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Director, Gifts In Kind

Fort Myers, FL, USA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
Associate Degree
$61,000 to $70,000 per year

Published on 18 Feb 2022

Expires on 18 Feb 2022

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Director, Gifts In Kind

Job Title: Director, Gifts in Kind    

Status: Exempt

Reports to: COO

Hiring Range: $61,000-$70,000 DOE

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United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades (UWLHG) is a volunteer driven organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community. This is accomplished through fundraising, fund distribution (90+ partners), community building, volunteer advancement, and information and referral. UWLHG is an $16 million nonprofit social services organization, with 64 employees in four locations. The majority of funding is from private donations although UWLHG also receives local, state, and federal grants.


The Gifts in Kind Director oversees all aspects of the Gifts in Kind, School Resource Center, and other related programming. Responsible for cultivating productive and meaningful relationships with donors and community organizations that advance the mission of United Way and its programs.

Essential Functions

  1. Oversee program staff to ensure program efficiencies throughout Gifts in Kind, School Resource Center, and other special initiatives.
  2. Ensure Gifts in Kind staff are effectively coordinating and executing deliveries, pickups, and thanking/receipt process.
  3. Ensure maintenance of the Gifts in Kind Shopify website and the School Resource Center’s web-based ordering platform, including making sure inventory is up-to-date and that orders are being taken and fulfilled in a timely manner within both systems.
  4. Work with the United Way Volunteer Center to support program staff and facilities by hosting Days of Caring and other volunteer groups. This includes inventory organization, painting, landscaping, order fulfilment, and other projects as determined.
  5. Nurture relationships with key stakeholders such as the School District of Lee County, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and other identified organizations and individuals.
  6. Work closely with program staff to provide monthly program reports and updates as needed for United Way Board meetings, donor reports, and other events.
  7. Work closely with individual program staff to ensure inventory is appropriately tracked and reported, as well as ensure that value documentation is done in such a way that is compliant with United Way’s annual audit.
  8. Work closely with program staff to ensure inventory within all programs is moving in and out in an efficient manner that aligns with supporting the needs of the communities they serve.
  9. Spearhead and encourage program staff to organize distribution events such as Christmas in July for Lee County teachers at the Community Impact Center at Bell Tower.
  10. Report on a quarterly basis, or otherwise determined, with the United Way Finance department to ensure consistency and efficiencies for the Gifts in Kind inventory.
  11. In partnership with the Director of HR & Operations, oversee the daily maintenance of Gifts in Kind facilities and equipment including, but not limited to, vehicles, warehouses, satellite storage facilities, and fork lifts.
  12. Ensure program staff observes all relevant safety procedures in relation to the organization, or warehouse specific policies.
  13. Work with program staff to provide weekly social media content to the Marketing Manager for Bell Tower Tuesday & Thursday posts.
  14. Work closely with organizational department heads to ensure internal needs are being met through the Gifts in Kind program, as available.
  15. Attend networking events and relevant board meetings, as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Community Impact, to further advance the United Way mission and the goals of the Gifts in Kind programs.
  16. In times of emergency activation, work with the Emergency Operations Center as determined to support relief efforts across the community.
  17. Work with multiple departments to achieve individual and departmental goals as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Community Impact. 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position oversees four direct reports.

Qualifications: The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to satisfactorily perform the essential job duties. 

Education and/or Experience:  Minimum of BA or BS degree or comparable work experience.  A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of project management, or warehouse operations experience preferred. Prior experience for nonprofit employer, or prior experience creating and implementing programs and supervision is preferred. Forklift certification experience preferred.

Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management, Community Relations and Project Management, and Inventory Management preferred.

Interpersonal Skills:  Excellent active listening, interpersonal, persuasion, and presentation skills required. Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and judgment skills required.  Business writing skills are necessary.  Strong administrative and operational skills essential.   

Language Skills:  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to present information to and respond to questions from groups of diverse organizational employees, managers, and senior level high profile decision makers. 

Computer Skills:  Requires knowledge of MS office software and data base programs. Experience with CRM systems and inventory software preferred. 

Presentations Skills:  Excellent public speaking and presentation skills needed.    

Licenses:  Valid Florida Driver’s License with a driving record that meets our insurance guidelines. 

Other Skills:  Problem solving capabilities and cultural diversity skills.  

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motion and occasionally to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  There may be additional physical requirements associated with events or special projects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job operates in a professional office environment, warehouse, off site venues and outside event areas in various weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically weekdays between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Evening and weekend events to be required as job duties demand.

United Way is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions.  United Way will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Additional information:

UWLHGO is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunity to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Working with diverse staff and other constituents
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunity to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Paid Health and Dental Insurance for employee, 401K, and Monthly Accrued PTO