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We’re Hiring! Community Impact Manager, Health

Job Posting

Community Impact Manager, Health

Be a part of the change!

Join a team of committed, results-oriented, and successful professionals who work to support and advance United Way of Southern Maine’s (UWSM’s) mission to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

General Summary:

The Community Impact Manager, Health, and their fellow Community Impact (CI) Department staff members are responsible for leading the strategic investment of United Way of Southern Maine’s (UWSM) financial and non-financial resources to create the greatest possible impact in Southern Maine through Thrive2027 (www.thrive2027.org). This includes strategies to assist individuals and families and to achieve community and systems level change. Essential to this work is developing and implementing a strategic plan for impact, based on an understanding of community needs, an awareness of community resources, a knowledge of best practice or promising strategies, and an ability to leverage and align UWSM’s unique strengths to support the strategies, engage in relationships and partnerships, and measure results. 

Under the supervision of the Director, Health, this position is responsible for helping develop and implement USWM’s work related to Thrive2027 Goal 3: Children, adults, and communities have resources and opportunities to achieve optimal health status. This work, which focuses heavily on mental health and substance use disorder, will include managing community investments, promoting advocacy and volunteerism, utilizing data and evaluation, convening community partners, and building robust partnerships.  In addition to coordinating and helping lead assigned programs and community collaborations, this position will help analyze and monitor performance measures and provide technical assistance to UWSM-funded programs in Goal 3 that advance the work toward organizational goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with the coordination, facilitation and support of the Goal 3 Cabinet including member relationship management, meeting preparation, communications, and documentation.
  • Assists with the support and facilitation of assigned programs and community collaboration efforts established in conjunction with the Goal 3 Cabinet and any health-related individual giving circles.
  • Performs follow-up and monitoring of performance measures and provides technical assistance to groups of programs to show collective impact of UWSM’s investments in Goal 3.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with Community Impact staff and other UWSM departments to co-design projects that move the work of Goal 3, including identifying and implementing strategic investment, volunteer, and advocacy opportunities.
  • Develops and coordinates implementation of all aspects of Goal 3 Signature Engagement opportunities.
  • Assists with designing, coordination, and evaluation of the Goal 3 Cabinet’s strategic focus areas, including assisting with data collection, synthesis, and reporting as well as researching best practices and relevant trends.
  • Works cooperatively with the Director, Evaluation to identify, collect and report data related to UWSM’s Goal 3 initiatives.
  • Stays up to date on community issues and communicates findings to appropriate Community Impact Staff.
  • Serves as a representative of UWSM at community events and meetings.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with Community Impact staff and other UWSM departments in designing and implementing programs, activities, marketing materials, and meetings to ensure the overall success of Thrive2027 in all goal areas.
  • Assists Director, Health in ensuring grant deliverables are met related to Goal 3 work.
  • Provides support to other community impact initiatives / projects as needed outside of Goal 3 work.

Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent, or equivalent in relevant work-related experience.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience within public health, community, or non-profit environments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community change work.
  • Strong understanding of public health fundamentals.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders from all sectors (non-profit, government, corporate, and philanthropy).
  • Volunteer management experience preferred.
  • Proficiency and comfort working with data.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Group facilitation experience preferred.
  • Team-oriented and able to work independently.
  • Flexible and able to operate in a nimble and evolving environment.
  • Results-oriented.
  • Must possess the ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities and problem-solve issues as they arise.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.  UWSM’s COVID-19 Policy requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or received a reasonable accommodation) prior to their start date. We are currently operating in a hybrid work environment, mostly remote (work-from-home) with limited in-person activities.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position may require long hours including early morning meetings, evening events, and weekend work during peak times.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Why choose United Way of Southern Maine?

Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time, and about creating community change that benefits every member of the community. We are all connected and interdependent; we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.

We have a staff of 40 dedicated employees to help us achieve our goals and fulfill our mission: To improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. To support the great work of our employees, we offer a competitive salary and a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403 (b) plan, life insurance, generous paid vacation, holiday, and sick time off.

Additionally, United Way of Southern Maine offers:

  • Convenient and central Portland and Kennebunk locations with free parking
  • Tuition assistance and opportunities for professional development
  • Wellness resources and Employee Assistance Program access
  • Personal and floating holidays
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • An excellent team of top-notch professionals that share your passion for strengthening our community

United Way of Southern Maine is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities and encourage persons of all types of diversity to apply.

United Way of Southern Maine has identified a set of Core Values that are our essential tenets. These define and describe who United Way of Southern Maine will endeavor to be in all situations, both internal and external.

At United Way of Southern Maine we are:

  • Community Centered
  • Results Focused
  • Intentionally Collaborative
  • Committed to Excellence
  • Leading with Integrity

Applications accepted through January 23, 2022. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@uwsme.org.

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