United Way of South Hampton Roads (UWSHR) serves the Virginia cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight County. The area is rich in national and naval history, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay and includes rural areas as well as the largest city in Virginia. The area is culturally diverse and hosts the only permanent NATO headquarters outside of Europe and the sole NATO command in North America. With a flourishing tourist industry the area boasts a variety of arts, entertainment and family friendly attractions as well as exceptionally beautiful beaches.

UWSHR has an engaged community of volunteers with the largest Tocqueville Society in the state of Virginia and the largest Women United endowment in the United States. The organization is currently conducting its first endowment campaign of 35M dollars, with 22M secured in the first year.

UWSHR is strategically placed as a thought leader and backbone for community engagement, involved in finding and choosing best in class solutions, bringing them and related intellectual capital to the community and then coordinating the implementation in a collective impact manner. Our overarching framework for change is Mobility Mentoring and initiatives include Mission United (geared to our military), United for Children and ASPIRE to actively address poverty.

We view ourselves as: a COMMUNITY CONNECTOR, a STRATEGIC PARTNER, a VOLUNTEER ENGAGER, and a FUNDER. Additional information can be found on our website.

The CEO that joins us will help drive the strategy going forward, increase growth, secure additional fundraising, build collaboration within our United Way team as well also other non-profits and community organizations.

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Interested? Please send your resume to We will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

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