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Housing and Economic Policy Analyst

UWBA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ applicants, and people with lived experience in poverty.

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Department: Community Investment Team (CIT)

Reports To: Senior Director for Public Policy

Classification: Professional Union, Full time position

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 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 re-imagine 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.

Opportunity:

Are you passionate about helping people in Bay Area communities move out of poverty and addressing the region’s housing crisis? Do you thrive in a position where you can work closely with community leaders and organizations to help accomplish strategies for community impact and mobilization? The Housing and Economic Policy Analyst completes and helps lead projects that advance UWBA’s community impact agenda around Housing and Economic Policy Issues, including but not limited to policy research 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 Investment Team and other United Way staff, volunteers and partners to achieve significant, measurable results. The Housing and Economic Policy Analyst is a professional level position reporting to the Senior Director of Public Policy.

The Analyst position is currently remote work only but will eventually be based in San Francisco once the public health emergency order is lifted and UWBA leadership decides it is safe to return to the office. The Analyst will be responsible for projects and assignments in all eight counties served by UWBA.

 

What you’ll do: 

Play a leading role in supporting United Way Bay Area’s work to reduce poverty and increase housing opportunities for Bay Area families through relationship-building and mobilization.

  • Build and maintain coalitions and partnerships necessary for the success of organizational strategies by engaging in outreach, education, information gathering, design of activities, collaborative planning and action, and connections with community, business, and labor leaders, and elected and appointed officials.
  • 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.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with government officials and their staff members.
  • Handle logistics involved in scheduling, planning, and following up on meetings and events. Where appropriate visit local and capitol offices of public officials, public events, etc. to carry out UWBA’s housing policy platform.

Engage in the development and advancement of UWBA’s public policy goals.

  • Monitor housing and economic policy issues on the local, state, and federal level including specific legislation and other initiatives based on assignments. Update supervisor regularly.
  • Coordinate or support UWBA’s ‘rapid response’ process on possible housing and economic policy activities.
  • 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 housing and economic policy issues.
  • Produce written material for internal and external use, including reports, updates, issue briefs, position letters, etc.

Support integration of public policy within the organization through collaboration with CIT programs, other departments, and external partners to engage a broad range of community members to advocate with UWBA.

  • 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 including SparkPoint, Earn It Keep It Save It, 211, Labor Community Services, Emergency Food and Shelter, and others.
  • Share housing-related information relevant to program goals and identify opportunities to engage programs, partners, and clients in advocacy.
  • Coordinate special projects related to housing and economic policy activities (e.g. webinars, days of action, policy updates, trainings).
  • Working with UWBA’s Development Team, identify appropriate activities and venues for donor and partner engagement in housing policy and advocacy; prepare programs, materials, information leading to effective mobilization strategies.
  • Working with UWBA’s Marketing and Community Engagement teams, coordinate action alerts, legislative updates, blog posts, etc.

Complete other tasks and projects as assigned.

 

 Who you are: 

  • Minimum 2-5 years of related professional experience as a policy researcher or educator, advocate, and/or coalition builder. Experience with public policy development and systems change. Experience working with public/private sector leaders/decision-makers, and marketing or community programs is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge of housing and economic policy issues preferred, especially as they pertain to the Bay Area and state of California.
  • Excellent communicator. Outstanding writing and oral communication skills. Presents written and verbal ideas in a style that is clear, fluent, concise, and persuasive. Has the ability to influence and work successfully with varied audiences (across the organization, board of directors, partners, and clients).
  • Comfortable in a remote work environment
  • 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.
  • Able to anticipate information needed by others as situations and projects develop.
  • Consistent and dependable for full time work, and willing to work outside regular hours when occasionally required by the team.
  • Meets deadlines and completes tasks with a high degree of accuracy and dependability. Detail oriented and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint); database and CRM software (experience with Saleforce.com CRM and/or with an e-advocacy platform is a plus); use of online resources and applications. Comfortable and interested in learning and becoming proficient in new software systems; patience in teaching others.
  • Access to a car, California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in fields such as public policy, public administration, political science, government, education, health, economics, or other social sciences.

 

SALARY: $65,000-$80,000 annually depending on experience

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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Vice President, Business Operations

UWBA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ applicants, and people with lived experience in poverty.

Title: Vice President, Business Operations (VPBO)
Department: Infrastructure (Finance, Gift Processing, Human Resources, IT, Facilities)
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Classification: Exempt 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 re-imagine 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:

In partnership with the Leadership Team of United Way Bay Area (UWBA) and the Finance and People Strategies team at United Way Worldwide, Vice President, Business Operations leads the Infrastructure department (finance, human resources, IT and facilities functions) of United Way Bay Area (UWBA). This is a great opportunity for a strategic operation leader with finance and human resources experience and a proven track record of creative problem–solving and change management to join an evolving, mission-driven organization. This position will serve as the primary lead in the organization for transforming our business practices on our journey to become a modern United Way.

