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United Way seeks Community Programs Coordinator

United Way of Hays County is seeking an individual for a full-time Community Programs Coordinator position.

To apply, applicants should send a completed application and background check release form, cover letter and resume by December 12 to  Interviews will be held the week of December 15-19, 2014.  The start date for this position is tentatively set for January 5, 2015.

This position has been created to help better coordinate United Way of Hays County’s community programs, with the intention of strengthening Hays County specifically within our Education initiatives.

This position acts as the liaison between UWHC, partner programs, and community partners. Qualified applicants must be comfortable interacting with diverse populations, and must be attune to and sensitive to the needs of the population being served.  An ideal candidate is comfortable working collaboratively, and takes an active role in working with all parties involved in education initiatives. This individual is organized, self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks effectively.  See full description of duties below.

Background Check Release Form

Title:  Community Programs Coordinator

Employment Classification:  full-time, exempt

Salary:  $30,000

Employer:  United Way of Hays County


Program Description: The Community Programs Coordinator develops, implements, manages and evaluates programs meeting United Way of Hays County’s community impact goals in the areas of education, health and financial stability. This work is accomplished through United Way-managed programs provided in partnership with local companies, schools, community organizations, and volunteers.

Position Overview: This position coordinates daily program operations and partner relations, as well as provides general support to help facilitate UWHC-managed programs. This is a full-time, non-exempt position with benefits. Some evenings and weekends are required. This position reports to the President/CEO.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide programmatic support for any/all UWHC-managed programs in the areas of financial stability, income and health
  • Coordinate the collection of data for evaluation of UWHC Community Programs
  • Provide monthly and annual programmatic updates
  • Oversee teacher/school activities and relations, including scheduling of visits for reading events and Lunch Learn LIVE UNITED presentations
  • Coordinate daily operations of the READ, TUTOR, MENTOR initiatives, including, but not limited to reading events, school presentations, volunteer recruitment and training  
  • Maintain systems for the general operations of the READ TUTOR MENTOR initiatives, including partner relations, data maintenance, ordering of supplies, book sorting and distribution  
  • Forms a strong collaboration with the partner organizations, which includes producing written agreements that outline the program parameters and expectations among the partners and appropriate officials representing each of them;
  • Support the resource development efforts by building relationships to create new and maintain existing partnerships, including public presentations, tours, data for grant writing
  • Represent UWHC at community meetings/networks/collaborative efforts that impact the areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability
  • Identify and develop partnerships to impact community outcomes
  • Assist with the development and implementation of new programs, including the areas of program evaluation, collaboration, logistics, budgeting and reporting.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of special events and activities, including planning, logistics, volunteer involvement, etc.
  • Assist with grant writing to support the department’s programs and activities
  • Secures and manages all school and community MOU’s and maintains all data for use in grant applications and reports
  • Communicates with supervisor on a weekly basis concerning site or individual issues or new projects;
  • Other duties as assigned by President/CEO



·         A Bachelor’s degree in social work, public relations, education, business or other applicable field; (work experience can be substituted for degree)

·         At least two (2) years work experience

·         Ability to multi-task; strong organizational/planning skills and attention to detail are critical

·         Exceptional written and oral communication skills; must be comfortable making public presentations

·         Ability to work with diverse groups, including staff team, board members, product donors, volunteers and external stakeholders; excellent people skills

·         Strong computer skills with expertise in Windows and Microsoft Office, some knowledge of Adobe Suite products is preferred but not mandatory

·         Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License and a good driving record

Physical Requirements:  This multi-faceted position involves sorting, packing, stocking, loading and unloading of program supplies; participating in community fairs and off-site events, including set-up and tear-down; driving for pick-ups and deliveries of program supplies; assisting in projects which may include painting, drilling, or hammering; general maintenance of program facilities, including creating displays, hanging signage, and light cleaning; managing volunteer projects, including set-up and clean-up; and a variety of other physical tasks.

Therefore, the candidate must possess the ability to perform any or all of the following: twisting, pulling, pushing, lifting (up to approximately 30 pounds), bending, squatting, climbing, walking for extended periods, standing for extended periods, sitting for extended periods, exposure to various types of weather conditions, manual dexterity for operating small tools & equipment, visual acuity for driving

Benefits include medical insurance; 8 paid holidays, 12 days vacation, and 12 days sick-leave per year.

This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position. Some evenings and weekends are required.