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VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

El Paso, TX

Relocation expenses: Not paid

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

Published on 20 Jul 2022

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VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

United Way of El Paso County is committed to improving the lives and futures of all people in the community. We bring together expertise, funding and volunteer support to positively impact education, health, basic needs, and financial stability. In partnership with others, we work to eliminate inequities experienced by diverse populations so that all people have a safe, healthy home environment, achieve their educational potential, and increase their financial stability. We commit to building bridges across cultural, racial, religious, and economic boundaries.

POSITION: VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

REPORTS TO: President and CEO

PURPOSE: The Vice President of Community Impact supports the mission of United Way of El Paso County (UWEPC) by leading the investment of financial and non-financial resources of the Community Impact department through strategy, development and implementation of programs and services.
The Vice President of Community Impact leads the Community Impact department and the organization as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the unique role, approaches and contributions of United Way of El Paso County.
 Ability to develop and implement United Way’s overall business/organizational strategy, integrating the functional areas into highly effective community impact response to critical community needs.
 Have extensive experience in leading high-performing teams (volunteers and staff) in the design and delivery of results-based, high-profile, large scale initiatives, programs and advocacy/public policy efforts.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Impact Agenda
 Develop community-wide goals and implement a strategic and cohesive plan for impact to make progress on these goals, all based on an understanding of community needs, an awareness of community resources, and a knowledge of local and national best practice strategies (financial, advocacy, volunteer, other).
 Leverage and align UWEPC’s unique strengths and abilities to support the strategies by engaging in relationships and partnerships, and measuring results.
 Assess community information assets and needs, and direct initiatives to address development and dissemination of information related to health and human services.
 Identify and recruit a diverse and dynamic group of business, academic and community change leaders to support UWEPC’s Community Impact agenda.
 Collect and track key data points related to United Way’s areas of strategic focus.
 Develop and direct systems and structures for the investment of the (UWEPC) Community Impact Fund and other small funds.
 Provide oversight and direction in the design and implementation of integrated strategies that deliver results on United Way’s Community Impact Agenda.
Resource Development (Philanthropy)/Relationship Management
 Actively cultivate and maintain relationships and develop strategic partnerships with community, public sector, foundation and corporate leaders to maximize United Way’s leadership positioning in community impact efforts.
 Develop and drive effective networks of leadership level volunteers, high net worth donors, foundation and corporate leadership to generate resources and achieve impact.
 Attend key community events and activities as a way to promote United Way of El Paso County’s mission, vision and core values becoming a defined community ambassador for United Way.
 Develop relationships with local and national foundation and corporate leadership that result in unique opportunities to advance community impact work in collaboration with other funders and community partners:
     o identify grant opportunities to support initiative(s);
     o assist in grant writing activities such as researching strategies            and developing program logic models, budgets and any other              input that would benefit the application process.
 Support philanthropy staff in their efforts to:
      o create strategies to prospect, cultivate, solicit, and grow                       donations, including major gifts and individual leadership givers;
      o develop partnerships with individual/corporate/business donors          to increase participation/engagement in United Way led                        volunteer events, sponsorships, gifts in-kind, special events, etc.
Public Policy & Advocacy
 Provide leadership, strategy, planning, coordination and implementation of public policy agenda/initiatives, including stakeholder, i.e., Board of Directors, Community Impact Committees, funded agencies, etc., participation.
Staff Leadership and Management
 Recruit, supervise, and manage qualified and dedicated staff within UWEPC efforts.
 Plan and coordinate ongoing professional development and appropriate skills training for staff on pertinent topics.
 Lead and guide team members in strategically developing and building awareness of services related to addressing community needs.
 Supervise and manage staff workloads and performance plans.
 Provide strategic focus for the team, including encouraging collaboration between initiatives and partners.
Community Partnerships
 Maintain working knowledge of all UWEPC programs, engagement and initiatives to serve as a strong representative and advocate for the organization.
 Seek and maintain strong community partnerships with local service providers and potential supporters.
 Cultivate a strong collaborative of response and engagement by convening partners to assess community needs and strategically provide services in collaboration with partners.
 Participate in recurring program and strategic meetings to assist in shaping the vision of UWEPC Community Impact products and partnerships.
 Advocate for UWEPC Community Impact products with community partners and stakeholders. Research new programs and services that may be relevant to the mission and values of UWEPC.
 Develop and cultivate successful business/personal relationships with key employees and CEO, including elected officials and key County and City staff.
 Facilitate relationships with partners for direct services and programming to clients including MOUs, reporting, and information-sharing.

