United Way of Dane County fights for the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in Dane County. We are committed to the vision of a Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work, and life. United Way of Dane County changes lives and improves our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in health, education, and financial stability. To facilitate this, we follow our Agenda for Change, which outlines six community goals focused on three priority areas of Education, Income, and Health – the building blocks of a stable life. Each of these goals is achieved through the implementation of United Way initiatives, or community-based programs operated by our agency partners and United Way of Dane County. Funds raised by United Way of Dane County remain local and are invested in 100+ programs at over 60 local nonprofits.
United Way of Dane County is seeking energetic and talented individuals to join a highly focused and successful development team for the 2022 Community Campaign. With guidance from development staff, a team of approximately 15-20 Campaign Fundraising Specialist - Loaned Executives will create and implement innovative fundraising strategies, volunteer engagement opportunities and top-of-the line cultivation and stewardship best practices to assist corporate partners in running successful workplace campaigns.
As a Campaign Fundraising Specialist - Loaned Executive, you will be responsible for serving as the liaison between United Way of Dane County and organizations running workplace campaigns. You will support organization staff in raising the visibility of United Way throughout Dane County. Each Campaign Fundraising Specialist - Loaned Executive oversees a portfolio of approximately 20-35 accounts with assigned revenue and participation goals.
This is a 17-week limited term assignment (July 27 to November 23, 2022) and pays $15/hour and does not include employee benefits.
Our plan at this time is to hold a two week in person training starting July 27th and then transition to an optional hybrid work week. We continue to follow CDC guidelines as we navigate in person and hybrid workdays and events.
Please apply here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1123706/United-Way-of-Dane-County-Inc/2022-Campaign-Fundraising-Specialist---Loaned-Executive-Limited-Term-Employee
Sales skills: including new account research, preparing, and conducting presentations and development of strategies to understand donor/company objectives and communicate the United Way story to CEOs, Employee Campaign Managers, and employee groups to grow participation and campaign donations.
Project Management skills: including prioritizing, goal setting and projection maintenance using a computer database, time management, account management, plan implementation, resource utilization and campaign volunteer motivation. Goal and achievement orientation are a must.
Technical Skills: including using Microsoft Office, Customer Relationship Management, social media, and video conferencing software/platforms.
Communication skills: including the ability to engage and speak to a diverse audience. English/Spanish bilingual is a plus.
Understanding of community dynamics: including the goals, objectives, and community impact role of United Way of Dane County, via the Agenda for Change.
Research each account and the account’s potential to customize strategies for each account utilizing Best Practices.
Develop and deliver presentations to diverse audiences informing them of the need for increased financial support of vital social services. In some cases, Campaign Fundraising Specialist - Loaned Executives will work with CEOs and Leadership Giving Managers to plan and implement special events to encourage new and continued support at the leadership giving level.
Motivate and assist the company’s Employee Campaign Manager with planning and conducting a successful campaign.
Handle the administrative aspects of fundraising initiatives including required weekly updates and reports, closing of accounts, inputting data, notes and interactions in the CRM, returning United Way files and records for assigned accounts, and providing evaluations with recommendations for future growth opportunities.
Achieve assigned dollar and participation goals by your professional interactions, effective follow-up, and timely collection of campaign pledges.
Additional responsibilities include 1) conducting campaign training sessions for company volunteer; 2) facilitating the delivery of campaign materials; 3) presenting to various employee groups and coordinating agency tours and speakers; and 4) maintaining records for assigned accounts including detailed data and notes about campaign activities.
A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are preferred for Loaned Executives and they should be able to lift 30 pounds.
United Way Competencies serve as the foundation for the United Way network-wide talent management strategy and inform the essential abilities (skills, knowledge, behaviors) that United Way professionals must have to perform their jobs successfully.
- Communication Skills: Understand and communicate effectively with others using a variety of contexts and formats, which include writing, speaking, reading listening, and interpersonal skills.
- Customer and Volunteer Relationship Management: The ability to build and manage productive relationships through an open, friendly, and inclusive environment.
- Values Diversity & Inclusiveness: Networks and partners with diverse stakeholders. Values and seeks diversity by seeking the knowledge and experience of diverse individuals. Models and facilitates the integration of cultural sensitivity and competence. Brings diverse groups and points of view to the table and to a common agenda.
- Accountability: The thoroughness demonstrated by the employee in following through on assignments and instructions in a reliable, trustworthy, and timely manner. Overall attendance and adherence to work schedules, office hours. Consistently honoring commitments and taking responsibility for actions and words, acts with integrity, is reliable and trustworthy.
- Judgment and Decision Making: The ability to think logically and practically before making decisions. Use of independent thought, originality, and reasoning. Ability to prioritize work and timely implementation of workable solutions to problems. The ability to handle confidential information.
At United Way of Dane County, we not only accept difference — we celebrate, support, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and community. United Way of Dane County is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We center community in what we do and strongly encourage ALL people to apply to join us in our work at United Way of Dane County—regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, justice involvement, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.