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Chief Executive Officer

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Chief Executive Officer
Department: Executive
Reports to: Board of Directors
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 provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

The Opportunity:
Located in San Francisco, CA, United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer. As one of the leading nonprofits in the region, 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. By inspiring and 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 three pillars of impact: Financial Stability, Employment & Career Opportunities, and Basic Needs & Homelessness Prevention.
The Chief Executive Officer of United Way Bay Area serves in a highly visible and significant leadership position in the community. The CEO provides strong, innovative and collaborative leadership focused on maximizing the role of the UWBA in advancing the common good. The CEO is responsible for leading strategies that will continue to build its financial and reputational foundation for the benefit of its diverse community.

A key responsibility for the next CEO is also to act as a public spokesperson for the needs of the community and participate on the local and national level in education, health, and human services activities that affect the community.

The CEO will have primary accountability for addressing issues using community economic development strategies and establishing alliances and relationships that will be optimally leveraged to maximize community impact. As the strategic and operational steward for the organization, the leader will be focused on building financial and social capital, civic will, and the ability to influence public policy.

Vision
The CEO is the Chief Mission Officer, setting a clear vision for the organization, confronting the complex realities of the environment, and simultaneously maintaining focus on a better future, while providing purpose, direction, and motivation.

Organizational Leadership
The CEO provides strategic leadership balanced with authenticity, respect for others, and trust building within the organization, with the Board, and stakeholders. Proactively drives an organization to a higher level of performance, efficiency, and growth through inspiring action and commitment for best results.

Revenue and Impact Growth
The CEO possesses a high-level of business acumen and a broad management skillset and is effective at generating and growing financial support for the organization. The leader is able to raise funds by effectively engaging and linking a variety of donors (individuals, corporations, major giving and other segments) and volunteers to inform and contribute to advancing the mission.
Influential Leadership

The CEO has a growth mindset; builds and cultivates a network of relationships; and is influential and leverages UWBA’s unique position to proactively increase visibility, reputation, and a competitive advantage that generates interest and passion for investing in community. Successfully navigates the complex dynamics of the local, regional, and national environment.

Requirements:
• 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.
• Experience leading a complex organization in the nonprofit, corporate, or governmental sector where there are multiple and diverse constituencies.
• Revenue generation experience and the skills to drive growth through corporate, foundation and individual giving.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion.
• An excellent listener and communicator who can be inspirational and motivational, both one-on-one and as a public speaker.
• Conceptual, resourceful and creative; a problem solver; a well-organized individual who can manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
A professional, engaging demeanor; a person with leadership presence, who exudes confidence and enthusiasm and integrity.
• Experience navigating changing landscapes and an ability to assess, adjust strategy and tactics to address disruptions and changing demands.
• Experience overseeing significant budgets and operating plans.
• Exceptional people skills with the flexibility and foresight to institute contemporary management practices.
• Experience reporting to and/or working closely with a volunteer board with a strong understanding and appreciation for the role of the board.
• Experience leveraging the efforts of volunteers on behalf of a mission.
• An appreciation for serving the Bay Area community.

Education:
Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree preferred.

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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.

Community Impact Fellow (one-year fellowship)

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Community Impact Fellow (one-year fellowship)
Department: Community Impact Team (CIT)
Reports to: Vice President, Community Impact
Classification: Union Non-Exempt
Closing Date: March 1st, 2020

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.

The Opportunity:
Apply now to become a Community Impact Fellow at United Way Bay Area to help us build breakthrough strategies that move children and their parents toward educational success and economic security.

What is the UWBA Community Impact Fellowship?
The Community Impact Fellow will engage Bay Area community stakeholders and conduct research to refresh and refine programming designed to address the needs of parents and their families. This one-year, full-time, paid fellowship will conclude with the presentation of this new strategy. The fellow will gain valuable leadership skills while shaping UWBA’s future programming. It is an excellent opportunity to contribute to meaningful and lasting change for families living in the Bay Area. The fellowship may be renewable for an additional year for up to two years. It is a 37.5 hour per week, support union position.

What will the fellow do?
The fellow will conduct research, engage with community stakeholders, and lead processes to develop and implement UWBA’s two-generation programming. This fellowship is a unique opportunity for recent graduates or professionals interested in strategy and design to be a part of crafting innovative strategies that address systemic inequalities. The fellow will position families for success by working on UWBA program initiatives, and partnering with community-based organizations, government agencies, and education institutions to develop and implement effective programming. This includes facilitating community conversations, conducting interviews, analyzing program data, researching and sharing best practices, facilitating focus groups, conducting strategizing sessions with colleagues, writing briefs, and making presentations.

As a member of UWBA’s Community Impact Team, the fellow will also gain experience in additional program areas. Tasks/projects may include coordinating events and activities, providing training, engaging in outreach, supporting communication and fundraising projects, and making connections with community, business, labor leaders, and elected and appointed officials. The fellow may be asked to represent UWBA in coalitions and partnerships. The fellow will work closely with leadership and other departments and may engage in other tasks, duties, and special projects as assigned.

Who are we looking for?
The ideal candidate demonstrates the following qualifications:
• Commitment to social change and helping move people out of poverty
• Strong facilitation skills, ideally with experience facilitating focus groups, conducting interviews, and hosting community conversations
• Exceptional relationship-building, project management, organization, and communication skills
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills
• Experience in program design and implementation
• Ability to collect and analyze data to inform program performance
• Experience working within or overseeing programs and/or complex collaborations, in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
• Knowledge of the local nonprofit and educational landscape is a plus
• Ability to communicate and work effectively and diplomatically with nonprofit, community, labor professionals and leaders as well as corporate executives in all settings
• Can effectively cope with change, shift gears comfortably, decide and act without having the total picture, and handle risk and uncertainty
• Demonstrated dedication to learning, researching, and advocating for new practices to better support effective program design and implementation
• Rapid, thorough, and accurate implementation of specific projects and tasks required.
• Meets deadlines and completes tasks with a high degree of accuracy and dependability
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), database and CRM software (Salesforce, ETO), or other online resources and applications
• Ability to work effectively with their supervisor, their team and external partners from an office setting and remotely from home
• Access to a car, valid California Driver’s License with car insurance and a clean driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment. Flexibility and mobility to travel to off-site locations within or outside San Francisco as needed.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred

Salary: $52,000.00 – 57,000.00 Salary Non-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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