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

To apply to this position, upload your resume and cover letter here.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Corporate Engagement Associate (CEA) will serve as an account manager responsible for revenue growth, portfolio management, donor stewardship, and the development and execution of year-round corporate and donor engagement strategies to help drive revenue and advance the mission and vision of UWSD.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Account Management: Responsible for managing a portfolio of corporate accounts representing a wide range of industries and donor segments. Develop organization and industry strategies to ensure revue growth and mitigate market trends or threats.
  • Relationship Building/Management: Serve as an external spokesperson for the organization to help identify and secure individual donations from corporate employee base. Develop year-round strategies to effectively recognize and steward employees and donors.
  • Communication: Responsible for communicating the mission of United Way, as well as year round donor engagement and stewardship through in person, phone, digital, mail, and other communication outlets. This position will bring strong written and verbal communication to develop and deliver effective and compelling messaging to ultimately increase revenue from individual donors and corporate partners
  • Account Analysis: Responsible for significant analysis of corporate partners, donor segments, key stake holders, local and national footprints of accounts, and becoming an expert on the many nuances of each corporate partner and industry within the assigned portfolio.
  • Customer Service: Responsible for delivering superior customer service to both corporate partners, donors, affinity group members, and being able to communicate complex ideas and processes in a clear and concise manner.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Relationship Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Effective and Engaging Communication: Is an effective and passionate communicator, articulating the United Way message in a way that inspires others to act in service to the organization and the community.
  • Effective Fundraiser: Is donor focused and results-driven, with a relentless focus on gaining financial resources to support United Way’s mission and community impact strategic objectives.
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative: Creatively seeks new opportunities to generate revenue and other resources that add greater value to the organization and the community. including the ability to understand and contribute to the product development process, able to assess donor’s interest and accurately convey those to cross-functional team.

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in fundraising and/or relationship sales development activities preferred
  • Must have strong writing skills and be proficient in Word, Excel, database management and research

WHO WE ARE

United Way of San Diego County has been serving the San Diego region for over 100 years. Through corporate, government, and community partnerships, we leverage skills, expertise and resources to transform the lives of children, young adults, and families here in San Diego County.

Offering competitive benefits packages, 23 PTO days per year, 12 paid holidays, and a flexible hybrid work environment, we value our employees and work to foster a culture of trust and collaboration, all while impacting meaningful change in our region.

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.

  • Frequent walking or standing is required.
  • Hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with leadership, staff and the public. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • 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:

  • UWSD is committed to helping employees face the demands of juggling work, family and personal obligations by offering flexible work arrangements. These arrangements provide employees with increased flexibility with their work schedule while allowing UWSD to maintain a progressive and productive work environment.
  • Our core hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm.

United Way of San Diego County is an equal opportunity employer. 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123 P: 858.492.2000 • F: 858.492.2062 • uwsd.org

Job Title: Director, Community Impact
Department: SVP, Community Impact
Reports to: Chief Impact Officer
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Full-Time

To apply to this position, upload your resume here

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Director, Community Impact leads and manages social change efforts using a “Community Impact” model to support several United Way of San Diego County (UWSD) Community Collaborative initiatives, programs and projects that contribute to the attainment of UWSD’s mission, vision and annual goals and objectives. The Director, Community Impact plans, organizes, coordinates, mobilizes and evaluates learning and family stability related programs, projects and initiatives concurrently coordinating projects with other departments, key stakeholders, representatives of other agencies and departments and directs the work of consultants for effective and timely results. The Director, Community Impact strives to achieve positive outcomes by leveraging individual and organizational opportunities in order to make broad, systemic change.

