Director of Donor Relations - Forsyth County
The United Way of Forsyth County is currently recruiting for a Director of Donor Relations with fund raising or sales experience with proven success of setting and surpassing aggressive goals.Key competencies of the ideal candidate are: a high sense of urgency, proactive, strong business acumen, comfortable working in a fast paced, changing environment, strong relationship development skills, highly tenacious and persuasive, and the ability to thrive in and manage multiple projects. Team work is essential.
Responsibilities, in priority order:
- Prepares and executes year-round relationship plans for company accounts and individual investors with a focus on maximizing potential and growth.
- Develops and adapts plans for challenging companies.
- Focus on attracting and developing new partnerships.
- Works closely with volunteers to leverage experience and connections to gain better access to company leadership and build stronger, more effective relationships.
- Prepares and executes an ongoing engagement plan for assigned individual donors.
- Cultivates major gift and planned giving prospects through ongoing engagement.
- Prepares and executes an individual campaign plan for all accounts assigned.
- Ensures the accuracy of data on all accounts and maintains strict confidentiality of personal account and financial information.
- Works as part of a team to develop and execute a year round engagement plan for companies and individual investors.
- Establishes a rigorous individualized personal and professional development plan.
- Understands and supports United Way’s strategic direction in the community.
- Identifies and develops new opportunities for resources. (expansion in existing accounts as well as potential new companies/investors)
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The community of Transylvania County has set priority to improve the lives of its youngest citizens via an initiative that focuses on early childhood. The areas of focus are education, financial stability, and health & development. The Smartly United Early Childhood Collective is a partnership between United Way of Transylvania County and Smart Start of Transylvania County that provides a model to implement projects in early childhood via collective impact. The partnership supports early childhood community-wide efforts to impact positive social change and outcomes for children. The Smartly United Early Childhood Collective is co-led by the Executive Director of Smart Start and the CEO of United Way. A steering committee provides oversight.
Executive Director, Smart Start of Transylvania County and CEO, United Way of Transylvania County. This position will be an employee of Smart Start of Transylvania County and reside at United Way of Transylvania County.
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and 5 years fundraising/grant writing, community outreach, team leadership, and project management experience desired.
• A demonstrated passion for early childhood.
• Self-directed, creative, multi-tasker, who is detail oriented.
• Comfortable with ambiguity and change.
• Experience with successful project management.
• Experience with successful team facilitation.
• Successful history in grant attainment.
• Effective communication skills.
• Persuasive presentation skills.
• Proficient with technology and familiarity with data analysis/reporting.
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OPPORTUNITY: President and Chief Executive Officer
Reports to: Board of Directors
United Way of the Cape Fear Area, UWCFA, has been celebrating its 75th Anniversary, having been founded in 1941. Over the past several years, the community-wide campaign has raised approximately $2.2 million each year, mostly from company-wide campaigns. A major gifts/planned giving program is now in its third year.
UWCFA adopted the United Way “Community Impact Model” nine years ago, and now invests in 39 local programs and initiatives in the Impact Areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability. The UWCFA investment process includes the engagement of five separate volunteer reviews, starting with Vision Councils’ determining the most critical needs and establishing program targets, and ending with the Board of Directors making final investment decisions. UWCFA Investment commitments are for three years, allowing UWCFA to focus on one Impact Area every spring. Program outcomes from funded partner organizations are provided quarterly and monitored by UWCFA staff and volunteers.
The UWCFA’s successful collaborative-based problem solving strategies within its “Community Impact Model” are quickly becoming a “best practice” both within the Cape Fear Area and nationally within the United Way network. It has resulted in the substantial increase in financial resources managed by the organization in all three of the Impact Areas. Increasingly, elected officials, community leaders and service providers are approaching UWCFA to assist and/or provide leadership in implementing successful creative and innovative initiatives.