Career Opportunities

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references via email to jobs@unitedwayofacadiana.org.  Positions are vacant until filled.  All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check for employment. EOE.


WORKFORCE ENGAGEMENT & CAMPAIGN MANAGER
 
Immediate Supervisor:  Director of Resource Development
 
Basic Job Summary
 
The Workforce Engagement and Campaign Manager raises funds through the workplace campaign and serves as a “Relationship Champion” for United Way of Acadiana.  This position fosters relationships with current and prospective donors, with special emphasis on supporters within the workforce. 
 
The Workforce Engagement and Campaign Manager serves on a team that is focused on the Annual Workforce Campaign, individual giving, special fundraising events management and cultivation of year-round relationships in order to meet annual fundraising goals. Must meet financial targets within assigned accounts.
 
A)    Building Relationships and Resources
Steward the relationship between United Way of Acadiana and its investors year-round with an emphasis on the workforce sector.
1)     Ensure that the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) application is submitted timely to position UWA for inclusion in the CFC booklet to receive funds from federal employees.
2)     Actively research new prospective corporate customers in our service delivery area, resulting in new donor relationships and annual giving resources for United Way of Acadiana.
3)     Consider and treat each current and prospective donor/investor as a valued customer.
4)     Keep supervisor informed of the opinion trends of committed donors and prospective donors.
5)     Maintain a year-round connection with workforce supporters of United Way of Acadiana and support the development of an annual cultivation plan by February 1 of each year.
6)     Work closely with other members of the Resource Department to create connections for workplace supporters that inspire volunteerism in support of the PACT.
7)     Maintain knowledge of all United Way of Acadiana “key messages” to provide reliable customer service and accurate information at all times.   Additionally, ensure information is tailored to donor interests and needs.
8)     Utilize Enterprise Software to store information on current and prospective workplace accounts/key decision maker interests, concerns, giving preferences and histories.
9)     Maintain a back-up of paper records that present a multi-year view of account histories, contacts and ways to cultivate.
10)  Regularly identify and execute opportunities for one-on-one relationship building and consultative selling with current and prospective workplace accounts/donors.
11)  Identify the corporate social responsibility goals of our supporters and link as appropriate to giving and volunteerism in support of the PACT or UW of Acadiana.
12)  Work closely with the other members of the Resource Department and entire organization to maintain a strong brand identity and brand experience with donors.
13)  Serve all campaign accounts with the utmost professionalism and responsiveness to foster positive relationships and credible campaign practices.
14)  Support efforts to annually recognize the outstanding work of campaign volunteers in the workplace (ECM Hall of Fame, TEAM United, etc…).
15)  Foster strong relationships with corporate leadership by executing year-round “CEO Visits.”
16)  Take steps to build ties with donors in assigned accounts by collecting and documenting information on donor interests, concerns, giving preferences and histories.
17)  Connect with any special interest groups within your workplace campaign accounts to identify potential linkages with UW and to develop a stronger partnership/commitment to UWA.
 
B)    Staffing Successful Campaign Operations:
1)     Provide staff management of campaign activities for assigned accounts in order to meet and exceed campaign goals as established by the UWA Board of Directors. 
2)     Within assigned accounts, raise funds and to engage workplace donors with United Way of Acadiana.
3)     Develop and actively support strategies to recapture and re-engage lost donors and supporters.
4)     Engage in problem solving as needed to keep the annual workforce campaign on schedule and on target for achieving the established goals.
5)     Actively study fundraising best practices and strategies from United Way Worldwide and other United Ways.
6)     Assist and support Employee Campaign Managers (ECMs) to promote effective workplace campaign practices, procedures and the timely sharing of United Way’s activities and results.
7)     In consultation with the VP of Resources, ensure the effectiveness of annual campaign direct mail and electronic solicitations, especially as it relates to your assigned accounts.
8)     When necessary, provide substitute staff support for other accounts.
9)     Input any donor interests relating to UWA community impact activities using “prospect management” on Enterprise software on a year-round basis.
10)   Collect donor or company information for assigned accounts, maintain department records on your accounts and enter into Enterprise software on a year round basis.
11)   Plan, develop and implement effective strategies with your volunteer division leaders to achieve agreed-upon dollar goals to assigned divisions.
12)   Maintain knowledge of company campaign histories and special requests or interests and note in electronic and paper files.
13)   Service all campaign accounts with professionalism to foster positive relationships and credible campaign practices.
14)   Work closely with the VP of Resources to assess the effectiveness of ECM training sessions at each occurrence.
15)   Make recommendations to the VP of Resources for the cultivation of new accounts and/or relationships.
16)   Provide staff assistance, under the direction of the VP of Resources, to staff volunteer committees planning special events to benefit United Way of Acadiana.
17)   Serve as “lead” coordinator on special events as assigned.
 
C)    General Duties:
1)     Attend all United Way of Acadiana internal and external events, as assigned or requested.
2)     Provide operational support to the Resource Development Department.
3)     Represent United Way of Acadiana at campaign events held within assigned companies.
4)     Attend meetings of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors when requested.
5)     Exhibit the highest ethical and moral values possible.
6)     Represent United Way of Acadiana at all times in a professional manner.
7)     When requested by CEO/President or Director of Resource Development, assist other United Way staff with their areas of responsibility.
8)     Maintain a working knowledge of community impact activities and results of United Way of Acadiana.
9)     Comply with all UWA employee policies and procedures.
10)   Maintain an organized work calendar, especially related to campaign events and dates and prepare an annual work plan in collaboration with other members of the Resource Department no later than February of each year.
11)   Serve as Tier Two (II) personnel and report to United Way headquarters as soon as possible after a disaster.
 
Job Classification
Exempt
Full-Time
Tier Two (II) personnel
 
Education
Bachelor’s Degree plus at least two years’ experience in fundraising, fund development 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
Foundational Competencies
  • Sales mindset
  • Customer-centric
  • Learns and innovates continuously
  • Is results-oriented
  • Is mission-focused
  • Facilitates teamwork
  • Demonstrates social responsibility and stewardship
  • Manages performance
·      Embraces diversity and inclusiveness
 
 
 
 
 
 
Requirements before Hire
1)    Proof and maintenance of a valid driver’s license
2)    Reliable transportation
3)    Proof and maintenance of Vehicle Insurance
4)    Must pass a Louisiana State Police Background Check
5)    Produce a current physical.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
INDIVIDUAL GIVING DIRECTOR
 
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
 
Experience:
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


EARLY HEAD START BASED CENTER TEACHER
 
Supervisor:
Early Learning Center, Center Director
 
Basic Job Summary:
 
The Early Head Start Teacher is responsible for working with all United Way Early Head Start (UW-EHS) staff to better meet the needs of Early Head Start children and their families as prescribed by the Head Start Performance Standards. This position provides quality services in the timeline mandated by the Head Start Performance Standards. The Early Head Start (EHS) Teacher is responsible for communicating effectively with infants, toddlers, their parents and other staff. The EHS Teacher properly addresses the developmental needs of infants and toddlers to ensure school readiness.
 
Areas of Responsibility:
 
