Job Posting: Community Impact Specialist

United Way of San Diego County: Community Impact Specialist

Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Community Impact
Reports to: Vice President, Impact Strategies and Mobilization

Position Summary:

Support and assist the Community Impact team in the continual development and implementation of the community impact agenda as it relates to Education, Income, Health and Homelessness.

Essential Functions:

Community Impact

• Provide coordination and staff support for committees and Vision Councils, including but not limited to preparation of special reports, letters, memos, rosters, e-mails, agendas, packets, minutes and day-of preparations.

• Assist in stewardship of executive volunteers.

• Maintain and expand knowledge of issues and best practices related to Education, Income, Health and Homeless, including continual identification and analysis of gaps and assets in the current delivery systems.

• Maintain and expand knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in public and private sectors as related to impact areas.

• Serve as lead staff for EITC Coalition, facilitating all meetings, coordinating all marketing and training efforts, managing grant funds, and preparing annual report.

• Serve as liaison to local nonprofit collaborations, steering committees, and task forces.

• Assist in the planning and facilitation of community conversations.

Community Investment

• Assist in the development, implementation, and review of funding RFP’s.

• Assist in the identification and development of program quality standards. This includes the development of specific short term and long term outcomes.

• Assist in identification of investment opportunities for the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC).

• Provide support for proposals associated with grant and other funding opportunities to support the Community Impact agenda.


• Serve as department representative on internal committee to optimize Customer Relationship Management software.

• Represent the Community Impact focus areas through public speaking opportunities and individual conversations.

• Participate on internal, cross-functional teams to further the work of United Way.

• Conduct campaign calls and other associated resource development duties as assigned.

• Prepare invoices, purchase requisitions and checks.

Minimum Qualifications


• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Public Health or related field.

• A combination of directly related coursework and experience may be substituted.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office package (Outlook/Word/Excel).

• Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking and report writing.

• Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, facilitate group process and decision-making

• Demonstrated ability to manage responsibilities independently and exercise initiative

• Demonstrated ability to manage and organize presentations.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time effectively and follow-thru.

• Demonstrated ability to organize with the ability to track multiple projects.

• Demonstrated numerical aptitude and accuracy with numbers.

• Valid California Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.

• Candidate may have to utilize own transportation for fieldwork (with expense reimbursement).

• Ability to bend and lift up to 30lbs.


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