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Philanthropy & Relations Manager

Philanthropy & Relations Manager

locationEl Paso, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 4 weeks ago
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

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United Way of El Paso County is committed to improving the lives and futures of all people in the community. We bring together expertise, funding and volunteer support to positively impact education, health, basic needs, and financial stability. In partnership with others, we work to eliminate inequities experienced by diverse populations so that all people have a safe, healthy home environment, achieve their educational potential, and increase their financial stability. We commit to building bridges across cultural, racial, religious, and economic boundaries.

POSITION: PHILANTHROPY & RELATIONS MANAGER REPORTS TO: Director of Philanthropy Purpose: The Philanthropy & Relations Manager supports the mission of

United Way of El Paso County (UWEPC) by developing strategies to grow and enhance donor networks; leading philanthropy for new major donor and corporate investment giving efforts; and providing support for grant research and coordination.



Donor Networks – 50%

 Manage and lead donor networks, Tocqueville, Leadership, United Way Young Leaders Society, and RISE:

o Establish and maintain staff support at all levels of leadership involvement (Advisory Board, Planning Committee(s), etc.).

o Provide staff leadership and/or support for year-round engagement and activity plan:

 Speaker series,  Volunteer projects,  Leadership development,  Networking events.

o Collaborate with Directors of Philanthropy and Marketing to develop, coordinate, and execute comprehensive social media and digital marketing/outreach efforts i.e. Websites, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram.

 Research and develop new donor networks to engage targeted communities.  Develop strategies to expand donor networks group donor base and create

campaigns around engaging more members at the corporate level.  Track and update donor networks group membership through donor management


o Timely entry of member information into the data management system.

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o Cross-department coordination to ensure accuracy of network lists and updated contact information.

 Ensure integration of donor network activities with all UWEPC departments and programs as well as maintaining direct ties to UWEPC mission and strategy.

 Collect, organize, and report data related to donor engagement including Global Results Framework common indicators.

 Plan and execute donor and sponsor recognition and “thank you” efforts.

Philanthropy – 25%

 Support Director of Philanthropy’s recruitment of new donors.

 Assist to implement strategies that meet goals within workplace giving campaigns and year-round corporate engagement needs.

 Assist in gathering and analyzing donor data and metrics related to engagement to determine the best methods of outreach as well as areas of impact of most interest for current and potential donors. Utilize findings to customize and tailor messaging and engagement opportunities.

 Conduct presentations to employees, key executives, and other special interest


 Assist with annual Appreciation Luncheon to solicit table sales from corporate donors, ensuring corporate donors are appropriately acknowledged and coordinating thank-you’ s and appreciation gifts.

Grant Research and Coordination – 25%

 Research and identify grant opportunities that align with UWEPC’s mission, initiatives and impact programs.

 Works with leadership team to develop a thorough understanding of organizational priorities and develop and implement an annual grants strategy to secure new and maintain renewable grant funding.

 Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare and submit timely and compelling grant proposals/applications.

 Works and collaborates with key staff to ensure that essential elements of the grant project are gathered and communicated in documents.

 Establishes and maintains relationships with public and private funders.

QUALIFICATIONS—KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in subjects related to public relations, communications, marketing, or social services, plus five years of volunteer or work experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience related to the duties of the position.

Knowledge of the non-profit sector is a plus.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Experience serving on a board of directors is a plus.

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Experience or the ability to quickly learn and use a variety of other software platforms (e.g. Salesforce Upic, Asana)

Experience in event planning is a plus.

Must be able to work a flexible schedule with the possibility of early morning, evening, and weekend work.

Intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel); Intermediate knowledge of social media and website management platforms i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Wix; and Intermediate knowledge of virtual meeting platforms i.e. Zoom, GoToMeeting, Facebook Live, Microsoft Teams.

Valid driver’s license, insurance and vehicle required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee. 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. Continual use of the hands with wrist and finger movement using a keyboard is required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include long hours viewing a computer monitor screen and occasionally lifting up to 25 pounds.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Experience working in collaborative environments and cross functionally to achieve goals.

Strong project and time management, process improvement, or other applicable experience.

Strong analytical skills using data to support decisions.

Problem-solver and self-starter who initiates solutions; collaborates and negotiates effectively with team members, partners, and stakeholders. Strong ability to distill and

communicate complex issues and concepts to others.

Personal attributes of honesty, integrity, professional behavior, tact, sense of urgency, and sense of humor. Champions new ideas and initiatives and creates an environment that supports innovation. Articulates and inspires commitment to a plan of action aligned with organizational mission and goals. Ensures the delivery of exceptional service and value to the communities we serve.

Core Competencies for all UWEPC Staff

 Mission Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to the mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.

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 Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before processes 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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

 Behaviors reflect a belief that individuals from diverse backgrounds lead to a more successful organization.

 Educates oneself about DEI issues within the organization and community.

 Demonstrates a willingness to become aware of and address one’s own implicit biases.

 Deliberately works to include individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in efforts both internally and externally as appropriate.

 Identifies and integrates the tools and resources needed to create environments that are more equitable.

Job Classification Salary: $40,000 - $48,000

This is a full time exempt position with competitive Benefits (Health, Dental, Life Insurance and Retirement Contributions). The United Way of El Paso County is an equal opportunity employer. We champion diversity,

equity, and inclusion. We take action to ensure equal opportunity and all candidates are

considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation,

gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any

other legally protected status.

Fields of study

  • Sociology / Politics / Administration
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Cultural sciences

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience

Salary range

  • $41,000 to $50,000 per year

Required languages

  • English

Skills and Competencies

  • Brand Steward
  • Mission Focused
  • Collaborator
  • Results-Driven
  • Relationship-Oriented