Chief Partnership and Impact Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.




New York
New York
United States


About Robin Hood

Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding, and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful and measurable results for families in New York's poorest neighborhoods. Since its founding, Robin Hood has raised more than $2.5 billion in dollars, goods and services to provide hundreds of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job-training programs and other vital services that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives. Robin Hood's board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of donations go directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need. 

To build on Robin Hood’s success and reputation as one of the nation’s leading poverty-fighting organizations, we intend to take a deliberate and expanded approach to scaling our work. To do so effectively, developing meaningful, strategic partnerships will be necessary.

Robin Hood must be known as a thought leader, powerful voice, and catalyzing force for the poor. Given its long-standing reputation among influencers and support of over 200 New York City non-profit organizations, Robin Hood has the unique ability to both directly advocate to decision-makers and mobilize grassroots support on behalf of the causes it chooses to champion.

Position Overview

Robin Hood has a responsibility to marshal capital and attention to those programs and organizations that are proven to be effective in the poverty fight. To achieve our core mission, Robin Hood must also formalize its role in disseminating best practice and lessons learned in our thirty years in the field to scale our work through collaboration and partnerships. Doing so will increase Robin Hood’s impact in New York and beyond. The role of the Chief Partnership and Impact Officer serves as the conduit to achieve this goal. The Chief P&I Officer will set the strategy, lead the work, and manage the team responsible for scaling best practice and building partnerships. This is an external facing role that will require significant interaction with Robin Hood’s community partners, supporters, board members, and the larger landscape of poverty-fighters. The Chief Partnership and Impact Officer will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will require significant collaboration with the Chief Program Officer and the Chief Development Officer.


Develop Strategic Partnerships

  • Build coalitions to support external advocacy efforts by developing strategy, relationships, and systems for understanding partners’ critical priorities and needs
  • Create a platform to host a national convening of poverty fighting organizations
  • Create a methodology for proving concepts, setting targets, scaling growth and measuring outcomes
  • Establish an import-export strategy to harness best practice from promising poverty-fighting programs from outside NYC and share successes from NYC with the broader national poverty-fighting community

Advance Thought Leadership

  • Affirm Robin Hood’s position as a national thought leader and codify the organization’s knowledge base for dissemination to other organizations and philanthropists
  • Create strategy and systems for the formal codification of the organization’s knowledge through white papers, articles, toolkits, and so on.
  • Serve as a representative of Robin Hood through public speaking engagements, panel discussions, and other media opportunities
  • Build a platform for a landmark national convening of poverty fighting organizations to be held annually, including content, speakers and attendees

Develop and Scale Innovative Programs

  • Work to achieve the organization’s goals of prioritizing, improving, and scaling the most effective poverty-fighting programs
  • Collaborate with the Program team to develop strategy and design innovative solutions within a high-risk, high-reward portfolio of investments
  • Develop a process for evaluating and measuring new, innovative solutions to address poverty -- locally, regionally and nationally.


  • Master’s or professional degree required along with minimum of 10-15 years of relevant, full-time working experience; senior operational responsibility in a non-profit preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of success leading new initiatives where no prior road map exists
  • Extensive experience leading, inspiring, managing, and coaching successful teams
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with leadership peers and department heads
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to adapt and work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-task environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking
  • Ability to be both a long-term strategic visionary and to understand current on-the-ground realities
  • Embraces ambiguity and has a willingness to “roll up their sleeves” 
  • A high degree of self-awareness, humility, and diplomacy
  • Sense of humor and skillful listener  

Robin Hood Values

Our core values ground the work that we do in all areas of our organization. If these principles appeal to you, we invite you to apply.

·        Robin Hood puts people first. Always.

·        Robin Hood is unafraid to take action and create solutions.

·        Robin Hood is data driven and heart led.

·        Robin Hood works the coat check. 


Robin Hood has excellent benefits and encourages strong work-life balance.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please visit our website to complete our online application.

Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.