Who We Are
For 100 years, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (UWCW) has been working to meet the needs of vulnerable families. No matter the crisis, we have always remained steadfast to our commitment to LIVE UNITED and take care of our community.
We are part of United Way Worldwide, the largest privately funded non-profit in the world operating in more than 40 countries and territories.
We recognize that structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities in our region. We must focus our work on the most marginalized groups, and we know that centering on race and ethnicity is critical to ending the historical and social inequities that continue to exist in our region.
The Senior Manager will manage the implementation of the Early Learning Washington County (ELWC) equity and inclusion plan, while strengthening and sustaining family voices and diversity, equity, and inclusion within the work of ELWC and United Way Columbia Willamette (UWCW). This role ensures ELWC meets all deliverables assigned by funders in the ELWC’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC), and Equity Advisory Council (EAC) and manages the contract portfolio for ELWC.
Learn more about Early learning Washington County here: https://earlylearningwashingtoncounty.org/
In this role you will represent UWCW values, brand, and community investment perspectives in all interactions with individuals and community groups. You are a key relationship builder, strengthening service delivery to donors, supporters, program participants, and the broader community.
Program Development and Project Management
This role will prepare agreements for funding to be awarded to partners, which includes deliverables, timelines, reporting and financial requirements. The Sr. Manager coordinates the contract and grant negotiation process, including terms and amendments of subcontracts and subgrants, and facilitates communications. This position manages an ELWC contract portfolio, acts as project manager for numerous contracts, ensuring requirements are met by contracted providers to include but not limited to: Portland METRO STEM Partnership, TierrAgua, PAC interpretation & translation, DEI facilitators, etc.
This position is also the program manager for the SPACE navigators’ program in Beaverton and Hillsboro.
The Sr. Manager resolves complex contracting issues, facilitates dialogue and problem solving, presents solutions and contract modifications and documents resolution. This role collaborates with accounting partners to ensure timely payments to providers and resolves discrepancies.
The successful Sr. Manager will closely monitor results of strategic investments, trainings, and programs, and will prepare and submit results and plans to funders as requested, including quarterly reports, and annual grant reports.
Planning, Facilitation and Community Engagement
In the Sr. Manager role, you will plan meetings, trainings and workshops as needed, and participate in the strategic planning process, fostering strong communication, aligning strategies, and resources for the Parent Advisory Council, and Equity Advisory Council. Represent ELWC in various community, and school district meetings. This role will also apply for grants to maintain and expand services; and coordinate DEI trainings for ELWC staff and community partners.
- 5+ years’ of increasingly responsible work experience in relevant human services field, or a bachelor’s degree plus two years’ experience. A comparable combination of experience and education will be considered.
- Bilingual English and Spanish.
- Prior project management experience.
- Experience working or partnering with community-based organizations and advancing racial equity and inclusion.
- Knowledge of family engagement dynamics, and group facilitation techniques.
- Strong proficiency with: MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word).
- Experience working with project management software.
- Understanding of and experience working with culturally specific community-based organizations in the three-county metro region: Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington.
- Prior experience working within the Early Learning community.
- Experience with: Youth development, prevention and early intervention, trauma informed practices, solution focused and strength-based approaches.
- Experience with grant writing.