Job Summary: The Chief Mission Impact Officer helps to shape, influence and implement how the Mission, Values and Vision are lived out through our programming and internal staff community. This role provides programmatic leadership as part of the executive leadership team, ensuring the successful integration, assessment and on-going development of mission in all of YWCA Utah’s programs, decisions and strategies. Our Mission work impacts all aspects of our organization from governance, strategy, operations to program management and direct services. The Chief Mission Impact Officer is responsible for the implementation of Domestic Violence Service Programs, Race and Gender Equity Programs and Children’s Services Programs.

Sustaining a culture consistent with our mission and values requires attention at all times especially during times of change and transition to ensure constant alignment with whom we say we are.
Primary Responsibilities: • Leadership Team. Work with CEO and senior managers to advance the YWCA’s mission, vision and values, and strategic direction and goals; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations; encourage and manage positive change; create a healthy, productive work environment; and develop an organizational culture that promotes excellence, integrity, accountability, and affirmation. Help provide leadership and supervision in the CEO’s absence.
• Board. As requested by the CEO, attend meetings of the Board of Directors and serve as staff liaison to Board committees and task forces. Participate in long-term/strategic planning discussions. Prepare and present quarterly and annual reports about the YWCA’s DV services and their effectiveness.
• YWCA Events and Activities. Attend major YWCA events and activities including Leader Luncheon, Stronger Together Breakfast, Week Without Violence (including Public Official of the Year Appreciation Breakfast), and the Annual Membership Meeting.
• Community Relations. At the CEO’s request, represent the YWCA in meetings and strategic collaborations with other organizations and groups that advance the interests of the YWCA and the women and children the YWCA serves; represent the YWCA professionally and knowledgeably in a variety of settings; give community presentations and tours; and represent the YWCA with the media.
• YWCA USA. Establish and maintain familiarity with affiliation requirements with the YWCA USA, the national mission impact framework and theory of change, and key initiatives influencing YWCA Utah work. Understand and be able to educate program staff about the relationships among the YWCA Utah, the YWCA USA, and the World YWCA.
• Race & Gender Equity. Identify and define principles, priorities, and goals for building a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization in fulfillment of YWCA Utah’s mission and values. Establish strategies, mechanisms, and best practices to advance these goals across the organization, including identifying resources as needed.
• Domestic Violence & Residential Services. Oversee the quality, effectiveness, and accountability of these services, in alignment with the YWCA’s mission, values, and strategic direction. Lead strategic thinking to help define the future direction and growth of the YWCA.
• Children’s Services. Lead, envision, and shape the direction of the Children’s Services program. Develop and implement best practice-based program philosophies, goals, strategies, and outcome measurement protocols. Provide guidance, support, and team building opportunities that ensure program staff understand and support the YWCA mission, vision, values, and strategic goals.
• Public Policy. Support Public Policy and research strategic direction and policy priorities. Develop expertise on substantive social and economic issues related to the quality of Utah women’s and girl’s lives, with special attention to how race and ethnicity compound gender disparities in the lives of Utah women and girls of color.
• Staff Supervision. Directly supervise senior program Vice Presidents and program directors and other staff as needed to create and sustain program excellence through clearly articulated program frameworks, purposes, and goals; research-based “best practices”; regular staff training and education; skilled, trauma-informed service delivery; and impact measurement through clear outcomes, data collection, and analysis.
• Be readily and consistently available to guide staff as needed through difficult, challenging situations.
• Develop a strong, cohesive, committed team of program senior leaders. Guide and support them in planning, developing, managing, and evaluating their programs, as well as in supervising their staff ethically, legally, and professionally. Assist them in managing change effectively. Supervise other program staff as necessary and appropriate.
• Promote a healthy, mission-based work environment for diverse program staff.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a combined 9 or more years of education and experience:
● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in women’s studies, political science, public policy, communications, criminal justice, social work. MPA or related strongly preferred and
• Minimum 5 to 7 years of progressive professional experience in nonprofit sector program and project management. Proven record of program goal achievement, direct service delivery, supervisory experience and working with volunteer leadership. Knowledge of public policy and advocacy strongly preferred.
o Or Associates degree from an accredited college plus 7 or more years’ experience.
o Or High school diploma plus 9 or more years of relevant demonstrated experience.
● An understanding of, and agreement with, YWCA Utah’s mission, values and philosophy regarding the elimination of racism, empowerment of women and commitment to anti-oppression work and social justice.
● Understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.
● Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis, some weekends and evenings required.
● Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems and technology.
● Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.
● Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established timeframe.
● Demonstrated experience functioning within multidisciplinary settings.
● Skilled in establishing effective working relationships.
● Ability to collaborate and invite collaboration.
● Able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.
● If driving on business, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to an automobile, and valid auto insurance required.
How to Apply:
Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $80,000
Salary Maximum: $85,000
Closing Date: 11/15/2020
Status: Full Time
Location: 322 E 300 S


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Contact Name: Maggie Utgoff