of learning solutions
  • Identify creative solutions for the public about Habitat's mission and vision through the development of interactive eCourses hosted on our learning management system.
  • Lead digital publishing process for manuals on technical areas (e.g. construction, resource development, and disaster response), host webinars and podcasts on topics of interests to Habitat affiliated organizations, host brown bag seminars and workshops on topics ranging from advocacy to strategic planning.

QUALIFICATIONS OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently to identify, promote and apply innovative learning solutions
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to use social media and graphics software (Adobe Creative suite) a plus
  • Knowledge of Spanish or French a plus
  • Strong knowledge and relevant experience using MS Office Suite products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)