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We want you to join our team.

United Way of the Coastal Empire is an equal opportunity employer.  We are proud to employ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to building a stronger community and improving lives.

We offer excellent benefits, including health, dental, 403b, holidays, and paid vacation. Pre-employment background checks required.

Controller

Purpose: To steward the financial assets of the organization and supervise and maintain the daily operations of the Finance Department.

Reports to: President & CEO

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the organization’s accounting, IT, human resources, systems, and building maintenance

Requirements:

  • extensive knowledge of general accounting principles in all areas (A/R, A/P, general ledger, trial balance, subsidiary ledgers, financial statements, etc.)
  • experience in MIP and Andar software preferred
  • knowledge of state and federal human resource regulations
  • 5+ years of accounting experience
  • minimum of 2 years managerial experience
  • nonprofit experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree required; Accounting major preferred

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Purpose: Responsible for the organization’s marketing, branding, media and public relations, campaign promotion, crisis communication, and marketing-related customer engagement activities to enhance the organization’s reputation and community support.

Reports to: President & CEO

Responsibilities:

Marketing & Branding

  • Develop and execute comprehensive organization-wide communication, marketing, and branding strategy consistent with the strategic goals, plans, and aspirations of the organization
  • Plan and oversee the design and production of all marketing and communications materials, such as annual reports, brochures, and other publications from concept to finished product with an emphasis on graphic design, layout, and sensitivity to typography and brand requirement
  • Oversee the development and implementation of public awareness and advertising campaigns, such as campaign video and public service announcements, ensuring adherence to brand and messaging standards
  • Organize and execute all advertising in electronic, print, and broadcasting media
  • Stewart the United Way brand and ensure adherence to brand guidelines nationally and at the local level

Media Relations

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with media contacts as well as advertising representatives from the print, electronic, and broadcast media
  • Coordinate with President’s office for the preparation of news releases and press coverage related to United Way

Writing & Editing

  • Write speeches and talking points for a variety of events
  • Write press releases, media alerts, newsletter articles, statements, web content, and other assignments

Digital Media

  • Oversees digital marketing strategy and implementation to build awareness and donor support.
  • Manage social media content through multiple platforms
  • Update and maintain organization’s website

Collaboration & Team Support

  • Organize and provide support staff to the Marketing Committee with professionals in the field who will evaluate the products and processes of marketing and communications efforts for the United Way
  • Contribute to overall organizational decisions and actions, as well as the development of the strategic plan, operations plan, and annual budget
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the president and CEO
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, Public Relations, or Communications field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in increasingly responsible marketing and communications positions
  • Excellent writing, editing, presenting, and verbal interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to engage and influence a variety of diverse groups/individuals
  • Proficiency in desktop publishing software
  • Ability to lead or support teams of experts in cause marketing, media, advertising, event management, and creative arts

Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally requires reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to 25 pounds for office equipment, supplies, and materials

Development Director

Purpose: To strategically steward giving and engagement programs that support United Way’s mission of improving lives in our communities.

Reports to: VP of Resource Development

Responsibilities:

Drives Revenue & Impact

  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of annual individual and workplace giving strategy and vision for United Way of the Coastal Empire’s fundraising efforts
  • Utilize Andar database to support data-informed decision making about accounts. Analyze donor information for trends, gaps, and opportunities for revenue growth; develop work plans that maximize potential.

Strategic Relationships

  • Engage donors year-round to nurture and enhance relationships
  • Continuously build and expand the network of donors by being visible and engaged in the community
  • Effectively work in cooperation with UW Ambassadors, Campaign Cabinet, Resource Development Committee, and Board to implement new and creative strategies for developing resources to support United Way’s vision for our community

Effective & Engaging Communication

  • Listen to the concerns and interests of donors and prospects to connect them with United Way’s mission and engagement programs
  • Maintains exceptionally high standards of integrity, confidentiality, and accuracy

Requirements:

  • Five (5) years demonstrated history of sales and/or community outreach success with at least three (3) years in nonprofit fundraising
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience working with executive level volunteers required
  • CRM database experience required. Andar or Salesforce experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office suite proficiency required. Microsoft 365 & SharePoint, preferred
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and have use of insured motor vehicle

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Occasionally requires reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to 25 pounds for office equipment, supplies, and materials
  • Some of this position is physically strenuous requiring heavy lifting, walking, standing for extended periods of time, setting for major events (tables, chairs, tents) and participation in weekend and evening events
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