United Way of Greater Atlanta, was founded in 1905 as Associated Charities when 27-year-old attorney Joseph Logan organized people to raise money, food and coal for those in need during an Atlanta snowstorm. For over 100 years United Way has served as a catalyst, convener, fundraiser, and grantmaker for 13 counties in metro Atlanta. For individuals and organizations that want to help improve the health of their community, United Way is the platform that enables individuals, groups, and companies to make a difference individually and collectively in whatever way they wish to contribute their time, talent and treasure. United Way draws together the efforts of people and organizations across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties to work collectively on issues most strongly affecting child, family and community well-being. In February 2015, United Way of Greater Atlanta (United Way) announced a framework for our new strategic plan, Vision 2020. The framework included the above-refined mission statement and adoption of a new goal, Improve Child Well-Being. United Way’s mission is to engage and bring together people and resources to drive sustainable and equitable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community.
The Vice President, Strategic Partnership informs, engages and cultivates strategic philanthropic partnerships to advance the Child Well-Being Agenda. Based in the Community Engagement (CE) department this role supports cultivation of internal and external partnerships with CE Senior Leaders/Investment Priority Leads and works cross-functionally with the Office of Development, Data and the Marketing/Communications team. By providing strategic guidance and facilitating a variety of learning opportunities, the VP of Strategic Partnerships supports cultivation and deeper engagement around child well-being and understanding of racial equity.
The Vice President reports to the Chief Community Impact Officer of Community Engagement. This position provides core strategic thought leadership and guidance across the organization. The Community Engagement department serves as the central source for analyzing, sharing, and learning from community impact data to communicate progress and provide actionable insights to inform strategy. These relationships, processes and deliverables will strengthen United Way’s ability to make data driven decisions, communicate to key stakeholders, and enhance the organization’s reputation among nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate leaders as a resource and thought leader in turning community data into knowledge and action.
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