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Opening: Manager of Programs & Learning

Publication date: 
December, 2019

Position: Manager of Programs & Learning 
Organization: Philanthropy Ohio
Location: Columbus, OH

Organization Summary

Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association that leads and equips Ohio philanthropy to be effective, powerful change agents in our communities.  Working towards a vision of a just and vibrant Ohio through impactful philanthropy, our dedicated staff helps members achieve their charitable goals by advocating, educating and convening – all with an equity lens.

Members are community and private foundations, corporate contributions programs, individuals, giving circles, government, federated funds including United Ways and other grantmaking organizations. Incorporated in 1984, Philanthropy Ohio is a 501(c) (3) organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a regional office (serving northern Ohio) located in Cleveland. Our 200+ member organizations have assets totaling nearly $64 billion and invest over $4 billion annually in addressing community needs. Philanthropy Ohio is a member of United Philanthropy Forum, the national umbrella organization for nearly 80 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), representing 7,000 foundations and other funders, who work to make philanthropy better. 

Job Description

The Manager (or Director) of E-Learning develops and delivers virtual educational programs and professional development services. This position is part of an entrepreneurial and collaborative team responsible for developing a comprehensive package of member programs each year that reflects and enhances Philanthropy Ohio’s strategic plan. The Manger (or Director) of E-Learning is self-directed, highly organized and solution-focused, with a passion for Philanthropy Ohio’s mission and a commitment to member service. This is a full-time exempt position based in the Columbus office.


Program & Learning Responsibilities 

  • Planning, developing and implementing a strategy for virtual curriculum-based and topical programs and learning opportunities to assure responsiveness and relevance to members’ needs and interests using varied strategies and technologies
  • Working with key staff, oversee the search, procurement and implementation of necessary technology platforms to support virtual learning
  • Serve as a member of the Programs & Learning Team and support staff to translate program content for virtual learning
  • Manage programs & learning webinar offerings from conceptualization to production
  • Manage and support affinity group online engagement
  • Support in-person statewide convenings including the annual conference and one-day summits

Administrative and Leadership Responsibilities

  • Participate in the Member Services and other committees as assigned
  • Participate in the development of the annual programs & learning work plan and budget

Constituency Responsibilities

  • Represent Philanthropy Ohio, and establish relationships with key leaders, as assigned through Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Assist in providing specialized responses to services and information requests from members

Preferred Qualifications

The Manager (or Director) of Programs & Learning is a highly motivated person who possesses the following experience, skills and knowledge;

  • Experience working in organizations that reflect one or more of Philanthropy Ohio’s membership categories (private or family foundation, corporate giving program, United Way, public grantmaking charity, community foundation or a professional organization serving the nonprofit community)
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in conceptualizing and implementing virtual education and professional development programs, including webinars, online courses, video-based instructor lead training, gamification, podcasts and other platforms as appropriate
  • Knowledge of micro-learning, social learning and app-based and mobile learning
  • Experience with membership organizations and volunteer and team management
  • Strong customer service orientation and technologically competent
  • Familiarity with adaptive, personalized and custom learning approaches
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, administrative, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to balance role of being part of a team and working independently
  • Strong work ethic and ability/willingness to travel, primarily within Ohio
  • Four-year college degree

Qualifications Common to all Positions at Philanthropy Ohio

  • Attention to detail, ability to produce high-quality, timely work products
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of settings and styles
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with or interest in learning about organized philanthropy
  • Use time and resources well and ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Approach responsibilities creatively and innovatively with the goal of continuous improvement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $65,000. In addition, Philanthropy Ohio offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; 15 days paid vacation in first year; paid sick leave; retirement benefits; and a collegial work environment.

Applicants must send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

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