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Current Openings

Senior Director, Community Impact

Department: Community Investment Team
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Community Impact
Classification: Management
Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview:
The 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 that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle 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:
The Senior Director, Community Impact will be responsible for leading our relationship building and partnership development in the Silicon Valley to expand and deepen programs. In addition, the Senior Director will support and provide leadership to the UWBA team located in our San Jose office.

What you’ll do:
Ensure the Community Impact Team (CIT) is meeting impact goals through the following:
• Participate in programmatic/impact and organizational strategic planning
• Participate in CIT manager and department meetings
• Lead the regional expansion of our youth workforce programming in collaboration with the Equity Team (internal staff)
• Participate in Silicon Valley collaboratives as the UWBA programmatic representative
• Further develop our Integrated Services Delivery grantmaking and model expansion in Santa Clara County; explore opportunities for beyond Silicon Valley as needed
• Lead the expansion of our two-generation approach in the Silicon Valley in collaboration with the Equity Team (internal staff)
• Cultivate relationships with local elected officials and government agencies to identify ways to work together on UWBA programs and initiatives
• Generally, advocate and champion United Way’s work in the Silicon Valley and the 8-county region

Support and Lead San Jose Office Staff
• Be the organizational leader/presence in our United Way San Jose office
• Act as a liaison between San Jose office staff and organizational leadership to better connect the staff in both offices
• Create a supportive and effective team culture

Corporate Partnership Development
• Support the Silicon Valley Impact and Growth Council
• Support Development staff in building relationships with our corporate partners
• Write and develop fundraising proposals and reports to corporate partners

Who you are:
• Proven ability to manage projects
• Content knowledge of issues facing working families and people living in poverty here in the Bay Area
• Excellent attention to detail in all tasks
• Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines
• Ability to fulfill responsibilities with minimal supervision and work successfully on a team
• Experience working with diverse populations; knowledge of guidelines to successfully work in a culturally sensitive environment
• Experience with community building and working in collaborative partnerships with other organizations, agencies, institutions, and entities
• Experience working with corporations to achieve community impact
• Demonstrated supervisory, leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Demonstrated ability to support/lead collaborative projects – both with internal staff and community based coalitions
• Grant writing and fund development experience for public or nonprofit agencies
• Excellent proficiency in operating computers and various Windows-based software applications (MS Word, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Salesforce Proficiency highly desirable
• Six or more years of related professional work experience in a non-profit or human service

Salary: $80,000.00 – 90,000.00 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.

Please include salary requirements in cover letter.

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Research Analyst

Department: Community Investment Team
Reports to: Director Data and Evaluation
Classification: Union Support
Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview:
The 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 that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle 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:
The Research Analyst is an excellent opportunity to contribute to meaningful and lasting change for youth, adults, and families in the Bay Area. We are seeking an individual with strong research and analytical skills who is excellent at presenting findings and recommendations in way that is easy for audiences to understand. Knowledge of the local nonprofit and educational landscape and exceptional analytical skills is a plus. As a member of UWBA’s Equity team, this individual will support research and evaluation for UWBA’s youth workforce programming, SparkPoint Initiative, Two-Generation programming, and adult workforce and higher education programming.
Successful candidates will have a background in data, research, and evaluation, as well as experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Successful candidates will also be skilled at writing and presenting reports.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week support union position.

What you’ll do:

Research
• Conduct research on current poverty trends, research, and evaluations of new, proven and tested program models
• Review recent research/articles on successful poverty strategies and share learnings with team
• Conduct and summarize latest research on economic, workforce, youth workforce, education, and other poverty-reduction best/current practices, services, and programs (i.e. latest research on credit scores, career pathways, community schools)
• Conduct research on the nonprofit and philanthropic fields (i.e. performance-based funding models, grant making strategies)
• Attend forums and events that discuss latest research on poverty
• Represent UWBA in coalitions and partnerships with community-based organizations, businesses, labor leaders, and elected and appointed officials

