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Senior Vice President, Community Engagement

Atlanta, GA

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
11-15 years of experience
Master's Degree

Published on 1 Jun 2019

Expires on 1 Jun 2019

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Senior Vice President, Community Engagement


Oversees strategy development to drive improved outcomes for 250,000 children living in communities of low and very low Child Well-Being (CWB).  This is accomplished by fulfilling three critical roles – making data driven investments, convening and collaborating with community partners, and tracking and measuring outcomes. 

Reporting to the COO, the Vice President, Community Engagement, together with the CE Operations and Strategy Teams comprised of his/her direct reports, ensures that the CWB goals are pursued substantially through two established strategies – place based and population solutions and that the investment capital is deployed in alignment with those strategies.  This role also is critical to strengthening United Way’s internal capacity and deepening its external visibility. 

Work Relationships:

  • External relationships include:  Volunteers, Partner Agency Executives and Board Members, Foundations, Government, Community Leaders, Policymakers and Donors
  • Internal relationships include:  President’s Cabinet members, Executive Assistant to the President, and COO
  • Community Engagement Staff
  • 2-1-1 Staff

Position Primary Responsibility

The objectives of the Vice President, Community Engagement are to guide the creation, implementation, and evaluation of integrated strategies that generate measurable improvements for individuals, families and communities as measured on the CWB Index.  To achieve impact, the Vice President Community Engagement must provide leadership to drive collective mobilization of people and resources around data driven integrated place based and population-based strategies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee 60+ staff in the Community Engagement (CE) Department and 2-1-1 by providing leadership, strategic direction, administrative supervision, and professional development.
  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships with a broad spectrum of individual and organizational stakeholders, including funders, policy-makers, community leaders, volunteers and partner agencies.
  • Identify and introduce strategic solutions to achieve and advance CWB goals by incubating innovative practices, scaling strategic projects and initiatives across the region and transferring internal knowledge of incubated projects to partners who can assist in achieving sustainable impact
  • Identify external partners and influence regional leaders in aligning and accelerating existing collaborative work that advances CWB agenda
  • Oversee the broader CWB Movement strategies and goals, including facilitation of external committees such as Child Well-Being Steering Committee.
  • Harness and utilize data in furtherance of community outcomes in collaboration with UWGA’s CIO and IT functions.
  • Advance learning and continuous improvement by tracking, measuring and evaluating processes and outcomes, and leading course corrections.
  • Support and staff CE’s volunteer leaders, including the Community Engagement Council and its sub-committees.
  • Coordinate with UWGA leadership, volunteer committees and staff to advance the vision and mission of the organization, including effective and optimal community engagement, communication, resource development, volunteerism, and fiscal accountability.
  • Participate as member of the President’s Cabinet in driving overall organizational strategies.
  • Provide direct supervision to the Vice President of Strategy and Knowledge Development, Vice President of RCOH & Place Based Initiatives, Vice President of Learning and Development, Vice President of 2-1-1, Sr. Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, Sr. Director of Operations and Investments, and Operations Manager.



  • 10+ years of experience leading successful social service organizations
  • Demonstrated leadership with cross sector partnerships and community organizations
  • Minimal, Master’s degree (Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, Business)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Experience with Government and Foundation Funded Partnerships


  • Thought leader
  • Systems thinker
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative
  • Creative
  • Critical thinker
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative worker (internally and externally)
  • Ability to build strong relationships