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Director of Community Investments

United Way of Central New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 5 Aug 2022

Expires on 19 Aug 2022

Director of Community Investments



Director of Community Investments



Job Title:     Director of Community Investments            Department: Impact

Exempt:         Yes                                                                  Reports to:  Chief Impact Officer

Salary Classification:  Level III                                           Location:          Albuquerque



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 improve 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.  

In addition, UWCNM has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and upholds 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


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




Under the direction of the Chief Impact Officer, the Director of Community Investment manages the operational aspects of the Community Investment grants process and works closely with the Development and Impact Teams to seek out and apply for new sources of grant funding to support United Way of Central New Mexico’s (UWCNM) Impact Agenda.  The Director of Community Investment is responsible for managing UWCNM’s efforts to create collective impact and support an informed change movement and to advance the Impact agenda.  As a member of the UWCNM Impact leadership team, this staff member provides leadership to monitor organization ends, education and consults with the leadership team on progress of aligned and collective grantmaking results and provides strategic input into community investments and collaborations.  The Director works collaboratively with leadership team members in product development to secure needed funding for approved products and investments.


The Director of Community Investment provides critical support through community engagement and relationship management, resource mobilization, community impact evaluation and results, grant writing, and management of community investments.



Coordination and Management of Grants Process

  • Ensure effective and punctual implementation of the UWCNM Community Impact Grants process and calendar.
  • Develop clear project plans and timelines, communicate with relevant parties, and monitor progress to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Perform multi-stakeholder project management related to UWCNM grantmaking; build, communicate, and execute the timeline of activities and deliverables throughout the year which produce an efficient and transparent grant allocation process.
  • Work in collaboration with the Community Impact Grants Administrator to support the day-to-day functions and operations of the grant process.
  • Assist with grant application development, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to facilitate and improve the processes by which applications are evaluated, grants are allocated, and progress is evaluated. 
  • Develop and conduct training for grant applicants and volunteers. 


Grant Writing and Proposal and Product Development

  • Support the Development and Impact teams in seeking out and applying for new sources of grant funding to support the Impact Agenda (i.e., Rising Together, formerly known as Mission: Graduate and Mission: Families).
  • In partnership with leadership, develop a long-term strategy and plan to increase UWCNM’s capacity to secure public, foundation, corporate, and other forms of private sector support for Rising Together (formerly known as Mission: Graduate and Mission: Families). Provide support in product development to secure needed funding for approved products and investments.


Community Engagement and Relationship Management

  • Provide support, as needed, for the Community Investment Council and other UWCNM volunteer committees that are involved in the grants process.
  • Serve as a resource for all Community Investment Grants volunteers, applicants, and funded agencies.
  • Assist with site visits as needed.
  • Recruit and train volunteers.
  • Contribute to the development of marketing materials, website, and communications related to Community Investment grantmaking. 
  • Contribute to the annual survey of all grant panel members and applicant agencies.
  • Work collaboratively to maintain relationships with the Community Engagement Manager.


Internal Collaboration

  • Attend Rising Together (formerly known as Mission: Graduate and Mission: Families) events and meetings, as needed, and serve as a resource to project and program management staff across the two initiatives.
  • Support Finance and Marketing staff in the distribution and reporting of Community Investment Grants.
  • Work with the Community Investment Grants and Data Manager to maintain the grant database. 
  • Provide support to the Development department by speaking with community and business groups about UWCNM Community Investment grantmaking.  
  • Develop reports related to grant investment goals, programs, issues, clients served, etc. for publication, trainings, fundraising campaigns, and as requested.
  • Work with other UWCNM staff to develop agency capacity building trainings.



  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, showing initiative, creativity, self-discipline, effective time and project management skills, as well as ability to work effectively with and support UWCNM staff and volunteer teams, community leaders, donors, and other partners.
  • Ability to provide high-quality customer service and to build and maintain collaborative and productive working relationships with a wide array of partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems and leverage challenges into opportunities.
  • Ability to make positive contributions to team culture and demonstrate respect for the perspectives and input of others, even in times of stress.
  • Highly organized to meet deadlines and track multiple simultaneous projects, yet flexible to meet changing needs and unexpected requests.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including concise, professional writing and effective public speaking.
  • Flexible and comfortable with uncertainty.
  • Technology proficient, especially in designing and producing work products and plans and utilizing data systems to track population-level indicators and performance measures.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., nonprofit management, grants management, public administration, business).
  • Three or more years of experience in a related field (e.g., nonprofit management, grants management, public administration, business) and a record of success in supporting volunteer engagement, including recruitment and meeting facilitation.
  • Demonstrated ability to research issues, prepare proposals and request for proposals, and conduct grant management activities.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products.
  • Job involves frequent and routinely intense public contact and concentration, including occasional early morning, evening and weekend meetings and other events. 
  • Must have access to a reliable form of transportation to attend offsite meetings, as needed.



  • A demonstrated record of success in writing and securing grants from a variety of sources.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement processes and methodology and experience with program evaluation and/or outcome measurement.



Standard PC based office equipment.



Standard office environment, position is primarily an office setting. Physical demands include sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time: bending, lifting, regularly moving between offices, traveling to outside meetings, regular use of telephone, copier, fax, and computer. 


STARTING SALARY:  $70,000-80,000, 35 hrs/wk (FTE).  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. 


Interested applicants, or if you have additional questions, should supply a resume and cover letter to by Friday, August 19, 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.