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Executive Director

Front Royal, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

CEO/President/Executive Director
Part time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 28 Feb 2019

Expires on 28 Feb 2019

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Executive Director

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United Way of Front Royal-Warren County


The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Reports to:  Board of Directors



  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization. 
  • Complete and fully meet the United Way Worldwide Standards and confirm with the proper documentation. 
  • Know, understand and be responsible for advancing the mission and vision of the UWFRWC, assuring all programs and services are focused on the mission.
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff.

Operational and Programming Planning

  • Oversee the day to day operations of the organization.
  • Manage the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects and events. 
  • Provide support to the board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials. 
  • Maintain current information regarding the needs of clients and the community within the service region
  • Collaborate with other providers to facilitate a network of services.
  • Implement policies established by the Board in the administration of the organization. 

Human Resources

  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection and retention of UWFRWC staff. 
  • Supervise and direct staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Ensure that all staff receives orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided. 
  • Prepare and discuss annual performance evaluations with all direct reports.  Review annual performance evaluations for all staff.
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance. 
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations. 

Financial Management

  • Supervise the daily financial operations of the organization.
  • Direct the financial operations of the organization including the processing of donations and pledges, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reports, budgets and investment strategy.
  • Ensure adherence to the organization’s budget and monitor fiscal expenditures.
  • Manage the preparation of financial and fundraising reports for Board and committee meetings.
  • Oversee the organization’s annual audit process.
  • Maintains insurance and bonding as needed for directors, staff and agency operations.
  • Insure that all Federal and State tax requirements are met.
  • Oversees payroll and tax reporting procedures.

Fundraising and Annual Campaign

  • Create, maintain and support appropriate training programs, materials and systems for campaign volunteers. 
  • Develop and enhance positive relationships and communication both written and verbal with existing and potential donors. 
  • Implement appropriate recognition practices for individual and group donors including acknowledgment of gifts. 
  • Speaks at employee, community, and organizational meetings when permitted. 
  • Plan, organize, implement and evaluate a United Way resource development program. 
  • Manage a system for efficient collecting, processing and tracking of donations and pledges. 

Board, Agency and Community Relations

  • Develop, implement and maintain an agency/program funding application, evaluation criteria and fund distribution process.
  • Design allocation letters and ensure that distributions are made timely.  
  • Collaborate with agencies and be a liaison for agencies with the UWFRWC.
  • Provide opportunities for agency meetings and professional development trainings and assistance to agencies in preparing materials for fund distribution process, when necessary. 
  • Foster and enhance positive relationships and communications with existing and potential board members and volunteers.
  • Enhance public understanding and support of the United Way through a coordinated, year-round communications program. 
  • Provide oversight and guidance on all publicity including printed materials, video, press releases, website and other social media. 
  • Develop and implement a plan for training and orientation of new Board members.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 
  • 3-5 years of non-profit experience in a leadership role.

●    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.