Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by United Way of Florida

Tallahassee, FL 32303
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Position Description:
The President serves as the chief professional officer for the
State of Florida. The President reports to and works
collaboratively with a state Board of Directors in leading the
United Way of Florida and delivering on its long term vision.
Specifically, s/he will be the leading voice to help United Ways
thrive throughout the state. The president will lead, advocate,
engage, and partner to ensure a strong, vibrant, collaborative,
innovative United Way network. The new president will work with the
CEO's and Board of Directors to envision, develop and implement a
transformation to a modern United Way. The president will ensure
that United Way of Florida's fiscal, operations, public policy,
fundraising, marketing, and programmatic strategies are effectively
implemented across all segments of the organization. United Ways
fight for Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person
in every community in Florida.
Organizational Directives
Organizational Directives are components of the United Way of
Florida Strategic Plan that require competencies that are
complimentary to and must be aligned with the Responsibilities &
Core Competencies.
Statewide Partnerships/Corporate

Supporting Campaign & Impact -
Develops and supports strategic corporate and non-profit
partnerships that enhance United Ways' individual and collective
fundraising and community impact and that provide increased United
Way access to information, partners, and resources that intersect
with their local community impact priorities.
Increasing capacity- to work
together as a network to help support all United Ways of Florida to
be successful especially in changing and challenging times.
Leverages capacity of the
state-work with United Ways throughout the state and
United Way Worldwide as a connector, convener, information
disseminator, and influencer to ensure all United Ways are thriving
and changing lives in their communities.
Leveraging Partnerships -
Cultivates statewide corporate, philanthropic, and impact
partnerships grounded in existing local United Way relationships
that generate new or improved benefits for Florida's United
Raising ALICE Awareness - Uses the
Florida ALICE Report to find alignment and create new opportunities
for statewide partnerships that enhance local United Way
fundraising potential and community impact priorities.

Leads/Directs Public Policy

Foster Relationships-Ensures that
relationships with elected officials and governmental agencies are
fostered and maintained so governmental policy affecting
expenditure of public funds complement United Way priorities and to
ensure that all human service funds are spent as effectively and
efficiently as possible.
Public Policy Agenda - Engages
United Ways in developing and actively supporting a proactive,
collective, United Way public policy agenda that supports United
Way community impact efforts and heightens United Way visibility
and awareness. Is seen as an expert in health and human
Supporting ALICE - Positions United
Way as the state's leading advocate for the ALICE Population by
promoting public policies, investments and partnerships that create
communitywide stability.
Provides Statewide Leadership
Visioning & Strategic Thinking -
Thinks long term, stretching horizons and challenging imaginations
to develop an image of how United Way and the Florida
(network/legislature/membership) should work, creating a vision
that captures minds and energizes others to commit to the
Problem Solving & Decision Making -
Identifying, analyzing, organizing and solving problems and issues
in a timely, effective manner; uses data and input from others to
make sound, timely decisions even in the face of uncertainty
Change Leadership - Champions
change, demonstrating a willingness and ability to initiate,
sponsor, and lead a change initiative through to completion
Team Leadership - Builds own skills
in team leadership, delegates effectively, and fosters
Talent Development & Management -
Develops individual abilities by coaching, mentoring, and advising;
challenges others to improve; addresses performance problems, and
grooms executive staff for advancement

Disaster Preparedness and Response

Facilitating & Coordinating -
Mobilizes the United Way network to share information, provide
cross-state support, and coordinate disaster response efforts among
United Ways, corporate and philanthropic partners, and
disaster-focused organizations.
Directly Supporting - Regularly
interfaces with United Ways impacted by disaster to assist in
securing required resources.
Engaging & Informing - Positions
United Way as a valued partner with key disaster response
organizations and state emergency management entities to maximize
pre-and post-disaster communication and coordination and to ensure
timely provision of important information to United Ways.

Responsibilities & Core Competencies:
Develops Impact Strategies, Resources & Builds

Influence and Impact - Using
influence techniques that appeal to reason, values, or emotion to
generate enthusiasm for the work, commitment to task objectives, or
compliance with orders and requests
Political Astuteness - Ability to
understand and operate effectively both within the political
environment of the United Way movement and the community; uses
political awareness to determine how best to get things done.
Formulates strategies and communicates in an ethical and
politically sensitive manner. Has a detailed working knowledge of
and experience within the Florida political system
Strategy & Product Innovation -
Ability to identify innovative strategies to address community
concerns, create products to address strategies, and find
appropriate funding mechanisms
Coalition Building - The ability to
explain, advocate and articulate facts and ideas in a persuasive
manner and to negotiate with individuals and groups both internally
and externally to advance strategies
Development and Investment of
Resources - Understands fully the development and
investment of resources required for statewide impact in the areas
of education, income and health and thinks comprehensively about
the public and private resources suitable to meet those needs
Board Relationship Management - The
ability to build and manage productive relationships with board
members that will provide leadership and guidance for the
Investor Relationship Management -
Creates and sustains mutually positive investor relationships;
works successfully to foster mutually-beneficial relationships that
add value throughout the UW system


Strong management, convening, visioning and state wide
collaborating background.
Innovator and transformational thinker and doer.
Seven to ten years of progressive management experience.
Excellent understanding of public policy/advocacy, statewide
coordination and corporate development.
Passion for serving others and experience in the human service
A keen sense of how to leverage stakeholders to create a
greater good.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred.

Only serious and qualified candidates should submit a
letter of interest, resume and references to:


Reference: 721025780

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