Communications and Development Manager
The United Way of Greater Kingsport seeks Communications and Development Manager to champion marketing and communications efforts, manage digital technology fundraising platforms and promote resource development in a $3M-$5M non-profit. Collaborative and teamwork skills are essential. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience in related field. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18, 2019. A cover letter is essential to be considered. These documents may also be mailed to UWGK, Attention: RESUMES, 301 Louis Street, Suite 201, Kingsport, TN 37660. See more info at www.uwaykpt.org/careers.
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Communications and Development Manager
Position Type :
Exempt, Full Time
This position offers an opportunity to be involved in engaging the Greater Kingsport, TN community to IMPROVE LIVES by mobilizing the caring power of the community to create a BETTER LIFE FOR ALL through the work of the United Way. Champions marketing and communications effort using strategic communication and marketing management skills and tactical implementation. Serves on the Resource Development committee with primary function for special projects aimed at fundraising and revenue performance as well as managing digital technology donor engagement platforms. Is passionate about pursuing growth in workplace giving and individual donors for the mission of United Way.
Essential Functions/Job Duties:
The statements below reflect the items considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER – Works together with Communications Committee and the Communications Coordinator for the following deliverables.
DEVELOPMENT (Special Projects) MANAGER – Works together with the Executive Director and Resource Development Coordinator for the following deliverables.
DONOR ENGAGEMENT PLATFORMS
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
The following reflect the core competencies required for all UWGK positions.
Champions Improvements. Looks for ways to continuously improve our United Way organization. Supports innovation and the organizational changes needed to improve the organizations effectiveness. Sets challenging goals and focuses one’s work on meeting or exceeding them.
Communicates Effectively. Ensures that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed. Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others orally and in writing. Uses e-mail appropriately for communicating with others. Listens well. Delivers clear instructions, explanations and expectations to others as needed. Uses communication tools in a way that uses others times efficiently. Ensures that meeting minutes are kept and promptly distributed.
Fosters Teamwork. Promotes a team spirit of caring and collaboration within the UWGK office as well as with volunteers and community partners. Shows a willingness to cheerfully help others. Is a dependable member of any team in following through with actions requested by others in meetings or by e-mail.
Promotes Volunteer Participation. Knows how to recruit, select, and cultivate volunteers who are opinion leaders, representing all constituencies on the community. Is skilled at mobilizing them in participation structures which allow them to effectively contribute of their talents and strengths. Can skillfully handle the apparent paradox of both leading and being led by volunteers. Ensures that volunteers receive appropriate and timely communication and are shown appreciation. Continuously seeks to build and strengthen relationships with all stakeholders.
Is Attentive to Details. Ensures that one’s own and other’s work and information are complete and accurate. Ensures e-mails are promptly looked at and that all action items requested are completed in a timely manner. Ensures that meeting notices are on the company calendar and the United Way Contacts listings are maintained accurately and other listings of people, agencies or companies are accurate and up-to-date.
Thinks Strategically. Understands the changing social, competitive, economic and giving environment faced by the agency. Ensures that function area plans of work and allocation or resources are aligned with strategic direction. Continuously analyzes agencies competitive position by considering market and industry trends, as well as strengths and weaknesses as compared to others. Acts as a catalyst and advocate for needed change.
Demonstrates Commitment to United Way Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan, Core Values, Code of Ethics and Employee Handbook. Possesses a passion for serving people. Committed to working with volunteers to carry out the UWGK’s mission and vision in a way that also sets an example for others applying our core values of caring, collaboration, excellence, integrity and service. Supports the UWGK’s mission above individual interests. Adheres to the UWGK Code of Ethics as well as Employee Handbook, annually reviewing and signing the documents.
Fosters Learning Environment. Continuously seeks to upgrade knowledge of United Way, computer programs, financial expertise, agency and community partner knowledge. Seeks out training opportunities. Stays abreast of current issues via local newspaper, news and talking with others.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. 5+ years in communications, marketing, or other comparable field preferred. Demonstrated leadership ability in working with staff and volunteers preferred. Preferred experience in resource development or fundraising and the use of a customer database or equivalent. Proficient in use of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Criminal Background Check
This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment. The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 25 pounds; some climbing and balancing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger and motor dexterity. Employee must have the ability to transport necessary equipment and supplies and set-up for meetings, etc. The employee must have a current driver’s license and have the ability to travel to various sites, appointments and seminars.