About Color Of Change
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by over 1.4 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America. We move members from analysis to action on crucial issues so that we can build the Black political power necessary to transform the written and unwritten rules of society. Color Of Change was founded in 2005 in response to the realization that during the crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina, as Black people were left stranded on their roofs to die, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. When government, media, corporations, and other decision-makers are not afraid to disappoint Black people, Black communities are negatively impacted and cannot move forward.
We are seeking an entry-level Learning & Development Coordinator looking to join a team working on sourcing, hiring, and developing the best talent across Oakland, New York, Hollywood, and Washington, D.C., to help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us.
The Learning & Development Coordinator will be charged with (i) coordinating the workflow related to COC’s four avenues of professional development and four components of the performance management process across the organization, (ii) supporting day-to-day operations and initiatives of the Talent & Leadership Development team, and (iii) assist with special projects and/or events, workshops/training(s) for the Talent & Leadership Development team.
This position is ideal for a highly organized problem solver who is a data-driven, detail-oriented and able to handle competing -- and shifting -- daily priorities. This person is also deeply passionate about the COC mission and is excited to bring their talents to a fast-paced, collaborative, and strategic growth-focused environment.
The Learning & Development Coordinator position is based out of our New York City office and reports directly to the Senior Learning & Development Manager.
General Administrative Support
- Support overall Talent & Leadership Development team’s workflow; lead and support administrative projects, ensuring tasks are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner.
- Provide operational and logistical support (including but not limited to creating/updating strategy decks, creating agendas, taking notes, creating internal advertising materials, inviting staff, tracking attendance, etc.)
- Provide support and generate data reports on all aspects of the professional development program and performance management system as needed.
- Assist in delivering a positive in-person and virtual learning experience via Zoom and other platforms; by managing all of the day of logistics for in-person or virtual events/workshops/training(s) (ie. scheduling training, keeping attendance, coordinate breakout rooms, monitor chats, and share presentations, etc. troubleshooting when necessary.
- Support the Senior L&D Manager with tracking PD budget, calendaring/scheduling events/workshops/training(s), and capturing ad-hoc requests.
- Maintain the upkeep of the professional development training catalog and process PD request payments.
- Maintain the e-learning platform, assign licenses to new staff; create and assign learning paths as needed; generate reports on user activity, learning content highlights, etc.
- Assist with the marketing and promotion of professional development opportunities to the staff in an engaging and compelling way that provides all necessary information and entices participation.
- Create surveys and monitor feedback on the programs we run to ensure their success and identify any gaps in relevancy & delivery.
- Manage and maintain the project management platforms, i.e. Monday.com.
- Responsible for providing support and coordination on various projects and activities related to the performance management process.
- Provide support and collect data from the performance management system and other manager feedback to help Senior L&D Manager identify development needs and inform professional development program.
- Manage the Talent & Leadership Development (PD) digital filing system to keep information easily accessible and organized.
- Work with the Operations Team to update the professional development and performance management information via COC’s intranet; post announcements and learning content via COC Blast, etc.
- Work with the Accounts PayableTeam to process vendor invoices and contracts; ensure timely payments of vendor invoices; follow-up on payment and contract status, etc.
- Work with the IT Team to ensure we have the technology and technical support needed during in-person and virtual events, workshops/training(s).
- Work with the Executive Assistants throughout the organization to communicate upcoming org-wide training(s), and ensure no scheduling conflicts with other teams/departments.
- Communicate with the HR & Compliance team and flag any employee relation issues or other compliance-related matters that may arise.
- Provide background research for professional development and performance management-related projects.
- Support other special projects for the Talent and Leadership Development Team as needed.
- Copy-edit Learning & Development-related documents, ie. training materials, announcements, etc.
- Running reports as needed, ie. 60 days stay interview data.
- Answering general Learning & Development questions for staff.
- Travel independently and/or with the Talent, Leadership Development team (up to 30%).
- Support other special projects for the Talent, Leadership Development Team as needed.
To excel in this role, you likely bring the following to the table:
- 2+ years of administrative assistant experience
- A commitment to confidentiality. Due to the sensitive information that the Talent & Leadership Development team holds, confidentiality is key. A successful candidate will have the ability to exercise absolute discretion.
- Exceptional problem-solving skills. A successful candidate will enjoy thinking on their feet and will know how to apply sound judgment and rationale to any situation. They will be a proactive team player and take initiative.
- Ability to strategically prioritize. Among competing priorities and multi-task across a broad spectrum of collaborators, the successful candidate will know how to prioritize and reprioritize to keep the work flowing seamlessly.
- Effective communication skills. The ability to clearly communicate with staff at all levels in the organization is paramount; especially in fast-paced moments, a successful candidate is clear and asks for clarity in return.
- Top-notch organization skills. If the books on your bookshelf are in alphabetical order, your notes utilize colors with specific meanings, and you find long to-do lists energizing, we want to talk to you! There’s a lot to keep track of in this role, and nothing can fall through the cracks. Meeting deadlines is key.
- A sense of ownership. A successful candidate will be responsive but also proactive. Importantly, you’re able to work calmly and intentionally under pressure.
- Strong writing and verbal skills. The ability to communicate information clearly is fundamental to this role. You will be asked to draft and copy-edit documents and presentations, and communicate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Strong relationship-building skills. The Talent & Leadership Development team works across the entire organization and will need to build relationships to move various work forward.
- Commitment to the COC mission. While experience in a similar role in the civil rights sector is not required, a commitment to civil rights and racial justice is absolutely necessary to succeed in this position.
- A successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
HOW TO APPLY
Go to https://colorofchange.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0stqi?source=Idealist and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.
The salary for the Learning & Development Coordinator position is $62,000/year. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.
Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.
Union Position: No