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OrganizationUnited Way of Greater Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineDecember 30, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary RangeHiring range $50,000-$59,000 depending on experience and qualifications
Phone(434) 972-1701


United Way of Greater Charlottesville is seeking a School Readiness Manager to serve as the lead staff for its early education work, including its responsibilities as a partner in the statewide Smart Beginnings network. This position implements and monitors progress against strategies to make a measurable impact in key early education indicators in the community. He/she assists the Vice President of Community Impact in staffing the Early Education Task Force, the Children’s Data Consortium, and serves as the director of the Smart Beginnings of Greater Charlottesville. The School Readiness Manager will be responsible for overall school readiness budget development, grant development/reporting/compliance, outcomes monitoring, and overall administrative duties including minutes. The School Readiness Manager will work collaboratively with community partners to plan and implement activities to raise awareness of the value of early childhood investments and achieve shared goals along the education continuum. The position will also support the School Readiness Impact Team as requested and will serve as the agency’s primary representative in various early education projects. The School Readiness Manager will be responsible for implementing the United Way’s diversity/equity/inclusion plan throughout all facets of the early education work undertaken by the organization, and in engaging partners, families and the community to ensure its success.

United Way of Greater Charlottesville is a completely local and autonomous organization founded in 1943. United Way envisions a strong, equitable community where every person thrives. United Way connects our community, enabling individuals and families to achieve their potential. We provide direct services and grants to nonprofit agencies to support quality programs in our Impact Areas of Financial Stability, School Readiness, and Connected Community. We serve the Virginia counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Greene, and Louisa, and the City of Charlottesville.

Whatever the challenge, United Way of Greater Charlottesville brings people together around one “community table” to listen, to learn, to understand and to problem-solve. We hope you will consider joining our table and being a part of a mission-driven team standing united for community good.

Job Duties


  • Managing the United Way’s responsibilities associated with the Early Education Task Force, including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and materials, preparing meeting minutes and maintaining Task Force files and documents. Assisting the Task Force Chair and Vice-Chair and partners in undertaking the work plan in the community.
  • Assisting the Vice President of Community Impact with managing the work of the Children’s Data Consortium, including collaborating with partners and consultants to accomplish workplan components. Prepares Tableau dashboards and storyboards to demonstrate project outcomes, and as part of a routine data inventory.
  • Will gather and use relevant data to promote strategy development, make decisions, and drive for results. Uses evaluation data to build support for the work.
  • Understand key measures of success in early education and drives processes to achieve those results. Establishes measurable goals in line with desired outcomes and tracks results. Evaluates results and strives to continuously improve outcomes for the community.
  • Drives support for the development and implementation of programs that improve school readiness in the community.
  • Works closely with UWGC marketing to develop and communicate compelling messages to collaborating partners and to the larger community utilizing various media.
  • Maintains discretion and confidentiality.
  • Undertakes work in a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm.


Skills Required


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Prefer prior experience working in early education programs/systems and with vulnerable families with children ages 0-4
  • Research or formal research/data science experience/education not required but a plus
  • Advanced Excel and Access skills. Must learn Tableau.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Must use tact and courtesy in dealing with staff, clients, volunteers, partners, board members, and visitors
  • Must be able to maintain absolute confidentiality to maintain the integrity of work, particularly as related to data


Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8:30-5 with one hour lunch. Will occasionally be required to participate in evening and weekend events, as well as occasional out-of-town travel but within state.

Great benefits including paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance and retirement contribution, gym membership, and long/short-term disability

Additional Info

Please mail/email cover letter and resume by Monday, December 30, 2019 to:

Barbara Hutchinson

United Way of Greater Charlottesville

806 East High Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902