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United Way of Payne County


United Way of Payne County 
Executive Director Job Announcement
The United Way of Payne County (UWPC) is seeking a dynamic leader who demonstrates a strong ability to raise community awareness, build positive relationships with diverse communities, and solicit funding in support of UWPC partner agencies.  The Executive Director is responsible for turnkey operations of the UWPC Office including areas of fiscal procedures, management, external relations, and strategic planning.  Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree with five years of experience in professionally leading an established human service organization or other executive level professional experience with significant volunteer leadership roles.  
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to  Expected salary range is $55,000 - $61,500, including a competitive benefits package with 401K options.  The position will be open until filled but applications received by April 29, 2019 will receive priority consideration. 

Job Description

Job Identification:
Position: Executive Director – Full time
Reports to: Board of Directors
Supervises: All other paid and volunteer staff
Principal Objective:
Leads the United Way of Payne County (UWPC) activities and efforts to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.  Primary areas of responsibility include fiscal operation, management, external relations and strategic planning.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Fiscal Operations
Directs and coordinates annual fundraising campaign, including special events
Directs, oversees and maintains the prudent and proper fiscal management of the agency, including budgeting, cash management, payroll, payment and accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, analysis and audit
Coordinates allocation process for UWPC partner agencies, grant requests and appropriations and policy implementation/compliance
Coordinates general board and board committee activities, including orientation, policy development, agenda and business activities
Prepares annual calendar and goals
Manages agency employees (paid and unpaid) and related personnel issues
Manages office and agency, including building, capital needs assessment, systems and processes
External Relations
Builds and promotes positive and supportive relationships with UWPC partner agencies, and assists them in their resource, leadership and development needs
Fosters continued support from UWPC donors/friends and seeks out new potential UWPC donors
Coordinates and monitors accreditation process
Promotes the value/importance/impact of UWPC programs and services to the community at-large (business leaders, civic organizations, etc.) and seeks out new partnerships for the annual campaign
Serves as referral and clearinghouse for community services
Provides regular needs assessment for community
Maintains positive, proactive and professional public relations with the media, employers and the general community, so as to promote the positive goodwill of the UWPC and its partner agencies
Promotes positive, proactive and professional communications with Board of Directors and UWPC partner agencies
Strategic Planning
Understands the changing social, competitive, economic and giving environment facing the United Way
Develops innovative approaches to meet the challenges of the changing environment
Assists Board of Directors in establishing the strategic plan for effectively operating the UWPC
Acts as a catalyst for needed change and leads staff, volunteers and the community to accept and implement new initiatives
Job Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, ideally with emphases in non-profit management, business, public relations, communications or social work
Five or more years of experience in professionally leading an established human service organization or other executive level professional experience with significant volunteer leadership roles
Two or more years of direct supervisory experience of employees and/or volunteers
Ability to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the community and the expectations of the Board of Directors (to include some evenings and weekends)
Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds
Strong record of successful relationships with volunteer leadership
Proven skills as a leader and team builder
Demonstrated ability in planning, problem solving, fundraising, marketing and strategic thinking
Excellent communication skills: oral, written, and interpersonal
Strong financial management and analytical skills
Computer applications proficiency
Strong organizational, managerial and public speaking skills required
Job Description Revised & Approved: United Way Executive Committee, April 11, 2019
Job Description Approved: United Way Executive Committee, October 21, 2011
United Way Board of Directors, October 27, 2011
Job Description Revised & Approved: United Way Executive Committee, March 22, 1999
United Way Board of Directors, March 23, 1999

Equal Employment Opportunity has been and continues to be both policy and practice at UWPC. UWPC provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  This policy governs all areas of employment at UWPC, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignments, promotions, compensations, benefits, discipline, and terminations.  UWPC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.