The Director, Community Impact provides leadership and direction for the administrative, analytical, planning, and management of programs, projects and initiatives where substantive administrative, policy, and/or technical issues require specialized analysis, recommendation, and implementation; and to perform related work as required. The Director, Community Impact, works with community partners and stakeholders to build specific partnerships for long-term results; provides the forum for setting priorities through dialogue, and examination of education and human services assets and needs. The Director of Community Impact
The Director, Community Impact is also responsible for supervising the Senior Impact Manager(s).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Communicates effectively in written correspondence, public presentations, and group discussions to advance the mission, vision and strategic plan of UWSD.
  • Community Impact Team with responsibility for strengthening and managing relationships with community stakeholders working to achieve the sustainable and systemic impact across San Diego County.
  • Leads Community Impact teammates to implement learning and financial stability programs and initiatives, execute detailed project plans, and ensure resource accessibility/availability to achieve equitable outcomes.
  • Serves as a thought leader in learning and financial stability, identifying and championing strategies, initiatives, and processes for furthering UWSD’s community impact.
  • Researches, collects, and utilizes best practices and relevant data to identify and address disparities in learning and financial stability, as a primary factor of educational and economic mobility.
  • Cross-functionally, develops and oversees measurement framework to ensure documentation of targets and regularly scheduled review of data measuring Community Impact program efficacy. Evaluates progress and determines if recalibration is necessary. Ensures that problems are addressed quickly, and appropriate measures are taken.
  • Develops and builds relationships that bring partners and stakeholders together to influence positive change in the education (K-16) and financial stability ecosystem.
  • Convenes and connects relevant influencers to develop strategic and tactical partnerships that increase the odds of educational disparities and economic mobility. Manages and navigates often complex, multi-faceted relationships with public, private, funded, and unfunded partners.
  • Creates and maintains a culture of collaboration, trust, and accountability between community partners and United Way staff.
  • Be an effective ambassador of United Way programs and initiatives
  • Manage grants and evaluate grant compliance.
  • Provide overall leadership, vision, and focus on the development of strategies to drive the collaborative approach to community impact that enhances UWSD’s leadership position in the community.
  • Participate in on-line training, webinars, and when possible, attend seminars to keep abreast of industry and system best practices and enhancements
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff.
  • Participate in Community Impact Team directors and managers meeting to provide leadership for the department.
  • Communicates strategic direction, investment priorities, and community impact to internal and external audiences.
  • Works with teammates to develop an annual line-item budget for learning and financial stability initiatives. Provides oversight and monitoring for initiative budgets.
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
  • Commitment to excellence and to the mission of UWSD.
  • Internally motivated to recognize and act on opportunities to further the mission of UWSD.
  • Problem solving skills – looking for better, faster, innovative ways to complete tasks.
  • Flexibility skills – must be able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to manage conflicting and changing priorities adapt and lead through ambiguous projects.
  • Ability to appropriately present information and data in written, electronic, and oral forms to diverse target markets with regard to attention to detail.
  • Project management skills — able to manage and complete tasks and meet project deadlines. Must be detail-oriented, accurate and excellent proofreading skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and to operate effectively with diverse groups and organizations.
  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy and decision-making responsibility.
  • Must be a self-starter and team player, with a positive outlook and the ability to manage ambiguity and change, proficient in identifying solutions and opportunities.
  • Excels in providing customer service; demonstrates courteous, discrete and professional demeanor with all customers/stakeholders and fellow staff.
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team with solution oriented mindset.
  • Builds relationships; thinks and acts strategically.
  • Can conduct multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Exhibits decisiveness – takes initiative in identifying problems and solutions.
  • Demonstrates good judgment under pressure.
  • Manages quickly changing priorities and resulting workflow.
  • Able to follow through and deliver tasks and projects on time.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Attention to detail and superior accuracy in work delivered.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and word processing applications.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Strategic Relationship Building
  • Product Development and Implementation
  • Results-Driven
  • Adaptability and Change Management
  • Cross-Functional Capability and Collaboration
  • Embracing and Managing Change
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENT:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a related field required (examples: public health, education, social work, human development, community organizing or urban planning, public administration, or related social sciences).
  • 5 – 7 years of related professional experience (building and facilitating community collaboratives, program implementation, work with public/private sector leaders/decision makers, leadership in the community, experience in grant reporting and management).
  • Experience in team leadership and management, strategic thinking, program development, volunteer management, research, evaluation, and report writing.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Experience with meeting facilitation, public speaking, and training.
  • Access to a car, current valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.
  • Employee must be able and willing to travel as deemed necessary by his/her supervisor to all communities throughout San Diego County served by UWSD. Able to work irregular hours such as early or late evening hours (before or after office hours).

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 50% 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:

UWSD currently supports a hybrid work environment with a combination of remote and in-person work. The amount of time spent working in-person is currently limited, but is subject to change, and strictly adheres to COVID-19 guidelines put forth by the state, county, and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). The typical schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, flexibility is required due to the nature of this work. Schedule may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

United Way of San Diego County is an equal opportunity employer. 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123 P: 858.492.2000 • F: 858.492.2062 • uwsd.org

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

POSITION SUMMARY

The Donor Relations Associate (DRA) will serve as an account manager responsible for revenue growth, portfolio management, donor stewardship, and the development and execution of year-round donor engagement strategies to help drive revenue and advance the mission and vision of UWSD.

What You’ll Do

  • Donor Stewardship and Management: Will develop and implement strategies to effectively increase total dollars raised, with a focus strengthening and growing donations from specific individual donor segments, as well as new donors and prospects.
  • Relationship Building/Management: Serve as an external spokesperson for the organization to help identify and secure individual donations from new and existing donor segments.
  • Communication: Will establish and deploy year-round communications strategies to effectively engage and cultivate portfolio of donors. This position will bring strong written and verbal communication.
  • Donor Research and Analysis: Responsible for significant research and analysis of donor segments and key stake holders to help inform strategies to engage and grow revenue.
  • Customer Service: Responsible for delivering superior customer service to both corporate partners, donors, affinity group members, and being able to communicate complex ideas and processes in a clear and concise manner.

Who You Are

Core Competencies:

  • Relationship Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Effective and Engaging Communication: Is an effective and passionate communicator, articulating the United Way message in a way that inspires others to act in service to the organization and the community.
  • Effective Fundraiser: Is donor focused and results-driven, with a relentless focus on gaining financial resources to support United Way’s mission and community impact strategic objectives.
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative: Creatively seeks new opportunities to generate revenue and other resources that add greater value to the organization and the community. including the ability to understand and contribute to the product development process, able to assess donor’s interest and accurately convey those to cross-functional team.

Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of experience in fundraising and/or relationship sales development activities preferred
  • Must have strong writing skills and be proficient in Word, Excel, database management and research

Who We Are

United Way of San Diego County has been serving the San Diego region for over 100 years. Through corporate, government, and community partnerships, we leverage skills, expertise and resources to transform the lives of children, young adults, and families here in San Diego County.

Offering competitive benefits packages, 25 PTO days per year, 12 paid holidays, and a flexible hybrid work environment, we value our employees and work to foster a culture of trust and collaboration, all while impacting meaningful change in our region.

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.

  • Frequent walking or standing is required.
  • Hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls.
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with leadership, staff and the public. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • 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:

  • UWSD is committed to helping employees face the demands of juggling work, family and personal obligations by offering flexible work arrangements. These arrangements provide employees with increased flexibility with their work schedule while allowing UWSD to maintain a progressive and productive work environment.
  • Our core hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm.

United Way of San Diego County is an equal opportunity employer. 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123 P: 858.492.2000 • F: 858.492.2062 • uwsd.org

Job Title: Impact Specialist
Department: Community Impact
Reports to: Impact Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Full-Time

To apply to this position, upload your resume here

POSITION SUMMARY

United Way of San Diego County (UWSD) seeks an innovative and dynamic individual to serve as its Impact Specialist. Reporting to the Impact Manager, the successful candidate will support in the data collection, organization, analysis and synthesis for community impact projects. The Impact Specialist will work independently and as part of cross-functional team to build capacity in the areas of learning and family stability to advance research and evaluation, convening and facilitation, process management, effective practices, and advocacy and policy.

United Way of San Diego County (UWSD) is an organization that is fast-paced and has dedicated staff. UWSD leverages the use of data and our partners’ expertise to better understand root causes and put impactful solutions into action. Our work, in partnership with others, uses shared goals, innovation, and proven practices to resolve inequities and transform the lives of children, young adults, and families in the San Diego region.

This position is a fit for you, if you:

  • Are passionate about advancing equity, education and family self-sufficiency among children, families and communities;
  • Are excited to work with a diverse set of community members;
  • Enjoy developing trusting and productive relationships with partners (schools and community-based);
  • Possess exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Are comfortable with collecting and using data for continuous improvement;
  • Are interested in providing support to department leadership in leading meetings and encouraging group decision making processes both virtually and in-person;
  • Have experience/interest in program development and implementation;
  • Like to work in a fast-paced, productive, and collaborative environment and are an innovative problem-solver;
  • Want to learn, grow and evolve your professional skills while making a difference in the lives of students and families in San Diego; and
  • Are interested in turning pilots and projects into catalysts for systemic change.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Values and Respect for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Make connections with local service providers; build programmatic capacity to serve identified families;
  • Support Community Impact team’s strong partnership with school and community partners to achieve programmatic outcomes; such as school staff, non-profit partners, universities, County Health and Human Services Agency, County Office of Education, K-16 students, child care providers and others;
  • Provides support to UWSD program staff and partners;
  • Attends community meetings throughout the County to represent United Way and learn about other efforts in the community; and collaborate with community partners;
  • Support consistent and effective communication between all involved partners;
  • Support UWSD’s presence in specific geographic regions;
  • Spreads awareness about UWSD’s initiatives to key school and community partners;
  • Partners with other UWSD departments as appropriate; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies

  • Relationship Oriented
  • Collaborator and team oriented
  • Results-Driven
  • Local Community Expertise
  • Adaptability and Change Management
  • Cross-Functional Capability and Collaboration
  • Driven to Excel
  • Demonstrates Ethical Behavior
  • Continuous Learning

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Experience working in the fields of education, human development, behavioral health, public health, social work, or community development;
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking and report writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage processes and projects on time and to achieve outcomes;
  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact and good judgment;
  • Demonstrated ability to research topics, assimilate data and report on findings, verbally and in written form.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and organize presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time effectively and follow-through;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office package (Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint);
  • Valid California Driver’s License and acceptable driving record. Must provide and verify own automobile insurance; and
  • Candidate must be able to utilize own transportation for fieldwork (with expense reimbursement).
  • Dual-language proficiency preferred.

Physical Demands:
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.

  • Moving 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
  • Frequent communication with leadership, staff and the public
  • 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:

UWSD currently supports a hybrid work environment with a combination of remote and in-person work. The amount of time spent working in-person is currently limited, but is subject to change, and strictly adheres to COVID-19 guidelines put forth by the state, county, and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). The typical schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, flexibility is required due to the nature of this work. Schedule may include evenings, weekends and holidays.

United Way of San Diego County is an equal opportunity employer. 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123 P: 858.492.2000 • F: 858.492.2062 • uwsd.org

We don’t have any open positions at this time. Check this page often and connect with us on social media to learn about our latest job opportunities.

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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