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Director of Community Impact

Athens, GA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Published on 9 Oct 2023

Expires on 12 Aug 2023

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Director of Community Impact

United Way of Northeast Georgia

United Way of Northeast Georgia (UWNEGA) exists to motivate and mobilize resources to meet the highest priority needs of the people living in Northeast Georgia so that every man, woman, and child has access to quality education, financial stability, and a healthy lifestyle.


Position Summary

The Director of Community Impact is responsible for leading the strategic investment of United Way of Northeast Georgia’s (UWNEGA) financial and non-financial resources to create the greatest possible impact on UWNEGA’s community-wide goals. This includes UWNEGA’s 211 program, grant investment process and Days of Caring Volunteer event primarily, but not exclusively. Essential to this work is having a deep understanding of community needs, an awareness of community resources, a knowledge of best practices, and the ability to leverage and align UWNEGA’s unique strengths to support the UWNEGA Impact Agenda.


This individual will be a spokesperson on behalf of UWNEGA’s impact work and programming throughout the 12-county service area. Volunteer and program management skills as well as convening and budgeting experience are critical to success in this role.


Essential Responsibilities

Regional Impact and Outreach

  • Leverage all UWNEGA’s unique financial and non-financial resources for greatest impact.
  • Maintain knowledge of best and promising strategies (financial, advocacy, volunteer, other) for individual, community and system change outcomes,  
  • Support UWNEGA’s priority areas of Basic Needs, Early Childhood Success and Workforce Development through volunteer and stakeholder collaboration.
  • Position UWNEGA as a regional leader in education, health, and financial stability in our 12-county region
  • Work in collaboration with community organizations and others to develop and implement strategies, and advocate with partners to support comprehensive and cohesive action plans where each partner plays a clearly defined role.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive system for measurement and reporting outcomes for all Community Impact Strategies


Manage 211 Resources and Reporting
Work closely with the United Way of Greater Atlanta's 211 Database Manager, service providers, community members, key community leaders, and investors to support the accessibility of quality information and referral to Northeast Georgia.

  • Demonstrate and maintain proficiency in effectively using RTM designs software
  • Oversee two interns to maintain the community resource database in compliance with AIRS accreditation standards
  • Extract resource data for 211 contracted partners and other community partners
  • Expand and improve knowledge of available resources throughout UWNEGA's service area
  • Coordinate relevant and timely communications internally and externally during crises
  • Lead fundraising and budget development for the 211 program



  • Volunteer and actively participate in projects, special events, cross-functional teams or workgroups that support the work of the entire organization.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent to five to seven years of related experience in program services relating to education required.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience in organizational and community development principles and practices, outcome measurement processes, and collaboration principles.
  • Experience developing and supporting complex multi-sector partnerships and striving to impact community level outcomes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to articulate data and research work with common terms in reports and presentations
  • Demonstrated experience in working with diverse populations and constituencies