United Way’s mission is to be Brevard’s leader in mobilizing the caring power of our community. So, what exactly does it mean? Simply put, it means that United Way will use its resources – financial and leadership – to bring people together to make a measurable impact on needs in our community.
Mobilizing the caring power of our community means many things at our United Way. It means coordination of a single fundraising campaign on behalf of many local health and human service programs at non-profit agencies throughout Brevard County; strategically distributing funds to local programs based on the potential return on investment and quantifiable results; holding agencies accountable for funding through program evaluation and annual monitoring for compliance; convening partners to proactively identify issues for organizational focus and implementing solutions to emerging needs in our community; putting stakes in the ground around areas of emphasis on which we are in a position to "move the dial" and make measurable impact to the benefit of our community; and engaging supporters in our work. The goal is to change lives for the better.
Your United Way is local, autonomous and run by volunteers:
A locally elected, volunteer Board of Directors administers the activities of each United Way. There are more than 1,200 local United Ways in the United States. Each local Board is completely autonomous, answerable only to the residents of its specific community.
United Way of Brevard’s Board sets policy and provides leadership unique to our community needs and circumstances. The Board is composed of 52 volunteer members representing our community’s diverse makeup – large companies, financial institutions, higher education, faith and community based organizations, local government, and private industry. Our Executive Committee provides expertise and counsel to United Way of Brevard’s president and leadership team, helping to set priorities and future direction for the organization.
Relationship with United Way Worldwide:
Many United Ways work in concert with United Way Worldwide, an association providing a system through which local organizations can act in unison on major issues affecting health and human services nationally. United Way Worldwide acts as a resource, a trade association if you will. Membership provides annual training opportunities, large scale advertising campaigns and assistance with market research and planning. United Way of Brevard has chosen to voluntarily associate with them.
Relationship with United Way of Florida:
United Way of Brevard has also opted to voluntarily associate with a statewide group – United Way of Florida. Through advocacy efforts, its staff and volunteers present the views of the human service community to the Executive and Legislative Branches of the Florida State Government.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
-Assist in developing and maintaining client records and program documentation according to contract and UW standards (initial assessments, goal planning, progress notes termination summaries, etc.)
-Provide appropriate modeling techniques, education and other supportive services as delineated in service plan
-Assist Case Manager, Counselor or Social Worker in family assessment and in providing case management services (information, referral and linkages)
-Arrange for transportation of clients to medical appointments, counseling, shopping, etc.
-Monitor quality of care by conducting home/residential visits
-Facilitate or co-facilitate educational classes such as parenting skills, independent living skills, anger management, household management, behavior management, etc.
-Co-lead parent/child play groups
-Participate in weekly client staff meetings
-Participate in the quality improvement process
This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. The United Way of Brevard reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.
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.