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When you join our United Way team located in Keene, New Hampshire, you will be immersed in a vibrant and supportive community dedicated to addressing the most pressing needs of the Monadnock region. You’ll have opportunities to grow personally and professionally in an area of the country known for its generosity and commitment to the community. People in this region give freely of their time, talents and treasure to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. As a result, the Monadnock United Way sits at the top of the scale nationally for funds raised per capita within the United Way system. A career with the small team at Monadnock United Way provides excellent benefits, including healthcare, retirement savings, short- and long-term disability, paid time off and holidays.

 

Project Manager for NH Early Childhood Region 1, Full Time

Posted 9/15/2021

Position Summary:

Monadnock United Way’s Impact Monadnock initiative (IM) has been awarded a grant to expand and support partnerships among schools, child care, early education programs, family support agencies, and families themselves in a region spanning Monadnock, Sullivan County, and the Upper Valley. As one of seven regions across the state, the Project Manager will coordinate and inspire a regional approach among all parties that meets the needs of young children (birth to age 8) and their families, elevates the voices of caregivers, and increases equity of access to early childhood services.

As a public-facing facilitator and collaborator, the Project Manager will lead the community at all levels in developing and maintaining an Early Childhood regional infrastructure for young children and their families across the 61 towns in Region 1. In addition to inspiring regional stakeholders and families, the Project Manager will collaborate and communicate with State partners and serve as a liaison between regional stakeholders, leadership in the other regions, and the NH Departments of Health & Human Services and Education. Internally, the Project Manager will coordinate, communicate and collaborate with Region 1 Co-directors, MUW President, and other project consultants and MUW staff as needed.

This full-time grant-funded position runs through December 2022 with plans to extend the initiative and position beyond the funding window.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The EC Region 1 Project Manager reports to the MUW President and collaborates with the EC Region 1 co-directors and project consultant. A Project Assistant will be available part-time to assist the Project Manager in scheduling, communication, and other logistical tasks.

Regional Lead Oversight:

  • Serve as the leader and point person for the EC Region 1 System
  • Develop systems to evaluate, maintain, and sustain the Region 1 System infrastructure
  • Support communication and feedback loops within the region and across the state

Meeting Responsibilities:

  • Preparation for and facilitation of monthly Leadership Team meetings and quarterly Accountability Team meetings
  • Communicate actively with representatives of Work Groups
  • Coordinate with Project Implementation team(s) as appropriate
  • Attend professional development workshops/training as assigned
  • Attend and report on monthly Community of Practice meetings, and other statewide meetings as appropriate
  • Attend and report on Technical Assistance sessions associated with the grant, as assigned
  • Update Action Plan with Co-directors, MUW President
  • Meet with co-directors, weekly at the outset, then bi-weekly as project continues
  • Meet with MUW President as needed, schedule to be determined as project unfolds

Supervision:

  • Oversee Project Assistant in scheduling, communication, and reporting on meetings

Communication:

  • Create regular regional communication system and content, in collaboration with MUW staff
  • Manage region wide communication efforts, bringing together existing groups and expanding networks
  • Manage social media platforms for region wide communication

Grant Responsibilities:

  • Attend and report on TA associated with the grant
  • Meet grant reporting requirements and deadlines
  • Complete timely invoicing for grant funds

Other duties as required.

Competencies

The Manager must model the competencies expected of all MUW staff:

  • Mission Focused. Employee’s top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and overall community well-being. This drives employee performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship Oriented. Employee understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator. Employee understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results Driven. Employee is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward. Employee is a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
  • Role Model. Employee is a role model for shared leadership and advocates for collective impact principles and processes.

Values

The Manager must model and support the values of the organization:

  • Commitment to Community Success: Make a positive difference and have a measurable impact of enduring consequence.
  • Co-leadership: Empower others and act as a catalyst for promoting positive change in our community.
  • Inclusiveness: Aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of work.
  • Integrity and Accountability: Act with integrity that justifies trust.
  • Innovation. Value innovation in community building to affect positive change.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, early education, human services or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience as a leader, supervisor, and/or project manager
  • Well-developed communication skills, including oral, print, virtual, and/or social media
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to network with various stakeholders, such as funders, family supports agencies, schools, and early childhood care and education programs
  • Demonstrated capacity for facilitating coalition building efforts
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, create and follow action plans, manage project deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data.
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, early education, human services or related field
  • 5 years (or more) demonstrated experience as a professional working with young children or families
  • Familiarity with supports and services for young children and families in New Hampshire (including schools, early care and education, and family supports)
  • Knowledge of Collective Impact model and strategies
  • Experience with grants (e.g. writing, monitoring)

Benefits

MUW offers a complete benefits package including health insurance, group retirement plan, long and short term disability insurance, paid time off and holidays.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@muw.org. The application review process begins the week of September 27. No phone calls, please.

