The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is embarking on an exciting expansion and we’re looking for a collaborative, dynamic individual to join our team as a Capacity Building Manager in St. Louis. This person will help develop and implement FFI’s work in St. Louis City and County to support family courts, other public agencies, and communities to integrate a wellbeing focus across practice, policy, culture, and fields.
Who we are
The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national social change organization that partners with pioneering organizations, systems and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing – the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. We demonstrate how this shift creates lasting change for people and opens the doors for greater equity in society. Through a variety of tools – from policy, practice and culture change with partners, to thought-provoking insights that challenge the field and mobilization of those who are ready for big change – FFI reveals how a new perspective can turn into new responses. We then amplify systemic successes to spur broader action and seed a movement for wellbeing. Together with our partners and allies, we are creating possibilities for lasting change in people’s lives and sparking a broader movement that replaces poverty, violence, trauma, and oppression with wellbeing and justice.
Description of Position
The Capacity Building Manager is responsible for working with diverse systems to strengthen and develop an orientation around wellbeing for kids and families involved in, or at risk of being involved in St. Louis’ child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The first few years will focus primarily on the family courts. The Capacity Building Manager will engage a range of stakeholders to identify new potential partnerships; help nurture and sustain existing partnerships; develop and implement an array of community engagement strategies and initiatives; and co-develop and provide a range of capacity building activities including training, coaching and tool development, to support systems to shift their culture, policies, structures and practices from focusing on problems to orienting around FFI’s Five Domains of Wellbeing framework and approach.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Identify new relationships and build on existing partnerships to expand opportunities and grow FFI’s St. Louis network, including people who have first-hand experience with the St. Louis child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
- Work with Director of Strategic Partnership Projects, partners, and other capacity-building team members to co-create and implement an action plan for partners’ integration of the Five Domains of Wellbeing across agency policy, practice and culture, including co-creating goals and activities, and providing training, coaching, capacity building, policy support, consultation on revising processes and forms, and other support.
- Introduce FFI and the Five Domains of Wellbeing to a wide range of diverse stakeholders and coalitions (e.g., birth and foster families; nurses; educators; coaches, pastors; community residents; and more).
- Develop, pilot and adapt curricula and learning tools, using a range of media and modalities for wide distribution and to ensure relevance for diverse and specific audiences and the evolving needs of partners.
- Contribute meaningfully and in value-added ways to St. Louis’ efforts to address systemic inequities and racial disproportionality in its systems and communities.
- Help ensure that the progress of FFI’s work in St. Louis amplifies and is amplified by its work in other fields and with other partners; document process and learning; support creation of progress reports for internal and external audiences.
- Passion for social justice and social change to upend inequities, and for FFI’s mission
- A minimum of 10 years of combined experience working directly with people living at the intersection of poverty, trauma and violence, and community organizing and engagement
- Knowledge of and experience working in the court system in Missouri, preferably the Family Courts
- Significant familiarity with and connection to the greater St. Louis area, beyond professional services, including local culture and the resources that touch the lives of families in St. Louis
- Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver compelling curriculum; provide formal and informal training, TA, and coaching; and to support diverse and complex systems in implementing new practices
- Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and facilitate conversations and meetings with diverse stakeholders including leadership, program participants, frontline staff, and organizational executives
- Strong writing, communication and presenting skills; ability to adjust communications to meet the needs of different audiences
- Demonstrated ability to work with great autonomy managing projects and timelines, and to be an active member of a geographically diverse team, communicating regularly with colleagues and partners
- A degree in law/legal studies, public policy, social work, public health, sociology, or other relevant field is highly desirable
Location and Travel
This is a full-time, exempt position located in St. Louis, MO. Periodic travel within Missouri is expected in support of other Capacity Building staff working with partners statewide. FFI’s headquarters are in Greenfield, MA, with a number of staff working remotely throughout the country. All FFI staﬀ based outside of Western Massachusetts are required to travel at least quarterly to the Greenﬁeld, MA oﬃce for staﬀ convenings, and monthly during their first three months. Initial orientation for all staﬀ also takes place in Greenﬁeld. Because our work is evolving and is expected to expand, the speciﬁc breakdown of time spent on the road and the locations are variable; however, we estimate 25% travel for this position. All business related travel will be paid for by FFI in accordance with our travel policy.
How to Apply
Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. A personalized cover letter and resume are required. In your cover letter, tell us about yourself, why you want to work at FFI, how the Capacity Building Manager – St. Louis position is a great fit for you, how you are a great fit for this position. Please include where you heard about this opportunity. This letter is important – your application will not be considered without a customized application to this posting.
E-mail your cover letter and resume as attached documents via e-mail to email@example.com. Please put “YOUR FIRST NAME LAST NAME CB Manager STL Position” as your subject line.
FFI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to achieving our purpose.