Job Posting for Voices for Health Kids: National Partnerships Manager

Title: National Partnerships Manager

Organization: Voices for Health Kids

Brief Summary of Position:

Voices for a Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is working to improve the health of all children by supporting public policies that increase access to healthy foods, safe places for physical activity, reduce the consumption of sugary beverages, and eliminate junk food marketing to children.

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively strategize with grantees to increase impact on targeted public policy advocacy efforts.
  • Monitor levels and types of engagements by grantees with all sectors of the Voices for Healthy Kids team, including troubleshooting hot spots and assessing overall grantee workload.
  • Monitor, review, and report grantee performance against various metrics including, but not limited to, financial performance, performance against timelines, and achievement of deliverables against work plans.
  • Attend and participate in relevant AHA, RWJF, and other external meetings throughout the year, including volunteer advocacy meetings, as appropriate.
  • Guide and monitor AHA staff engagement in funded coalitions.
  • Participate as-needed in the evaluation process for Voices for Healthy Kids.
  • Lead and participate in project teams addressing grants and other related issues.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, law, or journalism.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of relevant, related experience.
  • Credibility and cultural competency working with organizational collaborations targeting diverse populations most impacted by health disparity.
  • Knowledge of voluntary health, social justice, and similar organizations.
  • Successful experience or demonstrated understanding in advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to initiate projects, provide follow-through, work with minimum supervision, and devise alternative solutions as necessary.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office experience.
  • Ability to operate in high pressure environment, prioritize work assignments, meet multiple deadlines, and monitor several projects simultaneously and functions independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time including occasional nights and weekends.

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