The Foundation Field Manager will be responsible for working with The Home Depot Foundation team to develop and implement a successful and meaningful corporate social responsibility strategy through community affairs and a corporate volunteer program for a Division within The Home Depot. The position is responsible for direct project management and execution of volunteer projects, training and recruitment communication materials, reporting and evaluation, and development of plans and proposals. The Foundation Field Manager will also develop and manage nonprofit partner relationships and review and process grant requests. This position will participate in the ongoing development of policies, programs and practices based on a continued assessment of community needs; alignment with company business imperatives; measurement of community impact, business value and impact on corporate reputation.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
NATURE AND SCOPE
- 40% - With guidance from the Sr. Manager, Team Depot, implements and recommends divisional employee engagement strategy including integration and execution of THD Foundation programs and initiatives.
- 15% - Develops and manages 3-4 large-scale hands-on volunteer projects for Foundation stakeholders. Manages immediate disaster relief supplies for given territory in conjunction with local stores and nonprofits.
- 5% - Manages immediate disaster relief supplies for given territory in conjunction with local stores and nonprofits. Facilitates relationships between community organizations and field associates, as appropriate.
- 30% - Partners with leadership to develop and execute giving strategies for specified markets to include volunteer events, special events, grand opening donations, and grant distribution. Responsible for leading, training, supporting and recognizing a network of volunteer leaders throughout the company.
- 10% - Works with internal partners as it relates to THD Foundation strategy (i.e. Public Relations, Internal Communications, Marketing, Merchandising, HR, etc.) Represents THD Foundation at internal and external events.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
- This position reports to Sr Manager Team Depot.
- No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the technical leadership of a project work team; may select team members and assess capabilities; provide technical training; provide information necessary to meet work, project or program objectives; evaluate program or project performance.
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 8 years
Most all of the time is spent sitting in the same position or standing/walking or there is some requirement to lift or handle material or equipment of moderate weight (8-20 pounds).
At least 8 years in community affairs industry or nonprofit management is required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
- Understands the mission, strategies, structure and external competitive environment of the company and has the ability to apply this understanding to develop local Foundation and social responsibility strategies, partnerships and programs.
- Demonstrated ability to plan hands-on volunteer projects for 200+ participants.
- Ability to design and utilize diverse communications methods and tools to effectively target messages to internal and external stakeholders and clearly convey thoughts, concepts and direction.
- Demonstrated program design and management experience in strategic communications, community relations, project management, public affairs, or related field.
- Proven track record of administering and maximizing budgets.
- Experience planning and leading group volunteer projects.
- Demonstrated ability to manage relationships with nonprofit organizations and make donation decisions.
- Knowledge of grants administration and volunteer tracking software.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.