Northumberland United Way is currently seeking a Director of Community Impact.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Director of Community Impact
The Director is responsible for engaging with the Northumberland community to build community and sector capacity and for providing recommendations regarding investments, policies, and systems issues in order to create community impact. The incumbent directs and leads the Community Impact team and portfolios, including the community impact agenda, investment strategy, not-for-profit capacity building, and civic engagement activities. The Director is responsible for managing a portfolio of community investments and projects, and for participating in collaborative initiatives related to advocacy, research and community development. The role of the Director is to be the United Way’s primary link to community leaders, funded agencies, human and social service organizations, and to develop and monitor systems with the purpose of addressing emerging and deepening need in the community.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Participation in strategic and operational planning for the organization, budget establishment and monitoring, policy and procedure review and revision, and provide monthly updates and reports;
- Funding and Allocations including:
- Establishment and overseeing a consistent, rigorous, and impact-focused process for distribution of Northumberland United Way funds to not-for-profit sector organizations.
- Management of Community Investment activities including processes for receiving and review of funding applications; advice and guidance for funded partners; collaboratives and other potential recipients of United Way funding; reporting and compliance requirements associated with United Way funds; monitoring achievement of deliverables and outcomes associated with funding agreements;
- Recruitment, training, development, orientation, and evaluation of community volunteers supporting the funding allocation process;
- Seeking and leveraging opportunities for various levels of funding (e.g. grants and opportunities at all levels of government);
- Community Impact Mandate Leadership including:
- Development and implementation of a Community Impact Agenda, community investment strategies, community-level outcomes and metrics including the integration of these strategies and research within other facets of the organization;
- Development and maintenance of positive communications and working relationships with funded partners, stakeholders, community representatives and government funders;
- Providing recommendations to NUW on how to mobilize and invest time, talent and resources to have an impact;
- Human Resources including vacation schedules, developmental opportunities, recognition of volunteers, compliance of HR policies and relevant legislation, implementation of current position descriptions;
- Learning, Research and Evaluation Initiatives including:
- Fostering an information system and network to keep informed of trends, policies and other developments throughout the community;
- Provision of coaching to enhance agency capacity in evaluation;
- Working with consultants, researchers, and partners on Community Impact Initiatives;
- Planning, development, and implementation of community-based research activities;
- Analysis of information from funded partners and community research activities to assist in the development of campaign marketing materials and community reports.
- Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent;
- Obtaining or maintaining a CFRE or Master’s level degree or relevant discipline, or willing to obtain CFRE within 2 years of hire;
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector; however, more than one sector is an asset;
- Minimum 5 years’ fundraising experience with proven success;
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing and directing employees and volunteers;
- Strong computer and technology skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and web programs;
- Excellent written and oral communication, and presentation skills;
- An equivalent of job related and educational experience is acceptable.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Understanding of community development theory, practice and processes;
- Superior skills in working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and building strong relationships with community members, agencies, donors and government;
- Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, including tact, maturity, and sensitivity to individuals and conditions in different cultural and organizational contexts;
- Strong demonstrated analytical, research, project management and evaluation skills;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated strength in presentation skills;
- Expertise in the development and reporting of program and community-level outcomes;
- Experience working as a funder and/or senior management position in a not-for-profit environment;
- Ability to adapt and find creative solutions in a changing work environment with multiple deadlines and pressures;
- Experience in not-for-profit governance and leadership;
- Proven management and administration skills in a high energy environment;
- Detailed knowledge of best practices and techniques associated with training and development;
- Ability to show initiative, exercise good judgment, diplomacy, tact and courtesy to determine the appropriate course of action; and
- Ability to be organized and self-directed while working cooperatively in a team setting.
Qualified candidates should forward a resume by September 1 2015 to:
Northumberland United Way Hiring Committee
600 William Street, Suite 700
Cobourg, ON K9A 3A5
Fax to: 905-372-4417
E-mail in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org