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Bozeman, MT

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

CEO/President/Executive Director
Full time
11-15 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$91,000 to $100,000 per year

Published on 27 Aug 2022

Expires on 27 Aug 2022

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Position Title:  President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reporting To:  Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) Board of Directors

Organization Overview:

Greater Gallatin United Way’s mission is to mobilize the caring power of our communities. We empower donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits, and community groups to invest in neighbors and improve the quality of life for everyone in Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park counties. Working together, we identify our community’s most critical needs and implement collaborative and innovative solutions. 

GGUW has a staff of eight or more full-time employees and annual organizational budget of approximately $2.4 million.

The President and Chief Executive Officer is a full-time exempt position. The position is accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD), and reports to and receives direction from the Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) Chair of the BOD. 

Overview of responsibilities:

Fundraising: As one of the most fundamental aspects of the position, the ideal candidate will build productive relationship to grow support from foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. Must be comfortable making fund appeals as the leader of the organization or in concert with the Director of Donor Engagement. 

Financial Management: Continuous monitoring of financial performance, and development and implementation of revisions to financial strategies as needed. Ensure the maintenance of effective systems for service delivery through the budget to actual reporting and the use of fiscal data as a management tool for decisions and timely financial reports to the Board of Directors. 

Community and Partner Relationships: Build awareness of the impact of GGUW’s work and role in the community. Sustain relationships with key program partners, businesses, and governmental partners to better serve the needs of GGUW’s mission.

Planning and Evaluation: Engage the Board and staff in ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of GGUW’s services and in business planning to identify program, financial, and infrastructure development goals and strategies.

Human Resources: Overall responsibility for development, support, and retention of staff, including specific responsibility for working collaboratively with the identified Leadership Team to ensure a positive work environment.

Board Support: Facilitate effective board participation in business planning, financial oversight, community outreach, and fundraising, in support of the GGUW mission. Communicate with the Board in a timely and accurate manner all information necessary for BOD to function properly and make informed decisions.

Experience/Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field/discipline
  • Advanced degree is desirable
  • 10+ Years of relevant experience; nonprofit sector preferred (United Way Experience ideal)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience developing partnerships and leading a team
  • Ability to supervise and delegate responsibilities to staff and volunteers
  • History of leading successful financial growth within an organization

Core Competencies required for this position:

Visionary: The CEO is the Chief Mission Officer, has a clear vision for the organization, confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.

Grow Business and Revenue: The CEO possesses a high level of business acumen and broad management skillset, is effective at generating and growing financial support for the organization. Can raise funds by effectively engaging and linking a variety of donors (individuals, corporations, major giving, and other segments) and volunteers to inform and contribute to advancing the mission.

Organizational Leadership: The CEO demonstrates strategic leadership balanced with authenticity, respect for others, and trust building within the organization, with the Board, and stakeholders. Proactively drives an organization to a higher level of performance, efficiency, and growth through inspiring action and commitment for best results.

Influence in the Marketplace: The CEO has growth mindset, builds and cultivates network of relationships, is influential and leverages United Way’s unique position to proactively increase visibility, reputation, and competitive advantage that generates interest, passion for investing in community. Successfully navigates the complex dynamics of local, regional, and national environment.

Partnership Mindset and Network-Oriented: The CEO has a partnership mindset: they value and leverage the power of networks; Is leveraging the 1,800+ United Ways, its collective buying power, 11,000+ employees, 30,000+ board members, and United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategies. Provides leadership at the local, regional, national, and global level.

Key Programs/Initiatives:

KidsLINK Afterschool Program allows working families access to before and after school care for their children.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL) is a book gifting program that mails brand new, free, specially selected, high-quality books to children from birth to their 5th birthday

The Resilience Project is a well-being initiative offering behavior health & mental well-being education & outreach.

Community Impact Funding supports direct service agencies that are assisting residents of Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park Counties.

Disaster Relief Fundraising and Allocations as needed such as Southwest Montana (SWMT) Flood Relief Fund, SWMT COVID-19 Response Fund and Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund

Work toward achieving strategic plan focused on 4 Main Impact areas:

  1. Behavioral Health and Well-Being: Our community is healthier and more resilient due to a shift to a new collective mindset and understanding of behavioral health / mental well-being and how to improve whole-person health. 
  2. Ensuring Basic Needs Are Met: All community members experience an improved quality of life because more people’s basic needs are met. 
  3. Child and Youth Success: Children and youth consistently get a strong start and have a solid foundation for success in school, work, and life. 
  4. Senior Stability: Our community recognizes and is addressing current senior needs and is prepared for growing future demands. 

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to You can also direct questions to that email.

●    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.