Senior Community Impact Manager, Systems Change & Public Policy

12 Nov, 2022

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Senior Community Impact Manager, Systems Change & Public Policy

United Way of King County
Seattle, WA

Job description

United Way of King County works to build a community where all people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. Our culture fosters collaboration, teamwork, open communication, leadership, integrity, and accountability.

With our unwavering focus on racial justice for all, we hope to achieve racially equitable outcomes in King County and beyond. We believe that having staff, volunteers, and supportive community members who represent diverse backgrounds and circumstances will help us more effectively accomplish our mission. We aim to a create a welcoming and inclusive work environment, and we also strive to have a diverse staff and particularly encourage Black and Indigenous people. People of color apply and join our team.

Click hereto view a brief video for this exciting professional opportunity at United Way!*

Job Summary:

The Senior Community Impact Manager, Systems Change and Public Policy works with the Director, Systems Change and Public Policy identify, prioritize, track, communicate about, and advocate for United Way’s public policy and advocacy priorities and positions. The person in this role takes the lead on reaching out to and building strong relationships with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) advocacy partners, and elevating BIPOC community voices in United Way’s advocacy work. The position also manages grants to increase BIPOC-led systems change and to build support for BIPOC communities’ human services advocacy. This position is part of the Community Services Team at United Way of King County. The position provides leadership in human services advocacy at the levels of federal, state, city, and county government.

The Senior Community Impact Manager, Systems Change and Public Policy focuses on building strong relationships between United Way and BIPOC human services agencies and coalitions, and the position advocates both to elevate BIPOC voices internally around United Way’s public policy agenda and to manage grant support for BIPOC community organizing and advocacy on behalf of community-identified human services priorities. The position also holds relationships with non-BIPOC advocacy partners working on issues aligned with United Way’s policy agendas.

The annual recruiting salary range for this position is $82,924 to $84,766 DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting.

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role (proof of vaccination will be requested prior to employment).

Essential Duties:

· Identifies. researches, summarizes, and vets relevant issues in United Way’s main investment and public policy areas in a manner that centers racial equity and the voice of communities most impacted by the issues we seek to address and in coordination with BIPOC and ‘mainstream’ advocacy partners and internal staff.

· Cultivates and builds strong relationships with BIPOC advocacy coalitions and partners and engages grantee agencies and BIPOC community partners in policy agenda development.

· Prepares written materials to describe key BIPOC community issues, United Way’s positions, and the evolving positions of relevant public policy makers.

· Writes and posts blog articles, composes action alerts, and writes letters and emails to public officials and constituents on BIPOC-led systems change and public policy issues.

· Meets with elected officials, lobbyists, advocacy coalitions and others to elevate BIPOC community voices in human services advocacy.

· Manages lobbying contract and direct lobbying activities, including reporting to appropriate disclosure agencies.

· Manages and coordinates direct advocacy from United Way donors, Board members, direct service recipients, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

· Helps identify, organize, and participate in meetings and discussions around relevant new and emerging public policy issues/initiatives.

· Manages grants and contracts focusing on BIPOC-led systems change and supporting BIPOC community advocacy, including writing and monitoring contracts, and utilizing United Way’s grant and contract systems.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

DISCLAIMER: This job position performs other assignments and duties as assigned. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated understanding of social and racial justice and equity, with a proven commitment to apply a racial justice/racial equity analysis in both interpersonal and workplace contexts and particularly to public policy and systems change issues.

  • Lived experience and/or demonstrated professional skills engaging a wide range of stakeholders from BIPOC community stakeholders to internal partners, advocacy coalitions, high-level volunteers, donors, grass-roots service recipients, and funded agency staff in advocacy and systems change work.

· Demonstrated deep understanding and analysis of the interplay of systems change, public policy, and advancing racial equity from a community perspective.

· Proven intermediate public policy knowledge related to human services and cradle-to-career education with an understanding of public policy and funding/budget frameworks at federal, state, and local levels, as well as legislative and community decision-making processes.

