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Partnership Manager

Company: United Way of the Bay Area
Location: San Jose
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

This website is AudioEye enabled and is being optimized for accessibility. To open the AudioEye Toolbar, press shift + =. The toolbar contains the followingThe AudioEye Help Desk to report accessibility and usability related issues.The AudioEye Certification Statement to explain the ongoing web accessibility and usability enhancements for this website.The Player tool to listen to this site read aloud. The Player is not intended as a substitute for your screen reader. If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability, contact this employer to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process. Partnership Manager Full Time Professional Bay Area, CA, US 27 days ago Requisition ID: 1050 UWBA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ applicants, and people with lived experience in poverty. JOB DESCRIPTION: -Manager, Partnerships Department: Community Impact Team Reports to: Director, SparkPoint Classification: Union Exempt Job Level: 3 Overview: - United Way Bay Area (UWBA) mobilizes the Bay Area to dismantle the root causes of poverty and build equitable pathways to prosperity -UWBA brings together partners from the nonprofit, business, and government sectors to address Bay Area poverty. We partner across sectors, develop solutions, capture the data we need, and use those insights to support public policy and create research-backed community initiatives. -These initiatives include:

  • Housing Justice: Improve access to stable, affordable housing and homelessness prevention.
  • Employment & Career Opportunities: Build systems and pathways to career and employment opportunities. -
  • Financial Stability: Help families increase income and savings on their way to financial stability.
  • Basic Needs: Ensure access to basic needs like food, housing, and legal services.
    - UWBA is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and an inclusive workplace that values equity. We particularly welcome applications from immigrants, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ applicants, and people with lived experience in poverty. To foster an open and impartial application review process that minimizes the potential for bias, please remove any reference to academic institutions from which you obtained a degree, if applicable, for example, simply list "Bachelor of Arts in Sociology". Not having a degree will not preclude you from being considered; applicable work experience is equally considered. For more information about UWBA, please visit www.uwba.org . The Opportunity: - The Manager, Partnerships position is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and organized individual to be a part of UWBA's Community Impact Team. The Community Impact Team strives to ensure our initiatives and programs support basic needs and promote successful pathways to economic prosperity for individuals and families in our eight Bay Area counties. The team manages the delivery of the SparkPoint program and provides technical assistance and grant funding to community partners for educational enrichment, economic prosperity, and family stability programming. - This individual will manage partnerships with our education, economic prosperity, and family stability organizations, with a focus on post-secondary institutions. This includes developing new partnerships in the region. Through working with post-secondary institutions, the Manager will build out programming to ensure that children and families have pathways to economic prosperity. The Manager will build on his/her existing expertise around partnerships, networks, and programs to engage new partners, present our programming to new and existing partners, as well as broker, convene, fund, and provide technical assistance to partners. The position will lead the process of updating the SparkPoint replication toolkit, support data/evaluation efforts for our programs, and develop regional learning events to connect our community college and education partners and strengthen the network across the Bay Area. - This individual will report to the Director, SparkPoint, and work closely with additional members of the Community Impact Team to deliver effectively on goals. - This is a full-time, 37.5 hour per week exempt union position. Using an equity lens, you'll: - Perform Project Management duties:
    • Take on the responsibility for a specific project or several projects (i.e., SparkPoint toolkit replication guide, grantmaking, event planning, rental assistance, etc.) -
    • Responsible for planning and overseeing projects -- from start to fruition -- to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion
    • Plan and designate project resources, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders throughout the project
    • Act as a bridge between management and the people who are responsible for the implementation of the project
    • Ability to use various project management methodologies, such as Excel and Monday.com Manage SparkPoint Replication Toolkit Project:
      • Lead the ongoing planning, managing, and execution of the SparkPoint replication toolkit project that can be used by a variety of post-secondary institutions to learn from and replicate the model -
      • Lead the planning and implementation process of new SparkPoint Centers at multiple post-secondary institutions
      • Prepare presentations to external stakeholders, partners, and funders about the toolkit
      • Participate in funder conversations about the toolkit Manage Grantmaking:
        • Facilitate the grant-making process for annual SparkPoint funding and rental relief fund to SparkPoint grantee networks
        • Draft and revise SparkPoint funding application materials including template budget, logic model, etc. as part of the funding application packet
        • Generate, edit, and review scope of works (SOW) and MOUs to ensure accuracy and compliance for SparkPoint Center funding and rental relief fund
