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Census Director (18 Months Grant Funded)

Census Director (18 Months Grant Funded)
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Job Description: 

An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse Workforce

Department: Community Investment Team
Reports to: Senior Vice President, Community Impact
Classification: Management
Closing Date: Open until filled


The United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is leading a network of corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to create lasting change for Bay Area residents and families.  With a history that spans over 90 years and programs that tackle the issue of local poverty from every angle, UWBA is uniquely positioned to mobilize and motivate all sectors of the community toward the vision of ending the cycle of poverty. 

As UWBA responds to cultural shifts in the workplace, fundraising, and digital communications, it is guided by core values of innovation and results-driven creativity. Through a variety of existing and emerging initiatives, UWBA seeks to both strengthen and re-imagine its work at all levels in order provide more and better opportunities for struggling Bay Area residents.

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The Opportunity:

California has historically been the hardest-to-count state in the country. Nearly 75% of the population tends to be under-counted. For the Bay Area, we pride ourselves on being one of the most diverse regions in California. While this is a strength for our community, previous census counts have proved that our region’s population has historically been under-counted. United Way Bay Area was recently named the Regional Administrative Community-Based Organization (ACBO) for Region 3, to focus on our Hard-to-Count (HTC) cities, neighborhoods, and census tracts. Region 3 includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano Counties. Hard-to-count neighborhoods include, but are not limited to, San Francisco’s Bayview, Chinatown, Mission, and Tenderloin districts; as well as Oakland, Richmond, Marin City, San Rafael, Fremont, Daly City, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, San Jose, Gilroy, Sunnyvale, Vallejo, Dixon, Fairfield, and Suisun City. 

The Census Director is a grant-funded, 18 months, exciting opportunity to make an impact on one of the most important processes in our country. The Census Director will be responsible for implementing the ACBO strategic plan to ensure that every person will be counted in our seven county region. 

What you'll do:

  • Lead oversight and implementation of ACBO strategic plan 
  • Attend all complete count committee meetings in each county
  • Attend state census meetings
  • Convene and facilitate county leads, grantees, and other community stakeholders around the 2020 Census
  • Oversee grant-making/subcontracting process for Census 2020
  • Ensure data collection and grant compliance from subcontractors 
  • Work with UWBA Institutional Grants Team to write reports, submit required data and plans for the state Complete Count Office
  • Act as the face of ACBO for media, community convening’s, and for Bay Area Census 2020
  • Work with UWBA Marketing team and consultants to execute the Census 2020 Marketing/PR plan
  • Supervise UWBA census staff
  • Manage ACBO budget
  • Other duties as assigned

Who you are:

  • Experience working on previous Census strongly preferred
  • Experience executing grants and contracts 
  • Experience working with hard-to-count populations or organizations serving hard-to-count populations
  • At least 3-5 years of program management experience 
  • Experience working with and managing partnerships and coalitions across multiple sectors 
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with government partnerships or working in or with government institutions
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a related field 
  • Problem solving skills - looking for better, faster, innovative ways to complete tasks.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills with an ability to provide clear presentation at internal and external meetings, convening and events.

Salary: $75,000.00 - 80,000.00 Salary Exempt

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; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
UWBA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender (including actual or perceived gender, and gender identity), sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local law. UWBA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please let us know. If the reason you need an accommodation is not obvious, we may ask for documentation confirming your functional limitations.
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