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Director, Community Engagement Geauga County

United Way of Greater Cleveland
Chardon, OH 44024
Director, Community Engagement 

Location:  United Way Services of Geauga County


Purpose of Position

The Director of Community Engagement is outward facing and results-oriented. They will work closely with the Executive Vice President and leadership, Geauga County Board of Directors and United Way staff to advance United Ways goals. The goals include the development and execution of an integrated strategy that will drive revenue growth and engagement as measured by growth of United Ways impact, relevance and revenue. 


They will advance the goals through community agency partner relationships, collective action efforts, strategic investments in community-based service programs, and successful securing grant funding to support impact focus areas, collaboration and operations.  They are responsible for identifying solutions to community-wide issues through relationships with service providers, organizations, business, and individual donors.  They will develop and coordinate long-range plans to build strong partnerships, drive volunteer engagement to support community impact; generate a variety of resources necessary to enhance the organizations ability to meet its mission; and utilize data to support decisions. The role requires that the individual to support United Ways commitment to excellent relationships by facilitating communications and relationship building with the community partners and key stakeholders to include local organizations, businesses, and individuals. 



  • Develop programs that increase awareness and creates partnerships and opportunities that immerse our community partners, volunteers, and the public in the challenges facing the Geauga Community. 

  • Identify and develop business plans and implement strategies for increasing financial resources that achieve results within defined targeted areas.  Strategically plan engagement opportunities.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with various business campaigns, priority donors, prospects, and volunteers with emphasis on donor cultivation from volunteerism, and deeper community involvement as well as increase corporate and workplace campaigns. 

  • Oversee and lead affinity group programs, events, and volunteer opportunities by partnering with corporate partners and community groups. 

  • Manage the development of focused volunteer recruitment, retention, recognition, and communication strategy that contributes to the advancement of United Ways goals.  Manage the cultivation and solicitation of prospective corporate partners and steward existing partners for special events and branding partnerships.

  • Create and implement an annual calendar of engagement activities, events, and outreach plans in collaboration with leadership to increase the publics engagement with United Way and to improve the publics understanding of community impact and its intended benefits to the community.

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement all event activities and logistics to include but not limited to venue contracts, banquet and catering, floor plans, audio and visual equipment needs, budget and materials, etc.

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of grant and proposal writing to include preparation and submission of proposals to the national and local foundations, government and corporations.

  • Coordinate with marketing and resource development the ongoing flow of United Ways investments process, outcomes, and outputs.

  • Conduct presentation to key community groups, workplaces and other opportunities

  • Effectively and enthusiastically represent United Way in the community and at key meetings

  • Participate in annual budget planning and goals setting; oversee approved county budget and expenses.

  • Manages the Geauga County office and support staff of the office.


Other Duties

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.

  • 5+ years programs/project administration experience and covering areas such as communications, event planning, partnership development, and strategy.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects and programs and able to analyze, interpret and prepare data and information for internal or external use.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication (i.e. public speaking) skills, with demonstrated experience to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages

  • Experience and ability to succeed in a collaborative, team-based setting.

  • Superior organization skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to contribute to problem-solving activities.

  • Experience working successfully with diverse groups of people from distinct cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Ability to work under pressure with proficiency, diplomacy, and professionalism.

  • Fluency in MS Office 365, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, and SharePoint.


  • Masters degree.

  • Non-profit experience with demonstrable progression of advancement and proven success in engagement and organizational change management.

  • Knowledgeable of the community.

  • Background in Health and Human Services.


  • Leadership Skills

  • Outcomes Focus - Ability to create plans and measure the outcomes of the program.

  • Strategic Agility - Quickly assess, understand, and meet the needs of key stakeholders.

  • Self-starter - Able to organize/manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, ability to work independently as well as part of a team; requires minimal supervision.

  • Relationship Building

  • Analytical Thinking Creative thinker and research & problem-solving skills

  • Project Administration Event planning and fundraising skills

Work Environment/Physical Demands (if any)

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment which includes but not limited to the following:

    • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed, proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used is required.

    • Occasionally required to stand walk; sit; use hands to fingers; hand or feel objects; tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear

    • Employees may need to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.





Posted: 2019-10-14 Expires: 2019-11-13

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