The Full Frame Initiative

Chief Operating Officer

Greenfield, MA

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Website: Full Frame Initiative


As it enters an exciting phase of growth, the Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is seeking nominations and applications for the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). FFI is a national social change organization that partners with pioneering organizations, systems, and communities across the country to understand the promise of a new approach: shifting attention from short-term fixes that leave new challenges to individuals and communities in their wake, to fostering wellbeing – the needs and experiences necessary for health and hope. FFI seeks to create possibilities for lasting change in people’s lives and spark a broader movement that replaces poverty, violence, trauma and oppression with wellbeing and justice. From catalyzing policy, practice, and culture change to generating field-challenging insights and mobilizing those ready for big change, FFI demonstrates how this shift in focus creates lasting transformation and opens the door for greater equity and success. 

FFI’s transformative model is grounded in efforts to build awareness and understanding of the essential relationship between increased access to wellbeing and interrupted cycles of poverty, violence, trauma, and oppression in order to seed a social movement to affirm that everyone has a right to wellbeing. In pursuit of that, FFI is building partnerships and relationships across the country to make a national case for wellbeing. FFI is also currently partnering with five state agencies in Massachusetts, working on integrating housing and anti-violence services, as well as with the Missouri juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and the St. Louis family courts. More information can be found about these projects here. With new funding in place and a new national board, FFI is garnering national attention (with recent features in The New York Times here and here) and dramatically accelerating growth across all strategic areas of the organization in preparation for its next stage of development and impact. 


This search is being conducted with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet, Callie Carroll, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) and “COO position” as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. A personalized cover letter and resume are required. In your cover letter, tell us about yourself, why you want to work at FFI, how the Chief Operating Officer position is a great fit for you, how you are a great fit for this position. Please include where you heard about this opportunity. This letter is important – your application will not be considered without a customized application to this posting. 

FFI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to achieving our purpose. 

Our Lead


Allison Kupfer Poteet

Allison leads a national search practice that spans philanthropy at all levels, leading direct service providers, as well as nonprofits advancing solutions through policy, advocacy, evaluation and learning, and innovative approaches to social change.

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