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Chief Development Officer

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Chief Development Officer

Department: Development
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Classification: Management
Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview:

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families.  With a history spanning over 90 years and programs tackling the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty. 

As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order to provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

For more information about UWBA, please visit http://uwba.org

The Opportunity:

The California Bay Area, known for its natural beauty, array of cultures, and thriving technology industry, is also home to extreme hardship with one in four residents living in poverty. Poverty is an enormously complex challenge with root causes as diverse as its victims. As one of the leading nonprofits in the region, the United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is a catalyst for change, activating individuals and organizations to break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area by building financial capability among residents and fighting to remove barriers to success. With early roots among the nation’s first community chests, incorporated in 1922, United Way Bay Area has a rich history of bringing together individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and government entities to fight for a strong, vibrant, and healthy community. By enabling neighbors to invest in one another, the organization addresses the specific needs of the community and helps more than 250,000 Bay Area residents each year through four pillars of impact:

Financial Stability

Supporting families and individuals to thrive financially.

Employment and Career Opportunities

Help youth and adults gain knowledge and ability to build careers.

Basic Needs and Homelessness Prevention

Connecting the most vulnerable populations to programs and services.

Strengthening Our Community

Bringing together whole sectors and providing the support and manpower to address the region’s most pressing challenges.

In addition to poverty-fighting initiatives, the United Way is the premier convener of community engagement by empowering companies and individuals to donate, advocate, and volunteer to strengthen community and change lives. Following a merger in 2016, UWBA brings public, private and nonprofit partners across eight counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano) to tackle these complex problems. Together, UWBA and its partners have hundreds of program sites serving the community every day.

The new Chief Development Officer will join during an exciting period for UWBA and for the United Way network, as United Way Worldwide leads a digital transformation with several systems emerging to support partners in every community with their workplace giving, employee volunteerism and other social purpose activities. For instance, through a unique partnership with Salesforce, each United Way is able to offer a CSR platform called Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud that changes how corporate employees give and volunteer. New platforms such as this will help company partners make it simpler and easier to help their employees change the world.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

•Reporting to and partnering closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will work with the Board, leadership team, development team, donors and other key constituents to lead, drive and catalyze innovations that both maintain and transform the organization’s revenue model in order to achieve the bold mission of cutting poverty in the Bay Area in half.

•The CDO will be responsible for setting the large-scale strategy for development efforts and executing on that plan. The individual will oversee donor engagement initiatives to strengthen constituent relationships and create awareness of the role that UWBA plays in the community and aggressively build financial support for UWBA. This includes driving strategic corporate partnerships, employee engagement and cause marketing solutions, as well as innovations to further participation from high net worth individuals and institutional donors. The CDO will also actively manage a donor portfolio by personally participating in stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation.

•In the short term, the CDO will guide the Board, staff, and volunteers in developing and executing strategies for raising $40,000,000+ annually, including $18,000,000+ of funding for UWBA programs and operations. Meanwhile, the CDO will develop a strategic plan that establishes goals and strategies for doubling revenue targets in three to five years.
The Chief Development Officer will lead a best-in-class development program and will oversee and manage a team currently of 10 development professionals, including three Senior Directors. As a member of the leadership team, the CDO will work closely and collaboratively modeling effective, on-going cross departmental partnerships that address the intersections of fundraising, communication, board governance, program, and infrastructure.

•Finally, the Chief Development Officer will enhance UWBA’s overall approach to development – one that creates a true culture of philanthropy and collaboration throughout the organization, improves and develops sustained success in contributed revenue, and ultimately fulfills UWBA’s mission and achieves its vision. The CDO will accelerate and deepen the organization’s commitment to evolving a true CRM culture.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

•A firm commitment to the goals and objectives of UWBA, and to the belief that UWBA can make a powerful and positive impact on the community.

•A successful track record as a leader in the field of development with a wide range of fundraising channels including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government. (Other revenue generating experience may also be considered).
Articulate in defining corporate partnership strategy and setting a vision for UWBA’s capabilities to drive corporate social responsibilities across multiple business segments.

