Manager, Community Partnerships

Job Title: Manager, Community Partnerships
Department: Community Impact
Reports to: Director, Strategic Impact
Location: Bradenton, FL
Date: September 2019

Summary:          The Manager, Community Partnerships recruits, trains, and manages community volunteers for long-term engagement in United Way Suncoast’s (UWS) impact in Manatee. The position reports to the Director, Strategic Impact and collaborates with the Senior Manager, Neighborhood Strategies to identify, post and manage impact volunteer opportunities in Manatee County. This position is an integral part of implementing The Big Plan in schools and the community.  The Big Plan is a UWS Community Impact initiative that addresses grade-level reading for children ages 0-9 in their homes, early learning centers, elementary schools and their neighborhoods.  English/Spanish speaking required.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Collaborates with Senior Manager, Neighborhood Strategies position to manage The Big Plan activities in schools before and after the school day held on campus. Provides oversight of collaborative network of Out-of-School programs.
  • Recruits, trains and manages Impact and Engagement Volunteerism for The Big Plan activities, including programs such as ReadingPals, LearningPals, SummerPals and Reading Rooms.
  • Conducts specialized volunteer training for Impact Volunteerism, addressing topics including cultural competency and social and emotional skills.
  • Provides the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) with Manatee related content for SCGLR website and implements and manages pilot programs. Collaborates with SCGLR position at School District.
  • Completes ReadingPals grant requirements, including meeting data reporting deadlines.
  • Designs, develops and executes family engagement activities and measurements for success.
  • Attends School District Manatee County events as appropriate (Soar in 4 events and trainings, etc.).
  • Manages relationships and outcomes with School District data position and UWS Manager, Data and Outcomes.
  • Promotes community awareness of volunteering by creatively using technology, social media and other means.
  • Interacts extensively with many departments throughout the organization, with the nonprofit sector, and the public, private and voluntary sectors of the community.
  • Works with Director, Strategic Impact to develop detailed project plans, ensuring resource availability and allocation to deliver assigned projects as planned.
  • Works with UWS Manager, Data and Outcomes to ensure appropriate program data is tracked and reported as required.
  • Commitment to, and consistent demonstration of, UWS Core Values:
    • Integrity
    • Collaboration
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Stewardship
    • Innovation
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:  The following represent the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential job duties.

 Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four- year college or university in Education, Public or Business administration, Community Relations, or related field preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience in community service activities or education (an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be accepted).
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with volunteers.
  • Must be available to work outside normal business hours.

 Interpersonal Skills:  Strong active listening, coordination, facilitation, social perceptiveness skills necessary.  Must be proficient in building productive professional/working relationships with diverse individuals and facilitating conversations with them.

 Computer Skills:  Requires advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software – primarily Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook and Hands-On.  Must have the ability to learn internal mandated software; e.g., Andar.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

 Licenses:  Valid Florida Driver’s License with a driving record that meets our insurance requirements.

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 sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motions and occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 20 lbs. 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 essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Employee primarily works in a normal office environment under moderate heat and noise levels, with extensive in-the- field activities within the Suncoast area.

United Way Suncoast is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. United Way Suncoast will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

To apply for this position, please visit: https://careers.unitedway.org