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United Way of Lane County

Current Position(s)

Administrative and Program Specialist

Administrative and Program Specialist

Reports To:  Director of Health

Position Primary Purpose:   To provide administrative, coordination and project support to United Way’s Impact work, including but not limited to the 100% Health Coalition, the Community Health Improvement Plan, and other efforts to support healthy and thriving kids. An interest in community health improvement, as well as the ability to support multiple projects simultaneously, maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, and thrive in a fast paced environment with complex work, are necessary.  


Primary Functions

·         Provide a high degree of accuracy, quality, and professionalism in assisting with documents, reports, and other correspondence.

·         Provide support and coordination, as needed, for internal and external committees.

·         Arrange meeting logistics: prepare handouts, take notes/minutes and publish for timely distribution, and track follow-up or action items generated at meetings and committee members.

·         Provide a high degree of accuracy and thoroughness in scheduling meetings, which are sometimes complex.

·         Coordinate events, such as receptions, focus groups, presentations, and special projects.

·         Coordinate content for the Live Healthy Lane newsletter, website, and social media accounts.

·         Collect, analyze, and report data to track the progress of community improvement efforts.


Secondary Functions

·         Provide responsive, courteous assistance and communications to internal and external stakeholders.

·         Consistently read and respond to all correspondence, including emails.

·         Perform additional duties as assigned and work in other departments as required.


Previous Experience

One to three years’ relevant experience.



Minimum of an Associate’s degree or equivalent with preferred experience in administrative support and/or community engagement.

Demonstrated Abilities

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency in grammar, spelling, and editing/proofreading.

·         Positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and desire to provide excellent customer service.

·         Dependable, flexible and good natured with strong professional work habits.

·         Existing familiarity with community health and local organizations a plus.

·         Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and databases is preferred.

·         Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks.

·         High level of organizational, attention to detail and problem-solving ability with a high degree of accuracy.

·         Ability to learn quickly and work independently, as well as in a team setting.


Sitting or standing continuously for periods of four hours, communicate verbally, communicate in writing, faculty of seeing and hearing, operate a keyboard. Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.  Occasional bending, squatting, at ground level.  Occasional reaching above shoulder level to reach supplies overhead.  Continuous use of hands in repetitive tasks such as simple grasping, twisting, turning of wrists; finger dexterity to perform various duties such as data entry, writing.  Continuous speaking and hearing for interactions with volunteers and coworkers.  Continuous clarity of vision at 20 inches or less for normal daily computer tasks.


Interpersonal interactions, problem solving, analyzing and evaluating, decision making, discretion/confidentiality, math skills, teamwork, handling of multiple tasks. Frequent use of judgment, reasoning, patience, and negotiating in working with volunteers and coworkers.


Work is performed in an office environment but also requires mobility within the office.  May be required to travel to other facilities and various locations for job related training, meetings and events.

NOTE:  Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job.  They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.

Position Status: Full time (40 hours/week), non-exempt


To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé, and references to

UWLC encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and representatives of

protected classes to apply. EOE/ADA employer.

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 August 14, 2017.  No phone calls please


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