Learning Associate

As the Learning Associate, you’ll play a vital role in supporting a range of functions within their Learning, Evaluation, and Reporting (LER) department. From managing specific projects to collaborating with external partners and consultants on Foundation-wide LER initiatives, you’ll have the chance to make a meaningful contribution to their ongoing success.

So if you’re a skilled communicator with a passion for learning and development, we want to hear from you! Apply today and take the first step towards an exciting new career.

Primary Responsibilities:

Program Support

  • Assist with RFP/RFQ development and evaluator selection based on needs identified by both LER and program team members.
  • Provide project management support for evaluations and studies.
  • Find and summarize literature on focus area-specific topics and strategy considerations for initiatives as necessary.
  • Work closely with the Foundation’s program team to help support their engagement with grantees related to evaluation, including helping them understand evaluation principles and practices and building skills related to evaluation and learning.

Internal and External Learning

  • Coordinate with external evaluators/consultants and Senior Learning Officer to develop evaluation and research plans. 
  • Support LER strategy development, including researching best practices, serving as a thought partner, and aligning with RCWJRF’s grantmaking process.
  • Work with Senior Learning Officer & Executive Team to prepare regular Trustee updates and other information briefings for Foundation Trustees and strategic partners. 
  • Coordinate additional Foundation-wide learning activities as assigned.
  • Support the design and execution of Foundation processes that enable shared learning, reflection, strategy improvement, and knowledge management.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to Executive Team as directed. 
  • Schedule and coordinate LER meetings, including meeting preparation, notetaking at meetings, documenting decisions made, next steps, and tracking follow-up activities.
  • Track LER projects, including creating timelines and logging the specific status of projects, deliverables, and next steps.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge, and Other Background: 

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework, e.g. statistics, research methods, data analytics, etc.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant, professional work experience
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in nonprofit learning, evaluation, and research with a focus on foundations preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed skills and proficiency in designing presentations;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines and demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to new situations
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment and work with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures


The compensation range for this position is $64,000 – $86,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications. In addition, the foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a generous retirement plan.

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.