We are seeking an experienced Vice President Business Operations to serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO and leadership team to both manage and oversee the current operations of our Infrastructure team while also leading a change management process to help implement our future operations.

What you’ll do:

Principal duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to working with and overseeing both internal staff and outsourced vendors:

Organizational Leadership –VPBO will be a key member of the Leadership Team. In addition to leading cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals or address novel issues, you will also help lead the organization through business operations change management. You will attend Board and Advisory Board meetings and committee meetings. You will also play an important role between our local United Way and the United Way Worldwide network on business operations system improvements. Performs other duties as required or assigned by CEO

Finance & Gift Processing Relationship Management – Manage the relationship and performance of outsourced finance and accounting provider, currently United Way Worldwide, to ensure the accounting, budgeting, reporting, treasury and auditing functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); economic strategic planning, analysis and objectives; insurance; and institutional obligations and contracts. Lead organizational budgeting process and goal setting. Work with United Way network partners on process improvements to current and future finance and accounting shared services. Oversee internal staff to ensure that funder reporting requirements are met and approve financial reports for grants.

Human Resources – As senior leadership, VPBO will directly manage the Sr. Director, Human Resources in ensuring the development and execution of successful human resources strategies, policies, and talent management and human capital practices that support UWBA’s mission and vision and that ensures commitment to internal equity, inclusion and diversity. The VPBO also oversee successful labor relations and work with United Way Worldwide People Strategies department on network-wide initiatives to create efficient HR practices.

IT & Facilities –VPBO will provide oversight management and direction to the Director, IT & Facilities Manager. You will help in developing and managing third party vendors that provide IT support. Develop, establish and oversee implementation of long-range and short-term plans and policies especially in light of current and future COVID-19 hybrid work environments. Assist with negotiating leases, vendor agreements and contracts for our office facilities in San Francisco and San Jose.

 

Who you are:

  • Strong analytical skills, especially in financial and accounting matters
  • Possess diplomacy, integrity and sound judgment
  • Uses discretion in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive materials
  • Possess sophisticated problem-solving skills and a positive approach to problem resolution
  • Demonstrate collaborative management style skills working successfully with a team of employees to establish goals and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate skills in respectful, sensitive communication and interaction with people at various levels within the organization who are diverse in culture, language and ability
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate and lead a team

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years’ experience in management or strategic operations leadership roles
  • 10 or more years of finance experience with at least 3 years’ experience managing office operations, IT, facilities and human resources functions in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience leading organizations through change management and transforming business and organizational practices
  • Deep knowledge of unique financial accounting and reporting requirements of non-profit health and human organizations, including appropriate internal control systems
  • General understanding of accounting software, fundraising software, and payroll software; Proficient at Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other critical systems preferred; Working knowledge of Salesforce

 

Salary: $130,000 – $145,000 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. Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States. 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.

To foster an open and impartial application review process that minimizes the potential for bias, please remove any reference to academic institutions from which you obtained any degree, if applicable, for example, simply list “Bachelor of Arts in Sociology”. Not having a degree will not preclude you from being considered; applicable work experience is equally considered.

 

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Vice President, Marketing

UWBA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ applicants, and people with lived experience in poverty.

Department: Marketing
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 re-imagine 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 Vice President, Marketing will serve as a valued member of the Leadership Team, reporting to the Chief Development Officer.  Working closely with the Leadership Team on strategic direction, the Vice President, Marketing will oversee the development and management of the brand, marketing and communication efforts required to support the long-term strategic direction of the organization.  Oversees the planning and development of UWBA marketing efforts and the branding of UWBA programs.  The VP, Marketing ensures the integration of effective marketing and communication strategies, both internally and externally, across all functional areas of United Way. They provide day-to-day leadership of the Marketing Department which includes the Community Engagement Team.

What you’ll do:

Brand Management

  • Responsible for building and sustaining a strong, compelling local brand identity consistent with UWBA’s mission and values and national UWW standards.
  • Ensures brand consistency in all UWBA collateral, communications, and events.
  • Ensures values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are reflected in all aspect of UWBA brand expression.
  • Identifies opportunities and supports initiatives that strategically build UWBA’s brand.
  • Oversees program branding to ensure UWBA visibility and brand consistency.
  • Partners with HR and Leadership Team to ensure the strength of UWBA’s employer brand.

