The Promise Partnership of Utah and United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) seek a world where all individuals in Utah are secure, economically mobile, and thriving. We do this by working toward a state where all community members in the Greater Salt Lake region are engaged, aligned contributors to changing systems for equitable outcomes. Our culture is guided by our core values: relationships, results, equity, and continuous improvement. We believe in celebrating success, learning from failure, and setting ambitious goals that are led by those who have lived experience of the issues we’re working to address. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package, ample paid time off, and flexible schedules.
The Network Director works as part of a team to build relationships and facilitate meetings with partners who are focused on a common result and activates them to mobilize their resources to take action together.
This work will involve working with school districts, schools, business, civic leaders, non-profits, healthcare institutions, and other key regional and school partners. The Network Director will play a key role in partnering with various organizations and institutions to conduct quick research, build strategies and coordinate implementation.
Please upload a resume and cover letter to your application. Applications will start being reviewed on December 5th.
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES & FUNCTIONS
1. CHANGEMAKER: The Network Director will be a values-based leader, fostering a culture of accountability by harnessing the power of relationships to achieve results. You are a self-starter, who cares deeply and leads by example. You empower partnerships to facilitate local change.
o Coach partners in performance goals and measures while conducting improvement cycles.
o Create, track, and evaluate metrics of success and internal performance measures.
o Build greater awareness of systemic barriers related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors impeding success while interfacing with partner leadership in a spirit of humility and courage.
o Cultivate a culture of shared accountability and advocacy in all initiatives and activities.
2. SYSTEMS-THINKER: The Network Director will seek opportunities to connect day-to-day efforts to support students and families to broader systems levers. You understand how helping one student at a time is insufficient or unsustainable over the long term, and naturally seek connections to impact systems.
o Elicit patterns and strategize widespread efforts to positively impact youth and families over the long term.
o Conceptualize initiatives that could be built around or benefit from corporate, foundation, government, bilateral organizations or other partnerships.
o Contribute to grant writing and reporting, donor cultivation, marketing efforts, advocacy efforts, presentations about our work, and other related duties as assigned.
3. CATALYZES COLLECTIVE ACTION: Using a “results accountability framework” the Network Director will build and maintain a strong foundation for the networks to ensure that their work centers racial equity and is of appropriate scope and scale to impact outcomes.
o Seek perspectives and participation of students, parents, teachers, and people who work in nonprofits, government, and business.
o Build strong relationships with partners to align their personal and organizational goals to the work of the network towards shared outcomes
o Support meeting design and facilitation to center results and move partners to action
This is a full-time, exempt position with complete benefits; $55,000-$62,000. salary commensurate with experience.
· Minimum 2 - 3 years of applicable experience in social impact, facilitation, project management, or equivalent academic experience.
· Minimum 2 - 3 years of experience working with partnership groups or schools.
· Proficiency with Microsoft suite, data visualization, and other project management software.
· An understanding of the culture and realities of historically marginalized communities in the Salt Lake region a plus.
· Speak and write fluently in a second language is a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to perform the essential functions of this position. The employee is regularly required to communicate clearly in oral and written formats and must be able to transcribe, read extensively, and prepare and analyze data and figures. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work; however, there will be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, use of office equipment, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.