United Way of Brevard, Florida (UWB) was established in 1957 by a group of caring and committed individuals who wanted to help those who were in need in their local community. Our work focuses on the building blocks of a good life – Education, Income and Health. Our community wins when kids succeed in school, adults can secure a good job, manage their finances, and provide a healthy environment for their families. Together, through United Way Worldwide and United Way Florida, the contributions of thousands of individual donors become a force for change in the community.
The President is the leader of the organization, providing inspiring visionary and dynamic leadership and management to a high-performing team of volunteers, staff and community members by clarifying priorities and creating and monitoring progress towards organizational and individual goals.
• Oversee the overall administrative management and daily operations of the organization, to include all activities in accordance with UWB policies and Bylaws.
• Accountable to the Board of Directors through the Chair, and has the authority, within the framework of the UWB’s policies and bylaws, to take necessary action to achieve the goals of the organization.
• Mobilize community resources to improve the quality of life in Brevard County.
• Develop financial resources and identify human service priorities and solutions.
• Provide for accountability, distribution of resources, and responses to community needs and issues.
• Carry out the programs, goals, objectives, policies and decisions of the Board of Directors.
• Maintain operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within the directives and policies set by the Board of Directors.
Financial Management and Resource Development
• Provide leadership in developing financial resources to help meet the health and human service needs of the community.
• Maintain United Way’s leadership role among constituencies, including donors, decision makers, agencies, private and public institutions.
• Collaborate and coordinate effective delivery of services with appropriate community committees, boards and councils.
• Promote United Way through community presentations and activities.
• Responsible for directing the public relations functions of the agency.
• Direct financial operations, prepare annual operating budget and accountable for control of these resources once approved.
Planning and Program Development
• Guide the development of, and oversee the implementation and execution of, UWB’s strategic plan and work plan.
• Recommend changes to existing programs or services and propose implementation of new programs and services to best achieve UWB’s goals and mission.
• Ensure that UWB’s facilities, property and equipment are properly maintained.
• Ensure compliance with applicable duties and obligations the agency may be subject to, including any legal, tax, regulatory or reporting obligations and compliance with membership requirements of United Way Worldwide and United Way of Florida.
• Builds and maintains relationships with members and leaders of the community.
Relationship with the Board of Directors
• Provide leadership and guidance to the Board of Directors and carry out Board directives and policies.
• Work with the Board to develop policies on issues affecting UWB operations and the agency’s approach to best meeting and serving the community’s needs and issues.
• Develop and recommend to the Board of Directors plans for the development of UWB programs and services.
• Maintain appropriate transparency, communication and relations with the Board of Directors and its committees and keep them informed.
• Administers an orientation program for the Board of Directors.
• Provide overall leadership and direction for the personnel and human resource functions of UWB, including active participation in or approval of key personnel actions and appropriate delegation of management functions and responsibilities to properly trained and qualified personnel.
• Develop, implement and maintain strategies to increase employee and volunteer engagement.
• Supervise and direct staff in the performance of their duties.
• Ensure that goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.
• Develop and implement an effective performance review process.
• Foster and maintain a professional and equitable work environment and culture.
• Chief administrative responsibility for ensuring compliance with human resource laws and codes, and with UWB’s personnel policies.
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in businesses, finance, human services, or related field required. Advanced degree in business, finance, or nonprofit management preferred.
• 5 or more years leading nonprofit organizations or programs, including working with a Board of Directors.
• 5 or more years of team leadership, including hiring and performance management.
• Proven track record in recruiting, developing, mentoring and retaining high performing, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams,
• Demonstrated success with grant writing, monitoring, compliance and reporting through relevant supporting agencies.
• Demonstrated success with fundraising and management of fund distribution.
• Working knowledge of non‐profit fiscal management.
• Experience in collaboration, negotiation, and United Way skills and systems preferred but not required.
• Ability to analyze, comprehend and handle detailed, complex concepts and problems while balancing, prioritizing and managing multiple projects and deadlines.
• Ability to articulate and make well-reasoned judgments and decisions in a timely fashion.
• Plan and implement programs on an agency-wide basis.
• Establish strong and appropriate supervisor relationships.
• Collaborate well with others and ability to develop and maintain smooth and constructive relationships with colleagues and outside agencies, organizations, and individuals.
• Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet various demands of executive management.
• Convey a professional and positive image and attitude.
• Extensive local travel.
• Some evening and weekend work required.
• Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication.
Personal characteristics and skills
• Possess a high level of broad business and management skills.
• Effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization.
• Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact.
• Able to build trust in United Way and its relevance in the community.
• Values the network and strives to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
• Understand community trends and human service issues.
• Excels in leadership, teambuilding, effective utilization of volunteer resources, management skills, and communication skills.
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with different types of people, including clients, organization members, and providers.
United Way of Brevard is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, a learning environment, and employee benefits to include health insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and a retirement plan. Please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
About Brevard County, Florida
Brevard County, Florida, also known as Florida’s Space Coast, is a groundbreaking region along the east coast of the Sunshine State. Home to the world-famous launch pads of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Brevard County’s rich history is built upon generations of high-tech talent, yet boasts a small-town community feel where members can truly make a difference. With an abundance of amenities for the right work-life balance, Florida’s Space Coast offers a unique lifestyle with tropical weather, cultural activities, educational opportunities, year-round outdoor recreation, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Even the world's most significant vacation playground is just a short ride, which means you can get annual passes for endless access to the thrills and off-season crowds at Orlando theme parks and attractions, all while enjoying the relaxed oceanside community that has sent man to the moon, and continues to launch advances for humankind. You can learn more about the endless lifestyle options found here, at www.LiveBigSpaceCoast.com