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Impact Manager

Posted: 08/07/2019

The Impact Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Affiliate’s mission initiatives and programming, including community investment, community outreach, education, mission leadership efforts, and advocacy initiatives.  This position requires the ability to build strong relationships with community organizations, volunteers, colleagues, public policymakers, and the health care community, in support of the Komen Kansas + Western Missouri mission. 
The incumbent must be familiar with the region, key players and must stay on top of local educational resources to ensure a clear understanding of cancer incidence, and mortality for the region is understood.  Must have a public health background (through education or experience) and familiar with the execution of, and the evaluation of impact made via community investments, and key strategic partnerships.  The incumbent will spend 50% of their time executing the mission of the organization, 20% managing the community investment strategy, 30% on advocacy efforts. 

Core Competencies

  • Educator                                   Strategic
  • Forward Thinker                       Relationship Builder
  • Detail Oriented                         Problem Solver
Essential Responsibilities
  • Community Investment – Execute the board and CEOs vision for impact via the community investment.  Execute the granting cycle (if deemed appropriate) to qualified grantees, seeing through the entire process.  Manage the community investment, with timely execution of funding, reporting, and analysis.  Review annually investments made and offer recommendations to ensure investments achieve the mission. 
  • Education – Serve as the lead resource for breast health services for all 112 counties the Affiliate serves.  Develop relevant content for the Communications Director to push out on timely topics that highlight resources available locally made possible by our affiliate.  Ensure education of the service area is developed and provided to leadership to inform the strategic direction of the affiliate and analysis of the plan yearly.  Serve as an expert on breast health, breast cancer and women’s health to the general public. 
  • Komen Breast Health Line – Manage the Komen Breast Health Line for the affiliate – ensuring timely response to all questions.  Reimagine the delivery of the Breast Health Line to the general public. Develop a robust strategy in conjunction with the Communications Director to promote this resource to the public.
  • Survivor Engagement – Develop a robust survivor engagement strategy to execute yearly and representative of the new service area the affiliate serves.  Execute this strategy to ensure our network of survivors and their families are connected to the mission, feel valued and serve as an excellent ambassador for the work the affiliate does.
  • Outreach/Community Partnerships – Develop partnerships with key organizations, health care providers, and networks to ensure we are leveraging relationships toward achieving our mission.  Maintain a presence at these organizations and with their leadership to ensure they are well connected to the work we do and the services they provide.  Serve as the lead representative for health fairs and when the affiliate’s presence is requested to provide information on breast health.  Travel throughout the affiliate’s service area on a periodic basis to develop and maintain contacts.
  • Reporting – Serve as the lead for the affiliate in developing the Community Profile.  Develop monthly reporting on mission-related work and yearly reporting on outcomes of the community investment.  Organize a yearly community investment meeting to assess what we learned, what services we provided and the impact made for that year.  Develop an annual report that reports out to the community based on the impact made in collaboration with the Director of Communications and Marketing.
  • Advocacy – Manage the advocacy efforts for the affiliate by monitoring federal and local initiatives/legislation that impact our mission and who we serve.  In conjunction with headquarters – ensure proper messaging is developed in response to advocacy efforts made by the affiliate.  Prepare the CEO/ED for testimony, letters written and or meeting with elected officials. 
  • Financials - Oversee the Community Investment strategy for the affiliate.  This includes a highly competitive grants process, a direct services fund to support expenses for breast cancer survivors.  Assist with budget development and ensure proper accounting for mission-related programs.
  • Other – other duties as assigned by the CEO/ED.
Position Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public health, social work or other related discipline required
  • Minimum of five 3-5 years of professional experience in related field; management and nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Professional, well-spoken, collaborative with internal and external stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to listen to others needs
  • Skilled at discussing breast health, cancer, and related topics.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a diverse population and volunteers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Master’s in Public Health or related discipline preferred.
Physical Requirements
  • Sitting, standing, bending, stooping, walking
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing)
  • Hearing, listening, seeing, talking, reading
  • Lifting up to 20 pounds
Work Environment
  • Office environment – employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes.
  • Travel: Trips to parts of the state and region is required.  Trips must be organized to include 3 or more meetings.
  • Work hours: Fulltime, 9-5, M-F plus some evening and weekend work
Interested individuals should send their cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Erica Terry at No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Full Time