Director, Volunteer & Employee Engagement
United Way Worldwide
701 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-2045 (United States of America)
Phone: (703) 836-7100 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (703) 836-7100 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Fax: (703) 683-7840
As the Director, Volunteer & Employee Engagement you will work with the United Way field and with United Way Worldwide staff to implement strategic and outcome-focused volunteer engagement strategies. Two primary areas of responsibility include Student United Way and United Way Day of Action.
Current Student United Way efforts include: the Student United Way club on college and university campuses, United Way Alternative Spring Break, the Student United Way Leadership Retreat, and more. As the Director you will also help manage partnerships related to students. You will be responsible for refining and creating new materials, toolkits, trainings, and other resources to support the United Way field’s efforts around Student United way, including collecting and disseminating best practices. As the Director you will also have responsibility for fundraising for program expenses and representing United Way in a variety of capacities.
Current United Way Day of Action efforts include: supporting the activities in the US held on June 21 each year, creation of signature volunteer strategies focused around education income, health. You will be responsible for creating new resources to support global efforts. In addition, you will support the VP of Volunteer and Employee Engagement’s efforts
As the Director, Volunteer & Employee Engagement you will:
1. Develop and grow the Student United Way movement on college and university campuses
• Help ensure a successful United Way Alternative Spring Break annually, serving on the project management team.
• Facilitate learning and network-building opportunities for Student United Way audiences, including the annual Student United Way Leadership Retreat, regular listserv communications, and interactive conference calls and live meetings.
• Develop and update learning materials such as “Starting a Student United Way Guidebook,” “Student United Way Outreach Guide,” “LIVE UNITED on Campus” brand book, presentations at national conferences, and more.
• Manage partnerships and relationships to help establish United Way in the student organizing space, including possible expansion to younger youth and/or globally
• Raise money to support Student United Way programs
2. Implement United Way Day of Action
• Expand and improve the US National Day of action
• Develop and grow Global Day of Action
• Develop turn-key tools and resources for local United Ways , companies and the public to use.
• Manage promotion and communications efforts around the Day of Action
• Develop sponsorships and partnerships to support Day of Action.
3. Support Volunteer & Employee Engagement
• Support the continued expansion of volunteer capacity among United Ways globally
• Help represent United Way to partners and the public
• Help recruit and manage staff, interns, and volunteers.
4. Represent the team on internal staff committees as needed.
5. Other duties as assigned.
If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted.
(classified as Area Director)
Minimum requirements include a bachelor degree.
At least six to eight years of advanced-level experience in a similar role. Additionally, this position requires one to three years of experience in a leadership role. People management experience. Research skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Volunteer Management and Fundraising experience a plus. Working knowledge of United Way system a plus. Prior management skills needed. Successful candidate will also be a detail-oriented self-starter, who has a good sense of humor and can work both independently and as part of a large team with the ability to excel in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment. Ability to interact with all levels of staff. Successful candidates should have demonstrated experience and proficiency in the following areas: • Leading, coordinating and working with a cross-functional team to achieve work goals (e.g., Brand Marketing & Communications, Resource Development, Information Technology, etc.) • Utilizing new technology to execute day-to-day tasks, including, but not limited to: webinar technology, listservs, online meetings, social networking, and other e-tools • Communicating effectively with broad range of stakeholders (e.g., young people, local United Way CEOs and staff, United Way Worldwide staff, partners, local community members) • Planning, convening and facilitating meetings of broad groups of stakeholders to achieve desired results • Developing marketing/outreach and learning materials • Managing multiple tasks and priorities, project management experience helpful • Knowledge of, or experience working with 18-24 year old demographic