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Vice President, Government Partnerships, GGRF

Vice President, Government Partnerships, GGRF

locationAlexandria, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 4 weeks ago
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
$160,000 - $200,000 per year

POSITION SUMMARY: (Hybrid, 3 days in office - Alexandria, VA)

United Way Worldwide brings people together to build strong communities where everyone thrives.  As one of the world’s largest privately funded charities, we serve 95% of the U.S. communities and 37 countries and territories.  Our humanitarian aid supports 48 million people every year. Through United Way Worldwide, communities tackle tough challenges and work with private, public, and nonprofit partners to boost education, economic solutions, and health resources. 

United Way Worldwide seeks an energetic self-starter to serve as Vice President, Government Partnerships. This role will be responsible for managing United Way’s role as a subrecipient in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The successful candidate will lead United Way Worldwide’s scope of work, as the central point of contact for the GGRF work, including coordination with the EPA and the Power Forward Communities coalition, of which United Way Worldwide is a member. 

The Vice President is a critical lead of United Way Worldwide’s GGRF project, including recommending strategy, coordinating timelines and communications, and representing all stakeholders including the United Way network, the Board of Trustees, and other partners. The Vice President will elevate issues, conflicts, and risks with the appropriate parties and work to resolve them. This role will require prior relevant experience managing government awards and projects related to environmental and energy issues, with a focus on outreach to disadvantaged communities. 

The Vice President will report to the SVP of Government Partnerships and will work collaboratively with other members of the United Way Worldwide Team, as well as outside policy experts. 

Please note that this position is subject to government funding availability.  Although our awards have been announced, it is important to acknowledge that funding allocations and external factors beyond our control may impact this position.


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level:

  • Serve as the primary liaison to the government agency (EPA) and coalition partners
  • Manage a large government contract, including staffing, strategy, budget and reporting
  • Understand concepts of environmental and energy programs, conduct research and analyze policy and legislation in this area
  • Manage a project, including creating a charter and project plan, and following a timeline
  • Manage multiple project deliverables with a high level of collaboration with team members
  • Develop and implement program strategies
  • Coordinate with leadership and outside experts to review and establish systems and resources needed to ensure program effectiveness and minimize risk
  • Create presentations and other communications for internal and external audiences 
  • Attend sessions with outside groups, policymakers and partners to understand the landscape and report back to colleagues 
  • Identify resource needs, including consultants or other experts to support the work 
  • Oversee staff, contractors, vendors and consultants supporting a wide range of activities for this work
  • Create toolkits for the United Way Network in these program areas
  • Develop, track, and manage project or program budgets
  • Set, measure, and refine impact measures for projects and programs
  • Other duties as assigned 


Minimum requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred
  • Minimum eight years of advanced-level experience in a similar role
  • Experience in community engagement, mobilization and/or movement-building. 
  • Experience leading programs that build public awareness. 
  • Advanced knowledge, skills and abilities in Environment, Energy, Disaster Response and/or Housing. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, build relationships, and work collaboratively
  • Excellent project management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Familiarity with the United Way network and federal policy landscape is strongly preferred


The budgeted lifespan salary range for this position is currently $160,000 to $200,0000 per year. Salaries are determined by several factors including applicant’s knowledge, ­­­skills, experience, position, equity, and market.


An individual must be able to demonstrate the following competencies at a satisfactory level and be able to work onsite in Alexandria, VA:

Accountability/Results Orientation 

Is accountable for the work results and performance to budget of an assigned team.  Participates in the articulation of and communicates work goals and objectives, as well as expected work results.  Assists in identifying work quality standards and training team members and accepts responsibility for the team's achieved outcomes.  Protects the United Way brand, promoting its relevance and statue to the extent possible.  Behaves ethically and honestly in all activities done on behalf of UWW and the movement.  Demonstrates a commitment to UWW’s values, including diversity and inclusiveness.

Decision Making/Risk Taking 

Evaluates available information and recommends a course of action.  Contributes own assessment of risks and implications of decisions in team decision-making efforts.  Develops and proposes effective alternative solutions.  Uses judgment appropriately in decision-making.  Knows when to shift decision making upwards.

Teamwork Collaboration 

Shares pertinent information and keeps team members informed on a regular basis.  Ensures that processes, systems and resources are available and direct them properly to enable the team to efficiently accomplish its goals and objectives. Able to adapt quickly to changing conditions or performance expectations.  Able to focus on assignments during periods of change and/or uncertainty.

Relationship Management 

Embodies and promotes UWW's values and guiding principles.  Promotes a "win-win" philosophy in dealing with others.  Serves as a role model in dealing with others to accomplish organization goals and objectives.  Works effectively with United Way staff, volunteers and other stakeholders to achieve strategic direction.  Able to manage and sustain key relationships to benefit the United Way movement and/or UWW.  Formulates and communicates in an ethical and politically sensitive manner.


Expresses ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner.  Is persuasive and influences others.  Actively listens to others to understand their perspectives.  Seeks input and feedback on individual, team and departmental performance and environment.  Supports openness.


Shares a deep commitment to the UW vision. Develops a "connected" vision for the Group.  Has a plan to meet Group vision and contribute to overall success.  Promotes a climate that values and rewards innovation and creativity.  Acknowledges and champions the efforts of others to "think outside the box". Maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends that affect United Ways, UWW and/or the non-profit sector. Demonstrates ability to analyze information and translate into specific, effective action/solutions.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.


United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call (703) 836-7100 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.


Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 5 - 10 years of experience

Salary range

  • $160,000 - $200,000 per year