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Director of Resource Development

Eau Claire, WI

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

Full time
Bachelor's Degree
Associate Degree

Published on 27 Nov 2022

Expires on 31 Jan 2023

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

  • Manage and lead corporate relations, major and planned gifts, new business/new partnerships, donor relations, and resource development operations
  • Create annual action plan aligned within the organizational strategy in collaboration with staff and volunteers
  • Develop annual campaign structure, keeping in mind changing priorities of donors and current community needs
  • 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 Campaign Cabinet
  • Track results, analyze the progress of annual goals and metrics and make recommendations as needed
  • Create and manage annual resource development budget
  • Establish and develop operating procedures affecting resource development
  • Keep apprised of current and evolving philanthropic trends
  • Represent UWGCV at events in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties

Special Events

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

Affinity Groups

Participation in the oversight of the Emerging Leaders Society including:

  • Ensure alignment with UWGCV priorities
  • Encourage involvement in annual UWGCV campaign
  • Provide leadership development opportunities
  • Support development of materials
  • Recruit and support Advisory Council Chair and the work of that role including events (including social, networking, or community service), membership, and communications with group member


  • Education and/or experience in business, marketing, fundraising/sales, or public relations
  • 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 Office 365 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

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.