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-Fostering strong relationships with labor unions to advance mutual impact goals and ensure successful United Way campaigns;
-Identifying opportunities for the United Way and labor to collaborate on jointly developed programs that benefit local communities;
-Building strategic partnerships with community allies and implementing jointly developed programs around the issues of income, education and health;
-Work with United Way Community Impact (CI) staff and Central Labor Council leaders to determine where CI goals align with the goals of the local labor movement, and develop plans for increasing labor participation to achieve those goals.
-Connect union members to essential services and refer members to UWBA programs including 211, SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It! etc.
-Develop effective relationships with AFL-CIO Central Labor Council leaders and local unions in the jurisdiction covered by United Way.
-Collaborate with CLC community engagement staff to build capacity of the CLC to sustain effective relationships with community-based organizations that work in impact areas of mutual interest to the UW and CLC.
-Develop labor and community-based coalitions and partnerships and oversee efforts that highlight working family and social justice issues that are of mutual interest to the UW and CLC, give voice to disempowered residents in communities and tackle the root causes of social and economic inequality.
-Develop community mapping tools to identify strategic community partners, analyze existing relationships and identify opportunities to build relationships with key community allies.
-Identify opportunities to build and foster a strong partnership between the Labor Council and the United Way.
-Represent labor across United Way’s departments including community impact, resource development, communications, marketing and other areas, and develop strategies to clearly demonstrate the value of the labor partnership with United Way.
-Organize community service opportunities that are aligned with the UW’s and labor’s mutual impact goals, and recruit volunteers to ensure successful events.
-Participate and assist in organizing Labor Council events that are of mutual benefit.
-Develop and support joint Labor-Management campaigns by analyzing data and developing strategies based on evaluation of previous results and additional research.
-Develop and implement effective engagement and stewardship strategies for accounts to clearly demonstrate the value of the partnership with United Way.
-Develop labor (unions, CLCs, and members) participation recognition programs and materials.
-Provide best practice examples of corporate, employee, individual and/or special event fundraising approaches.
-Develop plans to engage unionized employees within UW corporate partners for better campaigns.
-Develop comprehensive fundraising plans that engage unions and employers to ensure successful workplace giving campaigns.
-Create and deliver a variety of training curricula to develop union members’ leadership skills, including non-profit board training, advocacy for the common good, and other programs as needed.
-Attend CLC and Regional Labor Council meetings, including staff meetings as appropriate.
-Make quarterly reports to the CLC and United Way.
-Participate in education and training programs, conferences and conventions of the AFL-CIO, Labor Council and United Way on topics of mutual interest.
United Way: Demonstrated experience within the United Way system or the equivalent.
Community Organizing and Coalition Building: Demonstrated experience working with a broad array of organizations on issues of social and economic justice, building unity among diverse groups and facilitating meetings.
Planning and Execution: Ability to develop and execute work plans, training, fundraising, community engagement and coalition-building. Assess progress on plans and adjust as needed to ensure successful outcomes.
Self-Management: Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize work, and balance multiple projects simultaneously. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines. Seeks to continuously improve interpersonal and professional skills.
Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and delivering presentations. Understands and uses empathy, compassion, and active listening. Is fully present and aware of subtleties to better understand what is important to constituents and how to connect and engage them with United Way and labor communities.
Utilize and Acquire Knowledge: Is forward thinking, focused on what is possible, and seeks new tools and knowledge as needed. Is able to use technology and is innovative and creative in its application.
Achieve Results: Is personally accountable and responsible for the results they achieve. Is organized and able to adapt quickly to changing environments, be a strategic, creative, innovative thinker and appropriately persistent. Is able to make decisions and willing to take risks when appropriate to achieve results and meet goals.
Strategic Planning: Understands the big picture and aligns priorities with broader goals, measures outcomes, uses feedback to redirect as needed, evaluates alternatives, solutions oriented, seeks alternatives and broad input; can evaluate and provide input on complex issues.
Innovation/Creativity: Shares a deep commitment to the UW and labor’s mission. Promotes and values a climate that values and rewards innovation and creativity. Acknowledges and champions the efforts of others to “think outside the box.” Maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends that affect United Way, the labor movement and the non-profit sector. Demonstrates ability to analyze information and translate into specific, effective action/solutions.
Flexibility: Able to work long hours on occasion, including nights and weekends during peak times or “all hands-on deck” moments.
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