The program director of Impact Monadnock (IM) will effectively lead efforts using collective impact methodologies to improve outcomes for young children and families in the Monadnock Region. The director will develop strategies and implement actions to achieve measurable and lasting change in community conditions related to early childhood. Our vision is that all children in the Monadnock Region and their families are healthy, learning and thriving.
This individual will accomplish this objective by:
- Identifying, informing and inspiring community leaders, potential and current service providers, and volunteers to join and implement the IM Early Childhood Initiative
- Mobilizing necessary subject matter experts and other resources to evolve and implement a strategic plan that utilizes best practices in Early Childhood development
- Developing metrics and oversight processes, with an evaluation expert, to ensure that community resources are being optimized for effectiveness and efficiency in the execution of the strategic plan
- Reporting regularly to the IM Advisory Team, the Monadnock United Way board, Spark NH (backbone) and the community
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Mobilize the community in achieving the goals and strategies outlined in the IM Strategic Plan.
- Community and Partner Engagement. Develop working relationships with local, regional and state leaders, external stakeholders (agencies, businesses, etc.), subject matter experts and potential grant partners, and seek input for participation in Early Childhood Development activities and strategic planning
- Coordination. Assist with developing sub-committees as part of guiding vision and strategy. Oversee an impact coordinator in implementation of committee work
- Liaison to Agencies. Serve as a liaison between the Backbone and participating agencies; facilitate meetings and provide communication to Agency Executives as determined by the communication plan
- Data Management. Support the Evaluation Consultant and the Evaluation Committee in conducting community assessment and research activities to ensure mission, purpose and plan are positioned to achieve and demonstrate greatest impact in the community
- Ambassador. Represent the IM vision to the community through participation with relevant community groups and meetings; communicate and maintain awareness for the IM vision. Develop and sustain relationships with philanthropic and other state associations and organizations addressing early childhood
- Capacity Builder. Develop collaboration and provide networking opportunities between community partners and area academic institutions to enhance the IM initiative. Attend conferences and professional development training as necessary to keep abreast of current trends and goals and communicate information to community partners. Facilitate meetings and/or nonprofit capacity building trainings as part of strategic plan implementation.
- Advocate. Align policy and advocacy efforts with Spark NH and other early childhood and advocacy organizations and promote IM within and outside the Monadnock Region
The Program Director is a member of the MUW Leadership Team, reporting to the president and providing overall leadership and support to the organization
- Supervise the impact coordinator for the IM initiative in implementing the strategic plan through hands-on field work with project teams
- Supervise the MUW communications specialist in creating and implementing a marketing plan for IM and other initiatives
- Work in tandem with the IM Advisory Committee on strategies and growth potential for the initiative
- Work with the MUW team and volunteers to ensure positive and active communication of community impact and investment agenda, events, accomplishments and challenges including written reports.
- Work closely with Resource Development Director to identify funding sources, report to funders and assist in planning and implementation of funding projects.
- Work closely with Impact and Investment Director(s) to identify areas to collaborate and strengthen impactful strategies and investment for early childhood.
- Oversee and supervise, including training and ongoing professional development, volunteers and/or staff assigned to IM initiatives
- Develop and manage a strategic and sustainability plan, program evaluation and measurements in collaboration with contracted consultants.
- Review and develop policies and procedures for strategic community investment plan utilizing data gathered through community assessment activities. Work in partnership with Healthy Monadnock, the System of Care and other collective impact efforts in the region and state.
- Identify, develop and pursue best practices.
The Program Director must model the competencies expected of all MUW staff:
- Mission Focused. Employee’s top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and overall community well-being. This drives employee performance and professional motivations.
- Relationship Oriented. Employee understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
- Collaborator. Employee understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
- Results Driven. Employee is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
- Brand Steward. Employee is a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
- Role Model. Employee is a role model for shared leadership and advocates for collective impact principles and processes.
The Director must model and support the values of the organization:
- Commitment to Community Success: Make a positive difference and have a measurable impact of enduring consequence.
- Co-leadership: Empower others and act as a catalyst for promoting positive change in our community.
- Inclusiveness: Aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of work.
- Integrity and Accountability: Act with integrity that justifies trust.
- Innovation. Value innovation in community building to affect positive change.
Experience and qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in education, social services, health or other related fields. Master’s degree and community and/or collective impact knowledge preferred
- Communications, marketing and advocacy are key components of this position. This individual must exhibit strong interpersonal, oral, presentation, and written communication skills with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner.
- Project management and supervisory experience.
- Results driven, innovative, passionate and committed to the mission of MUW.
- Community impact and technical support experience.
- Experience working in multi-sector collaborations both leading and providing technical support
- Ability to conduct research, familiarity with general evaluation and data analysis, qualitative and quantitative methods, and the ability to meaningfully translate analytical results.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Ability to think strategically
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Grant writing and monitoring experience a plus
Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Monadnock United Way, 23 Center Street, Keene, NH 03431.