Since 1984, Share Our Strength® has led the fight against hunger
and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses
to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry campaign
and Cooking Matters, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger
in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need.
No child should go hungry in America – we’re on our way to making
that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative,
always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If
that sounds like you, we’d like you to consider becoming part of
The Manager, Fundraising Impact Story Development exists to
ensure narrative content is available to serve the needs of
fundraising colleagues. They will work with closely with staff from
across the organization, in particular Communications and Program,
and within established processes to identify, coordinate and then
develop initial and various forms of narrative that bring Share Our
Strength’s impact to life. The Manager will have some engagement
with story subjects (which might include program staff, partners,
or families) and craft qualitative understanding of how the
organization’s work is directly effecting change and generating
positive community outcomes. The content created will be used to
support fundraising and development of other externally
facing materials. This role will also play an important role in
ensuring the narratives are created with a racial equity,
diversity, inclusion and accessibility lens and using asset-based
This position is preferably based in Washington, DC, but could
be fully remote for the right candidate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work with fundraising team to clarify and identify their
narrative needs (i.e., by program area, geography, funding
audience, and other factors).
- Work closely with Program and Communication team members
to identify potential stories from the field.
- Work with Program and Communication staff; local partners,
including schools and non-profits; families and other individuals
to craft compelling narratives about impact and experience of
families and communities we work, for use in fundraising and other
- Manage work flows and projects to ensure creation of
effectively framed stories, and completed within deadlines.
- Coordinate informed consent and review of stories with their
subjects and maintain and reinforce guidelines for story usage
- Ensure stories are centered in equity and use asset-framing
language in alignment with organizational guidelines and
- Partner with colleagues to support Share Our Strength's work to
be a diverse and inclusive organization, and ensure this value is
embedded in the organization and throughout our work.
- 5-7 years of experience in journalism, creative development, or
other creative arts roles.
- Experience in storytelling for non-profits a huge
- Emotional intelligence and strong orientation towards customer
service (internally and externally).
- Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills,
with the ability to tailor messaging and level of detail to
- Strong ability to organize own work and perform independently
while closely and appropriately overseeing and collaborating with
- Solid computer skills, particularly MS Office Suite.
- Flexible, creative, comfortable with change, and advancing
projects in a dynamic environment.
- Interest in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.
COVID Vaccination Requirement:
Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy
workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safety, we have
implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff. This
position is subject to the policy (on the website). If selected for
the role you will be required to present proof of full vaccination
prior to your start date.
At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of
backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our
history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to
bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work
together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty
in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a
unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing
results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity
in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is
highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and
collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the
organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths,
we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a
healthy and productive life.