ALISON is the world's leading free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. We provide high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning. With three million registered learners spread across every country worldwide, and 350,000 graduates, we provide access to over 600 free courses at Diploma and Certificate Level. ALISON’s learning platform assists people around the world in educating themselves, helping to create a more equitable and sustainable global society.
ALISON is a for-profit social enterprise and its mission is to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive, self-paced multimedia. It is our belief that through ALISON, the cost of access to high-quality education on every subject can be largely removed. This scalable and sustainable model of free education and training can profoundly impact the availability of learning across the world. ALISON is recognised as the world’s first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courseware). In a short period of time, we have not only grown substantially but we have been honoured with international endorsements of the highest level -
In 2010, ALISON was among the four winners of the UNESCO-King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious prizes for innovation in ICT for Education. In 2012, ALISON won the “Outstanding Contribution to the US Workforce” Award and was voted one of the World’s top 50 Social Enterprises by the Ashoka Foundation. Ashoka’s mission is to cultivate a whole society that can tackle social, environmental, and economic challenges as they arise. In 2013, ALISON was Awarded the WISE Award in Doha, Qatar.
“ALISON provides a new world of free online learning opportunity”
UNESCO Director General, Dr Irina Bokova
“The decision to make all learning on ALISON free remains the key factor that distinguishes the site from others of its type, and makes it globally valuable”. David Bornstein, New York Times “Open Education for a Global Economy”
“ALISON opens up the world of knowledge, offering new flexible and exciting ways to learn”
UK Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DUIS) Report
“ALISON is a fascinating, powerful program that is unlocking new worlds of opportunity for people around the globe who want to advance their educations and professional competence.
Peter Goldmark: Newsday: A Website that Lifts People Up
“ALISON is what a fundamental re-think of the education system might look like” - Clayton Christensen; Harvard Business School Expert on Disruptive Innovation
Why work for ALISON?
ALISON is Ireland’s leading for-profit social enterprise with a mission to make all education and certification freely accessible online. We are a fast-growing global leader with a proven business model and a clear vision which will revolutionize access to learning worldwide. ALISON has increasingly strong global brand recognition and an experience core team. Our staff are creative, innovative, hard-working and ambitious. We try to create a working environment that promotes innovation and motivates staff at every level to achieve both personal and company goals.
A career in ALISON is challenging, energizing, and very rewarding. Not only do our staff get to work in a fun, fast-paced, dynamic business environment, but they are also given the opportunity to develop new skills in a culture where staff understand how their role contributes to the overall business objectives of ALISON. Most of all, ALISON is changing lives around the world. See for yourself by reading any of the 20,000 testimonials on our website.
So if you're an independent thinker with vision and a commitment to excellence and you want to become part of very powerful new force for change and impact in global education, then ALISON may be for you!
An Administrative Assistant is required on a three-month contract role at ALISON HQ in Galway. Strong administration skills with excellent attention to detail is required. The ability to work independently and under direction is required.