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Director of Collective Impact

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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 Mission Capital Director of Collective Impact (CI) leads our collective impact practice and builds strong relationships with community stakeholders, partner organizations and funders.  The Director of CI works closely with staff to advance Mission Capital’s (MC) strategic vision to “equip and connect mission-driven leaders, organizations and networks working to advance equity and opportunity in Central Texas”.  The Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is an important part of the Mission Capital Leadership Team. 

The Director will provide strategic leadership, fundraising and budget development & oversight of this combined $1 million+ annual service line.  The Director will steward our existing aligned impact portfolios which consist of 2 major collective impact initiatives: 1) Child Welfare Portfolio (i.e. TCCC & CWREC) and 2) Philanthropy & Evaluation Portfolio (i.e. Good Measure).  The Director will also explore potential collective impact “verticals” to respond to community needs (i.e. child welfare, health, racial equity, philanthropy, evaluation, education, workforce, advocacy).

Leveraging the collective impact model, the Director will bring their diverse professional and lived experience, as well as industry networks, to support Mission Capital as we respond to emerging needs in Central Texas that engage diverse stakeholders and resources across the nonprofit, business and government sectors in Central Texas. 

Key responsibilities for the Director of CI include:


  • Strategic and operational leadership of our collective impact practice, which includes a robust portfolio of collaborative multi-stakeholder initiatives.
  • Fundraising and business development with philanthropic funders and community partners to resource and steward existing and future portfolio initiatives.
  • Leadership & supervisory management of CI team (4 FTEs) and coordinating contributions from other Mission Capital staff members, contract employees and external affiliate consultants as needed.
  • In partnership with executive leadership, exercising sound stewardship of financial and talent resources, facilitating effective and achievable workflow coordination and strategic communication between programs, operations and staff committees within MC.
  • Supporting Mission Capital staff and board as we center equity in our relationships, work and decision-making, by supporting our internal learning and capacity to be “equity-equipped” at a personal, interpersonal, organizational and systems level.


Reporting to the CEO, the Director of CI will be a trusted partner to the CEO, Leadership Team and MC staff on all existing and emerging collective impact initiatives.  The Director of CI will work in strategic alignment and harmony with the CEO and will be responsible for effectively managing MC’s organizational relationships, operational infrastructure, financial sustainability, and nurturing team talent, along with the CEO and leadership team. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic, Operational & Budget Oversight of CI Services & Team (Approx. 25%)

  • Develop and manage Collective Impact Department’s annual budget, with profit and loss responsibility, working closely with MC Director of Finance.
  • Ensure continuous learning and improvement of Collective Impact department based on feedback, research, best practices, and organizational priorities, including new service/practice development.
  • Develop understanding of current social challenges, community assets and opportunities to achieve system impact through cross-sector collaborations and collective impact projects.

Business Development & Client Cultivation (Approx. 25%)

  • In collaboration with the CEO and MC staff, engage in strategic fundraising and resource development to build a pipeline of prospective projects, partners and revenue sources.
  • Cultivate relationships with external organizations, individuals, and stakeholders and oversee the lead generation, intake, proposal development and close process for the team.
  • Establish, maintain, and develop strong ongoing relationships with Mission Capital’s current and future clients and partners.
  • Engage in the community through connections that can develop strategic relationships, visibility, and opportunities for business and community impact.
  • Coordinate business development contributions from CEO, Leadership Team and other staff members to attain strategic program alignment and annual revenue targets.


Collaborative Management of Community Partnerships (Approx. 35%)

  • Explore, design, evaluate, and grow cross-sector, high impact projects aimed to “equip and connect mission-driven leaders, organizations and networks working to advance equity and opportunity in Central Texas”.
  • Support CI Portfolio Steering Committees by facilitating engaging and impactful meetings, including preparation of meeting materials, topics and following up on action commitments.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Steering Committees, Working Group members, and full collaborative members.
  • Carry out research and data collection to inform project development decisions, share progress and identify opportunities for impact.
  • Provide direction and support to partners and prospective partners in aligning their work with other organizations to support shared goals.
  • Identify, recruit and engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders to ensure productive, collaborative and sustainable initiatives.
  • Cultivate relationships and maintain communication with community leaders and collaborative members to inspire high alignment and high action while encouraging collaborative leadership.
  • Build MC’s Backbone function and identity as a trusted & respected convener and coordinator of resources throughout the local community.  
  • Client feedback reflects that Director has provided valued services to advance an organization or collaborative goals in the near and long term
  • Support Collective Impact team in effectively and equitably managing workload while cultivating team member engagement in Mission Capital’s work, mission, and workplace culture.

