Launched in 2014, ImpactTulsa serves as a collective impact backbone entity that aligns partners and resources to improve educational outcomes for students in the Tulsa area. The partnership includes leaders from education, business, philanthropy, nonprofit, civic and faith communities with a vision that all students are guaranteed a high-quality education. ImpactTulsa is a member of the StriveTogether national network. Its 21 school district partners represent over 170,000 students in the Tulsa region. Working with its education, business and nonprofit partners, ImpactTulsa compiles data and measures academic success to identify and share best practices from the region and across the United States that help students reach their full potential. To accomplish this, we recognize the value of having a staff that brings a wide range of perspectives to this work based on language, ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic background, political beliefs, sexual orientation, etc. We are committed to maintaining a diverse, multicultural working environment and particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience in the communities in which we work.
To learn more about ImpactTulsa, visit www.impacttulsa.org.
SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
Cultivate community capacity by providing proactive technical assistance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of capacity and partnership-building projects that advance collaboration between community stakeholders
Set up, schedule, and facilitate conversations with community contributors to develop and implement strategies for place-based systems transformation
Establish relationships and networks with community partners in the place-based initiative boundaries
A WEEK IN THE LIFE
ImpactTulsa is a hybrid team, and we all work from the office on Tuesdays. You might start Monday doing head down work, designing sessions, and emailing partners as you prepare for a working group meeting on Thursday. You may join a project update meeting on Wednesday and spend Friday closing out emails, planning for the following week, and updating metrics. You can expect coordinating and executing 2-4 community-facing meetings per month.
ImpactTulsa is seeking a full-time Manager to support our place-based strategy and roll out various place-based projects. We are seeking someone who is creative and deeply committed to advancing equity. The role revolves around coordinating tests of change with implementation partners, focusing on specific geographies within NorthTulsa, using a systems change approach to generate sustained improvements in community outcomes including mixed-income housing, cradle to career outcomes, community wellness, and economic mobility.
As a critical component of our collective impact model, this position requires someone who gets excited about managing projects well, coordinating action across groups, and being data-driven in their work. The manager will work collaboratively with various stakeholders to drive change and deliver measurable results for the communities we serve.
While the role doesn't include direct team supervision, strong leadership, collaboration, and the ability to influence without authority will be essential for success for influencing and motivating community partners in this work.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
- Community Organizers
- Design Thinkers
- Strategic Planners
- North Tulsa advocates
Start Date: Fall 2023
Location: Tulsa, OK (We are a hybrid team: Tuesdays are required in office and for internal meetings)
Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Develop and implement place-based strategies that focus on reducing disparities and improving outcomes in targeted areas of Tulsa.
Coordinate with stakeholders across sectors (education, government, non-profit, and business) to align efforts and create synergy.
Drive a results-based accountability approach to track progress, identify challenges, and adjust strategies accordingly.
Lead and manage complex projects, ensuring that timelines, budgets, and objectives are met.
Cultivate partnerships and build relationships with key community stakeholders to facilitate collaboration and collective action.
Advocate for policies and practices that support the welfare of the communities we focus on.
Communicate initiatives' progress, successes, and learnings to a broad range of audiences in a clear and engaging manner.
Strategy Development and Implementation
Set up, schedule and facilitate conversations and convenings with public health, healthcare, community development, education, workforce, and other key local stakeholders
Maintain ongoing communication with aligned contributors to the place-based work, including working group leads, email follow up, and conference calls
Work with the team to define, plan, and outline our growing place-based strategy for providing support to organizations interested in deepening cross-sector efforts
Develop systems, tools, resources, and other key infrastructure for place-based work
Identify potential partners for pilot sites
Manage program operations to ensure goals and objectives are met.
Analyze programs and adjust strategies and tactics to increase effectiveness.
Other ImpactTulsa Business
Manager, Place-Based Initiatives may be asked to assist in writing blogs, conducting outreach, or contributing to other ImpactTulsa projects if time allows.
Work across other ImpactTulsa program areas to ensure that work builds on and is complementary to ImpactTulsa priorities, strategies, and growth plans.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience in community outreach and engagement
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Minimum 1-3 years of experience in community development, social work, public advocacy, public health, or a related field.
Proven ability to manage complex projects to successful completion.
Some understanding and experience with data-driven performance management.
Strong interpersonal skills and track record of conducting outreach and fostering strong working relationships with people and organizations.
Experience and comfort with developing and delivering workshops or presentations in-person and/or online.
Exceptional relationship-building skills with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Passionate about advancing equity, investing in underserved communities, and building capacity for system-level change.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; outstanding reliability and follow-through.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by August 10, 2023.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations. We are an e-verify employer.