United Way of Pasco County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Reports to:                        Board Chair (on behalf of Board of Directors)

Location:                            Pasco County

Date:                                   October 2018

Classification:                   Exempt, Executive Level

Starting Salary:                $90,000 annually

Applicants MUST send resumes AND prequalifying questions prior to:
5:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2018.


The President/CEO is the leader of the organization, establishing a vision for community impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers.  The President/CEO leverages the power of relationships and networks, and works across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community.  The President/CEO possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization.  The President/CEO is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good – creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact.  The President/CEO is the steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation of United Way.  He/she is responsible for building trust in United Way and its relevance in the community.  He/she values networking and strives to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.


The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Community Impact – The President/CEO is responsible for the overall impact of United Way Of Pasco on the community, with particular emphasis on increasing its capacity to drive the impact agenda.  The President works closely with the Board to craft and adapt the strategy to achieve this increased impact, including raising the funds to support it.  He/she will establish and build relationships with top leaders in the community, including those representing the highest levels in business, government and non-profit sectors.

Resource Development – The President/CEO is charged to drive key results in fundraising; to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors and key leaders of prospective new corporate partners; to leverage personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities; and to promote a culture of fundraising in the organization, both at the staff and board level.

Strategic Management – The President/CEO serves as the principal resource to the Board of Directors and its key committees and gives strong direction in policy formulation and interpretation.  He/she partners with the Board of Directors and the United Way Of Pasco Leadership Team to craft organizational goals and develops strategies to ensure that they are achieved.  He/she ensures coordination and alignment of all United Way activities to strategic direction in the areas of community impact, resource development, and staff alignment.

Organization Management – The President/CEO is accountable for building and leading high-performing teams, ensuring all teams are aligned and collaborating to achieve organizational results.  He/she maintains accountability for the operational and fiscal integrity of the organization within policies set by the Board of Directors.  The President/CEO assesses organizational capacity to implement strategies and identify gaps in systems and staffing; directly supervises Senior Leadership positions and establishes individual goals; works with the Chief Financial Officer to manage organizational spending, monitor budget compliance, and mitigate financial risks; and ensures that United Way Of Pasco goals of inclusiveness and diversity among staff and volunteers are met.


  • Substantial experience working in the nonprofit sector (United Way experience is desirable) and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards. Alternatively, extensive experience in the leadership and management of organizations of comparable size and mission.
  • Expertise on issues relevant to the organization.
  • Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders.
  • A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.
  • Experience in or across multiple sectors, including non-profit, public and corporate environments.
  • Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management.
  • Experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.

He/she has unquestioned integrity; a long term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things done; wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives; excellent verbal and written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of humor.

Education Background:

Undergraduate degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Training, experience or advanced degree preferred in business, public administration, or social services desired.


  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
  • Visionary: Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
  • Team-Builder: First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.
  • Outward Turning: Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.
  • Business Acumen: Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organization.
  • Network Oriented: Values the power of networks; striving to leverage United Way’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear.

The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motion and occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to

20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee primarily works in a normal office environment under moderate heat and noise levels.

United Way CEO Pre-Qualifying Questions

Community Partnerships

  1. Describe how you have strategically cultivated and formed effective community partnerships that are mutually beneficial to the organizations involved and the residents of the community you serve.


  1. Describe the strategic choices you have made that have led to increases in fundraising revenue and positive philanthropic activity which have directly benefited the organizations in which you have led or served.

Financial Oversight & Leadership

  1. Describe your experience in developing and managing financial budgets and your experience in leading and coordinating staff who have direct involvement in financial operations.

Personnel & Operational Leadership

  1. Describe your leadership approach to hiring, training, developing, and evaluating staff and your approach to providing leadership to daily business operations.

Organizational Advocate

  1. Describe how you have served as an effective mission-driven advocate that has resulted in positive benefits to your organization in the midst of a competitive funding and political environment.

Motivation for Applying

  1. What motivating factors have led to your decision to apply to become the next CEO of the United Way of Pasco County?

Internships Available

If you are looking for an internship in the areas of Human Services, Finance, Marketing, Social Media, or Fundraising, please contact us at 727-845-3030. All internships are unpaid, hours are flexible.