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Communications and Grants Manager

United Way for Greater Austin
Austin, TX 78702
United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX)

 Communications and Grants Manager

 Mission Advancement

Regular, Full-time, Exempt

Who we are:

As Austins philanthropic backbone, we bring people, ideas and resources together to fight poverty in our community.


Who we want:

The Mission Advancement Communications and Grants Manager is a highly organized, autonomous and creative professional with an adaptive style who is passionate about supporting the mission of United Way for Greater Austin. As the Communications and Grants Manager you will provide strategic support to the Mission Advancement team in communicating with diverse external stakeholder groups in order to achieve community impact outcomes, coordinate with internal teams to facilitate communication across departments, and create well-researched proposals and reports communicating United Way work to funding partners.


What you are:

  • Mission focused and results driven. Youre committed to improving the lives of low-income families in our community, and youll diligently manage assigned projects to support the goals of the Mission Advancement Team.

  • An excellent communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and effectively communicate complex information in a compelling manner to variety of audiences. You maintain high ethical standards for confidentiality and respectful communications. Youre comfortable and competent with a wide-range of communication tools, including social media. You have strong research and writing skills and are able to synthesize and clearly articulate information.

  • Detail-oriented and tactical. You thrive on leading complex internal projects. You can organize data, timelines, and hone your research and communication skills for maximum accountability.

  • A strong problem-solver. You have an ability to learn quickly and thrive on identifying solutions in a dynamic environment. You can assess internal and external conditions that affect your project goals and can adjust easily to changing conditions.

  • A team-player. You enjoy collaborating with internal partners to optimize team functioning and effectiveness.  You actively contribute to group problem-solving and planning exercises.

  • Interpersonal savvy. You relate comfortably with people across levels, functions, culture, and geography. You act with diplomacy and tact and build rapport in an open, friendly, and accepting way.

  • Resourcefulness. You have an ability to marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done. You can orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously to accomplish a goal. You get the most out of limited resources and can apply knowledge of internal structures, processes, and culture to resourcing efforts.

  • Cultivates innovation. You come up with useful ideas that are new, better, or unique. You introduce new ways of looking at problems. You can take a creative idea and put it into practice. You encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.

What youll bring:

  • Minimum of Bachelors degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field

  • Written and visual communications experience particularly digital communication including social media and newsletters

  • Project management experience, experience with project management tools and experience using the Microsoft Office Suite to manage tasks and calendars

  • An ability to work in a cross-functional, fast-paced work environment

  • Grant writing and research experience preferred

  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish preferred

Notice: The job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time. UWATX is an at-will employer.


This position is located in Austin, Texas and reports directly to Director of Mission Advancement Operations.


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