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Resource Development Director

Mason City, IA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Associate Degree
$41,000 to $50,000 per year

Published on 4 Aug 2023

Expires on 5 May 2023

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Resource Development Director

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About United Way of North Central Iowa
United Way of North Central Iowa serves Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, and Mitchell Counties. 

United Way of North Central Iowa works to build strong resources for strong communities. Our niche is building resources to meet community needs.  A successful candidate will align with our core values:

  1. Commitment to the Community
  2. Dedicated to strong, inclusive relationships
  3. Tenacious
  4. Honest and Genuine
  5. Fun, Humor, and Joy
  6. Innovative problem solvers.



Major areas of responsibilities include directing the Annual Campaign and building the resources needed to fulfill the mission of United Way of North Central Iowa.  Assume key responsibilities for all public relations and coordinate events.  Oversee the design and update of the website and other electronic communication.


Annual Campaign

  1. Oversee the creation of the campaign video from script to production, working with the video producer and designer
  2. Develop campaign printed materials (brochures, pledge cards, posters, CEO booklets, etc.) Maintain inventory of campaign and marketing materials, and placed orders as needed
  3. Recruit and track businesses promoting annual campaigns (through their marquees and other opportunities)
  4. Develop campaign ads
  5. Oversee the creation of the community campaign displays and logo thermometers; and develop and maintain the schedule
  6. Provide leadership for and assist in the development and execution of campaign fundraising goals, objectives, and strategies
  7. Assist in the recruitment, training, and management of campaign volunteers
  8. Schedule, prepare agendas, and attend meetings with campaign volunteers, community leaders, and donor prospects as needed
  9. Lead campaign volunteers in conducting the annual campaign
  10. Assist in the research and analysis of campaign data and recommend strategies based on that research
  11. Prepare and monitor the budget for the annual campaign
  12. Develop and implement annual and long-range plans to maximize the success of annual fundraising
  13. Supervise the research and monitor the quality of the donor database in conjunction with the Database Specialist
  14. Provide information to the finance committee on the development of campaign reports
  15. Supervise the ongoing maintenance of the campaign database including quality control and continual accuracy improvement                                              

B.  Relationship Management

  1. Develop relationships and establish partnerships with community leaders
  2. Spend a minimum of 50% of the time out of the office in order to engage with donors and volunteers.
  3. Research, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward Donors and potential UWNCI supporters.
  4. Speak about United Way of North Central Iowa (UWNCI) and its annual campaign at campaign meetings, service clubs, and other community meetings
  5. Develop partnerships between accounts and United Way that result in increased participation in Days of Caring, Sponsorships, Gifts-in-Kind, Special Events, and Corporate Engagement.
  6. Work with VP of Communications & Engagement to create impactful donor-centric materials.
  7. Timely processing of donor and account information for entry into CRM, achieving monthly and quarterly benchmarks.
  8. Planning and scheduling workplace campaigns and presenting about UW to workplace campaigns

C.        Event Management

1. Form volunteer event committees as needed, and work with them on planning and implementing events

2.  With event committee co-chairs, coordinate agendas, meetings, and minutes of meetings

4.  Plan and implement events (Campaign Kick-Off, Campaign Celebration, and other events as assigned)

5.  Work with the Day of Caring Committee on the development and implementation of the Day of Caring for businesses and agencies


  • Prefer but not required, a bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of successful experience in business, sales, relationship marketing, communications, fundraising support, and/or event planning. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.   
  • Knowledge of special events and entrepreneurial fundraising via web-based tools (Social Media, e-giving, etc.)
  • Ability to make timely decisions and operate effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Able to self-focus and time management skills
  • Ability to make presentations to large and small audiences.
  • Ability to work with community organizations; ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, volunteers, donors, agencies, and the general public.


On-site, flexible, travel within an 8-county region required


  1. Serve as backup for answering phones and receiving visitors
  2. Facilitate and take minutes at applicable meetings
  3. Attend Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings as assigned by the CEO
  4. Represent UWNCI on community committees and at community functions as assigned
  5. Understand and believe in the UWNCI vision and mission, and advocate for the vision and mission in the North Central Iowa Communities
  6. Seek out and participate in appropriate professional development opportunities
  7. Work with CEO on special projects
  8. Handle other responsibilities as determined by the CEO

●    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.
●    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.