Born out of years of collaborative work in the community, the Collective Impact Network (Network) is a new non-profit foundation currently working with organizations, schools, businesses, churches, local governments, and other agencies as part of the 24:1 Initiative in St. Louis County, Missouri. The 24:1 initiative is a place-based community development effort designed to solve the serious challenges facing residents and families within the 24 communities that make up the Normandy School District (Normandy Schools Collaborative). The name “24:1” was chosen to represent these 24 communities and their shared vision for successful children, engaged families and a strong community.

We strive to utilize a collective impact model to address the needs of the community. The Network acts as a backbone organization to a large group of partners. The Network facilitates the organization of the group and provides staff support to the working groups. We recognize that complex social issues cannot be addressed by a single organization or funder. We will be working with our network of partners over the next year to develop a shared mission, vision and definition of success.

The Resource Manager position is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The position will play a critical role in the development of the Network’s strategic plan and the action plans of the various working groups born out of the strategic planning process. Working in close collaboration with other Resource Managers and Senior Resource Managers, this person will participate in two critical “convening” events in the fall of 2018 where Network partners will collaborate on the framework of the strategic plan. Skills in facilitation and project management will be critical as a member of the Network staff.

The convening events will yield multiple working groups which must be managed in the development of their individual action plans. Each working group will be managed by a Senior Resource Manager and a Resource Manager, working cooperatively to facilitate goals, objectives, and metrics. Each Resource Manager must possess excellent communication skills to communicate both to senior staff, as well as their peers and working group members.

Post-convening, the Resource Manager will be responsible for managing and facilitating their working group(s) through the annual process of developing/updating their action plans, metrics analysis, and funding strategies. In a sense, the Resource Manager acts as a project manager for the working group. Each Resource Manager will be skilled at developing, fostering and managing partnerships for success.

Reports to: Senior Resource Manager
Supervises: N/A
Collaborates with: All staff, Board of Directors, Non-Profit Partners, Advisory Committee, and vendors as needed.

The following are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties are required and will be assigned as needed.

• Collaborate to lead successful Working Groups within the Network’s framework.
o Provide staff support to assigned working groups.
o Help establish and model clear expectations and desired outcomes with partners/team members throughout the development and operation of working groups.
o Assist Senior Resource Managers and CEO in the administration of partner MOUs.
o Continuously champion goals and maintain relationships with partners, stakeholders, vendors and community members (in conjunction with other team members) to get valuable feedback, ensure buy-in and mitigate risks to success.
o Follow policy and process to maintain established budgets, timelines and other internal systems to track and monitor progress to ensure success.

• Advance the mission and vision of the Collective Impact Network by researching best practices, leveraging alternative resources and serving project areas when appropriate.
o Maintain professional development and seek out innovations in the industry to bring best practices to the network and working groups.
o Serve on local, community and regional committees and initiatives, as appropriate, to represent the Network and coordinate with other efforts/initiatives as closely as possible.

• Utilize Ask, Align, Act philosophy to understand community needs and work with the community to arrive at solutions.
o Employ the Ask, Align, Act approach when working with non-profit partners to understand their needs.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Non-Profit Management, Business, Communications, Community Development, Public Administration, Project Management or a related field.

• One (1) to five (5) years of progressively responsible experience related to the duties of this position.
• Understanding of community development, project management, strategic planning, communications, and organizational/systems dynamics.

Skills and Abilities:
(These may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.)

• Efficient, high-capacity self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
• Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail and ability to disseminate information clearly and concisely.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to coordinate a variety of unrelated functions and handle multiple projects concurrently.

• Strong interpersonal skills; sensitivity to diversity and multi-cultural issues. Able to build effective relationships for the organization among partners.
• Team-oriented with a commitment to sustaining strong, productive working partnerships with partners, staff, board members, volunteers and the community.

Computer Skills:
• PC operation at a skilled level
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Ability to work on mobile devices to access internal programs and reports
• Ability to learn additional software applications as necessary New Hire Probation: Six months.
Position Goals:
• Initial annual goals will be set at a 6-month review with supervisor then every year at annual review.

The Collective Impact Network is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.

Send resumes and cover letters to Megan Riechmann, Senior Resource Manager, at Applications received prior to Aug 8th will be given preference.