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Learning & Insights Lead

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation (PJMF) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence and data science solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all. PJMF works in partnership with public, private, and social institutions to drive progress on our most pressing challenges, including digital health, climate change, broad digital access, and data maturity in the social sector.
As part of PJMF’s efforts to enable broad-based civil society and nonprofit participation in the use of AI and other digital technologies, the Learning & Insights Lead will design and maintain training and other technical assistance services that enable nonprofits to progress in their AI journey. Working closely with in-house data scientists, software engineers, and AI strategists, the Lead will create comprehensive collateral, including slides, memos, and online learning materials that help nonprofits move from curiosity and exploration to development and implementation of AI tools. Using expertise in instructional design, the Lead’s responsibilities will include creating reading guides and materials for partner training, and facilitating advising and coaching services through various formats, including AI workshops, nonprofit learning clusters, and thought leadership presentations. The Lead will also support technical content development, capturing processes and lessons learned from PJMF’s in-house product development team. This position reports to the VP of Strategy & Innovation and plays a pivotal role in enhancing the educational outreach and impact of PJMF's initiatives.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Educational Design and Instructional Excellence: Design and implement (mostly online, but occasionally in-person) engaging educational programs that effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences. Develop high-quality learning materials and instructional guides to enhance understanding and application of technical knowledge.
  • Material Production and Creative Communication: Produce compelling templates, slides, and other materials for visual and verbal presentations. Showcase the ability to distill complex technical jargon into easy-to-understand language, making technology accessible to all.
  • Operational Precision and Detail-Oriented Execution: Manage the logistics and execution of online sessions with flawless attention to detail (e.g. ensuring attendees receive pre-reads, making sure presenters are well-briefed and prepared, editing recordings and packaging follow-up materials), ensuring that all participants can contribute to a seamless learning experience.
  • Lead Special Projects: As the Strategy & Innovation function grows and evolves, the Learning & Insights Lead may be asked to take on a variety of projects that test and build our collective capacity to communicate with our partners and with the field as a whole (e.g. peer philanthropies, grant partners, technology companies, etc).

What you'll need to succeed:

  • Subject Matter Expertise and Passion for Education: 5-7 years of directly related experience in learning and development, ideally within a medium to large organization where in-house creation of training materials was essential. The ideal candidate will have led nonprofit advising programs or has experience in designing educational programs that foster meaningful interactions between experts and audiences. Bring a strong background in learning design, coaching pedagogy, or a related discipline, with past experience blending that background with technology strongly preferred. Show a deep commitment to leveraging education as a tool for social change, driving the creation of materials that break down complex concepts into digestible, engaging content.
  • Innovative Problem Solver and Strategic Thinker: Utilize a strategic approach to educational content creation, constantly seeking creative methods to enhance learning and engagement. Demonstrate the ability to think critically about structuring and delivering content that maximizes impact and learning outcomes.
  • Proactive Collaboration and Feedback Integration: Work closely with partners and stakeholders to gather insights and feedback, using this information to refine and adjust educational offerings. Lead initiatives to develop and implement feedback mechanisms that inform and improve PJMF's educational strategies.
  • Adaptability and Technological Fluency: Exhibit flexibility in adapting to new technologies and educational trends. Embrace the evolving learning and development landscape, testing new tools and techniques where appropriate to ensure that PJMF delivers high-quality technical assistance and coaching to its partners.
  • Fast and Nimble Learner: Quickly assimilate complex information from various sources, including grant reports and partner engagements. Use insights to produce relevant and timely content that aligns with PJMF's strategic objectives.
  • Team-Oriented Independence: Think creatively, generate work autonomously, and advance work cross-functionally, ensuring that the Learning & Insights strategy complements the work of the broader Strategy & Innovation team.
  • Work Product Excellence: Uphold the highest standards of quality in all training materials and other collateral.
  • Passion/Cultural Alignment. Maintain genuine enthusiasm for building a better future in the digital era and ensure that the benefits of technological advancement are shared by all.
  • Work eligibility. Applicants must be based in the U.S. and authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

What we offer:

  • Salary – We anticipate the starting salary range for this role to be $85,000 - $115,000
  • Health Coverage – Foundation-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependents. HSA/FSA plans, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Long-term Rewards – 401(k) retirement plan with generous matching up to 6% of annual pay, plus an additional discretionary match at the end of year
  • Flexible PTO – Unlimited paid time off, which allows team members to take the time they need for vacation or illness so they can return to work able to contribute fully to our mission. The foundation recognizes 11 paid national holidays per year and may also announce closure for local, regional, or state holidays
  • Remote Work Environment - Ability to work 100% remotely, but not alone - with mature, socially minded professionals
  • Wellness Support – Access to Ginger, Gympass, Headspace, and SmartSpend Plus, along with financial well-being providers
  • Parental Leave – Up to 6 months of gender-neutral paid leave for parents and caregivers when they have a new addition to their families
  • Learning Reimbursements – Foundation policy encouraging employees to explore development opportunities such as peer learning, internal trainings, and external activities; savings on student loans (available via insurance provider)
  • Philanthropic Gift Matching – opportunity for team members to support vulnerable communities, reflecting PJMF’s commitment to social impact
The attributes listed above represent our current thinking for the role. You can be a great candidate even if you don't fit everything we've described below. You can also have important skills we haven't thought of. If that's you - even if you’re on the fence - we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself!
Core to PJMF’s mission is inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). We apply the IDEA framework to all we do, from growing a diverse team within the foundation to coalition building with organizations and people around the world, and to democratizing the development and rewards of AI and data. We have built an environment that celebrates the differences in backgrounds and experiences. PJMF invests in activities that lead to greater inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in how AI and data are conceptualized, developed, applied, and deployed. We are applying the same framework as our team grows and expands. We encourage and invite members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
It is important to us that our hiring process is accessible to everyone. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know when you apply.