OST Community Impact Program Manager

OST Community Impact Program Manager
Organization Name: 
United Way of the National Capital Area
Job Category: 
Job Description: 


United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) is seeking an individual to join a small team helping to direct the District of Columbia governments Out of School Time (OST) and summertime grant-making efforts. The OST team sits within United Way NCA’s Community Impact department and this Community Impact Program Manager will report directly to the Director of OST Grants Administration who reports to the Vice President of Community Impact. The position is based in the DC office and is a grant-funded position. The position is for a term of one (1) year with the possibility of two one-year renewals (based on performance and the availability of funds).

ResponsibilitiesThe Community Impact Program Manager supports the Director of OST Grants Administration in the general management of all District funded youth development programming (OST, Summer), which includes grantee program and relationship management, review of grantee reports, site monitoring, and technical assistance provision.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

Grants Administration:

  • Support the Director for OST Grants Administration with the successful management of the OST and Summer grant cycles by:
    • Help to develop and administer competitive solicitations for each grant competition, likely two to four competitions per year
    • Help to develop related documentation associated with a high-quality solicitation. This includes (but is not limited to) the:
    • Assist with the administration of the grant review process, which includes (but is not limited to) the:
      • Connect grantees to technical assistance and professional development  opportunities
      • Review quarterly expenditure certification reports and supporting documentation
      • Review quarterly program reports and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data
      • Manage the completion of administrative and programmatic site visits (scheduled and unscheduled)
  • Assist with grantee training and quarterly town hall meetings
    • Provide analysis of grantee adherence to grant agreement Scopes of Work and ensure that grantees are meeting their stated outcomes
    • Ensure grantee adherence to risk management policies at each programming site, including program safety policies, background checks, site-specific emergency protocols etc
    • Other Such duties as may be required.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position and achieve high performance:

  • Excellent written and verbal communicator; excellent social IQ
  • High energy with an obvious sense of urgency; passionate about serving the District’s most vulnerable children and youth

Ability to work with diverse communities

  • Knowledge of youth development best practices
  • Commitment to racial justice and equity
  • Experience in relationship building, particularly at the community level
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and common sense
  • Ability to ask for clarification or assistance, when needed
  • Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good, creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations
  • High attention to detail with a proactive and strategic approach to daily tasks
  • A steward of United Way NCA brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Successful candidates must pass criminal background and reference checks.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience working with youth development programs and/or policy preferred

Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 3 years management experience required (including grants management and youth development experience preferred)
  • Previous experience dealing with a diverse group of individuals (i.e. corporate, community leaders, government officials, agency leaders, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience with a philanthropic grants process.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator.
  • Travel around the District is required.  Access to a reliable automobile is strongly preferred, not required.

United Way NCA’s Core Competencies

Mission focused – the ability to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. 
Relationship-oriented – an understanding that people come before the process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. ​​​​​​​
Collaborator – understands the role and contribution of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources through meaningful engagement. ​​​​​​​
Results driven – dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good, creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations. ​​​​​​​
Brand steward – a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

United Way of the National Capital Area

1577 Spring Hill Road, Suite 420, Vienna, VA 22182



Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018