Local Collaboration Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area offers a competitive salary and benefits package.



Start Date



75 East Lyndale Avenue
United States


United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (UWLCA) is seeking a candidate for our new position of a Local Collaboration Coordinator.  This position will provide professional leadership in our community to ensure children are school ready.  This is an outward facing, result-orientated, high energy and inspiring position. This position is responsible for utilizing a multi-sector design team to identify solutions based programs that achieve measurable outcomes and utilizes data to support those decisions. This position will create long term relationships with key community members to implement and measure activities.  

About the 0-5 Strategic Initiative: United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area, in partnership with Headwaters Foundation, is working to improve early childhood outcomes in the greater Helena area. This multi-year initiative will engage local communities throughout western Montana, as well as statewide, in advancing early childhood outcomes in three areas: healthy pregnancies, positive parenting and school readiness. The 0-5 Strategic Initiative consists of support for local collaboratives, a state program office and policy/strategic communications.

Overview of Role: The Local Collaboration Coordinator (LCC) is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. The position will play a critical role in the development and implementation of the local collaboration’s work plan. Working in close coordination with the United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area, the local early childhood collaboration leadership and workgroups, and with other local community coordinators in the region, the LCC will be responsible for ensuring the initiative advances by keeping all parties organized and moving forward.

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to: Alison Munson, President of United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area

Manager: Trina Filan, Director of Community Impact

Supervises: To be determined

Collaborates with: All staff; local early childhood coalition leadership and workgroups; other community coordinators in the region, state program office and Headwaters as needed.

Essential Functions:

The following are the key duties of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties will develop as the initiative evolves.

·        Collaborate to lead successful design team, steering committee, working group efforts

·        Provide staff support to assigned working groups

·        Help establish and model clear expectations and desired outcomes with partners/team members through the development and operation of working groups

·        Ensure regular communication occurs between collaborative, community members and the initiative regarding the effort

·        Continuously champion goals and maintain relationships with partners, stakeholders and community members to advance the success of the collaborative

·        Serve as primary point of contact with state program office; help to identify and coordinate research, policy, data and other needs on behalf of the collaborative

·        Follow policy and processes to maintain established budgets, timelines and other internal systems to track and monitor progress to ensure success

·        Maintain professional development and seek out innovations in the industry to bring best practices to the collaborative and to the Initiative


·        Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of five years equivalent experience in Public Health, Health Policy, Human Services, Early Childhood Development, Project Management or a related field. Aptitude and other work experience will be considered.

·        Three to five years of progressively responsible experience related to the duties of this position

·        Understanding of community organizing, project management, strategic planning, communications and/or organizational/systems dynamics

·        Efficient, high-capacity self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment

·        Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to quickly establish trust and rapport with professional and community stakeholders; comfort addressing politically sensitive health and policy questions with tact and poise; demonstrated talent for forming and leading partnerships between diverse stakeholders working toward a common goal

·        Outstanding communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking and public presentations, comfortable working with local community collaborations

·        Ability to travel regularly to local communities for meetings, trainings and workshops.

·        Ability to collaborate and contribute to a close knit, supportive team environment, and work with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures

·        Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or project management experience is recommended.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email or mail to:

United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area

ATTN: Human Resources

PO Box 862

Helena MT 59624

Email: info@unitedwaylca.or

Subject: Local Collaboration Coordinator (YOUR NAME)