Director, Social & Community Impact

10 Mar, 2021


Director, Social & Community Impact

New York, NY

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

With a mission to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world, the power of sport is at the heart of NIKE’s DNA. The Social & Community Impact (SCI) team fulfills this mission through a sports-led community portfolio that engages partners, organizations, experts, NIKE internal teams and others to move the world and get kids active. Today, the world is moving less and less, and this generation of children is the least physically active ever. Leveraging our resources and ability to inspire, the SCI team engages the NIKE footprint, employees, consumers and the world to shift the paradigm of physical inactivity.

The power of sport is at the heart of Nike’s DNA – with our mission to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world. The Social & Community Impact (SCI) team fulfills this mission through a sports-led portfolio of social impact investments reflecting our belief in the power of sport to move the world forward and engaging our internal teams, partners, organizations, professionals and diverse communities to drive impact.


We are looking for a Director to join our North America Social & Community Impact team in New York City. Be authentic, courageous and inspired by the possibilities of the unknown! This role leads and guides local teams in managing a portfolio of external partnerships and engaging employees in community across New York city. Your ability to leverage corporate and non-proft experience; build relationships and drive operational excellence are all key to helping us win as a team!


If this is you, you’ll be responsible for developing and implementing the Social and Community impact strategy for a more inclusive NYC. You will focus resources on a portfolio of community investments that create access to positive youth experiences in sport and play, and increase the ability for all New Yorkers to thrive. A typical day/week addresses the needs of both internal and external partners to positively impact the community. Examples include leading collaborative approaches to training and development of coaches; coordinating the measurement and evaluation of the community investment portfolio; identifying employee engagement opportunities; and executing an integrated communication and brand plan to support and amplify community initiatives.


You will work on the North America Social & Community Impact Team, while collaborating closely with the business team based in NYC. The portfolio you lead impacts multiple teams within NIKE, and you will build partnerships with a wide variety of functions in both your city and World Headquarters, including Government and Public Affairs, Communications, Brand Marketing, and the broader global Social and Community Impact team to align and steward the investments.

Professional Experience:

–  Entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to work across multiple different projects at one time, supporting different initiative tracks;

–  Proven capabilities to lead cross-functional initiatives by taking a collaborative approach and influencing others;

–  Experience of a corporate environment working with brand marketing and communication teams

–  Experience playing a leadership role in multi-sector partnerships, including with government, NGOs, sporting associations and multi-lateral groups;

–  Planning and managing corporate volunteers;

–  Knowledge of the social impact, corporate responsibility and sports sectors. Direct experience working in these sectors in NYC a strong plus.

–  Excellent verbal, presentation and written communication skills

–  At least 8 years of professional experience in Social Impact/Corporate Responsibility/Non-profit Sector.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.


At NIKE, Inc. we promise to provide a premium, inclusive, compelling and authentic candidate experience. Delivering on this promise means we allow you to be at your best — and to do that, you need to understand how the hiring process works. Transparency is key. * This overview explains our hiring process for corporate roles. Note there may be different hiring steps involved for non-corporate roles.


Job posted: 2021-03-10