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Manager of Community Engagement

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Full time

Published on 9 Oct 2023

Expires on 7 Jul 2023

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Manager of Community Engagement

Manager of Community Engagement Issue Area Impact Team – Impact Division We partner to design, support and grow systems that accelerate financial stability and upward mobility for individuals and families living in or near poverty and striving for a brighter future. Our vision is that Central Indiana will be a community where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our residents' quality of life. We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask our community to give, advocate and volunteer. We believe that vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue this vision together with ICARE. This is an exciting time to be part of United Way of Central Indiana's team as we embark on a new strategic framework that fosters innovation, builds community partnerships, and integrates across traditional functional areas. Inclusion-Courage-Accountability-Respect-Excellence Position Summary United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Manager of Community Engagement's primary responsibilities include management of a project and/or grantee portfolio that includes partnership collaboration and facilitation among stakeholders and grantees, technical assistance identification, coordination and support, facilitation of shared learning amongst stakeholders and grantees, and more. Additionally, this position works in a collaborative and integrated manner across the Impact Team as well as across all other areas of UWCI to ensure that the organizational goals and strategies are realized, and to assist Central Indiana in making significant progress toward meeting its poverty reduction goals. Position Duties & Responsibilities The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Grantmaking Management: Collaborate with Director of Impact Funds on grant administration; Review and assess grant proposals to reflect UWCI's values and impact priorities; Convene internal and external stakeholders as part of a review team to make grant recommendations; Conduct site visits to grantees and potential grantees to assess program relevance, organizational integrity, and stability; Review and approve funded grantees' evaluation reports and monitor grantees' progress in achieving key objectives; Serve as primary contact for grantees; Provide technical assistance to grantees and potential grantees to develop strategic approaches to systemic issues.    Community Engagement and Thought Leadership:Facilitate and manage issue-area focused community events and engagements; Regularly convene and engage with community-based organizations, system-level partners, and other stakeholders to uplift best practices, identifynew solutions, and inform and shape strategy and impact. *Peer Learning and Technical Assistance Management: Manage UWCI's Peer Learning calendar including content identification and creation with CBO partners, partnership spotlights, and facilitation of the monthly meetings; Identify training needs and supports that allow grantees to progress in achieving key goals and objectives; Identify and provide technical assistance to grantees and potential grantees, in partnership with and supplemental to other bodies of work (e.g. CWF); Oversee and manage UWCI's 2Gen Resource Hub and Collaboration Portal  *Parent Advisory Council Management: Manage UWCI's Parent Advisory Council including internal and external stakeholder management and facilitation/coordination of monthly meetings; Serve as liaison for council to UWCI leadership and community stakeholders; Lead all aspects of PAC grantmaking including facilitation of RFP, application process and review, and execution of contracts and grant payments Integration and Collaboration: Collaborate in an intentional and forward-thinking way with colleagues within UWCI's Impact Team and across the organization to maximize the impact of UWCI's resources.  Research and Evaluation: Constantly stay abreast of key issues, evidence-based best practices, and research to inform and shape current and future investments, initiatives, and programs that support outcomes for individuals and families. Connect with Strategic Information & Intelligence Team to understand reports, adapt approach/strategy in response to reports, and give feedback on reports.   Performs special assignments and other work, including temporary and/or back-up support of other Issue-Area or Impact Team functions and priorities, on an as-needed basis. *Specific work will be assigned to specific individuals fulfilling the Manager of Community Engagement role Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to multi-task and be open-minded in a fast-paced environment. Excellent partnership building skills forming and maintaining external relationships is required. Ability to manage multifaceted projects across multiple environments is required. Must possess effective organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, and an attitude toward achieving outcomes. Initiative, attention to detail, and a sense of urgency are essential.  Reads and interprets documents such as operating instructions and procedure manuals. Routinely writes detailed reports and correspondence and responds to questions. Routinely speaks effectively before groups of customers, clients, and managers and/or employees of UWCI and external partner organizations.  Routinely solves practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where standardization exists. Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Makes decisions on how to carry out specific day-to-day tasks. Typically consults with supervisor on anything out of the ordinary.   Education and/or Experience  Bachelor's degree in education, social work, or similar related area, with a focus on nonprofit management and/or governance preferred* Minimum of five years of relatable experience in the education, nonprofit or public sector preferred* Project and/or program management experience with a demonstrated ability to develop, implement and execute to achieve intended results, by following through on commitments, prioritizing work, and managing time and resources well required Must possess excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills, as well as a sense of humor, diplomacy and discretion, critical thinking, and judgment Experience working within and across a broad range of human service providers including interfacing with community-based organizations, government institutions, and/or system stakeholders preferred Experience with large-scale (e.g., community-wide) program and/or project management across a broad range of stakeholders highly preferred Ability to and/or experience in facilitating convenings, workshops, focus groups, etc.  Knowledge of the Central Indiana region is highly preferred. *Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case-by-case basis.  Position Leader: Impact Funds Director Position Leads: n/a FLSA Status: Exempt, Salaried, Full-time Salary Range: Low to Mid 60's Benefits: Complete Benefits Package Available Equal Opportunity Employer Please apply at This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment. UWCI employees are employed on an at-will basis. In addition, nothing in this position description restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.