Community Impact Manager, Meeting Basic Needs
Job Details
Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA
Full Time
Job Summary

The Community Impact Manager, Meeting Basic Needs will work in strategic and creative partnership with Community Impact leadership (including PA 211 Southwest) to manage a dynamic portfolio of grants, issues and community-focused initiatives, with a special emphasis on United Ways Meeting Basic Needs portfolio. The Manager will play a critical role in building community partnerships to create meaningful community change and work collaboratively to achieve United Way of SWPA goals. The Manager will also provide end-to-end grant management, from discovery of community need, to selection of funded partners, and reporting of results.


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 United Ways strategic goals
    • Build strong partnerships with grantees, contracted partners, and other community stakeholders to develop a strong understanding of community resources, opportunities and concerns related to Meeting Basic Needs
    • Manage day-to-day needs of programs and/or initiatives and elevate issues that impact partners and agencies
    • Assess and report on relevant program and community-level outcomes and contribute to writing funding proposals, reports, and related materials
    • Analyze existing outcome measures and consider new evidence-informed indicators


  • 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, elected officials and others) to elevate emerging issues and work collaboratively to address concerns and capitalize on opportunities as they evolve
    • Work collaboratively within the Community Impact and 211 Departments and across United Way as a whole to clearly convey and mobilize resources to support our work in the community
    • Identify, lead and/or participate in special projects related to systems-change efforts in the community
    • Be a champion for human services and strategic and equitable solutions
    • Advocate for solutions to reduce race, gender and ability inequality within the United Way, our investments, and at large


  • Administration
    • May supervise temporary staff and/ or contractual relationships
    • Track and monitor project budgets in partnership with United Ways Impact Operations and Finance Teams
    • Participate in RFP distribution and decision-making process to allocate funds

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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
  • Tech savviness, including experience with Microsoft Office, virtual platforms, and willingness to explore new systems
  • Ability to be self-directed and decisive
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and comfort with a fast-paced dynamic environment


Education and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in public administration, non-profit management or related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience); 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 and experience writing grants, proposals, applications and reports


United Way of Southwestern PA offers a generous benefits package that includes 30+ paid days off per year, automatic retirement contributions, and no cost individual health, dental, and vision coverage.


United Way of Southwestern PA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.