Program Manager, THRIVE

United Way of Greater Houston

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

Healthcare / Non Profit

Jul 12

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United Way THRIVE comprises more than 20 nonprofit partners, plus government agencies, employers, community colleges, and other partners that work together to provide comprehensive services to help hardworking, low-income families become self-sufficient and financially stable. THRIVE helps families build stronger financial futures by acquiring skills and education, obtaining better jobs, developing good financial habits, and building savings. THRIVE services include: Workforce Development, Financial Education/Coaching and Financial Products/Services.

The Program Manager will build and maintain relationships with community colleges, employers, financial institutions, workforce intermediaries and other players in the financial stability field in order to identify community needs, develop approaches to meeting needs, and ensure successful implementation of United Way financial stability initiatives in the community. Alongside other THRIVE staff, the Program Manager will serve as liaison with THRIVE partners, supporting their efforts through technical assistance on ongoing dialogue, consulting on outcomes, collaborating on action plans to address problems, and developing and conducting trainings. The position will monitor grantee agencies through on-site visits and evaluation of reports, and communicate results to United Way staff and volunteers, as well as the agencies. 

In addition, the Program Manager will support Second Century Vision, United Way’s strategic plan, which states that, by 2023, United Way will be reframed in such a way as to create the opportunity that every person in our community can thrive. Specifically, United Way will focus on ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) individuals and families. ALICE families are working but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation. To do this, the Program Manager will support with developing various components of the new strategic direction that support ALICE families on a pathway towards a sustainability quality of living.

Travel Required

Yes. Local area travel.



Bachelors or better in Public Administration or related field.


Masters or better in Public Administration or related field.



5 years: Ability to manage relationships with a wide variety of agency executives, United Way volunteers, staff and others; strong relationship skills are necessary, including collaboration, diplomacy and discretion; Ability to analyze and interpret financial, social and economic trend data; ability to reach sound conclusions and make recommendations.

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