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Executive Director

Carlsbad, NM

Relocation expenses: Not paid

CEO/President/Executive Director
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 14 Aug 2021

Expires on 14 Aug 2021

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Executive Director

Position Summary: The Executive Director shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Eddy County. The position is appointed and employed by the Board of Directors of United Way of Eddy County. Within the framework of the organization’s by-laws and policies, the Executive Director has the authority to take necessary action to coordinate and direct the day-to-day operations of the corporation. The position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to build lasting relationships with various constituent groups.

It requires the effective use of time, talent, and technology. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director represents and promotes the mission of United Way to the Eddy County community.

Reporting Relationship: The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors and communicates through the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Core Competencies: The Executive Director must possess the following:

  • Strong communication
  • Organizational and management skills
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector specifically in the areas of nonprofit administration
    • Communications
    • Financial management
    • Strategic planning, grant writing, fundraising and fund distribution
    • Program development, evidence-based outcome measurement, and volunteer management
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Analytical aptitude to interpret community data
  • Monitor and review nonprofit financials, programs, and systems
  • Evaluate, monitor, and refine United Way’s systems and procedures to ensure compliance with governmental rules and regulations and United Way Worldwide requirements
  • Possess the capacity to work effectively with community leaders, donors and clients while demonstrating a blend of visionary leadership
  • Cooperative teamwork style and the capability to help determine community needs
  • Initiation, self-discipline, and the ability to work without supervision while supervising and motivating others is necessary
  • Possess an understanding of local needs and national trends in the philanthropic sector and a compelling commitment to the improvement of the quality of life of the residents in Eddy County
  • Ability to plan and manage change within United Way and agency relationships and to promote change in the broad community


Board Leadership and Development:

  • Provide leadership to the volunteer Board of Directors in achieving its organizational goals through productive relationship management, knowledgeable guidance on matters of essential nonprofit policy, the development of strategic direction, and the distribution of ethical, informative, and responsible information.
  • Guide the Board of Directors in matters of bylaws interpretation, policy and procedure formulation and implementation, acquisition, and retention of high-quality volunteer- leadership on the Board of Directors, and long and short-range goal setting.
  • Inform the Board of Directors on the advancement of United Way of Eddy County’s mission and progress towards its organizational goals, the development of trends in direction and management of local nonprofit agencies, modification of United Way Worldwide standards and policies, and other trends the national nonprofit sector.
  • Assure that the Board of Directors membership is diverse and has broad community representation.
  • Work with the Board Chair and other committee chairpersons to plan meetings, provide relevant information, prepare agendas, and set schedules.

Community Impact:

  • Position United Way as a leader and a partner in community improvement ventures to advance the common good in Eddy County and expand the role of United Way in addressing and solving community issues.
  • Provide services such as needs assessments, information and referral services, and collaboration on special projects that direct the community toward desired outcomes.
  • Cultivate important constituencies such as government officials, business leaders, other civic leaders, organized labor, and the faith community; and create partnerships to maximize resources.
  • Increase United Way’s presence at meetings where public policy decisions affect human services support and resources.
  • Develop a sound working relationship with the Directors of all local nonprofit agencies by providing consultation regarding their services and programs, budgets, inter-agency cooperation and current community needs.
  • Network with and maintain cooperative relationships with other United Way organizations.

Community Investment:

  • Ensure that a sound Community Investment allocation process is followed.
  • Oversee the Community Investment process by announcing fund availability, distributing applications, and coordinating volunteer review of applications.
  • Provide technical assistance to agencies’ staff and volunteers, and United Way volunteers regarding allocation processes and operations.
  • Monitor agencies’ activities to ensure that United Way of Eddy County funds are used as intended.
  • Measure results of United Way’s community investments and report impact to the community.


  • Manage financial affairs including: development and monitoring of the operating budget; oversight of financial control policies; maintenance of financial records; preparation of audit; timely payment and filing of payroll and other taxes and reports; and payments to member agencies and vendors.
  • Supervise all office operations including: staff hiring, training, supervision, and development; maintaining written job descriptions for each staff and Board position, and managing time, space, equipment, and technological resources.
  • Manage programs for which United Way of Eddy County is responsible including all Community Impact initiatives and others approved or acquired by the Board.
  • Maintain organizational compliance with United Way Worldwide, New Mexico United Way State Association and Combined Federal Campaign.
  • Research, apply for, and oversee or administer grants that will further the mission and goals of United Way.
  • Enhance United Way community relationships by meeting with constituents to ensure public understanding.
  • Plans the annual United Way campaign, setting annual goal jointly with Board of Directors.


  • Develop ongoing personal contacts and cultivate current and potential donors, corporations, and foundations. Keep donors informed of progress and significant accomplishments.
  • Manage and coordinate day-to-day support operations of the annual campaign including: volunteer recruitment and training; scheduling; promotion; preparation of materials; solicitations and presentations; and donor acknowledgement.
  • Use sound procedures, in accordance with the principles of United Way, to ensure efficient solicitation, collection and record keeping, including campaign pledges and payments.
  • Maintain campaign records and statistics. Analyze and evaluate fund raising and fund distribution results to benefit future campaigns.
  • Solicit contributions from corporations, individuals, and foundations for contributions toward campaign, event sponsorships, and other fundraising efforts, as needed.
  • Prepare grant proposals for operating funds, endowment funds, capacity expansion, or community impact proposals.

Marketing and Public Relations:

  • Provide advice and administrative support to the Board in all fundraising activities.
  • Promote public understanding and support of local human service needs and programs by representing United Way in community activities.
  • Convey United Way message, positions, and policies to business leaders, government, other human services agencies, and the community-at-large.
  • Develop and implement an effective media plan that uses the media effectively.
  • Direct year-round public relations programs.
  • Develop campaign materials including: brochure, pledge forms, and electronic media.

Bylaws and policy compliance: The Executive Director must understand and comply with the Bylaws and Policies of the United Way of Eddy County including but not limited to:

  • United Way of Eddy County Bylaws
  • Code of Ethics Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Statement
  • Financial Policies and Procedures
  • Document Retention and Destruction Policy

WORKING CONDITIONS: The Executive Director is an exempt, salaried employee of United Way of Eddy County. The regular workweek is Monday thru Friday. Meetings, annual campaign, and special events will require time outside the regular workweek, which can be adjusted to accommodate the additional hours.

Interested applicants should forward resume to