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Director of Impact - Hall Family Foundation

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

     reqid: 87559 

At the Hall Family Foundation, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life in the Greater Kansas City area. Each year we invest more than $40 million toward our goal of ensuring all people in our community experience what is possible. Established in 1943, the mission of the Foundation stems from the original purpose of its founders: Joyce C. Hall; his wife, Elizabeth Ann Hall; and his brother, Rollie B. Hall. In service to their mission, we focus our grantmaking on being a collaborative community partner to invest in programs that are innovative and strive to create solutions to community needs.  A career at Hall Family Foundation means you get to engage purposefully in on-the-ground community initiatives and build strong and varied partnerships to carry our vision forward. 


The Hall Family Foundation is seeking a deeply experienced, mission driven, and enthusiastically collaborative Director of Impact to join the team. The Director of Impact, in coordination with the President, will focus on maximizing the execution of the strategic priorities internally and externally, including grantmaking, evaluation, and resource allocation.  The Director of Impact will also serve as secretary of the Foundation. The Foundation’s primary clients are the community, not-for-profit partners, the board of directors, and the Hall Family. The foundational opportunity will be to implement new strategies and adopt new internal practices to achieve organizational effectiveness.

Additionally, the Director of Impact  will support the continued evolution of the Foundation’s approach that balances a community-centric and community-driven strategy. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the ongoing and future strategy, guided by a reflection of where we have been, where we are, and most exciting of all – where we can be!

Reporting to the President, this role requires someone who is not just an expert in their field, but also brings a high level of personal leadership. The Director of Impact is expected to lead beyond the role, demonstrating a high degree of personal leadership while mentoring others. Our ideal candidate will bring energy, a positive attitude, and deliver results with our community. 



  • Along with the President, annually examine and evaluate priorities and program areas of the Foundation.  
  • Manage a diverse grant portfolio and recommend a variety of grants and initiatives from receipt of request through presentation of the Board.  
  • Engage with the community in a meaningful way in order to understand critical issues.
  • Along with the President, steward critical relationships and provide leadership to community initiatives supported by the Foundation. 
  • Serve as staff lead to legal counsel. Perform duties of Secretary as prescribed by bylaws, manage the administration of the Foundation’s policies regarding governance issues and other legal matters as assigned by the President.
  • Work collaboratively with Foundation staff to create, implement, and analyze performance monitoring data including dashboards. Work with staff to develop performance goals, develop and monitor data collection and quality, and ensure that reliable data is available annually.
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues across the Foundation to achieve organizational effectiveness.
  • Steward a wide range of content knowledge on all issues that are of interest to the department.
  • Collaborate on projects in administration, finance, and investment planning with, and, as assigned, by the President. 
  • Individuals in this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-directed work, detail-oriented, and able to work collaboratively across teams and departments.  Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change.


The successful candidate will be expected to :

  • Passionately advocate for the mission of the Hall Family Foundation and have a  strong personal value system that aligns with the Foundation’s purpose.
  • Embody a philosophy that a better community can be created by working across boundaries to solve problems using a collective impact model for leveraging  community resources.
  • Be a servant-leader who embodies unquestionable personal integrity; a strong work ethic; low ego needs; humility; respect for partners; empathy, and appreciation for diversity and the communities the Foundation serves.
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership capabilities and experience including an excellent  interpersonal and collaborative skillset and the ability to quickly establish credibility among various constituencies while still “leading from behind.”  Examples will be sought.
  • Be self-starter with a high level of initiative and excellent judgement along with poise and maturity, transparency, honesty and openness 
  • Be flexible, adaptable and innovative – possessing a natural curiosity – with an ability to envision strategic opportunities and solve problems in an ambiguous, complex and dynamic environment.

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience and interest in community affairs 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously with exceptional organizational skills including the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and meet or exceed deadlines.
  • Possess a general knowledge of budgets and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills including well-developed verbal skills, writing and research skills, and strong presentation skills.
  • Access strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to assimilate new information and processes quickly.
  • Possess strong computer literacy skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and data applications.


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and checks.




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Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City