Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 21-Dec-2019 to 19-Jan-2020
  • - United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Upper $70's to low $80's Range
  • Full Time
  • Complete Benefits Package Available

Fundraising and Engagement Team

United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. Lead United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) strategies and activities primarily, but not exclusively, to grow the giving and engagement of Major Gifts including members of the Tocqueville Society and Meridian Society. Responsible for achieving annual fundraising goals and growth in fundraising and engagement of donors in this segment. In partnership with the Major and Transformational Giving Senior Director, provide leadership, guidance and tools for all members of the fundraising team concerning individual donor engagement.

Position Duties & Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
• Fundraising: In conjunction with the UWCI Internal Teams, develop and implement a strategic plan designed to grow the fundraising, major gifts and membership goals for the Tocqueville Society and Meridian Society. Responsible for leading the planning, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects who are part of those groups. Work closely with Sr. Director Major and Transformational Giving and Sr. Director Fundraising to ensure coordination of fundraising efforts. Provide leadership for the fundraising team in the cultivation of Tocqueville and Meridian donors in their respective portfolios. Conducts a minimum of 7 individual donor calls a month. In partnership with the Major and Transformational Giving Senior Director, provide leadership and guidance to entire fundraising team concerning overall best practices in donor engagement/cultivation. Assure all donor recognition is up-to-date and clear. Lead the Board giving annual effort.
• Leadership: Provide supervision and clear direction for the Major Gifts Manager. Assure coordinated and clear individual and team goals are identified and monitored. Provide guidance and direction while promoting individual thinking and innovation. Regular and meaningful updates are expected.
• Volunteer Management: Provide support and leadership for the Tocqueville and Meridian Society Chairs and Steering Committees. Recruit volunteers to participate in United Way activities, such as fundraising, as well as other committees and agency evaluations; assuring effective, efficient, and meaningful volunteer experiences.
• Constituent Relationships: Work with UWCI's Community Impact Team to identify, develop and implement opportunities to communicate community impact work, UWCI goals and priorities to constituents. Be knowledgeable about UWCI's work in Central Indiana and be an effective and compelling communicator of the same to advance engagement and brand value.
• Relationships: Develop and maintain regular contact assigned portfolio. Identify and communicate with appropriate UWCI team members regarding opportunities to leverage these relationships more broadly.
• Annual Goals: Work with other members of the UWCI team to ensure that goals reflect and align and contribute to the broader goals of the organization. Achieve the annual fundraising, engagement, and donor call goals.
• Flexibility: UWCI is evolving with our changing external environment. Flexibility is a key attribute for this position. A willingness to take on additional duties to ensure the success of the team is essential.
• Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those functions. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree required. Focus in philanthropic studies, public administration, business, marketing or other related field with at least four years business or social services administrative experience required. Proven successful sales or fundraising experience required. At least 2 years of supervision experience preferred.

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong reputation for integrity and professionalism, ability to resolve conflict constructively, strong performance management and evaluation capabilities including the willingness and ability to ensure accountability, ability to build strong relationship both inside and outside UWCI, ability to think strategically, commitment to fostering an inclusive environment consistent with UWCI's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Must have the ability to prepare, explain, and monitor performance, manage a diverse group of donors and volunteers, manage projects and workload, and engage constructively with the other members of the UWCI team.

*Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
• The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
• Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

Core Competencies
United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:
• Courage
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence
• Thinking Strategically
• Stakeholder Experience
• Effective Communication

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