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We are currently seeking a Community Impact Director

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is seeking an energetic and committed individual to provide innovative and strategic leadership to its fund distribution, direct strategies, policy, processes, programs, and partnerships/collaborations related to the community impact goals of the organization. Strong skills in relationship building, facilitation and public speaking, confidence, and a strong presence when working with key community leaders is critical to this position. Candidates are encouraged to review the website and other available resources to become acquainted with the multitude of United Way initiatives, funds, and programs available to the New London County community.

The Community Impact Director will be expected to provide support to improve community conditions in relation to United Way’s mission within the guidelines established by the Board of Directors and President/CEO. Experience in the nonprofit sector is important. The Community Impact Director, under the supervision of the Vice President of Community Impact, supports and elevates United Way’s presence in New London County in several key areas; community wellness, thriving children, promoting independence, and basic needs, all directed through the following:

  1. United Way Partner Programs
  2. Federal, state, and local grant management
  3. Homelessness CAN system funding and regional coordination of Point-In-Time Count
  4. Collective impact projects and community engagement
  5. ALICE-focused initiatives and other community collaborations

The ideal candidate should have experience in the region or demonstrated ability to learn quickly and adapt. This person must provide positive, inspiring leadership to staff, volunteers, and community members around selected issues and help to move toward positive outcomes. The Community Impact Director must also provide support to the Vice President of Community Impact especially pertaining to advocacy and community organizing.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in sociology, public administration, or related field
  • 7 years of successful work experience in a nonprofit organization or related field.
  • Experience with United Way is desirable but not required.


United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a progressive equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For immediate consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to Scott Umbel. Please put “Community Impact Director” in the subject line. All resumes will be treated with confidentiality.
The deadline for submission is June 18, 2021.