Senior Manager/Associate Director, City Partnerships
July 13, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Community Development, Economic Development
4 Year Degree
Are you passionate about making a positive impact in low-income communities?
Do you have enthusiasm for local government and superb relationship building skills?
Are you a true team player who is incredibly self-motivated?
Come play with us!
The Senior Manager/Associate Director, City Partnerships is an integral member of the City Partnerships team and is responsible for building relationships with city officials and agencies to develop public-private partnerships and implement city engagement plans in priority cities. The Senior Manager/Associate Director will also play a vital role in supporting efforts to develop and improve resources for cities. They will also provide guidance on team priorities, engage in strategic planning and goal-setting, and assist team members with all aspects of day-to-day operations, relationship development, and program implementation. The City Partnerships team plays a critical role in supporting the mission of KaBOOM! by fostering strong partnerships with city governments, local elected officials, and community leaders.
KaBOOM! is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Help shape the strategy for establishing and maintaining city partnerships in collaboration with the Director, City Partnerships
Coordinate, manage, and actively engage local officials to provide input and guidance on program implementation and assess if there is potential for a large-scale, long-term partnership
Support and lead implementation of key public-private partnerships by helping overcome challenges, developing creative solutions, and satisfying city-specific goals
Candidates should have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to effectively shift course when faced with changing circumstances, rising to the challenge of unfamiliar tasks or issues.
Candidates should be willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities as they grow in their position and in the organization. They should possess the ability to manage competing deadlines.
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, a team player, flexible and able to bring a high level of energy to everything they do. Candidates should be quick to respond to team needs while maintaining excellence in the quality of their work.
Strong coordination, organization, interpersonal, and communication skills are valued. Precise attention to detail and organizational skills are critical to success in this position.
Relevant experience and demonstrated record of success working with city-level government, along with at least five years of experience is strongly preferred.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids especially those living in poverty the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids. To learn why play matters for all kids, visit kaboom.org and join the conversation at twitter.com/kaboom,facebook.com/kaboom and instagram.com/kaboom.
We have a fun and dynamic work atmosphere filled with talented and passionate Boomers who want to make a difference in kids' lives. Individuals interested in applying for this position are encouraged to go to kaboom.org/careers and select Senior Manager/Associate Director, City Partnerships. Please make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter. This position will be based in our Washington, DC office.
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.
KaBOOM! works to bring balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. We do this by creating great places to play, inspiring communities to promote and support play and driving the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy and productive lives.
To achieve our vision, KaBOOM! works to catalyze and create great places to play, empower advocates to promote and protect play, and elevate public discourse around the importance of play.
We believe play matters for all kids, because all the science affirms that play is critical to a child’s overall health, development and well-being. Moreover, play can help tackle a number of urgent issues plaguing our society — especially those endemic among low-income communities.
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