•Strong technological acumen with experience leading a data-driven approach to development/revenue generation and a proven ability to use metrics to inform and drive decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

•A comprehensive understanding of Salesforce and other donor management or CRM systems and tools.
Strategic and results-oriented leader with the ability to set a vision for the organization’s next fundraising chapter and oversee the execution of a development plan with success measured against key performance indicators.
Proven ability to lead company-wide alignment on partner priorities and activities.

•Exceptional people skills with the flexibility and foresight to institute contemporary management practices.
Grow the team that will manage partner programs and increase the partnership pipeline.

•A demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion.

•Innovative, energetic, and able to function well in a fast-paced, team environment, which includes cross-department coordination driving a culture of collaboration, accountability, and effectiveness.

•Skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels with varied constituencies, including UWBA’s Board of Directors, donors, leadership team, corporate and community leaders, other UWBA departments, and local United Ways across the country.

•An excellent listener and communicator who can be inspirational and motivational, both one-on-one and as a public speaker.

•An appreciation for serving the Bay Area community.

EDUCATION

An undergraduate degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.

INQUIRIES, NOMINATIONS, AND APPLICATIONS

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include 1) a detailed resume and 2) a brief letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s motivation to apply and experience related to the responsibilities and requirements described above. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications (PDF preferred) should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to: Josh.Ward@KornFerry.com

KORN FERRY CONTACTS

Divina Gamble
Senior Client Partner
Washington, DC
202.355.3834
divina.gamble@kornferry.com

Rosa Morris
Principal
Washington, DC
202.955.0952
rosa.morris@kornferry.com

Josh Ward, PhD
Senior Associate
Los Angeles, CA
405.640.3994
josh.ward@kornferry.com

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.

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Corporate Engagement Manager

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Corporate Engagement Manager

Department: Development

Reports to: Senior Director, Workplace Development

Classification: Union Professional

Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview:

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families.  With a history spanning over 90 years and programs tackling the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty. 

As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

For more information about UWBA, please visit http://uwba.org

The Opportunity:

With one in four families in the Bay Area struggling to make ends meet, the face of poverty might be closer than you think. It could be your co-worker, your neighbor, or your friend.  Want to help us do something about it? UWBA seeks a talented and motivated fundraiser to join our outstanding team and support our mission: to be the catalyst that enables people to strengthen their communities by investing in one another. Do you have a history of building donor relationships?  Are you passionate about community issues? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and highly visible role? 

UWBA partners with hundreds of companies and thousands of individual supporters to address the community’s most pressing needs and drive sustainable results.  It is the goal of our dynamic Development team to increase our number of new donors and deepen the relationships with our current donors.

The Corporate Engagement Manager will cultivate, manage and grow an assigned portfolio of accounts, with a focus on corporate and employee engagement. This position will also steward and cultivate leadership level individual donors and prospects from within assigned accounts, and will identify new opportunities to raise funds year-round within and beyond those accounts.

The Corporate Engagement Manager will have the ability to work with a broad range of people, have strong fundraising skills, strong communication skills and the ability to interact with high level donors on an individual and group basis. This position will work closely with the Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement to develop and refine strategies for maximizing results and will collaborate with other team members within Development and across departments including the Finance, Marketing, and Community Impact Teams.

This is a professional exempt position reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Engagement. It is a full time, regular, 37.5 hour per week position. This position is for the United Way Bay Area San Francisco Office.

What you’ll do:

 Corporate Engagement:

•Develop and execute corporate engagement and revenue raising strategy for a portfolio of corporate accounts and establish, in cooperation with management, measurable goals and objectives to meet organization goals.

•Provide high level, quality customer service by maintaining a positive and proactive relationship to all assigned workplace campaigns and individuals; maintain thorough communication logs in Salesforce.

•Cultivate ongoing relationships with corporate account representatives, donors, and prospective donors to identify their philanthropic interests and enhance their knowledge and support of UWBA.

•Manage appropriate training/resources, manage timelines, provide direct support to corporate accounts, i.e., speaking engagements, event facilitation, volunteer projects etc. for each account

•Manage on-going relationships with key leadership and donors in each of the assigned accounts.

•Accurately forecast, monitor and prepare progress reports on all accounts and individual donor portfolio.

•Conduct face to face visits with a portfolio of donors and steward year-round.
Manage volunteers, board members and organization stakeholders who will assist with the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects.

