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Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships

United Way of Central New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 30 Sep 2022

Expires on 30 Sep 2022

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Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships



Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships





Job Title: Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships      Department: Impact

Exempt:         Yes                                                        Reports to: Chief Impact Officer

Salary Classification: Level III                                 Location:         Albuquerque, NM



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.


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.


Reporting to the Chief Impact Officer, the Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships implements United Way of Central New Mexico’s (UWCNM) community engagement strategies and leads UWCNM’s team of County program coordinators and community outreach staff in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance, and Valencia counties. By engaging at the grassroots level in the communities we serve, UWCNM intends to disrupt traditional philanthropic systems of imposing solutions from the top down. Instead, the Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships will collaborate with our communities to create change. The Director will build and execute UWCNM’s plan for this reimagined philanthropy that puts resources and decision-making power in the hands of local residents. The key responsibility of the Director of Community Outreach and Partnerships will be leading the development and implementation of place-based strategies in UWCNM’s service area.




Lead UWCNM’s work to establish solid relationships with community residents and agencies to derive community-based solutions that eliminate systemic barriers around educational success, family stability and community investments.


●    Collaborate with colleagues in UWCNM’s Community Impact and Community Investments to achieve Impact Team’s goals.

●    Supervise County coordinators and community outreach staff to achieve their key performance indicators (KPIs).

●    Support County coordinators and participate in building deep, lasting trust-filled relationships with people in local neighborhoods.

●    Participate with leadership in building strong relationships with funders committed to place-based, community-driven initiatives that offer solutions to problems caused by historical inequities.

●    Design, test and execute a funding plan.

●    Analyze complex data sets, including technical and anecdotal data.

●    Assist in identifying and writing grants to support UWCNM’s community engagement strategies.




  • Self-starter, flexible and responsive to emerging needs, highly motivated, and happy to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, focusing on engendering trust, building relationships, and resolving conflict, both within UWCNM and in the community at large.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement processes and methodology.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Group facilitation skills.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to provide adaptive solutions to complex social challenges.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective project management skills, including the ability to develop clear project plans and timelines, communicate with project partners and stakeholders, and monitor progress to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Technology proficient, especially in designing and producing work products and plans and utilizing data systems to track population-level indicators and performance measures.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to provide high-quality customer service and to build and maintain collaborative and productive working relationships with a wide array of UWCNM partners.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., public health, social sciences, family services, case management, nonprofit management, etc.).
  • Five or more years of experience in a related field and a record of success in facilitating inter-organizational collaboration and community engagement.
  • Three or more years of experience supervising staff and leading teams.
  • Experience working directly with families or with programs that provide support to families.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products.
  • Must be able to work occasional early mornings, evenings, and weekends to attend a variety of events.
  • Must have access to a reliable form of transportation to attend offsite meetings, as needed.



  • A record of success in starting up a new initiative, program, or organization and growing it to maturity.
  • Knowledge of and experience applying Results-Based Accountability in nonprofit or organizational settings.


STARTING SALARY:  $70,000-$80,000 annual, 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.



  • Standard PC Office Equipment



Standard office environment, position is primarily an office setting, requiring long periods of sitting at a desk and computer. 


Interested applicants, or if you have additional questions, should supply a resume and cover letter to by Friday, September, 30.


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.