The United Way of Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest focusing on impact areas of education, health, and financial stability for all. Our mission is to improve the community by enhancing the lives of our residents in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. We cultivate and distribute resources to qualified partners that align with our impact areas, and we develop programs where needs persist.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director is the administrator of the organization; implementing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of board members, community resources and volunteers. The Executive Director leverages existing partnerships, builds new relationships to strengthen the network for the purpose of improving the conditions of the counties he/she serves. This position is the primary driver of fundraising for United Way to support existing partnerships, new initiatives and allow for quick response to emergent needs. The Executive Director represents the United Way brand and values in the community in a way that not only builds trust but also establishes relevancy and reputation.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- 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 United Way, assuring all programs and services are focused on the mission.
- Foster effective teamwork 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.
- Responsible for the recruitment, selection and retention of United Way staff, volunteers and Board Members.
- Supervise and direct staff and/or volunteers in accordance with organization's policies and applicable laws.
- Ensure that all staff and/or volunteers receive 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 and/or volunteers as appropriate to improve performance. Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
- Supervise the daily financial operations of the organization in conjunction with the Treasurer and/or assigned staff member.
- 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 in conjunction with the Treasurer and/or assigned staff member.
- Oversee the organization's annual audit process in partnership with the Finance committee. Maintains insurance and bonding as needed for director, staff and agency operations.
- Ensure that all Federal and State tax requirements are met.
- Oversees payroll and tax reporting procedures in partnership with the Treasurer and Finance committee.
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 United Way.
- Provide opportunities for agency meetings and professional development training 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.
- Minimum of 3, but prefer 5 years’ experience total or combined in fundraising, marketing and or agency administration.
- Desirable, But Not Required
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● 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.
Required degree level
Years of experience
- 3 - 5 years of experience
- $31,000 to $40,000 per year