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Director, Nonprofit Leadership and Capacity Building Services

Houston, TX

Relocation expenses:

Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 12 Sep 2022

Expires on 14 Nov 2022

Director, Nonprofit Leadership and Capacity Building Services


United Way of Greater Houston’s work is centered on moving people to financial stability. Financial stability services with support from early childhood and youth development programs, health care programs, escape from violence programs and basic needs programs will help families in our community not only become financially stable, but also build stronger, more sustainable futures for themselves and their children.    
Everyone has different goals, different needs, and different strengths, and helping families not only land on their feet but stay there requires a tailored approach and support at every stop. That is why our strategy includes navigators to coach families as they create their unique plans, a technology platform to streamline coordination and access to services, and the kind of foundational support that allows people to focus on the future.  


As part of a highly collaborative, cohesive and interdependent team that works through shared values to achieve the mission and vision of the United Way of Greater Houston (UWGH), the incumbent will
oversee United Way of Greater Houston Nonprofit Connection’s portfolio of services designed to support capacity building and leadership development in the Greater Houston nonprofit sector. This role includes teaching workshops, coaching, facilitating strategic conversations, supporting the advancement of diversity, inclusion, and equity, and providing deep, ongoing progressive support.


  • Provide nonprofit capacity building and leadership development to established and evolving nonprofit organizations, taking a balanced consultative and systematic approach to enable the organization to achieve measurable results and achieve its mission.  
  • Play a critical role in facilitating all aspects of these leadership and professional development programs including organizational assessments; customized consulting engagements; board development, strategic planning; coaching and mentoring.
  • Curate and coordinate nonprofit peer learning cohorts including Leaders Circles, Learning Circles.
  • Serve as a key thought partner in development of new initiatives and organizational support services for internal and external clients.  
  • Function as a nonprofit management subject matter expert by contributing perspective, insights, and knowledge.
  • Monitor external trends and best practices; integrate new initiatives into the strategy to maintain a best-in-class program.
  • Participate actively in professional and community organizations to represent United Way as a thought leader in the capacity building environment.
  • Review and summarize secondary data; develop written reports and presentations, providing analysis of findings and recommendations for continuous improvement.


Bachelors or better in Nonprofit Development and Administration or related field.


  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.