New Career Opportunity With MANY

New Career Opportunity With MANY

Become A Part of Our Growing Team + Make An Impact Nationally

Annually, we are connecting with more than 10,000 providers, researchers, advocates and legislators – building the resiliency of hundreds of organizations, unearthing innovation that leads to massive shifts in the way organizations operate and achieving real changes in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness, abuse, and neglect. At the same time, we are a small team; every new person who joins MANY has a significant impact on charting our future.

More positions will be posted soon. See available opportunities below:

Director, System Improvement & Youth Homelessness

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We’re looking for an experienced, collaborative, system leader to join MANY’s Team. With a focus on youth homelessness, this person will lead organizational efforts to improve coordinated responses to youth homelessness in local communities.We’re looking for someone who is a systems thinker, a natural when it comes to relationship building, and has the ability to catalyze action. This is a great opportunity for someone who can clearly see the big picture while also understanding practice elements at the local level, and is ready to take that knowledge further by join a nationally recognized team focused on strengthening outcomes for youth across the nation.

About MANY

MANY’s mission is to strengthen outcomes for youth and young adults at highest risk for victimization and/or delinquency. Effectively engaging providers, stakeholders, legislators, and funders is key to achieving REAL changes in the lives of these youth and their families, and addressing issues they are facing today.

MANY leverages a lean core infrastructure to effectively unearth barriers, innovations, and solutions in local communities. Our greatest strength lies in our ability to engage and retain a dynamic network of hundreds of organizations across all 50 states. Together, we are able to advance the work of organizations in real-time, raise the level of conversation around key issues, increase cross-sector communication, drive national research, and increase support to do the critical work. In the last three years, our network has experienced significant growth – attracting innovators in practice, funding, and research – our core membership has grown 180%. But to make the kind of difference we want to make, we need to build our ability to support system improvement at the local level and innovate at a faster (and more meaningful) rate nationally.

That’s where you come in.

What you’ll do:

  • Guide and participate in multiple efforts necessary to sustain collective action toward ending youth homelessness by solving complex barriers and cultivating innovation;
  • Lead the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of place-based projects focused on systemic change, with a particular focus on ending youth homelessness. This includes providing direct consultation and assistance to communities remotely and onsite;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and constituents to identify needs, resources, and developments in defined focus areas;
  • Develop customized training, tools, and activities in response to constituent needs that support diffusion and scaling of promising practices;
  • Visit organizations and attend meetings/conferences throughout the US on behalf of MANY; and
  • Other relevant duties needed to maintain a high quality networked learning environment.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Has at least 5 years of professional experience that demonstrates strong experience providing system leadership in the youth services field. Experience with coordinated community responses to youth homelessness required. Additional experience in one or more of MANY’s current focus areas is a plus.
  • Is known for the ability to clearly communicate what works and what doesn’t.You can take complicated issues and break them down into everyday language. This is likely because you have a keen ability to see the big picture and also understand practice elements at the local level.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial acumen and insatiable appetite for learning.You have the ability to see and respond to opportunities for strategic innovation – constantly exploring why things work (or don’t), and are excited to iterate and learn with data (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Is committed to the values of positive youth development. You know how to apply these principles in practice and your everyday interactions.
  • Has strong experience in project management, with a proven track record.You know who the first five people you’d call with a specific challenge or opportunity. And they’d all be happy to take your call. You know how to get great work out of contractors, too.
  • Plays well with others. You have strong relationship-building skills, demonstrated success working with diverse stake holders, and have the ability to foster collective leadership within and across collaborating organizations

Ideal Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required, advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in facilitating groups and meetings
  • Experience in developing customized training, tools, and activities in response to constituent needs that support diffusion and scaling of promising practices
  • Past experience leading virtual trainings, online meetings, or technical assistance consultations

Start Date
We’re looking to fill this position as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.

MANY has a distributed office, so most of our staff can work from anywhere in the US.

Equal Opportunity
MANY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to attracting a wide range of diverse candidates. We believe one of our greatest advantage is the diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures our network of staff, field contributors and members provide.

Aaron Hefelfinger

Aaron Hefelfinger

Aaron is the Digital Communications Manager at MANY.