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Donor Engagement Specialist

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is currently seeking two Donor Engagement Specialists. Cover letter and resume should be submitted to No phone calls please.

Job Description

The Donor Engagement Specialist will promote United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, its mission and services, to gain support and create a positive public image. The Specialist will create and execute fund development strategies. Coordinate and manage/support volunteers with fundraising and engagement projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Identify, cultivate financial contributor sources and secure funding support from existing partners
  • Generate new funding sources / partners
  • Assist with special events or promotions
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies:

  • Integrity and respect for all, customer service, communication, teamwork, planning and organizing.
  • Specific Experience/Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking skills
  • Familiar with fundraising software and/or database systems
  • Self-starter in a fast-paced environment, flexible, organized and detail oriented
  • Articulate, friendly, and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and team-oriented with a strong desire to make a difference in the community

Basic Requirements:

  • A bachelor degree in marketing, communications, fundraising or a related field is preferred; or experience in a related field
  • An understanding of MS Office, particularly Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Must have valid driver's license and automotive insurance and a reliable car. Must regularly provide the agency with proof of valid automotive insurance.
  • Basic Social Media knowledge
  • Must be able to perform physical requirements of the position including but not limited to: standing, stair climbing, stooping/bending; lift/carry up to 20 pounds and walking
  • Participate in cross-functional activities in support of organizational goals.  Perform other duties as required

This is a salaried, union position with negotiated benefits under the current bargaining agreement.