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 interrelated, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. When we’re healthy, we’re able to enjoy life, provide for our families, realize our dreams and contribute to our communities. At United Way we are solution seekers and agents of change. Our goal is to ensure that all North Texans have access to nutritious food, quality healthcare and the chance to lead healthy, productive lives.
Southern Dallas Thrives (a partnership with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America, the PepsiCo Foundation, and PepsiCo’s Food for Good initiative) aims to increase the quality of preschool education, provide families with nutritious meals and prepare high school students with the career and college preparation they need to succeed – all while giving unemployed parents access to childcare they need to enter and participate in the workforce.
The Director of Southern Dallas Thrives is responsible for project coordination and support of programming, volunteer management, reporting, and partnerships. Work will include assessing, analyzing, and aligning existing resources; identifying gaps in services and establishing strategic alliances with corporations, education, civic and faith leaders, UW service providers and other community-based organizations and volunteers, in partnership with FLNA.
The Director of Southern Dallas Thrives will work in partnership with the FLNA team to continue to strengthen and grow engagement, connection, and support for the effort.
The following responsibilities are integral to successful performance:
Development of strategy to align programs, resources, and partners to foster collective impact in Southern Dallas:
Leadership, development, and management of internal and external relationships:
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in social work, education, public administration, business administration, or related field strongly preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of experience in non-profit / social services preferred.
Program Development and Content Knowledge: