Provides strong, innovative collaborative leadership for United Way of Southern Nevada in developing financial resources and in identifying and responding to community priorities in education, health and financial education. Creates and builds awareness of the United Way’s role in the community and assures involvement of its diverse constituencies. Maintains accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within the policies set by the Board of Directors. The scope of this position is broad, requiring the President & CEO to establish and maintain significant relationships with persons at all levels within the public, private and voluntary sectors. These persons include corporate chief executives, local government leaders, labor representatives, leaders of other funding organizations, and representatives of the other United Way organizations.
Provides leadership in developing the financial resources to meet United Way’s mission: To unite our community to improve people's lives.
Establishes financial development goals with the Board of Directors.
Develops creative strategies and plans for achieving financial goals and assures appropriate staffing of the campaign structure.
Serves as the Chief Fundraising Officer devoting significant time (45%) to the cultivation and solicitation of Major and Transformational Gifts.
Maintains a leadership role among United Way’s constituencies.
Meets regularly with community decision makers, advancing both community interests and United Way interests.
Addresses community groups.
Maintains regular communications and oversees stewardship of all major donor groups.
Participates on the state and national level in public policy activities that affect the mission fulfillment of United Way.
Manages the recruitment and development of a Board of Directors representative of the entire community including business and industry, government, labor, education, and health and human services.
Works with the board to identify and initiate appropriate issues requiring policy decisions/actions and assures implementation.
Establishes on-going process of staff and volunteer involvement in development of short and long-range planning.
Analyzes and interprets existing conditions, opportunities and problems.
Monitors the organization’s progress against the Strategic Plan and the Annual Work Plan.
Staffs the organization with fully competent diverse professionals and delegates responsibilities/authority. Develops organizational work plan and monitors for implementation. Promotes continued professional development among staff and demonstrates and assures cultural competency of managers and staff.
Creates an atmosphere that fosters the development of strong, effective teams and empowers staff through involvement and participation in decision making.
Establishes and ensures that the organization maintains open and honest communication both internally and externally.
Manages and directs activities of professional staff consistent with concept of the “full-service” United Way.
Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates United Way fund-raising programs, within the framework of the volunteer campaign structure and in accordance with the principles of United Way fund raising.
Maintains stewardship and accountability for financial and capital resources (including management of property), official records, operating budgets, and campaign collection and disbursement.
Develops effective, integrated and efficient support systems for the organization, in such areas as computer services, staff and volunteer training, procurement, personnel and building management.
These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this job. Individual abilities may result
in some deviation from these guidelines.
To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must have:
Significant fundraising experience with a proven record of successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts and grants.
Proven leadership; an ability to foster development of a common vision for United Way of Southern Nevada among volunteers, staff, human service providers, business leaders and the community.
Enthusiastic team building, demonstrated by a history of creating a climate among staff that fosters personal investment, excellence and a commitment to the goals of the organization.
Effective utilization of volunteer resources, with demonstrated skill in handling the apparent paradox of both leading and being led by volunteers.
Proven management skills, particularly in executing an established strategic plan, non-profit fiscal management, evaluation of personnel and programs and operating systems.
Superior presentation and communication skills.
Experience in negotiation and collaboration, skilled at developing effective partnerships while demonstrating understanding of and commitment to community based collaboration.
Demonstrated experience and ability in working with state and federal legislators on matters impacting United Way goals and community programs.
A track record that indicates an ability to foster inclusiveness, working with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to United Way’s stewardship role in a community process in which people from varied situations can help shape a vision of a caring community.
Demonstrated ability to manage multi-million dollar budgets.
These requirements are met by any combination of education that typically includes a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; additional post-graduate work a plus and ten years of work experience; recent service in a senior level executive position; a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional experience in a senior management position. Proven fundraising results, with experience in implementing complex resource development strategies are needed.
The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/her or others.
United Way of Southern Nevada is part of a worldwide movement that began over 125 years ago to create communities where all children and families can succeed.
With a strong foundation of community connections formed through over 58 years of history, United Way of Southern Nevada has been solving community issues since 1957.
We provide cradle-to-career support for children, because the global... economy demands education beyond high school. A better educated community leads to enhanced economic development and an expansion of work opportunities resulting in a better quality of life for the entire community.
To ensure that today’s students and families are equipped for 21st century challenges, we provide financial education beginning in elementary school, teaching them how to save, budget and use credit wisely. These life skills, once learned and mastered, contribute to a lifelong cycle of success and financial independence.
By bringing companies, donors, volunteers and agencies together around innovative solutions, we change the lives of one in four people living in southern Nevada.