· Demonstrated ability to research, understand, and write about human services strategies and policy issues and their implications at the federal, state, and local levels.

· Demonstrated experience managing contracts and grants, administering contracts, reviewing and tracking budgets, and building relationships with funded agencies and other funders.

· Proven Intermediate skill in using online systems related to tasks such as relationship management, advocacy alerts, and contracting.

· Demonstrated ability to research, understand and interpret the strategic interests of policy makers, BIPOC agency and community partners, and United Way and judge whether an issue aligns with United Way’s public policy criteria.

· Proven strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write about public policy in lay person’s terms and talk with elected and appointed officials, community members, lobbyists, grantee agency staff, donors, and others.

· Demonstrated interpersonal, facilitation, and problem-solving skills.

· Proven ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects and deadlines.

· Proven analytical, planning, and organizational skills to evaluate complex situations, synthesize large volumes of information relating to public policies, bills, coalition arpatners’ agendas, and develop and recommend solutions,.

· Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment in evaluating situations and recommending decisions.

· Strong commitment to Racial Equity with demonstrated ability to engage in difficult conversations with individuals and groups around race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

· Intermediate Microsoft Office skills.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in human services, public policy, public administration, human services grant and contract management, social work, political science, or a related field. A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible experience in community organizing, public policy, racial equity, and related positions that includes relationship and trust building, research, analysis, writing, and judgment required. Demonstrated experience in project management, organizational development, volunteer committee management required. Experience and understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias; sensitivity to issues and concerns of BIPOC communities required. Deep passion for creating an inclusive and equitable work environment a plus.

United Way of King County is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. UWKC values a racially diverse workplace and strongly encourages Black and Indigenous people, and people of color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

· Opportunities to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers

· Ongoing collaboration with diverse staff and other constituents

· A desirable culture of high-performance expectations and accountability

· Exciting and challenging work

· Opportunities to help solve the community’s toughest problems

United Way of King County works to build a community where all people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. Our culture fosters collaboration, teamwork, open communication, leadership, integrity, and accountability.

With our unwavering focus on racial justice for all, we hope to achieve racially equitable outcomes in King County and beyond. We believe that having staff, volunteers, and supportive community members who represent diverse backgrounds and circumstances will help us more effectively accomplish our mission. We aim to a create a welcoming and inclusive work environment, and we also strive to have a diverse staff and particularly encourage Black and Indigenous people, and people of color to apply and join our team.

Click here to view a brief video for this exciting professional opportunity at United Way!

Job Summary:

The Senior Community Impact Manager, Systems Change and Public Policy works with the Director, Systems Change and Public Policy identify, prioritize, track, communicate about, and advocate for United Way’s public policy and advocacy priorities and positions. The person in this role takes the lead on reaching out to and building strong relationships with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) advocacy partners, and elevating BIPOC community voices in United Way’s advocacy work. The position also manages grants to increase BIPOC-led systems change and to build support for BIPOC communities’ human services advocacy. This position is part of the Community Services Team at United Way of King County. The position provides leadership in human services advocacy at the levels of federal, state, city, and county government.

The Senior Community Impact Manager, Systems Change and Public Policy focuses on building strong relationships between United Way and BIPOC human services agencies and coalitions, and the position advocates both to elevate BIPOC voices internally around United Way’s public policy agenda and to manage grant support for BIPOC community organizing and advocacy on behalf of community-identified human services priorities. The position also holds relationships with non-BIPOC advocacy partners working on issues aligned with United Way’s policy agendas.

The annual recruiting salary range for this position is $82,924 to $84,766 DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting.

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role (proof of vaccination will be requested prior to employment).

Essential Duties:

· Identifies. researches, summarizes, and vets relevant issues in United Way’s main investment and public policy areas in a manner that centers racial equity and the voice of communities most impacted by the issues we seek to address and in coordination with BIPOC and ‘mainstream’ advocacy partners and internal staff.

· Cultivates and builds strong relationships with BIPOC advocacy coalitions and partners and engages grantee agencies and BIPOC community partners in policy agenda development.

