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17 Jun 2023

Research and Policy Strategy Lead, Bridging (Gen Z Engagement & Activation)

Einhorn Collaborative
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

Einhorn Collaborative is looking for a passionate and impact-driven Strategy Lead (often referred to as a “Program Officer” in philanthropy). This role will be the driving force behind our Bridging strategy, which focuses on empowering Gen Z to actively engage in their communities to help repair our social fabric.  The ideal candidate to lead this portfolio has a deep understanding of the needs, aspirations, and potential of Gen Z, matched with strong strategy, execution, and communications skills.

Einhorn Collaborative is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to support our search for the Strategy Lead position. Please direct all questions to the RCG team at

Who we are:
Einhorn Collaborative is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to addressing America’s growing crisis of connection. At the core of our work is a deep commitment to collaboration and an unwavering belief that we can reverse the prevailing narratives of distrust, division, and dehumanization. To do so, as a small and dedicated team, we are driven by the following values:

  • Relationships are paramount to us, and we prioritize human connection in all our endeavors. We approach others with curiosity, compassion, and respect, emphasizing the value of trust in building true partnerships and collaborations.
  • We believe that collective efforts yield better outcomes, and we actively seek diverse perspectives to complement our skills and knowledge. By working together, we can find common ground and generate more impactful ideas.
  • We embody the principles we promote in our interactions with funding peers and nonprofit partners. We offer support, resources, and networking opportunities while empowering our grantee partners to define their own actions and metrics for success.
  • Our aim is to achieve transformational impact by spreading core insights about human connection and belonging across systems and communities. We prioritize learning and improvement, and we adapt our strategies based on real-world lessons.
  • We’re committed to each other, the work, and the journey. In order to help build a culture of connection and belonging, we recognize the work we must do as individuals to reflect on our nation’s history, understand our biases, and routinely engage with perspectives different from our own to help inform, shape, and guide our work and our worldview. Read more about our commitment.

What’s the work?

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Strategy Lead will assume leadership of the Bridging strategy, developing deep relationships with peers and partners, and will identify, manage, and support all active and potential partnerships. This involves sourcing, recommending, and managing multi-year philanthropic partnerships, establishing co-funding opportunities with peers, developing and managing impact measurement strategies, and providing support to grantee partners to ensure they have what they need to succeed.

The current strategy focuses on increasing bridging experiences in three key areas: active civics in middle and high schools, community-engaged learning in higher education (with emphasis on our partnership with Cornell University), and national service as a model to develop future leaders. We seek to actively engage Gen Z across all these areas to amplify their voices and increase their interest, demand, and participation in these opportunities. After the first year or so, the Lead will have the opportunity to develop the strategy’s next iteration based on assessment across our current efforts.

Candidates who advance in the selection process will receive more detailed information about the organization and overall Bridging strategy.

Who You Are:

At your core, you are passionate about strengthening our social fabric and excited to join a small team that’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, no matter the size or scope.

You’re a skilled communicator, relationship-builder, and project manager. You excel at engaging and informing stakeholders, ensuring seamless execution and impact.

You deeply believe in the potential of young people and their ability to tackle society’s challenges. You thrive on bringing people together to turn big ideas into reality. You’re analytical, pay attention to detail, and love setting goals and metrics to assess effectiveness and improve.

Continuous learning is important to you. You actively seek feedback, embrace new challenges, and contribute to the team’s growth and problem-solving. Being part of a tight-knit team is invigorating, where you thrive in collaborating but are also highly-capable and self-motivated to work independently.

You’re resourceful, adaptable, and eager to contribute. Time management is a strength, allowing you to prioritize tasks and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

You are known as a great listener; you constantly seek to learn from others. You are deeply drawn to multiple and divergent perspectives, and seek to present ideas in ways that draw others into your thinking. You have an openness and willingness to change your mind.

You believe that addressing America’s crisis of connection is not only critically urgent, but possible — and already underway in communities across our country. And you are energized by helping to make it possible.

Key Qualifications:

  • Experience that is proximate to Gen Z, either through lived experience or work/volunteer experience
  • Experience engaging in service with others (e.g. volunteer commitments, year of service, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with young people and effectively lift up and represent youth voice
  • Demonstrated commitment to building social connection and social cohesion
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience building authentic relationships and leveraging those relationships to work in concert toward shared goals
  • Demonstrated experience gathering, analyzing, synthesizing, and effectively communicating key ideas (in writing and presenting) from multiple sources to inform short- and long-term strategies
  • Experience bringing an idea to fruition and working with multiple people to make it happen
  • Bachelor’s degree

Working at Einhorn Collaborative:

Einhorn Collaborative provides a competitive total rewards package, including a base salary of $175,000 to $200,000, fully paid medical and dental insurance, retirement contributions, professional development funds, and generous vacation time. Employees work in-person at least three days a week at the New York City office and enjoy perks like an on-site gym, lunch, snacks, and a business casual dress code.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Einhorn Collaborative is committed to equal employment opportunities and encourages diverse candidates of all backgrounds to apply. If you require reasonable accommodation as part of the application process, please contact By submitting this online application form, you consent to be contacted via email with important updates and other information from RCG Talent Solutions.


How to Apply

Einhorn Collaborative is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to support our search for the Strategy Lead position. Please use this link to apply and direct all questions to the RCG team at

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy. Salaries: 100,000 and above.