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Director Of Resource Development

Everett, WA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
$81,000 to $90,000 per year

Published on 15 Oct 2022

Expires on 8 Nov 2022

Director Of Resource Development


  • Position Type: Full Time/Regular/Partial Remote Option – Everett, WA
  • Hiring Range: $80K-$90K Annual Salary, DOE
  • Benefits: Medical, dental, life, LTD, FSA, HSA, up to 6% employer contribution to retirement savings 403(b) plan, paid leave & 11 holidays, 37.5-hour work week, flexible work schedule, free parking.
  • To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter here by November 8, for first consideration
  • Start Date: Approximately January 4, 2023


Our Core Work


Through our CORE work, United Way of Snohomish County works with community partners to help local families with young children who are fighting to escape poverty. We believe the most effective way to achieve this goal is by focusing on systemic change, ensuring that families live to their fullest potential for generations to come regardless of race, place, and ability. Underlying everything we do is a commitment to equity. CORE: Creating Open Roads to Equity is bold and collaborative work, which recognizes that solving a multi-faceted issue like poverty requires complex solutions that remove barriers within and between systems that include education, jobs, health care, housing, nonprofits, and government. United Way supports CORE Collaboratives in Snohomish County, as well, made up of more than 100 community partners, through facilitating learning opportunities, encouraging thoughtful and responsible data use, facilitating connections between the partners, and advocating for policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels.

Who We Are


We are not your typical United Way. We have been a part of the Snohomish County community for over 80 years. We are invested in the well-being of the people around us and in the last few years, we have become more invested than ever. United Way of Snohomish County is no longer simply a funder who expects complex problems to be solved by the same siloed solutions. We believe real change comes from leaning into uncomfortable spaces and disrupting what was to build something better. Through our CORE Collaborative approach, we are an active partner in five CORE Collaboratives—groups of more than 100 cross-sector partners working together in unique ways for families in our community.


CORE brings partners together in truly collaborative ways, recognizes the needs of both the child and adult at the same time, and works to remove barriers in our historically inequitable systems so families can escape the traps of poverty.


 Candidate Description

We are searching for our next Director of Resource Development to build on the legacy of strong corporate partnership while strengthening efforts to attract individual and foundation support. We are in search of a dynamic leader to join our team and work with staff and volunteers in diversifying our revenue portfolio. This position will serve as a presence in the community promoting UWSC’s CORE approach and bring together corporations, individuals, foundations, and governments to support collaborative, long-term solutions so that families can live to their fullest potential regardless of race, place, and ability.


UWSC’s next Director of Resource Development must be a proven and successful fundraiser with the presence and confidence to close six-figure gifts. We are looking for an individual whose passion and understanding of our mission will inspire, engage, and educate current and prospective donors to make significant and meaningful financial contributions. The ideal candidate will have a head for strategy and an entrepreneurial spirit. They will work with key staff, board, and volunteer partners to create and implement a dynamic resource development model to sustain and grow UWSC’s revenue.


The Resource Development Director will have experience in, equitable fundraising practices and support our development in this area. They will be able to create and implement strategies grounded in racial and social justice. The Director must be willing to communicate our values of equity and integrity while navigating complex relationships with donors, funders, and community leadership.


The Director of Resource Development will lead a team focusing on corporate and foundation relationships and grants, workplace giving campaigns, and major and leadership giving. The success of the director will depend in large part on their ability to communicate and collaborate internally and externally. The Director must lead with confidence while also recognizing, encouraging, and providing opportunities for their team’s individual and collective strengths and skillsets to be visible and develop.


The Director of Resource Development role is a member of the UWSC’s leadership team which includes the Director of Impact, Director of Marketing & Communications, Director of Finance, and Director of Human Resources.


We welcome candidates who:

  • Demonstrate the skills, abilities, and experience needed for this role regardless of education and compensation history.
  • Are inspired by our values of integrity, collaboration, innovation, equity, and outcome oriented.
  • Are willing to grow in personal and professional learnings of social and racial justice.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for young children and their families experiencing systemic economic poverty.