        • Create and maintain electronic grantee files to meet legal and UWBA policy requirements
        • In coordination with the Finance team, manage grants throughout lifespan including due diligence, application and grant agreement, monitoring, and reporting
        • Act as a bridge between the management and the staff who are responsible for the supporting the project Build Partnerships: -
          • Act as a lead contact for multiple SparkPoint centers, including those at post-secondary institutions and technical assistance, as needed
          • Engage with post-secondary institutions and community partners to build out programming that supports students in obtaining degrees that lead to living wage jobs -
          • Lead and support the launch of new SparkPoint centers
          • Facilitate and support connections between Bay Area existing and potential SparkPoint partners -
          • Lead discussions with nonprofit organizations to identify the strategies and partnerships needed to provide wraparound services at SparkPoint centers that enable individuals to succeed and stay on course, including financial coaching, career coaching, housing assistance, food programs, benefits enrollment, educational counseling, and more
          • Identify and/or support new service delivery locations in alignment with both our programming and organizational goals Support the SparkPoint grantee network: -
            • Work with the SparkPoint team to oversee grants to SparkPoint centers in meeting grant deliverables
            • Support the maintenance and development of a regional learning network -
            • Provide and facilitate the provision of technical assistance to grantee partners Community Coordination and Collaboration: -
              • Work with other community brokers and collaboratives in this space to ensure alignment, support, and maximally leveraged resources
              • Build and maintain coalitions and partnerships necessary for the success of strategies by engaging in outreach, education, information gathering and connections with community, business, and labor leaders, and elected and appointed officials
              • Represent United Way at external coalitions, conferences, and convenings Other projects and activities: -
                • Manage and/or support special events (e.g., client or partner recognition events or service location launch events)
                • Conduct and share research on best/current practices and services on addressing community needs
                • Attend conferences and workshops, as needed, and share learning with other team members
                • Assist program department leadership and the Development team in researching and applying for funding opportunities, writing funder and program reports and updates for internal and external uses.
                • Support cross-program and cross-departmental projects, as necessary and assigned
                • Other tasks and duties as assigned. Who you are: -
                  • 3-5 years of related professional experience, direct service and/or leadership in the community, work with community colleges or post-secondary institutions, public/private sector leaders/decision makers, experience in fundraising, marketing, or community programs.
                  • Excellent project management and organizational skills. Rapid, thorough, and accurate implementation of specific projects and tasks required. Meets deadlines and completes tasks with a high degree of accuracy and dependability. Detail oriented, with excellent proofreading skills. Commitment to deepening expertise around racial equity, diversity, inclusion, and self-awareness.
                  • Can effectively cope with change, shift gears comfortably, and handle risk and uncertainty.
                  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills (including public speaking).
                  • Demonstrated history of strong interpersonal skills. Highly nuanced communicator able to work effectively and diplomatically with nonprofit, community, community colleges leaders, as well as corporate executives in all settings.
                  • Ability to develop and maintain positive work relationships with staff, volunteers and persons contacted in the course of work. Team player, flexible, respectful, welcomes feedback and able to work with humor and grace under pressure.
                  • Self- motivated, goal oriented, and organized - ability to get the job done. Able to work in unstructured environment and adapt easily to change.
                  • General ability and desire to problem solve and look for better, faster, innovative ways to complete tasks. Must be able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently and have to ability to manage conflicting and changing priorities. -
                  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint); database and CRM software (Salesforce Preferred); use of online resources and applications. Comfortable and interested in learning becoming proficient in new software systems, patience in teaching others. Some proficiency with Salesforce desired but not mandatory (must be willing to become proficient).
                  • Ability to effectively work remotely with supervisor, team and other departments -
                  • Access to a car, valid California Driver's License with personal car insurance and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment. Flexibility and mobility to travel to off-site locations within or outside San Francisco as needed.
                  • Spanish proficiency (read/write/speak fluently) strongly preferred - Salary: $63,750 - $72,000 annually PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

                    UWBA does not discriminate based on race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations. Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States.

Keywords: United Way of the Bay Area, San Jose , Partnership Manager, Accounting, Auditing , San Jose, California

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