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Resource Development Specialist

Rochester, MN

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$31,000 to $40,000 per year

Published on 9 Jun 2022

Expires on 9 Jun 2022

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Resource Development Specialist

TITLE: Resource Development Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Resource Development
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Resource Development
STARTING SALARY: $40,000-$45,000

United Way of Olmsted County (UWOC) is a community change organization that fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community. United Way fights to erase divisions, bridge divides, and right inequities. We connect people with resources that change lives and transform our community. You can learn more about our organization, our impact, and our values at


  • This role is managed by the Vice President of Resource Development and sits on United Way’s Resource Development team, which is a team of four.
  • Our team has a strengths-based culture and finds value in diverse skills and strengths.
  • Our team is a group of dedicated and persistent relationship builders, who help inspire others to share their time, talents, and treasures to advance the mission of UWOC to achieve community-level change. We serve as representatives of the mission and clarifying questions to better understand how we can ensure resources are secured to fund the mission.
  • We are looking for someone to take on the role of our Resource Development Specialist. This role will require a high degree of relationship building both individually and in a group setting in a variety of workplaces in our community as well as an exceptional organizational ability.
  • This role also provides support for the Resource Development Operations Specialist in maintaining our donor database as well as monitoring it for strategic opportunities. This support will need an ability to work as part of a team as well as a keen eye for detail.
  • In other nonprofit organizations this role may have a title like “Fundraiser.”

The Resource Development Specialist recruits, develops, and supports the volunteers (workplace champions) who are the core to the success of our annual workplace campaign. An annual workplace campaign allows businesses in our area to encourage philanthropic giving, primarily through payroll deduction.
The United Way raises approximately 70% of our funding through our workplace campaigns. Approximately 100 businesses in Olmsted County run a workplace campaign. Understanding the motivation, goals and needs of the businesses, their employees and their volunteers, the Resource Development Specialist assures us of a successful annual workplace campaign.


  • Collaborate with volunteers within a business to run an effective workplace fundraising campaigns to achieve revenue goals.
  • Recruit, train, and support campaign volunteers through their workplace so they can be effective advocates as they invite their fellow co-workers to invest philanthropically in our community.
  • Complete corporate grant applications as assigned.
  • Lead the development and organization of campaign supplies. This may include training documents, swag gifts, flyers and other items deemed necessary to run an effective campaign.
  • Responsible for the assembly for distribution files (including website) and the distribution of all supplies to the workplace champions.
  • Manage relationships with 75-100 mid-level donors (giving $250-$499) and potential donors (otherwise known as a portfolio of donors), and applies a moves management approach with these donors and prospective donors, with a documented custom cultivation (relationship building and introduction and inclusion in UWOCs mission) strategy for each donor.
  • Assist with events and volunteer activities as needed.

Database Management:

  • Keep workplace campaign employee lists up to date.
  • Design and distribute surveys for volunteers and donors.
  • Help set up targeted local workplaces with an online giving campaign.
  • Maintain an up-to-date list of workplace campaign volunteers.
  • Analyze fundraising campaign results and develop strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Other tasks in concert with the Resource Development Specialist.

Local Partners:

  • Refine and implement a plan to work with smaller companies and organizations in the area.
  • Recruit and organize local potential organizations to take part in donating and being involved as volunteers.
  • Work with the Engagement Specialist to deliver awesome volunteer opportunities for the local partners.

Specific work experience in each of these areas is not required, we welcome the opportunity of growth. We expect our new Resource Development Specialist will have done some but not all of these types of tasks in the past. We will provide support for on-the-job learning if you possess the core competencies described below:


  • Are a great storyteller and are passionate about helping people thrive in our community.
  • Feel comfortable presenting information to various audiences and have experience in training others.
  • Are committed to excellence and to providing exemplary customer service.
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal, team and customer service skills.
  • Are flexible; can change focus and priorities easily; able to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have an ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Have an exceptional ability to follow-through.
  • Are proactive, able to anticipate problems and plan solutions.
  • Possess strong organization and planning skills.
  • Are comfortable working on a PC and using Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Microsoft Forms, Online Email Marketing Platforms (like MailChimp or Constant Contact) as well as learning new software.
  • Possess the following core competencies:

Mission Focused – The United Way Pro’s top priority is to create social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivation.

Relationship-Oriented – The United Way pro understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
Collaborator – The United Way Pro understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
Results-Driven – The United Way Pro is 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 – The United Way Pro is a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.


  • Our typical work week is 37.5 hours.
  • Located in Olmsted County – We are looking to hire a resident or someone willing to live within daily commuting distance, as we are rooted in our local community. Some in-person meetings and activities are required as safety permits.
  • Typical office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • We offer flexible work schedules to meet individual and family needs, and we need you to be available during peak times to meet with internal and external stakeholders. We are willing to work together to make sure both employee and organizational needs are met.
  • Occasional availability outside of typical office hours is expected for special events, as individual circumstances allow.

United Way of Olmsted County is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals who share lived experiences with the people and communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply. We intentionally do our best to eliminate bias and remove barriers for applicants. UWOC encourages applications from individuals of all races, genders, ages, and abilities.

Starting salary of $35,000 - $40,000 per year, depending on qualifications.
Employees are paid electronically twice a month.
Benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; 403b retirement plan with generous employer match available after one year of employment; up to 8 weeks paid parental leave.
20 days paid time off plus 10 paid holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and two floating holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion).

To apply, please email Zeni Aly ( If you have specific questions as to the role, please contact Jennifer Teske ( In the email we ask for:
1. 2-3 paragraphs in the email (not attached, write in the body of the email) telling us why you are interested in this position and how you believe you meet the qualifications.

  • By paragraph we mean a set of 3-7 sentences, meaning your email should be approximately 6- 21 sentences long.
  • You will not receive more or less consideration because of a shorter or longer email.
  • DO NOT send us a traditional cover letter. In this process we are seeking someone who pays attention to detail and follows directions. If you send a cover letter, this will be considered not following directions.

2. A summary of your work/skills/training/educational history as an attachment OR a link to your LinkedIn profile

  • We do not have a preference on which one.
  • You will not receive special consideration for sending both.
  • Our aim is to understand where you have worked/volunteered before and the types of roles you have had. Maybe you have done fundraising work in the past. Maybe you were a United Way Workplace Champion in your previous job. Maybe you have a lot of experience organizing people and developing relationships—we are open and interested in learning from folks across the spectrum of experience and industry.

Qualified applicants will receive a reply within five business days to schedule a conversation. We will keep the position open until it is filled. Start date is flexible—ideally someone will begin full time by June 9