Director, Statewide Campaign Strategy 

28 Aug, 2023


Director, Statewide Campaign Strategy 

Clinton Foundation
New York, NY

About the Opportunity 

Direct Too Small to Fail’s (TSTF) statewide campaign strategies to provide parents and caregivers with tools to promote their young children’s early brain and language development. Oversee the support and scaling of TSTF’s statewide Talking is Teaching campaigns. Develop a comprehensive strategy and cultivate relationships with and support state leaders, community partners and other key stakeholders in using TSTF tools, resources and strategies.

Today, almost 60 percent of children in the United States start Kindergarten underprepared, lagging behind their peers in critical language and reading skills. We envision a world where all families have access to high-quality early learning resources, every community is filled with spaces for young children to thrive, and all parents and caregivers engage in language-rich interactions with their children. Too Small to Fail, the early childhood initiative of the Clinton Foundation, surrounds families with early language and learning opportunities, and supports parents and caregivers with resources to talk, read, and sing with young children from birth to help prepare them for success in kindergarten and beyond. Learn more here. 

Core Responsibilities  

Partner Development and Program Management 

  • Direct four-five current and new funded state-wide initiatives annually. Current statewide initiatives include partnerships with the Michigan Department of Education, New York State Council of Children and Families. Potential partnerships include the Indiana Department of Education and California Department of Social Services.    
  • Oversee the support and scaling of Too Small to Fail’s “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” statewide campaigns focused on supporting parents/caregivers with information and tools to support early brain/language development.  
  • Build and support state and regional peer learning networks so that communities can learn from one another and share ideas and expertise;  
  • Oversee evaluations of statewide’ initiatives as needed.  
  • Support statewide partners using a comprehensive menu of tools, resources, and strategies.  
  • Support synergies between statewide campaigns, local communities and TSTF national media campaigns.  
  • Oversee administration of all statewide campaign activities.  
  • Oversee reporting for key statewide campaign stakeholders and funders

Event Development/Management 

  • Plan and host TSTF events (in-person and virtual) to support and lift up statewide initiatives including webinars, launches, events.  
  • Lead trainings for trusted messengers (pediatricians, librarians, WIC clinicians etc.).  
  • Host regular meetings and provide technical assistance in project implementation.

External Relations/Press Outreach 

  • Represent Too Small to Fail as a spokesperson with state leaders, press and other key stakeholders.  
  • Work with the Clinton Foundation marketing/communications team to lift up stories from statewide campaigns about parents/caregivers and communities that TSTF serves.  

Minimum Qualifications  

What we’re looking for: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required 
  • Master’s Degree with a focus on education, political science, public policy 
  • 10 years of relevant experience, with a preference for experience in building and scaling partnerships and/or managing external partnerships/relationships 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and  
  • Ability to facilitate and convene diverse stakeholder meetings  

Compensation & Benefits 

Our best estimate of the compensation range for this opportunity is $130 – 135K annually, depending on the experience you bring. This role is exempt for overtime pay. This range is based on NYC market rates and may be adjusted if you will be working remotely.  We look forward to discussing our compensation pricing strategy, and your expectations, throughout the interview process. Please also note, the Clinton Foundation prides itself on offering a generous benefits package at little to no cost to employees –  take a look at our benefits page, so you can get a full picture of our total rewards offerings.

About the Clinton Foundation 

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world. 

As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost. 

We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action. 

The Clinton Foundation is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, visitors, and volunteers.  As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees whose positions require them to be on site to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption. 

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Job posted: 2023-08-28