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Associate, Project Lift

Cincinnati, OH

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 20 May 2022

Expires on 20 May 2022

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Associate, Project Lift

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is seeking a Project Lift Associate who will play an important role in supporting day-to-day operations of Project Lift. The Associate will support efforts to deepen the impact of Project Lift and ensure it contributes to building strong systems of care for families in the region. The Associate will also support implementation with consistently high standards of accessibility, equity, effective and efficient processes, positive communications, and supportive interactions with community partners and Project Lift participants; and will support efforts to manage and analyze Project Lift data, manage relationships, and deliver quality programming.

Project Lift is a unique public/private partnership created to remove barriers families face on their path to greater economic wellbeing. Families enrolled in Lift work with an organization in our network – referred to as sponsor agencies – who provide a flexible, family-tailored approach to supporting families in reaching their goals. Families participate for a minimum of one year up to three years, and gain access to a variety of supports including workforce development, flexible funds, and coaching.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support Day-to-Day Operations of Project Lift:


    • Act as the Project Lift contact for new referrals and connection to sponsor organization.
    • Provide training, technical assistance and on time troubleshooting to sponsor agencies to support their role in Project Lift.
    • Support Manager in management of sponsor agency meetings.
    • Support continuous improvement efforts through data collection, analysis, and reporting.


  • Support Best Practices and Data Management:


    • Create reports to guide program management, improvement, and community impact.
    • Provide direct support to partners to ensure fidelity to Project Lift model and consistency in implementation across partners.


  • Relationship Management:


    • Serve as direct relationship manager with portfolio of regional sponsor agencies.
    • Create solutions to common challenges and opportunities to support capacity for sponsor agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • One to three years of professional work experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong relationship building skills.
  • Strong project management and time management skills.
  • Adaptability and agility in balancing multiple and shifting activities and priorities.
  • Travel to/from sponsor agencies located in the region.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Applicants should apply by Friday, May 20, 2022, via the link below:

UWGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion