Monday, November 14, 2016

Senior Manager Social Responsibility, Springdale AR

Title Sr Manager Social Responsibility
Job Function Corporate & External Affairs
City Springdale, AR

Position Number 10757335 Sr Mgr Social Responsibility

Job Description SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this position is responsible for the planning, design, daily management and evaluation of community investment programs in Tyson Foods' headquarters communities (Northwest Arkansas; Chicago, Illinois;Siouxland/Dakota Dunes, South Dakota).

This position works with key business and functional leaders, advisory committees, executive leadership and related non-profits and communities to advance the company's business and CSR goals. Other responsibilities include: Assists in the creation and implementation of a five-year community investment plan in alignment with corporate social responsibility strategy; Implements and monitors a comprehensive community grants portfolio specific to geographic regions, funding priorities and other needs as identified, to ensure the successful start-up and establishment of the community investment program; Supports refinement of grant program portfolio in alignment with community investment program focus areas; identifies other opportunities to streamline grant-making process for maximum efficiency; Oversees all stages of grant-making in the community portfolio including solicitation, due diligence and evaluationof funding proposals. Develops collaborative relationships with grant applicants to help build capacity of organization and ensure achievement of grant objectives; Manages the community portfolio of grants in accordance with the work plan and budget; ensures proper and timely disbursement of grant funds and tracks grant expenditures; makes funding recommendations to the Sr. Director and Advisory Committee in accordance with corporate priorities; Works with grantees to monitorand evaluate the performance and progress of grants to ensure consistency with the conditions of the award. Assists in the creation of a comprehensive system to measure return on social investments; Creates and facilitates regional community giving councils utilizing employee volunteers; Produces summary and analysis on progress of grants and targeted initiatives for submission to the Sr. Director, functional and executive management, and advisory committees; Supervises program associate and provides day-to-day guidance on assignments and tasks.

EDUCATION: BA/BS minimum; Master's preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 5+ years of experience in community-based issues and/or program development within a corporatephilanthropy/giving department. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Personal computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint; proficient in social media.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Exceptional communication skills, including public speaking and relationship-building with senior executives, community leaders and organizations. Must be able to translate plans/policies into specific goals, tactics, action plans and deliverables.

SPECIAL SKILLS (if applicable): Excellent project management skills including planning, project implementation, analysis and evaluation; experience with social investment ROI highly desired. Experience working, and relationships with, senior management, governmental agencies, community-based organizations and/or philanthropic organizations. Curiosity, passion and commitment to excellence in addressing issues facing communities. Excellent problem-solving, conceptual thinking, quantitative and analytical skills. Ability to work independently and/or be a team player working collaboratively across functions and business lines. Ability to anticipate, analyze and develop recommendations and/or solution.

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