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Position Title - Director of Collaborative Impact

Reports to – President/CEO

FLSA Status – Non-Exempt   Classification – Full Time 

Position Summary: The Director of Collaborative Impact is responsible for the planning, development, management and implementation of strategies to achieve the Collaborative Impact work of United Way.  This includes direction of planning, community initiatives, fund distribution, and agency services. Responsible for assessing community needs, assuring accountability, achieving community impact through the effective utilization of community resources. Develops and manages a multi-disciplinary team that makes up the Collaborative Impact Committee and Vision Councils. Provides leadership for outcome identification measurement, reporting and analysis at the program and community level. Leads United Way initiatives and programs with management and funding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement community investment strategies in accordance with the organization’s goals and priorities
  • Manage and implement all allocations and fund distribution processes as they relate to meeting the goals of the organization.
  • Supervise Vision Councils in their analysis of community need.
  • Provide staff support for United Way volunteers, including members of the Board of Directors.
  • Manage and supervise all planning activities and volunteer training for the review process, including financial review, outcome review, site visits and application/proposal process.
  • Develop and maintain the system for gathering and reviewing information on the status and needs of programs and agencies, including budget review, audit analysis, and review/approval of supplemental fund raising activities.
  • Collect and analyze appropriate quantitative (e.g. demographic and problem incidence data) and qualitative data (e.g. interviews and focus groups) to formulate an initial issue assessment, understand the current environment, identify emerging trends, and gather other information to inform United Way’s Bold Goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership and consultation in the measurement of outcomes, the prioritization of community indicators and the review of agency use of information.
  • Represent United Way of St. Lucie County in collaborative efforts with government, other non-profits and business as assigned.
  • Works as part of the United Way team by participating in and supporting campaign, marketing, and administrative functions as necessary. 
  • Coordinate with and support communications, marketing and campaign efforts of the United Way of St. Lucie County in meeting organizational objectives.
  • Manage and supervise United Way led initiatives and programming in the areas of Education, Financial Stability & Health.
  • Lead funding initiatives for United Way led initiatives and programming through primarily sponsorships and grants.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.

Core Competencies:

  • Strategic Management:   Helps provide oversight and monitoring of the organizational strategic plan, including the development of community bold goals.  Seeks and shares knowledge of community. Takes a collaborative approach to addressing issues. Mobilizes a broad range of sectors and resources
  • Community Impact:  Responsible for the overall impact of the St. Lucie County community, with emphasis on increasing its capacity to lead the setting of priorities and measuring impact.  Determine strategies for meeting goals, allocate resources according to priorities, and leverage resources available.
  • Communication Skills:  Communicates in an open, candid and consistent manner; delivers information effectively in a variety of settings including one-on-one, team settings, and diverse group presentations or meetings.  Delivers information effectively in a variety of formats including letters, memos, analytical reports, grant proposals, and presentations.
  • Manage Relationships:  Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow, and sustain productive relationships.  Understands and motivates individuals and organizations and places a high value on diversity and inclusion.
  • Achieve Results:  Is personally accountable for the results they achieve. Is able to adapt quickly to ever- changing environments. Is organized, able to plan, think strategically, and is creative, innovative, and appropriately persistent. Is able to make decisions and willing to take risks when appropriate to achieve results and meet goals.  Has a focus on results and can effectively communicate goals and impact.  Advocates for support of education, financial stability, and health.

United Way Core Competencies for All Staff:

  • Mission focused:  Create real social change understanding that improved lives are the end game.  This drives their performance and professional motivations
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understand that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator:  Understands the roles and contribution of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven:  Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward:  Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.


  • Undergraduate degree from a four-year college with major course emphasis in social work, human services, liberal arts or related fields, or any equivalent combination; Master’s degree desirable.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and financial reports.
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate diverse volunteer groups, work independently, develop and present new ideas. Proven organizational, written, verbal and creative skills.
  • Demonstrated personal computer skills with MS Office applications and other common software applications.
  • Acceptable work ethics, professional conduct and appearance, reflecting United Way’s image and values.
  • Ability to motivate and retain volunteers, match interests and work with all people.
  • Good understanding of group dynamics and group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance competing demands. 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule with the possibility of some early morning, evening, and weekend work.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

Work is in a controlled, agreeable environment as generally represented by normal office conditions.  Employees may be required to assist with or attend various offsite events related to programs or fund raising that are scheduled evenings and/or weekends.  These events may require several hours on your feet and assisting with heavy lifting and carrying.

Salary Range: $45-50,000 Depending on experience

Submit resume to Jessica Parrish at