Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 11-Jun-2018 to 10-Jul-2018
  • - United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Market Based
  • 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 the Public Policy leadership and effort to support these priorities. UWCI is a nonpartisan, non-ideological organization.
 
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. 
 
Provide staff leadership for United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) public policy and governmental affairs work at the federal, state and local levels. This is in support of identified priorities and in conjunction with the efforts of Indiana United Ways (IUW) and United Way Worldwide (UWW). Provide leadership in the community to facilitate public policy planning and community building activity in support of UWCI priorities.
 
Under the direction of Chief Community Impact Officer, the Public Policy Director/VP shall:
1. Provide leadership and support for Public Policy efforts of the Community Impact, Engagement, and Public Policy committees, and other board committees as needed.
2. Identify, research, monitor, and advocate for key local and/or regional public policy issues, performs analysis on organizational priority issues, develop strategy, convene discussion and provide issue advocacy leadership and community education as appropriate.
3. Collaborate closely with Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and other leaders for development and execution of the annual Public Policy agenda for UWCI.
4. Mobilize the Public Policy Committee, UWCI Board members and companies, other volunteers, community partners and other external constituencies for action in support of public policy agenda.
5. Author or facilitate the development of policy reports, issue papers, op-eds and outreach materials.
6. Conduct a regular program of information dissemination including communication through CQ Engage, website updates, newsletters, email action "alerts" and social media.
7. Conduct workshops, seminars and presentations as appropriate to support fundraising and community engagement.
8. Participate on the IUW Public Policy committee.
9. Cultivate and maintain relationships with policymakers.
10. Serve as a registered lobbyist with the state on behalf of UWCI and ensure organizational compliance with all filing requirements.
11. Lead legislative efforts and strategy implementation to secure funding for approved PreK Public Policy agenda items, including continued appropriation of funds associated with the Indianapolis Pre-School Program and securing a sustainable source of funding for needs-based Pre-K from the State.
12. Provide staff support of the Indy Preschool Scholarship Program Business Advisory Council, a group of major corporate investors in the Indianapolis Pre-K program.
13. Collaborate on statewide/national efforts including those by the Indiana Association of United Ways, Indiana Coalition for Human Services, United Way Worldwide and other community partners.
14. Develop and monitor department budget.
15. Help promote a cooperative spirit within the organization and among internal and external United Way participants.
16. Manage any contractors or consultants hired to support public policy work.
17. Perform special assignments and other work on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those functions. 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.
 
The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives.  The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.
 
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree in public administration, law, government, social work or related field required.  Graduate degree preferred in public administration, law, government, social work or related field with approximately five years of significant experience in public policy, preferably related to human services and/or education issues.
 
Excellent communication and presentation skills are required.  Good organizational and administrative skills needed. Strong media relations experience desired.  Must possess strong computer skills including database management. Familiarity with a variety of research techniques, internet and sources is necessary.
 
Physical Demands: 
The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
 
Work Environment: 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
• The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
• Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.
 
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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