Be part of a non-profit organization that is making the world a healthier place. Healthy Building Network (HBN) is growing! We are seeking an experienced Collective Impact Director who will have a critical role in developing and driving our growth strategy through leadership and design of our Communities of Practice and other Education initiatives. The Collective Impact Director is a new role and it will report to the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer.
HBN envisions a future where all people and the environment thrive when chemical hazards are eliminated. Our mission is to advance human and environmental health by improving chemical hazard transparency and inspiring product innovation. Since 2000, HBN has been the leading national organization to pioneer technology platforms, research, and policies that elevate human health and environmental justice to a top priority in the building industry.
To advance our mission we partner with companies like Google, research universities like Harvard, and non-profit environmental and housing sectors. It is an exciting time of growth and diversification and HBN needs a leader who will help us achieve our ambitious goals.
CRITICAL COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS
● Visionary Leadership: Focus on efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and continuous improvement with demonstrable results. Ability to think both strategically and tactically to develop and improve collective learning and mission impact.
● Network Builder: Exceptional relationship builder, internally and externally. Inspire and effectively facilitate a diverse array of external parties and internal staff. Ability to recruit, motivate, retain, and grow high-performance communities of practice. Assertive in taking
risks and presenting and selling ideas, combined with an advanced sensitivity to the values, needs and expectations of others.
● Education and Co-Learning: Demonstrated success in education, facilitation, and Collective Impact philosophies. Ability to co-create and adapt approaches that optimize results. Experience in developing goals, metrics, measures to evaluate success.
The Collective Impact Director will oversee HBN’s Education and Communities of Practice. The role will direct and evolve our HomeFree initiative, leading and co-creating healthy building material solutions with the HomeFree national affordable housing cohort.
In addition, he/she will be responsible for developing collective impact strategies for other HBN initiatives, including the engagement of academic, manufacturing and building industry professionals engaged the Pharos-Data Commons and Portico.
This is an opportunity to cultivate a highly integrated practice that can influence and shape HBN programs, discover emergent needs, and adaptive opportunities in real-time to build sustained capacity for ongoing and evolving knowledge. HBN is eager to use learning and evaluative thinking to adapt and improve our
strategies as conditions change so that we are able to improve relevance, drive better planning, and achieve scaled impact.
● Develop strategy and execution plans for Education and Community of Practice areas
● Create and manage budget and human resource allocations for Education and Community of Practice; mature and grow team capacity, including future hiring strategy.
● Propose and/or support fundraising, resource, and partnership opportunities Education, Collective Impact, Learning, and Evaluation Strategy
● Develop Educational Curriculum and Communities of Practice that allow for learning and adaptation, faster and more efficiently. Develop hypotheses, questions, and indicators and metrics for initiatives
● Use feedback and data from a variety of sources and perspectives to “reality check” program, team hypotheses and assumptions
● Assess interim indicators of impact and act adaptively through adjustments to the strategies as needed in real time
● In partnership with others, develop a coherent approach to learning and evaluation that creates frameworks rooted in adaptive action and emergent learning, with a preference for developmental evaluation approaches. This includes refining HBN’s learning and evaluation
vision, principles, strategic tools, learning frameworks, and structures
● Capture and disseminate knowledge to improve organizational effectiveness
● Work with HBN Research, Data Systems staff, and others to identify priorities for in-depth learning and adaptive action; partner on the development of strategies, approaches, and plans for learning/evaluation
● Support program/product teams to ensure that learning is considered and integrated into ongoing efforts as well as future strategy and planning Systems and Capacity Building
● Build the capacity of Communities of Practice through a range of approaches, which may include individual and group training, outside workshops, video, website content, consultants, etc.
● Partner with the HBN teams to create and support internal structures and systems for cross-program sharing; and develop specific tools and technology supports that anchor a culture of learning, both organizationally and within each program/product.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
● Ability to facilitate strategic learning with all levels of participants, many of whom are experts in their fields, while others are new.
● Knowledge and skill in using tools and resources for learning and evaluation and the ability to support others in developing knowledge and skills with these tools.
● Knowledge of one’s own cultural competency orientation and commitment to ongoing skill development.
● Ability to develop, maintain, and evolve a body of concepts and learning that continuously informs and reflects the thinking and knowledge of HBN and specific programs.
● Ability to clearly communicate concepts, research findings, issues analysis and data interpretations and to see relationships and patterns and express them clearly.
● Skill in proactive action, independent thinking, and problem-solving with demonstrated initiative in launching a complex program.
● Ability to work in a collegial environment with people and groups with many facets of diversity in an inclusive manner.
● Ability to meet tight deadlines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
● Minimum of 5 years related full-time professional work experience, including work as team leader, or a combination of equivalent experience and training.
● Preference for working knowledge of architecture or construction practices, and beneficial to have affordable housing experience, though, not required.
LOCATION: Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area, MN; or San Francisco Bay area, CA
COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance, vacation and unplanned leave, and access to 401(k) retirement program.
HBN is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion or belief, gender identification, family or parental status.
How to apply: Email in PDF format a letter of interest, resume and writing samples or other portfolio projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, no phone calls. Applications accepted until position is filled.