POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: Chief, Impact and Engagement DEPARTMENT: Impact & Engagement REPORTS TO: Deputy Executive Director WORK LOCATION: Arlington, Virginia EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Exempt POSITION STATUS: Regular, Full-time
Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every community have access to quality, affordable child care.
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Chief Impact and Engagement Officer will oversee Brand, Development and Partnership strategy for the organization. The Chief Impact and Engagement Officer will lead the organization’s mission-driven strategic direction internally and externally by partnering with other Chiefs to formalize the Brand and Development process with an emphasis on gaining new corporate clients, develop synergies across the organization and establish greater transparency for staff carrying out CCAoA’s strategy. Specific areas of expert focus include brand and development strategic foresight, facilitation of organizational business and brand growth plans, and implementation of processes to target customers. Partnership with, and oversight of, business lines and products is a core component of this position.
Position Duties and Responsibilities: • Responsible for creation and execution of CCAoA’s brand image, experience, and promise. • Create brand awareness and lead business development initiatives for the organization, including attracting new customers, developing proposals for foundation grants and contracts, and identifying fundraising and sponsorship opportunities. • Facilitate business growth by working together with internal product owners and department leadership (policy, parent and provider services, technology, and membership, etc.). • In partnership with all departments, facilitate business growth and lead implementation of brand strategy across all initiatives under our strategic plan. • Supervise the development staff to build, support, and maintain a substantive fund development plan aligned with our strategic direction, in partnership with the development team. • Promote knowledge sharing throughout the organization by strengthening links and improving integration among departments in the organization to improve business development synergy and growth. • Develop and promote collaborative tools to facilitate sharing of ideas and work among internal teams and external partners. • Supervisory responsibilities of key staff with oversight of marketing, communications, partnerships and events at CCAoA.
Qualifications: • Minimum of an MBA or MS degree in communications, marketing and brand management. • At least 10 years in the management of business/product lines, Brand, Communication & Marketing, and/or programs in the field of early learning/ child care or a related field. • Experience managing complex public and private budgets and projects funded through blended funding.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Ability to get consensus and collaboration across many business units/departments and communicate with all levels of management and staff while establishing straightforward, productive relationships • Excellent presentation and writing skills with proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences. • Excellent program management skills • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills • Ability to work independently as well as in a team structure • Ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible • Ability to execute immediate plans, be agile in making strategically aligned decisions, and plan for long-term sustainability • Encourages and practices critical thinking • Maintains a respectful and accepting approach to others • Strong leader with executive-level influencing skills • Proactive and drives for results; balances "analysis" with "doing" • Committed to larger organizational mission • Collaboratively and creatively supports the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization • Ability for limited travel (up to 20%).
About Child Care Aware of America
Child Care Aware® of America is a national membership-based nonprofit organization working to advance affordability, accessibility, development and learning of children in child care. Founded in 1987, we advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families, lead research that advances the child care and early learning field, leverage technology to help families make informed decisions about child care, and provide professional development for child care providers. Child Care Aware® of America is the only national nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on child care and serves as ‘our nation’s leading voice for child care’. We work with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies nationwide. These community-based agencies assist over 860,000 families a year secure child care and provide training and support to child care providers. Child Care Aware® of America is honored to support all branches of the military in their commitment to providing quality, affordable, community-based child care for all military families.