Sara Zejnic of Kansas City, Mo., has been hired as the community impact director for United Way of Story County (UWSC). Zejnic began her new role on June 25.

As community impact director, Zejnic supports and advances UWSC’s mission of improving lives by managing the development, implementation and evaluation of a community impact agenda in the focus areas of health, education and financial stability. She obtains information and data from community partners to use in the results-based accountability framework to establish outcome measures and to positively impact leading community indicators

“With Sara’s education and background in nonprofit management, program development and evaluation, she is a great fit for the position. She believes in the vision and mission of UWSC and will help us communicate to our supporters how their investments are making an impact in the lives of so many,” said Jean Kresse, president and CEO of UWSC. “She is extremely talented and we are grateful to have her on our team.”

Zejnic received her master’s degree from School for International Training and bachelor’s degree in international relations and religion from Wartburg College.