This director of learning services leads the professional
development, training, and consulting programs offered by the
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. This position serves as
a key leader in the Center’s work to understand, strengthen and
advance philanthropy in order to create more inclusive communities.
The director is responsible for executing and refining our
strategic and business plans by designing and delivering engaging,
equity-centered competency-based learning experiences for
- Lead the learning services team of 4-8 professionals,
supporting individual and team performance and professional
- Lead the Learning Services team in designing and delivering
engaging, equity-centered, learning experiences for philanthropic
sector practitioners in online, in-person, and hybrid learning
environments. This includes but is not limited to competency-based
professional development for nonprofit staff, board leaders and
partners; foundation program staff; and custom training
Lead business development efforts for the Learning Service team’s
consulting services including but not limited to: board and staff
development, strategic frameworks, capacity building, and other
Co-create inclusive and collaborative learning communities
locally and nationally for funders, donors, nonprofit leaders and
other communities of practice
Lead the recruitment, onboarding, and support of a diverse
instructor pool of subject matter experts for The Grantmaking
Continue to develop and launch badging (microcredentialing)
programs in coordination with GVSU’s Online Education and
Contribute to the success of the Center as a member of the
leadership team, contributing to achieving overall Center
Perform other duties as required/assigned by the executive
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- A college degree, preferably an advanced degree, in a relevant
- A minimum of five years of experience managing a team.
- Strong understanding of the history, dynamics, and policies
that shape the philanthropic sector.
- Familiarity with adult learning principles in both online and
- Existing relationships with and/or demonstrated ability to
build relationships with a cross-sectoral range of clients/partners
locally, regionally, and nationally.
- Experience working with or in higher education
- Ability to actively listen, give and receive feedback toward
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
- Ability to take initiative and work well with teams
- Proven track record of strong commitment to diversity, equity,
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Competency in MS Office and Google Drive; prefer experience
with Salesforce, Asana and other collaborative tools
Full time (40 hours/week) position located at our offices on the
Pew Campus at GVSU, with the opportunity for flexible work
arrangements according to the GVSU remote work policy. Some travel,
(5%) both locally and nationally, may be required.
Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours
and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are
representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information contained in this job description is for
compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is
not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.
Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding
this position and additional duties may be assigned.
SALARY: $85.000 - $127,000. In addition,
this position is eligible for the GVSU AP benefits package
including paid vacation and sick time, health insurance, tuition
remission, and retirement plans. See more information at
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Dorothy A Johnson
Center for Philanthropy / (Center for Scholarly and Creative
CAMPUS: Pew Campus, Grand Rapids,
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply
Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application
will allow you to attach these documents electronically.
On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone
numbers, and e-mail address for three professional
Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit
official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need
assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the
posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the
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