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The Learners Lab Foundation is a charitable foundation serving as the nations first workforce training incubator and 501c economic development enterprise. The Foundation works relentlessly to develop programs & to connect un & under-employed persons in the labor force with the training products and job placement services, and we develop & connect an ignored market of 501c start-up & tax exempt entrepreneurs to business, financial, merchant & media resources they are excluded from or cannot access on their own. 

We also serve as a Fiscal Sponsor to, and operate a Technical Assistance Service Center for New, Future, Young & Start-Up 501c's of ALL types headquartered here in the US.

This is our mission.

The Foundation, thanks to incoming EIDL funding, has begun recruiting to expand it existing team of Senior Executive Volunteers and are hiring 2 persons to serve as Co-Chief Development Officers (CDO). These are "volunteer-to-hire" roles that lead our Fellowship Academy and will promote to stipend, then full time salaried. The CDO role Partners with TLLF's Founder to develop/complete programs for our Executive Management Fellowship Academy, mentors its Fellows, and custom design the Foundation Development operations which the Fellows serve our Fiscal Sponsorship Awardees & Technical Assistance Service Center (TASC) Clients as part of their hands-on practicum.

The Executive Management Fellowship Academy

In the spirit of and to meet the growing and changing demand for 22nd-century knowledge and expertise, The Learners Lab Foundation has established the Executive Management Fellowship Academy. The Fellowship Academy is a multi-functional Executive Management learning environment that marries academic education with workforce professional development training. The Fellowship Academy will The Fellowship Academy be multilingual, and provide an open-access online venue offering three (3) levels of professional development/adult continuing education programming.

The current program areas of The Fellowship Academy offer are:

  • a first of its kind Executive Management Doctoral Program,
  • a series of Diversely-Focused 501c Management Fellowship Programs, and
  • Premier Careers: A Portfolio of In-Demand Workforce Training and Placement Venues Targeting Well-Skilled, Well-Paid In-Demand Careers

The Foundation’s Fellowships cover the following subject matter disciplines:

  • Grant Writers and Development Fundraising Management Fellows (GWD),
  • Logistics & Resource Management Fellows (LRM),
  • Non-Profit/Tax Exempt Management & Administration Fellows (NP/TMA),
  • Social Media, Communications for the 22nd Century Management Fellows (SMComm)

Foundation Fellowships are 2-year engagements that will result in a broad, incredibly high level of expertise. Year 1 is part time and unpaid though stipends may become available as funding allows for the 2nd half of the first year (we are working on that). Year 2 is paid, optional, and includes supervisory responsibilities over interns, apprentices – also a unique program. Graduates from the 2-year fellowship will be offered paid mentorships for incoming fellows, and both one & 2-year fellows receive job placement assistance at the end of their respective programs.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) (2 remote positions)

The Chief Development Officer is a pivotal role to the operation and success of The Foundation’s Executive Management Fellowship Academy™, and professional development institution with marries academic learning with professional development workforce training.

Our CDOs will be instrumental in [officially] launching The Fellowship Academy, particularly since the Foundation already had a growing portfolio of graduate Fiscal Sponsorship Awardees, and is currently nurturing several Special Project Fiscal Sponsorship Awardees. Special Project Fiscal Sponsorship Awardees are for-profit entities operating their Charitable Program thru The Foundation as a Fiscally Sponsored Program of the Foundation.

The Foundation is not a template, one-size fits all entity. You much be comfortable, even driven by being empowered to design, develop, implement and/or deploy solutions as the needs presented to you are dictated by each entity you help. This is how The Foundation operates and why our work is successful.

As such, the CDO, and ALL positions withing the Foundations, are roles where you will design both solo and in partnership with your Fellows, other Foundation Teams, and parties external to TLLF in how you deliver what is needed to be successful FOR YOUR STAKEHOLDER as you serve them! The CDO will always have 2 main stakeholders, the Fellow you are mentoring and the Awardee/TASC Client being served.

Minimum Qualifications for the CDO role:

  • Masters Degree Required, PhD Candidates welcome.
  • 5 years of leadership public, private, government and 501c experience in the full life cycle of development, fundraising, grant writing. proposal, Funder/Donor relationship development & management is required, 10 is preferred
  • Mentorship experience preferred for Fellowship Academy Grant Writing & Development Fellows.
  • Instructional, Program, and/or Curricula design welcome but not required,
  • Success in grant writing, fundraising, and development is required in order to mentor Grant Writing & Management Fellows.
  • Skilled and seamless ability to communication with persons up & down the org chart with ease is essential.

The Learners Lab Foundation is a charitable foundation serving as the nations first workforce training incubator and 501c economic development enterprise. The Foundation works relentlessly to develop programs & to connect un…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
  • Training Provided


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location

The Learners Lab Foundation (TLLF)

Lanham, MD, United States

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Experience with the Grant Writing, Proposal Development and Solicitation Lifecycle is Mandatory regardless if Federal, non-federal or Grant Giving.

Willingness to learn languages other than ones own is mandatory. The Learners Lab Foundation will be offering all its products, services, programs, and supports in as many languages as we can receive a demand for. Native speakers preferred, language proficiency required if not a native speaker.

All our positions are volunteer to begin, and will move seamlessly from volunteer to stipends and ultimately to full time permanent once the position(s) are fully funded.

The Competence Group, LLC is the Compliance/Strategic Operations & Planning Partner to The Foundation Enterprise, managing all back office administration, operations and recruiting services.

How To Apply

Feel visit our current portfolio of websites for more information on how we operate. Some are beta's still under development, but interviews will include discussions on what you have learned.

Interested persons should send resume ATTN: Chief Development Officers (2) under cover letter exploring your experience and interest in our work.

Resumes will be accepted until both positions are filled. A Deputy CDO candidate may also be selected from this pool, please indicate if you are open to that role as well. We are open to hiring the Deputy CDO's before the CDO roles are filled.

We know this is a long and we Thank you with all sincerity for considering us.

Have a wonderful day.

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