The Vice President of Community Impact will lead the development of comprehensive strategies to strengthen community relationships/engagement and philanthropy, increase resources, and motivate key stakeholders to partner with United Way of Pierce County in order to collectively lift 15,000 households out of poverty by 2028. This includes a deep understanding systems change, advocacy/ public policy, data and evaluation, community development and how change happens and with communities. In partnership with the President & CEO and other members of the leadership team, the Vice President will also represent United Way with external constituency groups including community, governmental and private organizations to build community awareness, credibility, and key partnerships.
The Vice President will provide overall leadership, vision, and focus on the development of strategies to drive the collaborative approach to community impact that enhances United Way’s leadership position in the community. The VP will oversee all areas of Community Impact including investment processes, oversight of South Sound 2-1-1 (information and referral call center), all initiatives including Centers for Strong Families (wealth building initiative), basic needs and our annual From Poverty to Possibilities Summit. Participation in other key events is critical to ensure our work is presented in compelling ways.
Additional Responsibilities include:
· Lead, manage and coach an internal team through system and change management processes.
· Provide direction and leadership to the Director Financial Stability initiatives and the South Sound 2-1-1 Director
· Implement and measure strategies, policies, processes, programs and partnerships to advance the Organizational Success Plan (Strategic Plan) and community results on Systems Change, piloting the Two-Generation Approach, Advocacy, Strong Families and Basic Needs.
· Lead our efforts in creating our annual public policy strategy, presenting this plan to legislators, tracking initiatives and engaging legislators, supporters and community leaders to advance systems change
· Work in partnership with the President & CEO to execute the Success Plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve goals and ensure that the entire organization is focused on United Way’s mission.
· Embed diversity, equity and inclusion into all impact and innovation work so that we are continually assessing our value at helping to mitigate barriers for marginalized communities.
· Work with the community and its stakeholders to track and catalyze work leading to the measurement of 15,000 households moving into financial stability, as well as emerging trends related to barriers for individuals and families struggling with poverty.