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Associate Director of Resource Development

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 30 Jun 2021

Expires on 30 Jun 2021

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Associate Director of Resource Development

Working with the Director of Resource Development, this position will be involved in the creation, execution and evaluation of a strategic fundraising plan while leading a dynamic team of volunteers and part time staff. This position requires a results-driven leader, who is highly focused on growing and strengthening United Way’s relationships with donors and other stakeholders. He/she coordinates these efforts along with other departments as needed.

Key Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Maintain and grow a donor portfolio/account load consistent with annual campaign goals
  • Manage and lead an established, volunteer team in alignment with United Way’s culture, while maintaining positive communication 
  • Create and execute short and long-term strategies to realize substantial revenue growth
  • Collaborate with team members on initiatives, projects, and strategies (including CI, Marketing and Volunteer Center)
  • Lead and facilitate the Campaign Ambassador Program (originally LE), including its promotion, recruitment of candidates, training, coaching, and evaluating
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of Campaign volunteers 
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate activities related to annual workplace campaigns and other fundraising activities
  • Manage a portfolio of donor relationships; personally soliciting and closing gifts as well as cultivating and stewarding donors to maintain the donor’s involvement, interest and support
  • Assist in writing letters, sponsorship applications, collateral materials and grants as required
  • Work with colleagues to strengthen relationships and identify opportunities that will increase campaign revenue and engagement
  • Work with Data/IT staff member to create and implement measurable systems for goal setting and the tracking and reporting of campaign revenue and donors 
  • Assist with the analysis of campaign and donor metrics to measure the effectiveness, ensure alignment with business plan goals, and provide recommendations to inform future planning
  • Represent United Way at public functions
  • Acknowledge the importance of the contribution of others; share and celebrate success
  • Show passion for improving the delivery of services; committed to continuous improvement
  • Manage the administrative and office operations associated with the role 
  • Perform other duties as needed to ensure the effective operations of the organization

Job Requirements:

            Education:  Bachelors’ degree preferred.