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August 17, 2020
July 31, 2020
$58,000 - $62,000Starting salary range: $58,000 to $62,000

Position Title:   Learning & Impact Manager

Reports to:         Director of Learning & Impact

Type:                   Full-Time/EXEMPT

Location:            SODO - Seattle, WA 


Northwest Harvest is Washington’s leading hunger relief agency – supporting a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools. Focused on improving equity in our food system, Northwest Harvest believes everyone in Washington should have consistent access to nutritious food that nourishes the body, mind, and spirit. In addition to making sure those who suffer from hunger have increased access to healthy food, Northwest Harvest aims to shift public opinion, as well as impact institutional policies and societal practices that perpetuate hunger, poverty, and disparities in our state. Learn more at http://www.northwestharvest.org


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Learning & Impact (L&I), the Learning & Impact Manager will focus primarily on: advancing external learning on the underlying causes and effective interventions related to food insecurity; implementing a Strategic Pathway to 2028; testing new ideas for programmatic initiatives; and establishing an organization-wide measuring and evaluation (M&E) framework. The L&I Manager will need to be able to diagnose complex societal structures that perpetuate food insecurity and other manifestations of inequity, chart multiple paths forward to address underlying causes, and generate a robust plan of action for the organization to progress on its ultimate goal of achieving food justice for all in Washington State. The L&I Manager will be a champion of anti-racist and anti-oppression oriented program design. This role requires the highest level of leadership, creativity and stick-to-itiveness expected by the organization.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advance external learning on the needs and best practices related to reducing food insecurity – 30%

  • Partner with the Director of Learning & Impact to strategize adaptive and transformational solutions to food insecurity
  • Analyze all current (NWH) QUANTITATIVE and QUALITATIVE data on people living in food insecurity, and identify additional needed data
  • Refresh NWH comprehensive, national information base on best practices
  • Implement an agency-wide analysis and prioritization of gaps in the data on food insecurity
  • Engage with each of our other “poverty sector” partners (Health, Housing, Employment, Education) to explore where our needs and interests intersect


Implement of a 2028 Strategic Pathway framework – 30%

  • Partner with the Director of L&I to implement an inclusive process to develop a Strategic Pathway to cutting hunger in half in Washington by 2028
  • Facilitate a small, cross-functional advisory team to oversee the creation of the 2028 Strategic Planning Process Plan (SP3), and a broader implementation team to advise on, develop and implement the process
  • Analyze different scenarios to achieve 2028 goal
  • Develop organization-wide list of priorities from now to 2028
  • Generate comprehensive list of resources needed to achieve goal (people, budget, partnerships, linkages, political will, social will, etc.)
  • Map out the internal and external processes necessary to implement a successful plan
  • Refresh the Strategic Pathway framework every other year


Implement an organization-wide Measuring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework – 20%

  • Review current Northwest Harvest methods to record and evaluate programs and activities
  • Create logic model that can document movement from INPUTS to OUTCOMES to IMPACT
  • Develop a flexible Cost/Benefit model that can be applied to all NWH program activities
  • Create a broad “Milestones” framework that will enable NWH to evaluate its progress against the 2028 goal of cutting hunger in half


Test and replicate new ideas for program intervention – 20%

From the data and information collection discussed above:

  • Advance a highly interactive network of practitioners, policymakers and private sector partners to share and develop good ideas
  • Identify 2-4 key ideas/strategies (annually) to test for efficacy and scalability
  • Find and support partners who can sustainably grow ideas
  • Help raise financial resources to help most promising ideas grow/scale


Equity and Inclusion

·      Demonstrate the initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote anti-racism, cultural competency and an understanding of oppression and its impact.

·      Participate in intentional learning efforts, including events relating to understanding and dismantling institutional racism and building cultural competency


RELATIONSHIPS:

·      Internal: Frequent contact with leadership and staff. Communicate daily to ask questions, receive and provide information. Assist in facilitating cross-functional and integrative work across the agency on strategic pathway and Monitoring and Evaluation assignments.

·      External: Regular contact with stakeholders, advisors, partners, funders and professional associates and networks.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A combination of the real-life experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.


Knowledge of:

·      Food, Hunger, and Poverty issues

·      Cultural and institutional racism and its impact on society

·      Strategic Planning and Change Management

·      Research and Analysis methodologies

·      Rapid Prototyping and Ideation


Ability To:

·      Facilitate groups through complex planning processes

·      Organize, synthesize, and prioritize in a constantly changing environment

·      Identify, implement, track and report on impact metrics

·      Listen and encourage engagement

·      Inspire internal and external commitment to change

·      Network deeply and widely with key stakeholders

·      Integrate equity principles and practices into all functions

·      Create and nurture key funding relationships

·      Build stakeholder constituencies to ensure success

·      Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including the ability to listen effectively and to explain complex issues and applicable legal requirements, policies, and procedures to staff and leaders

·      Ask questions to understand the merits of different approaches, and shift strategies in response to demands of a situation

·      Craft and present materials to multiple audiences

·      Be nimble and curious

·      Have and exercise a sense of humor


EXPERIENCE: 

5+ years of progressively responsible experience in project design, implementation, and strategic planning


EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in related field preferred.


DISCLAIMER:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. As an adaptive organization, responsibilities can and will change in alignment with greater efficiencies and mission metrics.


COMPENSATION:

Northwest Harvest offers a competitive salary and generous benefits which include but are not limited to paid time off, health/vision/dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Starting pay range for this position is $58,000 - $62,000

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION:

Northwest Harvest (NWH) is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. NWH does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other status protected under local, state or federal law. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of our positions

Position Title:   Learning & Impact Manager

Reports to:         Director of Learning & Impact

Type:                   Full-Time/EXEMPT

Location:            SODO - Seattle, WA 


Northwest Harvest is Washington’s leading hunger relief agency – supporting a statewide network…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Northwest Harvest offers a competitive salary and generous benefits which include but are not limited to paid time off, health/vision/dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Northwest Harvest offers a competitive salary and generous benefits which include but are not limited to paid time off, health/vision/dental insurance, and 401(k) retirement plan.

Level of Language Proficiency

Multi- and bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Multi- and bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please apply only through the Careers page on our website, found here:

https://www.northwestharvest.org/careers

Please apply only through the Careers page on our website, found here:

https://www.northwestharvest.org/careers

Location

1914 Fourth Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

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