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Education, Income, and Health

There are basic things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable career, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life:

EDUCATION — Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
INCOME — Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
HEALTH — Improving People’s Health

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UWNA Job Announcement
Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is seeking a Vice President of Community Impact to support UWNA initiatives for Education, Income and Health.

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job description


• Under the direction of the UWNA President/CEO this position plans, manages, coordinates and implements all aspects of Community Impact efforts.
• Responsible for coalition building, neighborhood and funding collaborations, multi-sector partnerships and relationship building, public policy analysis and position development, and data collection, management and reporting.
• Represents the organization on governmental commissions, human service task forces, and Education, Income and Health initiatives.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience in a leadership role within an organization and or community setting.
• Experience in recruiting, hiring, motivating, and supervising staff in a team environment.
Thorough knowledge of public and non-profit sectors and specific institutions addressing education, economic, health and social service needs in Arizona.
• Experience developing and implementing community collaborations, and working in collaboration with other individuals and organizations.
• Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal government.
• Experience developing and implementing public policy advocacy strategies.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally, including: grant applications; funding proposals; business plans; reports and making speeches and other presentations.
• Strong group facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
• Thorough knowledge of and experience documenting and communicating program and community level outcomes.
• Ability to evaluate organizational operations as they relate to policies, goals and objectives, costs, and staffing levels.
• Knowledge of business, leadership, management, marketing, branding and financial principles and practices.
• Thorough knowledge of and experience developing and implementing strategic plans with multiple, complex tasks and projects.
• Ability to listen deeply and respond in a culturally sensitive manner.
• Ability to recognize opportunities, analyze problems, develop and implement creative solutions.
• Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, flexibility, judgment, discretion, and decision-making.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Social Work, Public Administration, Business, etc.)
• Five years of experience in a leadership role directly related to community impact objectives (public policy, community change, etc.)
• Five years experience working within a United Way community.
• The position will be compensated at a level commensurate for a professional of this standing and includes full employee benefits.
• Applications will be accepted until September 19, 2014. The position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

United Way of Northern Arizona
Attn: Carol Dykes
1515 E Cedar Ave, Suite D-1
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Or via email to

No phone calls please.

United Way of Northern Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered regardless of his or her race, color, gender, religion, national origin, creed, age, gender, gender identity, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, mental or physical disability unrelated to job performance or any other legally protected status.


How You Can Help

There are two ways you can help the victims and first responders to Arizona disasters through the United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA). You can make a monetary contribution, or register as a volunteer through UWNA. Monetary donations can be made by check, cash or credit card. These donations will be used towards supporting disaster relief efforts in Northern Arizona. Cash and check donations can be dropped off or mailed to the UWNA office at 1515 E. Cedar Ave, Suite D1. Please include "Disaster Relief" in the memo line of all checks. For credit card donations please click the "Donate Now" button to the left of this message. Please be sure to select "Disaster Relief" from the designation menu. UWNA uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.

You can also help by signing up as a volunteer. Please complete our volunteer application form. Be sure to include any special trainings, skills, or resources you may have.

Click here for the application. Completed applications should be emailed to

You can also text UWNA to 95577 to sign up for text message alerts on volunteer opportunities.

On behalf of all that will be assisted in their time of need, thank you for your generosity!



Northern Arizona Aspirations Video

United Way of Northern Arizona asked community members to share their aspirations for northern Arizona. Watch the video below and share with us what your aspirations are for our community!

Click here to watch and share.




UWNA Offers New MyFreeTaxes Service

United Way of Northern Arizona offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to help low and moderate income individuals and families with free tax return preparation. Households with incomes of $57,000 or less may now access this free service online. File state and federal tax returns at no cost, using the MyFree Taxes link. Free online help is available when questions and issues arise. Since 2009, more than 4.5 million families have used MyFreeTaxes to file their state and federal tax returns at no cost.

Click here to use MyFreeTaxes.


Coconino County Education Report Available

The Coconino County Education Report was commissioned by a number of educational allies with one hope in mind: To bring all community partners to the same table with the goal of collaborative action toward educational excellence. The report is now available.

Click here to read the Coconino County Education Report.



At the 2011 Campaign Kick-off UWNA announced the launch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in the Flagstaff area. The program provides one free book a month for kids from birth to 5 years of age.

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