Accion International

  • Organizational Development & Learning Coordinator

    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/29/2019 10:15 AM)
    Job ID
    Cambridge, MA
  • Overview

    About Accion:


    Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of – or poorly served by –  the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through its work with more than 110 partners in 50 countries. 



    Position Summary:


    Accion is seeking a highly motivated Organizational Development & Learning Specialist to support the implementation of high-quality organizational development initiatives and programs for Accion’s staff globally. Key responsibilities include project management of the professional development funds program and employee engagement initiatives, as well as support of larger programs such as performance management.  The Learning & Organizational Specialist is a key member of Accion’s Human Resources department, responsible for internal team collaboration, as well as cross-departmental communication and promotion of Accion’s values.


    We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about developing global talent while continually focusing on improvements and creative solutions in order to achieve our mission.


    Professional Development & Staff Learning

    • Project manage professional development funds program, acting as the primary HR point of contact for staff regarding the program
    • Identify and market relevant virtual and in-person professional and career development opportunities to staff
    • Coordinate internal learning opportunities, including collaboration with external facilitators as necessary, and the implementation of semi-annual “Learning at Accion” weeks
    • Assist with program logistics for Accion-sponsored staff learning opportunities


    Organizational Effectiveness & Employee Engagement

    • Manage Accion’s internal Mentor Program
    • Support the performance feedback and planning process, including creating communication materials, staff training, and ensuring the system is up-to-date
    • Propose and implement initiatives fostering high staff morale across the organization
    • Manage special events and special projects as needed (ex: happy hours, holiday celebrations, learning lunches, work-life balance initiatives)
    • Support diversity, equity and inclusion work
    • Support all other Organizational Development projects


    HR Team Support and Communications

    • Communicate with representatives from other departments on behalf of Human Resources and provide general administrative support to the Human Resources department as needed
    • Ensure collaboration and frequent communication within the HR team, including planning semi-monthly meetings and an annual retreat
    • Market the HR team’s work to the organization through creative initiatives
    • Manage the Human Resources presence on the Accion Intranet
    • Assist the Head of HR with administrative tasks as needed


    • Three years’ work experience
    • Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field preferred
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, strong attention to detail
    • Strong oral and written skills
    • Fluency in English required, proficiency in Spanish (oral and written) highly desired
    • Ability to take initiative and think strategically
    • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office; strong Excel skills required
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
    • Commitment to / interest in Accion’s mission and values
    • Excellent at multi-tasking with a positive, can-do attitude.
    • Willingness to embody our values of excellence, respect and passion for social change.
      • Excellence: Accion staff should always put forth their best effort in all activities, strive for high quality of collective and individual performance; and demonstrate honesty and integrity at all times while in the workplace and while working on behalf of the organization.
      • Respect: Accion staff should value one another’s roles and responsibilities as much as their own, be encouraging, and value the diverse and unique perspectives of colleagues. They should honor obligations and commitments to each other and to external partners.
      • Passion for Social Change: Accion staff should be committed to making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, value the greater good of the organization over personal gain, and promote a productive workplace by acknowledging the accomplishments of others. 


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