Director of Engagement and Partnerships (Remote, US)

Full Frame Initiative

Employment Type Full time
Location Remote · Massachusetts, USA Remote, United States
Salary $140,000 to $165,000
Seniority Senior
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 6th Oct 2023 EDT

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Professional development
Paid volunteer days

Candidate happiness

8.84 (995)

Job Description

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, October 4th, by 5:00pm ET.  We will not be reviewing applications received after 10/4/23.  

Organization Overview

The system is rigged and the solution isn’t just to create more programs for people harmed by these unfair systems. The solution is to reimagine these systems to make our country fairer and more equitable for everyone—which means ensuring that the places where we work, live, play and pray tap into people’s universal drive for wellbeing, instead of undermining wellbeing for some and enabling it for others. That’s what we do. 

The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a social change nonprofit working toward a country where everyone has a fair shot at wellbeing—the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. We partner with pioneering public systems, communities and nonprofits across the country to fundamentally transform the structures and beliefs that perpetuate inequality. We are bold, focused, creative and committed learners, willing to use our passion, humor and hope to fuel change. FFI is a virtual organization with employees located across the country. Please visit our website to learn more.

Position Overview

As the Director of Engagement and Partnerships you will develop, implement, and oversee strategies that expand FFI’s reach and impact, driving individuals and institutions towards structural and narrative change.  You will galvanize, inspire, teach, connect, organize, and support an expanding network working to achieve FFI’s North Star—a country where everyone has a fair shot at wellbeing. 

You will lead, develop, learn from and virtually supervise a portion of the Engagement and Partnership team. You will be responsible for overseeing engagement and partnership strategies and supervising a portion of the team.  You will  improve systems, processes, and outcomes; seed and grow momentum across a broad scope of people, communities and institutions; expanding a pipeline of partner and alliances; and building dedication and momentum. 

Position Details, Compensation and Benefits
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Remote, United States
Work Hours: 40 hours per week, flexible schedule, with the ability to respond to urgent requests that may fall outside of regular business hours
Annual Salary: $140,000 to $165,000
Travel Requirement: This position requires travel up to 35%
Reports to: Chief of National Engagement and Partnerships 

Supervises: A portion of the Engagement and Partnerships team


  • Health Coverage: national medical coverage, 75% of total monthly premiums paid by FFI, national dental coverage, 50% of total monthly premium paid by FFI, and national vision coverage, 24% of total monthly premium paid by FFI, Health & Dependent Care FSA, and HRA

  • Annual Paid Time Off: 12 holidays, annual week-long office closure in July, up to: three days of service/civic engagement, 120 accrued vacation hours, 96 hours sick/personal leave

  • Employer-paid life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability 

  • 403(b) retirement savings program with 3% employer contribution on first $100,000 in earnings after one year of full-time employment

  • Annual stipend for professional development

  • 3 months paid sabbatical after 8 years on staff

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Partnership Strategy, Planning, & Implementation

  • Lead vision, strategy, design and implementation of key initiatives and partnerships; surfacing, documenting and sharing lessons learned in order to improve outcomes. 

  • Lead and manage partnerships (formal and informal) that help individuals, institutions, systems and communities in using a wellbeing orientation and wellbeing design principles to understand societal problems differently and craft new policy and culture solutions.

  • Strategically navigate relationships and processes within a variety of agencies, institutions and systems, relying on influence, not authority, to leverage action and change.  

  • Relentlessly use systems change approach and thinking to drive transformation.

Developing Partner Pipeline & Building National Movement Momentum

  • Serve as a key external face and voice for the organization at relevant meetings, conferences and events, inspiring others to action in advocating for equitable access to wellbeing and expanding the wellbeing movement.

  • Distill important information quickly, efficiently and to the right people, with a knack for building connections among the necessary individuals, organizations and systems. 

  • Create, lead and support cohorts, communities of practice, significant partnerships and networks, sparking action and accountability aligned with change strategies. 

  • In partnership with the Communications team, expand visibility, reach and change by producing events, developing products, resources and tools showing that our human drive for wellbeing is the connective tissue that spans boundaries, compelling a broad audience to rethink assumptions and take different actions. 

Engagement & Partnership Team Management

  • Help translate organizational mission, strategy and high-level goals into action, supporting staff in project planning, design, implementation and outcomes assessment.

  • Initiate rhythm for supervising in a virtual environment, prioritizing relationships, building an employee/supervisor and team culture sharing regular and candid feedback and learning from one another, while also regularly appreciating and celebrating successes. 

  • Support and coach each of your employees in: continuous learning and development, integration of FFI values into daily work, achieving big goals, responding quickly to windows of opportunity, and in shifting priorities when necessary. 

  • Model and support team and FFI staff in leveraging software and technology.

  • Prioritize ongoing learning and personal development. 

  • Other responsibilities as necessary to support a growing organization.


  • Passion for FFI’s mission, including social justice and social change to upend inequities.

  • Experience leading movement building efforts on a national scale or designing and leading national campaigns that required organizing and uniting diverse stakeholders, resulting in tangible outcomes/change. 

  • 5+ years experience in senior leadership position(s) managing multiple complex projects and urgent priorities, while demonstrating an ability to navigate unpredictable circumstances.

  • Influential public speaker, skilled in changing mindsets and motivating others to action. 

  • 5+ years experience managing multiple staff members with diverse skill sets and creating high functioning, collaborative, teams.  

  • Deep experience building external relationships, partnerships, and networks with a diverse set of changemakers and stakeholders spanning a variety of fields, sectors, and issues.

  • Experience designing and facilitating cohorts or communities of practice that lead to individual and collective action, and the development of tangible products and outcomes. 

  • Excellent project management skills moving ideas to implementation, tracking progress, outcomes, budget, pivoting, and presenting key insights/learnings to create national change.

  • Curious, creative and experimental with a learning mindset.

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a virtual, small team environment, able to build authentic relationships while working remotely. 

  • Foundational knowledge of the history and realities of systemic racism, intersectionality and oppression in the United States, fluency in the core precepts of diversity, equity and inclusion and and applying DEI skills in real-world situations while continuing to learn and grow personally and alongside FFI stafff

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required. FFI reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. FFI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and value a variety of experiences. People from historically marginalized and oppressed communities or identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Sat 7th Oct 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sat 7th Oct 2023