Institutional & Team Leadership (Approx. 15%)

  • In partnership with the CEO and MC Team, effectively translate Mission Capital’s strategic plan into multi-year operational and financial objectives with clear and measurable results for service line.
  • Develop, coach and mentor Collective Impact team members, ensuring the team has the resources they need to do their jobs well and the support they need to grow and develop professionally.
  • Drive excellence while inspiring staff to galvanize collective talent and efforts to take our collective impact work to the next level.
  • Anticipate, manage and solve problems deliberately and decisively so Mission Capital is internally and externally successful.
  • Display humility, resilience and create calm steadiness in managing a wide variety of internal and external activities, while continuing to lead Mission Capital through growth and change.
  • Strategically lead and supervise a talented team of 4 staff dedicated to enhancing Mission Capital’s internal and external customer service, office management, operational business processes and data systems.
  • Encourage curiosity and support continuous learning and improvement initiatives at Mission Capital.
  • Model and nurture an organizational culture of deep trust and belonging, excellence, authentic and courageous leadership, and mutual accountability.

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

  • Proven operational organizational leadership experience. Strong quantitative, problem solving project management, financial management, and planning skills; comfort with profit and loss statements and utilizing analysis, wisdom, experience, judgment and data to inform business decisions.
  • Thorough understanding and proven experience in collective impact practices, facilitation, collaborative decision-making and community engagement.
  • Demonstrated success as a leader of change management processes, including the development and use of technology, knowledge and data management systems, and administrative systems. 
  • High emotional intelligence and exceptional relationship management skills, with the proven ability to work well with diverse constituencies.
  • Commitment to participatory management and shared leadership practices and experience working as part of and leading highly collaborative teams delivering complex programs and services.
  • Superior verbal, interpersonal, written, and listening communication skills, with proven ability to communicate information diplomatically, concisely and professionally with internal and external audiences.
  • Exceptional service ethic and skills, including effective interactions, responsiveness, resourcefulness, and follow-through.
  • 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.
  • Deep passion for creating an inclusive and equitable work environment and world.
  • Experience engaging in difficult conversations with individuals and groups around race, equity, diversity and inclusion. A personal understanding and commitment to nurturing racial stamina.
  • Ability to lead self and others with a spirit of temperance and equanimity.
  • An authentic persona that inspires trust, invites collaboration and engenders an environment of teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit leadership, business management, organizational development, public policy, social work, human services or related degree.  Additional related work experience may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis with a maximum substitution of four (4) years.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including experience managing a program budget and portfolio administration of a high-growth service line and budget.
  • Leadership and staff management experience at the executive or senior management level ideally overseeing multiple and varied functions of a dynamic organization experiencing rapid growth.
  • Experience in equity and inclusion work, through formal/informal learning, community engagement, lived experience and/or personal/professional work.
  • High level of business acumen and the ability to balance the delivery of operational functions and programs against the realities of a large, complex budget (current CI portfolio budget is $1M).
  • Experience building and scaling operations in a fast-paced and mission-driven environment and proven capacity to set priorities and practice adaptive leadership.
  • Ability to assimilate a high volume of information across disciplines and departments, providing leadership and support to CEO and MC staff.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and a CRM system, preferably Salesforce.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to providing outstanding service to internal and external customers
  • Leadership experience with community engagement, cross-sector (private, public, government) community stakeholders and/or Board of Directors.

Desired Skills

  • Master’s Degree in nonprofit leadership, business management, organizational development, public policy, social work or human services.
  • Demonstrated sector experience in a particular focus area (i.e., child welfare, health, racial equity, philanthropy, evaluation, education, workforce, advocacy).
  • At least 3-5 years of demonstrated, practical understanding and application of race, equity, diversity and inclusion principles in an organizational setting.

Additional Information

Reports To: This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer

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

Salary:   $75,000-$80,000 and is negotiable depending on experience

Deadline to Apply: November 6, 2020

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.

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).