United Way Jobs


locationWashington Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 2 months ago
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience


1015 15th Street, NW Suite 1200, Washington, DC




Senior Vice President


 United Way NCA offers competitive compensation and benefits including substantial paid leave, healthcare benefits, a matching retirement plan, and a great work environment.

Mission: United Way of the National Capital Area is committed to the health, education, and economic opportunity of every person in our community, regardless of race, gender, income, and ability.

We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of the public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors, and the only organization that can mobilize the best resources and people to lead collective impact for our community. Through our Community Commitment and programmatic focus, we are transforming our region and changing the story for thousands of people in a meaningful way.

Who We Serve: The ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population represents nearly 500,000 low- and moderate-income households in our region that earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living for the county/state in which they live. United Way NCA’s ALICE Lives Here initiative is one of United Way NCA’s strategic programs established to address the issues of inequity in our systems for employment, education, health and food access, financial stability, and opportunities for all to grow to the best of their abilities.

Equity: Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is fundamental to our mission. We infuse DEI in all our business operations, hiring practices and community impact initiatives.

Overview: Are you driven and passionate about ensuring that everyone has equitable access to health, education, and economic opportunity? Are you a natural leader who loves to build and develop teams? Are you a change-agent who is looking to make a lasting impact in your community and within your organization? If so, you may be just what we are looking for as we expand our team. Take a closer look and reach out if you meet these qualifications.

Position Description: Reporting to the SVP, the Leader, Major Gifts is an important member of the Development/Fundraising department and will help build and lead United Way NCA’s individual giving efforts. They will manage a portfolio of prospects, current and lapse donors, targeting five- and six-figure gifts. The Leader, Major Gifts is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors to include support for Alexis de Tocqueville Society and other related programs to support United Way NCA. They will focus on strategically building and expanding the organization's Individual Giving program with a goal of significantly increasing the base of annual gifts. This position is ideal for a dynamic, results and relationship-driven, well-organized development professional who is committed to United Way NCA’s mission and has a passion for building development/fundraising programs.

The Leader, Major Gifts is responsible for maintaining and increasing annual revenue through the development, implementation and management of comprehensive major gifts moves management plan. Internally this position will work closely with SVP and cross functionally to leverage and enhance donor and prospect engagement to inspire deeper connection to the mission and programs of United Way NCA.

Key Responsibilities: The Leader, Major Gifts will work closely with the SVP and Development/Fundraising Team to build, implement, grow, and maintain long-term cross-functional strategic plans focused on immediate, near-term, and long-term major and planned gifts.

Portfolio Management

Secure major gifts at the five- and six-figure levels.

Directly responsible for managing and growing a portfolio of individual donors and prospects generating minimum of

$1M in annual revenue designated to United Way NCA. Increase annual revenue 3% - 5% from major gifts,

Establish and maintain a qualified fundraising pipeline/prospects, focused on achieving stretch goals to support enhanced revenue streams.

Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including United Way NCA’s donor database and wealth screening tools.

Work with the Development/Fundraising department to align efforts and set goals. Create and implement moves management plans.

Make direct, face-to-face solicitations and work with program staff to develop individualized donor strategies; to include donor communications.

Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition. Track and report progress using specific metrics.

Job Requirements:

Solid Educational Background and Experience - Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or equivalent experience is required. Minimum one (8) year fundraising, with demonstrated experience preferably in Major Gifts moves management and relationship building including at least five years of front-line fundraising and working with individual donors.

Drives Revenue & Impact – Results driven, with a relentless focus on gaining resources to support United Way’s mission and community impact focused strategic objectives. Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability to develop alliances and coordinate shared interests of all parties. Excellent problem-solving skills designed to meet the challenges of the organization. Possess ability to meet predetermined revenue goals.

Strategic Relationship Building – People person with a keen knack for developing, maintaining, and deepening strategic relationships that generate the resources that support United Way’s mission. Strong knowledge of fundraising and desire to learn. Demonstrated success managing a portfolio of individual donors at the five- and six-figure levels.  Ability to develop strong personal relationships through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Planned giving experience a plus.

Effective & Engaging Communicator – An effective and passionate communicator, articulating the United Way message in a way that inspires others to act in service to the organization and the community.

Embracing and Managing Change – Champions and facilitates change to ensure long-term community sustainability. Adapts successfully to changing needs while maintaining positive relationships with all constituents, internal and external.

Entrepreneurial and Innovative – Creatively seeks new opportunities to generate revenue and other resources that add greater value to the organization and the community. Demonstrated entrepreneurial ability to develop alliances and coordinate shared interests of all parties. Excellent problem-solving skills designed to meet the challenges of the organization.

Successful candidates must pass criminal background and reference checks.

United Way of the National Capital Area   

EOE M/F/D/V                                                                                                                         unitedwaynca.org

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience