Careers

United Way of Greater New Haven fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our region. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.

We are committed to building a team that is inclusive across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and lived experience. As a team, we are also committed to addressing systemic racism and injustice in our community, our partnerships, and our practices. 

We Love What Makes You Unique

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and lived experience. As a team, we are also committed to addressing systemic racism and injustice in our community, our partnerships, and our practices.  

Who We Are Looking For

Are you a passionate advocate for building equitable economic change in our community? Do you come alive listening and learning from community members, and looking for opportunities to help households thrive? Are you someone who sees the urgency in ensuring access to the most basic needs of food and housing?  Are you always looking for ways to improve your work and grow your impact?  If you answered yes to the questions above, this position may be an opportunity for you to use your talents as a force for good in our community!  

United Way is seeking a Community Impact Manager of Financial Stability who is enthusiastic and organized to coordinate efforts to help households meet their basic needs and move them along a path to financial stability.  This person will collaborate with multiple community partner organizations supporting existing initiatives to ensure that progress is made towards meeting regional goals. This role will also have the opportunity to build new community-driven initiatives to improve access to financial stability resources.  

What You Will Do

  • Design and help implement equitable solutions to increase the financial stability of households in greater New Haven. United Way is committed to driving equitable solutions that improve the lives of every person in the region. You will work closely with community partners and community members to map the landscape of existing programs and identify opportunities to eliminate barriers and improve access to resources across the region.
  • Provide support to reduce the number of households that are food insecure. This position will work with existing food collaboratives, cities, and towns to identify and serve households that are food insecure. The right candidate will be comfortable with viewing and analyzing data to provide suggestions for systems improvement. 
  • Identify opportunities and partnerships for innovation and continuous improvement. Are you always thinking about how a process could be improved? The work to meet basic needs and help households thrive is complex and you will be asked to apply critical thinking and creativity to explore opportunities for growth. 
  • You will work as part of a team. You will report to the Senior Director of Financial Stability. You will collaborate with our Marketing team to tell the story of United Way to ensure that our community understands the work and impact in our community. You will also maintain good working relationships with community, nonprofit and business leaders in the community. And of course, there will be other duties as assigned. 

What You Need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of relevant experience in a nonprofit OR the equivalent of lived experience in related fields.
  • Knowledge: experience and a working knowledge of the landscape on the issues of financial stability and food insecurity in Greater New Haven.  
  • Management Experience: Demonstrated success in project management and relationship management.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills; able to interface with all departments internally and ability to represent UW in a variety of settings. Demonstrated ability to synthesize material, both verbally and in written form for a broad audience. Able to present information at meetings. 
  • Facilitation Skills:  Experience with group facilitation, training, and working in a collaborative environment. Ability to facilitate meetings effectively while balancing multiple points of view.
  • Partnership Skills: Positive customer-service orientation to both external partners as well as our internal United Way team. Skills to establish and maintain high quality relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Planning Skills: Excellent organization skills and a sharp attention to detail. Flexible thinker who can balance systems thinking and on-the-ground implementation. Ability to proactively see what actions are needed, take initiative, and implement projects.
  • Technology Skills: Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  
  • Project Management Skills: Must be able to take initiative, demonstrate leadership, work inter-dependently and produce consistently high-quality work. Ability to analyze and exercise sound judgment. Highly motivated and creative out-of-the-box problem solver.
  • Relationship skills: Community minded with high-level active listening skills and the ability to connect with people of different economic and ethnic backgrounds. Ability to balance a variety of perspectives representing all areas of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs/faith practices.
  • Knowledge Management Skills: Experience working with various types of databases and content management systems is preferred. Skills to develop summaries and visual presentations of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Local and statewide travel is required; Out of state travel as needed. 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes generous paid time-off, health and dental insurance, and a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matched contributions. Starting salary will be between $45,000 – $55,000 commensurate with demonstrated skills, experience, and background.

During COVID-19 this position would primarily be working from home, with access to the office as needed.

