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Chief Executive Officer

Pocatello, ID

Relocation expenses: Paid

CEO/President/Executive Director
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$81,000 to $90,000 per year

Published on 25 Feb 2022

Expires on 25 Feb 2022

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Chief Executive Officer



Position Title: Chief Executive Office

Reporting to: Board of Directors


United Way of Southeastern Idaho (UWSEI) is a high-performing convener of diverse segments of the community around solutions to the challenges our region faces. We leverage talents and relationships of supporters to accomplish transformational population-level change. Our mission is to build powerful partnerships that improve outcomes for children, families, & individuals in need. We work primarily in four key impact areas for our region with a focus on low to moderate income demographics (i.e., ‘ALICE’) – 1) Improving educational outcomes; 2) Housing stability; 3) Improving access to primary and behavioral healthcare; 4) Addressing food insecurity.


  • Leader of the organization, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers.
  • Chief Mobilizer who leverages the power of relationships and networks, and work across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community through advocacy, community investment, planned giving, and community impact programs.
  • Possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization, including our major gifts program, corporate workplace campaigns, and successfully seeking grant/foundation support for our programs.
  • Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging region wide strategies for broad investment and impact.
  • Is skilled in advocacy and can help advance our mission in the public policy realm (e.g. Promoting policies that improve educational attainment in Idaho).
  • Steward of brand and understands the role in growing and protecting the reputation of United Way through communications and a strong public relations agenda.
  • Building trust in United Way and its relevance in the community.
  • Values network and strives to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.


The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Community Impact

The CEO is responsible for the overall impact of United Way of Southeastern Idaho on the community, with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda. The CEO works closely with the Board and staff to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the funds to support it. This position will establish and build relationship with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors. It will be helpful to have knowledge about collective impact models that drive community-led solutions for community impact.

Resource Development

The CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level. The CEO must leverage relationships with our region’s top CEOs/GMs to drive workplace giving campaigns. The CEO is also primarily responsible for the major gift program and solicitation of grant/foundation support for our programs.

Strategic Management

The CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. The CEO partners with the Board of Directors and the United Way of Southeastern Idaho Senior Leadership team to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved. Ensures coordination and alignment of all United Way activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.

Organization Management

The CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organization results. Maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors. The CEO assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes individual goals; works with Finance Committee to create and monitor budget compliance and mitigate financial risks; and ensures that United Way of Southeaster Idaho’s goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.


  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience working in a non-profit sector (United Way experience is desirable),  
  • Minimum of 2+ years Non-Profit Leadership experience
  • Expertise on issues including promoting access to mental and primary healthcare, addressing the cradle to career educational opportunity gap, promoting food security, advancing housing affordability/stability, and/or helping families achieve financial stability.
  • Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
  • Experience in or across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments.
  • Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management. 
  • Experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.

Holds unquestioned integrity; a long-term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things done; wisdom and good judgement; a fair and thoughtful approach to management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of humor; and, a growth mindset with a willingness to jump into difficult and complex community problems with a mindset that promotes collaboration and optimism.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field/discipline
  • Advanced degree is desirable


  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to the mission to create a real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.
  • Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (Financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands the role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
  • Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs an aspirations.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.

Benefits of United Way of Southeast Idaho

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Competitive Benefits package that includes the following:
    • Health insurance – UWSEI covers all or most of the employee’s premium
    • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
    • Disability insurance
    • Paid sick leave accruing at the rate of one day per month
    • Paid vacation
    • Ten days of paid holiday leave per year with escalation in subsequent years
    • Three days paid bereavement leave
    • UWSEI contributes 6% to simplified employee pension plan regardless of employee’s contribution
    • Professional development commensurate to the position
    • Flexible “9x80” work schedule and flexible work environment
  • Relocation assistance

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. United Way of Southeastern Idaho is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.


Set against a Rocky Mountain backdrop in eastern Idaho, the Bannock County seat of Pocatello beckons newcomers with its beautiful views, outdoor adventure and rich educational opportunities. Pocatello is known for being the gateway to the west. Pocatello is just minutes from numerous hiking & biking trails and is only two hours from Yellowstone National Park.