Director, Community Health

PURPOSE OF POSITION: Key pillars of UW’s mission Education, Income and Health – aimed at improving outcomes in Summit County by leading, partnering, supporting and investing in strong models, organizations/institutions and initiatives that collectively support United Way’s goals. Responsible for managing the investment portfolio and developing/maintaining strong working relationships with community partners (volunteers, funded partners, and other stakeholders).  Serves as subject matter expert in administration of specific components of the Community Impact agenda and works closely with the VP, Community Impact in program development and monitoring, technical assistance to partners to ensure proper implementation of the model, reviewing data and develop strategies to strengthen programs, and sharing best practices among partners. Fosters innovation through the use of shared data, measurement, and accountability; and performs other duties as assigned. Director, Community Health is a pivotal member of the team, contributing to idea generation, strategic thinking, organizational networking and collaborative team dynamics.


Percentage of Time 

40 %                1. Program development: Develops an in-depth knowledge of relevant area of responsibility and the Summit County ecosystem with an intentional focus towards supporting United Way’s Addiction Prevention & Recovery bold goal and wrap-around services related to other bold goals. Attends events and programs related to the key priorities as assigned; stays abreast of current developments in the field and in the community; Attends relevant continuing education or professional development programs. Conducts research of subject areas of interest to the organization as assigned.

20%                 2. Partner Relationship Management for assigned area: Develops/maintains effective and solid working relationships between UWSC organization and other partners in the community seeking to achieve aligned goals and objectives. Reviews and evaluates grant proposals, perform due diligence work, manage current grants, provides technical assistance to grantees or applicants as needed; evaluates grant results, prepares and presents funding recommendations to staff and volunteer review team; follows up on past grants and submitted evaluation reports; respects volunteers for their contributions.

30 %                3. Manage Wraparound Services: Prepares and implements measurable annual work plans to assist wraparound services to achieve bold goals.

10%                 4. Public Policy Program Expert: Provide expert knowledge of programmatic work to assist with policy of assigned areas of responsibility.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS WITH: All internal staff of United Way of Summit County, Vice President of Community Impact, Community Impact Team, Community Impact Task Force, Addiction Prevention & Recovery Committees, Community Investment Volunteers; Program Partners’ Leadership and Staff, County and City officials, other community partners and funders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.
  • 5-10 years of experience in a related field (preferably a leadership role providing direct services within community health initiatives).
  • Competent in MS Office products.
  • Interest in the improvement of the Summit County community.


  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as part of a high-performing team.
  • Organized, able to prioritize, strategically plans, and meets deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellence and passion for the mission of United Way of Summit County.
  • Commitment to maintaining an awareness of best practices within the United Way Worldwide Network.
  • Knowledge/experience with community health systems and local government departments.
  • Teambuilding and leading direct service staff.
  • Large-group presentation experience (20-50 people)


  • Ability to routinely travel throughout multi-floor office, walking, climbing stairs.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, reach with hands and arms, bend and stoop.
  • Extensive reading.
  • Minimal lifting up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard work schedule including nights, weekends, and other unusual hours on occasion.
  • After-hours event attendance occasionally.
  • Some overnight travel may be required.
  • Valid driver license and proof of insurance.
  • Access to reliable insured automobile to be used for work-related travel in summit County area.