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Nike Social Community Impact Manager, Chicago in Chicago, Illinois


  • Bachelor’s degree or an additional two years of professional experience in lieu of degree required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional, relevant experience in corporate social responsibility/social sustainability and/or community development.

  • High level stakeholder and/or portfolio management experience across a few of the following sectors: diversity, equity and inclusion, NGO, government, education, sport/physical activity, and youth development.

  • Experience with project management, managing daily activities and delivering results in a cross-functional environment.

  • Work with leadership and team leads to help ensure strategy and execution alignment, and drive decision making.

  • Excellent communication, analytical, written and presentation skills.

  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a large, matrixed organization.

  • Ability to travel domestically (15%).

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 & Community Impact (SCI) team fulfills this mission through a sports-led portfolio of social impact investments reflecting our belief in the power of sport to move the world forward and engaging our internal teams, partners, organizations, experts and diverse communities to drive impact.


We are looking for a Manager to join our North America Social & Community Impact team in the Chief Administrative Office (CAO). The role will apply and share knowledge to work effectively with others who have different perspectives, backgrounds and/or styles. You will use a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into strengths and weaknesses. Be authentic, courageous and inspired by the possibilities of the unknown. We will work together as one team, supporting each other in doing meaningful work, driving impact for diverse communities and connecting to sport every day.


  • Ifthis is you, you’ll be working with the North America Social & CommunityImpact team in Chicago.

  • Leading initiatives focused on NIKE Inc.’s(NIKE, Jordan and Converse) commitment to the Black community in yourrespective city;

  • Coordination with grantees from other SCI led portfoliosfocused on inclusivity investments;

  • Implement and manage an integrated approach tocommunity development that connects back through a corporate responsibilitylens, including investment and ongoing stakeholder strategies that focuses on highestimpact efforts while effectively responding to the immediate needs ofstakeholders internally and externally;

  • Connection point with NikeWorld Headquarters Portland based teams who will seek to amplify therelationships (Diversity and Inclusion, Brand Marketing, Comms);

  • Coordination with Governmentand Public Affairs on local and national advocacy efforts; stakeholder updatesand tracking investments;

  • Managing relationshipswith organizations who reach out for funding or are recommended for funding andto explore support beyond the Black community commitment or to politely declinewith sensitivity and diplomacy;

  • Planning and prioritizing work to meetcommitments aligned with organizational goals at the global, geography and citylevels.

  • Atypical day/week will include performing work in support of a portfolio ofcommunity investments. Partner closely with the Social & Community Impactteam on community-based initiatives that develop and support diverse communityefforts, leading with NIKE Inc.’s commitment to Black communities. Manageinternal and external stakeholders to support additional key initiatives in thecity that deepen relationships and impact within the community. Additional workwill focus on the coordination of the measurement and evaluation of the communityinvestment portfolio, identification of employee engagement opportunities and executionof an integrated communication and brand plan to support and amplify community initiatives.


You will work on the Social & Community Impact Team in North America and with SCI’s Inclusive Community team. In addition to these two teams you will work in coordination with World Headquarters teams including Diversity & Inclusion, Communications, Brand Marketing, and others to align and steward the investments.

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, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.