The United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families. With a history that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty. As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and re-imagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents. For more information about UWBA, please visit http://uwba.org.
Organizational Leadership –VPBO will be a key member of the Leadership Team. In addition to leading cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals or address novel issues, you will also help lead the organization through business operations change management. You will attend Board and Advisory Board meetings and committee meetings. You will also play an important role between our local United Way and the United Way Worldwide network on business operations system improvements. Performs other duties as required or assigned by CEO.
Finance & Gift Processing Relationship Management – Manage the relationship and performance of outsourced finance and accounting provider, currently United Way Worldwide, to ensure the accounting, budgeting, reporting, treasury and auditing functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); economic strategic planning, analysis and objectives; insurance; and institutional obligations and contracts. Lead organizational budgeting process and goal setting. Work with United Way network partners on process improvements to current and future finance and accounting shared services. Oversee internal staff to ensure that funder reporting requirements are met and approve financial reports for grants.
Human Resources – As senior leadership, VPBO will directly manage the Sr. Director, Human Resources in ensuring the development and execution of successful human resources strategies, policies, and talent management and human capital practices that support UWBA’s mission and vision and that ensures commitment to internal equity, inclusion and diversity. The VPBO also oversee successful labor relations and work with United Way Worldwide People Strategies department on network-wide initiatives to create efficient HR practices.
IT & Facilities –VPBO will provide oversight management and direction to the Director, IT & Facilities Manager. You will help in developing and managing third party vendors that provide IT support. Develop, establish and oversee implementation of long-range and short-term plans and policies especially in light of current and future COVID-19 hybrid work environments. Assist with negotiating leases , vendor agreements and contracts for our office facilities in San Francisco and San Jose.
Strong analytical skills, especially in financial and accounting matters
Possess diplomacy, integrity and sound judgment
Uses discretion in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive materials
Possess sophisticated problem-solving skills and a positive approach to problem resolution
Demonstrate collaborative management style skills working successfully with a team of employees to establish goals and meet deadlines
And more . . .
10+ years’ experience in management or strategic operations leadership roles
10 or more years of finance experience with at least 3 years’ experience managing office operations, IT, facilities and human resources functions in a collective bargaining environment.
Experience leading organizations through change management and transforming business and organizational practices
Deep knowledge of unique financial accounting and reporting requirements of non-profit health and human organizations, including appropriate internal control systems
General understanding of accounting software, fundraising software, and payroll software; Proficient at Microsoft Office applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and other critical systems preferred.
TO APPLY: Login at www.uwba.org/careers and submit your resume along with cover letter.