Solidarity Center

Solidarity Center

Learning and Development Coordinator II
Organizational and Leadership Development

Based in Washington, DC
(hybrid telework/in-person schedule)


Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: When filled

Please Note: Solidarity Center staff enjoy a hybrid telework/in-person schedule. We also have a mandatory vaccine policy and safety protocols in all our facilities. All candidates applying for this role will be expected to adhere to these policies and to work in the Washington, D.C. office three days per week unless an ADA or health-related exemption is approved.

Solidarity Center seeks an mid-career professional with a passion for staff development and learning to organize training, coursework, and other activities that will advance the skills, knowledge, experience, and opportunities for our staff worldwide. An entrepreneurial self-starter will be needed to shape this new position, which is part of our growing Organizational and Leadership Development team. The Learning and Development (L&D) Coordinator will help to implement new initiatives and to expand existing ones. These might include: mentoring and job shadowing programs, an on-line learning management system, a database or library of professional development materials and opportunities, staff newsletters, job swapping and cross-functional training, staff exchanges and field trips, and manager-staff dialogues for goal setting and follow-up.

This individual will coordinate employee engagement in both live and on-line learning activities, communicating with managers as needed in regard to funding, scheduling, and approval of staff participation. The L&D Coordinator will support senior staff and managers in developing learning content and material. This position also will partner with designated field and country staff on activities and opportunities that take place outside of headquarters and/or include non-headquarters staff.

The L&D Coordinator will assist and advise staff in their efforts to develop and pursue professional development strategies and goals, helping individual employees to identify and evaluate relevant training and learning opportunities. The Learning and Development Coordinator will serve as an information clearinghouse and go-to person for staff in resolving issues and answering questions related to external training and learning opportunities. In this capacity, the L&D Coordinator will assist in coordinating volunteer opportunities on union organizing campaigns. This individual also will work with external organizations that provide professional development services and opportunities.


  • Experience administering training or mentoring programs, online learning systems, or related initiatives.
  • Experience in the international and/or nonprofit sector.
  • Familiarity with professional development practices and principles.
  • Working knowledge of trade unions and the U.S. labor movement.
  • Understanding of adult education techniques, coupled with natural curiosity and a passion for learning.
  • Ability to work and interact easily with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work independently and complete assignments with limited supervision and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Bachelor’s degree in adult education/learning, political science, international relations, labor relations, or a related field, and/or seven years equivalent work experience.
  • Keen listening skills and an orientation toward customer service and constructive problem solving.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets.

Proficiency in a non-English language is highly desirable.

Supervisor: Deputy Director of Organizational Development

Specific Duties

  • Work with individual staff to develop and pursue their learning and development strategies and goals.
  • Respond to staff questions about internal and external L&D services and opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain a database or index of learning and development opportunities.
  • Curate, maintain, organize, and expand Solidarity Center’s library of learning and development materials.
  • Help develop, distribute, and contribute to ongoing communication mechanisms (newsletters, email lists, online forums, e.g.) to inform staff of L&D opportunities.
  • Assist with logistics and other arrangements for engaging staff in approved learning and development opportunities.
  • Assist in scheduling, advancing, and tracking regular meetings between headquarters staff and managers to set professional goals and discuss ongoing development opportunities.
  • Administer staff mentoring program in partnership with designated personnel.
  • Serve as organizational liaison and day-to-day point of contact for Humentum Learning Services and other training and learning providers as directed.
  • Provide contact, log-in, and other information to staff for available learning resources, courses, and services.
  • Resolve staff issues with external learning and professional development providers.
  • Assist with the distribution of staff development funds.
  • Coordinate with designated personnel on professional development opportunities for non-headquarters staff, including assistance with logistics for field visits to Washington.
  • Coordinate with designated personnel on professional development opportunities for headquarters staff that take place in the field and/or involve field-based staff.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $76,138 USD. A robust benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave. Pre-tax deduction programs are also available for commuting, dependent care, and health care expenses. In addition, we offer opportunities and funds for professional development.

The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to apply for this position, please contact us at: information@solidaritycenter.org.

For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Solidarity Center works in partnership with the AFL-CIO on recruiting and filling positions. Our policy is to notify the AFL-CIO prior to interviewing any of its current employees.

About us
The Solidarity Center is the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization helping workers attain safe and healthy workplaces, family-supporting wages, dignity on the job and greater equity at work and in their community. Its programs are based on the fundamental principle that working people can, by exercising their right to freedom of association and forming trade unions and democratic worker rights organizations, collectively improve their jobs and workplaces, call on their governments to uphold laws and protect human rights, and be a force for democracy, social justice and inclusive economic development. Founded in 1997 and allied with the U.S. labor movement, its programs in more than 60 countries focus on human and worker rights awareness, union skills, occupational safety and health, economic literacy, human trafficking, women’s empowerment and bolstering workers in an increasingly informal economy.

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