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Community Impact Coordinator

Helena, MT

Relocation expenses: Paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$31,000 to $40,000 per year

Published on 11 Sep 2020

Expires on 11 Sep 2020

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Community Impact Coordinator

Job Title: Community Impact Coordinator                                 Status: Full-Time


Position Summary:


The Community Impact Coordinator position is responsible for supporting the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (UWLCA) community impact programs and collective impact initiatives. This position will provide professional leadership in our community to ensure that common agenda goals relating to meeting basic needs, health, prosperity, and education are carried out.  This is an outward facing, result-orientated, inspiring position. This position is responsible for guiding local teams/work groups/coalitions/volunteers to identify solutions-based programs that achieve measurable outcomes and utilizes data to support those decisions. This position will create long term relationships with key community members to implement and measure activities.  Due to the nature of this position, the job description will continue to evolve based on community need.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate the Housing First efforts.
    • Lead case conferencing weekly meetings.  Facilitate the use of HMIS by all members.
    • Participate in Frequent Users of Service Engagement (FUSE) and Housing is Healthcare meetings and creation of future programing.
    • Coordinate and lead the Helena Resource Advocates General (HRA) meetings.
    • Coordinate the annual Point in Time Survey.  Recruit and train volunteers.
  • Coordinate Free Tax Help group yearly.  Assist in task assignment as needed.
  • Manage Montana 211 hotline and website by keeping the resource directory up to date.
    • Work closely with Yellowstone United Way and Voices of Hope.
  • Manage Volunteer Helena website and listings for all area nonprofits and volunteers.
    • Assist local nonprofits in updating opportunities. 
    • Advertise weekly with Helena IR and social media.
  • Coordinate Kids Art Program with local school districts.
  • Promote FamilyWize Prescription Saving program.
  • Serve on committees, attend meetings and local functions in support of UWLCA as needed. Acts as a professional representative of the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area.
  • Work with community members to identify, research and prioritize community issues, analyze alternative program strategies, fund targeted programs, and develop innovative research-based initiatives and strategies. 
  • Work with Director of Development and Marketing to create and integrate bi-annual volunteer experiences to educate our community on our mission, vision, and collective impact initiatives.
  • Work with marketing/development to communicate plans and partnerships to guide donor and community investment in new collective impact approach.  Helps integrate community impact messaging into marketing materials.
    • Generate community awareness about community impact work in the tri-county area. 
  • Seek out grant opportunities and prepare grant applications as it applies to the position.
    • Track grant compliance for grants received.
  • Assist with coordinating applicable trainings for partner agencies and volunteers.
  • Recruit a diverse group of volunteers to sit on committees, collaborations, and community impact teams.
  • Convene community conversations to determine or review goals in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.  Lead the teams without doing the work of the team.
  • Establish a method to monitor and evaluate program outcomes and track progress towards goals.
  • Provide weekly reports verbally to CEO on progress and challenges of projects.
  • Continuously improve engagement of internal and external stake holders.
  • Develop and continuously improve a process to evaluate and monitor collective impact initiatives created by funded partners, alignment of those funded projects to United Way goals, and alignment of United Way goals to United Way Worldwide initiatives.  Track progress, relationships, and contact information through various software systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, ability, and skills required:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in community organizing or program management preferred.
  • Community building and fund development approaches and strategies.
  • Research skills, examining social service programs that excel in other communities.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop and implement creative solutions.
  • Ability to work well in partnership with volunteers, community organizations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Provide quality support to coalition members in a professional and timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, flexibility, judgement, discretion and boundaries.
  • Able to lead and be led.  Ability to lead meetings of community leaders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Volunteer management experience.
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Criminal background check required



Employment Status: Full Time Non-Exempt Permanent, 40 hrs./wk. 

Salary Range: $13 to $18 per hour

Full Benefits Package options include health, vision and dental insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation and sick leave

Reports to: Executive Director