United Way of Olmsted County JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Impact Program Assistant
Department: Community Impact
Reports to: Impact Strategist
Employment Status: Full time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt (hourly)
Salary Range: $15-18 per hour
United Way of Olmsted County is a community change organization that fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community. United Way fights to erase divisions, bridge divides, and right inequities. We connect people with resources that change lives and transform our community.
The Impact Program Assistant will change lives in the Olmsted County community through support of United Way of Olmsted County’s portfolio of internal programs. This position plays a key role in providing services to our community by implementing programs, maintaining strong partnerships, engaging volunteers in service, and achieving measurable results.
The successful candidate will exhibit detail-oriented planning and organizational skills. They will be goal-oriented and efficiently prioritize and execute tasks. They will work effectively with different types of people and demonstrate warm and respectful communication skills in both internal and external environments. They demonstrate intercultural competence and a commitment to racial, gender, and socioeconomic equity.
United Way of Olmsted County is committed to advancing equity in its work. Equity seeks to undo discrimination and bias to create a just and fair society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We invite applications from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. People of all races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities are encouraged to apply.
- Implement key UWOC volunteer and direct service programs, including (but not limited to) Running Start for School, 211, Tax Preparation, SingleCare, Get Connected, and Varsity Letter in Community Service.
- Manage routine outreach and operations of key direct service programs to achieve measurable outcomes in health, education, and financial stability for Olmsted County residents.
- Support volunteer engagement efforts, coordinating volunteers to support internal programs and implementing programs that encourage volunteerism to drive community impact.
- Collect data, maintain accurate records, and assist with program evaluation and continuous improvement efforts.
- Support key Community Impact team and UWOC efforts (i.e. community engagement, advocacy, community schools, corporate engagement, granting, etc.).
- Periodically attend UWOC, partner organization, and community events.
- Perform other duties as requested.
Desired Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent experience
- At least one year of work or volunteer experience in program management, volunteer management, event planning, or similar experience
- Intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to advancing racial, economic, and/or gender equity within organizations or communities is required
- Knowledge and experience with issues and solutions in education, health, and/or financial stability is preferred
- Experience with local community programs and/or human services is preferred
- Must be able to work occasional nights and weekends as needed for special events.
We expect certain essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of a competitive candidate. Candidates must possess and cover letters should address the following competencies:
- Plan wisely: Analyze information, generate alternatives, and recommend solutions that ensure efficient and effective use of resources to achieve program goals.
- Make things happen: Set challenging goals to drive engagement and achieve measurable community outcomes. Demonstrate focus, persistence, organization, and discipline. Proficient in or willing to learn Office 365 and other web applications.
- Stay organized: Take time to review details and ensure all tasks are executed correctly. Ability to manage multiple project timelines at once and prioritize work accordingly. Ability to keep accurate records, prepare reports, and evaluate program effectiveness.
- Focus on relationships: Build trust of colleagues and community partners by demonstrating honesty, consistency, integrity, and transparency. Inspire high levels of volunteer engagement and performance by communicating and modeling UWOC’s vision and values. Set and achieve high standards for volunteer and partner satisfaction. Communicate effectively in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Somali, Spanish, or other languages is a plus.
- Employ an equity lens: Seek out and value diverse perspectives, demonstrate intercultural mindsets, and contribute to a culture of belonging within the organization.
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to United Way of Olmsted County, c/o Zeni Aly (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight on August 10th. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.