 Marketing

  • Leads transformation, modernization, and innovation for the Marketing Department, in collaboration with other members of the Leadership Team.
  • Leads the strategic and day-to-day marketing efforts of the organization. Builds digital marketing capabilities in collaboration with United Way Word Wide’s Digital Services and Shared Services teams, in addition to other local United Ways collectively working on shared strategies and content.
  • Leads the marketing team in an emphasis on data analytics to make strategic and data-driven decisions using digital and social media dashboards and tools.
  • Defines key performance indicators, and leads the team to measure, track and report on the effectiveness of marketing and communications tactics.
  • Develops effective partnerships with media, corporate and nonprofit partner professionals and others to enhance UWBA’s marketing and promotional efforts.
  • Develops effective strategies for reaching diverse communities in the Bay Area.
  • Works closely with Development, provides strategic marketing for events.
  • Partners with Chief Development Officer on strategy, creation, and execution of cause marketing initiatives.
  • Utilizing local and UWW resources, develops compelling sales and marketing materials to support all UWBA fundraising efforts.
  • Periodically assesses the effectiveness of UWBA marketing efforts.
  • Evaluates and utilizes new and existing technologies to further the work of UWBA in relationship to marketing and brand awareness.

Communications

  • Oversees the development of concept and copy for all high-level communication projects including speech writing, key partner presentations, messaging, advertising, web-based tools, and interactive communications such as social media.
  • Writes and/or edits high-level communications copy as needed.
  • Maintains an integrated communication plan emphasizing implementation and action to strengthen and clarify United Way’s role in addressing issues.
  • Markets the work of UWBA programs to promote their value clearly and effectively to individuals and segments who could benefit from the intended outcomes.
  • Creates and manages listening channels for feedback from stakeholders and supporters.

Media and Public Relations

  • Working with PR consultants, develop effective partnerships and working relationships with local media to ensure positive UWBA coverage and maximum exposure.
  • Serves as media spokesperson or external ambassador with key constituents when needed.
  • Plans, develops, and directs social media strategies designed to optimize UWBA’s ability to reach and engage donors, volunteers, key stakeholders and the general public.

Community Engagement

  • Works closely with the Senior Director, Community Engagement, build and launch an effective and comprehensive strategy for engaging volunteers and other community members through events, including materials for sponsor cultivation.
  • Periodically assess the efficacy of community engagement efforts, through program surveys and other instruments, gauging the sentiment of all stakeholders to inform future engagement strategies.
  • Ensures UWBA’s website is effective and efficient in communicating with volunteers and participants.

Administration

  • With support from other members of the Leadership Team, leads and manages board subcommittees and task forces with an individual engagement or marketing mission.
  • Acts as a key catalyst for organizational change, advancement, and innovation across all departments.
  • Responsible for day-to-day supervision of Marketing staff, consultants, and related administrative tasks.
  • Responsible for developing and monitoring department budgets, vendor payments and overall accountability for department finances in partnership with UWW Finance.
  • In partnership with the Chief Development Officer, supports and contributes to direction for executive leadership in internal/external communications about the vision and overall strategies of the organization.

Who you are:

  • Vision and strategic thinker – thinks big-picture, long-term and holistically; capable of connecting the dots and integrating disparate elements into cohesive execution.
  • Prior experience managing a marketing and communications team, function in a in-house, agency, or centralized setting.
  • Strategic and operational planning skills – sets long-term objectives and strategies for meeting goals; organizes and manages multiple priorities and allocates resources accordingly; maintains accountability; uses personnel and resources effectively and efficiently; anticipates and plans for potential obstacles.
  • Ability to facilitate, manage, support, and participate on cross-functional teams.
  • Thorough appreciation of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Thorough knowledge of development and implementation of integrated communication plans and
    marketing strategies that drive strategic business decisions.
  • Build strong internal and external working relationships with marketing community, high level volunteers, and
    community non-profit leaders.
  • Positive, proactive, solutions-oriented disposition with exceptional ability to collaborate and build relationships across all parts of the organization, including staff, volunteers, vendors, and fellow non-profit community leaders.

Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience in marketing, with at least 3 years’ experience managing a marketing department of 3 or more staff members.
  • Deep understanding of the unique marketing and communication needs of non-profit organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a strong team through attracting and retaining talent.
  • High level of self-awareness, humility, and emotional intelligence; skilled at giving and receiving constructive feedback to and from direct reports and peers.
  • Experience leading organizations through change management and transforming business and organizational practices.
  • Track record of strong decision-making in the face of complex decisions.
  • Superior project management skills, including the ability to lead others to manage work plans, timelines, and budgets; outstanding attention to detail.
  • Understanding of key technologies used for creative production, project management, communications, and fundraising.
  • Experience with technology designed specifically to support corporate philanthropy, event management, or volunteer participation (i.e. Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud, Fronteva or HandsOn Connect).
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Social Studio a plus. Proficient at Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and other critical systems.

 

Salary: $160,000 – $185,000 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.

To foster an open and impartial application review process that minimizes the potential for bias, please remove any reference to academic institutions from which you obtained any degree, if applicable, for example, simply list “Bachelor of Arts in Sociology”.  Not having a degree will not preclude you from being considered; applicable work experience is equally considered.

 

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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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