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United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives

United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties


Job Summary

The Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives supports the mission, goals, values, and philosophy of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties by exhibiting the following: commitment to excellence, efficiency and effectiveness, flexibility, diplomacy, and accountability. As a member of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ leadership team, the individual’s performance includes superior demonstration of the following professional attributes: ethical leadership, effective communication, teamwork, and job knowledge. The Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for advancing the collective impact model and ensuring measurable impact through strategic initiatives and partnerships.


The Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives will be responsible for short and long-range goals and strategies that position United Way as a community solutions leader, specifically in the areas of education, health and financial stability. S/he will serve as a key thought leader on community issues, participating in community task forces and initiatives as appropriate, and using an evidence-based approach to drive transformational results. 

Job Responsibilities

Collective Impact:


  • Advance the Bold Goals 2030 initiative, including facilitating collaborative working groups, identifying opportunities for shared data management, and fostering collaborative efforts within community organizations including non-profits, local government, schools, healthcare organizations, corporate entities, etc.
  • Mobilize multi-sector community organizations and subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop and implement collective impact partnerships and initiatives that drive change on priority issues in education, health, and financial stability
  • Develop and implement strategies within United Way initiatives to produce measurable outcomes that align with collective impact goals 
  • Seek partnerships with nontraditional sectors and institutions to further United Way’s outreach and inclusion in regards to collective impact
  • Collect, analyze, and use community and population-level data to influence best practices that improve community conditions in priority issues
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and relationships that advance the impact agenda


Strategic Initiatives:


  • Develop, implement, and/or sustain key United Way initiatives and programs that impact the community
  • Ensure effectiveness and advancement of core initiatives, including but not limited to: Books from Birth program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), 2-1-1, FamilyWize, Charity Tracker, Vello, etc.
  • Collaborate with appropriate staff to ensure requirements of grant-based funding are met


Community Investment:


  • Manage United Way’s annual strategic grant program
  • Evaluate program partnerships to ensure United Way-funded programs and services are delivering measurable outcomes within priority issues
  • Serve as staff lead for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding


Volunteer Collaboration:


  • Serve as staff lead for a board-level committee: the Community Impact Committee
  • Serve as staff lead for Bold Goals 2030 Vision Councils
  • Serve as staff lead for Emergency Food and Shelter Program local board



  • Provide support to President and CEO on board-related collective impact and strategic initiatives activities
  • Primary duties and responsibilities are not all-inclusive, and employee will be asked to fulfill other duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, social work, public administration, or related field
  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in business, public policy, strategic planning, community development, human services, or related field


  • strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills
  • ability to lead and manage others effectively
  • ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals
  • strong critical thinking skills
  • highly developed organizational and planning skills
  • highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • organizational leadership, project management, and volunteer management experience
  • ability to analyze and utilize data and information systems  
  • ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook)

Additional Information


  • Cell Phone Reimbursement:                 $50.00 per month maximum


  • Mileage Reimbursement:                      $0.565 per mile (when conducting United Way business)


  • Twelve (12) paid days of vacation per year, with an additional one (1) day of vacation provided for each year of service up to twenty (20) days.


  • Up to three (3) additional paid days off per year contingent upon personal gift to United Way (1% of salary = 1 day, 1.5% of salary = 2 days, 2% of salary = 3 days).


  • Eleven (11) paid holidays per year.


  • One (1) paid sick day per month.


  • Simple IRA retirement plan (available after one year of employment). United Way will match dollar for dollar up to 3% of employee’s contribution.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; long-term disability (employee pays $2.00 per pay period for insurance coverage). Enrollment begins on the first day of employment. Dependents may be enrolled in employer’s plan, and employee assumes full cost of premiums for dependents.


How to Apply

Visit https://www.yourlocaluw.org/career-opportunities for instructions on applying.


  • Date Posted: March 9, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services