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Senior Director Impact- Sector Support

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Full time

Published on 9 Oct 2023

Expires on 30 Jun 2023

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Senior Director Impact- Sector Support

Senior Director Impact – Sector Support Impact Department: Sector Support We partner to design, support and grow systems that accelerate financial stability and upward mobility for individuals and families living in or near poverty and striving for a brighter future. Our vision is that Central Indiana will be a community where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our residents' quality of life. We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask our community to give, advocate and volunteer. We believe that vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue this vision together with ICARE. Inclusion-Courage-Accountability-Respect-Excellence Position Summary United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Senior Director Impact – Sector Support is a senior member of our Impact department responsible for leading our Sector Support strategy with the goal of ensuring our internal team, external community partners and community at large can best work together to support individuals and families to distance themselves from poverty and achieve economic mobility. This work includes but is not limited to managing our grantmaking and community investments in infrastructure, building capacity of and engaging with organizations to deliver organizational development technical assistance, advocating for human services and the supports and barrier removal in local and state policy, staying up-to-date and engaged in research and track results around the sector and best practices in operations and organizational development, convening others and providing thought leadership around the human service sector, and developing and implementing program and initiatives aligned with opportunities to elevate the work of the sector. The Senior Director also works closely with other departments to provide opportunities to grow revenue, support donor engagement, and communicate widely with internal and external audiences. Position Duties & Responsibilities The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Strategy Conceptualization, Execution and Analysis: Develop the vision for UWCI's Sector Support strategy in conjunction with UWCI Impact leadership and community partners. Execute on said strategy and refine as needed to continue to best meet organizational goals. Leadership and Team Development: Collaboratively lead around community-informed strategic decision making and team culture across the Impact Team and the organization as a whole. Community Voice: Actively engage with individuals, families, community partners, and others to understand first-hand the opportunities and challenges in our service area. Equity: Ensure that race, equity, diversity, and inclusion are the lens through which challenges are analyzed and solutions identified. Cross-functional Engagement: Work closely with other departments to provide opportunities around UWCI's Sector Support strategy to grow revenue, support donor engagement, and communicate widely with internal and external audiences. Revenue Support: Collaborate with fundraising team to secure strategy supporting dollars that advance and scale initiatives and investments support children, youth, and families throughout Central Indiana UWCI Impact Toolkit: Implement and execute on UWCI's Impact Toolkit while collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on the following (6) functions: Grantmaking and Community Investments: Lead and execute investment strategy around Sector Support to ensure impact and progress toward strategic, organizational, and community impact goals (i.e. capital projects, facilities maintenance, technology, contingency and capacity funds). Lead on operations around grantmaking across the organization to ensure smooth and helpful process for internal and external stakeholders, including grant contracts, compliance, and project management. Capacity Building and Engagement: Work alongside community-based organizations to identify and implement mechanisms for United Way to support their organizational development (i.e. Nonprofit Learning Center). Advocacy and Public Policy: Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify opportunities for and advocate for advances in public policy that support the sector. Data and Research: Ensure effective systems to track progress, evaluate program components, measure success, and initiate quality improvements. Stay abreast of local and national research around the human service sector and share best practices (i.e. Accreditation). Thought Leadership and Convening: Use external presence and relationships to develop cross-sector community partnerships, bring together diverse stakeholders to create sector-wide solutions for community problems, and elevate the United Way brand. Programs and Initiatives: Identify, develop, and implement sector support programs and initiatives in collaboration with corporate and community partners (i.e. Human Services Professional Renewal Program). Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those functions. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues. Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis. At least eight (8) years of experience working in a relevant field, including human services, small business development, or community affairs.  Experience leading a cross-functional team toward shared goals. Experience with fundraising. Experience making the case for support to individual donors preferred. Experience with grantmaking and community investments preferred. Experience using systems thinking to identify barriers and levers for change. Ability to acquire a baseline level of knowledge about UWCI's other strategic priorities so Sector Support efforts can both build upon and contribute to the success of other areas.  Ability to make decisions and advance work with incomplete information and to thrive in an outcomes oriented, continuously evolving work environment. Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.  Ability to prioritize a wide range of duties and responsibilities, organize tasks, and remain flexible to changing and multiple requests.  Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.  Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and synthesize a variety of information and help connect UWCI's work to broader discussions within the relevant landscape.  Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the organization and audience groups. Knowledge of the Central Indiana region highly desirable. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are general representations 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, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Office setting, with sustained use of a computer. The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate. Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization. Core Competencies United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies: Inclusion Courage Accountability Respect Excellence Thinking Strategically Stakeholder Experience Effective Communication Position Leader: Chief Impact Officer Position Leads: Multiple Direct Reports FLSA Status: Exempt, Salaried, Full-time, 37.5 hours weekly Salary Range: $80K to Upper $90's, depending on experience Benefits: Complete Benefits Package Available Equal Opportunity Employer Please apply at This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment. UWCI employees are employed on an at-will basis. In addition, nothing in this position description restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.