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Philanthropy Associate

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Chattanooga, TN, USAChattanoogaTNUSA

Under the direction of the Vice President for Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Associate will build and maintain a foundation of individual giving support, ensure high donor retention, increase mid-level giving and provide thoughtful and highly detailed plans and systems for all philanthropy-related strategies. Key responsibilities will include implementation and tracking of a robust donor stewardship plan, serving as an operational lead for philanthropy initiatives, liaising with internal colleagues and external volunteers as a representative of the unit, driving production of our mid-level giving program, and maintaining a donor portfolio.

Areas of Responsibility: 

You are unquestionably:

  • Mission-focused and results driven. You’re committed to strengthening one of the world’s most iconic philanthropic and community brands in our area, and infusing your efforts and style to assist in our vision to truly connect all community and break down barriers to economic and social prosperity. You’re passionate to be on a team united toward a common goal and don’t shy away from challenges in performing your very best work.
  • Versatile. No two days are the same, and you can capably play the role of the ultimate “utility infielder” – shining in different ways because of the diversity of your strengths. Whether meeting a rising major donor, analyzing reports and lists, or working the registration table at a community event, you can handle it all.
  • A “get it done” person. You’re the kind of professional that can be wound up and let go – coachable, a quick study, and reliable to the core. When we put something in your hands, it’s going to be done accurately, promptly and excellently.
  • A clear communicator. You have an ability to listen actively and communicate professionally with a wide range of constituents both internally and externally. You can influence decision-makers toward actions benefiting our goals.
  • Technologically savvy. You’re proficient in the use of computer software and fundraising software relevant to your work.
  • Passionate about the field of development. You understand that fundraising is hard work, worth doing really well, and you’re committed at this stage of your career to being an important part of a great team.

Among other things, you will:

  • Develop and oversee the execution of a robust stewardship program including content development, and program innovation, implementation and evaluation
  • Manage mid-level giving program, including implementation of new mid-level giving strategy and maintaining engagement responsibility for a mid-level donor portfolio
  • Manage volunteer engagement with donor stewardship and annual and mid-level giving campaigns as necessary
  • With VP and others, identify pipeline of Leadership and Tocqueville Society prospects through execution of a multi-layered qualification process and detailed analysis
  • Oversee all non-workplace campaigns including direct mail, monthly giving, etc.
  • Provide comprehensive and meticulous service of ANDAR, our donor database to ensure accurate data entry, reporting and analysis
  • Collaborate regularly with fellow team members to ensure successful execution of all philanthropy team strategies
  • Maintain a portfolio of donors and prospects; develop engagement plans for each key donor and prospect, and involve leadership and others as necessary to ensure healthy donor relationships.
  • Build a strong bond with Resource Development & Community Impact colleagues, creating a true and lasting “marriage” between resource development and program teams.
  • Ensure that all philanthropy strategies and tactics work hand-in-hand to produce a cohesive message and prominent UWGC brand within our service area.
  • Be an inspiring communicator, capable of speaking publicly on behalf of UWGC and advocating our mission and opportunities for support.
  • Interact regularly and impressively with our Board of Directors, informing them of and involving them with philanthropic activities.
Educational Background: 
Bachelors’ degree or higher from an accredited four-year university
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga
  • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills
  • Ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people
  • Ability to work both collaboratively as part of a team effort and independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to take initiative as appropriate
  • Highly relational with strong ability to build relationships with donors, volunteers, colleagues and direct reports
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to develop and improve systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task and deliver commitments in a timely manner
  • Disciplined, strong work ethic and comfort with working non-standard hours (weekends and evenings)
  • Strong computer proficiency with expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and donor databases.
  • 3+ years of nonprofit and/or development experience with increasing responsibility

Organization Info

United Way Worldwide

Alexandria, VA, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community's most daunting social crises.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 11 2019
Active Until: 
Feb 11 2019
Hiring Organization: 
United Way Worldwide