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Collective Impact Consultant/Senior Consultant - Child Welfare

Organization: ooo
Posted by Amanda Miller - Oct 09, 2020
Posted in Nonprofit Job
Address: , Austin, TX, 78759
Start Date: Oct 09, 2020
Application Due Date: Nov 06, 2020
Position Details:

Job Purpose

The Collective Impact Consultant or Senior Consultant leads collaborative projects in our child welfare portfolio of services and has an opportunity to see change and individual impact for children and families involved in the child protection system. The consultant coordinates planning, implementation, and communication across multiple partners and multiple strategies.

The consultant will provide strategic guidance and support to the Travis County Collaborative for Children and the Child Welfare Race Equity Collaborative.  The consultant will focus on partners’ engagement, trust in the collaboration and expansion of the collaborative to include community voices such as foster youth alumni and parents who have experienced the child welfare system as well as partners working directly with families involved in the child welfare system.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Stakeholder & Partner Engagement (Approx. 70%)

  • Lead, facilitate, and provide technical support to the Travis County Collaborative for Children and all interrelated cross-sector initiatives in the child welfare portfolio.
  • Provide strategic guidance, coordination and support for the TCCC steering committee and advisory groups.
  • Plan and facilitate engaging, impactful partner and stakeholder meetings, work sessions, and convenings.
  • Collect and evaluate data from partner organizations to inform decisions, share progress and identify opportunities for increased effectiveness and impact.
  • Identify, recruit and engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders to ensure productive, collaborative and sustainable collective impact initiatives in the child welfare space.
  • Represent the TCCC and interrelated initiatives to policy makers, funders, and other key groups to build public will, share lessons learned and uphold the TCCC as a model for impactful collaborative initiatives.
  • Maintain clear and ongoing communication with clients, partners, and stakeholders to ensure understanding, participation, and buy in.
  • Provide strategic guidance, coordination and support to the Child Welfare Race Equity Collaborative (CWREC).
  • As requested, lead or contribute to additional collective impact projects for Mission Capital, including investigating, designing, evaluating, and growing cross-sector, high impact projects aimed at solving complex community problems.
  • Manage assigned projects within the defined scope of work and project budget.

Collective Impact Administration and Business Development (Approx. 15%)

  • Conduct initial meetings with prospective clients and develop proposals for service.
  • Develop new business to meet consulting income goals, translating requests for information into contracts where appropriate.
  • Develop tools, products, and services that address client and departmental needs, with special attention to strategic collaboration tools & services.

Mission Capital General Support and Thought Leadership (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

  • Knowledge of the child welfare ecosystem, family and community engagement and/or social services.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices such as Trust Based Relational Intervention® and Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics™.
  • 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.


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: 

  • Minimum of three (3) years of work experience, including experience working in child welfare, family and community engagement or social services.
  • Experience working with and empowering families, centering their lived experience and recognition of families being the experts of their own lives.
  • Experience working with families who have experienced the child welfare system or other social services programs.
  • Experience in facilitation and conflict resolution.
  • Experience delivering presentations for large audiences.
  • 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.

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

  • Experience working with children and families who have experienced the child welfare system in Texas.
  • Experience working in social service organizations with direct experience working with children and families or the Child Protective Services division at the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.
  • Understanding of race equity and the role systemic and institutional racism plays in child welfare and social services.
  • Participation in a race equity workshop such as Knowing Who You Are, Undoing Racism or Courageous Conversation

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 until at least December 31, 2020. This position will also work remotely until we are able to safely return to the Mission Capital Office.

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


  • The Consultant starting salary is $50,000 annually and is negotiable depending on experience
  • The Senior Consultant starting salary is $62,000 and is negotiable depending on experience

Deadline to Apply: November 6, 2020


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. 


To apply, please submit the following attachments via email at HR@MissionCapital.org  

  • Resume
  • 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: To apply, please submit the following attachments via email at HR@MissionCapital.org; resume, cover letter, and three references (Your references will not be contacted before you are informed).