Position Summary: The CEO/Executive Director will be a mission-driven, collaborative and innovative leader and manager. The CEO/Executive Director will serve as the brand ambassador and champion of Tri-County United Way in the community, which includes connecting with a constituency of givers, recipients of services, individuals, associations, agencies, education partners, government, businesses and other institutions. The CEO/Executive Director will leverage the power of relationships and networks, working across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community. The CEO/Executive Director will possess a high level of broad business skills, financial acumen, and strategic management to generate resources and financial support for the organization. The CEO/Executive Director will be a driver of change, open to technology and new ideas. As chief spokesperson, the CEO/Executive Director will insure that Tri-County United Way, its mission, programs, and services are presented in a positive, collaborative manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Commitment to United Way’s mission and values, including the ability to build relationships internally and with other United Ways, State and local governments, education, nonprofit and private sector organizations.
- Oversight of the strategic plan and the processing to identify future direction for the organization and the community.
- Lead the development, implementation, and execution of the annual operational plan and manage the process.
- Leverage and coordinate resources to ensure strategic alignment in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.
- Serve as the principle resource and support to the Board of Directors and its key committees, while providing input in policy formulation and interpretation.
- Collaborate with the executive committee in the development of an effective and motivated board, and continued engagement by board members.
- Responsible for the overall impact of TCUW in the community, with emphasis on increasing its capacity to set priorities and measure impact of social change.
- Provide strategic and long-term visioning consistent with the direction set in partnership with the Board of Directors.
- With the Board of Directors, determine objectives and strategies for meeting goals, allocate resources according to priorities, and leverage all resources available to accomplish associated tasks and anticipated obstacles.
- Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, developing innovative future strategies, researching funding sources, establishing an effective process to approaching funders, submitting proposals and grants, and overseeing fundraising records and documentation.
- With the Board of Directors, work toward campaign growth, fundraising successfully within the traditional campaign and planned giving channels and utilizing newer development methods and opportunities to increase giving.
- Maintain and foster relationships with current individual and corporate donors, and identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and corporate partners to further develop fundraising opportunities.
- Build and lead a high-performing team and ensure all team members are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results.
- Maintain accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors.
- With the Executive Committee, manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance and mitigate financial risk.
- Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
- Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
- Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions 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.
- Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
- Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.
- Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.
- Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
- Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.
Reports to: Tri-County United Way (TCUW) Board of Directors
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree Desirable, But Not Required
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position does not have any benefits.
Work Enviroment: Offices at 880 Frontage Road, Suite F,
Peshtigo, WI 54157
About Tri-County United Way:
Our Mission: Tri-County United Way's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.
Our Vision: We envision communities where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives.
Our Core Values: Our ability to create positive change means being guided by a core set of values and living them every day. These are the ideals of United Way that motivate and inspire our work:
Our Service Area: Tri-County United Way serves Marinette & Oconto Counties in Wisconsin, and Menominee County, Michigan.