Careers

FIND YOUR CAREER WITH SPOKANE COUNTY UNITED WAY

Spokane County United Way team members are dedicated to creating a supportive team culture.  Every team member is passionate about our work and the impact we create together for our community.  Our staff is a mix of individuals that have had long careers with United Way as well as team members that have joined recently.  Together we all fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

Open Positions at Spokane County United Way

Job Title: United Way Intercultural Development Manager

Job Title: Intercultural Development Manager

Department: Community Impact

Reports to: Director of Community Impact and Equity

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting Salary Range:  $54,000 - $58,000 / year

Effective Date: Open until filled

Position Summary

The Intercultural Development Manager works to apply a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens to the organization’s operations and community engagement. The individual is a member of Spokane County United Way’s Community Impact department and works with the staff and community on projects, initiatives, and collaborations.

Intercultural competence is a capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities in order to achieve diversity and inclusion goals and outcomes.

This is a Full Time (40 hours per week) position.  Work hours and days are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position requires flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for meetings and special events.

In order to be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities listed below. These are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job."

Qualities and Qualifications

The ideal team member believes in diversity, equity, and inclusion for all people; is passionate about improving the quality of life for members of our community across Spokane County; able to work both independently and collaboratively; is highly organized, flexible, innovative, adaptable, and can effectively multitask. Additionally, the Campaign Manager is a self-starter, has excellent planning and implementation skills; is able to meet a timeline; and demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Key Responsibilities

Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

  • Identify and integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks (example by United Way Worldwide2) relevant and suitable for Spokane County United Way into mission, vision, and impact planning.  

  • Work with the leadership team and staff to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion practices within the organization. 

Builds Relationships 

  • Focused on Individuals:  

  • Build, enhance, and sustain relationships with marginalized community members through active engagement. 

  • Actively engaging those most impacted by social issues, especially members of vulnerable and marginalized populations in relevant work groups and committees. 

  • Focused on Community Organizations:  

  • Partner with Spokane County based organizations that are working to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • Identify potential partnerships with existing or emerging nonprofit and community-based organization that are working towards United Way’s goals. 

  • Build partnerships with regional and national organizations aligned with United Way’s goals. 

Executes Impact 

  • Develop and facilitate a community-building affinity network within the community that actively engages individuals experiencing systemic oppression. 

  • Expand and incorporate the voices of our most vulnerable and marginalized communities in decision-making by bringing diverse viewpoints to our work groups, committees, and the Board of Directors. 

  • Develop capacity to support United Way and the community in developing intercultural behavior and competence by utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory tool3 in supporting training and leadership development efforts.  

  • Support staff in developing and supporting culturally responsive practices. 

  • Actively participate in United Way’s grant-making efforts. 

  • Serve as the point-of-contact on critical trends and data impacting vulnerable and marginalized communities (see the National Equity Atlas4 and ALICE Report5) 

Exhibits Leadership 

  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact for United Way’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board of Director’s committee.  

  • Support the Community Impact Committee on growing and strengthening a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens when reviewing grant requests and accomplishments. 

Creates Visibility 

  • Participate in funder and community-led collaborations focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • Participate in coalitions that are working on issues pertaining to health, financial stability, and education. 

  • Support staff in respectfully and culturally appropriately representing community stories and United Way brand communications. 

Other 

  • Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may evolve throughout the duration of employment (with or without notice).  

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Ability to communicate effectively using both spoken and written word. 

  • Advanced reading comprehension skills. 

  • Active listening by making an effort to understand what others are saying, asking questions that will help clarify the information being shared. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with others and is willing to listen to people without judging them, share ideas and pitch in when co-workers need help. 

  • Team player by cooperating and shifting between being a leader or participant, as necessitated by the situation. Willingness to share responsibility with other team members, whether that means taking credit for successes or responsibility for failures. 

  • Self-motivation and self-direction. 

  • Active learning. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment. 

  • Understanding of systems of oppression and privilege. 

  • Leading with an Asset Based Community Development philosophy and understanding micro-and macro-environment assets. 

