Executive Director of the United Way of Addison County

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



48 Court Street
United States


United Way of Addison County Executive Director

The United Way of Addison County seeks a visionary Executive Director

Position Title: Executive Director

Reports to: Board of Directors

Please email (uwacboard@gmail.com) resume and references, no phone calls please. Responses will be accepted through April 1, 2018.


The Executive Director (ED) leads, manages and directs the total operation of the United Way of Addison County (UWAC) and is responsible for the organization’s mission of ‘advancing the common good’. Working with the Board of Directors and other constituents, the Executive Director will develop strategic short- and long-term goals for UWAC and will lead the organization toward advancing its mission by creating new and innovative community partnerships, programs and revenue sources. 

The Executive Director will manage all operations and activities, including providing direction to staff and ensuring proper fiscal and operational management. The scope of this position is broad, requiring the Executive Director to establish and maintain significant relationships with persons at all levels within the public, private and nonprofit sectors. These individuals include local government leaders, business and educational leaders, leaders of other funding organizations, key planning organizations, agencies and representatives of other United Way organizations (both local and national).

The Board is searching for an individual who will provide visionary leadership for the agency and apply an energetic and creative approach to addressing the challenges of non-profit fund raising under the evolving charitable giving regulations. 

Salary will be commensurate with the individual’s qualifications and comparable local positions.


Strategic Planning

  • Work with the Board in the strategic planning process and annual review of the  strategic plan
  • Provide vision and strategic insight to the Board, utilizing input from multiple sources, including external and internal constituents
  • Monitor the organization’s progress against the strategic plan
  • Develop priorities for program activities that are consistent with the strategic plan and the evolving needs of the communities served by the UWAC


  • Ensure Board members are kept informed of matters and developments that warrant their attention and best practices on organizational management and leadership
  • Report regularly to the Board on the activities of the organization and progress toward meeting annual plan goals and strategic objectives
  • Identify issues and policies that require the attention of the Board
  • Conduct board meetings that allow the members to fulfill their operational responsibilities, but also to provide the opportunity for strategic discussion on organizational imperatives

Resource Development

  • Establish resource development goals with the Board of Directors
  • Develop creative strategies and plans for achieving financial goals
  • Oversee all corporate and individual relationships and fundraising strategies
  • Identify and cultivate additional sources for partnership and revenue generation

Community Impact

  • Serve as a catalyst for positive change in the human services in Addison County
  • Continue UWAC's efforts to focus all resources and time to have the greatest community impact.
  • Communicate with non-profit agencies and other organizations for identification of community challenges and creation of solutions with measurable results
  • Engage Board and volunteers; Board development
  • Communicate with Board regarding community needs, legislative issues, local and national trends

Public Relations

  • Responsible for all marketing and publicity efforts developed for UWAC
  • Represent UWAC via activity and participation in appropriate community organizations/partnerships
  • Participate with United Ways of Vermont
  • Represent UWAC to media, service organizations, governmental                         
  • agencies, etc.



  • Develop and manage UWAC budgets
  • Responsible for management and record-keeping related to revenue, disbursements, investments and endowment, reporting, annual audit


  • Provide effective office, staff and facilities management using personal skills, delegation and follow-up, attention to detail and good time management
  • Make effective use of technology for communications, database management, marketing and staff education
  • Oversee policy formation and implementation
  • Responsible for maintenance of corporate records
  • Responsible for compliance with State and Federal regulations, and with United Way of America policies and procedures

Core Competencies

  • Leadership: Has the ability to energize others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. Ability to recruit, develop and retain both staff and volunteers.
  • Visionary: Experience in developing strategic plans with a variety of stakeholders including other nonprofits, donors, government and businesses. Ability to see evolving conditions and how the UWAC can continually enhance its impact on the community.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivation and managing internal and external relationships toward a common goal. Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement. Values and facilitates collaboration among colleagues and teams within the organization.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.

Qualifications for this Position

The Executive Director will have extensive experience in the management of organizations of comparable size and mission. The individual will possess sufficient expertise on issues relevant to the organization to make well-informed mission related decisions, and command the confidence and respect of stakeholders necessary to serve as the leader of the organization.

  • Demonstrated executive level leadership/management experience of a complex organization, preferably with considerable interaction with the nonprofit sector.
  • An advanced degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to lead a highly motivated team
  • Strong planning, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Successful track record in diverse fundraising programs
  • Successful track record in management, including financial management, human resources, budgeting, contract administration, and strategic planning
  • Proven ability to network, develop and maintain relationships with community representatives, business executives, foundation officials, donors and the media

Technical Knowledge

  • Computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Social media skills


Transportation Requirements

A considerable amount of travel within the county and the state will be required. Individual must possess reliable, local transportation. Public transportation is not extensive.

Employment Requirements

Individual must be authorized to work within the United States. Employment offer will be contingent on a background check.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is frequently required to speak, hear, see and use depth perception. The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, and feel. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must have the ability to operate a computer keyboard, and lift files and reports.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to normal office work environment conditions. Internally controlled working environment with little or no hazardous conditions (including but not limited to: fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat/cold/humid conditions, risk of electrical shock, vibrations, and/or airborne particles) in normal work location. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Participation in early morning, evening and weekend meetings and events is required. The employee will be required to travel throughout the Capital Region to visit with constituents at their preferred meeting locations (place of work, home, etc.) and to travel to meetings and events out of the area.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply



Please email (uwacboard@gmail.com) resume and references, no phone calls please. Responses will be accepted through April 1, 2018.