CROSS FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Engagement
 Work effectively with other teams at United Way to provide appropriate support and value to partners. Leverage relationships to create additional opportunities with other organizations and individuals.
 Foster creative thinking and facilitate future partnerships within corporate accounts.
 Attend key community events and activities as a way to promote United Way of El Paso County’s mission, vision and core values becoming a defined community ambassador for United Way.
 Cultivate community support for United Way by maintaining contacts with local organizations, businesses and individuals.

SKILLS AND COMPENTENCIES:
Interpersonal Skills
 Experience working in collaborative environments and cross functionally to achieve goals.
 Strong project management, process improvement, or other applicable experience.
 Strong analytical skills using data to support decisions.
 Problem-solver and self-starter who initiates solutions; collaborates and negotiates effectively with team members, partners, and stakeholders. Strong ability to distill and communicate complex issues and concepts to others.
 Strong communicator focused on building relationships and leveraging partnerships to advance priorities and initiatives.
 Personal attributes of honesty, integrity, professional behavior, tact, sense of urgency, and sense of humor.
Computer Skills
Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Intermediate knowledge of social media and website management platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Wix; Strong knowledge of virtual meeting platforms i.e. Zoom, GoTo Meeting, FaceBook Live, Microsoft Teams; Strong knowledge of case management software and workflow.

Key Competencies
 Cultivates

  • Equity Mindset
  • Network Mindset
  • Learning Mindset

Think Strategically Applies appropriate strategic logic to decisions and initiatives. Identifies efforts that will have the greatest strategic impact.
 Promote Collaboration Fosters a sense of teamwork, leverages differences, and facilitates the effective interaction and contribution of others to achieve goals.
 Engage and Inspire Articulates and inspires commitment to a plan of action aligned with organizational mission and goals.
 Inspire Trust Gains the confidence and trust of others through principled leadership and sound business ethics.
 Innovate Champions new ideas and initiatives and creates an environment that supports innovation.
 Focus on Community Ensures the delivery of exceptional service and value to the communities we serve.
Core Competencies for all UWEPC Staff
 Mission Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to the mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
 Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before processes and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
 Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement
 Results Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good: creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact
 Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
 Behaviors reflect a belief that individuals from diverse backgrounds lead to a more successful organization.
 Educates oneself about DEI issues within the organization and community.
 Demonstrates a willingness to become aware of and address one’s own implicit biases.
 Deliberately works to include individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in efforts both internally and externally as appropriate.
 Identifies and integrates the tools and resources needed to create more equitable environments.
Qualifications--Knowledge, Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in subjects related to health and human services, non-profit or organizational management, early childhood development, education, or social services, plus eight years of work experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to the duties of the position.

Knowledge of the non-profit, education and social services sector is essential as well as skills in grant-writing, grant management, personnel management, program development and operation, leadership, strategic planning, management of sub-contractors and partnerships, and direct service.

Experience managing and supervising diverse teams with a focus on building cohesion through quality standards. Experience strategizing, developing and leading dynamic projects in the human service sector, including start-up and pilot programs as well as revitalizing existing projects.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule with the possibility of early morning, evening, and weekend work. Valid driver’s license, insurance and vehicle required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Classification
This is a full time exempt position with competitive Benefits (Health, Dental, Life Insurance and Retirement Contributions).
Revised: May 17, 2022