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Area Director

Shelton, CT

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

Published on 16 Jul 2022

Expires on 16 Jul 2022

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Area Director

Valley United Way (VUW) is seeking a dynamic, customer-focused, proven fundraising professional to fill a new opportunity as Valley United Way Area Director. The full-time position will be primarily responsible for VUW’s Resource Development work and for significantly growing, deepening, and diversifying its current development work that is focused on corporate investors and work-place employee campaigns.

The Director will be a highly visible and actively engaged community partner with the business and non-profit sectors in the tightly-knit Naugatuck Valley towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton, CT.  These indvidual Valley towns collectively hold the distincitioin of being designated An All-American City because of their ability to work across municipal boundaries to benefit their citizens and community, a high percentage of whom are Asset Limited. Income Constrained. Employed [ALICE] familes. It is in that context that Valley United Way, with its Live United focus, is seen as a community leader and collaborator. 

As the day-to-day face of United Way in the Valley, the Director will exude a partnership leadership style that invites engagement in VUW’s work to Strengthen Families, Help People in Crisis, and Prepare Youth to Succeed. 

The ideal Director will have a demonstrated history of successful fundraising experience in, or near, the Valley and have a reputation for innovation, exceptional customer relations, and a can-do attitude that focuses on improving a community and the lives of those who live there.

Candidates who feel they strongly possess the qualifications and vision for this role, should submit a Statement of Interest by July 15, 2022, to  David Kennedy, Interim President & CEO, Valley United Way, 54 Grove Street, Shelton, CT 06484, or,  or through the United Way Worldwide application portal. 

Valley United Way is an EOE and is committed to taking positive action to fight structural racism and ethnic discrimination. For more information about VUW, visit


●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.