We are so excited to announce that we are hiring a Strategic Initiatives Manager!

Under the guidance of the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Strategic Initiatives Manager will manage the implementation of a multiyear federal grant, including facilitating multi sector working groups to support the development of grant deliverables, with an emphasis on early childhood systems and health equity. Grant goals include:

  • Goal 1: Increase the engagement of new stakeholders, such as families and health providers in the system of wrap-around support for families during pregnancy through the first three years of a child’s life.
  • Goal 2: Align early childhood and maternal child health systems to advance the sustainability of multigenerational preventive services and systems.
  • Goal 3: Advance health equity by engaging the Colorado Partnership for Thriving Families, Maternal and Child Health Program, Office of Health Equity, Office of Early Childhood, and Early Childhood Leadership Commission to produce a P-3 Early Childhood Health Equity Action Plan.

    Experience, Skills, and Qualifications include:

    • One to four years of grant implementation, coalition management, community organizing, and/or facilitation experience

    • Passion for facilitating collaborative processes.

    • Commitment to advancing social and racial equity through collective action.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • Demonstrated ability to manage collaborative projects, including balancing deadlines with coalition input

    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain highly collaborative working relationships with individuals of diverse professional backgrounds, technical expertise, and lived experience.

    • Comfort with ambiguity, shifting environments, and shared decision making.

    • Ability to balance multiple projects with shared deadlines while being responsive to emergent needs.

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite

    • Desirable:

      • Experience and/or knowledge of federal grant implementation

      • Experience facilitating participatory strategic planning and implementation

      • Knowledge related to early childhood, health equity, child maltreatment prevention, Strengthening Families protective factors, and/or maternal child health

      • Experience with family strengthening programming or systems

      • Experience working with a broad range of populations, particularly in a coalition capacity

      • Fluency in Spanish

    Compensation: This is a full-time position eligible for benefits. Starting salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience in the range of $50,000 – $60,000.


    View the complete job posting here.

    To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email with “Strategic Initiatives Manager” in the subject line to hiring@illuminatecolorado.org. The deadline to apply is February 16, 2022.

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