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The Senior Director of Governance is an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion who can see the potential in each board member and local volunteer and works to leverage their knowledge, talents, expertise and networks to help build and maintain the Board of Directors and six Region United Network (RUN) Advisory Boards in ways that effectively support United Way of Central Maryland’s (UWCM) mission and needs.  The Senior Director serves as the primary point person for the organization’s six RUN Advisory Boards assessing the unique resources and needs of each jurisdiction and building productive relationships while also providing comprehensive administrative support to the Board of Directors and its main volunteer structures. The individual must be equally adept at developing strategy, building relationships, and executing administrative duties. Early morning, midday and occasional evening travel to meetings in all six jurisdictions required (Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties).

The Senior Director also works with the SVP and Chief Operating Officer, VP and Chief of Staff and other Executive Management Team (EMT) members to maintain an effective governance system and ensure that all appropriate, required documentation is developed and that records are maintained.   




  • 50% - Governance Management and Administration
  • Provide the highest level of executive management to coordinate meetings, retreats, and conference logistics and handle inquiries related to Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Governance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. Assist with the Maryland State Association of United Ways as requested.
  • Support the SVP & Chief Operating Officer and the VP & Chief of Staff on the boards and committees referenced above by scheduling meetings, making arrangements, processing agendas, taking minutes, conducting follow up. Assist executives with related projects/initiatives/meetings as requested.
  • Serve as a contact with organizations, key volunteers and corporate leaders across the region and the state of Maryland, as requested. 
  • 50% - Regional Advisory Boards Development, Management and Relationship Building
  • Serve as the primary “go-to” person for the organization’s six RUN Advisory Boards assessing the unique resources and needs of each jurisdiction and building productive relationships.
  • Ensure open and effective communications and solid relationships between the six Run Advisory Boards and UWCM
  • Support the activities and engagement of the respective RUN Advisory Boards.
  • Work with SVP and Chief Grants Officer and Grants Team members to secure resources and ensure strategic investment of funds and other resources in the local jurisdictions.
  • Represent UWCM on planning bodies, advisory committees, membership associations and community-wide coalitions in the six respective jurisdictions as needed.
  • Develop/nurture relationships and collaborations with foundations, corporate, government, health systems, and private sector to facilitate impact and social change.
  • Achieve and maintain leadership and/or prominent advisory roles on key community strategic planning groups in order to facilitate the development/support of UWCM impact priorities.



  • Internal
  • All Executive Management Team (EMT) members with emphasis on President & CEO, SVP & Chief Operating Officer, and SVP & Chief Grants Officer
  • VP & Chief of Staff and the AVP of Equity
  • All UWCM staff with emphasis on Development staff assigned to the six RUN Advisory Boards as well as all cross-functional staff who engage with the regional boards.
  • External
    • Members of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Governance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee
    • Six RUN Advisory Boards
    • UWCM volunteers
  • Public and private sector agency leads and staff
  • Local foundations
  • Community leaders and residents
  • Government officials
  • Health and education systems leaders
  • United Way Worldwide and Local United Ways



  • Ability to engage with diverse staff and volunteer leaders to promote trust, collaboration, and build partnerships and collaboration.
  • Sound leadership and relationship building skills, marked by integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Ability to help develop strategy and provide exquisite attention to administrative details equally well.
  • Deep listening and comprehension abilities as demonstrated by accurate and proficient written and oral communications, especially minutes and related records of meetings.
  • Demonstrated track record in challenging and influencing others to approach all work with an equity lens.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to quickly establish credibility to develop and manage productive relationships with internal and external individuals stakeholders.
  • Project management expertise: able to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Ability to remain solution-focused and respectful in all interactions with staff, coworkers, vendors, partners and clients.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain accurate minutes, records and necessary paperwork
  • Ability to provide support and training to other staff



  • Minimum of a BA/BS in business, human services, communications or related field.   
  • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience working with boards, leading teams and volunteer groups, and advocating for and implementing change within multi-cultural environments.
  • Track record in developing and executing strategies, policies, processes, programs, partnerships and collaborations to address community needs
  • Direct service, nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of governance important
  • Knowledge of local human service landscape an asset
  • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers, volunteers, and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientation, treating all with respect and dignity.
  • Understanding of culturally- specific resources available within the community.
  • Sensitivity and understanding of specific barriers which may lead to lack of access and engagement.
  • Experience developing, overseeing and implementing orientations and trainings.



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.

Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted. There is extensive use of a computer. Employee is primarily seated while performing some duties of the position. Travel to the respective jurisdictions is required.



Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland 
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340 
Baltimore, MD 21230