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Director, Community Development

Tampa, FL

Relocation expenses: Paid

Full time

Published on 29 Mar 2023

Expires on 24 Feb 2023

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Director, Community Development

Why United Way Suncoast?

Do you want to be part of a non-profit organization that makes a difference in your community? Do you want to be part of a passionate team focused on improving the lives of others? Now is your opportunity! United Way Suncoast (UWS) is seeking a Director, Community Development.  We are looking for an individual who can provide vision, leadership, and strategic implementation of our Financial Stability efforts around our place-based work and workforce development efforts. The ideal candidate in this position will both be able to build a documented vision, strategy, and plan for this work while also supporting and empowering the team to build strategies that enhance the families in our communities.

We're not asking you to apply for a job. We're asking you to embrace a movement that gives people the freedom to rise. In return, you'll be embraced by colleagues that will appreciate every contribution you make. 

Our team members enjoy a flexible work environment built on transparency and trust and most have hybrid schedules. There are many growth opportunities including the ability to learn about and contribute to efforts across the organization. We offer a competitive total rewards package including shortened benefit eligibility periods, several weeks of PTO, and no cost medical and dental options to name a few!

Objectives & Responsibilities:  

  • Assists in leading the development and implementation of a framework for community impact and detailed project plans, ensuring multi-year investment planning and resource availability and allocation. Works cross-functionally, integrating strategically inclusive impact work into targeted areas of focus by zip code(s).
  • Identifies and advances opportunities to maximize UWS’s presence. Participates on internal and external committees in support of UWS’s community impact. 
  • Provides collaborative leadership for the Community Investment process, related reporting, and site visits. Contributes to designing grant funded projects, writing proposals, incorporating grant funded programs, and meeting related requirements.
  • Ensures timely and appropriate data collection, analysis, and reporting; collaborates to provide research and apply best practices to the design and continuous improvement of Community Impact activities. Evaluates progress and makes necessary adjustments to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Develops, documents, and builds relationships that bring partners and stakeholders together to effect systems change. Maintains knowledge of current and evolving community needs and resources, as well as community impact trends. Ensures frequent and ongoing input from community. 
  • Brings expert awareness through verbal and written presentations to critical regional needs and existing systems of care that support ALICE in our communities.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and coaches team members and volunteers to ensure program goals are achieved, and to provide outstanding internal and external service delivery. 
  • Maintains a current understanding of and articulates United Way Suncoast’s Strategic Plan, impact and/or focus activities, and results.
  • Maintains awareness of public policy opportunities to strengthen impact, request funding for local initiatives and connect strategies to policy directives.
  • Leads elements of budgeting and forecasting for assigned programs, and effectively manages resources.
  • Embodies and consistently reinforces Our Suncoast Code and Values including applicable elements of leading self, team, and organization.
  • Develops and refines processes to improve efficiency and achievement of goals and objectives. 

Qualifications & Skills for Success:  

  • Eight years’ relevant experience preferred, including three years of supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; equivalent relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to work and drive extensively in-the field within the Suncoast region. 
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish or Creole) a plus.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:   

  • Behaviors reflect a belief that individuals from diverse backgrounds lead to a more successful organization. 
  • Educates oneself about DEI issues within the organization and community. 
  • Demonstrates a willingness to become aware of and address one’s own implicit biases. 
  • Deliberately works to include individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in efforts both internally and externally as appropriate. 
  • Identifies and integrates the tools and resources needed to create more equitable environments.