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Manager, National Partnerships Advocacy Engagement

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Share Our Strength
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Washington, DC
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Published 22 days ago

Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of our team.


The National Partnerships Advocacy Engagement Manager will support Share Our Strength and its mission to end childhood hunger and poverty in America by working with national and state partners to build and maintain advocacy-focused relationships. The Partnerships Advocacy Engagement Manager will work with the National Partnerships Team and the Advocacy Team to identify new national relationships and build on existing national and state relationships in support of Share Our Strength’s advocacy priorities; identify and work with internal teams to create action plans around new policy opportunities nationally and at the state level; and support the Field Team in adapting national work in support of our state and local efforts.  


This position is preferably based in Washington, DC, but could be fully remote for the right candidate.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Advance the development and execution of advocacy strategies by identifying new partnerships and coalitions, and by leveraging relationships with existing partnerships.
  • Cultivate and manage productive relationships with key external stakeholders in the education, school food, health, and civil rights fields, representing Share Our Strength at conferences, forums, convenings, coalition meetings and similar events.
  • Management of advocacy-related projects, including technical assistance, resource creation and capturing partner priorities and learnings.
  • Experience working with state and local government officials, state agency staff, businesses and/or community-based organizations and engaging low-income communities.
  • Serve as point person and content expert for assigned partners and projects with stakeholders from the Center for Best Practices, Advocacy, Field, Communications, Corporate Engagement and other internal teams.



QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field preferred, but not required, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in the development and management of advocacy-focused partnerships and coalition building.
  • Experience working with state and local government officials, state agency staff, businesses and/or community-based organizations and engaging low-income communities.
  • Excellent and proven research and strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
  • Proven ability to excel working independently and as part of a (permanently virtual and in-person) team environment.
  • Credible skill in clear, persuasive, and dynamic communication with various stakeholders.
  • Successful track record of achieving results through persuasion and collaboration.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain positive, mutually beneficial relationships, internally and externally.
  • Successful track record managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and demonstrated ability to initiate, organize, prioritize and work independently.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
  • Accustomed to and skilled in working in a team culture focused on accountability, achieving goals, collaboration, and innovation.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office suite.
  • Demonstrated interest in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.


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.

Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1030 15th Street NW, Suite 1100W, Washington, DC 20005

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