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Manager, Moving Toward Financial Stability

Job Details

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time


The Community Impact Manager, Moving Toward Financial Stability will assist the United Way of Southwestern PA (UWSWPA) in meeting the goal of helping individuals and families create a path towards a financially secure future. Working in strategic and creative partnership with the Moving to Financial Stability Director and Community Impact Leadership (including PA 211 Southwest), the Manager will have oversight of a diverse portfolio of granted agencies and issues and community-focused initiatives to achieve measurable success within the investment priority of Moving Toward Financial Stability. The Manager will also play a critical role in building community partnerships and work collaboratively across all United Way departments to create meaningful community change. They will also provide end-to-end grant management, from discovery of community need to selection of funded partners and reporting outcomes.

Essential Functions

Grants Management and Subject Area Expertise

  • Work with Community Impact and volunteer leadership to recommend and monitor success of grants to and projects with non-profit human service agency partners aligned with the United way’s strategic goals.

  • Build strong partnerships, collaborate with grantees, contracted partners, and other key stakeholders to develop a strong understanding of community resources, opportunities and concerns related to helping people achieve financial security.

  • Manage day-to-day needs of programs and/or initiatives and elevate issues that impact partner agencies and the communities they serve.

  • Assess and report on relevant program and community-level outcomes and contribute to writing proposals, reports, and related material.

  • Keep abreast of current research and activity in the field and the systems and policy landscape related to Moving Toward Financial Stability

Communication and Collaboration

  • Build and foster meaningful relationships with a broad range of diverse stakeholders (such as non-profit agencies, corporate and civic leaders, labor party representatives, community leaders, and elected officials) to identify emerging challenges and work collaboratively to find innovative solutions.

  • Communicate and collaborate internally within and across UWSWPA departments to clearly convey and mobilize resources to support our work in the community.

  • Identify, lead, and/or participate in special projects related to policy or system-change efforts.

  • Advocate for solutions to reduce race, gender, and ability inequities within the UWSWPA, our investments and the broader community.

Additional Functions

  • Advocate for issues pertaining to Moving towards Financial Stability to business leaders, elected officials, and other decision makers and stakeholders.

  • Work with regional United Way directors and partners as needed to meet the regional expectations of initiatives and support the expansion of projects and initiatives to include the full United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania footprint.

Financial/Budgetary Responsibilities

  • Track and monitor project budgets in partnership with United Way’s Impact Operations and Finance Teams.

  • Participate in RFP (Request for Proposal) distribution and decision-making process to allocate CI funds.


Education and Experience

  • Required
    • Bachelor’s Degree in non-profit management, public administration, social work, or related field

    • At least five years working in human services or related field

    • Track record of successful work in collaborative settings with community organizations and institutions of diverse size, scope, and range of interests

  • Preferred
    • Master’s Degree

    • Experience writing grants, proposals, applications, and reports


Annual Salary

  • Pay Grade 107

  • Salary Range  $54,000 - $63,000


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Positive, high-energy, can-do attitude.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse populations and to function well within a team environment.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills and comfort with a fast-paced dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be self-directed and decisive.

  • Tech savviness, including experience with Microsoft Office, virtual platforms, and willingness to explore new systems.


Physical Demands

  • SedentaryExerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.


Travel Requirements

  • Occasional travel within the region via ground transportation


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change; new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.