Senior Director Impact
– Sector Support
Department: Sector Support
We partner to design, support and
grow systems that accelerate financial stability and upward
mobility for individuals and families living in or near poverty and
striving for a brighter future. Our vision is that Central Indiana
will be a community where children, individuals and families
thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our
residents' quality of life.
We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask
our community to give, advocate and volunteer. We believe that
vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and
therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue
this vision together with ICARE.
United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that
the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through
shared values to achieve our mission. The Senior Director Impact –
Sector Support is a senior member of our Impact department
responsible for leading our Sector Support strategy with the goal
of ensuring our internal team, external community partners and
community at large can best work together to support individuals
and families to distance themselves from poverty and achieve
economic mobility. This work includes but is not limited to
managing our grantmaking and community
building capacity of and
organizations to deliver organizational
services and the supports and barrier removal in local and
, staying up-to-date and engaged
and track results around the
sector and best practices in operations and organizational
providing thought leadership around the human service sector, and
developing and implementing program
opportunities to elevate the work of the sector. The Senior
Director also works closely with other departments to provide
opportunities to grow revenue, support donor engagement, and
communicate widely with internal and external
Position Duties &
The following statements are intended to
describe the general nature and level of work being
performed. They are not intended to be construed as an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
of personnel so classified.
Conceptualization, Execution and Analysis
: Develop the
vision for UWCI's Sector Support strategy in conjunction with UWCI
Impact leadership and community partners. Execute on said strategy
and refine as needed to continue to best meet organizational
- Leadership and Team
Development: Collaboratively lead around
community-informed strategic decision making and team culture
across the Impact Team and the organization as a whole.
- Community Voice: Actively engage with
individuals, families, community partners, and others to understand
first-hand the opportunities and challenges in our service
- Equity: Ensure that race, equity,
diversity, and inclusion are the lens through which challenges are
analyzed and solutions identified.
- Cross-functional Engagement: Work closely
with other departments to provide opportunities around UWCI's
Sector Support strategy to grow revenue, support donor engagement,
and communicate widely with internal and external
- Revenue Support: Collaborate with
fundraising team to secure strategy supporting dollars that advance
and scale initiatives and investments support children, youth, and
families throughout Central Indiana
- UWCI Impact Toolkit: Implement and
execute on UWCI's Impact Toolkit while collaborating with internal
and external stakeholders on the following (6)
- Grantmaking and Community
Investments: Lead and execute investment strategy
around Sector Support to ensure impact and progress toward
strategic, organizational, and community impact goals (i.e. capital
projects, facilities maintenance, technology, contingency and
capacity funds). Lead on operations around grantmaking across the
organization to ensure smooth and helpful process for internal and
external stakeholders, including grant contracts, compliance, and
- Capacity Building and Engagement: Work
alongside community-based organizations to identify and implement
mechanisms for United Way to support their organizational
development (i.e. Nonprofit Learning Center).
- Advocacy and Public Policy: Collaborate
with internal and external partners to identify opportunities for
and advocate for advances in public policy that support the
- Data and Research: Ensure effective
systems to track progress, evaluate program components, measure
success, and initiate quality improvements. Stay abreast of local
and national research around the human service sector and share
best practices (i.e. Accreditation).
- Thought Leadership and Convening: Use
external presence and relationships to develop cross-sector
community partnerships, bring together diverse stakeholders to
create sector-wide solutions for community problems, and elevate
the United Way brand.
- Programs and Initiatives: Identify,
develop, and implement sector support programs and initiatives in
collaboration with corporate and community partners (i.e. Human
Services Professional Renewal Program).
To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential job function
satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those
functions. The requirements listed are representative of the basic
knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. The individual in this
role must display the highest level of integrity and
confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a
successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the
team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should
have effective communication skills, attention to detail and
organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will
also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility
and reviews literature to understand key issues.
- Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed
- Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred. Work
experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by
- At least eight (8) years of experience working in a relevant
field, including human services, small business development, or
- Experience leading a cross-functional team toward shared
- Experience with fundraising. Experience making the case for
support to individual donors preferred.
- Experience with grantmaking and community investments
- Experience using systems thinking to identify barriers and
levers for change.
- Ability to acquire a baseline level of knowledge about UWCI's
other strategic priorities so Sector Support efforts can both build
upon and contribute to the success of other areas.
- Ability to make decisions and advance work with incomplete
information and to thrive in an outcomes oriented, continuously
evolving work environment.
- Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response
to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.
- Ability to prioritize a wide range of duties and
responsibilities, organize tasks, and remain flexible to changing
and multiple requests.
- Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to
communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to
- Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and
synthesize a variety of information and help connect UWCI's work to
broader discussions within the relevant landscape.
- Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the
organization and audience groups.
Knowledge of the Central Indiana region highly
The physical demands described here are
general representations of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and
hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and
handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
- Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
- The noise level in the work environment is minimal to
- Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create
an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive
attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the
United Way of Central Indiana's team is
evaluated on the following core competencies:
- Thinking Strategically
- Stakeholder Experience
- Effective Communication
Salaried, Full-time, 37.5 hours weekly
Upper $90's depending on experience
Benefits Package Available
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This position description does not
constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or
conditions of employment. UWCI employees are employed on an
at-will basis. In addition, nothing in this position description
restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this position at any time.