MUW is committed to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to promote an inclusive culture where diversity is valued by everyone. Read our policy at: https://www.muw.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-policy

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Full-Time Administrative and Project Assistant

​Posted 9/15/2021

Position Summary                

Monadnock United Way (MUW) is seeking a full-time professional, energetic, administrative/project assistant who wants to make a difference in this community. You will be supporting a grant funded initiative from the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) that supports regional coalition building in support of young children and their families.  

You will also support the day-to-day operations at MUW. Reporting to the President and Project Manager, this position requires high level interaction and collaboration with the Monadnock United Way (MUW) President, PDG Co-directors, Staff, Board, Committees, Volunteers, Partners and a broad range of community stakeholders. A high concentration of discretion and confidence must be exercised in all matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – MUW Office

Executive Support

  • Support for the President including scheduling, general correspondence, printing, filing and organization of files, communications with stakeholders
  • Material gathering and preparation of Board Packet for the monthly Board Meeting

Events and Meeting Logistics

  • Coordinate staff and board attendance and calendars for meetings and events
  • Send invitations and managing RSVPs, including staff calendars
  • Arrange Zoom and conference calls
  • On occasion, arrange space for socially distant meetings during the Covid pandemic
  • Material preparation

Office management

  • Organize and maintaining physical and electronic filing systems to ensure smooth operations
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies
  • Greet visitors and answer phones
  • Assist with mass mailings
  • General administrative support during our annual campaign

Other duties as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – PDG Grant for Regional Coalition Building

Meetings:

  • Provide support for event and meeting logistics including technology support as needed
  • Attend all meetings to record, save and share minutes in a timely manner
  • Manage notes and files electronically
  • Gather and organize contracts (MOUs)

Communication:

  • Maintain and update email lists
  • Send communication emails as needed
  • Maintain and organize files on sharing platform

Grant Requirements:

  • Support progress reporting requirements
  • Support invoicing as needed

Other duties as required.

Competencies

The administrative assistant must model the competencies expected of all MUW staff: 

  • Mission Focused. Employee’s top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and overall community well-being. This drives employee performance and professional motivations. 
  • Relationship Oriented. Employee understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. 
  • Collaborator. Employee understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement. 
  • Results Driven. Employee is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact. 
  • Brand Steward. Employee is a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network. 
  • Role Model. Employee is a role model for shared leadership and advocates for collective impact principles and processes.

Skills:

  • Minutes taking: good oral and written communication skills
  • Logistics for meeting scheduling, emailing teams, sharing info among groups: strong organizational skills
  • Logistics for campaign support, collecting invoices, coding them, monitoring lightly against budget: strong organizational and basic math skills

Values

The Administrative/Project Assistant must model and support the values of the organization: 

  • Results driven, innovative, passionate and committed to the mission of MUW.
  • Commitment to Community Success. Make a positive difference and have a measurable impact of enduring consequence. 
  • Co-leadership. Empower others and act as a catalyst for promoting positive change in our community. 
  • Inclusiveness. Aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of work.
  • Integrity and Accountability. Act with integrity that justifies trust. 
  • Innovation. Value innovation in community building to affect positive change. 

Experience and qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner
  • Embraces change and thrives in a rapidly changing environment
  • Possesses an “All-hands on deck” attitude toward work in a small office environment
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to take direction from multiple managers and prioritize tasks for efficient completion
  • Practical knowledge of professional administrative procedures
  • Premium customer service, respect, and professionalism
  • Demonstrates a commitment to learning and professional growth

Requirements

  • An Associate's degree (Bachelor's preferred), especially in subjects related to business administration and/or the early childhood field. A High School graduate or equivalent with a minimum of five years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative position and with a combination of education, experience and training will be considered.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent typing of 60 wpm
  • Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data.
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds.

Benefits

MUW offers a complete benefits package including health insurance, group retirement plan, long and short term disability insurance, paid time off and holidays.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to careers@muw.org. The application review process begins the week of September 27. No phone calls, please.

MUW is committed to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to promote an inclusive culture where diversity is valued by everyone. Read our policy at: https://www.muw.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-policy

An Equal Opportunity Employer