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Want to get out of bed and get ready for work knowing you’ll make a real difference today? Want to transform lives and entire communities? At Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW), you can do just that! VSUW is the largest non-profit in Phoenix. We bring together donors, businesses, other non-profits, government and faith-based communities to build a stronger Valley for all of us to live, work and raise our families.
We are seeking a Collective Impact Manager, which is a key role on our Thriving Together team. Thriving Together is a multi-sector community partnership driving increased equity and improved educational outcomes for students in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The Manager leads multiple Collaborative Action Teams (CATs) that are organized around milestones along the birth to career continuum, which may include school readiness, elementary reading, middle grade math, high school graduation, post-secondary enrollment, and post-secondary attainment. This position convenes and facilitates the CATs ensuring effective use of research and data to determine opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement.
A typical day in the life of this role includes:
- Convene and lead multiple CATs, including plan and coordinate meetings, keep notes, and distribute effective follow up communication
- Move CAT discussions, projects, and ideas forward by providing tools, methods, and relevant training/coaching to members
- Develop trust and strong working relationships within the CATs
- Empower CAT members to think critically about strategies that impact student outcomes, to co-create solutions, and drive strategic action
- Use data and research at multiple stages within the continuous improvement process
- Manage projects effectively to ensure smooth execution, testing, and post-project analysis
- Think strategically through the lens of equity and inclusion to remove barriers and prompt opportunities for students
- Work closely with the Thriving Together team to contribute to and executive the overall vision for the initiative
- Perform ad hoc projects
You might be an ideal candidate if you:
- Have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Development, or a related field (the right combination of education and/or relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement)
- Have worked in a school district, charter school, or higher education institution with a keen understanding of the education field and related processes
- Can demonstrate experience in facilitation, presentation skills, project management, leadership, and data and research
- Have strong written and verbal communication skills
- Can build strong relationships and empower others using interpersonal skills and strong customer service
- Can manage your time well by prioritizing and managing tasks to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Have a strong commitment to leading change that removes barriers and increases equity for low-income, racially/culturally diverse, or English language-learning students and families
- Are used to working in a remote environment (not all positions work remotely, but many of our team mates work out of the office 1-4 days per week)
You might be extra awesome if you:
- Have a Master’s degree in Education, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Development, or a related fiel
- Can demonstrate experience using continuous quality improvement processes and methodology
- Have experience working in communities with diverse populations
- Are bilingual in Spanish, oral and written
This job might not be the right fit if you:
- Are hesitant to innovating current processes
- Become overwhelmed by fast paced environments
- Have a hard time making decisions
- Are uncomfortable learning new systems
- Like your own permanent desk and space
What We’re Good At:
- Benefits – we proudly offer different health insurance and dental and vision plans with competitive premium
- Retirement savings – 403B retirement saving with company match
- PTO and 10 paid holidays per year! Yes, you read right. 10 paid holidays a year
- Mobile Environment – we have a very collaborative environment with a variety of work spaces
Position posting will close at 9:00am on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Although this posting may remain on external sites, applications will only be accepted until the date and time above.
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AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Valley of the Sun United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.