AUBURN - Kirby Cool will act as Interim Director for the United Way of DeKalb County following the departure of current Executive Director Amanda Davis, whose last day will be January 16, 2018.
Cool started her employment with the United Way of DeKalb County on September 8, 2015, as the Resource Coordinator. About a year later, she transitioned into the role of Community Impact Coordinator.
Cool has made significant improvement to the organization's social media efforts, coordinated the transition to a new and improved website, and created several pieces of marketing material including annual reports, flyers, and emails.
In addition to marketing and social media efforts, Cool coordinated United Way's Early Learning Initiative including Kindergarten Countdown Camps and the Let's Talk curriculum. Finally, her duties included coordination of allocation processes and grants, as well as assisting with the Power of the Purse fundraiser.
The job opening for Executive Director is posted on various sites with a January 5th deadline to apply. Applications will be reviewed by the United Way governance committee on January 9th, and interviews will be scheduled. A detailed job description can be found here on United Way of DeKalb County's website. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resource Coordinator Brooke Wyant will be adding to her job description during the transition, according to board President Ian Mercer.
"Both Kirby and Brooke are committed and valuable employees of United Way of DeKalb County, and the board is extremely pleased and grateful that they haven't hesitated in stepping up and doing whatever is necessary in order to make the transition to a new Executive Director as smooth and seamless as possible," Mercer said. "We are so fortunate that they are part of our team."
The governance committee feels very comfortable with this transition plan and hopes to move forward in hiring a new Executive Director in as timely a manner as possible, Mercer added.
Story submitted by Sue Carpenter of KPC Media.