          A.       Community and Partner Engagement:
1.     In support of the Center Director maintain relationships with appropriate service partners to deliver high-quality services as prescribed by the Early Head Start program requirements.
2.     Ensure positive interaction with parents of students and representatives from educational institutions, civic, governmental, faith-based and non-profit organizations that engage with EHS.
B.       Teaching:
1.     Encourage parents to participate to the fullest extent possible in all scheduled program or center-based parent activities.
2.     Plans and maintains a safe, clean, learning environment, and assures the well-being and safety of children in her/his care.
3.     Establishes a caring professional relationship and a climate of mutual trust and respect for families.
4.     Plans and implements activities with children between the ages of zero and three, with the curriculum provided and Early Head Start mandated outcomes.
5.     Maintains a cooperative attitude of working together with other teachers, volunteers, parents, and program specialists in planning and implementing classroom activities.
6.     Plans and implements daily activities that engage children in literacy, language, and math activities using songs, books and games that are integrated with prescribed themes/topics.
7.     Uses assessment information for individually interacting with children during learning center times and other times for teaching identified concepts.
8.     Maintains accurate and current assessment information noting child’s progress across all developmental domains utilizing anecdotal notes and/ or examples of children’s work.
9.     Accurately completes all paperwork, including home visit forms, parent/teacher conference forms, lesson plans, and transition forms.
10.  Develops and implements weekly lesson plans that are consistent with the program curriculum and EHS guidelines.
11.  Encourages and models language expansion, extended learning and problem solving strategies throughout the day.
12.  Maintains discipline and supervision of children during all Early Head Start activities as outlined in UWA-EHS Discipline Policies and Procedures.
13.  Assures child-staff ratios are maintained at all times.
14.  Monitors children on the playground to assure safe and appropriate play and monitors play areas to assure safety and cleanliness of the equipment. Assures that all children are visible at all times.
15.  Responds to crisis or emergency situations that may occur by providing First Aid or CPR, preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens, and assessing the need for emergency services.
16.  Protects all children from physical punishment or verbal abuse by anyone in any program activity, and immediately reports any such incident.
17.  Observes children to detect signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbances, learning disorders, speech problems, or other special needs and reports those signs immediately for needed follow-up.
18.  Observes children for any suspected or disclosed signs of child abuse or child neglect and reports them immediately in accordance with the UWA-EHS Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Policy and Procedures.
19.  Sits with children during meal times and eats the same “Type A” lunch as children, providing a model for good nutritional habits (unless prohibited from doing so by dietary or doctors concerns).
20.  Visits each child’s home at least twice per year as indicated on the planning calendar, meeting with parents, becoming familiar with the child’s home environment, and getting to know the family.
21.  Holds at least two parent/teacher conferences per year as designated on the planning calendar to share each child’s progress with parents.
22.  Works cooperatively with other teachers assigned to her/his classroom as a team to involve all parents with their children and to encourage the active participation of all parents in the program.
23.  Maintains accurate attendance records daily.
24.  Maintains 95% average daily attendance, discounting excused absences, each month.
25.  Works cooperatively with the assigned Family Partnership Specialist following up on all children who are absent, contacting the parents to determine the reason for absence.
26.  Safeguards all classroom supplies and equipment, and accounts for any misused, damaged, or missing supplies or equipment.
27.  Responsible for cleaning and general maintenance of classroom.
28. Participates and attends all trainings as required by the program standards and/or mandates.
29. Maintain accurate attendance records daily.
C.            Resource Mobilization:
1.     Ensure that center and program in-kind and volunteer requirements are met.
2.     Encourage community and parental engagement in the center and classroom.
3.     Develop volunteer opportunities for parents to be part of their child’s educational experience.
 
Job Classification:     
Non-Exempt
Full Time
Tier Two (2) Personnel
 
Educational Requirements:
Minimum of a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or comparable credential, with equivalent coursework in early childhood development with a focus on infant and toddler development. Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in early childhood education preferred.
 
Experience:  
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in early childhood education and/or family counseling services. Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills. The capacity to function in a fast-paced, growing organization is vital. The ideal person is flexible and positive. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with diverse audiences is necessary.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
 
Additional Requirements for Hire:
  • Produce a current physical, signed by a physician dated within three months prior to offer of employment
  • Must be able to provide documentation of a satisfactory criminal record check prior to employment
  • Proof and maintenance of a valid driver’s license
  • Proof and maintenance of Vehicle Insurance
  • Must be able to provide a written statement of good health, to include TB test result
  • Must pass a Louisiana State Police Background Check
  • Must be able to clear a child abuse and neglect state registry check
 
Core Competencies:
·       Expertise in early childhood education
·       Team leadership
·       Program Management
·       Strategic planning
·       Critical thinking
·       Personnel management
·       Time management
·       Performance oriented
·       Event and project planning
Foundational Competencies:
  • Is results-oriented
  • Facilitates teamwork
  • Uses a strengths-based approach
  • Manages performance
·       Embraces diversity and inclusiveness
·       Understands evaluation and measurement