Interfaith America
Learning Systems Manager
Interfaith America

The Learning Systems Manager's primary responsibility will be to manage Interfaith America's new Learning & Action Bridge (the LAB). The LAB is an automated, online tool meant to assist our external audiences in finding the very best resources for their work. As currently envisioned, LAB users will answer a few questions about their goals. In response, the LAB will generate a short, curated list of our best recommendations for next steps.

  • Requires 3+ years experience
  • Full time
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • Requires Bachelor's degree
  • $65,000/year
February 19, 2024
  • Serving as the "owner" of the Learning & Action Bridge. Taking primary responsibility for the LAB's ongoing maintenance, management, and development.
  • Creating, supporting, and revising cross-organizational systems for organizing and managing the "assets" (resources and opportunities) that "feed" the LAB.
  • Creating taxonomies and metadata tags to ensure effective asset organization, retrieval, and management.
  • Supporting IA program staff to use and contribute to the LAB.
  • Consulting with IA staff to determine external and internal needs related to the LAB.
  • Leading efforts to evaluate the LAB's effectiveness.
  • Working with IA's web development partners to update and improve LAB technology.
  • Reporting out on LAB progress, both internally and to satisfy grant requirements.
  • Ensuring effective promotion of the LAB to external audiences, including any supports (tutorials, etc.) that help introduce external audiences to LAB functionality.
  • Leading future phases of LAB development, including, for example: expansion of the LAB to serve additional audiences, increasing the number of assets/opportunities available to our audiences, and expanding the LAB's scope to serve not just external audiences, but internal constituents as well.
  • Keeping current on learning technology trends. 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, Information Science, Information Studies (or related).
  • Three (3) or more years of professional experience in a related field, including library science, online education, computer science, data management, or information science.
  • Proven success in designing and maintaining systems for information management.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Advanced listening, consultative, and collaborative skills.
  • Customer service approach.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in getting work done with and through multiple stakeholders across several teams; ability to influence without authority.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications (but not required):

  • Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Science, Information Studies (or related).
  • Background in Religious Studies, Civic Leadership, or Higher Education.
  • Experience managing Learning Management Systems (LMSs).
  • Familiarity with online learning environments and/or the basics of web development.
  • Experience in a Learning and Development role and/or curricular development experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced use of WordPress and web-based content management systems.
Who You Are

You are passionate about religious and worldview diversity, building interfaith cooperation and racial equity, and the civic value of engaging across deep differences. You thrive in a fast-paced, adaptable environment where one day won't look like the next. You feed off organizational learning and social science research and adjust your strategy to fit what we've learned. You love working collaboratively internally and externally and liaising across multiple, complex project dimensions. You hold yourself and your work to a high bar of excellence and take personal responsibility for achieving your goals.

Who We Are

Interfaith America is a national nonprofit organization based in Chicago. We believe that religious diversity is a foundational American strength, and we are building a nation that achieves that promise for the common good. Our mission is to inspire, equip, and connect organizations and leaders to unlock the potential of America's religious diversity. We leverage our expertise in interfaith leadership in different sectors and spaces in American life, such as higher education, health, public policy, racial equity, corporations/business, and technology. We give leaders and institutions the tools and resources they need to positively engage religious diversity for the common good.

At Interfaith America, we are ever-adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one workday may not be like the next. We have a strong commitment to pluralism and building bridges across deep differences. Our programs help people build skills to bridge deep ideological divides. Our work is about staying in connection with one another and contributing to the common good even when we might disagree on fundamental things. We seek to attract and retain a team of staff comprised of a wide variety of views and backgrounds we need to achieve our vision, especially people from communities historically underrepresented in interfaith work.

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