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Senior Vice President, Community Impact

San Antonio, TX

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 25 Apr 2023

Expires on 21 Apr 2023

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Senior Vice President, Community Impact


United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County unites the community to identify and solve our most critical issues. We are dedicated to improving people's lives and creating community-level change. Our work includes leading cross-sector collaborations, advocating for public policy changes and investing in programs that prevent problems from happening in the first place for those in need. Improving quality of life and advancing the greater good involves focusing in four impact areas:  preparing children for kindergarten; empowering students to graduate and reach their full potential; helping individuals and families become self-sufficient; providing a safety net of services for those in crisis.


The Senior Vice President (SVP), Community Impact is responsible for leading, developing and advancing United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s (UWSA) community impact strategic framework and investment strategies in four impact areas - Ready Children, Successful Students, Strong Individuals and Families and Safety Net Services. The position leads a team of 10 to 12 people, responsible for providing strategic guidance to each impact council focused on achieving results. 

The SVP, Community Impact will provide key leadership as a member of the Senior Leadership Team in the ongoing development and implementation of UWSA’s organizational strategies to integrate the grants and public policy work into a highly effective community impact response to critical community needs.  This position works collaboratively with a cross-departmental team to ensure an integrated approach to community impact efforts and serves as lead staff for the Community Impact Committee. 

Key responsibilities include managing UWSA’s impact agenda, monitoring community investment and departmental budgets, developing and sustaining relationships with partner agencies and diverse groups of community stakeholders.  

The ideal candidate will have experience leading collaborative, cross-sector nonprofit partnerships and be familiar with collective impact and Results-Based Accountability™. This person will offer high cultural awareness, possessing the ability to work and communicate professionally with a broad spectrum of the community. They will be adaptable, initiative-taking and able to work both independently and collaboratively.


Commensurate with experience


  • Direct and manage all community investment strategies related to meeting organizational goals and develop plans, policies and procedures to carry out Community Impact initiatives effectively.
  • Provide strategic leadership and support to volunteers and staff to develop and implement UWSA's community impact agenda to ensure investment of donors' funds leads to the achievement of stated results for each impact council. Use data to develop effective investment strategies, identify effective investment partners, and evaluate and measure impact to solve critical issues.  
  • Lead, guide and support the Impact Council team, which serves as the backbone for UWSA’s four impact councils. The team is responsible for directing, planning and executing strategies that engage, empower and support the infrastructure of each impact council. They oversee all facets of program implementation and evaluation, including priority setting, planning, budgeting, data analysis, fiscal and program performance assessment and management of monthly council meetings.
  • Serve as lead staff for the Community Impact Committee that provides strategic direction for UWSA's efforts to measurably improve community conditions in the health and human services sector. Support the committee chair by setting the annual agenda, establishing meeting dates and coordinating with UWSA's senior leadership team to ensure the committee's alignment with other committees and the Board of Directors.
  • Prepare Community Impact report content for the Community Impact Committee, Board of Directors, Advisory Council and other stakeholders.
  • Manage budgets for community investments and department operations.
  • Lead cross-departmental strategic planning efforts to prepare for UWSA's next multi-year investment cycle, working collaboratively with grants, data and marketing departments.
  • Establish and build relationships with nonprofit agency leaders, particularly UWSA impact partners, and manage communications related to our partnership with them.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with community leaders and serve as a thought leader in partnerships that align with and strengthen UWSA priorities.
  • In partnership with Senior Leadership Team, develop investment products to generate resources necessary to achieve impact.
  • Manage issue- or geographic-specific application and investment processes as needed. Examples include event/disaster-related initiatives and annual allocations for surrounding counties.
  • Contribute to the UWSA's overall success by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree – required / master’s degree – preferred in Business, Health & Human Services, Public Policy or other related field of study.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in the human services field.
  • Extensive knowledge of community issues.
  • Strategic leadership of collective impact efforts.
  • Strong relationships in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.
  • Staff and volunteer management.
  • Budget and fiscal management.


  • Professional demeanor, confident and goal oriented.
  • Outgoing, self-motivated and creative.
  • Dynamic, authentic leadership and team building.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrated independent decision-making and problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Facilitation and presentation skills and experience.
  • Knowledge of Results-Based Accountability™, preferred.
  • Data utilization expertise related to community issues.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Committee-level volunteer management.
  • Relationship management with a broad array of individuals and organizations.
  • Attention to detail in a multitasking environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Competent with Adobe Products Suite, preferred.


  • Employer-subsidized healthcare plan with employer-funded HRA offered.
  • Group dental, vision, life insurance and other insurance products available.
  • Paid holidays, personal and sick leave time.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching available.


  • Normal nonprofit office environment with little exposure to dust, noise and extreme temperatures.
  • Extended work on personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator.
  • Reliable transportation required with the ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events locally, routinely and around the state and nationally, occasionally.
  • Monday-Friday, 8:15 am to 4:45 pm work week with occasional evening and weekend hours.


  • Sedentary work on a PC; sitting for extended periods of time, routinely.
  • Movement within the office and during external meeting and events, regularly.
  • Bends, stoops and twists, occasionally.
  • Exerts up to 25 lbs. of force, occasionally.
  • Facilitates, presents and collaboratively interacts with others, routinely.
  • Perform repetitive tasks, i.e., typing and texting, routinely.


  • Core Competencies (all United Way Professionals): Mission Focused, Relationship Oriented, Collaborator, Results Driven, Brand Steward

  • Leadership Roles Competencies (building on Core Competencies): Talent Management & People Development, Business Acumen & Strategic Direction, Operational Planning & Execution, Outward Turning

  • Senior/Functional Level Leadership (C-Suite and SVPs): Strategic Community Collaboration, Deep Community Expertise, Product Development and Implementation, Donor Influence, Volunteer Engagement, Advocacy and Public Policy

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.