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Senior Manager Impact and Engagement-Health

30 Laurel Street Hartford CT 06106

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Published on 27 Jan 2023

Expires on 30 Nov 2022

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Senior Manager Impact and Engagement-Health

Join Our Team! Career Opportunity

 We are searching for a Senior Manager Impact and Engagement-Health to be part of our United Way team located in Hartford Connecticut. This position is responsible for managing, driving, and contributing to progress toward department and organizational goals by providing leadership in core departmental functions, special projects, resource generation, and data management. The senior manager will focus on projects to advance the goals of health-related initiatives and projects intended to result in increased access to healthcare and improved health outcomes.  

What you will do:

  • Understand local communities and develop and maintain effective relationships with community stakeholders and public/private partners to address United Way priorities. 
  • In partnership with leadership volunteers and community partners, identify needs, assets, partners, resources, and innovative approaches to achieve intended community goals.   
  • Manage investment portfolio (grantmaking and/or subcontracting to advance community goals) to ensure progress toward impact goals. 
  • Act as organizational lead for relationship management with community partners that contribute to impact and fundraising goals. 
  • Lead implementation of programming and/or support for community collaborative in support of impact and fundraising strategies as assigned. 
  • Manage fundraising as assigned to support impact goals including serving as lead for funder relationship management in coordination with other staff. 
  • Coordinate cross-functionally to manage impact and fundraising responsibilities as part of organizational workplan; lead cross-functional teams as assigned. 
  • Lead special projects as assigned (such as North Hartford Triple Aim Collaborative management and leadership of the Transforming Communities Initiative). 

Key skills and attributes: 


  • Model collaborative behavior that is inclusive and welcoming and reflects strong value for diversity. 
  • Establish open, effective communication with staff and other strategic partners. 
  • Participate in learning communities and other opportunities to increase knowledge that will enhance initiative. Share learnings with partners and staff. 
  • Provide direction and support to partnering organizations in aligning their work to a common agenda (e.g., identifying opportunities for program work and systems to support specific goals). 
  • Maintain an understanding of implementation challenges and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. 

Managing Internal Systems: 

  • Oversee projects, monitor and report on issues and achievements within timelines. 
  • Select, contract with, and oversee work of consultants as appropriate.  
  • Work collaboratively with other community initiatives to leverage/align resources around shared goals. 

Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting: 

  • Work with community partners to refine data points and indicators, and identify sources and data collection methods for both qualitative and quantitative measures 
  • Secure and execute data sharing agreement with strategic partners as appropriate. 
  • Ensure broad awareness and understanding among all partners and residents of targets and indicators. 
  • Use data to inform learning, drive decisions and strive for continuous improvement. 

About you:

  • Master’s degree in social work, business, public policy, or related field preferred; and/or at least five years of relevant work experience, including experience managing collaborative teams in a fast-paced nonprofit, community organizing, social enterprise, or start-up environment. 
  • Experience working in an economically, racially and ethnically diverse environment, and the ability to build trusting relationships. 
  • Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on both organizational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons. 
  • Experience with project management and stakeholder management. 
  • Strong data acumen and ability to use data to drive decision making. 
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences. 
  • Existing relationships with, or ability to quickly build relationships with, a cross-sectorial range of stakeholders in the local or regional area, including senior executives. 
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, able to build authentic relationships with diverse stakeholders - from public and private sector executives, employers, and philanthropists to line workers and support staff at partnering agencies. 
  • Strong writing ability. 
  • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, entrepreneurial environment, and willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities as needed for the work. 


  • Familiarity with local community/systems and programs/services that contribute to improved access to healthcare and improved health outcomes. 
  • Business acumen: knowledgeable about programs, grants, contracts and building and maintaining partnership relationships. 
  • Action Orientation/Leadership: drives for goal completion and makes adjustments as new demands emerge; identifies resource needs, and problem-solving orientation. 
  • Relationship Building and Communication: demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, engenders trust with leaders and community partners, promotes the common good, and exercises active listening. 
  • Judgement and Decision-making: makes sound decisions under pressure, avoids assumptions, weighs risks, asks good questions, demonstrates critical thinking, delegates effectively, follows up.  
  • Fiscal and Operational Effectiveness: achieves objectives within allocated resources, develops ways to streamline workflows to produce desired outcomes. 

How to apply:

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter describing 1) their qualifications and experiences 2) salary requirements, and 3) how they learned about the position to:

United Way of Central and Northeastern CT

 Human Resources

 30 Laurel Street

 Hartford, CT 06106


United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is an equal opportunity employer M / F / D / V.


Frequently cited statistics show that women and members of structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. Few candidates will meet 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.