Mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force FoundationThe mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.
Snapshot of the Position: The E-Learning Manager is responsible for the successful growth and day-to-day management of the Task Force’s innovative Online Organizing Academy. Strategic Outcomes of the Position:· Increase the availability, reach and breadth of Task Force training curriculum and resource materials through utilizing e-learning / distance learning technologies. · Establish the Task Force as the organization leading innovative cutting-edge online training that’s continually fresh and relevant to the needs of the LGBT and Progressive movement.· Promote the Online Organizing Academy as a place for innovation, sharing tools, trading organizing and change making strategies and successes, in short create a virtual community for our partners in the movement. · Create and analyze real and robust data about who it is that we’re reaching and teaching so that we can hold ourselves accountable and so that we can tailor our methods to meet the needs of our students, volunteers, community leaders.Responsibilities:· Manage the overall successful refinement and implementation of the OOA business plan, including managing the program budget by actively participating in the annual budgeting process and budget evaluation systems, coordinate and support a robust marketing and communication plan, manage capital purchases required to sustain effective technology, collaborate with the Task Force Development department to raise funds and support smart growth of the business plan, hire and work with necessary contractors;· Manage the growth of a robust learner community by creating systems to support individual learners and supervisors on how to maximize results in the OOA with learners and teams of learners, develop strategic opportunities for OOA learners to interact with each other and establish social media platforms to connect learners to one another and to advisors in the movement;· Manage an evaluation system to determine the overall program effectiveness;· Manage collaborative efforts to integrate the use of the OOA into programmatic work both in and outside of the Academy – for example, Finance and Admin, Winter Party Festival, Pink & Purple, and Creating Change, as well continue to grow the use of the OOA in Academy programming;· Manage the development and refinement of curriculum, resource materials, report tools and survey data. This includes expanding the use of e-documents, web video, podcasts, webinars and the like; tracking, building and maintaining a living archive of Academy curricula; and leading a team of instructional designers to build, film, edit and narrate key curricula into the Online Academy format.
· Minimum of five years of experience leading the creation and execution of innovative training curriculum around various facets of grassroots organizing, advocacy, fundraising, or organizational development;· History of leading strong in-person training within a variety of training environments with a strong command of the components of adult learning theory;· Excellent verbal and written communication skill; demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide and diverse set of audiences;· Ability and experience with conducting needs assessments from partners and stakeholders and using that data to provide appropriate support;· Demonstrated familiarity with software applications necessary for developing professionally produced training curriculum and materials;· Demonstrated ability to use social media and various technology platforms that engage and support a virtual community; and· Some experience contributing to the LGBT movement, as a volunteer or paid staff person.At times, this position may require extensive travel – applicants should be willing to travel a minimum of 10 days per month.
Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact information for three references. Applications submitted via e-mail for this position should be directed to hr [at] thetaskforce.org; please write "E-Learning Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.