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Executive Director Application

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The Board of Directors of the United Way of Ellis County (Hays, KS), a local affiliate of the national charitable organization, is seeking an experienced and motivated

Executive Director. The Executive Director of the United Way of Ellis County is a visionary with the qualities of effective leadership and ability to lead change initiatives; has a proven track record of successful donor cultivation; is an effective relationship builder with a diverse, wide spectrum of constituencies, including corporate and community leaders and partner agencies.


Reporting to and working cooperatively with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is directly responsible for leading and developing staff, and day-to-day operations including resource development, community investment, and maintaining/strengthening the relationship with partner agencies. This individual must be a powerful communicator in telling the United Way’s story of “lives changed” and “people mobilized” within our community.   



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be able to obtain a bond
  • Demonstrate integrity and  high energy
  • Business insight
  • Experience managing and leading an organization or business unit of comparable size.


Salary:  Beginning compensation between $35,000 and $45,000 based on experience with opportunity for bonus pay based upon performance. 


Qualified candidates should send an application, résumé and cover letter including your vision of how to be a successful Executive Director, three references, three year salary history and requirements via e-mail to:  Applications are available online at  All submissions will be confidential, and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s approval. Priority deadline is September 6, 2019.  Review of applications will begin after the deadline and continue until the position is filled.


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United Way of Ellis County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.