Program Manager

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45000 - 65000

About the Organization

About MUW

This is an exciting time in MUW’s 65-year history. We are in the first year of a 5-year strategic plan aimed at addressing our region’s most pressing needs. Through research conducted by MUW, the NH Charitable Foundation and the NH Public Policy Institute, we learned that MUW and its partners are poised to create positive, measurable change in these areas:

  • Children:  Community children live in safe, nurturing, healthy homes and communities.
  • Education:  Community members receive an education that enables them to achieve their fullest potential.
  • Financial stability: Community members have the financial resources they need to live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
  • Basic needs: Community members have access to food, shelter, heat, and transportation. MUW believes these are foundational needs that support the focus areas above.

In addition, we learned that regions across the country have stronger, more lasting effects when communities come together to address social problems using evidence-based practices in a systems-based investment approach called “Impact.” MUW is embracing impactful investing to achieve long-term, lasting change for our region.

About the Monadnock Region of NH

The Monadnock Region is a beautiful, Currier-and-Ives corner of New Hampshire – known for its beauty, access to outdoor activities, vibrant arts culture, and excellent cuisine. This region is also known for its generosity and commitment to community. People in this region give freely of their time, talents and treasure to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. As a result, the Monadnock United Way sits at the top of the scale nationally for funds raised per capita within the UW system. The Major Gifts Manager will be joining a vibrant and supportive community with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. 

Monadnock United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Job


Monadnock United Way is seeking a full time (30-37.5 hours per week) program manager for Impact Monadnock (IM), our signature early childhood initiative. The PM builds upon the passion and energy of our community to lead projects that improve community conditions for our region’s youngest children and their families. Using collective impact principles, the PM brings dedicated partners together to strategize and implement strategies that support IM’s vision: All children in the Monadnock Region and their families are healthy, learning and thriving.

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Successful candidates have a track record in community-building, are adept at seeing the bigger picture and thrive on connecting people to achieve greater impact and success. The PM is a creative problem solver and team member who can respond nimbly to opportunities, challenges and emerging needs. The candidate possesses strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with an ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner.

Bachelor’s degree plus 3 to 5 years’ work experience in early education, social services, health or other related fields. Community and/or collective impact knowledge is a plus.


Our Vision & Values

The Manager must model and support the Vision and Values of Monadnock United Way:

Vision: A United community where all are cared for and thriving.



  • Collaborative. We arrive as equal partners, committed to doing good, especially when it’s hard
  • Transparent. We are truthful and honest with ourselves and with the community.
  • Sustainable. We choose paths that strengthen our community now and into the future.
  • Respectful. We are considerate of others’ opinions, position, background and experience.
  • Trust. We center our relationships and actions on openness and honesty. It is the lens for all we do.



  • The Manager must model the competencies expected of all MUW staff:
  • Mission Focused. A top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and overall community well-being. This drives employee 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. A steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
  • Role Model. A role model for shared leadership and advocates for collective impact principles and processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Manager reports to the President and collaborates closely with MUW staff. The Manager will:

  • Manage specific initiatives in the IM Master Plan through hands-on field work with IM Project Teams consisting of volunteers and professionals across multiple sectors. Projects are determined by the President and include but are not limited to:
    • Early Childhood Expansion Project
    • Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors
    • Hinsdale ACERT
  • Liaise with MUW-funded IM programs such as Pyramid Model, the Monadnock Alliance for Families, early childhood centers and Head Start Dental Program.
  • Work in close partnership and collaboration with the Early Childhood Region 1 Systems Manager to ensure cohesion with this important Impact Monadnock Initiative.
  • Facilitate effective communication among all project teams.
  • Work in collaboration with the MUW staff and evaluation consultants to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Impact Monadnock project teams.
  • Represent IM at local, regional and statewide early childhood initiatives such as:
    • Early Learning NH
    • NH Alliance of Early Childhood Coalitions
    • Connected Families NH
    • Healthy Monadnock Food Access workgroup
  • Develop collaborative relationships with local, regional and state leaders and other external stakeholders such as Council for Thriving Children, Endowment for Health, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and other early childhood impact efforts in the region and state.
  • Implement marketing activities for IM such as produce a quarterly newsletter, website content, social media and presentations to stakeholders.
  • Coordinate marketing activities to ensure that messaging is shared between both IM and MUW
  • Identify grant sources and participate in the planning, writing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating of grant-funded projects; write required reports to funders.
  • Report regularly to the Impact Committee, the Monadnock United Way Board, and the community.
How to Apply

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