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President and CEO

Tyler, Texas

Relocation expenses: Paid

CEO/President/Executive Director
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 28 Jun 2019

Expires on 28 Jun 2019

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President and CEO

All applicants are requested to provide a cover letter, resume and references to the attention of Mike Thomas at 2203 Oak Alley, Tyler, TX 75703, or email to Applications should be received no later than June 28, 2019.


United Way of Smith County has served the needs of local residents and nonprofits since 1940. Beginning as the Community Chest, United Way of Smith County has a rich history of local community leaders successfully guiding the organization, meeting local human needs and keeping workplace philanthropy strong. Throughout almost 80 years of service to citizens of Smith County, our vision has remained constant: to engage donors who can offer financial support, empower agencies to provide needed services, and help connect people to those services. We accomplish these through our regional 2-1-1 East Texas Call Center, the East Texas Center for Nonprofits, and our annual workplace giving campaign. The United Way of Smith County board has adopted four core impact areas: education, financial stability, health and wellness, and crisis intervention. By focusing on these four areas, we are better able to help people move from dependence to independence. 

In August of 2016, United Way of Smith County was deeded the historic Woman’s Building in Tyler. In June of 2018, after an extensive restoration and renovation was completed, United Way, 211 East Texas and the East Texas Center for Nonprofits moved into our new facility at 911 South Broadway in Tyler. From here, services to the community will continue to grow and meet the ever-increasing needs of our East Texas neighbors.


The President and CEO is the leader of the organization and provides innovative, collaborative leadership for UWSC in developing financial resources and in identifying and responding to education, financial stability, health, and crisis intervention community programs.


The President/CEO, in support of the UWSC’s mission and goals, is responsible for the leadership, direction and support to the Board of Directors in developing organizational goals, attaining/allocating resources, and establishing policies, as well as providing leadership and direction to staff in carrying out the position’s key roles.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. (Master’s degree preferred)

●    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.