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Chief Advancement Officer

Company: United Way Worldwide
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

United Way of Central Iowa is seeking a highly collaborative and innovative leader to oversee all aspects
of fundraising and communications strategies that lead to cultivation of individual
and institutional donors. The Chief Advancement Officer will be intentionally
focused on integrating the work of the advancement team across the organization.
A results-oriented strategic leader, this person will be responsible for managing 5
direct reports and 13 highly talented and dedicated team members with a focus on
short term and long term fundraising and communications plans in partnership
with the UWCI staff and Board.
A key accountability of the CAO will be creating new and enhancing current
resource streams and initiatives such as grants, sponsorships, planned giving,
endowment and in-kind gifts to maintain trusting donor relationships and meet
measurable revenue goals. In addition, this leader will engage a broad range of
constituents, including corporations, community partners, foundations, individual
donors, advocates and event attendees. They will also align the vision and strategic
work of the organization via all communications, marketing and public relations
that promote and create a clear and consistent message to engage community
members and organizations.
A critical element of this role is to prioritize and utilize digital marketing strategies
as a method for which to engage with the tens of thousands of donors who
support UWCI. This person will implement year-round campaigns and capitalize on
digital networks that connect UWCI to new and existing communities and donors.
They will refresh UWCI's approaches to storytelling, effective email campaigns,
search engine optimization and automated donor engagement techniquesThis is a remarkable opportunity for a strategic
leader to provide guidance to communications and the philanthropic direction of
the organization, including leveraging data and technology while shaping the
overall messaging and implementation of UNITED to THRIVE.

Keywords: United Way Worldwide, Des Moines , Chief Advancement Officer, Executive , Des Moines, Iowa

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