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.

 

Communications Manager
July 15, 2019

We Love What Makes You Unique

Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

Who We Are Looking For

Are you passionate about using your marketing and communications talents as a force for good in our community? Are you the type of person who speaks up for those who need a voice? Can you tell a good story, so good that it helps us build a movement?
If so, our Communications Manager position may be perfect for you.

What You Will Do

  • Your number one job is to be a passionate United Way cheerleader. If that statement gets you excited, keep reading. If not, this may not be for you. You will succeed in this position if you can build relationships within our organization and beyond. As a United Way brand ambassador, we need you to be loud and proud about your passion for United Way and our community. You will be required to work some evenings and weekends to represent United Way at our signature events, professional networking meet-ups in the region, and other community events.
  • Storytelling is key. You will interview the people United Way serves and our donors; that takes compassion and adaptability. Back at the office you will write, design, and edit content, and that requires tech savvy and project management discipline. We need a self-starter. You will help us think differently about how we get the word out about our work, and that means your new ideas are a must.
  • You will be the point person for all things Marketing. You will create and execute an annual marketing plan. You will manage all of our marketing contact lists and think of new ways to grow them. You will communicate to our contacts in a consistent, segmented, and personal way. You will write all email newsletters and targeted communications. You will be the lead on creating all marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, posters, impact reports, the annual report, and more. You will serve as webmaster of UWGNH.org. That means you will write and manage content on the website, making sure it is refreshed and current. On social media, you will create the daily content needed for our major social media platforms. You will foster a culture of social media savvy amongst staff. You will manage Marketing contractors. You will manage the Marketing and Engagement budget, and track expenses. You will write press releases, talking points for big events, and help coordinate media coverage.
  • You will be our in house peer to peer fundraising expert. You will research and manage peer to peer fundraising efforts on our social media and email marketing channels. You will help recruit social media influencers who will support online campaigns to raise money for a specific United Way cause that is time limited. This is new work that United Way would like to grow, and we need a Communications Manager with online fundraising knowledge.
  • You will work as part of a team. You will work closely with every department at United Way. You will report to the Communications Director, and meet weekly with the Marketing and Engagement team. You’ll collaborate with our fundraising team to dream up new ways to reach local businesses and individuals looking to give back to the 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

A positive, team-focused, can-do attitude with a commitment to excellent user experience.
A bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Communications, or equivalent work experience.
A driver’s license and a reliable vehicle because you will need to travel throughout our region. You will be able to expense your mileage.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate to key stakeholders and staff; strong written, public speaking and presentation skills.
Ability to problem solve in the moment and juggle multiple priorities.
High degree of professional integrity to deal ethically with confidential information.
High comfort level with MS Office suite, Google apps including Gmail, and social media.
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, WordPress and basic video editing
The ability to lead peer to peer, social media, digital, and volunteer fundraising efforts.
The ability to lift 40 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet and load them into and out of vehicles as necessary for events and volunteer projects.
Photo and video experience is a must

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 the best cover letter we’ve ever seen 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.


Fall 2019 Seasonal Campaign Executive
July 9, 2019

Position
United Way of Greater New Haven seeks enthusiastic candidates interested in gaining experience in fundraising and community engagement with a top non-profit brand. The Campaign Executive will be a member of the Resource Development Team which is responsible for partnering with local companies to raise nearly $2.5 million dollars through the annual fall United Way campaign.

You will gain valuable skills, contacts, community knowledge, and be a part of a positive and supportive team environment. This is a seasonal position (20-30 hours weekly) from mid-August through early December (with flexibility for the ideal candidate).

The responsibilities of the Campaign Executive are as follows:

  • Assist with account management of a variety of businesses in the Greater New Haven region that
    run United Way workplace campaigns.
  • Implement workplace fundraising campaign strategies to increase revenue from assigned
    accounts.
  • Willingness to be trained to speak and educate prospective donors on United Way programs and
    the value of donating to United Way.
  • Represent United Way at events and provide exceptional customer service.
  • Manage distribution and collection of United Way campaign materials to local businesses and
    organizations.
  • Serve as a project manager on tasks and assignments related to revenue generation and donor
    engagement.
  • Manage departmental calendar and assist with processing donations.
  • Assist with volunteer projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Good communication skills and familiarity with fundraising techniques
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Experience working in a professional office environment
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word and Excel skills; knowledge of Google applications
  • Ability to work well with a team and independently
  • Own a vehicle, have a valid driver’s license and willing to travel throughout the Greater New Haven area

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to [email protected] Please
include “Campaign Executive” in the subject line of the email. No phone calls, will be accepted.

**United Way of Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employer.**


Vice President of Community Impact
June 17, 2019

Diversity Matters at United Way
Your perspective fuels our mission-driven work at United Way of Greater New Haven. We are committed to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience.

Who We Are Looking For
Are you committed to creating meaningful change in greater New Haven? Do you enjoy leading and developing teams, both internal and external, to design and implement effective solutions for community issues? Do you get excited about collaboration, innovation, and community mobilizing? If so, our Vice President of Community Impact position may be perfect for you.

Position
The Vice President of Community Impact is responsible for driving the strategy and execution of United Way’s multi-faceted work in the community. This leadership position will co-create with staff, board, partners, and volunteers the strategic directions, investments, infrastructure, and culture necessary for the organization to maximize its impact in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.

