Campaign Specialist

United Way of East Central Iowa

Position Type: Part Time, Temporary

Reporting To: VP, Donor Engagement & Development

Hours: Up to 25 hours/week

Supervisory Position: No

# of Direct Reports (if applicable): N/A

Level of Education: High School Diploma/GED

Work Experience: (  ) 1-3 years, ( x ) 3-5 years, (  ) 5-7 years, (  ) 7+ years

A Campaign Specialist (also known as a Loaned Executive) is an individual who is hired by United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) or appointed by his/her employer or through sponsorship dollars, to assist in the implementation of the annual workplace campaign for approximately three months (late August-November).  With guidance from the Corporate Engagement Manager or Corporate Engagement Specialist, a team of Campaign Specialists will create and implement innovative fundraising strategies, volunteer engagement opportunities, and top-of-the line cultivation and stewardship best practices to assist corporate partners in running successful workplace campaigns. As a Campaign Specialist, you will be responsible for serving as a liaison between United Way of East Central Iowa and organizations running workplace campaigns.  You will support organization staff in raising the visibility of United Way through the five counties we serve.  Campaign Specialist oversees a portfolio of accounts with assign revenue and participation goals.

Essential Skills:

  • Fundraising skills: including utilizing existing company data, preparing, and conducting presentations to company coordinators and employee groups to grow participation and campaign donations.
  • Project Management skills: including prioritizing, goal setting and projection maintenance using a computer database, time management, account management, implementation by utilizing resource and campaign volunteer motivation.  Goal and achievement orientation are a must.
  • Communication skills: including excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Technical skills: including using Microsoft Office, CRM software, social media, and video conferencing software/platforms.
  • Understanding of community dynamics: including the goals, objectives, and community impact of United Way of East Central Iowa

Annual Campaign/Workplace Giving:

  • Build a working knowledge of UWECI’s products, services, and community partners to present information and stories at meetings and workplace campaign events.
  • Plan, organize, and complete employee and corporate campaigns to meet established goals.
  • Customize messaging to meet customer needs.
  • Contact volunteers and build relationships to increase effectiveness of campaign development and account cultivation.
  • Prospect and cultivate new potential areas of revenue to broaden UWECI’s reach.
  • Participate and encourage others to participate in UWECI Company Coordinator Trainings, Campaign Celebrations, campaign kickoffs, and other events.
  • Attend weekly update meetings to share experiences and assist others in their fundraising efforts.

Research and Reporting:

  • Conduct research on all assigned accounts and provide updated information for UWECI’s database.
  • Provide regular reporting to appropriate staff members on progress of assignments
  • Complete account notes on a timely basis.

The physical demands described here are representative 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 may be frequently required to use finger and hand motion and occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 20 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.  Travel to offsite meetings is an essential part of this role; a valid driver’s license is required.



Job Benefits:

United Way offers a family friendly working environment and competitive starting salary. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability insurance, generous retirement, and paid leave plans.

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Screening of applicants will begin as applications are received.

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Campaign Specialist

United Way of East Central Iowa

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Job ID: 98044

Posted 20 days ago

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