Impact Council Member

Impact Council Member

Position Summary

Impact council members will assist United Way of Broome County in supporting the Strategic Community Grants Program. Impact Council Members are responsible for ensuring donor contributions are invested efficiently in programs that address barriers to health, education, and financial stability and provide immediate and/or short term assistance to help individuals access basic needs.

For More Information Contact:

Paula Perna, Senior Director of Community Initiatives and Planning
607-240-2014, [email protected]

United Way of Broome County Mission:

To drive change that will have positive impact on the critical needs of our community by strategically leveraging the collective resources of community partners.

In 1918, the community leaders who founded United Way of Broome County crossed cultural, religious and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good for all in Broome County United Way of Broome County fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all. United Way of Broome County takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attending an Impact Council orientation once per funding year;
  • Reviewing grant proposals;
  • Making recommendations on what programs best align the Strategic Community Grants Program;
  • Recommending funding amounts for selected programs;
  • Attending at least 50% of review meetings, annually;
  • Attending at least two program site visits, annually;
  • Serving a two-year term;
  • Committing to 15-20 hours of service per year;
  • Abiding by the Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest statements

Specific Impact Council Member responsibilities include:

Health

Broome County will be an engaged and empowered community that fosters healthy environments, healthy relationships, and healthy people. [Formerly Seniors are healthy and safe]

Key Strategies:

  • Support the social, emotional, and mental health of all individuals
  • Increase access to healthcare
  • Promote a healthy and safe environment
  • Increase physical activity and access to healthy food
Education

Together, we can ensure all children and youth in Broome County have the opportunity to do well in school, graduate on time, succeed in a career, and achieve their full potential. [Formerly Youth are prepared to live, learn, work, and contribute]

Key Strategies:

  • Support early grade literacy, reading proficiency, and school readiness programs
  • Developmentally and academically prepare children for Kindergarten
  • Provide work readiness and soft skills training for youth
  • Increase middle school, high school, and post-secondary school success
Financial Stability

With the right tools, all Broome County families can have the earnings, income, and assets to be financially stable. [Formerly Families are empowered and economically stable]

Key Strategies:

  • Increase employment and advancement opportunities
  • Provide mentorship programs
  • Increase financial literacy programs
  • Increase access to improved housing options
A Foundation for a Quality Life: Basic Needs

Funding to support access to:

  • Food
  • Emergency shelter
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Disaster relief and preparedness
Healthy Lifestyles Coalition

Seeks to reduce the prevalence of obesity in Broome County by empowering neighborhood residents to adopt healthy lifestyles and achieve positive health outcomes.

Key Objectives:

  • Advocate and encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors through the creation of structural supports,environmental changes, and/or policy initiatives
  • Support the social, emotional and mental health of all individuals
  • Increase access to and participation in physical activity opportunities
  • Increase access to and consumption of healthy foods and beverages for all individuals

Responsibilities and Duties

 

  • Attending an Impact Council orientation once per funding year;
  • Reviewing grant proposals;
  • Making recommendations on what programs best align the Strategic Community Grants Program;
  • Recommending funding amounts for selected programs;
  • Attending at least 50% of review meetings, annually;
  • Attending at least two program site visits, annually;
  • Serving a two-year term;
  • Committing to 15-20 hours of service per year;
  • Abiding by the Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest statements (listed below).

Qualifications

Membership is open to individuals who fit one or more of the following criteria:

  • Has a background in grant evaluation/review.
  • Has an area of expertise in one of the building blocks (Health, Education, Financial Stability, Basic Needs).
  • Demonstrates passion for United Way of Broome County’s areas of focus.

Confidentiality

Impact Council members have a responsibility to not disclose information and to consider all information received in their function as confidential. Any unauthorized access to the organization, donor, employee, community partner program, and/or client information is prohibited and will be considered a breach of confidentiality. Such breach of confidentiality extends to having, communicating, or distributing such information electronically, in hard copy, or in any other form except for in the process of carrying out duties as an Impact Council member.

Conflicts of Interest

 

Impact Council members may not serve on an Impact Council of which the organization(s) they are employed intends to apply for funding. Impact Council members are required to list all agencies they are affiliated with, both professionally and voluntarily. Impact Council members who are also members of the boards of affiliated organizations may, during discussion involving that organization, participate in the discussion, but first shall disclose that relationship, in keeping with the intent to make everyone aware of potential conflicts of interest. If any Impact Council member has a connection with a submitted proposal or funded organization, that member will recuse themselves during decisions/votes when necessary.

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