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Collective Impact Consultant – Good Measure

Organization: Mission Capital
Posted by Mary Marcum - Jun 07, 2021
Posted in Nonprofit Job
Address: Fully Remote, , ,
Start Date: Jun 07, 2021
Application Due Date: Jun 18, 2021
Position Details:

Collective Impact Consultant – Good Measure

Job Purpose

The Collective Impact Consultant – Good Measure coordinates and facilitates programming and logistics in the Good Measure portfolio of services.  The consultant serves as the main point of contact for Mission Capital as the backbone organization of the Good Measure collaborative work. This portfolio includes a variety of programs, convenings, funder relationships, and funding opportunities for the nonprofit sector and the philanthropists who support them to come together around data & evaluation strategies, with particular focus on equitable and community-driven evaluation.

Good Measure is an association of philanthropic organizations who work together with community partners to creatively and strategically use data to amplify impact. Since 2015 Good Measure has offered opportunities to bring people together to build data and evaluation strategies that increase equity and opportunity in our Central Texas community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Good Measure Portfolio Lead (85%)
  • Coordinate backbone logistics and administration for Good Measure’s portfolio of work, including:
    • Steering and Advisory committee meetings
    • Program offerings for nonprofits and funders
    • Marketing and communications
    • Community outreach and feedback
    • Formative Good Measure program evaluation for ongoing program improvement
    • Strategic planning and thought partnership
  • Develop and implement strategies to actively engage and incorporate community feedback into program offerings and Good Measure strategy. For the purposes of Good Measure, the community is the non-profit community of Central Texas and the Central Texans they serve.
  • Plan and execute training and technical assistance activities for Good Measure Participants including but not limited to: Measuring What Matters, Data Leaders Academy, Partners in Measurement, and Coaching Circles.
  • Work strategically and technically with Mission Capital marketing & communications staff to maintain and build Good Measure audience and reach, including online presence (website & blog) and monthly newsletters.
  • Coordinate with the Collective Impact team to determine support needs and evaluation efforts for Good Measure. Work closely with the Director of Collective Impact, Collective Impact Program Specialist, and Collective Impact Coordinator to delegate and oversee workflow and tasks to ensure continued and comprehensive Good Measure program support.
  • Develop and implement data collection and evaluation strategies in alignment with Good Measure’s theory of change and understanding of impact. Analyze data regularly to make programmatic improvements and report on outcomes to funders and program participants.
  • Work strategically with Mission Capital operations staff to support Good Measure programming and logistics, including event management, evaluation strategy, and client and customer success.

 

Mission Capital General Support Thought Partnership (Approx. 15%)
  • Participate as a full member of Mission Capital’s team, adhere to core values, attend staff meetings, participate at Mission Capital events, and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed.
  • Design and implement a personal professional development plan designed to enhance skills and expertise in strategic collaborations, cross-sector decision-making and system leadership.
  • Deliver presentations to community and other groups on Mission Capital’s thought leadership topics as requested.
  • Participate in professional groups related to work/position and stay current on industry and sector trends.
  • Blog and contribute to thought leadership as assigned.
Race, Equity and Belonging 
  • In alignment with our strategic plan, participate in the building of a ”race, equity & belonging (REB)” culture across all MC departments and teams. 
  • Work with the Inclusion Council and participate in internal race, equity and belonging activities such as collective equity work sessions and affinity groups to embed and center race equity in both internal and external programming.
  • Apply a race equity lens and embed equity in all essential job duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Deep knowledge of program logistics and implementation strategies, including experience coordinating diverse groups of stakeholders in collective impact spaces.
  • Knowledge of data and evaluation best practices with a focus on equitable and community-driven approaches.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic funding practices, data collection and analysis, and data for learning and insights
  • Experience supporting nonprofit efforts to build strong cultures of learning, where data is central to program and organizational improvement.
  • Ability to acknowledge and navigate power/privilege dynamics inherent in philanthropy and social sector work.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and oral communication; ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and ability to work in a complex environment requiring significant collaboration.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to think strategically in the design, integration and execution of programs.
  • Comfort working in an environment of uncertainty where consensus and strategic direction emerges from the group.
  • Ability to navigate different sectors and professional environments and build relationships with multiple stakeholders.
  • Understands and values equity as an organizational operating principle and is committed to continued learning on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of racial justice, social equity, community development principles, racial and cultural differences; an understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias; sensitivity to issues and concerns of communities of color and other diverse groups; and critical issues driving opportunity gaps, poverty and inequality in communities.
  • Ability to acknowledge and navigate power/privilege dynamics inherent in philanthropy and social sector work.

Minimum Qualifications

 

This position may be filled at a Consultant or Senior Consultant level depending on experience.

A successful candidate for a Consultant position will possess: 

  • Experience working with institutional funders and nonprofit grantees, centering community needs and lived experience.
  • Experience working with funders and nonprofits at different stages of data capacity building and learning.
  • Experience in facilitation, collective action and program implementation and evaluation.
  • Experience in building consensus among diverse stakeholders working toward a common goal and success in motivating stakeholders to action.
  • Experience in prioritizing competing demands in a fast-paced, fluid environment with multiple goals and deadlines.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of work experience, including experience working in philanthropy, nonprofit, data evaluation, community engagement or social services.

A successful candidate for a Senior Consultant position will meet the above qualifications for a consultant and will also possess:

  • 7-10 years of experience consulting in the nonprofit, government, and for-profit environment (ideally experience in at least two sectors)
  • A Master’s Degree in a related field may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis with a maximum substitution of 3 years.

 

Additional Information

Reports To: This position reports to the Director of Collective Impact.

Position Status: This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt position

Virtual Office: Mission Capital staff are currently working remotely. This position will also work remotely until we are able to safely return to in person meetings and a physical office.

This position may be filled at a Consultant or Senior Consultant level depending on qualifications.

Salary:

  • The Consultant starting salary is $45,000 annually and is negotiable depending on experience.
  • The Senior Consultant starting salary is $57,000 and is negotiable depending on experience.

Deadline to Apply: June 18, 2021, by 11:59 p.m.

 

Mission Capital is an equal opportunity employer.  

Mission Capital recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information or gender identity. We strongly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including, but not limited to: people of color, LGBTQ-identifying people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.  

 We have a clear vision: A Central Texas where all have access to opportunity and can thrive; and we believe that begins with us.  

 We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We pledge to provide an environment of mutual respect where equitable opportunities are available to all and staff feel comfortable being their authentic selves. 

We are committed to addressing systemic issues and inequities and are focused on advancing equity in our work both internally and externally. We have courageous conversations, apply a race equity lens to our work and hold ourselves accountable to the mistakes we will make by learning from them and correcting course with enhanced understanding. 

Applying

To apply, please submit the following attachments via email at HR@MissionCapital.org by Friday, June 18, 2021.

  • Resume 
  • Cover letter - Please detail how you meet the Minimum Requirements in your cover letter.
  • Three references (Your references will not be contacted before you are informed)

 

Interview Process: The interview process for this position will be virtual. Applicants selected for interviews will receive more information about the virtual interview process. 

To Apply: Applying To apply, please submit the following attachments via email at HR@MissionCapital.org by Friday, June 18, 2021. Resume  Cover letter - Please detail how you meet the Minimum Requirements in your cover letter. Three references (Your references will not be contacted before you are informed)   Interview Process: The interview process for this position will be virtual. Applicants selected for interviews will receive more information about the virtual interview process.