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Management Staff  |  Vice President, Community Impact

United Way of Anchorage
Nina Makarova Email:
Phone: (907) 263-3822 Fax: (907) 263-3801
Web site: Click Here for More Info
General Information
Closing Date: August 30, 2017
Location: Anchorage, AK
Benefits: Benefits include holiday pay, medical, dental, and vision insurance and a retirement plan.
Status: Full time
How to Apply: Submit letter of interest and resume to Nina Makarova, 701 West 8th Avenue, Suite 230, Anchorage AK 99501. Fax and email applications are acceptable. Fax: 907-263-3801; email:

Reports to: President and CEO

Overview: The Vice President of Community Impact is responsible for all operations in United Way of Anchorage's focus areas of: (1) improving the well-being and academic outcomes of all children; (2) preventing and ending homelessness and; (3) lifting struggling people to financial self-sufficiency. This involves catalyzing, organizing, coordinating, and promoting effective systems of community planning, resource investment, and partner/community relations to ensure measurable improvement on key benchmarks and dynamic responses to changing community conditions in the Anchorage metropolitan area. The VP supports UWA's commitment to excellent customer service by facilitating communication and relationship-building with community partners and diverse key stakeholders (local organizations, businesses, policy makers, and individuals). Essential to this work is developing and adopting community-wide goals and implementing a strategic and cohesive plan for impact to make progress on these goals, all based upon understanding of community needs, an awareness of community resources, a knowledge of local and national best practice strategies, leveraging and aligning UWA's unique strength and abilities to support the strategies, engaging in relationships and partnerships, and measuring results. The VP, Community Impact, leads the organization as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Essential Functions:
Organizational Leadership
• Assists the President/CEO and Senior Leadership Team in promoting UWA's strategic plan, business model, and goals of the organization to the community.
• Provides assistance to the CEO in staffing special committees and in the administration of functions that enable the organization to meet its commitments to the community.
• Manages and monitors budgets, data analysis, grant compliance, and other financial oversight.

Community Impact
• Leads the strategic investment of UWA's staff and financial resources to create the greatest possible impact in: (1) improving the well-being and academic outcomes of all children; (2) preventing and ending homelessness and; (3) lifting struggling people to financial self-sufficiency.
• Coordinates implementation of community impact strategies, including collective impact, investments, volunteerism, resource development, and public policy.
• Ensures integration and alignment of goals, outcomes, and strategies across the impact work.
• Supports data-driven and continuous learning processes with community impact staff and community partners.
• Develops and builds relationships between UWA and other human service organizations, government agencies, healthcare providers, schools, community colleges, nonprofit agencies, businesses, churches, and diverse community organizations.
• Effectively communicates UWA's community impact, resource development, and community engagement work in a style that's easy to understand.
• Maintains knowledge of best and promising community impact model practices.
• Maintains knowledge of current and evolving community investment trends, as well as economic, political, technical, and general trends that may impact community need and resources to respond.
• Represents the organization in related community and state-wide initiatives.
• Increase the amount of leveraged community investment in Anchorage toward the community goals by advocating aligned investment and educating other private and public investors on how to invest with others for more impact.

Staff Leadership
• Selects, guides, motivates, supervises, and evaluates staff.
• Provides goal-setting, visioning, leadership, and strategic direction for staff.
• Ensures that team members are invested in team activities and decisions and that the team works together to achieve organizational goals.
• Responsible for accurate and timely completion and/or approval of organizational documents, including but not limited to performance reviews, professional development plans, goals and objectives, timesheets, expense and travel reimbursements, credit card reports, requisitions, and ongoing documentation of performance accomplishment and areas requiring improvement.
• Develop and monitor operating budgets for community impact activities for efficient, effective, and best use of resources.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, community development, education, human services, or related field. Master's degree preferred. The successful candidate will have a minimum ten years' of increasingly responsible management/professional experience in public or nonprofit administration, community organizing, youth services or education; and/or in successfully managing complex social problems through multi-discipline approaches. Previous supervisory responsibility required.

Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge
The successful candidate demonstrates evidence of:
• Mobilizing community action to tackle community problems
• Establishing leadership credibility
• Elevating organizational brand and reputation
• Strategic thinking
• Effective decision making
• Influencing external and internal teams to collaborate for impact
• Collaboration
• Managing conflict
• Developing talent in others
• Inspiring and motivating others
• Delivering measurable results

Employment contingent upon passing background check.

Valid Alaska Driver's License. Access to reliable insured vehicle to be used for work-related travel in the Anchorage area.

Hours of Work: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend and evening commitments

Position open until filled.

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