About United Way

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability, grounded in racial and social justice.  United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter, telling us about why we should bring you in for an interview to [email protected]. No phone calls, please, but we encourage you to explore uwgnh.org to learn more about what we do. The position will remain open until filled.

We Love What Makes You Unique

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and lived experience. As a team, we are also committed to addressing systemic racism and injustice in our community, our partnerships, and our practices.  

Who We Are Looking For

Are you a “dot-connector” of information, ideas, and people? Can you identify trends, stories, and opportunities in the community?  Do you get excited at the idea of helping community partners and team members track program data to tease out and tell the story of program impact?  Are you always looking for ways to improve how a project team designs and implements its work? Would people who know you describe you as having an incredible attention to detail and an uncanny skill to organize information?  If you answered yes to the questions above, this position may be an opportunity for you to use your talents as a force for good in our community!  

United Way is seeking a Community Impact Manager who is highly organized to lead projects and help the Community Impact team manage a variety of program initiatives, track data and grant systems, and effectively utilize information and tools to tell our story.  This role will collaborate with a wide range of community partner organizations focused on education, financial stability, and health, and  will a help design new internal systems to help increase United Way’s organizational effectiveness.  

What You Will Do

  • Provide support and coordination for Community Impact initiatives. United Way is committed to drive solutions that improve financial stability, education, and health for all. You will work closely with our Community Impact team to ensure we provide excellent support for our community partnerships – including nonprofit organizations, local government, and other regional and state-wide partners.
  • Manage data and identify opportunities for continuous improvement. As a systems thinker, you will be asked to manage United Way data, grants, contracts, and reporting activities. You will be asked to apply critical thinking and creativity to explore ways that we can continuously improve the collecting, organizing, synthesizing, and sharing the story of United Way program impact. 
  • Respond to emerging needs.  Over the course of the pandemic, United Way has frequently stepped up to support our community in new ways – coordinating new food distribution programs, helping launch community learning hubs, distributing financial assistance to ALICE families, as examples.  In this role, you will be a go-to point person to help coordinate special projects.  You will be someone who gets excited by new projects, designing both the setup, implementation, and reporting of activities.  
  • You will work as part of a team. You will report to the Vice President for Community Impact and you will be a cross-functional member of the Community Impact team. You will collaborate with our Marketing and Resource Development teams to tell the story of United Way to ensure that our community understands the work and impact in our community. You will also maintain good working relationships with community, nonprofit, and business leaders in the community. And of course, there will be other duties as assigned. 

What You Need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of relevant experience in a nonprofit OR the equivalent of lived experience in related fields.
  • Knowledge: an understanding of the Greater New Haven landscape of nonprofit partners in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.  
  • Management Experience: Demonstrated success in project management and relationship management.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills; able to interface with all departments internally and ability to represent UW in a variety of settings. Demonstrated ability to synthesize material, both verbally and in written form for a broad audience. Able to present information at meetings. 
  • Facilitation Skills:  Experience with group facilitation, training, and working in a collaborative environment. Ability to facilitate meetings effectively while balancing multiple points of view.
  • Partnership Skills: Positive customer-service orientation to both external partners as well as our internal United Way team. Skills to establish and maintain high quality relationships with a variety of stakeholders.  
  • Planning Skills: Excellent organization skills and a sharp attention to detail. Flexible thinker who can balance systems thinking and on-the-ground implementation. Ability to proactively see what actions are needed, take initiative, and implement projects.
  • Technology Skills: Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, as well as the Google Suite platform.  Experience with other CRM and data management platforms, preferred.
  • Project Management Skills: Must be able to take initiative, demonstrate leadership, work inter-dependently and produce consistently high-quality work. Ability to analyze and exercise sound judgment. Highly motivated and creative out-of-the-box problem solver. 
  • Relationship skills: Community minded with high-level active listening skills and the ability to connect with people of different economic and ethnic backgrounds. Ability to balance a variety of perspectives representing all areas of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs/faith practices.
  • Knowledge Management Skills: Experience working with various types of databases and content management systems is preferred. Skills to develop summaries and visual presentations of qualitative and quantitative data. Demonstrated desire to build a culture that values and incorporates data into reflection and decision making. 
  • Local and statewide travel is required; Out of state travel as needed. 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes generous paid time-off, health and dental insurance, and a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matched contributions. Starting salary will be between $45,000 – $55,000 commensurate with demonstrated skills, experience, and background.

