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Policy Analyst

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

Department: Public Policy
Reports to: Policy Director
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:
The Policy Analyst completes and helps lead projects that advance UWBA’s community impact agenda, including but not limited to policy research, mobilization, and advocacy; drawing on and supporting United Way programs; working collaboratively with United Way’s partners; and other initiatives that are aligned with United Way’s goal of moving people out of poverty. This position is responsible for working with the Community Impact Team and other United Way staff, volunteers and partners to achieve significant, measurable results.

This position is based in San Francisco and works on projects and assignments in all eight counties served by UWBA.

What you’ll do:
• Build and maintain coalitions and partnerships necessary for the success of organizational strategies.
• Participate in department and organization-wide relationship management efforts, including expert use of customer relations management (CRM) tools and close coordination with colleagues across departments as appropriate.
• Represent UWBA with United Ways of California (UWCA) and United Way Worldwide serving as a regional advocacy coordinator (RAC) for activities in partnership with UWCA.
• Establish and maintain relationships with government officials and their staff members.
• Handle logistics involved in scheduling, planning, and following up on meetings events. Where appropriate visit local and capitol offices of public officials, public events, etc. to carry out UWBA policy activities.
• Monitor and track relevant issues, including specific legislation and other initiatives based on assignments.
• Coordinate or support UWBA’s ‘rapid response’ process on possible policy activities and provide information, analysis, and recommendations to the policy and leadership teams, public policy committee, and board of directors.
• Proactively develop action plans and implement policy strategies on approved agenda.
• Produce written material for internal and external use, including reports, updates, issue briefs, position letters, etc.
• Enhance communication and coordination efforts of staff, volunteers, partner agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure effective advancement of United Way goals and objectives.
• Coordinate specific tasks or projects that advance the goals of United Way programs.
• Share policy-related information relevant to program goals and identify opportunities to engage programs, partners, and clients in advocacy.
• Coordinate special projects related to public policy activities (e.g. webinars, days of action, policy updates, trainings).
• Will work with UWBA’s Development and Marketing teams to identify appropriate activities and venues for donor and partner engagement and coordinate action alerts, legislative updates, blog posts, etc.

Who you are:
• Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree a plus) in a relevant field.
• 2-5 years of related professional experience as a policy researcher or educator, advocate, and/or coalition builder.
• Expertise on the causes of and solutions to poverty, and related policies. Knowledge of leading initiatives, institutions, research and resources on poverty.
• Outstanding writing and oral communication skills.
• Excellent project management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work effectively with non-profit, government, community, and labor professionals and leaders as well as corporate executives.
• Detail oriented and excellent proofreading skills.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office; database and CRM software.
• Access to a car, California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.

Salary: $46,000.00 – 55,000.00 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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Senior Director, Development Workplace & Corporate Engagement

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

Department: Development
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
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 of Development, Workplace & Corporate Engagement, is responsible for providing
leadership to five workplace team members year-round to achieve successful results. Key responsibilities
include oversight and development of campaign strategies and plans for top accounts, volunteer training
and relationship management, cultivation and stewardship calls on prospects and contributors, public
speaking, direct supervision of staff, data management of all workplace accounts, analysis of campaign
data and development of data-driven strategies for corporate accounts. As a member of the senior
Development team and senior Managers team, the Senior Director is responsible for promoting crossdepartmental
cooperation, and serving as a leader for Development internally and externally. The Senior
Director will ensure the team’s overall success in raising United Way Bay Area’s resources, visibility,
and relevance in our community, primarily via the corporate workplace engagement channel.
UWBA serves an eight county region that includes Silicon Valley.

The Senior Director will develop strategies for important existing accounts by maintaining key
relationships with corporate leadership, campaign representatives, donors and prospects at all levels, on
an individual and group basis, and will identify new opportunities to raise funds year-round within and
beyond those accounts. This position will direct the 5 workplace development officers, helping mentor
and support their success in achieving goals set for their portfolio(s). The duties of this position require
close collaboration with a broad range of people, from training and guiding external partners on best
practices for successful fundraising efforts, to working internally across all teams within the development
department and across UWBA’s finance, marketing and community investment teams. This position also
collaborates with the Leadership Team on engaging board members, recommending prospective
board members, and reporting to the board on strategies and results. Responsibilities include establishing
goals and measuring progress against them; data management, analysis of campaign data, development of
data-driven strategies for corporate accounts, developing and executing strategies to achieve those goals;
providing leadership to supervisees and the UWBA team; and partnering with the CDO and other senior
Development staff to plan, evaluate and achieve team goals.

The Senior Director will be the active representative of UWBA, in working alongside other major market
United Ways and UWW as part of the Corporate Relations Operating Group (CROG) developing national
strategic partnership plans for major GCL accounts, as well as coordinated strategies for strengthening
our efforts and systemic position in vying for new, renewed and ongoing corporate relationships. The
Senior Director will also be a key leader along with other senior leaders at UWBA and UWW in the
digital transformation and migration to the Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud platform.

What you’ll do:
Department Strategy:
• Serve on development senior team and provide leadership and support for overall strategies and
priorities.
• Develop strategic partnerships with other United Ways, non-profit organizations, corporate
leaders and other organizations.
• Ensure that donor, prospect, and company information is accurate and up-to-date in Salesforce
and other department reports.
• Lead strategy for year-long engagement with corporate accounts including on-going external
meetings, also work collaboratively with internal teams to execute opportunities identified within
accounts.

Workplace Campaign Account Management:
• Manage a select number of key corporate campaigns (approximately 3-5).
• Identify new business opportunities and meet with volunteers and company leadership to drive
new revenue and create awareness in the community and workplaces.
• Work with Major Gifts Team to promote leadership giving, Tocqueville giving, and Affinity
Group membership
• Demonstrate exemplary stewardship by providing necessary and timely feedback, information,
and appreciation to companies, donors and volunteers.
• Cultivate ongoing relationships with account representatives, donors, and prospects.
• Stay current on trends or issues relevant to industries and the business climate or culture
which could impact fund development.
• Serve as conduit to CDO by providing regular updates and progress reports.
• Exhibit and model the appropriate interpersonal skills and leadership qualities necessary to
implement successful management responsibilities.

Team Management:
• Lead and supervise workplace development officers, guide team in developing
strategic account plans.
• Lead and mentor staff to develop and deliver results.
• Manage volunteers, key board members and organization stakeholders, assist
with the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects.

Who you are:
• Excellent communication skills for motivating and mobilizing a wide spectrum of donors and
stakeholders to support organizational objectives.
• 7-10 years+ fundraising experience with United Way, corporate fundraising experience a plus
• Ability to multi-task and manage simultaneous tasks and customer relationships.
• Innovative and creative thinking including the ability to imagine the possibilities, inspire and lead
a team as well as deliver a strategy for achieving results.
• Strong donor focus; understanding of how to effectively manage ongoing donor relations.
• Supervisory and project management experience.
• Strong computer skills including above average competency on Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Familiarity with CRM tools; experience with Salesforce preferred.
• Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
• A California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and
continued employment.
• Supports an inclusive environment and values the individual traits, skills and talents of
all staff, volunteers and donors.

Salary: $75,000.00 – 95,000.00 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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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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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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