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Portfolio Director, Social & Community Impact- Made to Play Program

Portfolio Director, Social & Community Impact- Made to Play Program

Beaverton | Oregon | United States

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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 Global Community Impact (GCI) 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 GCI team engages the NIKE footprint, employees, consumers and the world to shift the paradigm of physical inactivity.

The power of sport is at the heart of Nike's DNA - with our mission to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world. The Social and Community Impact (SCI) team fulfills this mission through a diverse portfolio that engages our internal teams, partners, organizations, experts and others to deliver against NIKE's Purpose. 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, our team engages the Nike footprint, employees, consumers and the world to shift the paradigm of physical inactivity.

The Made to Play Portfolio Team plays a unique role in our collective effort in overseeing Nike's community impact investments focused on getting youth moving and acts as a hub for global tools/program development and connecting best practices to Geo driven strategies around the world. This role is a perfect fit for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, consistent track record in leading and executing large-scale initiatives, working across global teams and translating the complex into the simple.

Key responsibilities for the Made to Play Portfolio:
  • Build the overarching point of view on key drivers of the Made to Play portfolio: from insights gathering, landscape research, and recommended investments to move the field forward in delivering positive sport and play experiences for youth. Partner with the GM of Made to Play and Geographies to build a multi-year strategy and future portfolio mix.
  • Drive NIKE's excellence as a grant-maker. Establish and Oversee processes making grants, engaging grantees, gathering knowledge/best practices, and measuring impact. Work across the entire portfolio (including grassroots funding platforms) to support powerful story-telling.
  • Partner with the Strategy and Operations teams to engage grantees in the tracking and reporting of data for key performance indicators.
  • Directly lead a team of 2 and their development and support the development of team members overseeing programming in the Geographies. Build guidance tools for Geo teams to improve quality of approach with grantees.
  • Lead a team of external global training partners (GTAG) on the implementation of coaching curriculum and expand the network of trained organizations that can deliver training around positive youth development in sport-based programming.
  • Develop a strategy that engages global partners around shared goals and metrics, and encourages the adoption of best practices and tools for the field.


  • Bachelor's degree or an additional two years related work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • 8+ years in corporate responsibility and social impact with depth of knowledge and network in sport/physical activity, sport for development and overall development.
  • Experience working outside the applicant's "home market" strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience setting vision and strategies and delivering results for diverse and complex environments.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and 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.

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