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Director of Community Impact

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Relocation expenses: Paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Published on 25 Jan 2020

Expires on 25 Jan 2020

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Director of Community Impact

General Position Summary: Provide oversight and direction to United Way of North Central Massachusetts’ Community Impact Strategy. Responsible for developing and leading grant allocations to, and special initiatives in cooperation with, direct service agency partners. Duties include identifying critical community issues through ongoing analysis and assessment; developing researched based funding/impact strategies to address said issues; and securing funding resources for agency allocations and special initiatives through grants and corporate contributions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading UWNCM’s community impact strategy including grant allocations to direct service agency partners and the development and implementation of UWNCM’s special initiatives in the areas of early education, youth development and family financial stability
  • Provide ongoing support to ensure that funded programs are aligned with and make measurable progress toward achieving UWNCM’s impact goals
  • Identify and implement opportunities for regionally based collective impact strategies to advance health education and financial stability for community residents
  • Seek out and secure revenue to support and advance United Way of North Central Massachusetts’ impact priorities including local and national grant opportunities 
  • Provide funding oversight and compliance to agency partners
  • Develop and implement agency performance management/outcome measurement process to ensure results based community investments
  • Lead/conduct community assessments to identify and measure local needs and assets
  • Formulate and foster cross organizational/cross sector strategic partnerships to address identified community needs
  • Convene grant volunteer review process in coordination with the Community Impact Leadership Committee to ensure a fair, equitable and transparent grant review/funding allocation process


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in education or related field preferred
  • Background in adult education and/or financial literacy programming preferred 
  • Deep experience with grants development (grant writing) and foundation relations
  • Strong presentation, communication and facilitative leadership skills
  • Ability to collect, analyze and synthesis community wide and agency performance data
  • Experience with outcome measurement and program/evaluation
  • Familiarity with financial reporting, budget development
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel