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Corporate Engagement Manager

locationDes Moines, IA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 1 week ago
Sales / Distribution
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
$61,000 - $65,000 per year

United Way of Central Iowa is seeking a Corporate Engagement Manager to create, grow, and maintain year-round relationships with individuals and organizations to secure resources that support community needs and achieve United Way of Central Iowa’s strategy, United to Thrive. The Corporate Engagement Manager is a part of the Advancement Team which works closely with volunteers, non-profits, and other organizations to develop and execute community strategies while ensuring the money raised has the greatest impact on our community. This is a great opportunity for individuals with skills in sales, fundraising, and strong relationship building. Individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

This position offers a full benefits package, a hybrid remote work schedule, (2 days at home, 3 days in the office) and a starting salary range from $61,000 to $65,000 depending on experience.

Essential Accountabilities Include (but not limited to): 

  • Develops and grows meaningful relationships with key company leaders, company influencers, and other individuals within assigned areas of responsibility for the workplace campaign.
  • Seeks creative ways to engage and initiate year-round activities and strategies with corporate contacts in alignment with the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and/or Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) goals.
  • Maintains knowledge about UWCI organizational mission, goals, Community Impact strategies, and community needs to effectively communicate UWCI’s message to external parties that builds meaningful and sustainable engagement.
  • Represents United Way at campaign events, including preparing and delivering presentations at employee meetings, special events, donor receptions, and volunteer activities.
  • Integrates and implements revenue goals and strategies into work plans, projects, and initiatives. 
  • Assists Employee Campaign Chairs (ECCs), CEOs, and foundation and community relations contacts in planning and executing employee campaigns and engagement activities using effective relationship building and customer service skills. 
  • Utilizes the CRM applications to monitor account information and progress to create related and useful data and reports. Closely manages assigned corporate accounts by tracking, updating, analyzing, and evaluating data. 
  • Engages and utilizes the expertise of segment volunteers to deepen their ties and support of United Way.
  • Coordinates and leads regular touchpoint meetings with corporate contacts and volunteers, either in person or virtual.
  • Works closely with other Corporate Engagement Managers and the Advancement Team as well as cross-functionally across the organization. 
  • Supervises the activities of assigned Loaned Executives during the fall campaign by mentoring, guiding, motivating, monitoring, and acknowledging progress on work assigned.
  • Leads and coordinates group trainings for Loaned Executives and volunteers based on team assignments. 

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Experience may be considered in lieu of some education.
  • Minimum two years of experience in sales, fundraising or volunteer management related to fundraising. Nonprofit experience and knowledge desired. 
  • Technically savvy with strong computer skills, including experience in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; CRM database navigation; and various virtual platforms (Microsoft Teams, Zoom).
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and own transportation.

Must have proven competencies in:

  • Relationship building
  • Customer oriented
  • Cultural competence 
  • Project management
  • Presentation skills
  • Project Management
  • Team-oriented
  • Creative
  • Problem solving
  • Communication Skills – oral and written
  • Analytical skills
  • Volunteer management
  • Facilitation skills


Why choose United Way of Central Iowa?

United Way of Central Iowa is an established and highly respected nonprofit in the Central Iowa area and the United Way Worldwide network. Employees at UWCI have a passion for the organization’s mission and community impact work and strive to create a positive, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Our Core Values of Compassion, Integrity, Community Engagement, Responsiveness and Striving for Excellence is the foundation for how we do our work and to reach our aspiration to “Engage Community to Empower All.” In addition to a competitive salary, a hybrid work schedule, and a robust benefits package that includes health insurance, a dental and vision plan, 401(k) with match and paid life insurance, we offer the following:

  • A positive work environment that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion principles
  • Generous paid vacation plan, holidays, a personal holiday, and sick time
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • Convenient central Des Moines location with free parking
  • Free, newly remodeled on-site fitness center
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Commitment to employee professional development 
  • Fun monthly opportunities for employees to build camaraderie
  • Wellness initiatives

United Way is an equal opportunity organization and all qualified applicants for employment or contract assignments will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, skin color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental abilities, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, age, family or marital status, veteran status or other characteristic protected by applicable. United Way of Central Iowa will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the role requirements and any applicable local, state, and Federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please call 515-246-6516.

Fields of study

  • Marketing / Sales

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Salary range

  • $61,000 - $65,000 per year

Skills and Competencies

  • Relationship-Oriented
  • Effective and Engaging Communication
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • MS Office