· Prepares written materials to describe key BIPOC community issues, United Way’s positions, and the evolving positions of relevant public policy makers.

· Writes and posts blog articles, composes action alerts, and writes letters and emails to public officials and constituents on BIPOC-led systems change and public policy issues.

· Meets with elected officials, lobbyists, advocacy coalitions and others to elevate BIPOC community voices in human services advocacy.

· Manages lobbying contract and direct lobbying activities, including reporting to appropriate disclosure agencies.

· Manages and coordinates direct advocacy from United Way donors, Board members, direct service recipients, volunteers, and other stakeholders.

· Helps identify, organize, and participate in meetings and discussions around relevant new and emerging public policy issues/initiatives.

· Manages grants and contracts focusing on BIPOC-led systems change and supporting BIPOC community advocacy, including writing and monitoring contracts, and utilizing United Way’s grant and contract systems.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

DISCLAIMER: This job position performs other assignments and duties as assigned. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Demonstrated understanding of social and racial justice and equity, with a proven commitment to apply a racial justice/racial equity analysis in both interpersonal and workplace contexts and particularly to public policy and systems change issues.

  • Lived experience and/or demonstrated professional skills engaging a wide range of stakeholders from BIPOC community stakeholders to internal partners, advocacy coalitions, high-level volunteers, donors, grass-roots service recipients, and funded agency staff in advocacy and systems change work.

· Demonstrated deep understanding and analysis of the interplay of systems change, public policy, and advancing racial equity from a community perspective.

· Proven intermediate public policy knowledge related to human services and cradle-to-career education with an understanding of public policy and funding/budget frameworks at federal, state, and local levels, as well as legislative and community decision-making processes.

· Demonstrated ability to research, understand, and write about human services strategies and policy issues and their implications at the federal, state, and local levels.

· Demonstrated experience managing contracts and grants, administering contracts, reviewing and tracking budgets, and building relationships with funded agencies and other funders.

· Proven Intermediate skill in using online systems related to tasks such as relationship management, advocacy alerts, and contracting.

· Demonstrated ability to research, understand and interpret the strategic interests of policy makers, BIPOC agency and community partners, and United Way and judge whether an issue aligns with United Way’s public policy criteria.

· Proven strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write about public policy in lay person’s terms and talk with elected and appointed officials, community members, lobbyists, grantee agency staff, donors, and others.

· Demonstrated interpersonal, facilitation, and problem-solving skills.

· Proven ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects and deadlines.

· Proven analytical, planning, and organizational skills to evaluate complex situations, synthesize large volumes of information relating to public policies, bills, coalition arpatners’ agendas, and develop and recommend solutions,.

· Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment in evaluating situations and recommending decisions.

· Strong commitment to Racial Equity with demonstrated ability to engage in difficult conversations with individuals and groups around race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

· Intermediate Microsoft Office skills.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in human services, public policy, public administration, human services grant and contract management, social work, political science, or a related field. A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible experience in community organizing, public policy, racial equity, and related positions that includes relationship and trust building, research, analysis, writing, and judgment required. Demonstrated experience in project management, organizational development, volunteer committee management required. Experience and understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias; sensitivity to issues and concerns of BIPOC communities required. Deep passion for creating an inclusive and equitable work environment a plus.

United Way of King County is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. UWKC values a racially diverse workplace and strongly encourages Black and Indigenous people, and people of color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

· Opportunities to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers

· Ongoing collaboration with diverse staff and other constituents

· A desirable culture of high-performance expectations and accountability

· Exciting and challenging work

· Opportunities to help solve the community’s toughest problems

· Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience

· Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

Application Procedures:

Please click APPLY ON THE LINK BELOW

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment….

You will be asked to upload your resume and provide a cover letter as well as complete the UWKC.

application

***Applicants MUST apply at the UWKC Career Center to be considered for this position. Click here to access the Career Center to apply.***

COVID-19 Update:

United Way King County operates a hybrid workplace with all employees able to work a combination of remote, on-site, and off-site. Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role.

Job posted: 2022-11-12