Associate Director, Cross-Sector Collaboration (Remote)

Job Type

Full Time






New York
New York
United States


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

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 Cross-Sector Collaboration is responsible for the day-to-day direction of Healthier Generation’s collaborative and coordinated NGO approach to business engagement at the national level, including a key role in partnership development and stewardship, oversight of grant management and reporting, and communications and thought-leadership strategy.


  • Direct strategy and implementation of collaborative and coordinated NGO approach to business engagement
  • Develop and/or steward formal and informal partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders/organizations
  • Negotiate, direct, and/or manage partnership agreements/commitments/MOUs as appropriate
  • Develop and/or contribute to funder stewardship strategies, reporting, and deliverables
  • Liaise with Development team; lead or contribute to the development of fundraising concepts and grant proposals to further cross-sector collaboration/business sector strategies mission
  • Liaise with Marketing and Communications team; serve as business sector strategies team’s programmatic lead in the development and execution of the communications strategy, development of key communications assets, and development of compelling external messaging for key stakeholder groups
  • Identify emerging/guide existing opportunities to communicate impact and progress of Healthier Generation’s cross-sector collaboration/business sector strategies; guide and advise team in articulating Healthier Generation’s role in driving results
  • Lead the development and management of Healthier Generation’s business sector thought-leadership strategy and calendar; provide guidance and support to team around messaging and preparation
  • Represent Healthier Generation at meetings and conferences, and on subcommittees and workgroups, nationwide
  • Responsible for reporting regular status updates to leadership and key project stakeholders
  • Supervise, coach, and guide the work of assigned staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Familiarity with food and beverage system, and current food and beverage-related policy landscape, academic research, and corporate practices impacting children and families
  • Experience developing and executing effective communications strategy, and developing messaging for diverse stakeholder groups
  • Experience leading or contributing to fundraising proposals and funder reporting
  • Ability to digest technical information and translate research into practical steps for implementation
  • Experience in building multi-stakeholder initiatives, relationships or collaborations
  • 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 


  • Bachelor’s degree within a relevant course of study – business, nutrition, public health, or communications; 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
  • 3+ years working in communications, marketing, and/or public relations strongly preferred
  • Experience supervising staff preferred
  • Experience in developing and managing cross-sector relationships, particularly food and beverage focused, strongly 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


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter on our website.