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The CEO is the brand ambassador and champion for the Oshkosh Area United Way in the community. The CEO builds and leverages relationships and networks, collaborates, and builds partnerships to improve conditions in the community. The CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization.

The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Management

  • Oversight and monitoring of the strategic plan and the planning process to identify future direction for the organization and the community.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and execution of the annual business plan and monitor progress.
  • Serves as the OAUW brand ambassador in the community and communicates its mission, programs, and services.
  • Leverage and coordinate resources to ensure alignment in strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.
  • Serves as the principal resource to the board of directors and its key committees and provides direction in policy formulation and interpretation.
  • Collaborate with and support the Board of Directors in the development of an effective and motivated board.

Community Impact

  • Responsible for the overall impact of OAUW on the community, with a particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda.
  • Provides long-term visioning and strategic direction consistent with the direction of the board.
  • Determine objectives and strategies for meeting goals; allocate resources according to priorities; determine how to leverage all resources available to accomplish associated tasks and anticipate obstacles.

Resource Development

  • Drive key results in fundraising; identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners. Maintain and foster relationships with current donors and corporate supporters.
  • Leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities.
  • Promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.

Organization Management

  • Build and lead a high-performing team and ensure all team members are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results.
  • Maintain accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors.
  • Manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financially.
  • Assess organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing.


  • Ability to successfully work in partnership with organizations and individuals directly tied to the communities in need.
  • Demonstrated success in promoting and sustaining efforts to attract and retain qualified and diverse staff, board, and Experience must include leadership and staff management in a non-profit, for-profit, or government organization.
  • Demonstrated success in securing major gifts and leading a comprehensive fundraising campaign.
  • Strong collaboration and consensus-building abilities to bring together a diverse group of constituents. Ability to negotiate and compromise without losing sight of the core mission.
  • Passion for the mission and purpose of the Oshkosh Area United Way and a brand ambassador at all times.
  • Experience in working with and/or volunteering for a nonprofit organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

Core Competencies

  • Mission-Focused: Create real social change understanding that improved lives are the end game. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good: creating, resources, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Team-Builder: First ensure the right people are in the right roles at the right times; foster commitment, trust, and collaboration among all constituencies, both internally and externally.
  • Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of the local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s perception of its needs and aspirations.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
  • Network-Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel locally up to 50% of the time.

Oshkosh Area United Way is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume to

Oshkosh Area United Way