WE’RE HIRING! DONOR ENGAGEMENT MANAGER, WOMEN UNITED
June 3, 2022
Be a part of the change!
Join a team of committed, results-oriented, and successful professionals who work to support and advance United Way of Southern Maine’s (UWSM’s) mission to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
UWSM is seeking an ambitious, highly organized multi-tasker with experience in fundraising, program management, and volunteer management. A passion for donor engagement and community impact is a must!
Under the supervision of the SVP, this part-time (20 hours/ week) position is responsible for the overall program leadership of UWSM’s Women United giving circle with an emphasis on growth through fundraising with individuals and organizations in support of UWSM’s community impact agenda to advance Thrive2027, the community’s long-range vision.
This role serves as the staff leader for Women United, a fundraising-focused giving circle celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2022. Its impact supports “two-generation” strategies that advance opportunities for underserved single mothers and their children. Comprised of approximately 100 members who annually invest more than $200,000 through strategic grants, Women United’s work aligns with Thrive2027, our community’s 10-year commitment to achieve three goals. The successful manager will collaborate closely with volunteers to:
- Maintain and expand meaningful relationships on behalf of UWSM with Women United members and prospects to engage them in the work, with a goal of doubling annual revenue by 2027.
- Develop a long-range strategic fundraising and impact plan that expands impact in Southern Maine.
- Plan and execute engagement activities such as volunteer projects, advocacy opportunities, social events, and other opportunities for members and friends to connect and work.
- Grow membership revenue and overall philanthropic investment by Women United for the Southern Maine community through the individual, team, and volunteer-led strategies supporting UWSM’s 3-year strategic plan.
- Provide administrative and logistical support to volunteer leaders, including coordinating Women United committee meetings and agendas, drafting minutes, and offering best practices to volunteer leaders by leveraging the United Way national network.
- Assist with recruitment and succession planning of crucial Women United volunteer leaders and provide overall governance guidance to ensure robust volunteer leadership of Women United that is commensurate with the program’s size and organizational resources provided to it.
- Be the go-to point of contact to assist UWSM’s development staff with their fundraising plans to promote support of Women United with aligned corporate partners and their employees.
Other – 10%
- Ensure Women United messaging and overall brand conform with UWSM and United Way Worldwide brand and messaging standards.
- Participate as a team member of the Resource Development department and in organization-wide activities.
- Provide superior service that exceeds the expectations of both internal and external customers.
- Volunteer and actively participate in projects and special events that support the entire organization’s work.
- Other organizational duties as requested.
- Demonstrates UWSM’s Core Values in all internal and external interactions.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Three to five years’ relevant non-profit program experience
- Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising with individuals
- Commitment to the mission of United Way and community change work
- Mastery and deep satisfaction in managing and supporting volunteers
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
- Strong ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both verbally and in writing, and comfortable interacting with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Natural ability as a public speaker, able to represent UWSM and inspire audiences.
- Must be an innovative self-starter and team player with a positive outlook and ability to manage ambiguity and change, proficient in identifying solutions and opportunities.
- Understanding individual fundraising best practices (such as constituent relationship management and moves management) is desirable.
- Strong organizational skills, with a proven ability to prioritize one’s own time and set limits.
- Maintain discretion and professional judgment and the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to generate reports, synthesize disparate data and communicate findings.
- Proficient in Microsoft applications (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and virtual meeting facilitation.
- A valid driver’s license, verifiable auto insurance, and the ability to secure personal vehicle use within 30 days of employment are required.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent. Significant volunteer management or fundraising experience or equivalent is considered in lieu of a degree.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. UWSM’s COVID-19 Policy requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or receive a reasonable accommodation) before starting. We currently operate in a hybrid work environment, mostly remote (work-from-home) with limited in-person activities.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK:
This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week. Flexible scheduling may be permitted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position does require work at times outside of normal business hours, such as early morning committee meetings, evening events, and occasional weekends during peak campaign season.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.
WHY CHOOSE UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN MAINE?
Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time and creating community change that benefits every community member. We are all connected and interdependent; we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.
We have a staff of 45 dedicated employees to help us achieve our goals and fulfill our mission: To improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. To support the great work of our employees, we offer a competitive salary and a robust benefits package, including health and dental insurance, a 403 (b) plan, life insurance, generous paid vacation, holiday, and sick time off.
Additionally, United Way of Southern Maine offers:
- Convenient and central Portland and Kennebunk locations with free parking
- Tuition assistance and opportunities for professional development
- Wellness resources and Employee Assistance Program access
- Personal and floating holidays
- Paid volunteer time off
- An excellent team of top-notch professionals that share your passion for strengthening our community
United Way of Southern Maine is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities and encouraging persons of all diversity types to apply.
United Way of Southern Maine has identified a set of Core Values as our essential tenets. These define and describe who United Way of Southern Maine will endeavor to be in internal and external situations.
At United Way of Southern Maine, we are:
- Community Centered
- Results Focused
- Intentionally Collaborative
- Committed to Excellence
- Leading with Integrity
Applications are accepted through June 24, 2022. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Cameron Peden at firstname.lastname@example.org.