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Thank you for your interest in a career with Monadnock United Way.

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.
 

LISTING OF OPENINGS

Program Manager, Impact Monadnock
Posted: September 2018

Position Summary:

The Program Manager will effectively lead the efforts of Impact Monadnock (IM), Monadnock United Way’s (MUW’s) signature early childhood impact initiative.  Using collective impact methodologies, the Manager will work with community partners and volunteers to develop strategies and implement actions to achieve measurable and lasting change in community conditions related to early childhood. Our vision is that all children in the Monadnock Region and their families are healthy, learning and thriving.

This individual will accomplish this objective with the support and supervision of the Senior Director of Impact, and by:

  • Identifying, informing and inspiring community leaders, potential and current service providers, and volunteers to join and implement the IM early childhood initiative.
  • Mobilizing necessary subject matter experts and other resources to evolve and implement a strategic plan that utilizes best practices in early childhood development.
  • Working in collaboration with the MUW Impact Team to ensure to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Impact Monadnock project teams.
  • Reporting regularly to the IM Advisory Committee and Former IM Board, the Monadnock United Way Board, Spark NH, and the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Mobilization.  Mobilize the community in achieving the goals and strategies outlined in the IM strategic plan.  Make presentations to community groups about the importance of early childhood development.
  • Community and Partner Engagement. Develop working relationships with local, regional and state leaders, external stakeholders (agencies, businesses, etc.), subject matter experts and potential grant partners, and seek input for participation in early childhood development activities and strategic planning.
  • Coordination. Monitor and support IM project teams and subcommittees as part of guiding vision and strategy.
  • Liaison to Agencies. Serve as a liaison between MUW (the backbone organization) and participating agencies; facilitate meetings and provide communication to all stakeholders as determined by the communication plan.
  • Data Management. Collaborate with the MUW Impact Team in conducting community assessment, research and evaluation activities to ensure mission, purpose and plan are positioned to achieve and demonstrate greatest impact in the community.
  • Ambassador. Represent the IM vision to the community through participation with relevant community groups and meetings; communicate and maintain awareness for the IM vision. Develop and sustain relationships with philanthropic and other state associations and organizations addressing early childhood
  • Capacity Builder. Develop collaborations and provide networking opportunities between community partners and area educational institutions to enhance the IM initiative. Attend conferences and professional development training as necessary to keep abreast of current trends and goals and communicate information to community partners. Facilitate meetings and/or trainings as part of strategic plan implementation.
  • Communication.  Develop, implement and/or enhance systems to facilitate effective communication within the IM initiative so that stakeholders at all levels are aware of activities and progress toward goals.

Management:

The Manager reports to the Senior Director of Impact and collaborates closely with MUW staff, especially the Impact Team.  The Manager will:

  • Implement the IM strategic plan through hands-on field work with IM project teams.
  • Manage the IM strategic plan and ensure systems for data collection, evaluation and reporting as part of MUW’s overarching impact evaluation plan.
  • Collaborate with the MUW Communications Specialist in creating and implementing a marketing plan for IM, including website content and social  marketing.
  • Work in tandem with the Senior Director of Impact and the IM Advisory Committee on strategies and growth potential for the IM initiative.
  • Work with the MUW team and volunteers to ensure positive and active communication of community impact and investment agenda, events, accomplishments and challenges including written reports.
  • Assist in planning, writing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating grant-funded projects; write required reports to funders.
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Impact to identify areas around which to collaborate and strengthen strategies and investments for early childhood.
  • Oversee and supervise, including training and ongoing professional development, volunteers and/or staff engaged in the IM initiative.
  • Work in partnership with Spark NH Community of Practice, Healthy Monadnock, the System of Care and other collaborations/collective impact efforts in the region and state.
  • Identify, develop and pursue best practices in collective/community impact and early childhood development.

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.

Experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years’ work experience in education, social services, health or other related fields.  
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, presentation, and written communication skills are required, with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proven track record of achieving timely results.
  • Innovative, passionate and committed to the mission of MUW.
  • Community impact and technical support experience.
  • Experience working in multi-sector collaborations both leading and providing technical support.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to think strategically.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Grant writing and monitoring experience a plus.

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Monadnock United Way at careers@muw.org  or mail to Monadnock United Way, 23 Center Street, Keene, NH  03431.


 
Part-time Administrative Assistant 
Posted September 2018
 
Monadnock United Way (MUW) is seeking a professional, energetic part-time administrative assistant who wants to make a difference in this community. The position is 20 hours per week, four hours per day, and includes vacation and holiday pay. 
 
Position Summary
The Administrative Assistant provides a variety of services for Monadnock United Way. This position requires high level interaction with the Monadnock United Way (MUW) President, Staff, Board, Committees, Volunteers and a broad range of community stakeholders. A high concentration of discretion and confidence must be exercised in all matters. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for MUW’s day-to-day administrative needs, including office management, data entry, reporting, mailings, production of materials and general administrative tasks. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Executive Support
Support for the President, including scheduling, general correspondence, printing, filing and organization of files, communications with stakeholders 
Taking minutes and coordinating materials for Board and Committee Meetings
 
Office management
Organizing and maintaining physical and electronic filing systems to ensure smooth operations
Coordinating staff and board attendance and calendars for meetings and events 
Maintaining an inventory of supplies 
Greeting visitors and answering phones
 
Database & Mass Mailing Support
Learn and maintain multiple databases, including data entry and coding
Run routine reports for various staff needs
Coordinate entry across multiple databases
Mass mailings for fundraising, including mail merge, printing, collating and posting
Printing and collating packets for various initiatives
 
Events and Meeting Logistics
Sending invitations and managing RSVPs, including staff calendars 
Arranging meeting space or conference calls
Audio-visual and room set up
Material printing and preparation
Attending events and managing logistics on-site
 
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. 
 
Values
The Administrative 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
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
Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner
Premium customer service, respect, and professionalism 
Demonstrates a commitment to learning and professional growth
 
Requirements
A Bachelor's degree is preferred, especially in subjects related to business administration. 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
Strong database management skills, including inputting data and running reports
Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data.
Social Media experience a plus
Ability to attend meetings outside of normal work hours and to travel, if necessary
Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance, and daily access to personal vehicle.
Able to lift up to 30 pounds. 

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Monadnock United Way at careers@muw.org  or mail to Monadnock United Way, 23 Center Street, Keene, NH  03431.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Monadnock United Way supports, and is committed to, the principle of Equal Opportunity Employment.  It is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to race, sex, gender identity including transgender status, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, status as a qualified handicapped individual or a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, in accordance with applicable laws. Also, it is our policy to provide a work environment that allows an individual to attain his or her highest potential.