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United Way of NW Florida, Inc. in Panama City, Florida
Date Posted 03/29/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The President of the United Way of Northwest Florida will be mission-driven, collaborative and a visionary leader. The scope of this position is broad, requiring the President to establish and maintain significant relationships with corporate and major donors, nonprofit partners and the Northwest Florida community. A primary focus of the role is to advance and grow the work of community impact in basic needs, education, financial stability, and health. This position will serve as the ambassador which includes connecting with a constituency of givers, businesses, nonprofits, education partners, government officials, program participants and others. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the President will develop strategic goals and long-term visioning. Develop and facilitate opportunities for our affiliated agencies, stakeholders and community to thrive and build upon past success.

Primary areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Provide goal-oriented leadership
  • Ensure positive public relations
  • Establish organization's direction in partnership with the board of directors
  • Responsible for systematic planning of the organization’s operations and programs
  • Oversee and report on the organization’s results to the board of directors
  • Prepare accurate and timely analyses that capture and communicate fundraising results
  • Support board development
  • Exercise responsible financial management
  • Act as the liaison between affiliated agencies and other stakeholders
  • Ability to earn the trust, confidence and respect of Northwest Florida community
  • Integrate technological innovation and efficiencies in operations
  • Promote organizational development
  • Comply with corporate legal and ethical standards


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of five years of experience in management and leadership preferable in nonprofit
  • Fundraising or extensive experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission
  • A history of building successful result-oriented partnerships and collaboration
  • Experience in diversifying revenue, increasing philanthropic support and grant writing
  • Demonstrate a high level of intelligence, intellectual curiosity, a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems and increasing impact


  • Salary and benefit package will be negotiated with the successful candidate


  • Submit resume and cover letter via the link in this posting
  • The application materials should clearly address background, skills, and experiences related to the essential functions/performance objectives including being a brand ambassador, fundraising, resource development and governance
  • Application deadline is 29 April 2022

Specific Job Information:

The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Northwest Florida.

The President reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. In program development and administration, the President will:

1. Ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

2. Provide leadership in developing programs, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.

3. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.

4. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

5. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

In communications, the President will:

1. See that the Board of Directors is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it.

2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs, and goals.

3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with the affiliated agencies and other community groups and organizations.

4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the public.

In relations with staff, the President will:

1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.

2. Ensure that position descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.

4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.

5. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality individuals.

In budget and finance, the President will:

1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.

2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the Board of Directors in preparing a budget, as well as ensure that the organization operates within budget guidelines.

3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

4. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the Board of Directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.

Skills Needed:

Specific skills needed include experience in: (1) fund-raising, grant proposal writing, and foundation relations, (2) building a donor database, (3) communicating and working well with an active Board and volunteers, (4) managing and motivating volunteers and staff, (5) working well with all affiliated agencies and community partners, and (6) assisting a nonprofit Board of Directors to carry out their fiduciary responsibilities.

Our Mission:

A community where families and individuals achieve their full potential through education, health, and financial stability.

Our Vision:

To enrich lives by fostering and uniting resources for those in need. Job Type: Full-time

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