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Senior Director, Community Impact

San Jose, CA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$81,000 to $90,000 per year

Published on 31 Jul 2018

Expires on 31 Jul 2018

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Senior Director, Community Impact

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

Department: Community Investment Team
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Community Impact
Classification: Management
Closing Date: Open until filled


The United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families.  With a history that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty. 

As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

For more information about UWBA, please visit

The Opportunity:

The Senior Director, Community Impact will be responsible for leading our relationship building and partnership development in the Silicon Valley to expand and deepen programs. In addition, the Senior Director will support and provide leadership to the UWBA team located in our San Jose office. This position is located in our San Jose office.

 What you'll do:

Ensure the Community Impact Team (CIT) is meeting impact goals through the following:

  • Participate in programmatic/impact and organizational strategic planning 
  • Participate in CIT manager and department meetings
  • Lead the regional expansion of our youth workforce programming in collaboration with the Equity Team (internal staff)
  • Participate in Silicon Valley collaboratives as the UWBA programmatic representative
  • Further develop our Integrated Services Delivery grantmaking and model expansion in Santa Clara County; explore opportunities for beyond Silicon Valley as needed
  • Lead the expansion of our two-generation approach in the Silicon Valley in collaboration with the Equity Team (internal staff)
  • Cultivate relationships with local elected officials and government agencies to identify ways to work together on UWBA programs and initiatives
  • Generally, advocate and champion United Way’s work in the Silicon Valley and the 8-county region

Support and Lead San Jose Office Staff

  • Be the organizational leader/presence in our United Way San Jose office
  • Act as a liaison between San Jose office staff and organizational leadership to better connect the staff in both offices
  • Create a supportive and effective team culture

Corporate Partnership Development

  • Support the Silicon Valley Impact and Growth Council 
  • Support Development staff in building relationships with our corporate partners
  • Write and develop fundraising proposals and reports to corporate partners

Who you are:

  • Proven ability to manage projects
  •  Content knowledge of issues facing working families and people living in poverty here in the Bay Area
  • Excellent attention to detail in all tasks
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision and work successfully on a team
  • Experience working with diverse populations; knowledge of guidelines to successfully work in a culturally sensitive environment
  • Experience with community building and working in collaborative partnerships with other organizations, agencies, institutions, and entities
  • Experience working with corporations to achieve community impact
  • Demonstrated supervisory, leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to support/lead collaborative projects - both with internal staff and community based coalitions
  • Grant writing and fund development experience for public or nonprofit agencies
  • Excellent proficiency in operating computers and various Windows-based software applications (MS Word, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Salesforce Proficiency highly desirable
  • Six or more years of related professional work experience in a non-profit or human service 

Salary: $80,000.00 - 90,000.00 Salary Exempt

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.
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