The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore [www.unitedway4us.org] Board of Directors is seeking to fill the position of President and Chief Executive Officer in Salisbury, MD. UWLES is a high-performing clearinghouse of solutions, funding and networking for the challenges of our region. We leverage talents and relationships of all constituents to accomplish transformational community change. Serving over 80,000 individuals a year through our four-county service area, we deliver on our mission – “To create and enhance opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in education, financial stability and health for all.”
Guiding Core Values
The following are guiding core values that define who we are, what we believe and how we behave. It is a blend of who we are today and who we are striving to become: a community leader, collaborative partner, and solutions provider.
Caring: We are dedicated to people helping people. We care deeply about the individual lives that are impacted for good with the help of United Way. We care about improving the overall quality of life in the communities we serve. Our United Way stands for opening doors that result in improved Education, Financial Stability and Health.
Inspiring: Our style of leadership is to encourage and motivate. We work to inspire our partners, agencies, and donors by our spirit and actions. Our aim is to shepherd and empower them.
Innovative: We are a leader and catalyst for change in the business of caring. We think out of the box to bring greater impact and solve community problems.
Approachable: We value the importance of being accessible and compassionate to all those we serve. Our unique understanding of the local community helps us build lasting relationships. We believe great results come from working together.
Trustworthy: Our United Way sets high standards for its conduct. We must always be above reproach. The contributions that donors and volunteers make through United Way are investments in their communities. They trust us to be effective, efficient and good stewards of these investments.
Dynamic: United Way is energetic and passionate. We vigorously pursue building stronger communities. We are vital and resolute – a positive force for change.
The ideal candidate will be an effective, thoughtful executive who possesses the ability to build consensus, facilitate collaboration, and foster sustainable relationships with diverse individuals, groups, organizations and communities; and successfully move a diverse group of people toward a common vision. Excellent strategic, organizational, analytical and communication skills required. High visibility position with an opportunity to make a significant impact in the community.
Do you have what it takes to build relationships and create impact?
- A minimum of 5+ years’ leadership experience working in a non-profit sector of comparable size [United Way experience is desirable]
- Extensive fundraising and/or foundation experience, including creating innovative community partnerships, corporate campaigns, grants, planned-giving with individual donors, special events to increase philanthropic support of UWLES
- Exceptional communication skills in verbal, written & media applications, with the ability to market the relevance & value of UWLES to all constituents & stakeholders.
Apply below or send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include code CEO4US