Associate Director, Business Sector Strategies (Remote)
- Job posted by Alliance for a Healthier Generation
For more than a decade, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation has worked to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits, by ensuring the environments that surround them provide and promote good health. The Alliance, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, operates as an independent 501c3 non-profit organization guided by its own Board of Directors. As one of the nation’s largest children’s health organizations focusing on combating childhood obesity, the Alliance utilizes the best available scientific evidence of programs, policies and practices that positively impact healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among youth. The Alliance’s current work directly impacts more than 25 million children, with a focus on low-income and minority populations who are at increased risk for poor health, obesity and other diseases. To learn more and join the movement, visit www.healthiergeneration.org.
It is the goal of the Alliance to fill employment vacancies with the most qualified applicants, whether recruiting internally or externally. Strong consideration will be given to qualified internal candidates. All internal and external candidates must comply with application requirements.
The Associate Director of Business Sector Strategies is responsible for the initiation and management of business sector agreements and solutions that further the Healthier Generation’s goals to create healthier environments for children and families. The Associate Director works in close coordination with the Strategic Partnerships team, the Senior Leadership team, the Healthy Schools and Communities Program (HSCP) team, and the Marketing and Communications and Development teams.
The Associate Director provides strategic and managerial oversight to the implementation of business sector agreements; develops relationships and investigates strategic collaborations that lead to ground-breaking solutions; leads the development and execution of cross-organizational strategies to address food access and procurement barriers for youth-serving institutions; keeps abreast of corporate trends, industry direction, research, policy, and nonprofit efforts to inform business sector strategies; represents Healthier Generation on workgroups and committees; and communicates publicly about the work and impact.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide strategic and managerial oversight to the implementation of business sector agreements and solutions
- Inform, contribute to, and support the negotiation of voluntary agreements with private sector businesses, professional associations, non-government organizations, and government agencies.
- Direct and/or collaborate with colleagues on existing and new business sector solutions for youth-serving organizations to access and procure healthy food and beverages; ensure integration of solutions into broader organizational programming
- Cultivate and maintain relationships across sectors, with emphasis on business sector partnerships
- Keep current and abreast of corporate trends and industry direction related to a role in creating better health outcomes, with the ability to integrate the information into actionable strategy
- Research, identify, and keep abreast of barriers confronting youth-serving institutions related to the access and procurement of healthy food and beverages, particularly those supporting children and families facing health inequities.
- Keep current and abreast of national, state and local legislation, academic research, and other developments with impacts to child and family health to ensure the use of data-driven and evidence-based approaches and resources
- Represent Healthier Generation on relevant committees and working groups; communicate publicly at meetings and conferences
- Provide internal reports and regular status updates to leadership and key project stakeholders
- Contribute to and/or lead the development of external reports or grant proposals, as appropriate
- Manage evaluation efforts with Evaluation and Data team and third-party research firm(s) to verify agreement commitments and measure impact
- Manage and advise legal review processes related to agreements, evaluators, and data sharing
- Supervise, coach, and guide the work of assigned staff
- Showcase successes and communicate impact of business sector strategies and Healthier Generation’s leadership role in the realm of cross-sector partnerships
- Contribute to the goals of all other Healthier Generation programs, initiatives and departments; leverage business sector work to benefit organizational communications and development efforts
- Other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Familiarity with food and beverage systems and current food and beverage-related policy landscape, academic research, and corporate practices impacting youth-serving institutions, children, and families
- Understanding and knowledge of business and private sector culture, organizations and structures
- Demonstrated ability to understand or research the unique needs of youth-serving institutions related to providing access to healthier food and beverage
- Ability to digest technical information and translate research into practical steps for implementation
- Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with business, non-profit, government, and academic stakeholders at all levels
- Enjoys working collaboratively and has personal style to work collegially with all types of individuals
- Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, diplomacy, integrity and interpersonal skills
- Highly organized, detail orientated, and able to manage several projects simultaneously
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Self-motivated, entrepreneurial and flexible, willing to roll-up his/her sleeves to do whatever is necessary to get the job done
- Ability to work independently and within a virtual team environment
- Ability to fluently adopt and utilize robust collaboration and reporting technologies
- Ability to travel by car or plane up to 30% of the time
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree within a relevant course of study – business, nutrition, public health, or education; advanced degree preferred
- 7 years minimum related work experience with public health organizations, non-profit organizations, and/or private business sector companies
- At least 5 years of demonstrated project management/leadership experience
- Experience in building multi-stakeholder initiatives, relationships, or collaborations stongly preferred
- Experience in developing and managing cross-sector relationships, particularly food and beverage focused, strongly preferred
- Experience working with or in food and beverage industry preferred
- Experience supervising staff preferred
This job description is subject to change at any time.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
- 100% Remote Work
- Flexible Work Schedule
- Paid Time Off
- Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
- Health and Dependent Care
- Life and Disability Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Mentor Program
- Professional Development
- Wellness, Cell Phone and Home Office Stipends
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter on our website.