Habitat for Humanity International - Global Learning


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."


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 would work on the Global Learning and Organizational Development team. Habitat for Humanity has an award winning intranet, My.Habitat, and learning management system, HabitatLearns, both of which support the efforts of Habitat throughout the globe. This position would provide support and work on projects related to these two systems.

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

  • Working with subject matter experts to create knowledge management strategies (for example, online courses) that will highlight the work of Habitat for Humanity International's strategic initiatives
  • Updating tutorials for My.Habitat publishers using e-learning principles and existing technology
  • Conducting research on LMS systems, intranet, content management and knowledge sharing processes at other global nonprofits. Develop recommendations on improvements to HFHI's processes, including how to ensure that subject matter experts review/update material
  • Developing and creating access to resources for the global conference to be held in Atlanta, Ga., in March 2017
  • Developing existing materials into a format that can be hosted on HabitatLearns
  • Developing content for and organizing topic home pages on My.Habitat to ensure access to the best resources and information


An ideal candidate would have interest and knowledge related to learning technologies. Someone with expertise and understanding on how to work with Learning Management System (LMS) and intranet. This person will need to be able to work with internal clients and be able to do technical work related to these two systems.