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Advancement Officer

North Charleston, SC

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Associate Degree

Published on 13 Feb 2023

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Advancement Officer


Trident United Way is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 1944 and incorporated in the state of South Carolina. Its mission is to catalyze measurable transformation in education, health and financial stability for the people of Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties – known as the Tri-County area.  With a vision to be the leader in uniting our community to improve lives, Trident United Way serves as the regional backbone for work utilizing the ‘collective impact’ discipline to effect systems-level change in education, health and financial stability.   In this way, Trident United Way creates opportunities for all and builds upon multi-sector collaborations to address complex issues that no single entity could solve alone.  More information can be found at

Entrepreneurial and innovative, Trident United Way brings together a wide range of corporations, foundations, non-profits and individual citizens to achieve shared community goals.  With 77-years of deep, local knowledge, Trident United Way specializes in building community and regional partnerships to address root cause challenges and build solutions in tandem with the community.

Currently, Trident United Way works with a network of almost 600 non-profit partner organizations across the region. Partners help accelerate critical work, bringing unique perspectives and expertise to advance efforts in education, health, and financial stability across the region and beyond.  United Way is the largest and most trusted brand in global philanthropy. 

Governed by a prestigious board of corporate, academic, health and policy leaders, Trident United Way convenes advisory bodies and networks to share knowledge and resources to form effective solutions to our community’s most pressing needs.  Trident United Way serves as an advocate and a catalyst for opportunities to expand, deepen and amplify positive community impact.


Integrity - We are proactive, intentionally honest and do the right thing even when no one is looking. We are responsible stewards, accountable and transparent to the community and each other.
Respect - We treat others with dignity, fairness, and trust. We encourage discussion without judgment.
Equity - We value each person's visible and invisible distinctions and strive to create fair and just systems and opportunities for all.
Collaboration - We serve as both a leader and a supporter. We value team approaches and are driven by our ability to build relationships across partners and in our community.
Innovation - We are bold, curious, and open to new ideas. We drive forward creatively to address the community's most pressing issues.
We believe our core values define and guide the culture and character of our organization. They are the standards which guide us as individuals and that collectively determine how we fulfill this mission.


The Advancement Officer – Strategic Corporate Partners is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to successfully run the Annual Campaigns for a select portfolio of companies as well as the solicitation and maintenance of individual major gifts within the portfolio. Additionally, this dynamic, high-energy self-starter will identify, cultivate and grow new partner prospects. This position is also responsible for working collaboratively with other departments to ensure the success of organizational strategies and initiatives.

The ideal candidate will be adept at networking and eager to be engaged and involved out in the community, as well as an active participant in volunteer engagement and recruitment. This position must also be comfortable representing Trident United Way throughout the community at community functions.

We are seeking a candidate to be part of a fast-moving team of motivated advancement officers, and who understands the importance and value of the work of Trident United Way and its many partners.


  • Proven track record of soliciting and securing gifts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skill (public speaking; proposals, letters, proof reading, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse audiences (negotiating, assertiveness, motivation, inspiration, persuasion, leadership, etc.)
  • Excellent planning and time management skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects.
  • High-energy team player
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Process and Project Management skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software
  • Ability to read, understand and analyze financial documents (i.e., donor/gift reports/AR/AP)
  • Critical thinking
  • High level of personal ethics

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree or relevant experience

Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.