United Way Jobs

Executive Director

companyUnited Way of Bartow County
locationCartersville, GA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Leadership / Executive Board
Full time
More than 10 years of experience
$50,000 - $75,000 per year


The Executive Director is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision through collaboration with community leaders, volunteers, and staff. The vision should build upon our existing framework of community impact through the efforts of a diverse team of committed leaders, staff and volunteers. In this position, the Executive Director must be able to build or mobilize relationships and networks across the private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community by increasing resources and financial support for the United Way of Bartow County. The Executive Director will need to understand contemporary work force practices as well as the knowledge to lead innovation to meet the changing world of non-profit relevancy. All of this work requires a leader with great integrity, understanding the value of growing and protecting the reputation and brand of United Way.


An individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below as well as others not yet known:

Community Impact

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall successful impact of United Way of Bartow County with the community, with emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda. The strategy to achieve this increased impact is developed and adapted in close collaboration with the Board. This impact can only occur with increased support and funding which will happen as the Executive Director establishes and builds relationships with key leaders in the community from the business, government and non-profit sectors.

Resource Development

The Executive Director will have the skills and experience that will drive results in fundraising. He/she will need to be able to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and the key leaders of prospective new corporate partners. The Executive Director will assist the Marketing and Engagement Manager to gain more potential donors. She/he will promote a culture of traditional and innovative fundraising in the organization, at both the staff and board level.

Strategic Management

The Executive Director serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation.

he/she develops goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved. She/he ensures coordination and alignment of all United Way activities to the strategic direction of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.

Organization Management

The Executive Director is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. S/he maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors as well as guiding the Executive Board Treasure to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance and mitigate financial risks. The Executive Director assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing. The Executive Director ensures that United Way of Bartow County goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met. S/he acknowledges and celebrates the success of staff and volunteer attainment of goals.


  • 10 years or more of progressively responsible experience in the leadership and management of an organization with experience in implementing traditional and innovative resource development strategies.
  • Prefer prior experience working in a non-profit organization of comparable size and similar mission. United Way experience is desirable but not required.
  • Supervision and leadership experience of a staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school is preferred, however relevant work experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated and proven history of dedicated commitment to community by involvement in roles on a committee or board member of community organization.
  • Must be able to work independently if other staff person is away or unavailable.
  • Has emotional intelligence to maintain work life balance for self and staff while working on multiple priorities.
  • Experience in creating a work atmosphere conducive to creativity and innovation to build revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
  • Should be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs and able to easily able to learn other software applications used in daily operations.
  • Open to exploring new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.
  • Cultivate resources in grantmaking to assist our partner agency programs that align with organizational goals and address community needs.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The person in this position regularly is required to remain in a stationary position, and frequently operates a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copier, printer, and scanner.

The person in this position needs to move about inside the office occasionally to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Regular visits to the funded partners, as well as community events, require the person to move about inside other office spaces as well. Additionally, they must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, and a reliable vehicle.
  • Ability to travel domestically based on business needs.


  • Organizational Leadership: Demonstrates strategic leadership balanced with authenticity, respect for others, and trust building with the staff, volunteers, the Board, and any other stakeholders. Proactivity drives an organization to a higher level of performance, innovation and efficiency, through ongoing engagement of staff and community resulting in high trust and respect of all stakeholders.
  • Mission-Focused: Exemplifies in words and action a strong commitment to the mission and values of United Way.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: Appreciates the value of 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 positive financial impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
  • Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.
  • Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.


The salary range for this position is $ 50, 000 to $75, 000 depending on experience. Paid time off, paid holidays, and benefits.

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • More than 10 years of experience

Salary range

  • $50,000 - $75,000 per year