Serving Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties in Central Pennsylvania.

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Vice President, Community Impact

Reports To: President/CEO

Exempt Status: Exempt

Work Schedule: Full-Time with core hours of Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which may include early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Purpose of Position: Provide energetic leadership, strategic vision and direction for United Way of the Capital Region to advance community impact initiatives in the areas of education, income, health and basic needs. As a member of the senior management team, this position is directly responsible for developing and implementing strategies to expand and design an effective system of community planning, resource investment and partner/community relations. This position manages all aspects of the community impact department including: ongoing research related to community initiatives, budgeting, employee performance and volunteer engagement.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as a key member of the senior management team, providing vision, leadership, and team-building qualities to the team.
  • Assists the CEO and senior management team in developing and promoting the long-range plans and goals of the organization.
  • Ensures a system of continuity of volunteer leadership and assists in recruitment and recognition efforts.

Community Impact

  • Works with managers of functional areas to develop annual workplans based on the strategic direction of United Way.
  • Manages and monitors departmental budgets and assists with grant sourcing and compliance efforts.
  • Represents the organization in the community as the primary point of contact for community initiatives and makes recommendations regarding United Way’s role within those initiatives.
  • Ensures that data on community human service programs and needs are regularly compiled and assessed. 
  • Serves as managing partner of community dashboard in reporting this information back to the community.
  • Provides lead staff support for the community impact committees and ensure the staffing of all sub-committees of the department. 
  • Attends meetings and professional seminars which will increase professional skills and abilities and assist the community impact department to fulfill its mission and workplan.

Staff Leadership

  • Regularly meets with subordinate associates (monthly one-to-one, and weekly or bi-weekly with teams) to: discuss overall business context, plans, and problems; build understanding of how their roles connect to the organization’s mission; and seek feedback. 
  • Develops and executes plans for achieving departmental goals.
  • Assigns tasks so employees know what is required of them (quality and quantity), by when and what resources are available.
  • Appraises how effectively employees use their judgment and discretion in role accountabilities; creates an ongoing dialogue with them about the appraisals.
  • Coaches employees to increase their effectiveness and develop strengths in their role.
  • Continuously improves systems and processes; identifies new opportunities for improvement.
  • Recommends team additions and dismissals; assists in the solicitation and selection of candidates for consideration.
  • Effectively orients and trains new employees into role requirements, working relationships, company requirements and culture.
  • Identifies developmental opportunities for employees.

Position Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of experience with community organizations, community planning or related human service fields.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration or related field, or equivalent experience required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Engagement with successful partnered initiatives preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership of staff, volunteers and team-oriented work.
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and conceptual skills required.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills required.
  • Prior United Way experience desirable.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurance policy.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Travel: Travel is minimal and would primarily be local during the business day.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The salary range for this position is $72,000 - $80,000 a year accompanied by a very generous benefit package. Deadline for applicant submissions is February 17, 2019.

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Diversity and Equal Opportunity

United Way of the Capital Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principle of diversity with both our employees and volunteers. We therefore: 

  • Value diversity in all aspects of United Way of the Capital Region activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled or physically challenged individual. 
  • Support affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. 
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any other form of discrimination or harassment.

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