Current Openings

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 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.


  • 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

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.