The Director of Community Impact Services supports United Way’s mission of improving lives by working in conjunction with the Community Impact officers and staff to integrate and align the Impact Services work with organizational strategy and goals. This position serves as the primary liaison between Community Impact and Donor Engagement and Community Impact and Strategic Communications to ensure connectivity and open communication across key areas of the organization. This position reports to the Chief Community Impact Officer and oversees a team of employees whose common purpose and accountabilities provide support and processes that advance the strategic message of the organization in the areas of education, income and health.
UWCI’s community impact work involves identifying critical community issues, bringing partners to the table, developing plans to address issues and measuring results. This work engages staff, volunteers, community partners, residents, government, labor, faith-based organizations to improve lives by focusing on UWCI strategic areas of work of education, income and health.
The ideal candidate will have experience and proven skills in successfully leading and motivating others, knowledge of local and national human services issues and trends, experience in researching, measuring and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and proven experience in process improvement and/or innovation strategies/techniques. The ability to collaborate with others, role model the organization’s values and make sound decisions based on organizational strategies are fundamental competencies necessary to succeed in this role. This position is a member of the organization’s strategic planning team.
United Way of Central Iowa is an established and highly respected nonprofit in the Central Iowa area and the United Way Worldwide network. Employees at UWCI have a passion for the organization’s mission and community impact work and strive to create a positive, inclusive and welcoming work environment. Our Core Values of Compassion, Integrity, Community Engagement, Responsiveness and Striving for Excellence is the foundation for how we do our work and to reach our aspiration to “Engage Community to Empower All.” In addition to a competitive salary and robust benefits package including health insurance, a dental plan, 401(k) with match and paid life insurance, we offer the following:
- On-site cafeteria
- Free, newly remodeled on-site fitness center
- Commitment to employee professional development
- Fostering a diversity and inclusion culture and initiatives
- Fun monthly opportunities for employees to build camaraderie
- Wellness initiatives
- Convenient central Des Moines location with free parking
- Paid volunteer time off
- Participating in cross-functional teams and organization-wide initiatives and projects
- Tuition Assistance
- Generous paid vacation plan, holidays, a personal holiday and sick time