United Way of Metropolitan Dallas tackles complex social problems by surrounding North Texans with local programming in the areas of Education, Income, and Health – the essential component of a thriving community. We understand that these three areas are connected and correlated with community success. We also believe that our lives are inextricably linked, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. We are solution seekers and agents of change. Our goal is to have thriving families who are healthy, who have students who can successfully enter college or a career after high school, and who no longer live in poverty.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is seeking a dynamic professional to develop and manage strategies and programs that will achieve measurable impact for the Income Impact Area, with a specific focus on Economic Mobility. The Director will implement the Community Impact Grants process for the Economic Mobility area and is responsible for ongoing grant management activities to ensure that all funded programs are aligned with and make measurable progress toward achieving the community goal for Income. The Director will monitor grantees through on-site visits and evaluation of reports, and communicate results to United Way staff, volunteers and service providers.
The Director will also oversee the Pathways to Economic Mobility initiative to leverage partnerships with employers, service providers, community organizations and funders to design and improve financial capability programs that advance credit, savings, assets and the basic needs of low and moderate income individuals.
The Director will serve as a subject matter expert in economic mobility for the organization. This position will build expertise and create a depth of knowledge about key issues and needs relating to comprehensive financial capability, stability and mobility. Work will include analyzing existing resources in the United Way service area and around the country, identifying gaps in services, and establishing partnerships and strategic alliances with service providers, volunteers, and other programs that develop United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a thought leader in the Income area.
Implement effective Community Impact Grants funding processes, including:
Oversee the Pathways to Economic Mobility initiative, and other financial capability programs as developed, that help more low-income people increase savings, build credit to access affordable loans, acquire basic needs for family stability and assets for financial growth and mobility. Develop and implement key program strategies including:
Support organizational activities that build and sustain a high-performing organization and help meet the objectives for United Way’s Economic Mobility work: