Director of External Affairs - East Valley
LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ
The Director of External Affairs, East Valley is responsible for leading integrated strategic initiatives, managing external community relationships and overseeing the organization’s strategic planning and dashboard.
The Director of External Affairs, EV is responsible for building strong relationships internally with staff and leaders throughout BGCMP/EVEV and externally with partner organizations, local and national legislative representatives, municipalities and school districts. Will be responsible for driving the expansion and the enrichment of East Valley programs by developing and driving its fundraising strategy, representing BGCMP/EV to external audiences and engaging a broad spectrum of funder and community leaders in BGCMP/EV mission. Working directly with the Senior Leadership Team, this position uses a
variety of systems and tools to help the organization solve complex problems, leverage business acumen, strategy and data to help steer conversations and
decision making across the organization.
§ Owns senior level partnerships with public municipalities, school districts, collective impact groups and public officials, ensuring the Club is connected to the East
Valley and statewide youth community.
§ Collaborates with the senior leadership team to identify opportunities and pursue business planning and strategies for the Clubs
§ Works closely with the CEO to represent the organization’s voice as needed. Serves as a conduit and advisor to assist CEO by leveraging the management of major
projects, reducing roadblocks, increasing impacts and accelerating progress
§ Partners with the leadership team to manage annual and quarterly planning processes to ensure alignment with strategic plan initiatives
§ Develops, nurtures and helps maintain relationships to support organizational mission and fund raising objectives
§ Identifies opportunities for leadership collaboration, assists leadership across the organization to create better alignment, internal and external coordination and
unified approach to our community and partnerships, advocacy strategies and growth plan
§ Performs analysis and strategic consultations on major issues affecting the organization; participates as a leader or member of a variety of committees and cross-
functional task forces
§ Manages activities related to identification of new funding grants, evaluating grant projects and supports the management of grants/funds
§ Identifies opportunities to engage board on strategic issues and follows up with board members as needed
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION
§ Must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Business,
Communications, Political Science or related field
§ A minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership capacity with proven success
in effectively interacting with internal and external stakeholders
§ Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY and SKILLS
§ Ability to analyze and report on government/community funding and trends
§ Ability to build relationships and influence others by interacting with a broad range of stakeholders with different interests and needs
§ Must possess an entrepreneurial work style and have the ability to step "outside of the walls" to drive innovative thinking
§ Ability to interact effectively and communicate in writing and orally with a variety of youth, staff, volunteers, families, Board members and various community
§ Working knowledge of federal and state laws and company policies and procedures
§ Proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
§ Ability to articulate for giving, serve as an ambassador, engage in relationship building and promote philanthropy
§ Ability to support the efficiency of Volunteers and future workforce needs to support volunteer program operation
WORKING CONDITIONS and DRIVING
§ Travel between Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix sites as well as in the community is required. Must meet the insurance standards of
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix
§ Work is primarily performed in the Administrative Offices and within the local community Occasional evening and weekend hours are required
EXPECTATION of EXCELLENCE
Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix supports a culture of excellence in all we do and all employees are expected to reflect these values in their daily
responsibilities. To be sure we meet our obligations for high performance in all areas, we organize our goals and efforts under these six Pillars of
We act with integrity, accept responsibility for our actions and fulfill our commitments.
We thrive on collaboration and believe we can achieve greatness together.
We strive for energizing integration of work and home and support a healthy lifestyle to model for our Club Kids.
We are open, honest and respectful in our communication, direction and interactions.
We genuinely care about our mission and believe "Kids come first"!
We are creative problem solvers, empowered to take action and always striving for unique and new ways to improve programs and procedures.