Director of Collaborative Community Impact- Center for Nonprofit Management, Nashville

Director of Collaborative Community Impact

The Need

Despite years of hard work, infusions of resources and a deep desire to improve conditions for all, our region is still experiencing deep entrenched systemic issues that prevent all members of our community from thriving. In order to move the needle, it is critical that partners from across sectors come together to vision, learn, and implement service and systems change together. Building on our Collective Impact Accelerator work over the past two years, CNM seeks to help build and support authentic collaborative initiatives working towards population-level improvements on critical community issues.

The Position

The Director of Collaborative Community Impact (Director) directs all aspects of the Collective Impact Accelerator. Additionally, this position will identify and work with emerging collaboratives that prioritize systems change and are driving towards community outcomes. Through the programs in the Accelerator, the Director will facilitate learning, support data-driven decision-making and community engagement, and foster a community culture that accelerates progress on our community’s complex problems through cross-sector partnerships, systems improvement strategies, and collective action. This position will report to the Chief of Staff of the Center for Nonprofit Management. The salary range is $50,000-$68,000 and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additionally, CNM offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, disability insurance and retirement planning options.

Responsibilities The daily work of the Director is to: · Direct the Collective Impact Accelerator, including:

o Deliver, evaluate, and continuously improve Accelerator services

o Integrate Accelerator services into CNM’s other services

o Regularly update and collaborate with funders and Collective Impact Advisory Committee to shift community culture towards collective action

o Coordinate resources efficiently to support successful outcomes

o Manage grant budget

· Build the community’s capacity to work collaboratively across sectors, align progams and resources, develop systemic change strategies in order to achieve community-level impact by:

o Convening and/or participating in discussions about critical community issues

o Building and maintaining productive partnerships across sectors (i.e. government, nonprofit, corporate)

o Serving as the organization’s primary liaison to community impact collaboratives, including initiatives using the collective impact framework

o Staying abreast of and disseminating latest collective action and systems change research and practices that lead to community outcomes

o Coaching collaborative impact initiatives to define common priorities, develop and implement data-driven strategies, and align resources around those priorities using systems change and community impact frameworks

o Facilitating connections between collaborative initiatives to create greater alignment, reduce duplicative efforts, and accelerate community impact

o Identifying and tracking emerging and established collaborative community impact initiatives

· Educating organizations and community leaders about collaborative community impact thru:

o Public speaking and group presentations

o Awareness building communications

o Regularly evaluate and update related workshop curricula

· Researching and writing regular communications (white papers, blog posts, e-newsletters, articles etc.)

Education and Experience

The most competitive candidates will possess:

· A minimum of 5 years of management experience successfully managing collaborative initiatives

· Previous experience in building consensus among diverse stakeholders and facilitating action around a common agenda

· A Bachelor’s Degree (required) or Master’s Degree (preferred)


The most competitive candidates will demonstrate:

· A comprehensive and practical understanding of collaboration practices, systems change strategies, and the Collective Impact framework

· Committed to equity, diversity and inclusion

· Excellent project management skills

· Ability to exercise discretion and navigate complex relationships

· Ability to navigate comfortably among different sectors and professional environments, as well as engage with various levels of leadership, from resident activists to corporate CEOs

· Ability to coach groups proactively and positively, including conflict management

· Ability to distill abstract and complex concepts, theories, ideas and outcomes into straightforward, easily understood language

· Strong communications skills including public speaking, writing, and presentation skills

· Strong event planning skills (preferred)

To apply for the position, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to: Phone calls will not be accepted.