The Eleanor Crook Foundation employs a team of leading experts in research, public policy, advocacy, and communications who work to identify bold, catalytic, scalable, and sustainable solutions for global nutrition. We ask all candidates to make yourself familiar with the issue and our strategic approach before submitting your application.
ECF Staff Benefits
Although every member of our team brings unique skills and backgrounds to the Foundation, we are united by a “sick-of-business-as-usual” attitude and a desire to have a meaningful impact on global nutrition.
ECF seeks an Advocacy & Communications Director (ACD) to join our growing team during an exciting time of expansion and growth. The ACD will have the opportunity to thoughtfully, strategically, and directly guide the Foundation’s advocacy and communications efforts and investments. Reporting to the Managing Director and working alongside a dedicated team of experts, the Advocacy & Communications Director will execute a multi-year advocacy and communications strategy and implementation plan that will guide the efforts of ECF staff, consultants, and advocacy grantees to end global malnutrition. The ACD will provide high-level thought leadership, lead the development of creative new outreach and communications strategies, build coalitions and engage new advocacy partners, develop new grants, represent the Foundation at major events, and ensure the high performance of ECF’s growing portfolio of advocacy investments.
The Coalition of Philanthropies for Global Nutrition is formalizing and advancing its organizational structure in the next year, beginning with the recruitment of a Director for the Coalition. The Director will be responsible for cultivating this dynamic and rapidly expanding coalition through active management of the Coalition steering committee and growth of broader coalition membership. They will lead the execution of all day-to-day Coalition activities, playing a central leadership and management role in solidifying the Coalition’s vision, strategy, and impact.
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced leader to be both architect and builder in a startup environment, operating at a highly strategic and active hands-on way in service to a global community of partners at the forefront of solving the malnutrition crisis.
The Director will support the Coalition’s overarching goals to:
- Inspire greater philanthropic investment and increase overall Official Development Assistance for global nutrition
- Support philanthropies and philanthropists interested in investing in global nutrition by providing educational resources and facilitating consultations with the steering committee and other experts
- Foster alignment and collaboration across global nutrition funders
- Leverage the collective voice of the Coalition for advocacy and global impact
ECF seeks a Communications Associate with strong writing and creative content production skills to lead the development of compelling communications assets on behalf of the Foundation and the global nutrition community. Reporting to the Advocacy & Communications Director and working alongside a dynamic team of advocacy, communications, policy, and nutrition technical experts, the Communications Associate (CA) will produce compelling, visually appealing, and dynamic communications assets that can be leveraged in engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to make malnutrition infamous. The Communications Associate will work with the Advocacy & Communications Director and alongside the Communications Officer to comprehensively develop a suite of one-pagers, infographics, social media assets and other communications tools to advance the organization’s strategic nutrition advocacy goals.
ECF seeks a Policy Director (PD) to join our team during an exciting time of expansion and growth. Reporting to the Managing Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and nutrition technical experts, the PD will be responsible for developing a multi-year policy agenda related to global nutrition and managing a small team of policy analysts to execute that agenda. In doing so, the PD will be required to stay abreast of the latest trends across global nutrition policy, financing, and advocacy, understand the latest nutrition technical developments which will inform required policy change, and explore and anticipate emerging issues across ECF’s priority areas of focus. This policy agenda will set the direction and priorities for ECF, establishing priority areas of focus for the entire ECF team.
ECF seeks a Policy Program Officer (PPO) to help develop and manage a robust portfolio of global nutrition thought leadership and policy analysis on behalf of the Foundation. Reporting to the Policy Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and nutrition technical experts, the PPO will be responsible for managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of nutrition policy grants to some of the top think tanks, policy experts, and research institutions in global health and nutrition, as well as UN agencies such as WHO and UNICEF. The PPO will ensure clear goals and communications for all ECF policy grants and will closely monitor and contribute to progress of ongoing projects. The PPO will also contribute to over-the-horizon thought leadership and help develop bold objectives, strategies, and investments for the Foundation as a whole. In doing so, the PPO will be required to stay abreast of the latest trends across global nutrition policy, financing, and advocacy and explore and anticipate emerging issues across ECF’s 2020-2025 Strategy and organizational goals.
ECF seeks a Research and Policy Analyst (RPA) to help develop cutting edge global nutrition policy analysis and thought leadership on behalf of the Foundation. Reporting to the Policy Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and research experts, the RPA will produce rigorous internal and external analyses, conduct nutrition modeling, and over-the-horizon thought leadership, including regularly conducting global political, financial, and program analysis across global nutrition issues. Work will include economic and impact modeling through platforms such as LiST and Optima, market-shaping analysis, donor scoping, literature reviews, evidence synthesis, and quantitative and qualitative surveys. The RPA will also help support a multi-million-dollar portfolio of nutrition policy grants to some of the top think tanks and policy experts in global health and nutrition, as well as UN agencies such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF. The RPA will be required to stay abreast of the latest trends across global nutrition policy, financing, and advocacy and explore and anticipate emerging issues across ECF’s 2020-2025 Strategy and organizational goals.
We take diversity seriously
The Eleanor Crook Foundation is committed to fostering and celebrating diversity and inclusion, both within our Foundation and across our global community of partners. We seek out and welcome differences in experience, thought, and perspective. We believe that a world in which every child receives the nutrition they need to thrive can only exist by fostering the inclusion of a wide range of voices across our work. We hold our policies, our practices, and ourselves accountable to this commitment in everything that we do.
We hope you will join us in this commitment by signing our Diversity and Inclusion pledge.