Current Openings

Marketing and Events Coordinator

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:  Help to create standout events and marketing campaigns while working as an integral part of the United Way of Central New York Team, striving to make a difference in your community.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Chief Community Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

POSITION STATUS: Full-time, hourly, Non-Exempt.

Salary Range: $23 – $28.50 per hour

In this role, you will:
Conceptualize and assist in creating ways to promote United Way of Central New York through marketing and events.

  • Assist in the concept and design of promotional materials (e.g. print, digital, video, etc.) and collateral (e.g. signage, invitations, etc.).
  • Create content and manage a monthly digital newsletter.
  • Coordinate projects with a network of freelance creators (i.e. designers, copywriters) and production partners.
  • Participate in managing social media feeds.
  • Facilitate the planning and execution of United Way of Central New York events including community donation drives, volunteer events, professional networking occasions, and our annual gala.

 Job Requirements

  • Must be based in Central New York. This is an in-office position.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Event Planning, Design, Marketing, Communication, or a related field.
  • Experience in event management and execution preferred.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Occasional nights and weekends required for events (e.g. Annual Gala).
  • Reliable transportation.

 Skill/Capabilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external partners.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions.
  • Experience managing and adhering to a budget.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), Canva Visual Suite, social media creation, posting and management.

To apply, please send an email (Subject Line: MARKETING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR) with cover letter and résumé to: resumes@unitedway-cny.org

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.

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.

Housing Services Coordinator

HOUSING & HOMELESS COALITION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK / UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL NEW YORK

Primary Objective

United Way of Central New York is seeking a Housing Services Coordinator to develop and design a property owner engagement system using a community housing database on behalf of the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York (HHC). HHC is a coalition of agencies and stakeholders which acts as the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) for Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oswego Counties, dedicated to reducing, preventing, and ultimately ending homelessness in all forms.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and maintain a real time community housing database
  • Conduct landlord engagement and maintain a portfolio of active properties that has no rental restrictions
  • Develop marketing strategies and materials for Housing Services Coordination project
  • Network and outreach to landlord associations
  • Build strong relationships with private and non-profit property owners and housing providers
  • Facilitate partnerships between property owners and Continuum of Care housing providers
  • Provide technical assistance and education to active property owners and housing providers
  • Work closely with colleagues to facilitate partnerships between property owners and housing providers ensuring that participants are properly placed
  • Develop a full understanding of HUD regulations to provide supportive consulting services to new property owners

Accountability: Deputy Director, HHC

Position Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary Range: $58,000 – $62,000 annually

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and experience working in housing and homelessness programming
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in organization and management of multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work with individuals from all levels and backgrounds; recognizes and values diversity; process information with consideration for cultural sensitivities.
  • Proficient with MS Windows Office Suite; must have the ability to learn new and/or customized software.
  • Ability to work with flexibility and independence
  • Strong initiative skills, able to self-motivate
  • Ability to work overtime if necessary.
  • People with lived experience and expertise of homelessness are strongly encouraged to apply

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

This job description is not an exclusive statement of the responsibilities of the position. Other appropriate duties may be required.

To apply, please send an email (Subject Line: HHC COORDINATOR) with cover letter and résumé to: resumes@unitedway-cny.org

United Way is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have experienced homelessness are strongly encouraged to apply.

Finance Specialist/Accounts Payable & Receptionist

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:  Working under the direction of the Finance Manager, as an integral part of the Finance Team, responsible for processing Accounts Payable, pledge processing and managing the reception desk.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Finance Manager

POSITION STATUS:  Full-time, hourly, Non-Exempt

SALARY RANGE: $16.40 – $20.00 per hour

OVERALL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Receive, audit and process Purchase Orders to ensure accounting codes are appropriate and follow financial procedures for processing/approving invoices for agency operations, initiatives, and grants/contracts. Ensure budgets have sufficient balances to cover expenditures.
  • Allocate expenses using agency cost sharing allocations.
  • Process disbursements to vendors based on reconciliation of invoices, purchase orders and receiving documents.
  • Ensure that all necessary information is maintained to determine 1099 reporting and generation.
  • Maintain AP and grant filing system (Paperless).
  • Provide support to United Way Initiatives.
  • Responsible for financial accuracy and validity of A/P.
  • Perform monthly financial close procedures in a timely manner, including assigned journal entries, bank reconciliations and other monthly reconciliations.
  • Provide accurate data entry for campaign pledges and credit card payments, designations, etc.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Prepare analysis of accounts and produce Financial Reports and research variances as needed for upper management.
  • Assist with agency audit.
  • Handle reception/front desk responsibilities, including answering phone and directing calls.
  • Receive and distribute packages that are delivered to the office, process packing slips.
  • Create purchase orders for agency operations.
  • Facilitate supply and other orders for members of the staff.
  • Assist in other projects and duties within the Finance Division and other divisions as directed by the Chief Financial Officer or President of United Way. 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate degree in accounting or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE/BACKGROUND/KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Experience in Non-Profit accounting is preferred.
  • Experience in account payable required.
  • Desire to continue to grow through ongoing professional development training.

SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in organization and management of multiple projects and assignments with the 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.
  • Experience with, and understanding of, Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and databases. Must have the ability and desire to learn new and/or customized software.
  • Excellent planning, evaluation, and research skills. Must have the ability to analyze and manage a variety of data.  Very detail oriented.
  • Strong oral and written English language skills. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel with ability to learn new and/or customized software.

To apply, please send an email (Subject Line: FINANCE SPECIALIST) with cover letter and résumé to: resumes@unitedway-cny.org

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.

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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