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Director of Network Learning and Collaboration

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Washington, D.C., USAWashingtonD.C.USA
Full-time

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities  is  a high-caliber, strategic policy organization that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity,  on both the federal and state levels. To advance these goals  in the states, the Center co-founded and continues to coordinate and convene the State Priorities Partnership.   

The State Priorities Partnership is the nation’s leading network of state policy organizations working to advance  racial, social, and economic equity to build broad prosperity and thriving state economies. The Center’s state team of almost 40 staff  works directly with  member organizations, the Steering Committee of Partnership directors, and the Partnership’s National Funding Collaborative to implement a shared vision for the network — from cultivating collaboration across state lines to distributing millions of  grant  dollars .  In 2017 we  provided technical and other assistance more than 4,000 times and traveled more than 130,000 miles to meet with  Partnership staffers around the country.  Together the Partnership fields a team of almost 300 staff  backed by a combined budget of $30 million.   At the heart of these efforts  is a constant cycle of learning, experimentation, and sharing across state borders,  led by  the  Director of Network Learning and Collaboration  for the State Priorities Partnership. 

The Director of Network  Learning and Collaboration  coordinates  a  small team of staff and consultants  that  develops  and implements ways to identify and accelerate shared learnings and best practices  across the network,  advances  a culture of equity  and  inclusion,  collects  stories and data that  document the Partnership’s combined impact, and communicates  that  success to the philanthropic community.   

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Director of Network Learning and Collaboration is responsible for:  

  • Designing  and  implementing  convenings, trainings, and technology  platforms to  accelerate  the  sharing of best practices, lessons  learned, and successes across the Partnership, including strategies to support  racial and gender equity, inclusion, and diversity; 
  • Designing and managing  data collection and analysis strategies — including both quantitative surveys and qualitative  narratives — to evaluate  the  Partnership’s  impact and communicate that impact  to  Partnership members, funders, and other key stakeholders;   
  • Staffing  the  Partnership  steering committee’s activities, including  developing  network strategy  and  developing and  guiding  other network advisory committees and working groups; 
  • Effectively managing a  small team of staff and consultants  to advance the goals described above. 
Educational Background: 
bachelor's degree
Skills/Experience: 
  • A bachelor’s degree  or equivalent experience. 
  • At least  eight  years of relevant work experience in communications, evaluation, development, nonprofit networks,  or related fields. 
  • Knowledge of and passion for reducing poverty and racial inequities, building opportunity, and state-based policy change. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate about complex policy issues in easily accessible language across a variety of media. 
  •  Superlative stakeholder management skills, including deep experience managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects from conceptualization to implementation. 
  • An  understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society and  institutions, and  a  demonstrated ability to  effectively manage  and collaborate  across difference. 
  • Regular travel  (up to 25%)  is required. 
  • Washington, DC based candidates preferred. 
Compensation/Benefits: 

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including generous health insurance options and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, DCAP, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules. 

How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the Center’s mission. 

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Additional Information: 

Bringing diverse perspectives to state policy debates.

To expand the diversity of voices that speak with authority in state policy debates and in philanthropic and other stakeholder communities, we welcome highly motivated candidates — with particular attention to candidates who have experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates and who have demonstrated skill in communicating about public policies that affect low-income and diverse communities and have implications for racial equity.

 

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.

Organization Info

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Overview
Headquarters: 
Washington, DC, USA
Annual Budget : 
$10-50M
Size: 
51-200 employees
Founded: 
1981
About Us
Mission: 

We are a nonpartisan research and policy institute. We pursue federal and state policies designed both to reduce poverty and inequality and to restore fiscal responsibility in equitable and effective ways. We apply our deep expertise in budget and tax issues and in programs and policies that help low-income people, in order to help inform debates and achieve better policy outcomes.

Why Work For Us?: 

The Center is a non-partisan research and policy institute that works at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.  The Center has attained a national reputation for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analyses with activities designed to enable policymakers and the media to make use of its work.

 

Bringing diverse perspectives to state policy debates.

To expand the diversity of voices that speak with authority in state policy debates and in philanthropic and other stakeholder communities, we welcome highly motivated candidates — with particular attention to candidates who have experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates and who have demonstrated skill in communicating about public policies that affect low-income and diverse communities and have implications for racial equity.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Apr 2 2019
Active Until: 
May 2 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
industry: 
Nonprofit