About Robin Hood
Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200 of the most effective nonprofits serving New Yorkers experiencing poverty, we amplify financial support with a range of management assistance.
Building on our 30 years of experience, Robin Hood is expanding our impact with an explicit focus on lifting families sustainably and measurably out of poverty through influencing policy, raising our thought leadership profile, importing and exporting effective ideas and strategies nationally, and building new collaborations with strategic partners.
Overseeing a portfolio of around $23 million, the Managing Director, Adults & Household Supports will provide overall strategic direction and accountability for Robin Hood’s grantmaking activities focused on adults living in poverty. The portfolio’s work has three components: preventing and remedying the shocks that thrust New Yorkers into poverty; building the skills, careers and assets that enable economic progress; and addressing the systems and neighborhood-level factors that constrain mobility. Current investment areas include workforce development, legal services, immigration supports, healthcare, housing, and food security, among others.
In the next three years, the portfolio is looking to respond to the ramifications of Covid-19 while also building pilot programs that can enable intra- and inter-generational economic mobility. In general, the portfolio works with the city’s best performing nonprofits and government agencies and is equally open to testing new models or investing in programs with a track record of success. We also work with a variety of investment types, including grants, loans, or other impact investments. Some of our biggest successes have helped bring replicable ideas into practice and then to scale – all with a lens toward equity and reaching the most marginalized of our neighbors.
Reporting to the Chief of Grant Strategy, the Managing Director will oversee the grants portfolio, serve as an external thought leader, and work closely with current and new community partners. The Managing Director will collaborate with other programmatic areas including the organization’s Policy, Partnerships, and Development teams, and provide counsel, support, guidance, oversight, mentoring, and general direction to program staff.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Strategic Vision and Leadership
Community and Partnerships
Cross-Departmental Collaboration and Team Management
Robin Hood Guiding Principles
As an organization committed to economic mobility, our work is grounded in the following Guiding Principles:
Our professional community reflects myriad demographic characteristics, perspectives, and backgrounds, which includes various identities that reflect diversity in gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic status. Our colleagues have access to opportunity and advancement, as we promote fair and equitable treatment and have encouraged participation by underrepresented groups. As a team, we promote a sense of belonging, high levels of engagement, and shared respect.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Robin Hood has excellent benefits and encourages strong work-life balance.
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Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.