Key Responsibilities


  • Oversee the design and implementation of resource development strategies, including donor outreach and events.
  • Oversee and ensure progress towards annual fundraising goals.
  • Build and maintain relationships between local labor in Snohomish County and the United Way. Responsibilities may include attending Snohomish Labor Council meetings representing United Way, overseeing the investment of United Way’s annual allocation to the Labor Advisory Committee, and maintaining awareness of political, social, and economic factors in the community that may affect the work of United Way.
  • Work with the Director of Finance to develop and monitor revenue streams to better understand and communicate cash flow. Additionally, work together to set financial milestones to establish achievements to celebrate and opportunities for course correction.
  • Work with Director Marketing & Communications to develop marketing and communications to support revenue strategies and goals.
  • Maintain a portfolio of top corporate, foundation, and major donors and prospects; develop and implement strategies for engagement in UWSC activities and increased giving.
  • Support collaborative fundraising efforts with the CORE Collaborative partners.
  • Provide the CEO and UWSC board of directors with regular updates on development team activities; provide data relevant to tracking fundraising progress and planning.
  • Steward the UWSC board of directors’ giving to CORE and support the board’s understand of fundraising efforts.
  • Hire, motivate, supervise, evaluate, and mentor the resource development team and create a supportive, goal-oriented work environment based on respect, meaningful communication, and teamwork.
  • Represent UWSC in the community on boards, panels, commissions, and events that support UWSC’s community and fundraising goals.
  • Stay informed and up to date on community, state and national issues that have a bearing on the work of UWSC and ensure that the resource development team kept informed and current.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the United Way nationally and build positive relationships across the United Way system.
  • Create and monitor the resource development budget; work with the leadership team in creating the organization’s overall budget by providing accurate information and the best forecasts possible. Create accurate projections to report regular progress to the leadership team and board of directors.
  • Work with data team to ensure software programs are meeting the needs of the resource development department in achieving fundraising goals and client relationship documentation needs.


Preferred Qualifications


  • 5+ years related experience and progressive leadership with a proven history of high level, high return fundraising or business development results based on building strong, lasting relationships with donors/customers, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with securing foundation and/or government grants, a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience working in Snohomish County, a plus.
  • History of collaborating effectively with all people across a wide range of economic status, ability, race, gender, educational level, or sexual orientation; can speak passionately to the importance of equity as a key factor for improving lives through CORE programs.
  • Exceptional planning and execution skills with a results-oriented record of achievement; the ability to set goals, meet deadlines and evaluate results.
  • Seasoned, team- and goal-oriented leader experienced in creating and supervising effective teams where staff enjoy working, contributing, and reaching organizational goals; knows how to create and nurture healthy work environments which inspire creativity and commitment; can analyze staffing needs and performance and make changes when required.
  • Strong collaborator within and outside of an organization. Collaborative cross-sector experience and a demonstrated competence in public, private and philanthropic partnerships. Open minded, entrepreneurial, and willing to learn from others.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and networking skills with the ability to engage, inspire and educate in personal meetings, group settings and in the written form.
  • Brings humility and a deep commitment to philanthropy and empathy for those who struggle to maintain self-sufficiency, personal well-being, and hope.


Other Requirements

  • Current, valid driver’s license; use of private vehicle and valid automobile insurance
  • Offer of employment is contingent upon meeting a criminal history check review standard.



Physical Demands and Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:

  • Engage in ongoing communication in-person as well as through electronic means.
  • Regularly use computer laptop, tablet, keyboard, screens, webcam, desk phone and photocopier.
  • Frequently sit and/or move throughout the office.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work in a business setting of cubicles and offices.
  • Work full time (37.5 hrs./wk.), some weekends and evenings as needed.


The physical demands and work environment described are representative of those for 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.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


United Way of Snohomish County (United Way) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, advancement, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment.