Reporting to the Senior Vice President, No Kid Hungry Campaign, the Director of National Partnerships will be responsible for leading the strategic development and management of our national programmatic partnerships to help meet Share Our Strength's programmatic goals. Key responsibilities include the development and management of a national partnerships strategy, building partnerships with other organizations that can have a significant impact in helping Share Our Strength meet its objectives for increased participation in the federal nutrition programs and increasing the utilization of food skills education among families and caregivers of children aged 0-5, helping raise the profile of childhood hunger as an issue of national importance, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders and managing a team of 2 full-time staff. The Director will represent Share Our Strength at all levels of engagement with external stakeholders, including speaking engagements, training opportunities, and managing relationships with senior leadership and executives of external organizations.
Lead the development and execution of a strategic national partnership plan with the goal of meeting Share Our Strength programmatic objectives, with a focus on key organizations and businesses representing educators, school food and nutrition, diverse populations, early childhood and health and nutrition. State and local level partnerships will be managed by individual state and local campaign staff.
Oversee the development of existing and new partnerships to expand program participation in school breakfast, after school meals, summer meals, and nutrition education programming as well as increase the awareness of and political will to end childhood hunger. This includes:
Researching, identifying, and building relationships with organizations focused on school food and nutrition, education, early childhood, diversity, inclusion and equity and social determinants of health to identify common strategies for advancing child well-being through increased access to food.
Establishing annual goals, performance metrics, plans, timelines, and assessment and reporting mechanisms to ensure execution toward goals and commitments.
Planning and overseeing the implementation of events and other activities to support Share Our Strength's programmatic partnership goals, such as conference sessions, coalition meetings, focus groups, briefings, and similar events.
Collaborating proactively with similarly-missioned organizations to share information, strategies and best practices and align and coordinate efforts.
Develop and manage the National Partnerships budget, including overseeing external consultant contracts and producing quarterly forecasts.
Provide ongoing stewardship of national partner relationships, working across the organization to inform, gain buy-in and expertise on partnership strategies, and provide data, training, technical, and communication support to ensure that partnership goals are achieved.
Ensure the development of a wide range of materials in support of Share Our Strength's national partnership agenda and engagement, such as talking points, fact sheets, webinars, and trainings.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of strategy and external landscape in the education, health and nutrition, diversity and inclusion, early childhood, and food service sectors to identify strategic opportunities with external organizations.
Manage a high performing, results-oriented team and encourage cross-departmental collaboration, achieving results and innovation. This includes supervising staff members, assigning duties, conducting annual and mid-year reviews and ensuring professional development for each team member.
Collaborate with fundraising to leverage and support efforts to secure resources for National Partnerships work, including assisting with proposal development and donor relationship management as appropriate.
Work with Communications colleagues to develop strategic communications that support, enhance, and leverage National Partnerships work.
Serve as a resource and thought partner to No Kid Hungry field and state campaign staff, providing strategic guidance on state and local partnership development, facilitating connections to local affiliates of national partners and sharing expertise and learnings.
Provide strategic counsel and support to the Senior Vice President and other program and executive leadership as required, including written updates and reports to communicate partnership activities and results to board, donors, and other internal and external stakeholders.
Represent Share Our Strength before a variety of internal and external audiences.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; Master's degree preferred.
A minimum of 8-10 years' work on hunger and nutrition or children's programs, partnerships or related social impact work with a record of increasing responsibility.
Experience leading, developing, and motivating a team.
Successful budget management experience.
Demonstrated problem-solving, decision making, and delegation abilities.
Strong background working with diverse partners to successfully implement projects and/or build collaboration around specific goals or programs.
Track record of successfully implementing partnership-based programs at national, regional, state, or community levels.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate, grow and manage positive, mutually beneficial relationships with other organizations or businesses.
Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, organize, prioritize, and work independently on multi-step, detail-oriented projects in a fluid environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience presenting to high-level audiences.
Experience with health education programming and engagement with low-income communities desired.
Demonstrated passion for our mission and work.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and online communications tools.
At Share our Strength, we value an individual's diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization's desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to eliminate childhood hunger. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results.
This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization's mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that each child in America has food where they Live, Learn, and Play.
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