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Vice President of Community Impact

Baton Rouge, LA

Relocation expenses:

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Master's Degree
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

Published on 1 Jun 2023

Expires on 15 Jul 2023

Vice President of Community Impact

The Vice President of Community Impact provides organizational leadership in the integration, management, strategic direction, and implementation of Capital Area United Way’s Community Impact department. Provides staff leadership, works closely with key volunteer leaders, corporate and community partners, and nonprofit and public sector agencies in carrying out the Community Impact Agenda. The Vice President is responsible for the Community Impact budget.

Other Key Relationships:

External: Capital Area corporate, civic (elected officials and State and local Agency Directors), volunteer, and faith-based leaders, partner agency providers and their Board leadership, Local, State, and Federal agency leaders and key staff; United Way system leaders.

Internal: United Way Staff.

Essential Job Functions: Through employee’s own efforts or through the delegation of key staff:
• Foster the development of a common vision among community stakeholders throughout the 10-parish region by
o Analyzing current and changing social issues and citizen values to determine implications for United Way’s strategic direction.
o Providing and sharing research-based information in understandable formats to gain greater community commitment for the transformation to community level change.
• Create a Community Impact Agenda by:
o Defining United Way’s role in the community’s short- and long-term goals.
o Establishing desired outcomes, objectives, strategies and action steps.
o Identifying how United Way can best address specific elements of the plan.
o Coordinate Capital Area United Way’s impact in the 10-parish region by creating and implementing strategies for grant investment, direct services, advocacy, and volunteerism.
o Establish board and staff-level responsibility for engaging with the community by establishing United Way’s position on critical public policy issues in an approved advocacy agenda.
o Organize and/or participate in briefings for public officials, legislators, business leaders and the nonprofit sector to inform and shape policy related to priorities established in the Community Impact Agenda.
• Community Impact and Engagement System Research, Planning and Integration:
o Ensure system strategic direction and funding priorities are in alignment with the Community Impact Agenda and Capital Area United Way Strategic Plan.
o Manage continuous evaluation relating to system issue areas and strategic plans; integrates the work of the Community Impact Cabinet and program evaluation teams and staff. Reports results in a timely manner to the President of the United Way and key United Way volunteer leadership.
o Responsible for data collection, management, and analysis as related to system issue areas and activities.
o Conducts ongoing assessments of the system strategic direction and makes adjustments as necessary.

• Community Impact Leadership and Management:
o Ensure all impact strategies and decisions are in alignment with the Community Impact Agenda.
o Provide strategic direction for all CAUW direct services including but not limited to 211, Care Coordination, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Financial Coaching, Community Outreach
o Manage continuous evaluation, relationships, and outcomes related to impact decisions and strategies within impact issue areas and plans; integrates the work of volunteer leaders and staff to ensure careful grant recommendations.
o Conduct annual review/research, analysis, and report writing of program and initiatives data as it relates to impact areas.

• Volunteer Leadership and management of Corporate Volunteer Engagement:
o Manage recruitment and retention of system volunteers.
o Coordinate communications with system volunteers.
o Ensure volunteers are appropriately trained and active in the Community Impact and Engagement System.
o Provide support to Community Impact chair and co-chair on ongoing planning related to system work.
o Provides leadership, direction and integration of volunteer and corporate engagement opportunities and strategies through Volunteer United.
o Works closely with Resource Development and Communications and Marketing teams to ensure alignment of corporate engagement opportunities.

• Community Impact and Engagement Staff:
o Responsible for the management and leadership of Community Impact staff.
o Plan and integrate the work plan of staff and provide time, resources, and guidance in completing that work.
o Track the performance versus objectives of staff team.
o Assign projects (initiatives) and tracks progress of department members.
o Manage and ensure staff’s use of CAUW’s database system.

Additional Job Functions: Although not Essential Job Functions, employee may also be responsible for the following from time to time:
• Engage in grant writing and development of strategic partnerships to ensure Community Impact activities, programs, and initiatives are appropriately funded.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Relationship Building – Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. Effectively communicates, treats others with respect and dignity, actively listens and facilitates diverse input and contributions, embraces conflict and can successfully navigate the conversation to describe the organization’s interests and find appropriate solutions.

• Results-Oriented Thinking and Behavior – Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support organization’s strategic plans and annual goals. Demonstrates a searing focus on results and can effectively communicate goals and impact of actions, promotes innovation and is willing to take risks, develops relationships to drive resources and results, has the necessary organizational skills to deliver on the business model, holds self and team members accountability for achieving results, motivates others to translate ideas into actions.

• Mission-focused – Top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. Demonstrates the ability to link donor, volunteer, and advocates’ aspirations to needs; strives to achieve shared goals, separates one’s own interest from organizational interest in order to make the best possible judgments for the organization

• Brand Steward – Understands his/her role in in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater UWW network and local United Way. Acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels (personal, market, societal), internalizes the meaning and commitment of UW and consistently acts according to its value and purpose. Is accountable and transparent with all stakeholders, identifies underlying issues that impact negatively on people and takes appropriate action to rectify the issues.
Required Minimum Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, social work, education, or a related field.
• Ten years of professional experience in successful team and organizational leadership.
• Five years of professional experience in program, project and budget management.
• Five years of supervisory/management experience.
• Three years of professional experience in grant writing, volunteer management, facilitation, negotiation, and public speaking.
• Knowledge and use of current Microsoft Office software and its applications.

Preferred Education and Experience:

• Master’s degree (MBA, MSW or MPA).
• Non-profit management experience.
• United Way Community Impact staff experience
• Grantmaking experience

General Physical Requirements:

• Sedentary Work: Employee is required to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

• Physical Activities:
o Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
o Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Activities must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
o Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound.

• Visual Acuity: Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or expansive reading.

• Working Conditions: Employee is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. Employee must drive to and report to various locations to perform work.