Capacity Building Manager

Massachusetts, United States
Apply by 29 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 15 May 2018

Job Description

FFI is embarking on an exciting expansion and we’re looking for a dynamic, passionate individual to join our team as a Capacity Building Manager to support public agencies and nonprofit service organizations to apply a wellbeing focus across practice, policy and culture.

Who we are
The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national social change organization that partners with pioneering organizations, systems, and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing – the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. We demonstrate how this shift creates lasting change for people and opens the doors for greater equity in society. Through a variety of tools – from policy, practice and culture change with partners; to thought-provoking insights that challenge the field; and mobilization of those who are ready for big change – FFI reveals how a new perspective can turn into new responses. We then amplify systemic successes to spur broader action and seed a movement for wellbeing. Together with our partners and allies, we are creating possibilities for lasting change in people’s lives and sparking a broader movement that replaces poverty, violence, trauma and oppression with wellbeing and justice.

Position Summary

While the primary focus in the first couple of years will be supporting sexual and domestic violence (SDV) systems of care, the Capacity Building Manager will build and steward relationships with potential partners in all fields to ensure that FFI’s work amplifies and is amplified across disciplines. Responsibilities include project development, implementation and oversight; attending to partner relationships and strategic planning; and developing and providing capacity building including traditional training, technical assistance, ongoing coaching, and creating learning tools in a range of formats (e.g., in person and virtual engagements, document review). This full-time, exempt position is a member of FFI’s capacity building team and reports to the Director of Strategic Partnership Projects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and implement FFI’s work to build the capacity of sexual and domestic violence and other systems to focus on wellbeing.
  • Build the capacity of public agencies, nonprofits and other stakeholders to focus on and apply FFI’s Five Domains of Wellbeing.
  • Develop and steward relationships with current and potential partners across disciplines.
  • Support movement building and knowledge development.


  • At least 5-7 years of combined experience: working directly with people living at the intersection of poverty, trauma and violence; developing and delivering engaging cross-field trainings, workshops, learning tools, and curricula to diverse audiences; providing formal and informal coaching and support around the implementation of new practices; and managing large projects
  • Knowledge of and experience in the SDV field in the United States (preferably with both direct service work and providing training and education to public and nonprofit systems)
  • Experience participating in a system reform or change effort
  • Technology fluency: experience and high level of comfortability with Google Apps and Microsoft Office, CRM software, project management software, video conferencing and webinar software
  • Graduate degree and expertise in public health, sociology, public policy, women’s studies, youth development and/or mental health is desirable.

Location and Travel
This is a full-time, exempt position located in Massachusetts. FFI’s headquarters are in Greenfield, MA, with a number of staff working remotely throughout the country. New staff orientation takes place in Greenfield, MA and all FFI staff are required to attend quarterly multi-day staff convenings at the Greenfield office. Because our work is evolving and is expected to expand, the specific breakdown of time spent on the road and the locations (in Massachusetts and out of state) are variable; however, this position requires a minimum of 50% regular travel throughout Massachusetts. All business related travel will be paid for by FFI in accordance with our travel policy.

How to Apply
A personalized cover letter and resume are required. In your cover letter, tell us about yourself, why you want to work at FFI, how the Capacity Building Manager position is a great fit for you, how you are a great fit for this position. Please include where you heard about this opportunity. This letter is important – your application will not be considered without a customized application to our organization’s posting.

E-mail your cover letter and resume as attached documents via e-mail to Please put “YOUR FIRST NAME LAST NAME Capacity Building Manager Position” as your subject line.

While applications will be accepted through June 29, 2018, we encourage early submission. Review of applications will take place on a rolling basis, and interviews with competitive candidates may begin prior to the closing date.

FFI is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to achieving our purpose.