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Manager, Partnership and System Development

All Hands Raised

All Hands Raised

Posted: 3/14/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Education, Nonprofit
Type: Full Time

All Hands Raised (AHR) Background: Since 1994, AHR has advocated for excellent and equitable education for all students. Our mission is to champion education, equity and excellence inside and outside of the classroom. We mobilize leadership, ideas, resources, and community action to ensure all kids in all neighborhoods throughout Portland and Multnomah County achieve their full potential.

AHR Team Member Description: The Manager, Partnership and System Development is a crucial member of the AHR team and has a critical role in supporting the Partnerships work area. The Manager must be committed to working collaboratively with all internal and external partners and be faithful to adhering to principles of community engagement to provide excellent facilitation skills to all school site teams. The Manager must thrive in a fast-paced, innovative and collaborative work environment and have a passion for helping all children succeed academically and personally.

Position Summary: The Manager, Partnership and System Development leads practice areas within the partnership and community engagement work of All Hands Raised. The Manager provides facilitation, coaching, and communication to community partners, including school partners, community-based organizations, and other key stakeholders in order to drive and support collective impact activities in the community with a focus on data-driven decision making and shared accountability.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Facilitate and coordinate community action teams, including cross-sector Learning Communities and school-based teams, using continuous improvement processes and results focused leadership to improve educational outcomes.
• Steward relationships with stakeholders that represent a broad cross-section of the community (from elected officials and CEOs, to teachers, service providers, other community partners, with a focus on adding capabilities and capacity for the long term.
• Develop and foster connections within and across organizations so that insights and accountability are disseminated across schools, districts, and other systems and organizations in Multnomah County.
• Provide technical assistance and problem solving support to internal and external partners to access, manage and manipulate data on outcomes, demographics and other key areas from multiple sources.
• Engage with key staff members from local research and evaluation organizations to assist in the evaluation and tracking of student outcomes.
• In partnership with the Communications team, translate the Partnership’s outcomes for external and internal audiences.
• Support the VP, Strategic Planning, in providing the content necessary to create funding proposals and grant reports.
• Actively contribute to multiple annual all staff projects/events, including Principal for Almost a Day, the annual fundraising event, and other projects/events.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Mastery of professional communication, both verbal and written.
• Advanced level of skill in data collection, analysis and synthesis as well as program evaluation and Continuous Improvement processes.
• Advanced level of skill in convening cross-sector partners and facilitating groups in order to build consensus and foster a sense of enthusiasm, group cohesion and a data-driven commitment to shared accountability.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple relationships with stakeholders that represent a broad cross-section of the community (from elected officials and CEOs, to teachers, service providers and other community partners) through a strong ethic of customer service, professionalism and integrity.
• Proficiency in MS Office products Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Qualifications/Personal Attributes
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Valid driver’s license required.
• Minimum of three years of experience in managing complex professional relationships, supporting community engagement and facilitating groups.
• Minimum of three years of experience in successfully summarizing and presenting complex data to community stakeholders to help in achieving program goals.
• Ability to attend meetings on a regular basis; primarily in Multnomah County.
• Passion for public education and commitment to justice and equity for children, youth and families of all races/ethnicities, cultures, neighborhoods and backgrounds.
• Thrive in a fast-paced, teamwork-oriented work environment, and have ability to have a flexible demeanor, sense of humor under pressure and constructively receiving feedback on work.
• Encourage a positive rather than negative viewpoint.
• Organized, punctual, persistent, diplomatic, committed and humble.
• Possess multi-cultural intelligence, appreciation and respect, and demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse group of co-workers and constituents.
• Desire to help others change and improve the status quo.
• Demonstrate grace and patience in moving through conflict and challenges and resistance.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Submit a one-page cover letter, addressed to Nate Waas Shull, Vice President-Partnerships, describing how your qualifications and professional experience aligns with the job description and attach a resume, not to exceed two pages in length, to the cover letter. Send application materials to Open until filled.

$ 45,000-$ 52,000. Salary depends on experience.

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