Job Opportunities

United Way of the Coastal Empire is an equal opportunity employer.  We are proud to employ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to building a stronger community and improving lives.  We offer excellent benefits, including health, dental, 403b, holidays and paid vacation.  Currently, we are looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

POSITION TITLE: Director, Community Investments

POSITION SUMMARY: Directs the strategic investment of resources in Education & Youth Development programs. Assists in all aspects of United Way of the Coastal Empire’s (UWCE) program funding processes and capacity-building of its funded organizations. Effectively communicates UWCE’s community impact work to donors, volunteers and the community at-large.


  • Develop and maintain UWCE performance measurement standards for Education & Youth Development programs, including: common outcomes and standard performance measurements, valid measurement tools and data collection processes;
  • Train and provide technical assistance to UWCE Education & Youth Development programs with regard to funding, including: effective performance evaluation and financial management practices;
  • Recruit, train and provide technical support to UWCE Investment Volunteers;
  • Manage Investment Panel for Education & Youth Development, to include: schedule and attend all application review meetings and site visits, review all applications and supporting documents, develop evaluation reports and facilitate deliberation of programmatic and funding recommendations;
  • Assist in communicating Education & Youth Development programmatic and funding recommendations to UWCE’s governing committees and Board of Directors;
  • Promote UWCE’s Education & Youth Development goals and outcomes through United Way website, social media and community impact reports;
  • Provide consistent, reliable communications with funded programs and Investment Volunteers of funding decisions and other relevant announcements, news and opportunities;
  • Develop and conduct surveys and focus groups with constituents to evaluate UWCE’s investment processes, policies and standards, adjusting strategies, as needed;
  • Provide professional development and capacity-building supports to funded programs and volunteers, as applicable;
  • Represent UWCE on task forces, coalitions and other community groups, as appropriate;
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education, human services or a related field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, as well as effective time-management and strong organizational capabilities. Must work well in collaboration with others and demonstrate initiative and a passion for United Way’s mission to improve lives.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Pfeffer McMaken, Vice President of Community Investments, United Way of the Coastal Empire, at No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Campaign Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: The Campaign Associate will implement strategies focused on generating revenue within assigned areas as well as the management of assigned programs. The associate will provide ongoing leadership and supervisory direction to Loaned Associates, volunteers and key projects necessary to ensure successful execution to achieve departmental goals.


  • Manage a portfolio of corporate, residential and education accounts to increase participation, average giving, leadership giving and overall year-round engagement with United Way
  • Coordinate the Pacesetter Training and Company Campaigns with reporting for Kickoff
  • Manage the Young Leaders Society Program
  • Maintain accurate records and account data keeping current in your areas of responsibility
  • Conduct presentations, training sessions and group solicitation meetings within companies and with volunteers
  • Participate in departmental planning and executing fundraising strategies for broadening donor base and increased giving among current donors
  • Identify, recruit, train and manage campaign volunteers in all your areas of responsibility
  • Direct your volunteer teams in establishing an aggressive goal through the goal setting process and develop strategies to meet those goals
  • Monitor all activity in assigned areas to assure adherence to timelines and reporting by tracking progress toward goals
  • Manage your team of volunteers and Loaned Associates in meeting and completing deadlines on all campaign related items
  • Manage your team of volunteers and Loaned Associates until delivery of all campaign dollars in your areas are audited based on projections and goals
  • Provide staff support where needed, leadership to assigned volunteers and committees, and assist with special functions as necessary throughout the year


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 3 years professional fundraising experience in a non-profit
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience in database management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Project management skills
  • Volunteer management
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team member

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to  No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE: Loaned Associate

POSITION SUMMARY:  A Loaned Associate is an individual who is hired or loaned on a temporary basis by United Way to assist in the implementation of the annual fund-raising campaign from August through November.


  • Gain working knowledge of United Way and its funded programs
  • Contact and work with Employee Campaign Managers (ECM) within local businesses to plan, organize, and conduct effective employee fundraising campaigns; This includes providing them with necessary materials and making public presentations to employee groups
  • Provide an informational program within each organization for the purpose of educating employees about United Way, funded programs and services
  • Assume responsibility for achieving goals established by staff and volunteers
  • Maintain complete records on assigned accounts
  • Evaluate and recommend changes for future campaigns on assigned accounts
  • Attend scheduled meetings, trainings, and campaign related functions


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with many types of work styles
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including group presentations
  • Ability to manage many projects at one time by prioritizing and planning
  • Commitment to providing good customer service
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to represent themselves and United Way in a positive and professional manner
  • Strong computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office Suite


  • Develops public speaking, time management, leadership, and communication skills
  • Networking with diverse members and leaders of the community
  • Heightened appreciation for the role of volunteerism and making a visible contribution for the good of the community

REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid driver’s license, required automobile and insurance and must be able to lift up to 25 pounds

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION:  Temporary, Full-time, from August 24 through November  24, 2015

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to  No phone calls, please.


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