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Community Impact Coordinator

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Associate Degree

Published on 19 Sep 2022

Expires on 19 Sep 2022

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Community Impact Coordinator

United Way of Allen County - Community Impact Coordinator

About United Way of Allen County

We exist to boldly impact critical community issues.

Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that unites our community’s time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability, and healthy lives. For more information, please visit

United Way of Allen County strives to be a desired employer.  We believe in investing in our teammates, cultivating a relational culture, and providing employees with a generous benefit package including insurance and retirement, paid holidays and time off programs.

We provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants including veterans and those with disabilities.  

Purpose of Position

The Community Impact Coordinator supports United Way of Allen County’s (UWAC) community impact work.  The incumbent works with the Community Impact department to help coordinate and implement our community initiatives by being highly engaged in the goals, strategies, activities, and with participants involved in carrying out these initiatives. 

To be considered, applications should be completed in full, include full job history, and be signed.  A cover letter is also preferred.

% of Time - Essential Functions

75% - Community Impact Initiatives

  • Coordinate the logistics of community impact initiatives by managing projects as assigned.
  • Develop and coordinate the mentorship component of our Persistence Pays Off initiative.
  • Responsible for engaging, convening, and facilitating meetings with diverse community populations and stakeholders to address community issues which will help inform and support the Community Impact strategies for the organization. 
  • Identify and assist in conducting interviews to inform impact stories which the Resource Development and Marketing departments will use to further engage with current and prospective donors in effort to increase fundraising dollars.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to all our Community Impact work and organizational decisions.
  • Engage with corporate and community volunteers to conduct volunteer events as needed.
  • Research best practices for initiative work.
  • Identify new opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.
  • Represent United Way in various community meetings and functions.  

25% - Administrative Duties

  • Create and or assist in the creation of and prepare materials for the Community Impact team as needed.
  • Proofread documents as requested.
  • Process invoices as required for Community Impact work.
  • Purchase materials for community initiatives.
  • Support the Community Impact team with meeting logistics which could include items such as coordinating schedules, reserving meeting rooms, preparing the meeting room, and taking meeting notes.
  • Input data into CRM database.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Communications, Business Administration, Community Development, or Human Services preferred; or
  • Associate degree in Communications, Business Administration, Community Development, or Human Services plus a minimum of 2 years’ experience.
  • Will consider candidate with equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • This would be an excellent position for anyone interested in the macro side of the nonprofit sector.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • 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.
  • 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 and aspirations.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
  • Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to work smart and improve efficiencies. 
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Excellent judgement, initiative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated strong track record of critical thinking and independent decision making.
  • Proven ability to collaborate well with others in a wide variety of settings.
  • Ability to work comfortably and make decisions in a fast-paced environment meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to be self-directed, as well as work in teams.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks/projects, as well as prioritize tasks within projects.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to advance progress toward and achieve goals.
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapt to change, and problem solve.
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of community organizations and populations.
  • Empathy and understanding of those in need or at risk.
  • Ability to leave personal agenda aside for the common good.
  • Commitment to equity in all aspects of our work, both internally and externally. 
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity in all aspects of work and relationships.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to and passion for a collaborative approach to change.
  • Focus on learning with an ability to incorporate feedback into work and performance.
  • Must be proficient and comfortable with use of a computer and its applications including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), among other items; Customer Relations Management (CRM) experience preferred.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Constant exposure to work environment is typically controlled, agreeable, and in a non-smoking office, though travel may occasionally expose employee to inclement weather conditions.
  • A person in this position needs to constantly move about inside the office and during frequent off-site meetings. 
  • Frequent activity associated with attending meetings within the organization and meeting external constituents. 
  • Frequently attend local meetings. Occasional annual United Way (UW) conference attendance is needed as determined by supervisor. 
  • Regarding meetings: observing the presenter or information being relayed, as well as detecting the message, and exchanging information is a requirement. 
  • The employee will occasionally be required to audibly address/convey information to large groups of people in an indoor setting.
  • Frequently communicate with others and/or express oneself via meetings, over the telephone, and through written channels.
  • Constantly recognize and discern written material.
  • Constantly operate typical office equipment (telephone, copier, printer, fax, computer, keyboard, etc.). 
  • Employee will seldomly need to position themselves to lower spaces or ground floor to reference objects/items or information such as literature.
  • On an infrequent/seldom basis, employee may need to move items up to twenty-five (25) pounds when preparing for meetings, events, or gatherings.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • Constantly ascend/descend stairs (while inside UWAC’s office building, an elevator is available for use).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, daily access to reliable transportation, and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Frequently required to drive/operate a car.
  • Ability to periodically work evenings and weekends/outside the standard 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM timeframe

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer has the right to revise this job description at any time with or without notice.

Should you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation to access job postings, apply for a position, or at any time throughout the recruiting process, please contact Human Resources at 260-413-4123 (phone) or via email at or