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Community Engagement Coordinator

Mount Pleasant, MI

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 26 Nov 2019

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Community Engagement Coordinator


United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties, Inc. works to break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills they need to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability so they can support themselves and their families.

We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our communities. We win by living united. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources and inspiring individuals to join the fight against a common foe: our community’s most daunting social crises.



Reporting to the President/CEO, the Community Engagement Coordinator will lead volunteer recruitment and engagement efforts, and manage United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties signature programs and events, including Stuff the Bus (school supply drive), Golf United, United Way Week, Days of Service, Fill-a-Mayflower, LIVE UNITED Awards & Campaign Celebration, etc.

The position will be full-time (40 hours/week, primarily 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday with additional evenings/weekends as needed).



  • Plan events, including contacting sponsors and vendors to support the event and soliciting volunteers to help with the event preparation and implementation.

  • Create systems, policies and procedures for effective fundraising, recruitment and retention of event participants, partners and sponsors.

  • Work with volunteer committees to engage and support input into the event programs.

  • Manage all tasks successfully adhering to established timelines.

  • Secure and manage event venues, set-up, catering, equipment arrangements (i.e. audio-visual, permits, entertainment, gifts, etc.).

  • In concert with development staff, secure sponsorships, recruit event attendees, solicit underwriting and items for in-kind donations for all events.

  • Ensure appropriate communication, engagement and acknowledgement with sponsors and donors.

  • Solicit, cultivate, train and acknowledge volunteers for all events.

  • Track sponsorships sold, tickets purchased and all event expenses.

  • Maintain information about event attendees, sponsors, in-kind donors in database.

  • Prepare all post-event correspondence including thank you notes to sponsors, attendees, donors, volunteers and committee members.

  • Assist with annual campaign coordination, promotion and awareness.

  • Develop a deep understanding of United Way’s brand, mission and positioning to ensure that all materials leverage the brand and communicate our message clearly and effectively.

  • Collaborate cross departmentally to determine goals, measurable outcomes and content, incorporating “mission moments” and fundraising opportunities.

  • Contribute innovative ideas and solutions to all events.

  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Utilizing Donation Tracker (software), assist with data entry and gift processing.

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the Mt. Pleasant office.



  • Bachelors degree

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, presentation and communication skills

  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task

  • Experience in development/fundraising

  • Experience in event planning and execution

  • Ability to connect well with constituents and manage volunteers



  • 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.