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The Acton Institute is seeking a Poverty Programs & Engagement Manager to serve as a vital member of its forthcoming poverty center. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate the importance of free enterprise and a proper understanding of human agency as essential aspects of reducing poverty. The Poverty Programs & Engagement Manager will oversee the programming of our PovertyCure network, coordinate and manage the bi-annual Poverty Cure Summit online conference, and engage with local, regional, and national human service providers to identify gaps which inhibit effective poverty fighting practices.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations working in the poverty alleviation space.
  • Create bi-annual workshops to share lessons learned and success stories with poverty agencies and human service providers and share what works.
  • Identify deficient practices which hinder effective poverty alleviation, and facilitate the education of community leaders in how to leverage the power of freedom and the private sector to attack poverty in a sustainable way.
  • Manage licensing and distribution agreements of existing poverty documentaries and related websites.
  • Oversee screening licenses and distribution agreements
  • Manage existing poverty websites Vimeo accounts for poverty documentaries
  • Primary point of contact for email communications received through website(s)
  • Oversee Mailchimp, Google, and related accounts
  • Manage the foreign language translation/caption files for poverty documentaries.
  • Develop and grow PovertyCure network to accompany new domestic poverty documentary
  • Manage and update PovertyCure Partner Database
  • Lead the development of the PovertyCure newsletter, sharing Acton content which applies to poverty, community, civil society, and related issues
  • Maintain and keep current the list of all PovertyCure Partners

Qualifications & Skills

  • A passion to articulate the importance of free enterprise and a proper understanding of human agency as essential aspects of reducing poverty.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and cultivate relationships across diverse organizations and institutions.
  • Successful networking and partnership ability, to engage with local, regional, and national human service providers to identify gaps which inhibit effective poverty fighting practices.
  • Excellent speaking and communication skills.
  • Positive, supportive colleague, seeks to collaborate across departments.
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate the bi-annual Poverty Cure Summit online conference.
  • An understanding and passion for Acton’s mission and the ability to communicate it to diverse audiences.
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Google and related accounts is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proficient foreign language ability is a plus.

The role requires:

  • Occasional travel up to 25%.
  • That you are currently legally authorized to work in the USA for any employer.

JOB CLASSIFICATION

This is a full time exempt position with an attractive & competitive compensation and benefit package.

Location

The role is located in Grand Rapids MI

How to Apply

The role is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate! Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter, which should detail your interest in Acton’s mission and this role
  • Résumé
  • Desired salary range for this opportunity

Applications should be submitted to the attention of Human Resources, reference the job title in the subject line and send to [email protected].

Qualified candidates who submit a complete application with all of the required materials will be considered for this position. While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this role, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.

About the Acton Institute

The Acton Institute is interdenominational and our mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles. In the last ten years alone, more than 6,000 people from the worlds of higher education, ministry, business and the social services have attended Acton University and or other educational programs. Learn more about the Acton Institute.