Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Learning Program Lead

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World Resources Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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29 days ago

This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position.

About the Program:

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is a world leader in creating standards on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and reporting used by thousands of companies, organizations, and governments worldwide. Building on a 20-year partnership between World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), GHG Protocol works with governments, industry associations, NGOs, businesses and other organizations. In 2016, 92% of Fortune 500 companies responding to the CDP used GHG Protocol directly or indirectly through a program based on GHG Protocol. The Paris Agreement, adopted within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015, commits participating all countries to limit global temperature rise, adapt to changes already occurring, and regularly increase efforts over time. GHG Protocol also provides standards, tools and online training to help countries and cities track progress towards their climate goals.

Job Highlight:

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Climate, you will use your instructional design and online learning experience to shape and guide the eLearning offerings of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. You will manage and maintain the eLearning program of the GHG Protocol making improvements to ensure best practices in learning design. You will manage the Learning Management System and learner experience to ensure organizations and individuals receive education in the GHG Protocol standards and guidance.

What will you do:

Leadership (40%):

  • Lead the continued development of the Learning Management System by collaborating with stakeholders and GHG Protocol Leadership to identify areas of improvement and growth areas.
  • Lead the course improvement process, reviewing existing courses for improvement areas and making recommendations on updates.
  • Lead the course development process, recruiting and reviewing consultant developers and ensuring courses meet 508 accessibility guidelines and standards.
  • Review external courses on GHG Accounting topics for insight into future directions for the eLearning program.

Instructional Design (25%):

  • Provide instructional design expertise to review existing courses and develop new courses for accessibility and alignment with learning science and best practices.
  • Develop and lead a regular course review process to ensure courses remain up to date and accurate.
  • Develop and review course content for accessibility and makes improvements to align with federal guidelines and 508 accessibility standards.

Technical Skills and Support (25%):

  • Support the learner experience by administering the learning management system with the team.
  • Make updates to course content in the LMS with course authoring tools.
  • Interface with consultants to make improvements to the LMS.
  • Respond to learner questions throughout the learner process.
  • Lead large contract negotiations with organizations looking to enroll in GHG Protocol online courses.

Additional Responsibilities (10%):

  • Engage and coordinate with WBCSD on e-learning design best practices and implementation
  • Participate in WRI discussions on eLearning and instructional design best practices
  • Coordinate with the Science Based Targets team to ensure harmonization across initiatives
  • Support other Greenhouse Gas Protocol projects and activities as needs arise
What will you need:
  • Education: You have a completed Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Education, or Instructional Technology or equivalent experience and history
  • Experience: You have 7+ years of relevant work experience as a learning experience designer, program manager, or instructional designer with progressive responsibilities and leadership over a course or program.
  • Familiarity with instructional design tools including course authoring software, audio editing software, and video editing software.
  • Stays up to date with the latest instructional design software and research.
  • Contributes to the learning culture at GHG Protocol and WRI by providing advice and expertise to colleagues and teammates.
  • Experience and knowledge of instructional design best practices and 508 compliance for accessibility. Proven expertise in LMS administration (Moodle/Totara preferred) and course authoring tools (Camtasia, Articulate, Captivate, Lectora).
  • Understanding of instructional design process and ability to guide course development to completion (ADDIE and Design thinking models).
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with Office 365
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Understanding and commitment to WRI’s mission.
  • Languages: You have written and verbal proficiency/fluency in English.
  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.

Potential Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

How to Apply:


Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of 30 January. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.

About Us:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Our culture:


WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.