•Promote and demo the Salesforce Philanthropy cloud platform to existing corporate partners and seek new business; provide support to existing SPC accounts and work internally across teams on year-round engagement.

•Proactively seek opportunities to generate new partnerships and sponsorships based on aligning corporate interests, and by maintaining strong communication ties with corporate donors and prospects.

Corporate Volunteerism:

•Identify purpose-driven employee engagement opportunities and serve as a resource for companies to strengthen their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, talent acquisition and talent retention plans.

•Promote and/or collaborate with the Volunteer, Event and/or Affinity Group Teams to provide targeted opportunities for individuals and corporate employee groups to engage directly with UWBA programs and our mission.

•Support the Community Engagement team with organizing and executing collaborative volunteer partnerships (traditional and nontraditional, internal and external) by identifying, creating and promoting volunteer engagement activities that align with UWBA’s mission of fighting poverty.

•Develop relationships with Bay Area community partners including non-profit agencies and public institutions, to advance UWBA impact agenda and help secure volunteer opportunities for our corporate partners.

•Develop partnerships that advance UWBA’s strategies to increase engagement and deepen relationships with individuals, new target audiences, and affiliated organizations throughout the Bay Area and leverage volunteerism to bring new supporters to our organization and to improve our relevancy with current supporters.

Who you are:

•3-5 years+ experience direct fundraising preferred.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, and solid relationship management skills at all levels in organization.

•Ability to multi-task and manage simultaneous tasks and customer relationships.

•Strong donor focus and understanding of how to effectively manage ongoing donor relationships.

•Self-motivated, goal oriented, ability to get job done.

•Team player who excels at working collaboratively – both listening and actively contributing – as well as independently.
Strong computer skills including above average competency on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

•Comfort and knowledge of Internet, experience with Salesforce desirable.

•Project management experience desirable.

•Other non-profit/philanthropic experience/demonstrated interest desirable.

•A California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

•Support an inclusive environment and value the individual traits, skills and talents of all staff, volunteers, donors, and constituents.

Salary: $52,000.00 – 57,000.00 Salary Exempt

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.

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Development Officer, Individual Philanthropy

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Development Officer, Individual Philanthropy

Department: Development
Reports to: Senior Director, Individual Giving
Classification: Union Professional
Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview:

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families.  With a history spanning over 90 years and programs tackling the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty. 

As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

For more information about UWBA, please visit http://uwba.org

The Opportunity:

UWBA seeks a talented and motivated fundraiser to join our outstanding team and support our mission: to be the catalyst that enables people to strengthen their communities by investing in one another. Do you have a history of building donor relationships?  Are you passionate about community issues? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and highly visible role?

The Development Officer, Individual Philanthropy will be responsible for executing fundraising strategy with individual donors and prospects through research, acquisition, cultivation and stewardship throughout the Bay Area. The region is defined as eight Bay Area counties. All efforts will be coordinated in partnership with the Sr. Director of Individual Giving and the Individual Giving team, specifically driven towards current, past and prospective major gift donors.

The Development Officer, Individual Philanthropy is responsible for managing a portfolio of donors and prospects and is directly responsible for raising $500,000 in annual gifts each year. This role will be responsible for implementing strategies to effectively cultivate, solicit, steward, and upgrade individual donors up to the $5,000 level. Additional responsibilities will include supporting growth and membership of Affinity Groups. Positioned within the Development team, the Development Officer, Individual Philanthropy will work closely with the Sr. Director of Individual Giving and Individual Giving team, the Workplace Giving team, as well as board members and program staff.

The position will be based out of UWBA’s San Jose Office and will be flexible to work from the San Francisco office at least one day a week. It is a full time, regular, 37.5 hour per week position.

 

What You’ll Do:

•Reporting to the Sr. Director of Individual Giving and in collaboration with the Development Team develop and implement strategies to effectively increase total dollars raised, with focus on strengthening donations up to the $5,000 level achieving established goals for giving and engagement.

•In collaboration with Marketing manage the direct solicitation of individuals outside the workplace under $5,000.

•Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors and execute an effective moves management approach, including in-person meetings, to engage donors to support UWBA programs financially and through volunteer service.

