The United Way California Capital Region has a history of partnering with nonprofits in the Capital Region to meet the ongoing needs of children and families. Most recently, we worked with nonprofits to identify low-income families whose lives were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic to ensure they received the help they needed. Our staff had regular calls with nonprofit partners to check-in, answer questions, and share best practices.
Through eleven nonprofits, we dispersed almost $600,000 to over 1,000 families. The families received the funds in three business days through an online portal that simply asked for their bank account information. The technology has improved so that families who are unbanked can receive a card with the funds loaded for rapid release. This successful initiative allowed for families to quickly purchase food, pay for rent, or address other emergencies brought on by the pandemic. We are prepared to continue this work with nonprofits as the pandemic is still hurting families in Sacramento.
- Administer the expenditure of $4.6 million in County of Sacramento CARES Act funds to support families.
- Provide monetary assistance to Sacramentans whose level of crisis have been amplified by the coronavirus pandemic. This includes those who are isolating due to positive test of COVID-19.
- Work with the 14 identified nonprofits to identify families in need of support.
- Disbursement of Financial Assistance funds to families/individuals designated by the Collab partnership.
- Develop infrastructure for expenditure of funds through partnership with the Family Independence Initiative and provide regular reports on fund status.
- Partner with the Family Independence Initiative to connect families to the UpTogether platform to promote social capital and resilience beyond a one time allocation of funds.
CARES Community Funding Coordinator Roles & Responsibilities
This is a short-term, contract, position from October 2020 – March 2021 with a total compensation of $25,000.
Reporting to the United Way California Capital Region Director of Impact, the CARES Community Funding Coordinator oversees the day to day administration of this initiative.
- Assist in the development of eligibility criteria for families seeking fund support
- Liaise with the Family Independence Initiative (FII) to create Relief Fund landing page to facilitate easy application process for funds that includes technical support for families and participating nonprofits
- Track relevant data including demographics and use of funds
- Conduct bi-weekly check-ins with 14 nonprofit partners
- Provide monthly reports on fund status
- Other duties as assigned
Desired Skills & Experience:
- Possesses understanding and experience of Sacramento non-profits and community-based organizations that support families
- Passion for helping children and families increase quality of life
- Ability to work with diverse workgroups and serve communities with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds
- Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy
- Strong written and verbal communications skills; Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization
- Ability to wear many hats and flexibility to adapt to continuous changes; Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
- At least (2) years of administrative experience; Must have at least high school diploma or GED; BA/BS degree preferred
- Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
- Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate valid driver's license and insurance