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Work at United Way of Treasure Valley

United Way fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of every person in our community. We win by Living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And inspiring individuals to join the fight against a common foe: Our community’s most daunting social crises. 
 
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Community Engagement Manager
 
United Way is looking for a Community Engagement Manager who has the proven ability to tell powerful stories to engage individuals in ways that advance the United Way brand and mission.  The perfect person for this opportunity will see communication touchpoints all around us, loves inspiring people across the Treasure Valley; sees opportunities to help where others may not; and wants to wake up each day with passion to do well and do good.
 
POSITION PURPOSE
To fight for the health, education and financial stability of all Treasure Valley community members by managing and supporting United Way’s communication and community engagement objectives.
 
POSITION OVERVIEW
The Community Engagement Manager is United Way’s communications and public relations expert.  This person understands the power of thoughtful message placement and strategy to engage individuals and drive revenue.  This is the perfect opportunity for an upbeat, creative, detail driven person who excels in communications and special event management. The successful candidate enjoys working in a team environment and is capable of managing United Way communications and special events focused on driving community engagement and increasing revenue with an understanding of United Way of Treasure Valley goals.  
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Communication/Public Relations
 
Create and curate daily content using a wide variety of platforms
Understands and seeks audience segmentation 
Serve as primary media point of contact 
Skilled at advancing policy, systems and environmental change through advocacy messaging
Develop, manage and measure message strategy and effectiveness
Draft e-newsletters to distribute story, event and volunteer activity content on a regular basis that effectively engages donors, volunteers and community partners
Develop internal and external content to increase understanding of United Way’s work and maximize fundraising efforts, donor and partner stewardship, event promotion, and volunteer recruitment. 
Maintain knowledge and understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
 
Community Engagement 
 
Manage annual events to include: Children’s Book Drive (April), Women United Summer Mix & Mingle (June), Flapjack Feed (August), Holiday Helper (November), and other events as determined
Manage all phases of event logistics including: food, beverage, venue, permit, insurance and legal requirements, vendors, volunteers, budgets, technology, communications, equipment, event records, etc.
Support affinity groups with event coordination, as needed
Support all phases of volunteer management from initial recruitment efforts to post-event data collection and volunteer stewardship
Manage and support all phases of Pop-up Volunteerism (Pop-V) 
Using an event production lens, ensure volunteers have a positive experience with United Way and utilize relationship building efforts to maximize retention
Follow current volunteer engagement strategy and volunteer-to-donor conversion strategy
 
Revenue Development
 
Manage a small portfolio of UWTV corporate partner workplace fundraising campaigns 
o Build relationships
o Support companies in campaign planning and execution
o Provide presentations and opportunities to give 
o Offer engagement opportunities, such as sponsorships, pop-up volunteer activities, Lunch and Learns, and presentations 
o Develop year-round engagement plans for assigned accounts
And of course…other duties that engage and ignite our community, as they come along.
 
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Qualified candidates will possess and/or be able to develop the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
 
Personal Characteristics
Have a “get it done, make it fun!”’ spirit
Eager to learn
Team oriented
Polished
Passionate about people and volunteerism
 
Skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with media
Ability to perform duties in accordance with United Way policies, procedures, and brand standards
Ability to work across functional boundaries to solve problems, improve processes, and achieve excellent results
Superior project management and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks independently 
Excited to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, donors, community partners, vendors and other constituents
Experience in event planning and volunteer coordination
Demonstrated ability to comfortably solicit donations, sponsorships and in-kind support
Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
 
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 
Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule including working early mornings, evenings and/or weekends, as required 
Must possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and access to reliable vehicle
Ability to travel to work in a variety of locations throughout the Treasure Valley, as required
Ability to lift at least 30 pounds, as required
 
Benefits Include:
 
Excellent health insurance program for staff and dependents
Retirement programs
Generous paid time off
Paid community volunteer time
Optional Flexible Benefits program
Fun, supportive workplace
 
United Way is an equal opportunity employer.
 
To share your passion and tell us why you are the rock star we’re looking for, please email a cover letter and resume to Robynn Browne  rbrowne@unitedwaytv.org