About United Way of Allen County
We exist to boldly impact critical community issues.
Established in 1922, United Way of Allen County is a not-for-profit organization that unites our community’s time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability, and healthy lives. For more information, please visit www.unitedwayallencounty.org.
United Way of Allen County strives to be a desired employer. We believe in investing in our teammates, cultivating a relational culture, and providing employees with a generous benefit package including insurance and retirement, paid holidays and time off programs.
We provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants including veterans and those with disabilities.
Purpose of Position
The President/CEO is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers. The President/CEO is the Chief Mobilizer; s/he leverages the power of relationships and networks, and works across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community. The President/CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization. The President/CEO is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact. The President/CEO is the steward of brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation of United Way. S/he is responsible for building trust in United Way and its relevance in the community. S/he values network and strives to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The President/CEO is responsible for the overall impact of United Way of Allen County on the community, with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda. The President works closely with the Board to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the funds to support it. S/he will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors.
The President/CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.
The President/CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. S/he partners with the Board of Directors and the United Way of Allen County Senior Leadership team to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved. S/he ensures coordination and alignment of all United Way activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.
The President/CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. S/he maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes individual goals; works with the Chief Financial Officer to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks; and ensures that United Way of Allen County goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.
- Substantial experience working in the nonprofit sector, and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards, or extensive experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission.
- Expertise on issues relevant to the organization.
- Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders.
- A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
- Ability to navigate among multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments.
- Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management.
- Experience in increasing philanthropic support.
- Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.
The President/CEO has unquestioned integrity, a long-term perspective, a strong sense of accountability, drives for results, creates and nurtures a positive culture, has flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives, and possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Education and Background
- Undergraduate degree required.
- Training, experience or advanced degree preferred in business, public administration or social services desired.
- Must have five to seven years of experience in executive leadership and management level in the for-profit or non-profit sector, including professional or volunteer leadership within the health and human services field.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employer has the right to revise this job description at any time with or without notice. It is understood that if selected for this position, the job description does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.
Should you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation to access job postings, apply for a position, or at any time throughout the recruiting process, please contact Human Resources at 260-413-4123 (phone) or via email at HR@uwacin.org or Sheena.Leugers@AnCorHR.com.