OF NORTH CAROLINA
1130 Kildaire Farm
Road, Suite 100
Cary, NC 27511
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letter and resume to:
Candidates are encouraged to submit an
application by July 6;
position open until filled.
of North Carolina
President/Chief Executive Officer
Hiring range is
$145,000-$165,000 plus benefits
be accepted until position is filled.
United Way of North Carolina seeks a
visionary and dynamic President and CEO who can build key
relationships, create new opportunities for revenue generation, and
lead the organization through a comprehensive strategic planning
process that will serve as a road map for the future. The
successful candidate will be a proven communicator, collaborator,
and consensus builder who can successfully serve as the face of
United Way of North Carolina as it balances the needs of
member services across 100 diverse counties and 50 local
United Way agencies
, oversees the NC 211
call center, and continues the
robust partnership that provides NCCARE360
The Board of Directors is looking for
a transformational leader that has an ability to imagine, create,
and communicate an inspiring vision for United Way of North
Carolina. This vision should build on the history, strength, and
service of the organization, while ensuring future sustainability
through new business opportunities and earned revenue partnerships
that support the diverse and emerging needs of our state.
The next President and CEO will be a
savvy advocate who is responsive to changing public policy,
confident and creative with business development opportunities,
with a demonstrated ability to lead an organization that has
multiple and diverse focus areas. The successful candidate will
work closely with the Board of Directors, staff team, and valued
partners to develop and implement opportunities that clearly
articulate the value proposition of United Way of North
United Way of North
As a statewide organization,
United Way of North Carolina works collectively with 50 local
United Ways to solve our communities’ most pressing problems. To
create a North Carolina where everyone can thrive, we are committed
to three core areas of work:
- Member Services. United Way of North
Carolina convenes United Way professionals for personal and
organizational capacity building, best practice sharing,
legislative briefings, and annual meeting events highlighted by the
statewide “Spirit of NC” annual campaign award recognition.
Marketing and communications, coaching and consultative services,
and leadership of advocacy efforts both on the federal and state
level are priorities of Member Services for the statewide
- NC 211.Managed by United Way of NC, this
service provides health and human services information and
referrals to individuals throughout the state via a free statewide
phone number (2-1-1) and website (nc211.org). Real-time caller data
is available at https://nc.211counts.org/.
- This is the first statewide coordinated care system that knits
together healthcare and human services organizations. United Way of
NC/NC 211 partners with Unite Us, Expound Decision Systems, NC
Department of Health & Human Services and Foundation for Health
Leadership & Innovation on this important work.
Help individuals, families and
communities thrive in North Carolina
We bridge people, local United Ways,
and resources so individuals, families and communities thrive in
Thriving communities through equitable
access to resources
United Way of North Carolina
recognizes structural racism and other forms of oppression have
contributed to persistent disparities which we seek to dismantle.
Our United Way network strives to engage and center community
members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been
marginalized. We work with public and private partners to co-create
solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support,
opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to
leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments,
awareness building, advocacy, evaluation) to create equitable
Cary is a thriving community of more
than 160,000 residents bordering Raleigh, the capital of North
Carolina. Fueled by an impressive mix of education, ingenuity and
collaboration, Cary, Raleigh, Wake County, and the surrounding
“Research Triangle” region routinely rank among the nation’s best
places to live, work and play. Yet while our region continues
to grow and offer a superior quality of life, our cost of living
remains below the national average. Cary is largely comprised of
master-planned communities that offer amenities such as trails,
neighborhood parks, club houses, pools and golf courses.
The Triangle area of North Carolina is
home to more than two million people and ten colleges and
universities. The Triangle is located midway between the coast and
the Appalachian Mountains, with the highest peaks east of the
Education is a priority in Wake
County. As a result, our K-12 schools, colleges, and universities
are rated as some of the best in the nation. Approximately 50% of
the population over the age of 25 holds a bachelor's degree or
higher, easily placing us as one of the most highly educated
communities in the country. With three major medical systems,
including two top-rated teaching hospitals, within 30 minutes of
each other, Wake County also offers access to some of the best
healthcare in the country.
