Position Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
About United Way of Union County
United Way is a national network of locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people's lives. United Way has been in existence for over 120 years and in Union County since 1962, although originally known as the El Dorado Community Chest since 1933.
Mission Statement:The United Way of Union County is a voluntary effort to increase the organized capacity of people who care for one another.
United Way of Union County is governed by a board of local community leaders and makes decisions based on local needs and values. Last year alone, the United Way helped over 30,000 citizens in Union County. In 2022, local contributions helped the United Way of Union County raise more than $1.2 million for its local agencies making hundreds of programs possible in this community. 100% of those donations stayed in Union County.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff, and volunteers. The Executive Director is the Chief Mobilizer; they leverage the power of relationships and networks and work across private, public, and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community. The Executive Director possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization. The Executive Director is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact. The Executive Director is the steward of the brand and understands their role in growing and protecting the reputation of United Way. They are responsible for building trust in United Way and its relevance in the community. They value the network and strive to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:Community Impact:
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall impact of United Way of Union County on the community, with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda. The President works closely with the Board to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the funds to support it. They will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government, and non-profit sectors.
The Executive Director is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.
The Executive Director serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation. They partner with the Board of Directors to craft organizational goals and develop strategies to ensure that they are achieved. They ensure coordination and alignment of all United Way activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.
The Executive Director is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results. They maintain accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director assesses the organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises the staff and establishes individual goals; works with the Board Treasurer to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks; and ensures that United Way of Union County goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
The duties require both office work and out-of-office activities. Bending, lifting up to 25 lb.
CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION