COMPENSATION: Full time Position; Salary range starts at $42,000 DOE. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance; retirement and life insurance; vacation and sick time.
The United Way of Southern Chautauqua County mobilizes the community to help people improve their lives. UWSCC has an annual campaign of $1.3 million and currently manages one large state grant, in addition to smaller federal and local grants. We currently invest in 28 community partners and 43 local programs working around common goals in Academic Success, Self Sufficiency, Ready Workforce and Health & Independence. In addition to supporting 2-1-1 WNY, we play a vital role in supporting a very successful VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, and administer some state and federal grant programs.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Community Impact engages diverse stakeholders and partners to efficiently and effectively address community needs and priorities. This is accomplished by managing complex issues and working to achieve desired results. They are able to gather, interpret, and use relevant data to drive strategy development and facilitate change. The Director of Community Impact is a leader who takes initiative to address key priorities and drives collective community outcomes.
CORE COMPETENCIES FOR THIS POSITION
Mission-Focused: able to link donor, volunteer, and advocates’ aspirations to needs, strives to accomplish goals, separates own interests from organizational interests
Relationship-Oriented: understands what motivates individuals and organizations, values diversity and inclusion, effectively communicates, actively listens to and facilitates diverse input and contributions
Collaborator: takes collaborative approach to addressing issues, mobilizes a broad range of resources
Results-Driven: focuses on results and can effectively communicate goals and impact, promotes innovation and is willing to take risks, holds oneself accountable and is self directed
Brand-Steward: acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels (personal, market, society), internalizes the meaning and commitment of United Way and consistently acts according to its values and purpose, is accountable and transparent with all stakeholders
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
•Acquires and displays expertise in United Way’s priority areas
oResearches evidence-based programming and best practices employed in similar communities
oAble to distill complex information into a simple and compelling message
oAsks insightful and provocative questions
•Oversees program funding process in alignment with Roadmap for Change
oEstablishes timelines for Allocation of funding
oDrafts Request for Proposals for approval by Community Impact Cmte
oSupports community partners in preparation for and submission of RFP
oRecruits, trains and supports volunteers from diverse backgrounds and workplaces in making funding decisions
oPrepares Scorecard and Funding Agreement for one-on-one review with community partners
•Works with community partners to develop and implement programming
oProvides feedback and support in selection of appropriate measurable goals
oUnderstands constraints and assists in turning challenges into opportunities
oCoaches and mentors community partners through constructive feedback
oManages conflict and tensions between collaboration and competition and works constructively to resolve conflict by advancing win-win solutions
•Assesses community need and aspirations by actively engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders
oIs consistently present and visible in the community by actively participating on committees and coalitions
oWorks inclusively with individuals, partners and organizations to act on common goals across various demographic and exhibits cultural competence
•Researches, develops, and evaluates progress toward Board established goals and metrics
oAble to describe results and progress to the larger community with authenticity, clarity, and transparency
•Works collaboratively with Director of Marketing to develop compelling messages
oSeeks opportunities to translate program outcomes into investment opportunities
oSupports strategies to engage donors year-round through volunteerism and impact tours
•Works with Executive Director to implement new projects as directed
oProvides leadership and/or support to special initiatives
oPlay lead role in external funding opportunities, including grant writing.
oEnsures that grant deliverables are achieved
oGathers necessary outcome information for reporting to special funders
•Creates a positive image – is enthusiastic, positive, charismatic, and can generate trust of partners.
oConveys energy and passion
oDemonstrates self-control in difficult situations
oFosters innovation and change
oIs flexible and willing to step out of the comfort zone
•Bachelor's Degree in social work, business, or other relevant field
•5 years of experience in program management or evaluation
•Grant writing and reporting experience, as well as knowledge of United Way funded programs and allocation process a plus.
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, November 5, 2020
United Way of Southern Chautauqua County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics., or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.