Chief Learning Officer


Working at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & the Hawaiian Islands is more than a job. It provides the opportunity to contribute to our powerful mission and perform meaningful work.

From facilitating peer-led sex education programs, to teaching parents how to have important conversations with their children, our passionate education team is central to PPGNHI’s mission. When it comes to evidence-based sexual health information, our education and outreach programs are an essential community resource for teens, parents, and educators alike.

PPGNHI is one of the largest affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).

As an organization, we are focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. Specifically, we recognize that profound racism impacts the education, health and wellbeing of people in our communities and we are actively working to address all forms of oppression. We believe our employees should reflect the diversity of the populations we serve, including racial and ethnic diversity. People of color are strongly urged to apply.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) is seeking to fill the position of Chief Learning Officer (CLO).

This is a full-time position.

The Chief Learning Officer oversees the formulation of the vision, mission and goals of the department &  participates in developing agency professional, leadership and staff training goals. The role is responsible for agency organizational development initiatives related to organizational culture and values; oversees educational programs in all catchment areas; develops innovative programs and systems to deliver professional development to internal staff and external partners.

Requirements for the position:

MA/MS in related field required, Ph.D. preferred

Minimum of ten years of experience in teaching/training

Minimum of seven years of leadership/management experience

Demonstrated ability to provide strategic direction

Major responsibilities:

Partners closely with other strategy team members to make decisions and lead initiatives that ensure that PPGNHI thrives and provides national leadership and innovation

Initiates, supports and promotes organizational effectiveness efforts including ones related to leadership development, equity and inclusion, customer service and internal communication strategies.

Creates and implements initiatives related to organizational culture and organizational values

Leads organizational strategic planning efforts, including reporting and accountability

Ensures that Education, Training and Organizational Effectiveness, Equity and Inclusion and Global Programs strategic plans, visions and goals are in alignment with that of the overall organization and that goals and strategies are implemented successfully

Oversees the Peer Education Institute (PEI) to ensure that the Teen Council Program is implemented with fidelity across the country

Works with Education leadership to ensure that all outreach programs in the PPGNHI area related to Teen Council, Family Programs and Community Education are of the highest quality, pedagogically sound and culturally relevant.

Works with the VP of Development to create strategy related to grants, foundations and donors to ensure adequate funding for Education programs

Participates in national training events, presents leadership, training and education sessions at regional and national conferences, participates in professional organizations related to Education, Training and Organizational Effectiveness.

Maintains a working knowledge of literature related to the fields of Learning and Organizational Effectiveness, Capacity Building and Equity and Inclusion.


Occasional travel throughout the region and nationally.

Supervises VP of Organizational Effectiveness, Director of Education, VP of Education, VP of Equity and Global Programs


PPGNHI is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds – and to support their retention and advancement within the organization. Justice is one of our core values, and we are committed to fostering a workplace culture inclusive of people with respect to their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, marital status, age, disabilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other characteristic. Our commitment to justice and diversity also means providing a work environment that is welcoming, respectful and engaging.



As part of our total rewards package, we offer meaningful work, generous time off and benefits, promotional opportunities, and competitive compensation.

Our attractive benefits package includes medical, dental and vision coverage for you and eligible dependents, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, as well as a retirement plan with matching contributions by employer. We also provide transportation benefits at eligible locations.




Master’s degree


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