During COVID-19 this position would primarily be working from home, with access to the office as needed.

About United Way

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability.  We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone. United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter, telling us about why we should bring you in for an interview to [email protected]. No phone calls, please, but we encourage you to explore uwgnh.org to learn more about what we do. The position will remain open until filled.

We Love What Makes You Unique

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and lived experience. As a team, we are also committed to addressing systemic racism and injustice in our community, our partnerships, and our practices.  

Who We Are Looking For

Do you enjoy managing data, organizing information, and facilitating effective communications between community organizations? Are you the type of person who takes pride in getting the details right and is excited to support a team to reach the goal of ending homelessness in greater New Haven?   Are you passionate about using your organizational talents as a force for good in our community?

United Way is seeking a CAN Housing Coordinator who is passionate and organized to coordinate the exit side of the system to end homelessness in our region.  This person will facilitate critical meetings, maintain data, and collaborate with multiple partner organizations in the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network system, to ensure that progress is continually made towards meeting system goals. 

What You Will Do

  • Collect and analyze data to monitor system performance and drive improvement. If that statement gets you excited, keep reading. If not, this may not be for you. This position will maintain accurate lists for households seeking housing support. They will also compile, monitor, and report on data and trends for the CAN, including monitoring data quality. The right candidate will be comfortable with viewing and analyzing data to provide suggestions for constant system improvement. 
  • Review, revise, and approve documentation for housing entry. Federally funded housing programs require specific documentation. When a homeless household is matched to a housing program you would be responsible for maintaining the threshold of documentation needed. The CAN Housing Coordinator will be responsible for reviewing documentation in a timely manner, maintaining high quality documentation, and collaborating with CAN partners for revision, as necessary.
  • Facilitation and coordination of housing meetings among partners. The CAN Housing Coordinator will be responsible for the preparation and facilitation of housing meetings. These meetings are comprised of multiple CAN partners. You will create and distribute the agenda as well as be the neutral facilitator pushing the work forward. You will ensure that CAN policies and procedures are being followed during housing matching. 
  • You will work as part of a team. You will report to the CAN Senior Manager and meet regularly with the CAN team. You will collaborate with our Marketing team to tell the story of United Way to ensure that our community understands the work and impact of ending homelessness in our community. You will also maintain good working relationships with community, nonprofit and business leaders in the community. And of course, there will be other duties as assigned. 

What You Need

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred with at least one year of relevant experience OR the equivalent of lived experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of the challenges and barriers that people who experience homelessness face, is preferred. 
  • Technology Skills: Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially managing and analyzing data in Excel is required. Experience working with various types of databases and content management systems is preferred. Knowledge of CT HMIS is preferred. Ability to develop visual presentations of data/metrics is preferred.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills; able to interface with all departments internally and ability to represent United Way in a variety of settings. Demonstrated ability to synthesize material, both verbally and in written form for a broad audience. Able to present information at meetings. 
  • Partnership Skills: Positive customer-service orientation to both external partners as well as our internal United Way team. Skills to establish and maintain high quality relationships with a variety of stakeholders Ability to be diplomatic when working with staff from other agencies and clients in crisis.
  • Planning Skills: Excellent organization skills and a sharp attention to detail. Flexible thinker who can balance systems thinking and on-the-ground implementation. Ability to proactively see what actions are needed, take initiative, and implement projects. Ability to work independently, adjusting to changing priorities is required.
  • Facilitation Skills:  Ability to facilitate meetings efficiently and effectively is required. Ability to facilitate meetings effectively while balancing multiple points of view.
  • Relationship skills: Community minded with high-level active listening skills and the ability to connect with people of different economic and ethnic backgrounds. Ability to balance a variety of perspectives representing all areas of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation, and religious beliefs/faith practices.
  • Project Management Skills: Ability to take initiative and implement projects. Ability to analyze and exercise sound judgment. Highly motivated and creative out-of-the-box problem solver.
  • Local and statewide travel is required; Out of state travel as needed. 

