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United Way of Lane County

Current Position(s)

Director of Education

Reports To:  Vice President of Impact

Position Primary Purpose: Directs the Lane Early Learning Alliance (ELA) and UWLC’s involvement in education-related collaborative efforts. In this role, the Director will play a convening, facilitating, and leadership role for the ELA – building trust and strong relationships with diverse stakeholders; facilitating planning, decisions, and action; fostering constant communication; connecting and aligning strategies and resources; and cultivating an environment that measures and makes progress on identified outcomes through the use of shared data, measurement, and accountability.  This is currently a grant funded position.

Primary Functions

  • A commitment to excellence and to the mission of UWLC
  • Facilitate decisions, plans, and actions to help move key strategies forward in accomplishing both short-term tasks and long-term results
  • Direct overall implementation of initiatives and oversee the range of activities, pilots, and programs across the ELA strategic plan with partners and contracted organizations
  • Build partnerships and positive relationships with partner organizations and contractors; enhance their effectiveness through technical assistance, consultation, resource sharing and assisting with collaborative efforts
  • Represent the ELA and the UWLC at regional and statewide forums, meetings, and other coalitions with similar goals
  • Select, guide, motivate, and participate in the training, professional development, and evaluation of direct reports
  • Provide goal-setting, visioning, leadership and strategic direction for Education Team members
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion and/or approval of organizational documents, including but not limited to: performance reviews, professional development plans, goals and objectives, timesheets, expense and travel reimbursements, credit card reports, requisitions, and ongoing documentation of performance accomplishments and areas requiring improvement, people, and resources
  • Manage ELA budgets and grant compliance
  • Manage and identify opportunities to leverage all appropriate community resources toward project goals, including supporting grant writing and fund development efforts
  • Play an “adaptive leadership” role within the organization and across collaborative, cross-sector partnerships in order to establish a shared commitment to the United Way and our community’s vision
  • Provide leadership to embed equity across the work of the ELA and UWLC

Previous Experience

5 years in areas noted below


Bachelor’s degree program in social welfare, public policy or related field plus five years of increasingly responsible work in a relevant human service field, or a comparable combination of education and work experience

Demonstrated Abilities       

  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated presentation and facilitation expertise (small and large groups)
  • Ability to function as a member and leader of a high-performance staff team
  • Takes a collaborative results-driven approach to addressing issues; focuses on shared goals
  • Highly developed organizational and project management, planning skills, with strong ability to successfully manage details
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with strong supervisory skills
  • Commitment to equity – broadly defined, including understanding and awareness of cultural dynamics, and the highest level of cultural competency standards
  • Proficient use of computers and Microsoft Office and products to provide proficiency with broadcast, print, and social media advertising communications.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and good customer service to the general public, volunteers, staff, non-profit partners, donors, media.

POSITION STATUS: Full-time, exempt

BENEFITS: We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, Life and Group disability plans, tax-deferred saving plan, paid time off, and several other voluntary benefits as described in the United Way of Lane County personnel Policy Manual.



To Apply: Submit an electronic cover letter, résumé and references to jkennedy@unitedwaylane.orgon or before May 29, 2017.  No phone calls please


UWLC encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and representatives of protected classes to apply. EOE/ADA employer.