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UNITED WAY OF ST. LUCIE COUNTY 
JOB DESCRIPTION 
 
 
Position Title: President/Chief Executive Officer
Reports to: Board of Directors through the Board Chair
Salary: $100,000 to $110,000 Annually, D.O.Q. 
 
MAJOR FUNCTION: 
The President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads, manages and directs the total operation of the United Way of St. Lucie County (UWSLC) and is responsible for the organization’s mission of “To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community”.  Working with the Board of Directors and other constituents, the President/CEO will develop strategic short and long-term goals for the UWSLC and will lead the organization toward advancing its mission by creating new and innovative community partnerships, programs and revenue sources.   
 
The President/CEO will manage all operations and activities, including providing direction to staff and ensuring proper fiscal and operational management. The scope of this position is broad, requiring the President/CEO to establish and maintain significant relationships with persons at all levels within the public, private and nonprofit sectors.   
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
 
Strategic
• Work with the Board in the strategic planning process and annual review of the strategic plan
• Monitor the organization’s progress against the strategic plan
• Provide vision and strategic insight to the Board for fulfilling the mission of the organization, utilizing input from multiple sources, including external and internal constituents
• Ensure that the Board has access to all information needed to carry out its governance responsibilities, to fully understand issues that impact the service area 
• Develop an annual business plan and report on progress in achieving goals
• Develop effective, state-of-the-art marketing strategies that position UWSLC as a regional leader for achieving community impact
• Partner with external organizations to encourage the exchange of information and the building of collaborations 
 
Community Leadership
• Advance the mission and image of the organization by serving as the chief representative to all internal and external stakeholders, including the Board, staff, local nonprofits, donors, the media, the government, and the general public
• Represent the interests of all health and human service nonprofits through advocacy efforts designed to educate corporate and government representatives on community needs 
• Champion innovative approaches towards solving community issues
• Oversee all program activities:
    o Ensure that current programs are consistent with our mission and monitor performance
    o Provide oversight and guidance on the development of new programs and program areas
• Provide leadership in response to local, state or national disasters/crisis situations 
 
Development/Financial Resources 
• Provide leadership in developing the financial resources to help meet the health and human services needs of the community: 
      o Establish financial development goals with the Board of Directors
      o Develop creative strategies and plans for achieving financial goals and assure appropriate staffing of the campaign structure
• Oversee all corporate and individual relationships and fundraising strategies
• Identify and develop new sources for partnerships and revenue generation 
 
Governance
• Report regularly to the Board on the activities of the organization and progress toward meeting annual plan goals and strategic objectives
• Ensure Board members are kept informed of matters and developments that warrant their attention and best practices on organizational management and leadership
• Identify issues and policies that require the action of the Board
• Develop board meetings that allow the members to fulfill their operational responsibilities, but also to provide the opportunity for strategic discussion on organizational imperatives 
 
 Administrative
• Set operational policies for the organization, and oversee their consistent and proper execution
• Establish the culture and programs to ensure that the organization attracts and retains the talent necessary to successfully carry out its programs and mission
• Staff the organization with fully competent, diverse professionals and delegate responsibilities/authority
• Promote continued professional development among staff and demonstrate and assure cultural competency of managers and staff
• Create an atmosphere that fosters the development of strong, effective teams and empowers staff through involvement and participation in decision making
• Ensure that the organization operates within the financial parameters set by the Board with an emphasis on maintaining a balanced operation, and that available resources are distributed appropriately
• Provide the fiscal oversight for the organization’s investments, budgets, and financial reporting 
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES NEEDED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 
 
Knowledge
• Knowledge of social media technology and its use in enabling effective communications
• Understanding of the factors that motivate people and organizations towards philanthropic giving and the ability to use this information to achieve the organization’s mission   
• Experience in developing, recruiting and retaining both staff and volunteers
• Strong understanding of financial processes 
 
 Skills
• Experience in building an organization dedicated to service and integrity
• Extensive experience in building relationships with a broad and diverse group of constituents 
• Experience in analyzing complex sets of data and determining appropriate courses of action
• Skill in developing innovative approaches to solve internal and external issues
• Experience in public policy and/or advocacy 
• Passion to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need
• Initiative, strong work ethic and drive for results
 
 Abilities
• Ability to develop strategic plans with a variety of stakeholders including other nonprofits, donors, government, corporations
• Ability to ensure that the organization is anticipating and dealing with the external and internal factors that control success
• Ability to build partnerships to increase impact
• Ability to be strategic in both development and implementation of short and long-term goals and objectives
• Ability to deliver clear, succinct and impactful verbal and written communications
• Ability to quickly understand multiple issues, to determine how they interconnect and to develop recommendations
• Ability to convene and engage individuals, community partners and corporations in collaborative partnerships to assess community needs and plans to address these needs. 
 
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: 
• Good vision and hearing with or without correction
• Ability to speak clearly and concisely 
 
 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS: 
• Constant work inside the office in a sedentary posture 
 
WORK HAZARDS: 
Possible vision dysfunction due to repetitive computer work 
 
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION: 
• Valid Florida driver’s license is required
• Maintain a good driving record
• Maintain valid car insurance 
 
 EDUCATION: 
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or an equivalent combination of experience and training with a degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field 
• Master’s degree and/or professional certifications desired. 
 
 EXPERIENCE: 
Minimum of five (5) years of nonprofit experience at executive leadership or senior management level, preferably with United Way or similar organization. 
 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
 

 

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