Learning Experience Coordinator

ABOUT CAUSE STRATEGY PARTNERS

The mission of Cause Strategy Partners is to help social good organizations achieve their missions fueled by great leadership, great strategy and, most importantly, great results.  We are a purpose-driven enterprise that believes in harnessing the power of business for social good.  We are proud to be a Certified B-Corporation, part of a global community of more than 3,000 companies across 60 industries that meet rigorous standards of performance, accountability and transparency, committed to using the power of business to build strong local communities.  

Our programs and services are three-fold:

  1. Board Placement:  We partner with professional services firms, corporations, and foundations to place diverse, talented, trained, and supported professionals on nonprofit boards.  We do this in two primary ways:
    • BoardLead:  Our award-winning signature program, BoardLead elevates and transforms leadership in the social good sector by partnering with top companies, professional services firms, and foundations to recruit, place, train, and support professionals for high-impact board service. BoardLead is an award-winning program.
    • Concierge Board Placement:  Designed for senior executives at top companies interested in securing a seat on the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization, we find strategic board opportunities through a highly customized, individualized approach. 
  2. CSR, Corporate Foundations & HR/Talent Consulting:  We provide strategic consulting to corporate social responsibility, corporate foundation, and HR/Talent teams, helping them maximize their business and community impact. 
  3. Speaking, Teaching & Thought Leadership:  We present on a wide range of topics that focus on board governance, board and CEO leadership, and board effectiveness, as well as other related topics.  Our Principal and Founder, Rob Acton, has 25 years of experience founding, leading, scaling and consulting with social good organizations around the country and the globe. Our two largest training programs are:
    • BoardLearn: The capstone to the BoardLead program, this online and in person education program provides newly elected board members with the knowledge they need to step into the board room with confidence on day one.
    • Advanced Governance Training: Our team of governance trainers provides advanced training on various topics for corporate, foundation and nonprofit partners looking to hone their skills in the boardroom.

Our client-partners include JPMorgan Chase, PwC, LinkedIn, Credit Suisse, Fidelity Investments, Barclays, Macquarie Group, Mastercard, Burt’s Bees, Adobe, BlackRock, S&P Global, Sidley Austin, Workday, Capital One, The Joyce Foundation, ADA 25 Advancing Leadership, and scores of social good organizations based in 25 cities nationwide.

At Cause Strategy Partners, we are committed to practicing and centering diversity, equity, and inclusion. Institutions are strongest when they fully integrate and engage the breadth of diversity that exists in our communities. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion are inseparable from effective governance and leadership. Inclusive practices ensure that we go beyond platitudes and tokenism by giving voice, influence, and power to all who wish to productively engage in service of our mission. 

Out of a shared commitment to practice what we preach, we invest our time, talent and treasure in learning about and from our communities, challenging our assumptions and inviting new insights as we champion authentic leadership.

See www.causestrategypartners.com to learn more about our work.

DESCRIPTION / RESPONSIBILITIES

Cause Strategy Partners seeks a wildly talented, deeply passionate, and incredibly fun mission-driven professional to join our team. As our programs and services have grown in the past six years, we now offer a myriad of opportunities for our nonprofit and corporate partners to take place in nonprofit governance training, coaching board members and their organizations on how to achieve high-impact leadership in the boardroom. The Learning Experience Coordinator will work with our program team to plan, produce and project manage ~120 learning experiences each year, including our BoardLead sessions, our live and virtual BoardLearn governance boot camp experiences, and learning experiences for our corporate partners.

The Learning Experience Coordinator will: 

  • Manage BoardLead’s suite of governance training sessions
    • Coordinate with BoardLead program team to schedule and refine content for regular programmatic training sessions across BoardLead rounds and markets including:
      • Nonprofit Information Session
      • Candidate Information Sessions
      • Nonprofit Kick-Off Webinar
      • Candidate First Meeting Webinar
    • In partnership with the Director of BoardLead, U.S., support the coordination and execution of corporate candidate information sessions, which could include including:
      • Scheduling sessions
      • Providing registration and attendance updates
      • Conducting technology tests
      • Managing recordings
    • Enroll BoardLead candidates into BoardLearn courses at appropriate times in the BoardLead process.
  • Manage BoardLearn’s continuous education series
    • Oversee the BoardLearn platform and its user-base, working closely with Chief Program Officer and communications team to increase user engagement 
    • Partner with the program team to develop new ways to engage with the BoardLead Community through our training offerings. 
    • Coordinate with team members on BoardLearn’s continuous education series.
    • Plan and support the development of new content for the BoardLearn platform
  • Manage corporate board training engagements
    • Execute on scheduling, technology, communications, and registration, and follow up for training and workshop sessions.
    • Support Cause Strategy Partners’ team of governance trainers in content development
    • Administer, facilitate and emcee corporate governance trainings, as needed
    • Track attendance metrics and provide insights on training program performance to the programs and business development/marketing teams.
  • Work closely with the Founder & CEO, Chief Program Officer, and others, to support the development of new governance learning experiences
  • Travel to team retreats and learning experience events on an occasional basis
DESIRED SKILLS

The winning candidate for this position will report directly to the Chief Program Officer while working closely with the Founder and CEO and other members of the program and business development/marketing teams. This professional must be adept at a number of core competencies, including: 

  1. An eye for design:  This professional should have a track record of creating visually compelling, high-quality presentation decks on both Google Slides and MS PowerPoint. Candidates will be asked to participate in an assessment that showcases this skill as a part of the hiring process.
  2. Verbal and written communication: This professional should be an outstanding writer and a clear and compelling communicator. Candidates will be asked to participate in an assessment that showcases this skill as a part of the hiring process.
  3. Technological prowess: This professional should be skilled in navigating Google’s suite of software. This professional should have mastery of creating and administering video conferencing and webinars on Zoom and Google Meets. Ideally, this professional is familiar with Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, and Webex, as well.
  4. Highly efficient & organized self-starter: As a rapidly growing organization, Cause Strategy Partners professionals produce high-quality work on a tight timeline. 
  5. Ambitious, flexible, and creative: No two days will be the same while we energetically scale a social enterprise together. Every member of our team has high levels of passion and buy-in, and your creative ideas and strategies are deeply valued.
  6. Responsible: This individual will take ownership over their responsibilities & will be relied upon to deliver excellence in every activity.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in continuous education and learning programs. 
  • A passion for community service.
  • A general level of understanding of the nonprofit sector and social good space.
  • Resonance with Cause Strategy Partners’ values: Relationships, Excellence, Honesty, Advancement, Creativity, and Delectation.
  • A commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Meaningful work or internship experience in a professional setting.
  • Intrinsic motivation with the ability to work effectively in a full-time virtual team environment.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
  • Competitive full-time salary, commensurate with experience
  • Health insurance, dental insurance and other benefits
  • Unlimited paid time off through our “Freedom and Responsibility Paid Time Off Policy”
  • Employee matching gift program for board service
HOW TO APPLY

We invite applicants without regard to geographic location, although this professional will be expected to align work hours with the Eastern Standard Time Zone in the United States. Please send an email (with the subject line: “Learning Experience Coordinator”) with your cover letter and resume, along with a sample presentation deck you’ve built, to: 

Whitley Richards, Director of BoardLead
Email: apply@causestrategypartners.com 
Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis

Cause Strategy Partners is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its employees and contractors, without regard to race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, unemployment status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected basis. We believe we are stronger as a company when we are a diverse group of highly qualified professionals. We are committed to equitable and inclusive practices in recruitment, hiring, and promotion.