• Senior Program Manager, Too Small to Fail

    US-NY-New York
    Job ID #
    HQ / Initiative
    Too Small To Fail
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    The Senior Program Manager, Cities Strategy, leads all aspects of the Too Small to Fail communities’ strategy in partnership with hospitals, foundations, nonprofits and others in current 14 Talking is Teaching cities and other prospective sites.


    SCOPE: The cities strategy work for TSTF is critical to the initiative’s success. This position will oversee this work, including strategic planning and management, scaling, evaluation and day-to-day operations. S/He will proactively build this scope of work to reach our critical target audience of low-income parents, including scaling to 3-5 additional communities per year. S/He serves as the primary point of contact for community partners. S/He also manages evaluations related to the communities’ strategy.


    IMPACT: The cities strategy is critical to how TSTF determines its success in raising awareness, changing attitudes and beginning to move behavior change. This position will oversee the work on evaluation in communities to help TSTF track metrics and our success in parent/caregiver support and education.



    • Develop, implement and manage all aspects of the Too Small to Fail communities’ strategy in partnership with hospitals, foundations, nonprofits and others in current 14 Talking is Teaching cities and other prospective sites;
    • Serve as Too Small’s main liaison between partner organizations and consultants related to the communities’ work;
    • Execute strategic planning priorities for the communities’ strategy, including proactive outreach to high-priority communities with goal of adding 3-5 new communities per year
    • Oversee ongoing and future programs’ evaluations and metrics work for communities’ strategy and strategic plan, working closely with outside evaluators and in consultation with TSTF CEO and the metrics team;
    • Coordinate the support provided by the Program Associate, delegating logistics and other support needed for the implementation of the city campaigns;
    • Manage evaluation work related to communities’ strategy to further build the evidence-base for TSTF strategies.


    Communication and dissemination

    • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Marketing & Digital media, further build resources to allow communities to independently implement “Talking and Teaching” campaigns; support overall communications planning with the trusted messengers and ambassadors in local communities;
    • Prepare briefing materials and talking points for TSTF CEO, program champions and principals from the communities, including but not limited to business leaders, pediatricians advocates etc.;
    • Is the primary staff lead on TSTF events, meetings, and volunteer activities related to communities’ strategy and Leadership and Advisory Board.


    Development and Finance

    • Draft and manage the preparation of all materials (proposals, reports, presentations) for funders and partners related to communities’ work;
    • As appropriate, participate in funder meetings/calls.
    • In coordination with the Senior Finance Manager, and under the supervision of the TSTF CEO manage program budget, determine priority spending and monitor project expenses;
    • Approve expenses related to communities’ work.


    • This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position.
    • It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.


    1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):

    • Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in a related field such as education, psychology, public policy, business


    2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):

    • Minimum Required: 7 years working with diverse partners to successfully implement social impact projects.
    • Preferred: experience working with non-profit and community organizations
    • Required: experience with early childhood, education or community based work.


    3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:

    • Passion for early childhood education and working with community-based groups.
    • Willingness and ability to learn about and stay apprised of children and family related policy;
    • Working knowledge of children and families’ organizations, policy and government;
    • Able to develop, articulate, implement and manage a vision and strategies.


    4. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.):

    • Drive and ability to work independently, manage own time and schedule, to push projects and initiatives forward with high-level coordination with the CEO;
    • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills; ability to work with colleagues and partners nationally;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse sets of individuals in public, private, and non-profit sectors;
    • Able to troubleshoot problems, come up with creative solutions, while also identifying issues which need to be escalated;
    • Strong project management skills, sound judgment, ability to prioritize.
    • Experience managing/supervising others.


    5. Special Skills (e.g. Technical, Advanced):

    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.


    6. Other (Communication Skills, Mechanical Aptitude, Math Skills, Learning Skills, or Other Specific Skills Required):

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to present complex program and technical information concisely and to a wide variety of stakeholders, and ability to lead and facilitate meetings.


    7. Additional Comments:

    • Ability to travel domestically and work on multiple time zones between California and New York, as necessary.

    Physical and Other Requirements

    • The Clinton Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Physical and mental health provisions, including availability of a health care structure in the international area of travel, may be drastically different from what the employee is accustomed to, and the Foundation does not offer any health care guarantee in the country of travel.


    • Constant computer work which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.

    • Frequent long-distance travel which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>25bs), and prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.

    • Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which could be heavy (>15 lbs) or require the use of carts.

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