Regional Manager, Butte & Glenn Counties

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  • Full-time Exempt Position, reporting to the President & CEO
  • Salary range $48,000 to $52,000 annually, commensurate with background and experience
  • Position is based in Chico, CA. Company does not pay relocation expenses
  • To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Larry Olmstead, President & CEO, at No calls please
  • Application deadline is Nov. 30, 2018

The Mission and Opportunity

Founded in Denver in 1887, United Way is the world’s largest privately funded non-profit, and the largest non-government funder of human services. United Way of Northern California (UWNC) is one of 1,200 local United Ways in the United States. Each United Way is governed by a local volunteer board, and operates autonomously.

United Way’s mission is to “fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.” We do that by working in close collaboration with non-profit partners, government agencies and the business community to advocate for, support and deliver programs and resources that help improve lives. UWNC gives grants to agencies whose work aligns with out mission; runs programs promoting financial stability for families, and operates 2-1-1, the human services helpline, in Shasta and Tehama counties. UWNC is a proud supporter of Help Central Inc., which operates 2-1-1 in Butte and Glenn Counties.

UWNC is based in Redding and operates in a nine-county area, including Butte and Glenn counties. It has long been a desire of UWNC to deepen our presence in Butte and Glenn. The recent, tragic Camp Fire has made that goal an imperative. This new position stands as an opportunity to extend the agency’s work at a time when those resources are critically needed.

The successful candidate will be offered a two-year employment contract, subject to renewal at the end of that period dependent on job performance and the strategic needs of the agency.

Job Summary

The Regional Manager, Butte and Glenn Counties will represent the interests of UWNC in those counties. An early and crucial role will be to coordinate disaster relief, recovery and preparation activities on behalf of United Way, collaborating closely with all appropriate partners and agencies. The Regional Manager will establish relationships with non-profits, government agencies and key business partners in Butte and Glenn counties. Based on input from those parties and general community input and knowledge, the Regional Manager will develop, recommend and help implement strategies for community impact programming, and open the door for new revenue opportunities. The Regional Manager will advise the President & CEO and other key managers of needs and opportunities in his/her territory, and work collaboratively within the agency to execute against those needs.

Principal Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate United Way’s disaster relief, recovery and preparation activities in Butte and Glenn counties. Represent United Way on any Long Term Recovery Group or similar collaborative.
  • Develop relationships with non-profit partners. Advise on Community Impact grant-making to non-profit agencies.
  • Develop and implement strategies for program work that furthers United Way’s mission in Butte and Glenn counties.
  • With the 2-1-1 Program Manager, develop partnership activities with Help Central Inc., operators of 2-1-1 Butte/Glenn.
  • Develop relationships with key government agencies and businesses in Butte and Glenn counties. Assist the UWNC Development Director in pursuing revenue opportunities.
  • Create positive relationships with Redding-based staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Skills, Attributes and Competencies Desired

  • Passion for community service
  • Ability to work independently; self-starter
  • Knowledgeable about social issues and non-profit landscape in Butte and Glenn counties
  • Well-connected; good reputation; credible
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; ability, willingness to think “out of the box”
  • Goal oriented; outcomes driven
  • Personable; builds and maintains relationships
  • Ability to engage with and relate positively to diverse audiences
  • Clear thinker and communicator
  • Effective presenter
  • Poised and resilient


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in health and human services, business administration, public administration or related fields.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in the non-profit field, or in government or private-sector work that intersects with social issues.
  • Minimum two years’ management/supervisory experience.
  • Proven track record of working with multiple agencies or entities to accomplish mutual objectives.
  • Knowledge of regional social service issues and agencies.
  • Bilingual / multilingual a plus.
  • Able to work on a keyboard comfortably through an eight-hour shift.
  • Able to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

This position involves occasional travel and occasional work beyond normal business hours. UWNC offers medical, dental and vision benefits; 10 paid holidays; vacation and sick benefits. United Way of Northern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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