Current Openings

Development Associate

Primary Objective: Working under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Development Associate (DA) will work with companies to enhance existing relationships and secure new business partners. This position involves ongoing communication with company representatives, delivering compelling presentations to drive engagement, and securing increased support from individual and corporate donors.

Accountability:  Chief Impact Officer

Position Status: Full-time, Hourly, Non-exempt

Overall Areas of Responsibility:

Campaign Account Management

  • Plan, organize, and manage the annual United Way donor campaign for a portfolio of approximately 75- 100 corporate and/or non-profit accounts.
  • Provide expertise and direction to company representatives on ways to run a successful giving campaign. Manage the development and coordination of activities within assigned accounts, including volunteer recruitment and support, setting objectives, executing strategies for strengthening performance to maximize revenue, and analysis of results.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a year-round strategic campaign and stewardship program responsible for cultivating and enhancing workplace giving and building sustaining relationships with existing and prospective employers, organizations, and employees.

Management/Organization/Planning

  • Maintain a current understanding of, and be able to articulate, United Way’s community impact model, initiatives, focus areas, activities, and results.
  • Continuously update campaign, donor, and prospect information in database.
  • Implement or assist with special projects; involvement with boards and committees as assigned.
  • Monitor and remain up to date on UWW events/issues and the local non-profit climate.

Position Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to engage and deepen relationships with donors/clients. Skilled in relationship building, recruitment, and working with volunteers.
  • Critical thinking, strong organizational skills, and creative approaches to problem solving.
  • Highly skilled in organization, execution, and management of multiple projects.
  • Awareness of, and respect for, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including public speaking.
  • Ability to work with individuals from all levels and backgrounds, to work well independently as well as part of a team, and to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills. Must have the ability to learn new and/or customized software. Knowledge and expertise using customer relationship management systems a plus.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have unrestricted use of a reliable automobile.
  • Must have received, or be willing to receive, COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date.

The Organization:

United Way of Central New York is an innovative and collaborative nonprofit organization that drives solutions to the most pressing human service community needs in the region. Through our advocacy and relevant leadership, we provide options for impactful giving, and we fund programs and initiatives that help create a thriving community. Our engaged staff, board, volunteers, donors, and partnerships distinguish us as a trusted champion for positive change. We are guided by our values of compassion, empowerment, collaboration, leadership, and inclusion.

We work to ignite the spirit of community collaboration, giving, and civic engagement to improve lives in Central New York.

We believe in the promise and importance of creative thinking, strategic leadership, and strong collaborations to help bring about change.

 

To Apply:

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter and résumé to resumes@unitedway-cny.org.

Résumés are accepted until the position is filled. This job description is not an exclusive statement of the responsibilities of the position. Other appropriate duties may be required.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

Community Impact Coordinator

Primary Objective:  Working under the direction of the Chief Impact Officer, the Community Impact Coordinator will enhance the United Way’s strategic impact in the community. The Community Impact team’s key goals are to design and implement a fair and transparent grant-making process, enhance the ability of direct-service CBOs to accomplish their mission, facilitate existing community-wide initiatives, and educate community members about local human needs. 

Accountability:  Chief Impact Officer

Position Status:  Full-time, Non-exempt

Overall Areas of Responsibility:

Community Impact

  • Maintain appropriate communications with funded agencies and programs across Impact Areas.
  • Review grant applications and review grantee reports evaluating program performance.
  • Research pressing community issues and emerging solutions across the country, as well as within the United Way Network.
  • Identify collaborative and relevant grant opportunities that would enhance our existing partnerships or allow us to develop new ones.
  • Assist with the development of RFPs and other relevant documents/guides, and train community volunteers to participate in the grant review process.
  • Support the implementation of agency-oriented strategies including, but not limited to, Nourish at Noon and Ride United: Last Mile Delivery.
  • Develop performance measurement frameworks for grantees and provide technical support.
  • Represent United Way of CNY and the Community Impact Division in the community, on committees, coalitions, etc. when requested by the Chief Impact Officer.

Community Initiatives – CNY Cash Coalition

  • Continuously monitor innovation and/or best practices as it relates to economic empowerment.
  • Coordinate the CA$H Coalition, scheduling meetings, supervising subcommittees, overseeing strategic planning, managing partnerships, leading marketing efforts, and required communication.
  • Prepare IRS VITA grant annually and ensure the agency remains in compliance with the terms of the grant; manage additional grants to VITA Program/CA$H Coalition.
  • Coordinate volunteer training and recruitment events as well as volunteer appreciation.
  • Assist in recruiting community partners for VITA sites, volunteers, and resources.

Community Initiatives – EFSP

  • Coordinate the administration and implementation of the awards, including ongoing communication, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Convene Local Board, develop updated applications and all required documents and procedures
  • Prepare United Way application(s) for funding and complete all required reports and certifications.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; at least one to three years of experience working in a non-profit preferred; Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, or Public Health preferred. 

Experience/Background/Knowledge: 

  • Experience with or knowledge of human service organizations and community needs.
  • Knowledge or experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, Power BI, or Google data studio preferred.
  • Experience working in web-based databases preferred.

Skills/Capabilities:

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in working with a variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, particularly in the non-profit community.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in organization and management of multiple projects simultaneously and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with individuals from all levels and backgrounds, to work well independently as well as part of a team, and to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to take initiative, demonstrate leadership, work inter-dependently and produce consistently high-quality work.
  • Strong oral and written English language skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel, with the ability to learn new and/or customized software.
  • Ability to drive own vehicle to participate in a variety of community, agency, and/or business events. Must have and maintain a valid New York State driver’s license, free from major infractions.
  • Must have received, or be willing to receive, COVID-19 vaccination before the start date.

The Organization:

United Way of Central New York is an innovative and collaborative nonprofit organization that drives solutions to the most pressing human service community needs in the region. Through our advocacy and relevant leadership, we provide options for impactful giving, and we fund programs and initiatives that help create a thriving community. Our engaged staff, board, volunteers, donors, and partnerships distinguish us as a trusted champion for positive change. We are guided by our values of compassion, empowerment, collaboration, leadership, and inclusion.

Our mission is to improve lives in the region by mobilizing the caring power of the community. We believe in the promise and importance of creative thinking, strategic leadership, and strong collaborations to help bring about change. Our intention is to help make measurable progress in improving the lives of others.

 

To Apply:

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter and résumé to resumes@unitedway-cny.org.

Résumés are accepted until the position is filled. This job description is not an exclusive statement of the responsibilities of the position. Other appropriate duties may be required.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

Executive Director - Early Childhood Alliance Onondaga

Reports to: Chair of the Early Childhood Alliance and Leadership Council Executive Committee

Job Summary

The Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is a cross-sector coalition led by municipal, philanthropic, business, nonprofit and academic leaders. The ECA has an overarching goal that all children in Onondaga County are healthy, thriving and ready to succeed in school, and that all families are supported in their parenting to raise their children in a healthy and nurturing environment. The Executive Director’s role is to lead, engage, and provide support for the partners working to help reach the ECA’s goal. The Executive Director works with partners and ECA staff to develop and advance a multi-year strategy focused on improving the early childhood systems in Onondaga County. The Executive Director oversees a multi-million dollar budget supporting multiple priority initiatives of the ECA, oversees and supervises ECA staff, engages in state and national policy conversations, and facilitates numerous stakeholder networks. The employer of record for this position is the United Way of Central NY.

 

Job Responsibilities and Related Duties

Leadership and Management

  • Work with the Chair, the Executive Committee and the Leadership Council to facilitate the development and implementation of a multi-year early childhood strategic plan and financing strategy
  • Work with United Way finance staff to provide fiscal oversight of the ECA’s income and expense budgets related to operations and strategic initiatives and ensures compliance with contract and grant reporting requirements
  • Analyze the early childhood landscape, assess gaps and needs and assist in the development of specific strategies to strengthen the supports for families and children
  • Identify and explore new opportunities and new initiatives to fill programmatic service gaps and strengthen existing services identified through ECA committee work
  • Organize and staff ECA Leadership Council meetings, ECA Advisory Council meetings, and oversee the full range of ECA strategy committees
  • Continue to build support and relationships with key ECA stakeholders, including actively engaging the business community and policy makers in the importance of strengthening the early childhood system
  • Supervise and support ECA Director-level staff, including performance coaching and assessment and strategic thought partnership.
  • Provide oversight of data monitoring and program outcomes for the ECA overall and specific strategic initiatives
  • Provide oversight of consultants and contracts related to the ECA and its strategies, including drafting and reviewing scopes, budgets, spending and deliverables.
  • Work with local, state and national funders to secure grants aligned with ECA strategic priorities

Community Relations

  • Serve as lead Early Childhood Alliance spokesperson, elevating early childhood and investment in early childhood as a central priority in Onondaga County
  • Oversee a variety of communications methods including website, monthly newsletter, Facebook, etc. as a means for engaging the larger community in the work of the ECA, communicating ECA accomplishments and opportunities for improving early childhood in Onondaga County.
  • Attend community events and promote ECA strategies with parents and community members
  • Actively participate with state and national early childhood networks and opportunities, engage with partner communities on common initiatives and projects, and raise awareness of the ECA and its efforts on the state and national stage.
  • Build trust as a neutral partner in the community and among all organizations with a stake in improving early childhood outcomes

Advocacy

  • Work with local, regional, state and federal advocacy and early childhood organizations to raise early childhood issues to the forefront and increase investment in priority areas
  • Maintain connections with other coalitions and other early childhood advocacy groups locally, statewide and nationally and look for opportunities to collaborate on projects

EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND/KNOWLEDGE:

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred and demonstrable experience working in early childhood, human services, public administration, or related field that includes early childhood, education and human service experience.
  • Demonstrable experience managing multi-faceted community-based initiatives or programs, including staff supervision, overseeing budgets with multiple funding sources, and a successful track record of grant management and reporting

SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

· Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Meaningful experience in alliance building, meeting facilitation and collaboration as well as cross-systems navigation
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as work independently
  • Strategic thinker, able to analyze and design at a systems level, in addition to programmatic and policy level
  • Experience with early childhood education, family support, mental and/or physical health a plus
  • Experience with Human Centered Design principles and approaches a plus
  • Ability to drive own vehicle to participate in a variety of community, agency, and/or business events. Must have and maintain a valid New York State driver’s license, free from major infractions.
  • Must have received, or be willing to receive, COVID-19 vaccination before the start date.

To Apply:

To apply, please send a detailed cover letter and résumé to resumes@unitedway-cny.org.

Résumés are accepted until the position is filled. This job description is not an exclusive statement of the responsibilities of the position. Other appropriate duties may be required.

United Way is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

United Way of Central New York is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: We welcome resumes from qualified candidates applying for specific open positions, but we do not retain unsolicited resumes submitted for general consideration. We ask candidates to apply separately for each position for which they would like to be considered.

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