The President and Chief Professional Officer is the principal resource professional to the HIUW Board of Directors and to the community. Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the staff, programs, and activities of HIUW to assure that objectives are attained and plans fulfilled. Implements Board decisions; provides input to all committees; advises Board on all matters that may affect its planning, prioritizing and policy-making efforts. Responsible for budget development and implementation; ensures community building efforts are successful; provides guidance and support for all Campaign activities; supports all Board and committee efforts.

Accountability: The President and CPO reports to the HIUW Board of Directors through its Chair

Primary Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall planning, coordination and efforts of staff and volunteers as they relate to and support the mission of HIUW, “Uniting people, organizations and resources to build a healthy community.”
  • Assists volunteer leadership in identifying and solving community problems; assists with developing long range strategic plans to meet community health and welfare needs.
  • Ensures guidelines set forth in the “Strategic Directions for the Hawaii Island United Way, Inc.” are pursued.
  • Assists with the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of island-wide fundraising programs within the framework of a volunteer campaign structure and in accordance with United Way principles. This includes but is not limited to the Pacesetter and General campaign, Combined Federal Campaign, grants, all special events sponsored by HIUW and events run on behalf of HIUW, etc.
  • Provides progress reports, assistance and support to volunteers throughout the entire planning and execution of the annual campaign.
  • Ensures that HIUW remains compliant with United Way World Wide Policies and Guidelines and maintains a Member in good standing.
  • Participates and follows MOA with the United Way Statewide Association of Hawaii.
  • Represents the County of Hawaii as Chair of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, a current responsibility of United Way World Wide.
  • Provides consultation to and serves as liaison between the partner agencies and the Board. Responsible for building strong, positive partnerships with community leaders, Partner agencies and the public at large.
  • Allocates HIUW resources in accordance with priority needs, recognizing contractual relationships with partner or affiliate agencies and emphasizing consideration of efficiency and effectiveness.

Primary Functions (continued):

  • Enhances public understanding of human services needs and role HIUW plays. Develops cooperative relationships with government and community groups to fund and implement effective human service systems.
  • Provides leadership for community building initiatives and ensures program outcomes reflect program funded results.
  • Manages financial resources including budgeting, collections, and disbursements; assures proper accounting for all funds, property, official records, and other assets.
  • Assures HIUW remains transparent; performs a yearly audit; incorporates “Best Practices” and meets the highest level of “Standards of Excellence” set forth by United Way World Wide.
  • Supervises and directs activities of HIUW staff to ensure compliance with general policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Maintains all Corporate records to include Board and Committee agendas and minutes of meetings that specifically result in an “action.”
  • Provides an effective safety environment and develops safety awareness in order to ensure an accident-free work place.
  • Serves as resource person to the Board of Directors and committees.
  • Performs other duties consistent with scope of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of supervisory or managerial experience in a social service or related field.
  • Prior involvement as a volunteer in community activities
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers and volunteer boards and committees.
  • Ability to organize, plan and implement activities appropriate to further HIUW goals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with adequate insurance.
  • Ability to qualify for fidelity bonding.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in social sciences, business administration, communications or a related field.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with fund raising
  • Experience in nonprofit organization management. 

Physical Demands:

  • May sit for extended periods at computer terminal.
  • May lift boxes and other materials up to 30 pounds.
  • May be required to drive long distances in performance of duties.

Salary commensurate with experience. Resume to: Application deadline: 6/3/15.