•In partnership, create and implement strategies to identify a pipeline of prospective and lapsed donors to cultivate through year-round engagement.

•Tracks donor movement and information, significant activities, and financial projections in Salesforce as it relates to the portfolio.

•Partner with the development and leadership teams, board members, and other external volunteers in individual cultivation steps.

•Participate in developing and planning cultivation and stewardship events

•Participate in developing and supporting the ‘Emerging Leaders’ and ‘Women United’ affinity groups across the Bay Area.

•Be a liaison for donors to UWBA’s volunteer opportunities and affinity groups.

•Actively communicate United Way’s role and impact throughout the Bay Area community.

Who you are:

•2 years+ experience in fundraising with a proven track record of raising gifts up to the $5,000 level.

•Superior ability as a relationship manager, developing and maintaining positive relationships with a portfolio of donors as a UWBA representative.

•Strong organizational skills, detail oriented with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and to work calmly under the pressure of competing priorities and deadlines.

•Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking.

•High energy, personal initiative, sense of humor, and passion for the work.

•Strong computer skills including ability with donor databases (Salesforce preferred) and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).

•Operate effectively as a highly self-motivated independent contributor, as well as a team-player collaborating as a member of cross-functional teams.

•Knowledge of development principles, fundraising techniques and ethics, including moves management donor strategies.

•Ability to travel throughout the Bay Area (occasionally includes evening and weekends).

Salary: $52,000.00 – 57,000.00 Salary Exempt

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.

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Labor Liaison

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Labor Liaison

Department: Labor Liaisons-Alameda, SF, CC, SM
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Community Impact
Classification: Union Professional
Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview: 

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families.  With a history spanning over 90 years and programs tackling the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty.

As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and reimagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

For more information about UWBA, please visit http://uwba.org

 

The Opportunity:

The AFL-CIO Labor Liaison supports all functions of United Way and AFL-CIO partnership and the mutual interests of both organizations by:

Bridging United Way and Labor communities;

Fostering strong relationships with labor unions to advance mutual impact goals and ensure successful United Way campaigns; -Identifying opportunities for the United Way and labor to collaborate on jointly developed programs that benefit local communities;

Building strategic partnerships with community allies and implementing jointly developed programs around the issues of income, education and health; The AFL-CIO Labor Liaison is an employee of United Way Bay Area subject to UWBA’s employment and workplace policies. This position is based in Martinez at Contra Costa AFL-CIO Labor Council.

What you’ll do:

Relationship-Building, Community Engagement and Community Impact

Conduct a program of community services for union members, their families, and others in the community as identified/agreed in the jointly developed annual work plan (including but not limited to information & referral, food pantries and hardship funds).

Work with United Way Community Impact (CI) staff and Central Labor Council leaders to determine where CI goals align with the goals of the local labor movement, and develop plans for increasing labor participation to achieve those goals.

Connect union members to essential services and refer members to UWBA programs including 211, SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It! etc.

Develop effective relationships with AFL-CIO Central Labor Council leaders and local unions in the jurisdiction covered by United Way. -Collaborate with CLC community engagement staff to build capacity of the CLC to sustain effective relationships with community-based organizations that work in impact areas of mutual interest to the UW and CLC.

Develop labor and community-based coalitions and partnerships and oversee efforts that highlight working family and social justice issues that are of mutual interest to the UW and CLC, give voice to dis-empowered residents in communities and tackle the root causes of social and economic inequality.

Develop community mapping tools to identify strategic community partners, analyze existing relationships and identify opportunities to build relationships with key community allies. -Identify opportunities to build and foster a strong partnership between the Labor Council and the United Way.

Represent labor across United Way’s departments including community impact, resource development, communications, marketing and other areas, and develop strategies to clearly demonstrate the value of the labor partnership with United Way.

Organize community service opportunities that are aligned with the UW’s and labor’s mutual impact goals, and recruit volunteers to ensure successful events. -Participate and assist in organizing Labor Council events that are of mutual benefit. Fundraising

Assist in UWBA workplace giving campaigns, where appropriate and possible, by coordinating with United Way Development staff. Develop and support joint Labor-Management campaigns by analyzing data and developing strategies based on evaluation of previous results and additional research.

