COMMUNITY IMPACT COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.
United Way of Yellowstone County is the primary community-building organization in South Central Montana. We provide leadership to effectively mobilize people and financial and strategic resources to improve people's lives. We identify and address the community's priority needs and provide solutions that achieve measurable results and sustained community change.
About United Way of Yellowstone County
The United Way of Yellowstone County serves the city of Billings, Montana and surrounding areas in South Central Montana. We provide financial and strategic resources to improve people’s lives and leadership to effectively mobilize people. Yellowstone County is the largest county in Montana with a total population of 159,200 including Billings with a city population of 109,600. United Way of Yellowstone County is an established and highly respected nonprofit in Montana and within the United Way Worldwide network. The organization develops solutions to complex problems by identifying and addressing the community’s priority needs while achieving measurable results and sustained community change. The staff of 10 full-time and 29 part-time employees have a passion for the organization’s mission and community impact work and strive to create a positive, inclusive and welcoming work environment. In addition to a competitive salary, the United Way of Yellowstone County offers a robust benefits package including health insurance, dental and vision plan, 403(b) with employer match, short- and long-term disability and life insurance. Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time are also offered. UWYC is committed to employee professional development, cross-functional team participation and organization-wide initiatives and projects.
Role: The Community Impact Coordinator works directly with the impact team and the Director of Community Impact to guide programs and projects that support UWYC goals. This position coordinates existing impact programs while being mindful of new opportunities.
CURRENT PROJECT COORDINATION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Community Impact Coordinator provides day-to-day operations of assigned programs.
Current programs include:
Graduation Matters Billings (10% Time Commitment): Develop and promote tools and resources for schools and the community to promote daily on-time attendance Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Attendance Awareness Month activities and door hanger distribution.
- School-specific attendance calendar magnets coordination and distribution.
- School attendance ongoing support, resources, and consultation.
- Tracking program outputs and outcomes.
Success Mentoring (50% Time Commitment During School Year): Coordinate school-based Success Mentoring for elementary and middle school students identified as at risk.
- Recruit and train volunteer community members as mentors.
- Partner with school personnel to identify mentees and secure parental permission.
- Provide ongoing supervision and support.
- Evaluate program efficacy by reviewing student goal attainment and communicating with school.
Bright By Text (10% Time Commitment): Coordinate Bright By Text, a program that provides parenting tips, guidance, and resources directly to the phone of parents with young children.
- Promote parent involvement through events, marketing, and partner agencies.
- Serve as liaison between Bright By Text representative in Denver and partner counties across Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Dawson, Flathead, Mineral, Richland, Silver Bow.
- Provide training and support for MT partners.
- Schedule local messages for Yellowstone County and partners in the Bright By Text calendar.
- Report key data points to funders and county partners.
Other Project Support (5% Time Commitment – More During Summer): Coordinate and support other UWYC efforts as time allows and during slow periods for the above projects. May include Volunteer Engagement for Community Impact issues.
NEW PROJECT COORDINATION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Community Impact Coordinator maintains an ongoing awareness of community needs and opportunities to meet needs. Potential new programs will be explored during the UWYC strategic planning process in Spring 2021.
CURRENT COALITION COORDINATION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position provides backbone support and coordination to empower community coalitions. Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Administration: Basic administrative duties such as scheduling meetings and taking minutes.
- Capacity Building: Support coalition success through activities such as planning, member recruitment, relationship building, and more.
- Communication: Maintaining effective communication among coalition members.
- Project Support: Assisting coalitions with developing and implementing projects and events.
Current coalitions include:
Best Beginnings (15% Time Commitment): A coalition of local early childhood agencies and providers that work on programs and strategies to promote a strong start for children and families.
YCOAD Food Group (10% time Commitment): A coalition of agencies that provide food assistance in Yellowstone County.
NEW COALITION COORDINATION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Community Impact Coordinator maintains an ongoing awareness of new coalitions and explores the potential for UWYC to provide support. Three anticipated projects: Out Of School Time/Childcare, Resiliency Initiative, and (DEI) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist with UWYC Annual Campaign.
- Support grant writing efforts for community impact work.
- Provide assistance as needed to other UWYC programs and personnel.
- Serve as a United Way of Yellowstone County ambassador at all times by communicating the mission and vision of United Way.
Evaluation and Assessment: Assist with assessment and evaluation tasks as needed.
Relationship Building: Establish and maintain a relationship of trust and rapport with all community partners, schools, stakeholders and families. Represent United Way at community meetings and functions as directed by the Director of Community Impact.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STATEMENT
Diversity is a core value at UWYC. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are vital to achieving our mission, living our values, and advancing the common good. UWYC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its own organization and the community. The officers, directors, committee members, employees and persons served by UWYC shall be selected in a manner to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and entirely on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, familial status, or socio-economic status.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 3 years of experience coordinating programs required.
- Experience working with volunteers preferred.
- Experience with federal, state, local government and private grant management preferred.
Skills & Abilities:
- Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional documents. Ability to write and create documents in a manner that is understandable and organized. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Ability to use effective interpersonal communication skills when interacting with staff, donors, community partners, and others.
- Communication: Excellent skills communicating with diverse individuals and groups.
- Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables. Ability to synthesize a large amount of information into concrete needs and action steps. Ability to engage in strategic thinking and planning.
- Physical Demands: The physical demands of the position are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee can expect to sit or stand in front of a computer for long periods, extensive use of computer keyboard, ten-key, and phone. General movement around the office for communicating with others, using the copier, and filing. UWYC may make accommodations for those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● 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 his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
- Starting Salary Range: $42,000 - $48,000
- Benefits: This position is eligible for full UWYC benefits, including
- Health, dental, and vision insurance.
- Matching 403b retirement program.
- Paid vacation and sick leave.