  • Capable of hosting and facilitating small and large groups of people to build relationships, partner, and collaborate with diverse communities. 

  • Ability to facilitate and support traditionally marginalized individuals in lifting up and using their collective voices in community conversations. 

  • Strong organizational skills. 

  • Great time management skills. 

  • Problem-solving skills to identify a problem and then come up with possible solutions. 

  • Critical thinking skills to evaluate each possible solution, using logic and reasoning, to determine which one is most likely to be successful. 

  • Ability to function well in high-paced and stressful environments. 

  • Identify errors and take corrective action as needed. 

  • Constructively apply feedback to improve performance. 

  • Generate ideas to improve and promote quality of work. 

  • Basic understanding of data creation and analysis. 

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 

Education and Experience: 

Working on racial equity is a journey that each of us takes personally. Though a college degree is preferred, life experience as well as an understanding of the impact of systemic oppression on systems and structures in our society is equally important, if not even more so.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Two years of experience in diversity related programs OR equivalent education/experience 

  • High school graduation or equivalent 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree with sociology background understanding theory (why and how things work). Capable of generating innovative practices and ability to research. 

  • 5 years related experience and/or training or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Work Environment 

Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office will implement safety protocols that are informed by the most up-to-date guidance from federal, state, and local authorities to best protect employees, clients, and volunteers. 

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee may experience the following environmental conditions at the frequency indicated:  

  • Exposed to noise consistent with a standard office environment 

  • Office environment during in-office hours 

  • Variable environment when in the field 

  • Regular local travel within Spokane County; occasional travel outside the area for trainings or conferences 

  • Extended viewing of computer monitor 

Physical Requirements 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 15 pounds. Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Use of a personal vehicle will be required, with mileage reimbursement for work-related travel. 

Organization Overview 

Spokane County United Way is a mobilizer for positive and lasting community change.           

We aim to improve the lives and futures of all people in the community.   

In partnership with others, we work to eliminate inequities experienced by low-income and diverse populations so that all people have a safe, healthy home environment, achieve their educational potential, and increase their financial stability.   

Over the past ten years, Spokane County United Way has invested more than $10 million in grants made to local nonprofit organizations to support work that advances equity for low-income and diverse populations in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. 

We are committed to building bridges across cultural, racial and economic boundaries by mobilizing the community to create measurable results that improve people’s lives. 

Our Vision is to provide safe homes free of child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; Prevent hunger and homelessness, and increase the high school graduation rates for every student in our community.  

Our Goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems, not just addressing the symptoms. We create partnerships throughout our community and work in collaboration to achieve our vision. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

We believe that equity is a non-negotiable core value in achieving our mission of improving people’s lives in Spokane County. We acknowledge that racism is a system of oppression that has served to marginalize and dehumanize individuals from varied racial and ethnic identities over the span of U.S history and the region in which we reside. Furthermore, we know that systemic racism creates barriers for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); upholds all other forms of oppression; and is an injustice to us all. We oppose and condemn all forms of oppression. We are aware that change takes time. Missteps will occur and we will use them as opportunities to learn and grow. 

Practice our commitment to equity by:  

  • Leveraging all of our assets (time, resources, energy) to create more equitable communities. 

  • Continuing to prioritize funding for community programs that are led by and/or support historically underserved and marginalized populations and communities. 

  • Expanding and incorporating the voices of our most vulnerable and marginalized communities in decision making by bringing diverse viewpoints to our Board and committees. 

  • Building, enhancing, and sustaining relationships by listening, interacting, and convening partner agencies and community members. 

  • Actively engaging those most impacted by the issues, especially members of our BIPOC communities and other marginalized populations. 

  • Acknowledging that to address our priorities we need to look for solutions at the personal, community, system, and structural levels. 

United Way Core Competencies for All Staff 

  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to the United Way mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.                                         

  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. 

  • Collaborator: 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. 