Content Development
• Create briefs and write ups on local and national poverty trends/research to share with the team, organization, and UWBA leadership team.
• Develop compelling content for needs and challenges in the Bay Area to share with potential funders
• Work cross-functionally with other departments to share and refine findings with external audiences
• Write reports sharing evaluation findings

Program Evaluation & Analysis
• Conduct analyses on program data
• Conduct qualitative analysis and evaluation including interviews, focus groups, coding, and visualizing results
• Conduct quantitative analysis and visualization including a strong background in excel. Use of other reporting tools and statistical methods preferred (Tableau, Einstein Analytics, Salesforce reporting, STATA, R)
• Support internal evaluation including analyzing current data sets, and providing recommendations in reports and presentations
• Support external evaluations including working with consultants and pro-bono agencies to coordinate evaluation plan, assist in collecting data, and providing context to UWBA work.

Data Management
• Support the management of program data for Equity Team programs
• Support migration efforts from old case management software to new case management software
• Provide training and support to UWBA partners with use of database and applying recommendations.
• Create training materials for data and evaluation
• Work closely with Program Analyst and Director, Data and Evaluation to support the Equity team in data, evaluation, and research efforts and goals.

Other Responsibilities
• Support grant reporting for Equity Team programs
• Support board book reporting with program updates
• Field inquiries from the Equity team and other departments for ad hoc research and statistics
• Other duties as assigned

Who you are:
• 3-5 years of related professional experience in nonprofit programing, research, evaluation, or other related fields.
• Statistical and analytical research experience preferred
• Excellent writing skills, with the ability to make complex concepts easy to understand, while keeping content relevant and compelling.
• Excellent project management and organizational skills.
• Ability to communicate and work effectively and diplomatically with nonprofit, community, labor professionals and leaders as well as corporate executives in all settings
• Self-motivated, detail oriented, and excellent proofreading skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and maintain positive work relationships with staff, volunteers and persons contacted in the course of work.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), database and CRM software (Salesforce, Efforts to Outcomes, FairSale, Exponent Case Management), or other online resources and applications.
• Experience in systems and case management software is a plus.
• Flexibility and mobility to travel to off-site locations within or outside San Francisco as needed.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

Salary: $54,000.00 – 58,000.00 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.

Please include salary requirements in cover letter.

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Program Specialist

Department: Equity Team
Reports to: Director, K12
Classification: Union Support
Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview: 

The 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 that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle 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:

The Youth Workforce Specialist is an excellent opportunity to contribute to meaningful and lasting change for youth in the Bay Area. We are seeking an individual with strong facilitation, relationship-building, and project management skills. Knowledge of the local nonprofit and educational landscape and exceptional analytical skills is a plus. As a member of UWBA’s Equity team, this individual will position clients for success by working with youth-serving organizations to develop, deliver, and assess effective programming on an ongoing basis.

Successful candidates will have experience with youth workforce programs and/or collaborations involving the private and public sectors; have excellent written, verbal, public speaking, and other communication skills; have a commitment to social change and helping move people out of poverty; have experience in program design and implementation, collecting and analyzing data to inform program performance; and have facility with basic office software as well as database systems.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week support union position.

What you’ll do:

  • Manage the performance of grantee partners serving young people through our youth workforce and family stability initiatives, offering support and technical assistance as necessary. This includes leading regional workshops and training, maintaining and developing new partnerships with school districts and workforce organizations, and working with direct service staff to aid in the implementation of new and existing locations.
  • Develop, coordinate and/or support the delivery of workforce services to youth and young adults. Services focus on fostering awareness and understanding of careers that lead to self-sustaining wages, connecting individuals to employment or work experience, increasing financial literacy, and accessing mentorship and networking opportunities.
  • Work closely with the K12 Specialist and K12 Director to develop the implementation of internship programs including Business Pathways, an 8-week internship program through UWBA corporate partners with professional development seminars.
  • Provide training and support to UWBA corporate and community partners to successfully develop and implement youth workforce programming including internships, fellowships, technical training programs, etc.
  • Represent UWBA in coalitions and partnerships with community-based organizations, businesses, labor leaders, and elected and appointed officials
  • Conduct, or share research on youth workforce and education best/current practices, services, programs
  • Work closely with leadership and other departments to support fundraising, events, communication, individual engagement efforts, volunteerism, and grant reporting
  • Other tasks, duties and special projects as assigned.