This is a tremendous opportunity for an experienced program professional to deepen and expand the community results of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the President/CEO

Responsibilities

Leadership of Community Impact Department

  • Develops community impact strategies based on an assessment of community need and opportunity, internal capacity, knowledge of best practices, and ability to galvanize resources.
  • Provides oversight of all department staff and consultants.
  • Oversees the decision making process about use of program resources, in conjunction with staff and volunteers.
  • Administers the department, including responsibility for developing and monitoring department budgets and meeting grant and contractual obligations.
  • Oversees efforts to assess the impact of United Way in the community and supports continuous learning and improvement efforts.
  • Represents the organization on community collaboratives and advisory groups and at public meetings related to United Way’s community initiatives.

Organizational Leadership

  • Serves as a member of the leadership team, which includes participating in policy development and management decisions, strategic planning, supporting the board of directors, and supporting and modeling the core values of the organization.
  • Supports developing a strong team culture that models the mission of United Way and creates a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity within and outside the organization.
  • Works to align efforts across departments.
  • Communicates with internal and external partners to promote the work of United Way.

Resource Development

  • Assists United Way senior staff and board of directors in developing and executing strategies to capture revenue and retain and grow our investor base, including from workplace campaigns, public and private grants, and the United Way donor base.
  • Develops and stewards positive relationships with donors and funders.
  • Works in conjunction with other United Way departments to develop innovative ways to share the story and impact of United Way’s work and respond to investors’ needs.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 10 years of non-profit experience, with at least 5 years’ experience leading teams and/or managing complex community initiatives.
  • Substantive knowledge in one or more of United Way’s focus areas (early childhood, homelessness, hunger, poverty, children’s mental health).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience working with individual donors and foundations a plus.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • A team player who inspires collaboration and functions decisively.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of UWGNH.

Application Procedure

  • Send resume and cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position to [email protected] with the following subject line: Application for Vice President of Community Impact.
  • Position open until filled.
  • Review of applications will begin by June 26.

Organization

Founded in 1920, United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) brings people and organizations together to create solutions to our region’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone, building on our long history of partnerships and creative problem solving. For more information about us, visit www.uwgnh.org.

 


Community Impact VISTA
Improving Economic Opportunities VISTA Project

April 26, 2019

Job Summary

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

We are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member to participate in our effort to address basic needs within Greater New Haven and our work with Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families, by taking an active role in projects around housing, hunger, and financial stability. The AmeriCorps VISTA, along with the Community Impact Team, will engage key stakeholders in the region while also working to craft solutions that address the basic needs of residents. This position is a year-long commitment with potential to extend for a second year.

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will gain professional experience and be given the opportunity for professional development through various workshops and trainings.

Reporting Structure: Reports to Jason Martinez, Director of Community Impact

Work Can Include, But Not Limited To:

  • Develop and implement community Needs Assessments regarding basic needs for ALICE families such as housing, food security, and financial security.
  • Work with numerous key partners to build relationships and expand individualized community services to towns in the Greater New Haven region. Partners include local city/town government, non-profit partners, service providers, and universities.
  • Coordinate and manage volunteers through various community impact projects, such as a monthly mobile food pantries and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites.
  • Assist the Community Impact Manager in finding, researching, and writing grant proposals.
  • Support local grassroots organizations with outreach and advocacy work, including Witnesses to Hunger New Haven Chapter.
  • Support state-wide United Way efforts to create solutions for ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) families through various projects, such as a match savings program.
  • Work with the internal communications team and key stakeholders to create outreach and marketing materials like resource guides and event flyers.
  • Create evaluations, collect information, and form data reports to present to community.
  • Represent UWGNH while you engage in deep listening at a wide range of community events, committees, and one-on-one meetings.
  • Collaborate effectively within the organization, working cross-functionally with all departments.
  • Support Community Impact team with establishing effective and efficient processes that align department priorities with greater organization goals, strategy, and mission.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Ability to work with diverse staff, volunteers, and community partners and members.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and a clear, ‘on-target’ writing style.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive and engaging relationships.
  • Proficient with Google Drive and MS Office.
  • Proactive and strategic thinker with the ability to work both individually and collaboratively.
  • Creative and result-oriented self-starter, willing to learn.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs.

Personal Characteristics    

Ideally, the successful candidate will be:

  • Personally committed to advancing United Way’s values, mission, goals and programs.
  • Experienced in community outreach and engaging organizations/businesses/faith groups/residents.
  • A flexible and reliable person who can handle and prioritize multiple projects and responsibilities.
  • A superior communicator who shares information readily and concisely, and listens as well as participates.
  • A team player who inspires collaboration and functions decisively.
  • Passionate about helping their community.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates can view the position at:  https://bit.ly/2G4ILJ2

To apply, create a profile on the My AmeriCorps Portal (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do) and search for this VISTA position.

Start Date: August 5, 2019

Compensation: Living Stipend of $14,665 for the year

Benefits: AmeriCorps VISTA members are eligible for AmeriCorps health benefits, an end of year education award worth $6,000 or an end of service award of $1,500, discounted childcare, and may be eligible for SNAP.

**United Way of Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employer.**