The Executive Director will be supervised by, report to and work collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading United Way Lowndes County (UWLC) Specifically, s/he will ensure that United Way’s fiscal, operations, public policy, fundraising, marketing, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.


Hiring Range:
Not published (relocation expenses not paid)

Education Requirements:
1. Qualified candidates with a strong management and nonprofit background are encouraged to apply 2. Excellent understanding and deep experience of fund development/grant management. 3. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 4. Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience Required:
Provides Leadership • Visioning & Strategic Thinking - Thinks long term, stretching horizons and challenging imaginations to develop an image of how United Way should work, creating a vision that captures minds and energizes others to commit to the vision • Problem Solving & Decision Making - Identifying, analyzing, organizing and solving problems and issues in a timely, effective manner; uses data and input from others to make sound, timely decisions even in the face of uncertainty • Change Leadership - Champions change, demonstrating a willingness and ability to initiate, sponsor, and lead a change initiative through to completion • Team Leadership - Builds own skills in team leadership, delegates effectively, and fosters teamwork • Talent Development & Management - Develops individual abilities by coaching, mentoring, and advising; challenges others to improve; addresses performance problems, and grooms executive staff for advancement Develops Impact Strategies, Resources & Builds Relationships • Influence and Impact - Using influence techniques that appeal to reason, values, or emotion to generate enthusiasm for the work, commitment to task objectives, or compliance with orders and requests • Political Astuteness - Ability to understand and operate effectively both within the political environment of the United Way movement and the community; uses political awareness to determine how best to get things done. Formulates strategies and communicates in an ethical and politically sensitive manner. Has a detailed working knowledge of and experience within the city, county and state political system • Strategy & Product Innovation - Ability to identify innovative strategies to address community concerns, create products to address strategies, and find appropriate funding mechanisms • Coalition Building - The ability to explain, advocate and articulate facts and ideas in a persuasive manner and to negotiate with individuals and groups both internally and externally to advance strategies • Development and Investment of Resources - Understands fully the development and investment of resources required for community-wide impact in the areas of education, income and health and thinks comprehensively about the public and private resources suitable to meet those needs • Board Relationship Management - The ability to build and manage productive relationships with board members that will provide leadership and guidance for the organization • Donor Relationship Management - Creates and sustains mutually positive donor relationships; works successfully to foster mutually-beneficial relationships that add value throughout the UW system Demonstrates Business Acumen • Strategic & Operational Planning – Working with the board and staff to determine long term objectives and strategies for meeting goals, allocating resources according to priorities, determining how to use personnel and resources efficiently to accomplish a task or project; and anticipating obstacles • Financial Management - Administers the budget for program areas; administers and monitors expenditures to ensure cost-effective support of programs and policies; assesses financial condition of the organization • HR Management - Applies knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions • Technology Management - Manages the organization’s technology assets and uses long- and short-range planning to budget for and select technology Personal Attributes • Achievement Orientation - The capacity to be energized and excited by challenging objectives and a concern for exceeding goals set by self or others; achieves high level, sustainable performance • Integrity - Consistently honoring commitments and taking responsibility for actions and words • Flexibility - Demonstrates adaptability and openness to alternative solutions and flexibility when interacting with others, understanding their attitudes, needs, interests, and perspectives • Inclusiveness - The ability to network and partner with all stakeholders including broad and diverse representation of private/public and traditional/nontraditional community organizations • Visionary – Initiates and leads change and transformation • Team Builder – Puts people first – understand that people are the engine that moves the organization forward • Outward Turning – Works across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in communities. Exhibits partnerships principles • Business Acumen – Mobilizes resources; is a skilled fund-raiser • Network Oriented – Links local, regional, national and global perspectives

How to Apply:
email resume and cover letter to: director@uwlc-ms.org

Listing Details:
Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Application deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016