 

Who you are:

  • 3-5 years of related professional experience in community-based organizations, youth workforce programs, educational institutions, grantmaking organizations, or other related agencies.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and diplomatically with nonprofit, community, labor professionals and leaders as well as corporate executives in all settings
  • Dedicated to learning, researching, and advocating for new practices to better support effective program design and implementation
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.  Rapid, thorough, and accurate implementation of specific projects and tasks required.  Meets deadlines and completes tasks with a high degree of accuracy and dependability.
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, and excellent proofreading skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and maintain positive work relationships with staff, volunteers, and persons contacted in the course of work.
  • Team player, flexible and able to work with humor and grace under pressure.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), database and CRM software (Salesforce, ETO), or other online resources and applications.
  • 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 of San Francisco as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.

 

Salary: $50,000 – $54,000 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.
Please include salary requirements in cover letter.

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Campaign Fellow: Temporary Aug 6 – Nov 16

Department: Development
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Classification: Union Professional
Closing Date: Open until filled

Overview:
The 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 that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle 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:
Did you know one in four families in the Bay Area are 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 do something about it? United Way Bay Area is searching for an engaging and creative individual to help us sustain and grow programs that reach over 250,000 people each year. Working in a dynamic and passionate team, our Campaign Fellows will be communicating with thousands of current and potential donors in hundreds of workplaces to raise money for the benefit of families and individuals of the Bay Area.

The Campaign Fellow is a professional-level, full-time (37.5 hour work week), temporary position from August 6th through November 16th (dates subject to change). This position will be located at UWBA’s worksite in San Jose coordinating the management of corporate giving campaigns and frequently conducting public presentations throughout the Bay Area. An extensive week of paid training will be provided.

We’re building a movement to reduce Bay Area poverty. Join us.

What you’ll do:
– Work in close collaboration with our Workplace Campaign team to facilitate the management and
coordination of annual corporate giving campaigns.
– Conduct public presentations about United Way’s Community Fund to audiences of various makeup and sizes.
– Gain in-depth knowledge regarding the services of United Way to help grow revenue and improve performance of the campaign.
– Provide dedicated management and excellent customer service to accounts.
– Build rapport with all internal teams, quickly becoming part of the United Way family.
– Utilize Salesforce effectively to manage donor data and communication.

Who you are:
– Must have a valid California driver’s license and access to public transportation for extensive local travel.
– Must commit to the full time period of the position, Aug. 6th – Nov. 16th for 37.5 hours per week.
– Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university preferred.
– Must be a team player, go-getter and self-starter with a positive attitude.
– Should possess a friendly and outgoing demeanor – the kind of person who gets along with everyone – you’re a natural connector.
– Strong oral and written communication skills; public speaking experience desirable.
– Able to commit to occasional early morning, evening, and weekend assignments.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Salary: $22.56 – 22.56 Temporary

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.

Please include salary requirements in cover letter.

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Benefits

Eligible employees and dependents (including domestic partners) can enroll in one of three medical plans, as well as dental and vision, as well as a 401(k) plan with automatic employer contribution. We also offer vacation, sick, personal days, and 10 calendar holidays off. Our employees have access to a variety of benefits discounts, among them are Long Term Care Insurance and Pet Insurance. Want to learn more? Apply today!

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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.”

Maria Nguyen

Senior Director of Grants and Contracts Compliance

“I chose to work with UWBA primarily because of the wonderful programs the organization provides to 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.”

Lynda Tolley

Workplace Engagement Officer

“It truly takes a village to lift others. It’s important to remember where you came from and to honor those that came before you—by giving back you can honor those who have helped you succeed.”


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