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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 11 Apr 2018

Expires on 30 Apr 2018

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.