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Director of Resource Development

Eau Claire, WI

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

Full time
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 22 Jun 2021

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Director of Resource Development

About United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley: United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley includes both Chippewa and Eau Claire counties in Wisconsin.  Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000, is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire along with 6,000 students at Chippewa Valley Technical College.  Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. See all that the Eau Claire area has to offer by visiting 

Compensation & Benefits: Base salary and incentive pay based on experience, flex benefit plan after 90 days of continuous employment, retirement plan after one year of continuous employment. 

Position Overview: Provide strategic and operational leadership for resource development in support of United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s (UWGCV) mission to improve lives and create stronger communities.  Oversees all aspects of UWGCV’s resource development strategies and initiatives that includes the annual fundraising campaign, special events, affinity groups, planned giving, endowment and sponsorships. This position works closely with the Director of Marketing to plan and execute effective public relations, strategic communications and projects that build the United Way brand and strengthen relationships with key constituencies.  This position leads and directs all Resource Development volunteers to maintain superior donor relationships and meet measurable revenue goals. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
Community Campaign Planning and Organization, Relationship Management and Cross Functional Support

  • Responsible for managing and leading all RD lines of business including: corporate relations, major and planned gifts, new business/new partnerships, donor relations, and resource development operation
  • Work with key volunteers and staff on the creation of an annual action plan aligned within the organizational strategy
  • Organize and develop an effective campaign structure
  • Ensure that year-round workplace development serves as a primary touch point where UWGCV can most effectively link individual’s philanthropic aspirations and community needs
  • Assure the recruitment, training and motivation of all volunteers within the fundraising division
  • Track results, analyze the progress of annual goals and metrics and make recommendations as needed
  • Work with Exec. Director and accounting staff in developing budgets and assume the responsibility for their administration
  • Assist the Exec. Director in establishing and developing appropriate operating policies and procedures affecting RD initiatives
  • Keep apprised of current and evolving resource development trends, as well as economic, political, technical and general business trends that may impact UWGCV’s resource development results
  • Updates skills regularly to enhance knowledge of resource development best practices
  • Represent UWGCV at public functions

Special Events

  • Support annual golf tournament planning
  • Workplace campaign and donor related events such as Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards, Celebrate the Circle, etc.  

Affinity Groups
Oversee, manage, and implement all aspects of the Emerging Leaders Society including:

  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Social events and networking
  • Community Service
  • Membership
  • Communications with group members
  • Staff liaison for Advisory Council
  • Development of materials
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in a related field (e.g., public relations, marketing, business, etc.)
  • At least two years of experience working with groups and organizations in a community environment
  • Fundraising or business development experience preferred
  • Demonstration of client relationship management
  • Proficiency using computers, including MS Office, the Internet, and databases
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, specifically public speaking
  • Strong relationship- and team-building skills
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Capable of working effectively and exercise sound judgement with limited supervision
  • Able to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information
  • Willingness to collaborate with United Way staff on other initiatives and activities as a representative of Resource Development

Physical Demands/Work Requirements:

  • Skill and manual dexterity in the use of computer keyboard 
  • Physical exertion, including bending, standing and walking.  Must be able to move or carry objects and materials
  • Must be able to lift approximately 25 pounds occasionally
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record

United Way Core Competencies for all Staff:

  • 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.