The Community Impact Director pursues UWHC’s mission by mobilizing and deepening resources to enhance the Education, Financial Stability & Health outcomes of individuals and families so they can achieve their potential and contribute to the community. This role is responsible for maintaining strong relationships with local non-profits, ensuring a successful grant allocation process and developing outside opportunities to bring additional grant dollars into Hancock County
- Develop and manage relationships with local non-profits, including: UWHC partners, funded and non-funded organizations
- Collaborate with UWHC’s community partners to maximize impact
- Coordinate the involvement and participation of diverse stakeholders (agencies, businesses, volunteers, schools, governmental bodies) for collective impact on community issues
- Identify emerging Hancock County issues
- Support UWHC and community-focused committees and problem-solving groups
- Plan input, collaboration, and training opportunities
- Coordinate informative donor experiences to assist with advocacy and fundraising
UWHC GRANT PROCESS MANAGEMENT
- Strategize, plan, communicate and manage the annual UWHC grant process with required deliverables, outcomes and reporting
- Measure UWHC impacts and results at the agency and community levels
- Recruit, train and support a community volunteer team that recommends funding allocations
- Oversee the admission process for new partner agencies and programs
OUTSIDE GRANT WRITER
- Develop additional resources through grant-writing
- Prepare proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.
- Maintain proficient knowledge of UWHC’s history and programs.
- Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information Gather proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.
- gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal.
- Maintain quality results by using templates; following proposal-writing standards including readability, consistency, and tone; maintaining proposal support databases.
- Perform other essential duties as directed by the President/CEO
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Education in the fields of public/social service administration/planning or journalism are a plus
- Demonstrated ability to create, grow and retain strong customer relationships
- Interpersonal competence in working with and motivating volunteers and key members of the community
- Excellent analytical, organizational, time management, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, including public speaking
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop creative solutions and improve processes
- Strong computer skills, with experience with Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Must have passion for UWHC's mission with a commitment to advocacy and serving the community
- Highly motivated and self-directed with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many projects running simultaneously
- Demonstrated ability to listen effectively and solicit information from others
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and flexibly as part of a team
- Flexibility to work varied hours including evenings and week ended as need arises