United Way Seeking Community Impact Manager for Youth



United Way Seeking Community Impact Manager for Youth

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA


$66,500 - $69,500

Application Contact:

Karen Howell-Clark

Job Description:

United Way of King County is a recognized leader in solving the community’s toughest challenges. We value creative, self-motivated people who care deeply about creating community solutions. Come join our Community Services Team as a Community Impact Manager.

Working as part of the education strategies team, this position develops, executes, and evaluates investments that support educational success for vulnerable youth. Goals are to improve high school graduation rates in King County overall and to eliminate income and racial disparities. Current strategies: Keeping middle and high school youth connected to education, and reconnecting youth who have had their education interrupted before graduation. Position also creates opportunities for individual and corporate volunteerism in support of this work. Works in consultation with community nonprofits, public and private funders, donors, and other partners impacted by or interested in United Way of King County’s work.

Essential Duties

  • Manages and monitors grant funding related to youth education. Proposes and develops investment strategies through broad community engagement and other research and consultation.
  • Develops and implements strategies to address racial disparities.
  • Leads application and review processes for funding.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with grantees through regular communication, site visits, and periodic opportunities for cross-agency engagement and professional development.
  • Supports grantees with results measurement and reporting.
  • Manages contracts with private and public funders.
  • Supports the work of United Way’s Keeping Youth Connected and Reconnecting Youth initiatives, providing advice, building relationships with and communicating with direct service providers and with planning and funding partners.
  • Develops and promotes relevant volunteer engagement activities for individual and corporate volunteers.
  • Participates actively on education team and with grant makers from other teams.
  • Works with public policy staff to support local, state, and national legislation and administrative changes that have an impact on United Way’s education goals.
  • Works with development and marketing staff to develop and communicate about  investment strategies
  • Supports United Way’s fundraising through speaking engagements, donor events, and grant proposal research and writing.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations at staff and volunteer committee meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of health and human service issues, community decision processes, coaching and motivation techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead strategies that promote racial equity through strategies that support embracing strong cultural identity.
  • Intermediate knowledge of youth development and education strategies, issues, and local youth service community.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and respond to interests of diverse constituent groups and perspectives on human service issues.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, issue research and analysis, project management, and program outcome evaluation experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and motivate groups of people.
  • Strong customer service and partnership development skills.
  • Proven verbal, written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of group process and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, specializing in social work/human services, public administration, or related field. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in human services, preferably in the area of youth development and/or education. Demonstrated commitment to and experience with racial equity strategies. Grant making experience and/or experience writing and managing public and private grants, strongly desired.

The annual recruitment range, $66,500 - $69,500, is negotiable depending on successful experience and prior accomplishments. The position is open until filled; first review will be January 8, 2019 - don't hesitate, please apply today.

Additional information:
United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunity to work with smart, passionate and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunity to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly encourage people of color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

United Way of King County