The Associate Director, Program Influence serves as an integral member of the program influence team within the Policy, Partnerships, and Communications team in New York. The Program Influence team works directly with program teams to develop influence strategies that combine expertise in behavior change, communications, campaigns, and strategy. Two associate directors will divide responsibility for being the day to day contact with program initiative teams including - Health, Food, Power, Jobs, Cities, Innovative Finance, Data & Tech, and science – to develop and execute influence and communications strategies for each program initiative. The Associate Director will work with the MD Program influence to develop strategies for influence and communications for half of the program portfolio, and will be responsible for working directly with program teams, influence and communications grantees and partners to execute on influence and communications for impact for each team.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
This position will report to the MD, Program Influence
This position will manage one person at the associate level (communications officer) that will provide support for the portfolio of program initiatives assigned. This person will be responsible for developing this staff member, reviewing them, and contributing to their professional growth and capabilities.
Qualifications & Skills:
Strategic Ability: Ability to see opportunities, design innovative approaches backed by strong analysis and planning. Strong sense for messaging, themes and techniques that resonate with the key influence audiences including government, business, and media.
Execution: Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task. Ability to manage staff and contractors to ensure timely, high-quality work product.
Partnership and relationship Building: Strong professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.
Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities, using analytical and strong problem-solving skills.
Integration: Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests.
Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; exceptional listening written and verbal skills.
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