United Way of Stanislaus County seeks an Executive Assistant
A dynamic and results-oriented VP of Fund Development (VPFD) is key to United Way of Stanislaus County’s (UWSC) commitment to improve education, health, and financial stability results in Stanislaus County. To act on this commitment, UWSC has entered into a partnership with Stanislaus County Focus on Prevention (SCFoP), and has committed to align its grantmaking and other efforts in service of advancing SCFoP’s five results for Stanislaus County families:
• Our families are healthy—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
• Our families are supported by strong and safe neighborhoods and communities.
• Our children and young people are getting a first-rate education—from cradle to career.
• Our families are participating in and supported by a healthy economy.
• Our families and neighbors who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, permanently escape homelessness.
The VPFD champions UWSC’s unique brand and long-standing relationships with campaign organizations. And, UWSC’s new backbone role for the Stanislaus County Focus on Prevention initiative (SCFoP) provides an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen and expand funding partnerships, align investments, and leverage resources beyond that which UWSC directly manages to affect community impact objectives.
a. Models visionary, adaptive, and collaborative leadership with staff, community partners, and SCFoP, and promotes a culture that reflects UWSC’s core values of compassion, integrity, transparency, collaboration, and innovation.
b. Promotes strong and effective teamwork by engaging staff and others in decision-making as appropriate, and communicating openly and honestly.
c. In close partnership with the President/CEO, champions robust engagement by Board of Directors, staff, funders, and volunteers in fundraising.
2. Management and Administration
a. Recruits, hires, and retains highly competent, diverse professionals to ensure effective and efficient delegation of authority. Promotes staff members’ continued professional development and cultural competency.
b. Mentors staff to strengthen their performance and leadership skills, including their capacity for effective communication, teamwork, execution of goals and responsibilities, and continuous process improvements.
c. Ensures integrated, effective, and efficient systems to support operational and administrative functioning—e.g., computer and technology, and staff and volunteer training.
d. Develops organizational work plans and on-going systems for monitoring progress of implementing Fund Development priorities.
e. Manages operational exposure by being informed of and responding in a timely way to legal, insurance, and financial requirements and risks.
f. Drafts the Development department’s annual budget and manages actual expenditures to projected amounts.
g. Reviews the budget to support future organizational capacity needs in alignment with UWSC’s Strategic Plan projections.
3. Fund Development
In close partnership with the President/CEO:
a. Develops an annual plan for fund development which:
1) Defines fundraising goals, with strategies that incorporate diverse fund development tools—e.g., capitol and employee workplace campaigns, online giving tools, annual giving programs, major gift campaigns, cause marketing campaigns, planned giving initiatives, special events, and in-kind and cash contributions.
2) Assesses and describes how fund development strategies support fundraising goals and how the strategies relate to existing and potential markets, and trends affecting fund development.
3) Identifies emerging innovations within fund development and proposes recommendations for strengthening best practices.
4) Details a work plan for implementation.
b. Implements the annual fund development plan.
1) Oversees and ensures the success of campaign events consistent with the annual fund development plan.
2) Oversees the Fund Development Coordinator for special event planning and implementation to ensure fundraising success and goodwill.
3) Tracks progress and proposes recommendations for addressing gaps between projected and actual funding revenue.
4) Monitors monthly workplace campaign results and reports to President/CEO, Finance Committee and Board.
5) Strengthens UWSC’s relationships throughout the community, including relationships with potential funders, Women United and other affinity groups, and others as appropriate in order to support UWSC fundraising efforts.
c. Manages accurate and timely data collection, data analysis, and data reporting to:
1) Continually expand and diversify UWSC campaign and individual donors.
2) Identify opportunities for new special events.
3) Ensure the integrity of donor designations and confidentiality.
4) Regularly assess and streamline processes for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
4. Community Relations and Communication
In close partnership with the President/CEO:
a. Expands recognition of UWSC’s brand and its backbone role for SCFoP throughout the County.
b. Strengthens on-going partnerships with campaign leaders to build their capacity to lead successful campaigns within their companies.
c. Inspires a high level of confidence, trust, and loyalty among existing and potential donors.
d. Incorporates an array of outreach and engagement strategies, including relationship building with key community boards, Councils, and Committees.
e. In partnership with the VP of Community Impact and the VP of Marketing and Communications, enhances public awareness, understanding, and support of human service needs through coordinated marketing and communication of community impact strategies.
f. Promotes UWSC’s understanding of public perceptions and needs.
g. Consistent with UWSC’s role as backbone support for SCFoP, communicates the objectives and achievements of SCFoP to the community and potential partners, including details and stories related to specific movements or result focus areas.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they fulfill the following requirements:
1. At least 5-7 years of relevant work experience, with a track record of leading, inspiring, and developing high-performance teams and fund development campaigns.
2. Outstanding interpersonal skills with a proven capacity to build strong partnerships with diverse partners, including UWSC board of directors, campaign leaders, funders, volunteers, community leaders, and non-profit agencies.
3. Capacity for systems thinking and promoting opportunities to leverage and align resources across diverse funding streams in support of community impact objectives.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation skills to effectively engage a wide range of audiences, including senior business leaders.
5. Experience developing, analyzing, and integrating metrics into user-friendly reports.
6. Working knowledge of donor tracking systems and Microsoft Office.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Familiarity with Stanislaus County.
2. Fluency in a non-English language.
Bachelors’ degree in non-profit management, public administration, business, education, social work marketing, or public relations or equivalent community experience and professional experience.
1. Indoors in typical office settings with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations, and temperature changes approximately ninety percent (90%) of the time.
2. Frequent computer use at workstation.
3. Regular attendance at meetings held at locations throughout the county.
4. Frequently work at fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
1. Ability to sit for long periods of time.
2. Mobility within the office and meeting locations.
3. Ability to operate a variety of machinery, including communications equipment, and office machines, such as computers, typewriters, calculators, facsimile, copiers, etc.
4. Ability to walk, stand, squat, and stoop.
5. Ability to move and lift up to 25 pounds.
1. Pay is based on experience.
2. Health benefits the first of the month following ninety (90) days of continuous employment.
3. 401K option is available after ninety (90) days of continuous employment.
This job description will be updated if duties and responsibilities change significantly. Job functions are subject to modification based on business necessity.
The Company will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.
HOW TO APPLY
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