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Chief Impact & Strategy Officer

Company: TC Industries Of Canada Company
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking to utilize your gifts and skills to truly make an impact in a progressive, rapidly growing non-profit organization where you can truly make a difference within the organization as well as the communities it serves? If so, check out this opportunity! Job Summary: The Chief Impact & Strategy Officer (CISO) is a senior position, which reports to the CEO and works collaboratively with the Fundraising Team, to provide guidance to L&J Empowerment's community leadership, strategic initiatives, and impact efforts through grant making, community engagement, programs, and donor engagement efforts. The CISO will ensure the L&J Empowerment's impact and leadership goals and objectives are achieved according to community organization national compliance standards and will lead implementation, development, iteration, and evaluation of the Organization's strategic direction for community investments and engagement. The CISO will be an experienced change maker, be a leader within the Organization and in the philanthropic, nonprofit, civic and social sectors in across the Nation. Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Possess extensive grant making and grant writing experience and relationships with external funders.
  • Be a strategic thought partner and a collaborative problem solver with the CEO, senior staff, Fundraising team, Board, and donors.
  • Lead all aspects of impact, program/initiative, grants activity, and strategic planning, especially as they relate to community leadership and donor engagement for L&J Empowerment.
  • Embrace the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure they are reflected in the impact portfolio of work.
  • Be a leader of L&J Empowerment, a trusted colleague for others on the leadership team, Board of Directors and across the organization.
  • Help create and support a highly professional, outcome-oriented work environment.
  • Communicate L&J Empowerment's actions and policies clearly, protecting and enhancing the reputation and standing in its region, the state, and the nation, and represent L&J Empowerment in a variety of settings.
  • Create and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key outside colleagues, donors, community partners, grantees, and civic and political leaders.
  • In partnership with the CEO and other Leaders, strategize and refine L&J Empowerment's impact communications to a diverse constituency.
  • Capture and disseminate data and insights in external communications, both written and verbal, and as appropriate, participate as a speaker, panel member, or moderator in professional settings.
  • Carry out special projects as required.
  • Adhere to L&J Empowerment's Mission, Vision and guiding principles.
  • Performs other related duties to benefit the mission of the organization. Requirements Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in a deadline-driven and high-achieving environment, and practices rigor, resourcefulness, collaboration, flexibility, creativity, and patience.
    • Commitment to personal learning and development and openness to feedback.
    • Ability to foster a strong, positive team environment and provide mentorship and guidance to staff as required.
    • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
    • Thoughtful understanding of grantees' needs in key areas of organizational development, including strategic planning, finance, management, and board and leadership development.
    • Ability to create fund development opportunities for donor and funder partnerships.
    • Possesses a deep understanding and comprehension of key local issues and challenges, including those affecting communities that have been historically marginalized is necessary to be successful in this position.
    • Familiarity with organizational development concepts, flexibility in adapting capacity building approaches to grantees and/or grantee cohorts, especially from a place-based and equity/inclusive perspective. Education and Experience:
      • Master's degree desired, but bachelor's with significant and relevant work experience may substitute.
      • 3 years' work and grant-making experience in an equivalent position for a community foundation or similar setting and familiarity with the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors is required.
      • Experience with budgeting and financial management of operating and grant-making budgets.
      • Record of strong community engagement experience, grounded in a shared value of diversity, equity and inclusion, focusing on how diverse perspectives and opportunities for participation from all communities lead to greater effectiveness, improved outcomes and community life.
      • Experience working for under served communities from a systems perspective.
      • Proven track record of success in solving complex and dynamic situations, with excellent analysis, communication, and writing skills in identifying challenging issues, distilling opportunities for engagement or grant investments, and strategically synthesizing information from both the community and grantee experience. Physical Requirements:
        • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
        • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
        • Must be able to navigate various departments of the organization's physical premises.

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