United Way of York County, Maine, founded in 1986, serves 29 communities located in the southern tip of Maine. Bounded by the ocean on the east, and lakes and mountains to the west, York County is home to 205,000 people, about one-quarter of which are touched each year through the work of United Way of York County.
Join our team of mission-driven staff and skilled volunteers, working with partners across the community, to improve lives in York County by mobilizing people and resources. We are looking for the right individual to bring his/her energy, collaborative spirit and well-honed evaluation, analytical and interpersonal skills to an organization making a difference in the lives of many.
Scope of Work: The Community Impact Investment Manager is responsible for oversight of UWYC’s organizational-level eligibility review process and the program-level application, review and decision-making process. Each of these areas involves maintaining a team of skilled and engaged volunteers to assist with this vital review and investment recommendation work.
Building and sustaining productive relationships with local nonprofits, especially those that are UWYC eligible organizations, is essential. The Community Impact Investment Manager also oversees projects related to the Supportive Services area of UWYC’s current strategic plan.
This is a great opportunity to actively engage in a mission driven organization, to support United Way’s work across York County and to maintain a consistent, positive and trustworthy experience for those with whom we interact. We seek a future staff member who is analytical and detail-oriented, has exemplary interpersonal skills and can work collaboratively with a diverse group of staff, skilled volunteers and others to bring about measurable change.
- Eligibility Review Process and Team: The Community Impact Investment Manager has primary responsibility for overseeing the organizational eligibility review process and the team of skilled volunteers that supports this work. This involves conducting regular and timely assessments of nonprofits that provide service in York County or for York County residents as a pre-condition to any requests for program funding. Working with the team, the Community Impact Investment Manager regularly reviews best practices and makes improvements to the process as needed. Timely and clear communication with the nonprofit regarding the results of each eligibility review is essential.
- Community Review Process and Team: The Community Impact Investment Manager oversees the annual investment of UWYC resources for measurable outcomes via funding programs that are aligned with UWYC’s mission and current strategic plan. This includes maintenance of the online proposal process and provision of technical assistance to applicant UWYC eligible nonprofits as needed. S/he also supports the Community Review Team, ensuring it is fully staffed with skilled volunteers who are trained on the review process, and provides guidance to the team as it reviews proposals and makes critical funding decisions each year.
- Strategic Plan Priority Area: Supportive Services: The Community Impact Investment Manager has general responsibility for the planning and implementation of UWYC led work in the Supportive Services strategic plan priority area. Oversight for ongoing local, regional, statewide and/or federal funding opportunities that support basic needs is a key part of this work. S/he also facilitates the development and implementation of community-based Supportive Services work and engages key volunteers/volunteer groups as appropriate.
Organizational Expectations and Shared Responsibilities:
- UWYC Ambassador: The Community Impact Investment Manager demonstrates a deep understanding of and commitment to UWYC’s vision and mission, and in all efforts acts in accordance with these. S/he communicates UWYC’s message effectively to internal and external audiences and in all settings serves as an ambassador from UWYC to the community. This includes acting as the Staff Liaison to a number of UW supportive or new companies to build and maintain year-roundand engaging relationships.
- Skilled Volunteer Management: The Community Impact Investment Manager demonstrates a mastery of volunteer management systems from in-take forward to ensure effective utilization of skilled volunteers. S/he leverages volunteers and their skills throughout the organization to successfully deliver on UWYC’s mission.
Connections: The Community Impact Investment Manager reports to the Community Impact Director, works as a team member, both internally and externally, serves as the staff liaison to committees as assigned, supports our annual community campaign and respects the input of community members and volunteers as they work together to advance UWYC’s work.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or 5 years of relevant work experience.
Required Qualities, Skills and Experience:
- 5+ years of project management and technology based work (paid and/or volunteer/intern), preferably in a non-profit environment
- Expertise with evaluation and outcome measurement
- Exceptional interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills
- Proven ability to work with skilled volunteers and committees as a collaborator, staff liaison, and/or leader as appropriate
- Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple projects and able to deliver accurate and timely results.
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a supportive team member
- Demonstrated ability both to use technology for personal use and to teach others required.
- Outstanding computer skills. Demonstrated experience and comfort using web-based software and Microsoft Office apps in a Windows cloud-based environment. Experience on both PCs and Macintoshes preferred.
- Grant writing experience helpful
- Familiarity with adult learning and successful training approaches a plus
- Valid driver’s license
Supervisory Responsibility: This position leads two teams of skilled volunteers.
Working at United Way of York County provides a supportive workplace of talented individuals and teams committed to improving lives in York County. We offer our 7 staff pleasant working conditions, a competitive salary and a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403 (b) plan, life insurance, generous vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer opportunities.
United Way of York County is committed to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities, and encourages persons of all types of diversity to apply.
The salary for this full-time position is in the range of $42,000-$46,000.
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.