Director of Community Impact Position Available

April 6, 2021  //  United Way

As part of a small, team-based organization, United Way employees 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 approach and presentation.


The Director of Community Impact oversees all aspects of United Way’s Community Impact work including the fund distribution process, which encompasses developing strategic priorities and creating and managing targeted initiatives. The Director serves as an active contributor and leader in community conversations and is an ambassador and face of United Way’s strategic priority focus areas, which broadly include health and human services issues, when working with strategic partners. Strategic partners include non-profits, foundations, government and businesses. The Director serves on the United Way Management Team and represents the full range of Community Impact work of the organization in decision-making.


  • Organizes and manages the Community Impact department to achieve departmental goals and United Way’s overall strategic plan
  • Organizes and supports the Community Impact Committee in their charge to recommend the priority and direction of United Way funds
  • Recruits, leads and supports activities of the Community Impact Chair(s) and the Community Impact Committee
  • Oversees the development and management of the Community Impact distribution process including the application and reporting process for grant-funded agencies, systems level investments and affinity groups
  • Recruits, leads and supports activities of the Director of United Way Agencies Chair(s) and Directors of United Way Agencies group
  • Prepares the department budget and monitors departmental spending
  • Represents the Community Impact department on internal teams
  • Actively facilitates community engagement in United Way’s strategic priority focus areas and also represents United Way on community committees and coalitions
  • Collaborates with the Marketing/Resource Development department to:
    • provide volunteer opportunities for community members with partner nonprofits
    • provide fund request presentations and Impact Fund grant requests
    • jointly manage initiative funding and affinity committee funding, including holding a seat on the steering committees of affinity groups, monitoring budgets and outcomes of funding
  • Seeks, oversees and coordinates external program grant opportunities aligned with the mission of United Way, and develops subsequent budgets and contracts
    • Provides oversight to United Way’s fiscal backbone role with Lancaster County Community Response
  • Convenes and manages the Lincoln Funders Group


  • Minimum 5-7 years of human services program management and/or funding experience required; 3-5 years of supervisory experience desired
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Significant experience working with and managing volunteers
  • Strong 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 as a collaborator in the community
  • Ability to shift gears with relative ease and successfully navigate across a variety of community issues giving everything its due attention and maintaining projects successfully
  • 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