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes generous paid time-off, health and dental insurance, and a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matched contributions. Starting salary will be between $40,000 – $43,000 commensurate with demonstrated skills, experience, and background.

During COVID-19 this position would primarily be working from home.

About United Way

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability, grounded in racial and social justice. United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter, telling us about why we should bring you in for an interview to [email protected]. No phone calls, please, but we encourage you to explore uwgnh.org to learn more about what we do. The position will remain open until filled.

We Love What Makes You Unique 

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and lived experience. As a team, we are also committed to addressing systemic racism and injustice in our community, our partnerships, and our practices.   

Who We Are Looking For 

Do you enjoy accounting and being part of a mission-driven team? Do you work well in a fast-paced environment in which you are involved with a variety of financial tasks? Do you find satisfaction in setting up finance processes to make the department and organization work more efficiently? Do you enjoy working with colleagues from all departments and being an integral part of making an organization work? If you answered yes to the questions above, this position may be an opportunity for you to use your talents as a force for good in our community! 

The Staff Accountant position will play a critical role in our Finance Team.  Key responsibilities will include Accounts Payable, Payroll, Journal Entries, Balance Sheet and Bank Reconciliations.  

What You Will Do 

  • Perform all Accounts Payable duties within the agency utilizing Abila/MIP, maintain vendor files, process 1099s 
  • Obtain required approval, code invoices for proper expense allocation and issue payments to vendors and partner agencies, including payments related to Fiscal Sponsorship Agreements  
  • Designation Payments: prepare designation payouts using data from donor database system and prepare payments through Abila/MIP.  Verify nonprofit status and maintain demographic data for recipient agencies.  Perform reconciliation of designation payables between Abila/MIP and donor database 
  • Perform all Payroll related functions; maintaining and updating employee records in payroll software, process bi-monthly payroll, retirement account deposits, and reconciliation of payroll related general ledger accounts 
  • Prepare necessary journal entries to record transactional data in general ledger, including banking transactions 
  • Reconcile various balance sheet accounts; perform/assist in bank reconciliations  
  • Maintain supporting schedules for grant related expenses to facilitate reporting and budgeting. Assist in reviewing partners reports, evaluating requests of partners and submitting reports to funders 
  • Assist in providing reports to fiduciary partners 
  • Assist with annual audits, preparing necessary schedules 
  • Serve as back-up for Finance Manager  
  • Identify areas of continuous improvement on finance functions and document processes 
  • Other duties as assigned 

What You Need 

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Preferred 
  • A minimum of three years of non-profit accounting experience with a working knowledge of non-profit accounting principles and standards, including GAAP. 
  • A minimum of three years of experience in Accounts Payable and Payroll 
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment 
  • Team Player who inspires collaboration and communicates effectively 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication to the mission of UWGNH 
  • Proficiency in Excel  
  • Experience with Abila/MIP a plus 

Compensation and Benefits 

Compensation includes generous paid time-off, health and dental insurance, and a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matched contributions. Starting salary will be between $55,000 – $58,000 commensurate with demonstrated skills, experience, and background. 

About United Way 

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability, grounded in racial and social justice.  United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

How to Apply 

Submit your resume and cover letter, telling us about why we should bring you in for an interview to [email protected]. No phone calls, please, but we encourage you to explore uwgnh.org to learn more about what we do. The position will remain open until filled.