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Executive Director

Gainesville, TX 76240, USA

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 7 May 2018

Expires on 7 May 2018

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Executive Director

The Executive Director of the Cooke County United Way (CCUW) is responsible to the Board of Directors; He/she serves as the principal, professional resource to the Board and, in cooperation with the Board, represents the United Way to the community. The community includes a constituency of givers, recipients of service, individuals, agencies, governments, businesses and other constituents.
Primary Responsibilities:
• Manage operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within the policies set by the Board of Directors
• Serves as the principal professional resource to the Board of Directors
• Advises in matters of policy formulation, interpretation and implementation
• Assists the Board of Directors in organizing and developing an effective network of community contacts and volunteers
• Implement strategies, execute goals, program objectives, polices and decisions formulated by the Board of Directors for the operation of the Cooke County United Way
• Monitor budgets and maintain fiscal responsibility
• Identify community challenges and deliver viable funding solutions with measurable community impact driven results to affect positive change in Cooke County
Specific Areas of Accountability:
• Implements the purposes of CCUW as stated in the bylaws and the mission statement
• Performs all powers and duties as stated in the bylaws of CCUW or as assigned by the Board of Directors
• Develops and reviews policies and procedures for the management of the total organization and its activities
• Develops and reviews job descriptions for staff
• Leads succession planning
• Recruits, hires, and trains staff
• Informs President, other board members and committee chairs of their responsibilities and assists in accomplishing those responsibilities
• Provides a report of the activities of CCUW together with an appraisal of progress at each board meeting
• Collaborates with Finance Committee to develop a budget and to manage appropriate investing of funds
• Assists Treasurer with preparation of financial reports
• Manages collection, disbursement and accounting of all funds, property, official records and reports
• Assures the accuracy of all files, correspondence and accounting
• Supervises staff and performs job evaluations
• Collaborates with the Campaign Committee to plan, organize and manage the
annual fundraising campaign
• Assists in the development and review of the annual campaign strategy
• Identifies opportunities for new business development including new major
giving donors
• Assist in the development of donor retention strategies
• Develops and identifies opportunities for charitable giving for the Legacy Fund
• Develops campaign promotion materials
• Solicits underwriters of events and special projects where applicable
• Offers advice to help ensure the campaign is conducted in a professional
• Reports campaign progress to Board of Directors, Campaign Cabinet and
• Organizes workplace campaign presentations
• Assists with the planning of all events, including Kick-off & Celebration
Luncheons and Blitz Day
• Facilitates the planning and supervision of campaign meetings
• Shares ideas / programs implemented by United Way of Texas and United Way
Fund Distribution
• Collaborates with the Allocation Committee Chair to plan and organize
allocation program
• Oversees the development of the online application and agency overview
• Assists in recruiting and training Allocation Committee
• Assures the fund distribution process follows guidelines set forth in the
bylaws and policies of CCUW and in the Member Agency Agreement
• Notifies agencies of funding decisions
• Implements metrics to determine funding return on investment
Strategic Communications
• Promotes CCUW image through local media
• Develop and implement mechanisms to promote United Way year round
• Develops and maintains a continuous program of public information about
CCUW and its funded partners to foster understanding of local human care
• Develops a specific publicity program during the campaign, calling upon board
members and other volunteers as necessary
• Coordinates with other United Way organizations as necessary
Community Relations
• Has a visible profile in the community at community events, including
membership in local chamber organizations
• Acts as primary liaison between board members, agency personnel, Campaign
Committee and the community
• Develops working relationships with Participating Member Agencies and
assists in rendering and maintaining effective health and human services and
in achieving a cooperative relationship with each other and CCUW
• Attend meetings (when possible) called by area agencies, civic & municipal
organizations as a collaborative effort, keeping abreast of the health and
welfare needs and resources of the county
• Three to five years of work related / fundraising experience
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Capacity to help determine community needs
• Strong analytical skills to monitor and refine organization
• Organizational skills, initiative and self-discipline
• Written and oral communications skills
• Public speaking and presentation skills
• Team building skills
• Knowledge/Experience – marketing/PR, public speaking, general management
including personnel/HR, accounting principles, business law
• Proficiency in computer use and applications
• Must have a valid driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in building community relations
• Experience in working with non-profit organizations
• Willingness to travel and reside in county
• Grant writing experience
• Bilingual
Position Includes
• Varied work hours (weekends and evenings); occasional overnight travel may
also be required
• Experience in building community relations and willingness to travel and
reside in Cooke County
• Salary and Benefits commensurate with experience
How to Apply:
• Send resume with cover letter that includes salary history and references
to or CCUW Job, P.O. Box 1736, Gainesville, Texas
• Resumes will not be accepted after April 30, 2018
Disclaimer: This position description is intended to suggest the essential functions of this position and is not intended to
be a complete list of skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions related to this position.