The United Way of Fairfield County
The United Way of Fairfield County represents a community of
more than 150,000 people just south of Columbus, Ohio. Fairfield
County was given its name as a reference to its beautiful fields,
something you can still see across the county today. The county
seat is Lancaster and its currently the 20th largest County in the
Since 1940, the United Way Fairfield County (UWFC) has worked to
advance the common good by focusing on improvements in education,
financial stability and health for those in Fairfield County. These
are the building blocks for a good life - a quality education that
leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through
retirement, and good health to be able to enjoy it all. In 2017,
UWFC Campaign raised more than $1.6M in support of its
UWFC is one of 69 county United Ways across the state of Ohio.
All are united by common and national strategic goals, but operated
locally to determine their own best approach to solve problems in
their local community. Beyond UWFCs financial support to local
programs, they are the partner of choice for many corporations,
organizations, agencies, and individuals who want to make a real
impact in the community. Because of these partnerships, UWFC can
effectively advocate for Fairfield Countys most pressing human
service needs. UWFCs strength is its ability to build
partnerships, forge consensus and leverage resources to make a
measurable difference in the Fairfield County community.

Position Description
The CEO is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision
for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a
diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers
alike. The role is the Chief Mobilizer; they will leverage the
power of relationships and networks and work across private, public
and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community. The
CEO will be dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common
good - creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for
broad investment and impact. This individual will be the steward of
the brand and will understand their role in growing and protecting
the reputation of the UWFC. They will value network and strive to
leverage United Ways breadth of community presence, relationships
and strategy.
The long serving CEO, Sherry Orlando, will be retiring in July
2018 and will be on-boarding her successor. The organization has
benefited from long tenured executives as well as staff throughout
their history and the ultimate goal is to hire a long-term
successor. This role has four direct reports and will report
directly to the Board of Trustees.
The 16 member Board of Trustees, led by current Board President
Jeromey Sheets, works closely with the CEO to ensure goals are met
and there are ongoing strategies to continue to grow the
organization and support the people in the local community. In
2018, the organization will address community needs in Education,
Financial Stability and Health. For example, in education, the
United Way will fund programs that increase school readiness,
increase positive family engagement, reduce non-academic barriers
to student success and will increase academic achievement and
career readiness for youth. United Way funded programs for all
areas will reach over 45,000 individuals in 2018. As there are long
term strategies and continuous effort to improve these areas there
will be a need for constant assessment to address any specific
needs that arise throughout the year.
Specific Responsibilities Include:

Inspire, lead, hire, retain and develop the staff to achieve or
exceed all stated goals and objectives
Lead the overall operation of the United Way Fairfield
Provide appropriate and timely information to the Board of
Trustees to make informed and effective decisions; serve as the
liaison between the Board of Trustees and staff; responsible for
the recruitment and identification of new board members
Provide oversight and management of the organizations
resources (human, material, financial) in accordance with the
organizations mission, values and consistency with board
Establish vision, formulate the organizations mission,
strategic plan, goals, objectives and related policies and ensure
effective implementation
Demonstrate a sense of priority in defining, undertaking and
completing projects; assuming responsibility and taking
Work closely with the Board to craft and adapt strategies to
achieve an impact in the community, including raising of funds to
support it
Establish and build relationships with top leaders in the
community, including those representing the highest levels in
business, government and non-profit sectors
Responsible to drive key results in fundraising; to identify,
cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of
prospective new corporate partners; and to promote a culture of
fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board
Serve as the principal resource to the Board of Trustees and
its key committees and provide strong direction in policy
formulation and interpretation
Partner with the board and the UWFC leadership team to craft
organizational goals and develop strategies to ensure success

Key Qualifications/Experiences/Attributes

Bachelors degree preferred, but not required; experience
equally important
10+ years of professional experience in a leadership role
Must live in Fairfield County or be from the county and excited
to return to a county address
Several years of experience working in the nonprofit sector and
interacting with volunteers and diverse boards is preferred;
however, a track record of similar work may be acceptable
Charismatic leadership for this role is important; should be
able to inspire and energize the staff, board and community
Demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and
demonstrating respect for all people
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain external community
Demonstrated success generating revenues and finding new
revenue streams
Team-oriented, collaborative, naturally seeks others thoughts
and actively listens
Proven decision maker with the ability to set priorities,
manage and implement them
Demonstrated success as an effective communicator; examples of
results through influence
Proven service orientation earning a high level of satisfaction
is important
Solid business and financial management skills; executive level
business acumen
An energetic self-starter, flexible and able to prioritize
multiple tasks
Smart and intellectually curious; should be naturally willing
to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems
… and able to instinctively recognize the best choicesChief Executive Officer
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