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Corporate Engagement Officer

Company: United Way of Central Iowa
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

The Corporate Engagement Officer supports and advances United Way of Central Iowa's mission of improving lives by establishing, strengthening and maintaining high quality relationships with individuals and organizations to attract and sustain financial resources to support the community impact agenda of education, income and health. This position focuses on growing and strengthening relationships with Employee Campaign Chairs, individual donors, and executive leaders within key organizations in order to expand United Way's presence. These relationships are meant to inspire greater and more consistent involvement with us, and will result in increased engagement. This position is responsible for leading and executing fundraising growth for the annual workplace campaign ($27 million raised in 2018) by leading the collaborative efforts of the corporate engagement staff, volunteers and other key internal and external stakeholders. The Corporate Engagement Officer helps develop year-round relationship building and brand management strategies and ensures the alignment of initiatives with revenue and volunteer goals to create a consistent, positive experience for employees and organizations at every touch point. This individual serves as a member of the organization's Strategic Planning Team. This position requires a self-motivated individual with a commitment to excellence who takes initiative with a positive outlook and who can manage ambiguity, change, and multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Attention to detail is critical to the success in this role, as well as one's ability to manage stress during periods of multiple deadlines. Why Choose UWCI? United Way of Central Iowa is an established and highly respected nonprofit in the Central Iowa area and the United Way Worldwide network. Employees at UWCI have a passion for the organization's mission and community impact work and strive to create a positive, inclusive and welcoming work environment. Our Core Values of Compassion, Integrity, Community Engagement, Responsiveness and Striving for Excellence is the foundation for how we do our work and to reach our aspiration to "Engage Community to Empower All." In addition to a competitive salary and robust benefits package including health insurance, a dental plan, 401(k) with match and paid life insurance, we offer the following: -- On-site cafeteria -- Free, newly remodeled on-site fitness center -- Commitment to employee professional development -- Fostering diversity and inclusion culture and initiatives -- Fun monthly opportunities for employees to build camaraderie -- Wellness initiatives -- Convenient central Des Moines location with free parking -- Paid volunteer time off -- Participating in cross-functional teams and organization-wide initiatives and projects -- Tuition Assistance Generous paid vacation plan, holidays, a personal holiday and sick time Essential Accountabilities Include (but not limited to): -- Leads, develops and implements long-term account management and fundraising strategies that align with UWCI's mission and organizational goals and increase revenue from corporations and other organizations. -- Oversees and manages the daily operations of the Corporate Engagement team including preparing an annual operating budget for the department, analyzing campaign movement, anticipating fundraising trends, and initiating necessary adjustments. -- Recruits, selects, and provides guidance/staffing for the annual campaign chair & vice chair, and all campaign cabinet members. -- Leads and manages Corporate Engagement staff by recruiting, developing, coaching, motivating, and providing direction to Corporate Engagement Managers and support staff, including Loaned Executives, to meet performance and annual fundraising goals. -- Provides corporate and fundraising information to the Chief Donor Engagement Officer and to all other key internal and external stakeholders and compiles timely reports and critical campaign status releases. -- Works collaboratively with key internal and external entities to align fundraising events, communications and materials with the Community Impact mission and agenda. -- Identifies, researches, and solicits corporate investors. Cultivates ongoing relationships with companies, employees, community leaders, and organizations by providing year-round customer service, support, and opportunities to engage in United Way's work. -- Builds community confidence and knowledge in UW by representing the organization and speaking at various public and community functions. -- Provides leadership in identifying, training, supporting, and educating UWCI staff and volunteers on methods to integrate appropriate fundraising initiatives into the organization's operations. -- Develops and manages systems and processes to engage volunteers in order to appropriately use the network and skills of these volunteers and to deepen their ties to and support of United Way. -- Assists in the development and ongoing management of the Andar (CRM) database, ensuring strong utilization of this tool by Corporate Engagement staff. Ensures training and guidance for Corporate Engagement Managers on database usage and any CRM functions developed. Experience: -- Five years of progressive experience in fundraising, sales, or operations. -- Three years' experience leading a staff team. -- Three years' experience working with Board-level volunteers, preferred. -- Demonstrated public speaking experience. -- Solid computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office products and database management. Other Requirements: Driver's license, good driving record and the ability to drive own vehicle for regular local travel between buildings in the Central Iowa area. Overnight and air travel occurs potentially twice year with stays of two to three days. United Way is an equal opportunity employer and employment practices are implemented without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local fair employment practices.

Keywords: United Way of Central Iowa, Des Moines , Corporate Engagement Officer, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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