Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Apr-2017 to 30-Apr-2017
  • - United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Executive Compensation
  • Full Time
  • Complete Benefits Package Available

United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. 
 
This position provides executive leadership, strategy development, planning, execution and accountability for United Way's community impact activities.  Success requires a commitment to high functioning partnerships with all areas of the organization including fundraising, operations, research and data analytics, marketing, public relations, public policy and volunteerism. This person must exhibit a professional presence and encourage collaboration at all levels of the organization. Must demonstrate a commitment to being data driven in developing and executing strategies, with clear metrics identified and measurement.   This position provides prominent leadership in developing, promoting and maintaining solid community collaborations with corporations, foundations, United Way agencies, other non-profits, and state, federal and local government partners. Must have the presence, the depth and breadth of experience, and credibility to represent UWCI and the community based services sector. 
 
Position Duties & Responsibilities:
 
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  
 
The Chief Community Impact Officer is responsible for the executive leadership of United Way's Community Impact department which includes:
 
• Education strategy initiatives aligned with our education goals, administration of the Indy PSP/On My Way Pre-K programs, execution of our 10-year early childhood education strategy, and management of early literacy programs such as Read Up. 
• Financial Stability strategy initiatives including the evaluation and growth of our Centers for Working Families networks and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
• Health strategy initiatives including participation in the Jump In For Healthy Kids childhood obesity community goal, the Marion County Mental Health Court, and the Marion County reentry coalition.
• Basic Needs strategy and initiatives, including the administration of federal and state grants such as the Energy Assistance Program for Marion County and basic needs programs such as United Christmas Service.
• Agency Services including, but not limited to, agency certification, grants, alignment, evaluation, capacity building and partnerships, facilities maintenance and capital grants and the Non-Profit Training Center.
• Data Integration Plan advancement including agency alignment, and partnerships necessary to execute and further strengthen the plan. 
• The Great Families 2020 Initiative including fulfilling the administrative and evaluation requirements associated with our federal Social Innovation Fund grant. 
• Community Impact (CI) University development and deployment as a strategy for improving our community impact and fundraising through engagement and understanding.
• Establish and periodically review, in cooperation with the President & CEO, Board of Directors and the executive leadership team, strategies and initiatives designed to meet United Way's community goals in Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs. 
• Develop strategies that align Community Impact "products" with the interests of donors. 
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field both inside and outside the United Way network.
• Develop new and periodically review and recommend changes to existing goals, strategies, projects and directives within Community Impact. 
• Represent UWCI at external events advocating on our behalf while educating stakeholders.
• Develop and oversee programs to assist, strengthen and inform UWCI partner agency staff and volunteer board leadership. 
• Ensure strong and collaborative partnerships with UWCI partner agencies by managing staff liaison program.   
• Compliance with the requirements of federal, state and local grants made to support community impact work.
• Provide professional support and leadership for various committees including the Agency Executive Council (AEC), Agency Executive Council Steering Committee and the Community Impact Committee.  
• Provide positive executive leadership, management and supervisory support to all team members in the Community Impact department, and more broadly, serve as a role model and mentor for them and others in the organization as a member of the Executive Team.
 
Leadership Responsibilities:
 
The Chief Community Impact Officer directly leads 8 exempt team members with a Community Impact department total of 24 team members. Provide effective leadership to the team through one on one's, team meetings, mentoring, expectation setting, regular feedback, performance management and cascading communications. This position will report to the President & CEO.
 
Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.  The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Education and/or Experience
Master's degree in business administration, philanthropy, social work or related field preferred with at least a minimum of five years' senior executive leadership and management experience in a large non-profit, corporation, or similar organization with a level of complexity and visibility consistent with United Way of Way of Central Indiana. 
 
This role has significant interaction and collaboration with both internal and external constituents.  This may include, but not limited to, meeting with community partners such as corporations, individuals, universities, government leaders, other United Way affiliates, United Way Worldwide and network partners, civic and non-profit leadership, media contacts, other UWCI team members and leaders, boards of directors and volunteer committees, and presenting to the board of directors and to the United Way team.  
 
The person in this role must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. This person will have budgeting responsibility for the Community Impact group and must be willing and able to budget and forecast expenses and make tradeoffs both within and outside the group to meet the needs of the organization.
 
This person will respectfully provide dissenting views and create an environment where others are also encouraged to do so.  Will be expected to contribute to the broader leadership of the organization through active participation as a member of the Executive Team. Must have unquestionable integrity with the ability to represent United Way credibly, professionally and with a strategic senior leader vision.  
 
Core Competencies United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:
• Courage
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence
• Thinking Strategically
• Stakeholder Experience
• Effective Communication

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