Chief Program and Policy Officer

1250 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
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Job Description

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Office

The Chief Program and Policy Officer (CPPO), reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, has overall strategic and operational responsibility for ensuring an integrated approach to United Way of Southwestern PA’s regional community impact efforts. The CPPO leads efforts to advance United Way’s strategic goals, which include meeting basic needs, moving individuals and families to greater financial stability and building success in school and life. The CPPO mobilizes community leadership and partnerships to address policy and systems change. This leader is a key part of the senior leadership team and works collaboratively to drive the overall strategy for the organization. The CPPO oversees the development and application of approaches for advancing collective action, including: convening partners, building coalitions, forging common agendas, facilitating public policy efforts, organizing community awareness campaigns, initiating and implementing grant-making strategies, leveraging resources, and integrating strategies to reduce racial, gender, and ability inequities throughout the Community Impact portfolio. The CPPO coordinates activities for seeking and securing foundation, government, and related funding to support United Way’s work, with a strong emphasis on PA 2-1-1 Southwest. The work of the organization changes as we continuously seek to have a greater impact. The CPPO must be flexible and able to adapt to short- and long-term shifts in job duties.

A master’s degree in public administration, nonprofit management, social work, or the equivalent and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively more responsible management experience in philanthropy, nonprofit sector, government, or similar field is required.

Annual Salary
Pay Grade 114
Salary Range - $122,879 - $144,612

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The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity, serving Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Fayette, and Armstrong counties.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $122,879.00 - $144,612.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person

Work Location: In person