Position Title: President & Chief Executive Officer
Reports to: Board of Directors
The primary office for United Way of Weld County is located in downtown Greeley, Colorado. The President & CEO is expected to provide in-office oversight and guidance to staff daily. The President & CEO must live in Weld County, Colorado.
At 4,017 square miles, an area half the size of the State of New Jersey, Weld County is the third largest county in Colorado. Our home is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 agricultural and energy producing counties in the United States. There is great wealth and opportunity in Weld County. We are thankful for it. Nevertheless, there are persistent challenges, showing that some of our neighbors lack the opportunity to thrive.
The United Way of Weld County board of directors has identified five initiative areas—Reading Great by 8 (early childhood development), Thrive by 25 (youth success), Weld’s Way Home (ending and preventing homelessness), Aging Well (older adults and healthy aging), and Connecting Weld (access to services). Combined, these five initiatives can solve Weld County’s long-term challenges.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
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 alike. 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 the 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.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
The President/CEO is responsible for the overall impact of United Way of Weld 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 provides leadership to the community about community problem solving and the delivery of vital health and human services. The President effectively communicates the value and benefits of United Way.
The President/CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to maintain relationships with current donors and grantors and to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of new corporate, foundation and government 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 will ensure a resource investment system is implemented that is accountable and effective.
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 Weld 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; work for system improvements, directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes individual goals; works with the Chief Financial Officer to manage organizational revenue and expense spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial and organizational risks; and ensures that United Way of Weld County goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met. The President creates a professional working environment for staff and creates professional development opportunities.
- Substantial experience working in the nonprofit sector (United Way experience is desirable), and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards.
- Extensive experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission, including direct supervision of high-level staff. Successful experience with coaching, mentoring, and managing employees and volunteers.
- Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders. Must have strong presentation and project management skills.
- A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large
- Experience in or across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments. Excellent planning, organizational and coordination skills commensurate with oversight and evaluation responsibilities for a complex set of business, fiscal and community functions.
- Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management. Demonstrated skills in accepting and assigning accountability and responsibility and establishing clear, consistent objectives.
- Experience in building revenue and 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.
- Minimum of five years’ experience managing budgets, including a minimum budget of $1 million.
S/he has unquestioned integrity; a long term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things done; wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of humor.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE CONSIDERED
- Expertise preferred in areas specific to the United Way of Weld County five initiatives: early childhood development, youth success, ending and preventing homelessness, older adults and healthy aging, access to services.
- United Way experience (3-5 years preferred).
Bachelor’s Degree in human or social services, business or public administration or related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
CEO Competencies Required for This Position
- Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. Continuously evaluates, maintains, and enhances United Way of Weld County’s overall performance and reputation.
- 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. Highly effective at gaining consensus.
- 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.
- Visionary: Responsible for pure alignment of strategy to United Way of Weld County’s mission and vision. Has proven ability to anticipate trends in the community.
- Team-Builder: Creates a culture of teamwork that empowers United Way of Weld County to operate at peak efficiency. Ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.
- Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.
- Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
- Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
Compensation and benefits package are commensurate with experience. The salary range (based on experience) is $110,000 to $160,000.
Email resume and cover letter to Amy Dinofrio at email@example.com.