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Immediate Supervisor: Vice President of Resources
Basic Job Summary:
The Individual Giving Director fosters relationships with individual supporters to help grow resources, primarily through major gifts.  This includes fund-raising through affinity groups which include the Leadership Giving Circle, Alexis de Tocqueville Society and Women United.  Additionally, this resource development staff member will play a lead role in the planning, coordination and execution of special events to engage these key supporters.  This staff member is also responsible for growing the Closers’ Club, which is a workforce affinity group.
In coordination with the Marketing Director, this staff member uses digital communications to reach broader audiences of prospective supporters outside of the workplace channel to both fund-raise and engage.
The Individual Giving Director serves on a team that is focused on the Annual Workforce Campaign, special fundraising events management and on cultivation of year-round relationships with all supporters in order to meet annual fundraising goals
Areas of Responsibility:
1.     Building Relationships and Resources
a)    Regularly identify and execute opportunities for one-on-one relationship building and consultative selling with current and prospective accounts/donors.
b)    Work closely with the other members of the Resource Development department and entire organization to maintain a strong brand identity and brand experience with donors.
c)     Serve all accounts with the utmost professionalism and responsiveness to foster positive relationships and credible fund-raising practices/results.
2.     Cultivation and Support of Affinity Groups
a)    Grow the number of donors to the Leadership Giving Society, Women United, Closers’ Club and Tocqueville Society as well as make recommendations to the VP of Resources for development of other affinity groups that would support resource growth.
b)    Create great individual experiences by engaging people in ways that they love in our new digital world—personal, online and in-person year round.
c)     Assist and support volunteer leaders with recruitment efforts, new donor cultivation, affinity group engagement strategies and serve as lead coordinator on assigned special events hosted on behalf of United Way of Acadiana.
3.     Staffing Successful Campaign Operations
a)    Provide staff management of campaign activities for any assigned accounts/affinity groups in order to meet and exceed campaign goals as established by the UWA Board of Directors. 
b)     Grow monetary resources for UWA within your areas of responsibility to meet or exceed targets described in your annual performance objectives.
Job Classification:
Exempt, Full time
Tier Two personnel
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree preferred
At least five years of experience in communications, fundraising, fund development, marketing/public relations, or sales.
Core Competencies
·      Adaptive leadership
·      Community and volunteer engagement
·      Political savvy
·      Skill with conflict
·      Relationship management and cultivation
·      Strategy development and implementation
·      Resource development and mobilization
·      Strategic communication
·      Brand stewardship
·      Use of digital technology
Foundational Competencies
  • Sales mindset
  • Customer-centric
  • Learns and innovates continuously
  • Results-oriented
  • Mission-focused
  • Facilitates teamwork
  • Demonstrates social responsibility and stewardship
  • Manages performance
·      Embraces diversity and inclusiveness
Additional Requirements for Hire:
Proof and maintenance of a valid driver’s license
Proof and maintenance of Vehicle Insurance
Must pass a Louisiana State Police Background Check
Produce a current physical.





Basic Job Summary:
The Community Collaborations Manager (CCM) supports programs and collective impact initiatives to achieve community change in education, financial stability and/or basic needs. Building trust and relationships with stakeholders while taking productive steps to reach goals associated with each project/collaboration will be a focal point for this manager.  A key initiative for this position is coordination and support of the Leader in Me program in participating schools to ensure excellence as well as retention.  The CCM is also responsible for recruitment and on-boarding of new schools to reach a 90% target.
Areas of Responsibility:
1.     Coalition Engagement & Project Leadership
a)        Ensure stakeholders are engaged in an inclusive manner that leverages their strengths.
b)       Help groups solidify a common agenda when working together to solve a social problem or address an issue.
c)        Support efforts to establish a shared method for measuring progress.
d)       Provide backbone support to fill gaps in tasks. 
2.   Adaptive Leadership:
a)     Contribute to strategic planning and product development.
b)     Stay current on emerging community issues and identify opportunities to engage in solutions.
c)     Craft presentations or documents to communicate program opportunities or progress. 
d)     Provide factual content for strategic messaging as well as provide individual success stories.
e)     Serve as a Tier One (1) staff member for disaster, meaning you are  the last to evacuate and the first to return after a disaster; evacuation should be in state if possible.
f)      Provide support to UWA disaster response activities in the aftermath of community-wide disasters.
g)     Provide management of assigned project contracts to ensure fulfillment.
