Community Investments Manager


The Community Investments Manager serves on the Community Investments team and assumes administrative responsibility and management of a portfolio of annual TAUW investments. Community Investments includes three funding streams: 1) Sustainability, the largest area of support, for 59 partner nonprofits serving education, financial stability and health/safety needs; 2) Community Collaborations, funding annual partnerships across nonprofits and municipalities to address entrenched social problems; and 3) Social Innovations, an annual competitive pitch opportunity for nonprofits to receive start-up support to address community challenges.

The Manager’s portfolio will include approximately one-third of the current 59 partner nonprofits funded through TAUW’s Sustainability process. In coordination with the Community Investments team, the Manager helps facilitate the annual investment process for partner nonprofits, working with dozens of community volunteers to steward the annual review of need across a six-county service area. The Manager actively serves as primary relationship manager with volunteers serving in their investment portfolio, both retaining and recruiting new volunteers who are representative of diverse populations to steward TAUW investments. In addition to a portion of the Sustainability portfolio, the Manager administers the Community Collaborations and Social Innovations funding streams. Finally, this position administers Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grants for Creek, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties.

Reports to: Vice President – Community Investments
Job Classification: Full Time


Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) unites people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities. Since 1924, TAUW has raised and invested more than $875 million to assist people in need in Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Wagoner and Tulsa counties. TAUW, along with our 59 partner agencies, community collaboration initiatives and social innovations, work to advance the common good by focusing on the three building blocks of a better quality of life – education, health/safety and financial stability. Thousands of amazing volunteers, hundreds of companies, and area leaders partner with our great team to stay focused on the mission of uniting people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our communities. Visit our website at for more information about TAUW.



Equal employment opportunity is pledged to all applicants, employees and those who work in a temporary capacity.  It is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, carceral history, military or veteran status, or status as a qualified disabled individual, in accordance with applicable laws.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Manage a portfolio of Sustainability partner investments (about 20)
  • Manage portfolio of Community Collaborations and Social Innovations investments
  • Administer the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grants for Creek, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties
  • Provide materials as requested and assigned on deadline with regularly scheduled TAUW meetings and events; e.g. Board Meetings, CI Cabinet Meetings, Collaborations Committee
  • Set and maintain cadence around volunteer or committee member communications
  • Track and evaluate progress of investments, maintaining metrics to demonstrate quality, impact, effective use of resources, program benefits and outcomes/outputs of stated investments
  • Serve as active member of Community Investments team, working independently and collaboratively to adhere to timelines, deliverables and meeting milestones for the department; making recommendations for quality improvements when needed
  • Establish and maintain high quality relationships with TAUW partner nonprofits, community leaders and other entities
  • Serve as an active representative of TAUW; includes some participation in TAUW or other community events across the nonprofit and private sector
  • Conduct community-based presentations or trainings as relevant to TAUW investments as needed
  • May supervise seasonal staff or volunteers within the Community Investments department, directing activities of professional and/or technical staff members and volunteers, as needed
  • Work closely with other members of the Community Investments team to support relevant areas of work affecting partner nonprofit organizations.
  • May assist providing TAUW’s Living Wage Simulation or other educational programs as a service for partners and volunteers; to include managing community calendar of events, directed trainings, and adjusting the presentation over time based on feedback from TAUW’s Director of Data and Research
  • Assist the Vice President of Community Investments in other departmental activities as assigned


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • Three-to-five years of related work experience required
  • Experience working and engaging across various and diverse community groups, delivering on collaborative projects and initiatives for mutually beneficial efforts
  • Exceptional attention to detail, responsiveness and high quality customer service is required
  • Ability to prioritize needs and deadlines in fast-paced highly responsive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with the public, volunteers, partner nonprofits and fellow TAUW staff
  • Experience in database management preferred
  • Ability to engage, lead, motivate and manage diverse staff, community partners, leaders and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication and public speaking skills is required
  • Experience is preferred in any of the following areas: project management, volunteer management, program evaluation, nonprofit management
  • Ability to plan, organize and facilitate meetings and presentations
  • Ability to take initiative, working independently or as part of a team
  • Knowledge of nonprofit partners and the community served by TAUW is highly preferred; might include knowledge of local nonprofit landscape of Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa or Wagoner counties
  • Familiarity with program and organizational budgets
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office suite (Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Bilingual preferred

Working Conditions

  • Day-to-day work will be conducted in an office setting.
  • TAUW hosts multiple events throughout the year which are held in both indoor and outdoor locations.
  • Working occasional evening and weekend hours is necessary due to after-hours events.
  • Interactions beyond staff include communications with volunteers, donors, agency directors, board and cabinet members and the general public.

To apply, please fill out our interest form here: Employment Interest


Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) unites people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our communities. To do this, TAUW — with thousands of individual donors and companies — raises more than $25 million each year to support innovation grants, collaborative initiatives, shared technology services, and 59 human services organizations. This means 145 programs within Tulsa, Creek, Rogers, Okmulgee, Osage, and Wagoner counties empower a community working together to ensure that all of its members flourish and thrive.

During TAUW’s annual Day of Caring events, more than 6,300 volunteers provide direct service to area schools and nonprofits.

TAUW invests in these three building blocks for better lives:


TAUW supports lifelong learning in our community from our youngest to our oldest citizens through the provision of educational information, training, and counseling.


Thanks to supporters like you, thousands of Tulsa area residents have obtained employment, pulled themselves out of debt, and have been able to provide for their families.


Many of our partner agencies offer information, training and/or counseling to help Tulsa area residents live longer, healthier, and more productive lives.