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Executive Director

Brunswick, GA

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

CEO/President/Executive Director
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$81,000 to $90,000 per year

Published on 28 Jun 2023

Expires on 27 May 2023

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Executive Director

Organization Overview:

The United Way of Coastal Georgia (UWCGA) is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes the caring power of our community in ways that no single agency, individual, or governmental entity could. We do this by bringing the community together to “LIVE UNITED” to address critical issues; by investing in programs that address the needs of community members with a focus on education, health, and financial stability; and, by developing and implementing community-level strategic initiatives to improve the quality of life for all in Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne Counties in the South Coastal region of Georgia. UWCGA serves as a "backbone organization" focused on creating positive and lasting changes to advance the common good in these counties.

Job Summary Overview:

The Executive Director provides leadership for all aspects of the organization’s operations with an emphasis on community engagement, networking, fiscal responsibility, development and annual campaign leadership, sustainability, fundraising, and talent management and acquisition.

The Executive Director will be mission-driven, collaborative, and an innovative leader serving as the brand ambassador and champion of the United Way of Coastal Georgia and all counties in its service area. This person will be responsible for connecting with a constituency of philanthropists, donors, recipients of services, individuals, staff members, associations, agencies, chambers of commerce, education partners, local government officials, business leaders, and other stakeholders.

The Executive Director will leverage the power of relationships and networks, working with public and private organizations across sectors to improve conditions in the community. They will possess a high level of broad business skills, a knowledge of human resources, financial acumen, general marketing principles, and strategic management needed to lead the organization, acquire talent, and  generate resources and financial support for the organization. The Executive Director will be a driver of change, open to technology and new ways to monetize opportunities. As the chief spokesperson, they will ensure that the United Way of Coastal Georgia, its mission, people, programs, and services are represented in a positive, collaborative manner.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Commitment to United Way’s mission and values and the ability to build relationships internally and externally with other United Ways; federal, state and local government representatives; and, other nonprofit and corporate organizations.
  • Lead "fundraising for impact" efforts in coordination with development staff to include revenue diversification opportunities. Focus will include increasing and sustaining direct relationships with donors and corporate partners (and their workplace campaigns) in alignment with United Way’s impact areas and, importantly, the donor's or partner's interests.
  • Oversight and implementation of the strategic plan that is in alignment with the future direction of the organization and integrated with the communities we serve with progress towards United Way of Coastal Georgia's goals.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and execution of the annual operational plan, including the organizational budget, and management of this process throughout the year.
  • Maintain the highest level of transparency for organizational activities and key stakeholders.
  • Leverage and coordinate resources to ensure strategic alignment with community partners in the areas of resource development and talent acquisition, while enhancing their capabilities to respond to community needs and provide assistance for effective management.
  • Serve as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within the guidelines and policies set by the Board of Directors.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Organizational Leadership - Display a clear understanding of human resources and personnel policies, program development and evaluation, and budgeting and financial planning.
  • Mission Focused - Broad knowledge of the communities that UWCGA serves including major employers, governmental and educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and other key organizations such as chambers of commerce, health and human care services, etc. Developing an in-depth working knowledge of the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in these communities will be critical.
  • Financial Oversight - Maintain accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization which includes ROI analysis of events and programs. 
  • Fiscal Management - Manage & monitor organizational spending, budget compliance, and mitigate risk and fiscal integrity of the organization within the policies set by the Board of Directors.
  • Network Oriented - Ability to identify key community and organizational issues / opportunities and to think creatively and strategically for solutions in collaboration with community partners, leaders, and agencies.
  • Results Driven - Build and lead a high-performing team and ensure all team members are trained, aligned, and collaborating to achieve year-over-year improved organizational results in partnership with the Board of Directors.
  • Fundraising – A proven track record and broad understanding of fund development avenues including both individual and corporate giving opportunities.
  • Relationship Oriented - Display a high degree of proven personal integrity and character with a high-energy level in driving self and others toward goals and achieving results and in coordination of tasks.
  • Brand Steward - Skilled at motivating others to participate in giving time and financial support to charitable causes.

Education & Work Experience:

  • Preferred Education:  Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred Experience: 
    • 3 to 5 years leading an organization through change.
    • Nonprofit experience in fundraising, project management, procurement, event planning, event analysis, social media engagement, supervising managers, conducting performance evaluations, documenting coaching and counseling action plans, fiscal oversight, exposure to payroll and human resources, negotiating vendor contracts, strategic planning, and participating in high-profile community events. 
    • Understands the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a harassment free workplace.
    • Must have demonstrably strong written and oral communication skills and be an effective listener and presenter.
    • Strong work history of supervisory experience and leadership skills with volunteers and community partners.
    • Well-organized, strong on follow-through, detail oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Salary Range – $75,000 - $90,000 - commensurate with experience and education.
  • Bonus Plan Potential – As determined by the Executive Committee
  • Relocation package – If necessary - As determined by the Executive Committee