MANAGER, STRATEGY AND BOARD ENGAGEMENT

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CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and fight with CARE.

CARE USA has developed a new global CUSA strategy (FY22-25), which resulted in the need for a Manager, Strategy and Board Engagement, to help us execute on our aspirations and transformation. The role is the primary point of contact to CARE USA board members; spearheads board/governance related initiatives such as building local advisory boards in country offices; and pilots partner advisory boards for CARE’s strategy and work. The role will also lead, facilitate, and manage various staff engagement platforms and committees such as strategy champions, strategy review task forces, and problem solving roundtables for visioning and execution.

Advisor to the CEO in managing CARE USA Board of Directors and leading strategy engagement and communication. The Manager will be responsible for managing overall board engagement at CARE USA. This role will also lead transformational strategy sprints and initiatives that will diversify the CARE network with civil society and market based actors, supporting CARE’s vision of becoming a portfolio of entities.

The Manager will support strategy storylining, communication, and engagement. The Manager is a great problem solver and thought partner and will support strategy development and reviews, including trends analysis and facilitating strategic discussions with cross-functional teams.

Executive presence, strategic acumen, and attention to details are important qualities. Our office is fast-paced, so ability to think quickly on your feet and multi-task is essential. Comfort with high-level management is critical, as this role will be regularly interfacing with the Board and with executives and senior leaders. We are excited to welcome another ally in the fight against poverty!

Responsibilities:

  • US Board Governance and Engagement
  • Engaging the Global Management Team (GMT)
  • Staff engagement and communication on strategy
  • Locally Led and Globally Connected
  • Special projects: Supports the executive department on needs as they arise including strategy sprints, fundraising, communication and reporting; board management including budgets, minutes, procurement, and legal filings; and promoting equity and inclusion

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 3 years’ experience in managing and supporting boards. Three years experience in strategy development and engaging staff/ stakeholders in strategy development/execution
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Ability to navigate governance in a complex org/confederation like that of CARE’s
  • Track record of leading complex initiatives and engaging staff to own global strategies
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite

How to apply

https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=5696

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