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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.

POSITION TITLE: Sponsored Associate (temporary position)
DEPARTMENT: Resource Development

POSITION SUMMARY: A Sponsored Associate is an individual who is sponsored on a temporary basis to assist in the implementation of the annual United Way fundraising 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 too: plan, organize, and conduct effective employee fundraising campaigns. This includes providing 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 with 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


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, preferably in fundraising, sales and/or marketing
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, required automobile, and insurance
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Attend Training Week August 28 – September 1, 2017


  • The job description for this position is  an overview of responsibilities and is not meant to be considered all-inclusive.
  • This is a full-time, temporary position from August 28 through November 21, 2017.

Send resume and cover letter to Julie Cyr. No phone calls, please.