 

 

SPOKANE COUNTY UNITED WAY
JOB DESCRIPTION
Spokane County United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title: Accountant
Department: Finance and Administration
Reports to: Vice President, Finance and Administration
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Effective Date: July 2022

This is a Full Time (40 hours per week) position.  Work hours and days are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position requires flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for meetings and special events.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications listed below.  These qualifications are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.  

Job Summary
Support United Way through execution of ongoing monthly accounting duties including pledge processing, account reconciliations and monthly reporting.  Maintain accurate P&L, balance sheet and cashflow to support management reporting and organizational decision making, external audits, and regulatory reporting.

All positions within Spokane County United Way (SCUW) will be expected to fulfill United Way’s Vision, Mission and Commitment to our Community through the 5 Pillars for Action. Additionally, all positions within SCUW will •practice direct, honest, and compassionate communication •build trust through keeping our word and being accountable to each other •respect and listen to our customers and coworkers •take pride in quality work, putting forward our best efforts, knowing that our best efforts are subject to change •encourage creativity in others •lean into challenges •link everyone together in plans and processes •celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to the following:

•    Execute Impact 
o    Have a working understanding of our community efforts to build relationships for our mission and vision.
o    Provide support for monthly accounting and close activities for managing P&L, balance sheet and cashflow, while providing for the requirements of internal customers and external customers such as World-wide United Way, auditors, and the IRS.
o    Follow established internal controls and drive changes to any ongoing improvement.  
o    Maintain accounting system software updates and ensure database security through routine backups.
o    Collaborate/lead discussions with resource development data specialist in the evaluation, and implementation of donor database upgrades.  

•    Create Visibility 
o    Meet and greet individuals at various functions such as our Kickoff, Annual Celebration, and open house.
o    Meet, greet, and respond to general public inquiries and requests for donors/investors about their gifts and to non-profits about designations and the accuracy of our reports.

•    Build Relationships
o    Provide accurate and timely responses about our work to donors/investors and other non-profits within our community.
o    Assist VP of Finance with financial reporting and analysis and information availability to other United Way staff, donors/investors, and partner/community agencies.  
o    Ensure confidentiality of donor/investor information.

•    Drive Giving
o    Use innovations in technology to improve the effectiveness and accuracy of operations and information provided to constituents.
o    Lead the process to measure and assess donor gift patterns by analyzing year to year information with the donor database management system.
o    Monitor timely and accurate pledge processing and disbursement processes as necessary.

•    Exhibit Leadership
o    Volunteer on internal and external committees as appropriate.
o    Maintain, and execute campaign accounting policies and procedures, including policy for recording estimates for uncollectible, incorporating FASB, United Way, and IRS
o    Support the timely and accurate filing of tax returns, including annual Form 990, ensuring compliance with tax law and the maintenance of the non-profit status.
o    Follow and improve procedures for documentation, and cross-training.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
•    May assign and oversee work of seasonal/temporary employees.

Required Skills/Abilities:
•    Results oriented with strong organizational skills and attention to detail with time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
•    Good customer service and interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills; an effective listener and presenter.
•    Strong degree of integrity. Highly ethical approach to all aspects of assigned responsibilities.
•    Capable of flexibility and performing when there are changes to priorities, expectations, delays or unexpected events in the work environment while maintaining professionalism.
•    Ability to identify errors and take corrective action as needed, and to constructively apply feedback to improve performance.
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:
•    5+ years experience in accounting and or full charge bookkeeping.    
•    Demonstrate advanced level usage of MS Excel and Word applications.

Preferred Qualifications: 
•    Nonprofit background.
•    Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance.
•    Audit preparation.

Certificates, Licenses and other Requirements:
•    Successfully pass background check applicable to position.

Working Environment/Conditions/Travel/Potential Hazards:
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee may experience the following environmental conditions: 
•    Exposed to noise consistent with a standard office environment.
•    Occasional local travel within Spokane County and outside the area for trainings or conferences.
•    Extended viewing of computer monitor.

Physical Requirements:
•    Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
•    Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. 
•    Ability to drive and/or access reliable personal transportation.

Other duties:
All other duties as assigned. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.