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Learning and Development

A Plan for Your Future

Whether you’re a recent college grad or a humanitarian with 20 years of experience – there’s always something to learn at Save the Children. Our signature in-house development programs, one-on-one mentorship initiatives and online courses help build skills and leadership capabilities for staff at every level.

As an employee, you’ll be welcome to join our monthly DevelopU sessions on a range of topics to support your ongoing development. You will set annual goals with your manager that tie to our overall Save the Children strategy and can craft your own individual development plan to match your ambitions. And if you’re a people manager you’ll be invited to participate in our quarterly manager forums to build your knowledge and skills.

As you continue in your career at Save the Children, you may want to experience our programs in the U.S. and internationally or learn from some of our member organizations. The Charles MacCormack-Sam Simon Inspiration Fund – named after former CEO Charlie MacCormack and humanitarian Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons – awards grants to allow our staff to travel and experience our work first hand.

Plus, we offer online classes for everything from leadership and management skills that help with decision-making – to tips and tricks on effective virtual working – to technical humanitarian and project management skills to support our work. Thanks to our partnerships, we are able to offer a range of courses from Humentum,, and Cornell University so that you can always find something to pique your interest and feed your curiosity.