Develop and implement effective engagement and stewardship strategies for accounts to clearly demonstrate the value of the partnership with United Way. -Develop labor (unions, CLCs, and members) participation recognition programs and materials.

Provide best practice examples of corporate, employee, individual and/or special event fundraising approaches. -Develop plans to engage unionized employees within UW corporate partners for better campaigns.

Develop comprehensive fundraising plans that engage unions and employers to ensure successful workplace giving campaigns. Volunteer Recruitment and Training

Develop and implement volunteer recruitment strategies that enable UW and the labor movement to achieve Community Impact goals of mutual interest.

Develop and conduct trainings for union members, community partners and United Way staff.

Create and deliver a variety of training curricula to develop union members’ leadership skills, including non-profit board training, advocacy for the common good, and other programs as needed. Administrative Functions

Develop, in consultation, with the CLC an annual work plan based on the national AFL-CIO-United Way Model Joint Work Plan; Participate in United Way meetings, including local United Way staff meetings, and conferences.

Attend CLC and Regional Labor Council meetings, including staff meetings as appropriate.

Make quarterly reports to the CLC and United Way.

Participate in education and training programs, conferences and conventions of the AFL-CIO, Labor Council and United Way on topics of mutual interest.

Who you are:

Labor:
Demonstrated experience in the labor movement including mobilizing, volunteer recruitment and training, and leadership development. Strong understanding of AFL-CIO organizational structures and complex dynamics of local labor movements.

United Way: Demonstrated experience within the United Way system or the equivalent.

Community Organizing and Coalition Building: Demonstrated experience working with a broad array of organizations on issues of social and economic justice, building unity among diverse groups and facilitating meetings

Planning and Execution:

Ability to develop and execute work plans, training, fundraising, community engagement and coalition-building. Assess progress on plans and adjust as needed to ensure successful outcomes.

Manage Relationships:

Ability to effectively develop, grow and sustain productive internal and external relationships and partnerships. Strong problem-solving skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to assess and analyze complex political situations and respond appropriately. Utilize interpersonal skills and political astuteness to engage as a member of multiple teams.

Self-Management:

Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize work, and balance multiple projects simultaneously. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Seeks to continuously improve interpersonal and professional skills.

Communication Skills:

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and delivering presentations. Understands and uses empathy, compassion, and active listening. Is fully present and aware of subtleties to better understand what is important to constituents and how to connect and engage them with United Way and labor communities.

Utilize and Acquire Knowledge:

Is forward thinking, focused on what is possible, and seeks new tools and knowledge as needed. Is able to use technology and is innovative and creative in its application. Achieve Results: Is personally accountable and responsible for the results they achieve. Is organized and able to adapt quickly to changing environments, be a strategic, creative, innovative thinker and appropriately persistent. Is able to make decisions and willing to take risks when appropriate to achieve results and meet goals.

Strategic Planning:

Understands the big picture and aligns priorities with broader goals, measures outcomes, uses feedback to redirect as needed, evaluates alternatives, solutions oriented, seeks alternatives and broad input; can evaluate and provide input on complex issues.

Innovation/Creativity:

Shares a deep commitment to the UW and labor’s mission. Promotes and values 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 Way, the labor movement and the non-profit sector. Demonstrates ability to analyze information and translate into specific, effective action/solutions.

Flexibility:

Able to work long hours on occasion, including nights and weekends during peak times or “all hands-on deck” moments.

Additional Qualifications:

Must be computer literate and familiar with desktop and database tools.

Must have valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle. -Union member or potential member preferred.

Bilingual English/Spanish skills preferred.

Salary: $62,000.00 – 72,000.00 Salary Exempt

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative 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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.

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William White

Director of Policy and Government Affairs

“Since poverty is such a multi-faceted issue, working here gives me the chance to work on a wide range of issues including access to health care, affordable housing, wages, tax policy, and many more.”

Gezche Graves

Program Manager for Earn It! Keep It! Save It!

“The best part about working for United Way is getting to engage with hundreds of volunteers and partners that are equally passionate about expanding our work in the community.”

Dan Aldrich

Development Officer

“I decided to work with a nonprofit because I didn’t want to say I spent my life selling widgets.”


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