Social & Community Impact

Director, Social & Community Impact- Made to Play

Beaverton, Oregon

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

With a mission to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world, the power of sport is at the heart of NIKE’s DNA. The Social & Community Impact (SCI) team fulfills this mission through a sports-led community portfolio that engages partners, organizations, experts, NIKE internal teams and others to move the world and get kids active. Today, the world is moving less and less, and this generation of children is the least physically active ever. Leveraging our resources and ability to inspire, the SCI team engages the NIKE footprint, employees, consumers and the world to shift the paradigm of physical inactivity.

Who are we looking for

We need a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, proven track record in leading and executing large-scale initiatives, working across global teams and translating the complex into the simple. Teamwork is at the heart of this job, so be prepared to work in a highly collaborative environment.

What will you work on

In this role, you are responsible for building long-term strategy models for the Made to Play portfolio. That includes analysis and recommendations for where we might shift our investment focus, build plans to encourage alignment across global partners, and identify data gaps and approaches to filling them. Advance NIKE’s excellence as a grant-maker by sharing external knowledge and internal standard methodologies. You will work across the entire portfolio (including grassroots funding platforms) to support powerful story-telling.

Who will you work with

Reporting into the VP of SCI, you will directly manage a team of 2 people and support the development of program managers around the world. The SCI team has Directors in each Geography team, and they lead different global focus areas based on their expertise and bandwidth. Your teammates in the Geographies are critical partners in executing a holistic Made to Play strategy. In addition, you will also work closely with the Inclusive Communities Portfolio team to ensure we share standard methodologies and communicate consistent approaches with all grantees in the field. Finally, you will serve as a knowledge professional around all of our Made to Play work and partner with our Marketing and Communications teams to integrate qualitative and quantitative results into their plans.

What you bring to NIKE
  • Bachelor’s degree; two years of additional experience in lieu of degree. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 8+ years in corporate responsibility and social impact with depth of knowledge and network in human development, experience working in sport and physical activity a plus.
  • Global context: proven experience setting strategies and delivering results for diverse and complex environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-team and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Proven ability to frame complex and ambiguous issues and develop action plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to measure, interpret and communicate the quantitative and qualitative aspects of corporate responsibility.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

How We Hire

At NIKE, Inc. we promise to provide a premium, inclusive, compelling and authentic candidate experience. Delivering on this promise means we allow you to be at your best — and to do that, you need to understand how the hiring process works. Transparency is key. * This overview explains our hiring process for corporate roles. Note there may be different hiring steps involved for non-corporate roles.

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