United Way of the Midlands (UWM) was established in Columbia in 1925. We provide critical health and human services needs in Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, and Orangeburg Counties. With a mission to unite people and resources to improve the quality of life in the Midlands, United Way of the Midlands focuses on helping provide a strong safety net, space for non-profit collaboration, and pathways to resiliency.
UWM’s work ensures strong foundations for children including early literacy skills and building resiliency. We implement trainings, awareness events, and programs to support these goals. Young Men United is an evidence-informed initiative designed to create barrier-free pathways for young men of color to reach their academic and career goals by bringing wrap around supports to college capable high school students starting in the tenth or eleventh grade. The Young Men United Program Assistant provides administrative support, volunteer support, meeting support, and assistance with special initiatives. The position is in-office based in Columbia, South Carolina. Remote work only is not a consideration due to the team working environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate UWM’s efforts to improve resiliency and stability (75% of time allocation):
- Support Young Men United Advisory Council meeting coordination (scheduling and coordinating meetings, making copies, and managing virtual meetings), written correspondence, meeting minutes, and volunteer management.
- Support for Young Men United professional development workshops and mentor gatherings, which includes maintaining cohort and mentor rosters, confirming guest speakers, setting up for meetings, processing payments, sending meeting invites, and assisting with event planning.
- Assist with Young Men United press events and marketing efforts.
- Support Young Men United’s wrap-around service support for families, including interacting with families to understand their needs and interacting with community service providers.
- Order program supplies and track inventory.
- Prepare check requests and track budget expenditures.
- Work with multi-function printers, including the ability to scan documents and send them as an email attachment and configure copy settings.
Required & Preferred Qualifications
- Associate or bachelor’s degree in education, social work, social services, counseling, public health, or relevant education and experience in related fields.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication (oral and written) skills.
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office family of products.
- Ability to manage various aspects of grants, special projects, and initiatives.
- Ability to work independently as a member of an impact team.
- Ability to prioritize projects and manage time effectively.
- Demonstrate reliability.
- Ability to develop positive interpersonal and working relationships with various publics, including volunteer networks, UWM staff, schools, donors, and supporters.
- Ability to develop and maintain rosters, calendars, filing systems and ensure accuracy, confidentiality, and consistency of filing systems.
- Bachelor's degree or relevant education and experience in related field.
- Non-profits, government, foundation, boards, volunteer management, and/or United Way experience.