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President and Chief Executive Officer Rocky Hill, CT

United Way of Connecticut (UWC), whose mission is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services, seeks a President and CEO (CEO). Every hour of every day, people in Connecticut turn to UWC for help finding child care, supports for child development, food pantries, services to assist an aging parent, coordinated access for housing, especially for people facing homelessness, health and mental health resources, employment and income supports, utility assistance, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, help with substance use and addiction, ways to give back in their communities, and much more. The United Way of Connecticut enables hundreds of thousands of people each year to find the help they need and give help to others. UWC also serves as the United Way association for the state of Connecticut as part of the United Way Worldwide, serving the state’s local United Ways and advocating along with them on behalf of working people who still struggle to make ends meet. United Way of Connecticut also operates the state’s child care subsidy program for low-income working parents on behalf of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

The next leader will bring a demonstrated commitment to the mission of UWC, along with a record of programmatic vision and business savvy. They will have proven experience leading an organization or unit of comparable purpose and similar complexity. The successful candidate will have extensive experience with external relations, including forming and maintaining strategic partnerships, liaising with government agencies, managing in a complex regulatory environment, and representing an organization as its public face. Demonstrated success in building and sustaining employee engagement, participatory decision-making, and staff development are essential.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications with resumes and cover letters may be submitted via this website.

Phillip Petree is leading this search with Bryce Gilfillian.

United Way of Connecticut is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Male/Female/Disability/Veteran.


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