About Us

Launched in 2014, ImpactTulsa serves as a collective impact backbone organization 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 501(c)3 and a member of the StriveTogether national network. Its 21 school district partners represent over 118,000 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.


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About You

You are excited to be a part of the backbone staff of an organization supporting education throughout Tulsa County. You are confident in promoting, supporting, and facilitating a culture of collaborative action within the ImpactTulsa partnerships and the broader community. In short, you create places of belonging to align people and organizations on work that shifts policies, practices, resources and power. 


You are persistent in your belief that every child deserves opportunities and access, from cradle to career. You do that by prioritizing data-informed decision-making with partners, ensuring the focus is on educational outcomes. You understand how design, facilitation, and data insights can strengthen collaboration, accelerate results, and are agile in building partner capacity to achieve outcomes and put more Tulsa County youth on a path toward economic mobility. You are ready to move our organization’s efforts to activate the strategies, partnerships, and innovations necessary for Tulsa area institutions to succeed in reducing education opportunity gaps based on race, ethnicity, gender, income, and other factors. And, finally, you’re ready to learn, grow, and jump into a collaborative, results-driven, and collaborative team.


The Manager, Strategy & Activation reports to the Director of Collaboration and Partnerships and works on the Cradle to Career Initiatives team. As the Manager, you promote, support, and facilitate a culture of collaborative action within the ImpactTulsa partnerships and the broader community, to support every child from cradle to career by prioritizing data-informed decision-making throughout the cross-sector partnership, with a specific focus on educational outcomes. 


In this role, you use design, facilitation, and data insights to strengthen collaboration, accelerate results, and build partner capacity to achieve outcomes to put more Tulsa County youth on a path toward economic mobility. This role propels our organization’s efforts to activate the strategies, partnerships, and innovations necessary for Tulsa area institutions to succeed in reducing education opportunity gaps based on race, ethnicity, gender,  income, and other factors. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Coaches, facilitates, and provides assistance to networks of community partners to set targets, achieve objectives, and complete deliverables, utilizing a continuous improvement process and tools

  2. Supports in the measurement and continuous improvement of strategies to track systemic changes for better outcomes for children, youth, and young adults.

  3. This role represents ImpactTulsa at community events, coordinates meeting logistics, and works with the community to ensure all of our spaces are dynamic healing and learning experiences for all participants.

  4. Responsible for management of regular reporting on the progression of ImpactTulsa’s initiatives and expected to bring forth trends, challenges, and learned best practices to be responsive to organizational-wide initiatives.

  5. Promotes and facilitates the integration of results-based accountability across our partners and community-facing initiatives

  6. Facilitates meetings through the provision of timely and meaningful information, results-based practices, and data for evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement

  7. Identifies areas for improvement and works with relevant stakeholders to optimize processes and drive ImpactTulsa’s strategy-aligned outcomes.

  8. Actively partners with the ImpactTulsa team to define, plan, and outline our growing place-based strategy for providing support to organizations interested in deepening cross-sector efforts

  9. Builds team and community member capacity through facilitation of RBF, CLI, and other continuous improvement for capacity and systems transformation skill building

Education, Experience, Knowledge

A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university is required.

Bilingual in Spanish is preferred and proximate or lived experience across cultures is a bonus.


Essential Competencies 

  • Experience in centering youth and families in our work and commitment to racial equity values and the wellness of marginalized communities.

  • Knowledge of educational systems, policies, and practices.

  • Identify, disaggregate, and utilize data to forecast, structure conversations, and make decisions.

  • Ability to hold honest conversations that lead to shared goals and aligned actions.

  • Foster trust and open communication with diverse partners.

  • Assess and support the will, skill, knowledge, and capacity of team members and partners so that collaboration spaces (meetings, workshops, etc.) are inclusive of all.

  • Demonstrate success working as a member of a team and developing effective working relationships with staff, partners, and systems leaders.

  • Capability to establish data-driven processes to monitor various initiatives and evaluate the effectiveness of solutions.

  • Can address deficit thinking and actions by moving others to more productive, asset-focused language and action.

  • Recognize and address conflict and concerns; proactively and creatively problem-solve. Ability to convene a group of partners from different agencies and inspire them to engage in systematic cycles of analysis and action that improve outcomes for students and families

  • Help draw connections and alignment between ideas, programs, initiatives, and partners

  • Synthesize information to convey strong messaging

  • Possess confidence and humility to ask questions, admit and address challenges, and “fail forward”

Travel, Work Hours, Department

Travel Requirements

This role requires regular travel throughout Tulsa County, so reliable access to transportation is necessary. You should expect to travel to area partners as needed, depending on the rhythm and requirements of partner needs.  ImpactTulsa pays mileage and parking at federally recognized rates.


Work Hours & Environment

ImpactTulsa is a hybrid team. The team gathers in person on Tuesday of each week and works remotely, with access to the office on the remaining days. Our office hours are 8:00-4:30.


We office from downtown Tulsa’s Sun Building. Our office is set up in a co-working style with a reservations system for visibility and access. Our shared time together consists of mission and strategic alignment checks, reporting results and help needed across the team, reflection on self and our work, and time to engage as humans to build deeper connections.



The Manager, Strategy and Activation is part of the Collaboration and Partnerships  Team. The Collaboration & Partnerships Team works alongside our Policy Team as well as our Community Learning Team; collectively driving the work of our Cradle to Career Initiatives. 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary for this position is $51,000 annually and is non-negotiable. This policy supports our commitment to pay equity by ensuring all candidates are considered equally and fairly, without disparities caused by negotiation. Our goal is to maintain transparency and fairness in compensation, aligning with our organizational values and financial strategy. 


In addition to the base salary, staff at ImpactTulsa are offered a robust benefits package including:

  • Health, Life, AD&D benefits

  • 3% annual employer 401k contribution

  • Generous paid time off

  • 16 paid holidays per year

  • Annual professional development stipend

  • Company provided MacBook

  • Annual technology stipend

  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by June 28th.


ImpactTulsa provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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