The United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) is creating valuable partnerships and stewarding initiatives that end poverty in the Capital Region. We engage a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for the greater Capital Region through our Square One Approach. UWCCR understands that social injustices and lack of authentic partnerships in historically undervalued communities is why we have not made a bigger dent in poverty reduction. The Community Organizing division’s work will be to partner with historically undervalued communities for change. This division operates with the understanding that the work of community organizing, as stated in the Organizers Handbook, “is leadership that enables people to turn the resources they have into the power they need to make the change they want.” When a group of people organizes together for a collective cause and utilizes their collective power, they can radically undo systems of oppression.
This effort focuses on engaging stakeholders such as community groups, nonprofit organizations, government entities and schools to tackle the issue of local poverty from every angle. UWCCR is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty.
The Community Organizing Sr. Manager is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders across UWCCRS region. This position provides organizational leadership by engaging stakeholders in dialogues that inform and further the strategic mission of the United Way California Capital Region.
This position leads our Community Organizing team which works to address the root causes of problems through asset-based community development practices. The Sr. Manager coordinates closely with the Sr. Director of Impact and serves as a key member of the Community Impact team in articulating the UWCCR’s strategic direction.
· Salary range is $68,000-$87,000 depending on experience.
· Send cover letter and resume to Kula Koenig at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
· Facilitate community conversations and focus groups with diverse groups to share information and resources as well as collect information that will inform the planning and implementation of UWCCR’s strategies, initiatives, and program investments.
· Uses an asset-based community development model to develop relationships of trust and mutual respect with community members, civic, religious, and social organizations serving key demographic groups.
· Provide on the ground intelligence and serve as a brand ambassador when discussing UWCCR's strategic direction and priorities.
· Establish relationships and credibility among community leadership, advocates, business stakeholders, elected officials, and residents.
· Mobilize government, non-profit, small business, and other community stakeholders around common community goals in support of the collective impact approach to community results.
· Become familiar with all funded CBO programs and operations to support focused, high-impact community investment.
· Work in lock step with the other Community Impact Program Managers and identify opportunities to collaborate, layer and leverage each other's portfolio of investments for the purpose of maximizing lasting community impact.
· Provides leadership in making programmatic and operational recommendations to Impact Director on how to best implement strategic goals.
· Research and apply for grants to support UWCCR’s work in community organizing.
· Attend community meetings on behalf of UWCCR to hear community concerns, provide information about community engagement, and advocacy opportunities.
· Communicates with key internal and external stakeholders regularly in verbal and written form.
· Drafts written correspondence, e-mails, memos, reports, and meeting minutes.
· Other duties as assigned which could include special projects or assignments with other departments.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Experience leading grassroots organizing efforts in one or more of UWCCR’s 5 counties.
· Demonstrated history of social justice and anti-racism work.
- Strategic thinker who can provide vision for this new division within the United Way.
· Experience or knowledge of community engagement best practices and/or Asset Based Community Development fundamentals.
- Connections with nonprofit and community-based organizations in one or more of UWCCR’s 5 counties.
· Ability to build and retain quality relationships with community leaders in the public sector.
· Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, including the ability to communicate well in a variety of settings with a variety of stakeholders.
· Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create results through influence management.
· Exhibits creativity and resourcefulness; looks for ways to improve current policies and procedures.
· Ability to use independent judgment and make sound decisions.
· Ability to effectively coordinate with other departments within the organization.
· Ability to appropriately represent United Way California Capital Region in public settings.
· Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
· Bachelor’s degree in social services or a related field.
· Minimum three (3) years successful experience with nonprofit, human services, or government organization.
· Excellent analytical skills.
· Strong problem solving and process management skills (Uses rigorous logic methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; figures out the processes necessary to get things done; and knows what to produce and how to produce it).
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
Staff is working remotely with the option of working in the office while following safety procedures. Remote working conditions subject to change.
· Possession of an appropriate California operator’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles, and adequate automobile insurance; possession and maintenance of a good driving record (as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violation for at least a two-year duration) that does not contribute to an increase in UWCCR insurance rates.