Vice President, Community Impact
United Way of the Greater Capital Region - Albany, NY

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The United Way of the Greater Capital Region has an immediate opportunity for the position: Vice President, Community Impact.

Reporting to the President & CEO, this senior position will work with internal teams and Community Impact volunteer leadership to establish, plan and implement the Community Impact vision and strategy.


  • Communicate and operationalize United Way GCR strategic vision of advancing the common good.
  • Work with internal & external stakeholders to develop plans and set measurable objectives to achieve desired change in conditions and systems within the Greater Capital Region.
  • Identify and develop strategic alliances to advance the impact agenda and organizational goals.
  • Oversee the departments' responsibility for engaging and retaining diverse stakeholders and partners.
  • Direct grants management that includes United Way grant-making and grant procurement.
  • Develop and maintain working agreements and contracts with diverse partners that are consistent with the goals.
  • Assist the President & CEO in policy development and implementation related to community impact.
  • Champion United Way in social and business settings, including representing United Way at community forums and events.
  • Provide strategic leadership to United Way Community Investments systems and procedures within policy guidelines.

Relationship Management:

  • Work cooperatively with RD, Marketing and Operations department leaders to achieve organizational goals.
  • Direct, train, develop and provide professional direction to the Community Impact Department.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with for profit, not for profit, organized Labor, Education and other organizations with common interests and priorities.
  • Recruitment and development of volunteers.
  • Promote positive agency relations among all United Way Constituents.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Successful track record of community organizing and social planning in not for profit organization.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Superior supervisory experience including project management.
  • Experience in developing communications in partnership with internal partners including policy development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic business financial management.
  • Assist in the development, management and implementation of the strategic and business plan, multiple projects and time schedules.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, vendors, customers, and volunteers.
  • Proven experience in establishing a positive working relationships with staff teams, volunteers and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve programmatic problems and make recommendations for situations that may arise in community impact's investment process and/or community building partnerships.
  • Strong organizational, communication and analytical skills required.
  • Experienced in evaluating program and community outcomes, and reporting results to other departments and/or applicable funder(s). Prepare and monitor department budget.
  • Exceptional public speaking skills essential.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Masters degree in Social Work, Public Administration required.
  • 5 -8 years of successful experience in agency senior level management responsible for strategic planning, program development and assessment.
  • Experience providing leadership to projects that collect, analyze and present data related to social needs and economic influences with effective application to business goals and objectives
  • Working knowledge of ANDAR preferred; Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

A competitive salary is offered with this position along with an excellent benefit package. For immediate consideration, please forward a letter of interest, resume, salary history and references to:

John P. Roche
Director, HR & Administration