Work to Impact Our Community

Sooner or later someone will ask where you work. Wouldn’t you like to be part of an organization that is recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent nonprofits?

United Way employees are central to creating enduring change in our community. We enjoy a professional work environment with supportive co-workers, a strong benefits package, and the satisfaction of knowing that our work improves lives. United Way encourages work/life balance and volunteerism.

Employment Opportunties

Job Title: Development Associate
Department: Resource Development
Reports to: VP, Corporate Relations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Full-Time


Development Associate assists the VP of Corporate Relations in building, maintaining, and growing relationships with local corporate partners with the overall goal of increasing revenue for the organization. Development Associates are responsible for overseeing a large portfolio of companies within selected industries and assisting these companies throughout the year in achieving their community engagement goals in the areas of employee and corporate giving, volunteering, and community development.


  • Account Management: Responsible for accounts ranging from large ($500K +), mid-range ($50K – $500K and small accounts ($1K – $50K). Temporary Staff supervision as it pertains to accounts/industries
  • Relationship Management: Develop and manage relationships with business leaders , key stakeholders and donors
  • Account Analysis: Assist with data gathering, research, and analysis for goal setting and projections, Prepare Projection Reports and other Reports as assigned
  • Project Support: Active participation/support for Campaign Coordinator Training, Temporary Staff Training, Speakers & Tours, management presentations
  • Data Entry: Maintain accurate and timely progress notes on assigned accounts as well as related to projects. Demonstrated use of Campaign Database(s): account management tool (Andar), and other instruments as necessary
  • Other Duties & Responsibilities as assigned


  • Relationship Oriented
  • Brand Steward
  • Effective Fundraiser
  • Effective and Engaging Communication


  • Education: BS or BA in Business/related field or experience
  • Experience: Three (3) years’ experience in a business/corporate environment


  • Spanish Language Proficiency preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and perform under stressful conditions
  • Demonstrated ability to track projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time effectively and follow-through
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated skill at the intermediate level in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills. Including public speaking and report writing
  • Demonstrated team player, with positive attitude; enthusiastic and creative
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and good judgment
  • Demonstrated strong numerical aptitude
  • Valid Driver’s License, acceptable driving record, and ability to provide current vehicle insurance documentation
  • Must utilize own transportation for fieldwork (with expense reimbursement)
  • Flexibility in scheduling outside of normal business hours to include evenings, weekends and holidays

Physical Demands:

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 of the job.

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with Leadership, Staff and the Public. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
  • This person must be able to remain in a stationary position at the workstation 25% of the time and participate in meetings on and off-site 75% of the time
  • This person must be able to utilize their own transportation for visits around the San Diego community up to 100% of the time.
  • Frequent walking or standing is required.
  • The person in this position needs to be able to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls.
  • Weights of up to 30 pounds occasionally lifted (carrying devices provided)

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of incumbents.

Work Schedule

Typical schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, flexibility is required due to nature of business. Schedule may be changed as needed, to include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Revised 01/2019

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Employee Benefits

  • 23 Days PTO
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision and chiropractic benefits
  • 401K Retirement savings plan with company matching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 4 paid hours to volunteer per month

Hiring Process

Our Hiring Policy

United Way employment practices are implemented without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local fair employment practice laws.

How to Apply for a Position

Please upload your resume and cover letter here to apply. No phone calls, please.

When You Will Hear From Us

We are not always able to respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application. If you do not hear from us within three weeks, you should assume that we cannot offer you further employment at this time. However, we do keep your application on file for one year.

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