As the statewide member association
for 50 local United Ways in North Carolina, the President and CEO
is the chief mobilizer and connector for a $2.75 million statewide
nonprofit. United Way of North Carolina leverages the power of
partnerships and networks across private, public, and corporate
sectors so all people, regardless of background, can thrive in
communities across North Carolina.
Strategic vision and
Collaborate with the statewide Board of Directors to create and
implement a new strategic plan that focuses on a clear, long-term,
sustainable vision to serve the needs of local United Ways and
local communities and motivate collaboration, participation, and
Provide transformative leadership, ensuring the continued
growth and development of a professional, efficient organization
with a solid impact footprint across the state.
Lead and model the organization’s core values through
leadership, service, and decision-making.
Build upon a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in
all aspects of the organization’s partnerships and work.
Provide leadership that reflects the highest standards of
fiduciary responsibility and ethical conduct.
Drive results in revenue development, leading to diverse
revenue streams that support, sustain and grow statewide programs
Leverage/cultivate relationships that create opportunities to
strengthen the organization’s long-term sustainability.
Identify new revenue streams through creative partnerships and
business development opportunities.
Cultivate a strong, transparent working relationship with the
Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of
financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated
milestones and goals.
Support the Board in its own development and recruitment of
diverse, highly qualified members.
Encourage quality engagement through committee work to leverage
the skills and experiences of all Board members.
Talent and leadership
- Build and foster high-level relationships with statewide
business, government, and foundation leaders to support community
and statewide programs.
- Seek out innovative partnerships to meet ever-increasing needs
of the state and local communities.
- Ensure contractual partner deliverables are achieved and that
open communication and accountability are central to the
- Serve as the state liaison with United Way Worldwide and other
state associations to ensure opportunities are recognized for
partnership and sharing of best practices.
- Recruit and retain top talent and the next generation of
- Create an environment encouraging healthy communication within
and across teams and make team-building a priority.
- Set clear expectations, build trust, and empower staff to make
and be accountable for decision-making as a part of their
- Identify tools and resources to best develop staff and lead by
example through teaching, mentoring, and knowledge-sharing.
- Ensure the organizational structure best serves key
constituents and stakeholders.
- Provide transformative leadership to serve vulnerable people
and local communities through tumultuous times by leveraging
strategic resources and services in support of local United Ways
and the NC 211 system.
- Engage with all local United Ways to understand their needs and
support their goals.
- Provide statewide and national perspective about the United Way
brand, challenges, and opportunities.
- Ensure understanding of the health of the United Way ecosystem
and its return on investment provided to local United Ways.
10 years of progressive executive leadership with United Way,
nonprofit organizations, or the business community.
Proven track record in revenue development, successfully
cultivating and soliciting major contributions/grants, and leading
organizations to fundraising success.
Experience in negotiation and collaboration, skill in
developing effective partnerships, contracting process, and an
understanding of and commitment to community-based
Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a highly motivated
Visionary change agent with proven ability to implement core
Broad understanding of human service systems, both public and
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of skills and
Great communicator, collaborator, relational focus
Strategic thinker; vision and goal orientation
Time, team and priority management
Understanding and appreciating others
- Promote the United Way brand as the way forward to connect
people and communities in need with strategic resources and
United Way of North Carolina is
committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through
a comprehensive package that includes a competitive salary and an
outstanding employee benefits package that includes health &
medical, dental & vision, disability, business travel, holidays
and paid time off. A 403(b) retirement plan is available from first
day of employment, and UWNC will match 4% of salary after 6 months
United Way of North Carolina is an
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. As reflected in our
equity statement, United Way of North Carolina recognizes
structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to
persistent disparities which we seek to dismantle. Our United Way
network strives to engage and center community members, especially
those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. As an
equal opportunity employer, we value the benefits that a diverse
In one document, please submit a cover
letter, resume and how you found out about the position.
Applications will be reviewed beginning July 6, 2022 and accepted
until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is
Send applications via email to:
Roy Watson and Heidi Norwick