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NOW HIRING – Join the United Way Team

January 26, 2022


                                                                                                        DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 4, 2022



POSITION: Community Investment Specialist

REPORTS TO: President

GENERAL SUMMARY: The director of the community investment division works with volunteer leadership and team members to promote and coordinate social service programs in the community and to invest donor dollars in meaningful programs. This requires up-to-date knowledge and information about community needs, trends in the social services environment, and leading-edge methods of funding. In addition, this person must be an advocate for the agencies and programs funded by the United Way both within the organization and in the community of South Texas year-round.



  • BA degree in social work or a related field.

Special Knowledge / Skills

  • Evidence of analytical & problem-solving skills.
  • Sound judgment, tact & negotiating skills.
  • Strong organizational, communication & people skills.
  • Knowledge of Social Services Agencies.
  • Ability to use personal computer and software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and database.
  • Grant writing skills are a plus.
  • Ability to use personal vehicle (and carry liability insurance) for work purposes.
  • Capable of lifting 35 lbs. or more.


  • Experience in human services & the non-profit sector a plus.
  • Be a collaborative team player, results-driven leadership style.


  • Assist partner agencies in identifying and monitoring outcomes.
  • Represent and promote the division to business leadership, employees, and individuals in the community and recruit and develop dedicated and committed volunteers.
  • With volunteer leadership, plan, organize and implement an effective stewardship review, program review, and allocation process. This includes the development of materials and the training of volunteers and agency representatives.
  • Promote strong partnership with the agencies that receive funding from the United Way and monitor the activity of these agencies throughout the year.
  • Develop contacts in the community to monitor social services and assess needs.
  • Manage the new agency/program application process for United Way-funded agencies.
  • Establish the future direction of the division including new methods of funding and assessing needs.
  • Manage the Community Impact Grant process.
  • Maintain a method assimilating the needs of our community, communicate this information within the United Way organization, and develop recommendations for United Way funding priorities.
  • Travel throughout the service area (Hidalgo & Starr Counties) to visit United Way funded agencies and other community partners.


  • Coordinate and facilitate the activities of the Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board.
  • Other Special Projects: Spirit of Christmas (formerly 12 Days of Christmas), Latina Hope, Transportation Voucher Program.
  • Manage Education Council Initiative
  • Manage assigned divisions during the annual fundraising campaign, including traveling to businesses to complete presentations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $37,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance





JOB TITLE: Financial Stability Coordinator

REPORTS TO: President of United Way of South Texas

GENERAL SUMMARY: Provide leadership in establishing components to strengthen financial stability efforts in Hidalgo and Starr counties. The goal is to secure volunteers and financial support to operate free tax assistance sites throughout Hidalgo and Starr Counties.

Additionally, the coordinator develops a curriculum to educate the community on financial stability services available. Assist with

United Way special activities.

Time dedicated to each program may vary according to the

annual cycle of tasks at hand.


  • Education / Experience

Bachelor’s degree and five years of work experience in a health & human service organization, with expertise in accounting and computer knowledge. Experience working with volunteers is a plus _

. Knowledge / Skills **

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to recruit, educate, cultivate and work with volunteers
  • Fluent in English and Spanish
  • Computer literate; extensive use of Excel and Microsoft Suite
  • Basic knowledge of QuickBooks
  • Demonstrated ability in problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills (Grant writing experience a plus)
  • Must have reliable transportation (and personal insurance)
  • The position will include a significant weekly schedule shift to evenings and weekends during tax season.
  • Capable of lifting 35 lbs. or more


  • Responsible for building organizational capacity, providing outreach to volunteers, employers, community groups, and media as well as communicating successes and challenges to all stakeholders.
  • Compile and prepare all program outcomes reports, (i.e., volunteer hours, families served, total refunds, rejection rates. E-file rates, etc…)
  • Maintain current grants timeline, update account passwords and other requirements
  • Facilitate all-volunteer training, many are held on weekends and evenings
  • Responsible for securing sufficient funding to keep the program self-sufficient, including but not limited to, grant writing, must meet financial goals annually.
  • Recruit and develop volunteers, organize schedules, and develop plans to ensure the future sustainability of new initiatives.


1. Work with staff and volunteers to begin workplace Financial Literacy sessions with selected groups.

2. Coordinate VITA annual volunteer awards ceremony
3. Develop a working knowledge of all areas of the organization to better complement all functions of the agency’s work.
4. Attend community information fairs as requested by the president
5. Manage and lead the youth leadership program including the development and facilitation of curriculum

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $36,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance