SPOKANE COUNTY UNITED WAY
Spokane County United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Title: Director of Corporate & Individual Engagement
Department: Resource and Volunteer Development
Reports to: President & CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: January 1, 2021
This is a Full Time (40 hours per week) position. Work hours and days are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position requires flexibility to work evening and weekend hours as needed for meetings and special events.
In order to be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed below. These are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties/responsibilities of this job.
In order of Spokane County United Way to deliver on its mission of mobilizing the community to create measurable results that improve people’s lives it is critical that sufficient financial and people resources are generated. To successfully develop these resources, it is essential to create meaningful and growing relationships with corporate partners, their employees and other individuals. This position will work to develop ways in which companies and individuals can realize their philanthropic interests through United Way. This position will lead a team which is tasked with the role of maintaining and growing corporate and individual engagements via annual workplace campaigns, corporate engagement strategies, volunteer engagements (both individual and group) and assisting in the facilitation of organizational special events. This position works in conjunction with the other leaders for United Way to provide ways to demonstrate the impact of the investments made with contributions to United Way, the value and need for volunteer engagements, and to promote the impact of community partners. As part of United Way staff leadership, this position will work United Way staff and Board leadership to design and implement strategies to maximize giving to United Way.
All positions within Spokane County United Way will be expected to fulfill United Way’s Vision, Mission and Commitment to our Community through the 5 Pillars for Action. Additionally, all positions within SCUW will:
- Practice direct, honest, and compassionate communication.
- Build trust through keeping our word and being accountable to each other.
- Respect and listen to our customers and coworkers.
- Take pride in quality work, putting forward our best efforts, knowing that our best efforts are subject to change.
- Encourage creativity in others.
- Lean into challenges.
- Link everyone together in plans and processes.
- Celebrate our individual and collective accomplishments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions of the position include but are not limited to the following:
- Create and implement resource development strategies and deliverables to facilitate successful engagements with corporate partners and their employees.
- Manage and supervise a team that oversees corporate and individual engagement opportunities.
- Work closely with businesses and individuals to determine what ways corporate and individual philanthropic interests can be met.
- Identify and manage volunteer leaders that support and shape resource development and engagement efforts for the benefit of SCUW goals.
- In collaboration with other SCUW staff, conduct outreach and communications to business leaders, C-suite staff, corporate influencers and individual donors.
- Work SCUW staff, board and volunteer leaders to deepen relationships with corporate and individual financial supporters of United Way.
- Identify prospects and develop strategies to assist in building relationships with those not actively engaged with SCUW.
- Maintains and grows Emerging Leaders Society in support of the mission and goals of SCUW.
- Ensure the growth and capacity of leadership groups (ELS or other groups) is supported and promotes the goals for SCUW.
- In collaboration with Community Impact team develop, implement, foster engagements with businesses and individuals that assist with addressing goals for SCUW.
- Build volunteer capacity for the community.
- Develop ways volunteer efforts can further enhance and impact the goals for SCUW.
- In partnership with the Director of Community Collaborations and Equity, coordinate ways in which SCUW can support businesses and individuals’ goals related to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Conduct presentations to corporate employee groups, community groups and other constituencies to provide insight and information on the role and goals of SCUW.
- Assists in the development of messaging, events, and other methods of promoting the impact and role of SCUW.
- Serves as a member of the Leadership Team and as such is a leader in shaping and promoting the goals and deliverables for SCUW.
- Develops and oversees budget for areas of responsibility and assists the Leadership Team in the development and management of the organizational budget.
- Ensure the accuracy of information collected for corporate and individual donors.
- In collaboration with other SCUW staff use information systems to their best and fullest extent.
- Build, manage, train, coach a team (staff and volunteers) to support the resource development goals for SCUW.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
- Demonstrated ability to engage corporate and senior level business and community leaders.
- Demonstrated ability to create trust with co-workers and external contacts.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and shape a team aimed at achieving shared goals.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Ability to incorporate SCUW Five Pillars for Action into demonstrable outcomes.
- Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes, expectations, delays or unexpected events in the work environment while maintaining professionalism.
- Ability to manage competing demands and prioritize tasks; change approach or method to best fit the situation.
- Ability to identify errors and take corrective action as needed.
- Ability to constructively apply feedback to improve performance.
- Ability to generate ideas to improve and promote quality in work.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Education and Experience:
- A minimum 5 years of demonstrated professional growth and accomplishments.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school; however relevant work experience may be substituted if proven to demonstrate a significant ability to perform at an executive level.
Working Environment/Conditions/Travel/Potential Hazards:
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee may experience the following environmental conditions at the frequency indicated:
- Exposed to noise consistent with a standard office environment.
- Office environment during in-office hours.
- Variable environment when in the field.
- Regular local travel within Spokane County; occasional travel outside the area for trainings or conferences.
- Extended viewing of computer monitor.
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
- Ability to drive and/or access reliable personal transportation.