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Director, Strategic Collaborations

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) is seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to lead and expand collaborative initiatives including spark*5, a two-generation initiative focused on supporting families with children ages 0–5.

This position is responsible for managing and facilitating coordination of collaborative team activities across the initiative’s multiple partners and strategies; establishing clear, measurable, and strategic action plans with shared measures that translate vision into strategy; integrating the work across UWECI and cross-sector partner organizations; and creating innovative and individualized strategies to engage families, organizations, and neighborhoods. This position will engage multiple internal and external stakeholders and leaders, committees, and teams, as well as engage and solicit input from community partners and stakeholders. UWECI is looking for an individual with experience in developing and inspirationally conveying a vision, overseeing development and innovation of evaluation and other systems, facilitation, and network and consensus building.

This role requires effective decision-making, relationship management, and communication skills; demonstrated success in leading innovative and collaborative initiatives from vision to implementation and expansion; knowledge of health, education, and human service sectors; and the ability to evaluate and ensure quality across initiatives to achieve strategic goals.

Qualifications include a four-year degree from an accredited college (postgraduate degree preferred) in health or human services, social work, or public health and the ability to work with diverse populations.

UWECI offers a family friendly working environment and competitive starting salary. Benefits include health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; generous retirement; and paid leave plans.

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For consideration, candidate must send cover letter, resume, and three professional references (name, title, and contact information) to

Screening of applicants will begin as applications are received.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 05/29/18

Job ID: 64453