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Community Impact Manager

United Way of Central New Mexico [cid:1338]
Albuquerque, NM

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Manager
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 20 Dec 2022

Expires on 14 Dec 2022

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Community Impact Manager

ORGANIZATION: 

Headquartered in Albuquerque, United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) serves the people of five counties:  Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia.  Its mission is to bring people and resources together to measurably improves lives and strengthen our communities. 

UWCNM brings together donors, businesses, nonprofits, government, and others to create better solutions to our community’s challenges.  Our programs and donor dollars ensure that individuals and families in Central New Mexico have the opportunity to achieve potential through education, that they are healthy and safe, are financially stable and live life with dignity. 

UWCNM has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is seeking a Community Impact Manager who will contribute to this cross-functional organizational initiative and uphold the following values:   

  • We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.  

  • We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.  

  • We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.  

  • We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. 

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. 

PURPOSE: 

In 2017, United Way of Central New Mexico’s (UWCNM) Board of Directors approved an Impact Agenda that will guide our work for years to come. The Impact Agenda lays out a cradle-to-career focus with two central priorities for UWCNM: improving family stability and supporting educational attainment.  

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Community Impact, this position’s primary purpose is to: 

  • Support systems change and administrative responsibilities that advance the strategic direction of UWCNM’s Cradle to Career Community Impact Agenda 

  • Manage projects promoting educational attainment and family stability along the cradle to career continuum, including:  

  • Support for College and Career Readiness (CCR), which includes managing the Choose Your Own Future Challenge, developing and implementing new areas of interest based on research and implementing next steps for CCR work, developing an assessment and implementation guide to the Graduate Profile  

  • Support for transition from high school to post-secondary education 

  • Support for community resilience and family stability initiatives including the Siemer Institute Family Stability Project  

  • Develop and maintain relationships across education and employer sectors and connect local employers to K-12 and Higher Education Institutions 

  • Collaborate with regional and statewide efforts that support this work 

  • Serve as a liaison for community work groups by managing and implementing tasks and objects as directed by the Senior Director of Community Impact. 

This is a dynamic position with responsibility for leading external and internal projects, grants, and initiatives related to increased family stability and student success by using data, community wisdom, and a high degree of professionalism to guide the work.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Facilitate existing and new work groups, task forces / regional teams focused on systems change that supports increased family stability and educational improvement that is in alignment to UWCNM’s cradle to career community impact agenda 

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with school districts, institutions of higher education (IHEs), community organizations, employers and foundation partners focused on family stability and educational attainment  

  • Collaborate with regional and statewide efforts that improve outcomes and reduce disparities in family stability and educational attainment  

  • Act as primary point of collaboration, providing goal setting, measurements, an equity lens, and dissemination of work 

  • Ensure voices across our target populations are engaged and represented in the creation, evolution, and solution building of this work.  

  • Use data to continuously improve and implement strategies that intentionally accelerate outcomes 

  • Participate and represent UWCNM at national conferences and within learning networks to learn, develop and reinforce UWCNM’s work 

  • Conduct presentations that incorporate data, research, and initiatives at meetings with key leadership and stakeholders 

  • Design and lead training, and/or other events to effectively engage constituents around our work 

  • Manage effective use of resources (primarily time and money) to deliver most impactful results in support of the Impact Agenda  

  • Work collaboratively within work team and across the organization to coordinate efforts and evolve appropriate processes across all objectives  

  • Work to support equity across the organization and in the community 

  • Provide content for grant applications 

  • Draft progress reports and coordinate preparation of supporting documents  

  • Manage calendar invitations, complete meeting notes, and draft action items  

  • UWCNM currently operates under a hybrid work schedule. The selected candidate is required to adhere to all current and future designated work schedules including 100% in office work schedule. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to create strong, trusting relationships with team members and external stakeholders 

  • Dedicated to seeking equity and track record of aligning to that end 

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, including analysis and synthesis of qualitative and quantitative data 

  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, and facilitation skills 

  • Ability to navigate between independent project work and team collaborative projects 

  • Talent managing a wide variety of stakeholders at different levels and ability to support interaction between leaders 

  • Ability to coordinate with individuals from a range of disciplines and backgrounds 

  • Natural interpersonal dynamic supporting trust and engagement of others 

  • Desire to continuously incorporate feedback from the team and work with humility, and competing priorities; true team player  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., education, social sciences, management). 

  • Five or more years of experience in a related field (e.g., education, nonprofit management) and a record of success in facilitating inter-organizational collaboration. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products. 

  • Must be able to work occasional early mornings, evenings, and weekends to attend a variety of events; flex time is available. 

  • Must have access to a reliable form of transportation to attend offsite meetings, as needed. 

  • Must have access to reliable internet when working from home. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s or higher-level degree in a related field (e.g., social sciences, education, management). 

  • A record of success in building and sustaining cross-sector partnerships. 

  • Knowledge of and experience applying Results-Based Accountability in education or nonprofit or organizational settings. 

  • Bilingual, Spanish/English 

SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $55,000 annually, 35 hours per week Full Time Employee (FTE).      

BENEFITS:  

Full-time employees are eligible for health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, flexible spending account and voluntary insurance programs. We offer a tuition reimbursement plan, volunteer time off, and generous leave time.  Part-time employees may be eligible for some of these benefits.     

EQUIPMENT USED:   

  •  Standard PC equipment, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, printer, and related equipment   

  • Microsoft Office Suite 

  • World wide web   

  • Outlook   

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/DEXTERITY:   

  • Standard office environment, position is primarily an office setting, requiring long periods of sitting at a desk and computer to accomplish duties and to stand for limited periods of time.    

  • Regular attendance is required in this position.    

  • Must be able to operate a personal computer at an acceptable rate of speed.    

  • Must be able to view computer monitors.    

  • May be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.    

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.   

UWCNM supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please tell us if you need accommodation to perform the job's essential functions.   

 All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.      

NOTICE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.    

Interested applicants, or if you have additional questions, should supply a resume and cover letter to applicant@uwcnm.org by Wednesday, December 14, 2022.   

United Way of Central New Mexico is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.   

We welcome applicants with disabilities and applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.