Senior Director of Community Impact Position Available

December 21, 2018  //  United Way

As part of a small, team-based organization, United Way employees are expected to work in a flexible environment. Achieving the organization’s goals is the responsibility of every employee. To this point, employees must possess the ability to manage multiple tasks within several areas of the organization. In addition, all employees interface daily with donors and volunteers. It is critical that United Way employees demonstrate exemplary interpersonal skills, the highest ethical standards, and a professional appearance.


Oversees all aspects of United Way’s grant funding process, including developing strategic priorities, Community Impact Distribution process, and creating and managing targeted initiatives. Also serves as an ambassador and face of United Way with our strategic partners, including, non-profits, foundations, government, and businesses.


  • Organizes and supports the Community Impact (CI) Committee in their charge to recommend the priority and direction of United Way funds
  • Recruits, leads and supports activities of Community Impact Chair(s) and the CI Committee
  • Works with Marketing/Resource Development department to implement volunteer activities
  • Oversees the development and management of the Community Impact distribution process including the electronic application and reporting process for grant-funded agencies and affinity groups
  • Prepares the department budget and monitors departmental spending
  • Represents the CI department on internal teams as well as community committees and coalitions (e.g. “Prosper Lincoln”)
  • Seek external grant opportunities aligned with the mission of United Way, and develop subsequent budgets and contracts
  • Organizes and manages the CI department to achieve departmental goals and United Way’s overall strategic plan
  • Organizes and manages the Funders Group


  • Minimum 7-10 years of human service program management and/or funding experience required; 3-5 years of supervisory experience desired
  • Significant experience working with and managing volunteers
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership, management, and organizational skills required
  • Ability to manage relationships with a wide variety of agency executives and United Way volunteers and staff
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial, social, and economic trend data, reach sound conclusions and make recommendations
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and as part of a team; and manage a wide variety of responsibilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage confidential information


Position is open until filled. Please submit cover letter and resume to United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, 238 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 or email