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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 maggie.marley@uwsect.org. 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.