Employment @ United Way of McPherson County

Thank you for taking the time to visit the employment page for the McPherson County United Way. We are excited you have come here with an interest in being involved in this great organization. We are currently accepting applicants for the following positions.

Job Title:  Executive Director, United Way McPherson County
Classification:  Exempt, Full Time
Reports to:  Board of Directors, United Way of McPherson County

Date:  7/25/17

Interested candidates may apply by submitting cover letter and resume with a minimum of three references to employment@unitedwaymcpherson.org. Applications will be accepted until August 4, 2017 or until the position is filled.


United Way of McPherson County is seeking a visionary leader for the position of Executive Director.  The Executive Director is responsible for continuously driving the agency toward its mission of Community Impact, as well as building trust in United Way of McPherson County and its relevance in the community.

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will oversee the key operations of United Way of McPherson County, including, but not limited to resource development (fundraising and relationship building), community investment (allocation), and community impact programming.

1.  Leadership and Financial Management
Develop, implement, and maintain a process for establishing the strategic direction of the agency. Long-term planning with measurable goals are part of this process. An evaluation of the results of all planning should occur annually. Know and understand and be responsible for advancing the mission of the agency.

Oversee the financial operations of the organization. Adhere to the organization’s budget and monitor fiscal expenditures and investments. Complete the necessary reports and present to the Board and various committees as necessary.

2.  Fundraising
Develop and implement year-round resource development strategies that include a schedule and process for goal achievement along with the appropriate reporting.

3.  Fund Distribution
Implement the agency’s plan to allocate available dollars in high impact/outcome programs and evaluate the results of these investments. Develop and maintain a community partner/program funding application, evaluation criteria, and fund distribution process.

4.  Community Relations
Develop appropriate partnerships with funded and potential community partners. This includes civic organizations, community foundations, chambers of commerce, local governments, media, and health and human service organizations.

5.  Board and Volunteer Relations
Develop and enhance positive relationships and communications with existing and potential Board members and volunteers in the community. Develop and implement appropriate training and support for these groups. Support and assist with facilitation of the duties and responsibilities as requested by these groups.

6.  Donor Relations
Enhance and develop positive relationships and communications with existing and potential donors.

7.  Marketing and Communications
Develop and maintain a year-round marketing and communication strategy to promote broad support and awareness of the value of United Way of McPherson County.

Required Qualifications:
High School diploma or equivalent
Intermediate PC skills, including the ability to use basic word processing and spreadsheet software for internal communications and data analysis
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of basic accounting principles
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to employ tact and diplomacy in all interactions
Sound judgment

Preferred Qualifications:
College degree in business, marketing, or related field
2-3 years of experience working with non-profit organizations
Fundraising experience
Knowledge of Quickbooks software

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 accommodation 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 sit, reach with hands and arms to operate computer keyboard, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

Travel is primarily local (within McPherson County) during the business day.  Required attendance at certain events may occasionally extend into evening hours and/or require travel outside of the county.