The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national social change organization that partners with pioneering organizations, systems, and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering well-being – the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. We demonstrate how this shift creates lasting change for people and opens the doors for greater equity in society. Through a variety of tools – from policy, practice and culture change with partners; to thought-provoking insights that challenge the field; and mobilization of those who are ready for big change – FFI reveals how a new perspective can turn into new responses. We then amplify systemic successes to spur broader action and seed a movement for well-being. Together with our partners and allies, we are creating possibilities for lasting change in people’s lives and sparking a broader movement that replaces poverty, violence, trauma and oppression with well-being and justice.
The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is embarking on an exciting expansion and we’re looking for a creative, engaging individual to join our team as the Director of Strategic Partnership Projects. This person will execute FFI’s demonstration partnership strategy and co-develop customized, flexible activities and plans that support our partners work to orient their organizational culture, policies, and practices around wellbeing using the Five Domains of Wellbeing framework.
The Director of Strategic Partnership Projects will be responsible for the implementation of FFI’s demonstration partnership strategy. FFI’s demonstration partnerships are deep, multi-year engagements with partners and span diverse systems, contexts and issue areas. They serve to test and refine what it takes to align public systems, nonprofits and communities around wellbeing using the Five Domains of Wellbeing framework, and build the case for how an orientation around wellbeing creates possibilities for lasting change and results in better outcomes.
The Director of Strategic Partnership Projects will co-develop and oversee customized, flexible plans and activities that support partners to orient their organizational culture, policies and practices around wellbeing. They will build and maintain productive, trusting and highly cooperative relationships with representatives from partnering entities and work with them to apply systems thinking and system change tools to strategically guide and adjust the orientation around wellbeing plan. The Director of Strategic Partnership Projects will supervise and work with FFI’s capacity building team to develop and provide training, technical assistance, extended coaching and other forms of capacity building through diverse mediums and methods.
The Director of Strategic Partnership Projects will also support the creation of methodologies for assessing how aligned a demonstration partner is with a wellbeing orientation, tools to assess people’s and communities’ wellbeing, and other related measures. They will refine and document FFI’s understanding of a wellbeing orientation and the Five Domains of Wellbeing framework, including identifying the internal and external incentives and barriers that spur or block change and the sustainability of change.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Help inform demonstration partnership strategy in collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer, National Partnerships and Outreach and CEO.
- Work closely with Chief Strategy Officer, National Partnerships and Outreach to identify and nurture potential demonstration project partners.
- Oversee the development of and help to implement orientation around wellbeing content, tools and activities that equip partners to implement and sustain an orientation around wellbeing.
- Supervise, support, and mentor a growing team, stationed across the country, that is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of partnerships.
- Help to create and use measures based on the Five Domains of Wellbeing.
- Write, share, present and promote knowledge gleaned from the demonstration projects and other data and information.
- Develop budgets and recommend personnel allocation in support of the specific partnerships.
- Consciously and systematically move equity and inclusion forward in all aspects of the work.
- Passion for social justice and social change to upend inequities, and for FFI’s mission
- A minimum of 10 years of combined experience:
- Working directly with people living at the intersection of poverty, trauma, violence and oppression
- Managing large projects with multiple stakeholders and deadlines
- Partnering with systems to equip them to incorporate new ideas, norms and practices
- Experience working vertically in large, complex organizations (i.e., working with the head of public system and with those who are involved in that system, and staff in between)
- Strong writing and presenting skills; demonstrated ability to communicate authentically and compellingly, command an audience, and facilitate conversations with diverse constituents
- Experience hiring, supervising and managing staff
- Networked with experts in sexual and domestic violence, trauma, mental health, community development, public health, evaluation, child welfare and/or juvenile justice
- Graduate degree in public health, sociology, public policy, youth development, social work and/or mental health is desirable.
Location and Travel
This is a full-time, exempt position that can be based remotely. For the next 1-2 years, we expect work to be concentrated in Missouri and Massachusetts. FFI’s headquarters are in Greenfield, MA, with a number of staff working remotely throughout the country. This position requires a minimum of 50% regular travel throughout the United States. All FFI staff are required to meet at least quarterly in the Greenfield, MA office for staff convenings. Initial orientation for all staff also takes place primarily in Greenfield. The specific breakdown of time to be spent in FFI’s central office and in other locations is variable and will evolve based on the demands of the work. All business related travel will be paid for by FFI in accordance with our travel policy.
How To Apply
A personalized cover letter and resume are required. In your cover letter, tell us about yourself, why you want to work at FFI, how the Director of Strategic Partnership Projects position is a great fit for you, how you are a great fit for this position. Please include where you heard about this opportunity. This letter is important – your application will not be considered without a customized application to our organization’s posting.
E-mail your cover letter and resume as attached documents via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “YOUR FIRST NAME LAST NAME Director Position” as your subject line.
While applications will be accepted through June 29, 2018, we encourage early submission. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis, and interviews with competitive candidates may begin prior to the closing date.