3.  Collaborative Coalition/Project Management of The Leader in Me
a)     Develop strategy and tactics that support efforts to expand and/or establish The Leader in Me program in 6 parishes in the region at a 90% level. 
b)     Ensure timely completion of annual recruiting and on-boarding activities for public schools in the region.
c)      Work collaboratively with area superintendents, neighboring United Ways, principals and Franklin Covey team members.
d)     Provide presentations on a limited basis to other school districts outside of Acadiana who have an interest in starting LIM.
e)     Coordinate school tours for possible new schools, donors and community leaders.
f)      Assist with cost projections and review LIM billing to verify accuracy.
Job Classification:             
Full time
Tier One (I) personnel
Educational Requirements:         
Bachelor’s Degree required.
At least three years of experience with project development and management; experiences working in education, human services or the nonprofit sector; prior experience preferred with outcomes development and measurement as well as working collaboratively with partners.
Core Competencies:
·       Salesmanship
·       Relationship management
·       Adaptive leadership
·       Collaboration
·       Partner engagement
·       Strategy development
·       Resource mobilization
·       Evaluation and measurement
·       Project management
·       Strategic communication
·       Meeting facilitation
Foundational Competencies:
  • Learns and innovates continuously
  • Embraces ambiguity and paradox
  • Demonstrates complexity and systems thinking
  • Shares power and decision-making
  • Turns outward to the community
·       Embraces diversity and inclusiveness
·       Results driven
·       Mission focused
·       Brand steward
·       Manages performance

Supervisor: President/CEO
Basic Job Summary:
The Vice President of Resource Development is the relationship champion and lead salesman for United Way of Acadiana.  This Vice President’s primary duty is to generate financial resources for United Way of Acadiana in support of its mission by fostering relationships with current and prospective donors and by identifying and securing market segments to grow UWA’s resource base. 
The Vice President of Resource Development will recruit and mentor a fund-raising team focused on the Annual Workforce Campaign, special fundraising events, revenue for special products, affinity group growth and management, as well as cultivation of gifts from individuals in order to meet annual fundraising goals.  An integral part of this team will be volunteer leadership from the board and community that will receive strong support from the VP of Resource Development and department staff.
Effective leadership will yield results through the following activities: 
  1. Grow revenue from investments from the workforce sector, major givers, targeted affinity groups, special events and product sales
  2. Generate revenue from corporate and individual gifts to UWA
  3. Cultivate loyalty and trust for UWA from informed supporters
  4. Facilitate year-round engagement of supporters both current and lapsed
  5. Strategy development to cultivate and acquire new supporters
  6. Successfully support volunteer cabinet members and other volunteer “champions” to grow financial support from the communities we serve
In this leadership role, it is imperative to maintain a strong working knowledge of UWA  impact accomplishments,  community needs as well as organizational policies, especially the fundraising and designation policies of UWA. 
Areas of Responsibility:
1.     Building Relationships
A.     Serve as a “relationship champion” by fostering an environment in which volunteers and staff become stewards of the relationship between United Way of Acadiana and its investors.
B.     Create a team environment within the RD department that strongly views each current and prospective supporter as a valued customer.
2.     Resource Development and Acquisition
             A.     Provide Staff Leadership to meet annual fund-raising goals, including strategy development and implementation.
B.     Leverage staff and volunteer talents in resource acquisition.
C.     Rely on data to plan, manage and identify trends.
D.    Develop and execute annual work plans that complement the UWA strategic plan for the Resource Department and the entire organization.
              E.     Provide staff leadership for special fundraising events, Loyalty Donors, Leadership and Tocqueville donors, and product sales.
              F.     Champion best practices as well as innovation in resource development.
3.     Organizational Considerations 
A.     Serve as a member of the UWA team by modeling its organizational values and meeting team expectations, cross-functionally supporting the work of staff and volunteers, and by following all UWA policies and procedures.
B.     Provide supervision to department employees that maximizes their effectiveness and accountability while fostering their growth and learning.
C.     Ensure that digital engagement of UWA supporters and prospects matches marketplace preferences, consumer behavior and is supported with appropriate systems internally.
Job Classification:
Exempt, Full time
Tier One (I) personnel
Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required; master’s degree preferred
At least three years of experience in fundraising, fund development, marketing/public relations, or sales.
Core Competencies:
·       Sales orientation
·       Relationship management and cultivation
·       Adaptive and team leadership
·       Community and volunteer engagement
·       Strategy development and implementation
·       Resource development
·       Strategic communication
·       Talent development and supervision
·       Brand stewardship
·       Political savvy
Foundational Competencies:
  • Learns and innovates continuously
  • Is results-oriented
  • Is mission-focused
  • Facilitates teamwork
  • Demonstrates social responsibility and stewardship
  • Demonstrates complexity and systems thinking
  • Uses a strengths-based approach
  • Shares power and decision making
  • Manages performance
·       Embraces diversity and inclusiveness
·       Manages finances and technology