A Unique Opportunity

Like many other communities across the country, our Tri-county Region has been plagued with a persistent achievement gap between individuals seeking employment and employers seeking specialized skill sets and technical skills. We are home to some of the most innovative corporations in the world, but those native to our region are often not qualified to fill high paying positions because of a history of high poverty, low education attainment and racial inequity in a service and tourism-based economy.  We believe that with collective efforts that focus intensively on providing educational, training and wrap-around supports to ready native residents for the technology-based jobs available, we can bend the curve to ensure that native residents are benefitting from our region’s growing prosperity. 

To that end, we are committed to finding a strong Director of Financial Stability, who is passionate about mobilizing stakeholders, both grassroots and grass tops, and can apply the Collective Impact discipline to this field of work. Ultimately, we are seeking a leader who will help galvanize our community to embrace transformative systemic change designed to 1) close the employment gap between employers needing skilled employees to fill well-paying jobs and the unskilled and under-skilled individuals in the region that desperately want to fill them and 2) to align financial stability activities that  address basic needs support and work supports necessary to help individuals move out of financial crisis and into stability.

To apply for this position please send your resume and cover letter to: ukranz@tuw.org

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Title: Director of Financial Stability
Reports To (Title): Vice President of Community Impact
Job Type: Director
Department: Community Impact
FLSA Classification: Salaried, Exempt
Date Last Reviewed: May 25, 2017


The Director of Financial Stability is responsible for leading Trident United Way’s (TUW) Financial Stability (FS) Impact Area in the Community Impact Division.  The Director is responsible for 1) using the Collective Impact discipline to affect community level change, 2) providing the global vision and supervision of staff for financial stability-focused initiatives, namely the strategic direction and partnerships of the Berkeley and Dorchester Prosperity Centers., and 3) overseeing the financial stability investment strategy


Essential Function 1:
Using the Tri-county Region Improvement Process (T.R.I.P.) and applying the Collective Impact discipline, manages the backbone structure, convenes stakeholders and leverages relationships to facilitate collective creation and implementation of common agenda, common metrics, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication to create measurable progress toward improvements in our region's education outcomes.

Essential Function 2:
Oversee the operations and strategic direction of the Berkeley and Dorchester Prosperity Centers to include but not be limited to, supervision of the Berkley and Dorchester Operations Specialists, data-driven design restructure and/or alignment with the financial stability collective impact initiative based on community feedback sessions and serving as the Centers’ core and community partners’ primary relationship manager.

Essential Function 3:
Serve as the primary Relationship Manager and manage all functions of the Funded Partner Model of Support of financial stability funded partners in the Program Investment strategy process, including but not limited to completing quarterly administrative reporting, providing technical assistance (both compliance and programmatic), monitoring and evaluation.

Essential Function 4:
Identify and secure grants and other financial resources, in conjunction with partners and TUW Resource Development staff, to seed new funding, strategic initiatives and oversee efficient and effective use of these resources. Manages and maintains existing grants and administration, including reporting and budgets (in conjunction with Finance).

Essential Function 5
Working with the Evaluation & Learning department, maintain quarterly key performance indicators and progress reporting, in addition to identifying financial stability data and statistics to aid in data-driven decision-making for internal and external investments, partnerships and initiatives.


• Serve as a part of the Community Impact directors and support staff team and participate in regular staff meetings, planning sessions, trainings, and committee and board meetings
• Participates as a champion, project lead, and/or member of organizational development teams as required.


Bachelor’s Degree business, public administration or related field required, Master’s preferred

• Minimum of 7 years in the public sector, business, human services or related field required
• 3 years supervisory experience required
• 2-3 years grant writing and grants administration experience preferred
• 2-3 years of project management experience preferred
• 5 years of program development/management of high poverty or disadvantaged populations preferred
• Application of  collective impact/convening methodologies strongly preferred
• Minimum of 1 year experience in applying evaluation methodology preferred

• Strong project management skills and ability to balance complex, multi-faceted initiatives with competing priorities
• Highly entrepreneurial and action-oriented personality
• Experience with the Collective Impact discipline and continuous quality improvement methodologies
• Experience using data to drive collective decision making
• Excellent interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication that supports the involvement, engagement, ownership and transparency among diverse stakeholders
• Ability to anticipate and recognize hurdles/obstacles and to broker collaborative problem-solving and issue resolution
• Facilitative leadership style and the ability to provide continuous, strategic communication to multiple audiences
• Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes within both the organization and community
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced performance management culture
• Demonstrated ability to engage, lead, motivate, supervise and manage a diverse staff, while engaging community partnerships, community leaders and volunteers
• Ability to work independently or cross-functionally to advance progress toward individual and team goals
• Ability to initiate and lead a project from conception to implementation
• Ability to plan, organize and facilitate meetings and presentations
• Knowledge of nonprofit agency operations and management
• Knowledge of current public policy issues
• Knowledge of fundraising and grant-writing procedures
• Ability to develop and manage budgets

• This job requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
• Worker must frequently use typical office equipment (telephone, copier, printer, fax, etc.).
• Worker sits most of the time.
• Worker communicates with constituents, clients, and/or partners by phone and in person.
• Routinely required to walk and regularly travel by car.

Primarily works in a climate controlled office-based setting.

Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.