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United Way of Northern Utah is a great place to work!

Join our team and help us unite people and organizations to build a healthy, stable and well-educated community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive. We offer competitive salaries and wages, a generous benefit package, a team-oriented work environment, flexible schedules, and a culture that combines meaningful work with a fun-loving atmosphere.

 

 
 
 

 
Title: Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager 
Reports to: Director of Marketing & Development
 
Goal: The Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager (VCEM) develops, manages and leads United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU) volunteer engagement strategies. The VCEM helps communicate the positive impact of UWNU to donor groups (individuals, corporations, foundations, etc) as well as the broader community. The VCEM researches, develops,, and implements strategies for strengthening the connection of various donors groups to UWNU through meaningful volunteer experiences. Additionally the VCEM will work to implement strategies to better connect staff, board members, and the broader community to UWNU’s work. The VCEM assists in the development of resources, the measurement of results, and performs other duties as assigned.
 
Key Responsibilities:
1. Corporate-Community Volunteer Programs:
  • Connect with UWNU community partners to design and match strategic volunteer projects for UWNU donor groups and community stakeholders.
  • Work with members of the development team to create and implement systems for engaging donor groups in our work.
2. Manage and Oversee Volunteer Events:
  • Manage “Year of Service” Volunteer Days
  • National Volunteer Week, Day of Caring, Day of Action, Stuff the Bus, Dr. Seuss Day, Nov.-Dec. Drives, and Community Clean Up Day
  • Coordinate speaker and program tour requests from UWNU partners and donors
3. Internal Volunteers:
  • Oversee and manage internal volunteer engagement efforts, including use of AmeriCorps VISTA’s and interns.
  • Develop and implement systems for engaging board members and staff in UWNU’s work.
4.  Capacity Building: 
  • Works with the Resource Development & Marketing Department to communicate the impact of UWNU initiatives to donors and the broader community;
  • Coordinates committees related to volunteer engagement; develops relationships and collaborations with local, state, and national entities working in the area of volunteer engagement.
  • Create a plan to build volunteer engagement capacity among community partners.
  • Serve as UWNU’s liaison to the Utah Commission on Volunteers, college community service centers, Utah Campus Compact, United Way Worldwide Community Involvement Committee, 211 etc.;
  • Assist in resource development and fundraising efforts by supporting grant proposal development and making presentations to individuals and groups;
  • Assists in communicating the need for and impact of volunteer engagement through general media and public communications strategies;
  • Administration and oversight of volunteer matching database and website 
  • Manage, or assist with research related to volunteer/donor engagement;
  • Measure, track, and report outcomes as they relate to key responsibilities;
  • Promote United Way’s collective impact objectives by helping forge new strategic partnerships and relationships outside of the organization.
5. Other duties as assigned
 
Position Requirements:
Knowledge
A clear and comprehensive understanding of, and ability to communicate about:
  • UWNU’s mission, vision, values, purpose, objectives and roles
  • The principles of collective impact (see “Collective Impact,” Kramer and Kania; Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2011)
  • The communities where UWNU works (including assets, challenges, people, organizations, existing programs and services, etc.)
  • Public, private, non-profit systems
  • The role played by other departments in United Way
  • How individuals, organizations, and communities change
  • Group process, dynamics, and operations
Skills
Advanced skills in the following:
Communication; Meeting facilitation; Coalition-building; Presentations; Risk-taking; Follow through; Consensus-building; Multi-tasking
Abilities
Strong capacity in the following areas:
Adaptive leadership; Active listening; Creativity; Capacity for decision making; Visionary; Solution-oriented mindset; Inspire and motivate others; Strategic thinking; Willing to learn; People person; Optimistic realist; Working collaboratively in a team; Flexibility; Emotional intelligence; Patience; Data collection and use; Simplification of complex information; Observe, interpret, intervene in the moment; Prioritization; Humility; Apply lessons learned to situations; Do work without waiting for others; Detail-oriented with the ability to plan, manage and follow through on multiple projects. 
 
Other:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (i.e. Communications, Social Science, etc.), completed by June 2018
  • Two years' experience working in a community-related field.
  • High standards of professional ethics and conduct.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong public speaker, comfortable speaking in front of large audiences.
  • Familiarity and history of service within the landscape of education, community development and social services networks in Northern Utah.
  • Bi-cultural/bilingual English/Spanish
 
Wage: $38,000 – $42,000 (based on experience and qualifications).
Hours: Full-time with competitive benefits package (health, dental, and 403B match of to 10% after one year of employment).
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and a resume to Mitch McBride, mmcbride@uwnu.org
Closing Date: January 23th, 2017 (5 p.m.)
 

Title: Welcome Baby Program Coordinator – Weber County

Reports to: Welcome Baby Director 
 
Purpose of Welcome Baby Program: 
To increase the 5 Protective Factors in families: Parent Resilience, Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development, Social and Emotional Competence of Children, Parent’s Knowledge of Community Resources and Social Connections, Concrete Support in Times of Need, and Children’s Readiness for Kindergarten
 
Required Skills:
  • Be outgoing, sensitive, kind and understanding of family situations; develop a good rapport with moms in the program
  • Fluent in Spanish and help with translation needs; having the ability to write and translate from English to Spanish
  • Basic computer skills- Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
 
Position Scope:
Provide Parent Education
  • Help parents connect with community resources and social connections through home visit information & social media sites
  • Monthly home visits as needed
  • Organize and update on a regular basis parental resource files
  • Help develop and make learning kits- kindergarten readiness tools
  • Create the monthly newsletter to help parents implement children readiness skills, deliver newsletter to community agencies
Coordinate with Volunteers
  • Print and compile monthly home visit paperwork for volunteers
  • Help plan/carry out quarterly training and in-service for volunteers
  • Help promote the Welcome Baby program and actively seek for new volunteers, both English and Spanish speaking  
Community Outreach
  • Promote Welcome Baby program to community agencies, events, civic groups. Etc
  • Develop relationships with community agencies and programs for referrals to Welcome Baby and into other outreach programs
  • Attend occasional networking meetings and trainings
  • Organize and coordinate donations from the community
Office work
  • Data entry as needed
  • Help with intake of new families into the program
  • Help to implement a continuous marketing strategy
 
Other
  • Manages time and other resources in a skilled manner 
  • Demonstrates professionalism and appropriate boundaries in all interactions
  • Functions with creativity, independence, and initiative 
  • Communicates effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Perform other work as assigned
  • This is a fast-paced work environment, applicants need to be able to work productively and independently
 
Position Information
  • 25 hours per week
  • Hours are somewhat flexible but must be coordinated with program director
  • Starting pay- $14 - $16—based on experience and qualifications
  • Closing date January 21, 2017
  • Please send cover letter, and resume attention Julie Johnson, jjohnson@uwnu.org