Want to make a meaningful and transformational impact every day?
Apply to be our next UNCOM executive director to continue building social, cultural, and financial capital for our urban children and families in Milwaukee! Be part of 63,000 amazing Milwaukeeans who participate and engage in UNCOM’s holistic and comprehensive agency programming. A collaborative of eight agencies, UNCOM agencies work to strengthen Milwaukee neighborhoods through the settlement house model’s place-based and people-centered approach to finding comprehensive solutions. Together, UNCOM agencies have 930 employees, 3,200 volunteers, and $33 million invested through our combined UNCOM agencies’ annual budgets and services. Be the difference!
SUMMARY: The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Leads UNCOM by promoting its mission and vision. Identifies and communicates the core values and principles that guide UNCOM’s organizational behavior and decision-making. Oversees all aspects of administration, operations, programs, and services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned on-line with an individual’s qualifications and experiences.
1) Serves as UNCOM’s Chief Executive Officer
a) Public Relations
i) Champions UNCOM mission and vision.
ii) Communicates UNCOM culture, goals, outcomes, strategic plan, and news to broader community.
iii) Advocates on behalf of interests of UNCOM and service area residents as appropriate.
iv) Serves as a representative and spokesperson for UNCOM in the community.
b) Personnel and Supervisory Duties
i) Responsible for day-to-day operations of organization.
ii) Oversees program direction, impact, and results.
iii) Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, coaching, evaluating, and managing UNCOM personnel.
iv) Maintains up-to-date evaluation and Individual Development Plan for CEO position and monitors progress of staff’s IDPs.
v) Enforces compliance with personnel policies and procedures.
vi) Assists in the professional development of all UNCOM staff.
c) Performance Management
i) Ensures that accurate up-to-date program information and outcomes are entered into the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) database.
ii) Assesses and analyzes UNCOM program goals and outcomes through use of UNCOM Database System.
iii) Drives development of UNCOM database system and advances performance management capacity building at UNCOM agencies.
d) Financial Management
i) In conjunction with Board Treasurer, drafts an annual budget for board adoption.
ii) Prepares and maintains appropriate budget to include adherence to approved planned budget, approves purchases, monitors cash flow, and stewards resources in an appropriate manner.
iii) Protects all assets by ensuring proper insurance coverage and adequate security.
e) Board Development
i) Ability to work directly, build strong relationships, and communicate with Executive Directors of UNCOM member agencies.
ii) Serves as the principal liaison between the Board and UNCOM staff.
iii) Provides active staff support to Board and Board committees.
iv) Presents timely quantitative and qualitative reports to the Board and Board committees on status of UNCOM activities and projected needs.
f) Fund Development
i) Builds and develops relationship with foundation, corporate leaders, and donors.
ii) Conducts research on potential funding sources.
iii) Writes and submits grant proposals to governmental agencies, foundations, corporate and business sources and conducts appropriate follow-up.
2) Directs UNCOM Participation in Zilber Neighborhood Initiative (ZNI)
a) Serve on the ZNI Operating Partnership Team as the UNCOM representative.
b) Participate in community planning processes for the development of human services assessments and implement recommendations resulting from those plans.
c) Leverages new resources for UNCOM ZNI Plan implementation.
d) Work with ZNI partners to develop capacity building projects.
e) Collaborate with other local organizations and institutions engaged in ZNI.
f) Prepare and submit all reports required by ZNI, UNCOM, and other funding partners.
g) Attend and participate in policy forums, committees, community meetings, and public events, including all relevant ZNI, UNCOM, and LISC related functions as required.
h) Coordinate UNCOM ZNI-related communication plans to be consistent with ZNI.
3) Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• College degree required. Advanced graduate degree preferred in business administration, community development, urban planning, urban educational administrative leadership, or social work.
• Minimum of five years experience in a research, consulting, or management position in a nonprofit, government, institution of higher learning, or other relevant corporate setting.
• Proven track record in designing, implementing, and evaluating urban education, social, housing, economic development, or other related programs.
• Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative evaluation and assessment of programs and building organizational capacity though performance assessment.
• Ability to take direction from the Board of Directors and to delegate tasks as appropriate.
• Strong project management skills.
• Fundraising and grant writing experience.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and lead teams in diverse settings.
• Possess strong leadership and team building skills.
• Proven ability to work with urban youth and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds.
• Excellent oral and written skills; ability to represent the agency.
• Experience working with political, government and community stakeholders.
• Knowledge of non-profit functions and capacity building strategies.
• Resourceful, creative, innovative, flexible, ability to work without direct supervision and with limited resources.
• Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications [Word, Excel, PowerPoint], database and Internet.
• Ability to adjust to crisis situations, motivate others, and effective listening skills.
• Professional enthusiasm to stay current with community development, non-profit, human services, youth leadership, and community organizing fields.
LICENSES Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and insurance required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment characteristics include working in office space, classrooms, gymnasiums, community agencies and outdoors.