Vice President, Community Initiatives

Birmingham, United Way of Central Alabama

Website United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.

United Way has a rich history in helping neighborhoods and communities in Central Alabama. It began as a cooperative action to address our city’s human services problems.

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Manage the day-to-day operations of the Community Initiatives Priority Veteran, United Way Area Agency on Aging and United Way Housing Alliance programs. Works closely with and supervises program heads within the department to establish protocols and help set and achieve performance goals for each program. Monitors and tracks performance against goals for each program. Coordinates development of grants and funding proposals in support of program objectives. Works with finance to analyze budgets and spending against budgets.


  • Direct department operations to meet budget and other financial goals
  • Direct short-term and long-range planning and problem solving to support program goals
  • Monitor performance goals and program certifications/accreditations
  • Direct execution of operating policies to support overall department program policies and objectives
  • Develop collaboration among internal and external case management programs
  • Participates in grant and proposal writing
  • Represents department in community meetings and campaign speaking engagements as needed
  • Serves as back-up to the Senior Vice President
  • Knowledge of all Community Initiative programs and requirements
  • Oversees Community Initiatives’ Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge & Skills

Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking and presentation skills

Solid working knowledge of human services and grants management and programs

Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and internal and external constituencies

At least 5 years of experience, with management level experience in a human services field

Computer proficiency with Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook applications

Organized, self- motivated and goal oriented

Genuine interest in the United Way mission 


Master’s Degree in related field (MPA, MSW, MBA, etc.)


Valid Alabama driver’s license

Reliable transportation

Proof of automobile insurance commensurate with State law

Background checks to include but not limited to criminal record, drug screen, and TB test

Normal office environment with occasional overtime and travel throughout the state

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