Under broad policy direction from the Board of Directors, this person operates as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the United Way of Westchester and Putnam and serves as a principal professional resource to the Board and Staff of the organization. The President/CEO is the “Chief Mobilizer,” leveraging the power of local, state and national relationships and working across private, public and corporate sectors to substantially improve health and human services in the community. S/He is the steward of the United Way brand in the community and is dedicated to the finest execution of our mission work through impactful initiatives in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. S/He also supervises the operation of United Way’s 2-1-1 regional helpline on a daily basis, as well as during times of disaster.
S/He ensures that the United Way raises the appropriate resources needed to accomplish the organization’s goals and that the Board appropriates funds according to the organization’s multi-year community impact plan. S/He will be expected to advocate for the organization’s public policy agenda and act as the chief spokesperson for the organization.
S/He possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is responsible for leading all internal and external operations of the organization. S/he will ably supervise a senior managerial team, as well as other professional staff and is dedicated to inclusiveness, diversity, and Board and staff development.
- The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of substantial executive experience working in the non-profit sector (United Way experience is desirable) and collaborating with volunteers, individual and corporate donors, government agencies/officials, school leadership, a diverse Board, the media, and others.
- Alternatively, the candidate will have extensive experience in the leadership and management of other organizations of comparable size and mission.
- Applicants also should have a strong background in all forms of fundraising, possess strengths in communication, customer focus, influence, initiative, innovation, ethics/integrity, persistence and high energy.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, CRM programs and social media is preferred. Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed is required.
The compensation package is commensurate with experience and includes medical, dental, pension, vacation, sick pay leave and other insurance benefits.