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Workplace Fundraising Specialist

United Way of Central Indiana
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jun 21, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
United Way
Employment Type
Full Time

Hybrid work - remote 2 days per week


We partner to design, support, and grow systems that accelerate financial stability and upward mobility for individuals and families living in or near poverty and striving for a brighter future. Our vision is that Central Indiana will be a community where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our residents' quality of life. 


We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask our community to give, advocate and volunteer. We believe that vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue this vision together with ICARE. This is an exciting time to be part of United Way of Central Indiana's team as we embark on a new strategic framework that fosters innovation, builds community partnerships, and integrates across traditional functional areas.  




 Position Summary

United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Corporate Engagement Associate will help advance the mission of United Way of Central Indiana by:

  • Develop, retain, and significantly grow the level of financial support and commitment to United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI).
  • Maintain and continuously develop relationships with key constituents at various levels within assigned corporate accounts to optimize annual workplace giving campaigns and employee participation. Identify viable opportunities for additional community involvement, financial support, and volunteer engagement with UWCI.
  • Work closely with these constituents to plan, organize, and implement workplace giving campaigns, effective communications related to community needs and impact, and other United Way special event and engagement activities to ensure a successful, stronger, and sustained United Way commitment.


This position is also responsible for achieving annual fundraising goals and growth in engagement of employees and corporate efforts in their assigned portfolio.


Position Duties & Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 


  • In conjunction with various UWCI Internal Teams, develop and implement comprehensive and strategic plans designed to maintain and grow the fundraising and participation for corporate partners and their employees. Maintain consistent account contact, timely follow up and engagement to explore and introduce additional UWCI opportunities, as appropriate (volunteerism, sponsorships, etc.). Leverage data to provide strategic, targeted account management plans and excellent customer service.
  • Develop and maintain regular contact and relationships with external corporate account representatives and leadership within assigned portfolio. Identify and coordinate with appropriate UWCI team members regarding opportunities to optimize and leverage these relationships more broadly to attain both fundraising and organizational goals. 
  • Be an effective and compelling communicator to advance UWCI's community role and brand value. Create and deliver informative and engaging in-person presentations about UWCI's mission, vision, and impact in front of varying audience sizes to promote donor acquisition, retention, and growth.
  • Assist in development of temporary team members. Work with the Senior Manager to ensure portfolio goals, objectives and expectations reflect and align to the broader goals of the organization.


 Internal Relationships:

  • Work and collaborate with various UWCI teams to identify, develop and implement opportunities to communicate community impact work and UWCI's mission and priorities to key corporate stakeholders for Central Indiana.
  • In coordination with the Senior Manager implement training, onboarding and support for temporary workplace giving associates during peak workplace campaign season.
  • Ensure account communications, campaign and partnership details are recorded in CRM database. In addition, accurately capture all campaign giving, donation results, and volunteer engagement in a timely manner and in coordination with the finance and fundraising operations team when applicable.

  • Flexibility: UWCI is evolving with our changing external environment. Flexibility is a key attribute for this position. A willingness to take on additional duties to ensure the success of the team is essential. Perform special assignments for development and other work on as needed basis.

  • Travel: Role requires travel 15% - 20% of the time on average within UWCI service area.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be an initiative-taker who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature and online resources to understand key issues.

This individual regularly navigates Salesforce CRM database and utilizes Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint to illustrate data and information to a wide range of audiences. Routinely writes detailed reports and correspondence and responds to questions and/or complaints. Speaks effectively and in a compelling manner before groups of customers, clients, and/or employees of corporate accounts.

This individual is a routine problem solver and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where standardization exists. Able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  This individual makes limited decisions and determines the best methods to solve problems by referring to established precedents and policies.  Impact of decisions is typically low to moderate cost.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience in fundraising, public administration, sales, marketing, or business administration is preferred. Knowledge of the Central Indiana community and the human service sector is preferred.

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a formidable reputation for integrity and professionalism, ability to resolve conflict constructively, ability to build strong relationships both inside and outside UWCI, ability to think strategically, commitment to fostering an inclusive environment consistent with UWCI's commitment to diversity and inclusion. Must have the ability to prepare and explain performance, manage a diverse group of donors and volunteers, manage projects and workload, and engage constructively with the other members of the UWCI team.

*Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case-by-case basis.


Physical Demands: 

 The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office setting, with sustained use of a computer and phone.
  • The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
  • Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

Core Competencies

United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:

  • Courage
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Inclusivity
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Stakeholder Experience
  • Effective Communication


Position Leader:  Fundraising Senior Manager




Equal Opportunity Employer


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This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment. UWCI employees are employed on an at-will basis. In addition, nothing in this position description restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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