Campaign Coordinator

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Position: Campaign Coordinator                           

Status: Temporary Full-time (August-December)

Department: Resource Development                       

Number of Openings: 15-20

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County changes lives and improves our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in health, education, and financial stability. United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County invests in over 200 programs at over 100 local nonprofits and community wide initiatives that improve lives. In 2023, United Way raised over $57 million!

Summary: United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is currently seeking Campaign Coordinators for our 2024 Community Campaign. Campaign Coordinators are temporary, full-time employees that serve as the liaison between United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County and organizations running workplace campaigns. Campaign Coordinators support organization staff in raising visibility of United Way and running successful campaigns. Campaign Coordinators start with United Way on Thursday, August 1st with thorough training, and end their seasonal position on Thursday, December 12th with the close of the Community Campaign. Why be a Campaign Coordinator?

  • Connect with the community by working with business and community leaders, key organization contacts and other United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County staff.
  • Learn more about United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County as well as other non-profits and businesses in our community.
  • Grow skills in fundraising, customer relationship management, project management, non-profit experience, and public speaking during a robust 2-week training program.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of community issues and organizations that address those issues.
  • Develop and use your confidence, executive presence, and leadership abilities.

Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:

  • Directly impact the community by raising money that supports programs that make a difference.
  • Support workplace giving campaigns at an assigned portfolio of accounts.
  • Develop a positive, professional working relationship with the assigned organizations’ ambassadors and assist them with planning and conducting a successful campaign.
  • Conduct effective meetings, recap meeting notes and decisions, provide necessary campaign materials, coordinate agency tours and speakers, and support volunteer activities.
  • Present to employee groups of various sizes, both virtually and in-person.
  • Educate your assigned organizations’ employees about the impact United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County makes by sharing amazing, heartfelt stories about the people we help.
  • Travel to a variety of local organizations to deliver campaign materials, meet with stakeholders, and pick up campaign pledges throughout campaign.
  • Reach out to organizations not already partnering with United Way to invite them to support the campaign.
  • Achieve assigned dollar and participation goals by your professional interactions, effective follow-up, and timely collection of campaign pledges.
  • Document communications, plans and activities by account to maintain accurate records, detailed date and notes.
  • Provide an evaluation with recommendations for each assigned company, outlining future growth opportunities.

Core Competencies:

Mission-Focused.  The top priority for all United Way professionals is to create real social change understanding that improved lives is the end game.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.

Relationship-Oriented. United Way professionals understand that people come before process and are astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.

Collaborator.  United Way professionals understand the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.

Results-Driven. United Way professionals are dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.

Brand Steward. United Way professionals are stewards of the brand and understand their role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Additional Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good understanding of group dynamics and group facilitation skills.
  • Experience in working with diverse populations.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance competing demands.
  • Experience in event management, project management or customer service preferred.
  • Superior customer service and strong relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment using technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to apply database management software concepts to practical situations.
  • Proficient with computer applications such as MS Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, ANDAR, and the internet desired.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of relatable work experience is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable automobile, and auto insurance coverage (mileage is reimbursed).
  • Flexibility to work an occasional night and weekend.
  • The ability to lift and transport up to 25 pounds (to deliver campaign materials) and to walk, sit and stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction and supervision, and a desire and ability to work as a team.
  • Comfort working in a variety of work environments and cultures – from banking to manufacturing and everything in-between.
  • Adaptability to a fast-paced environment with very high demands.
  • Ability to represent United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County in a consistently professional manner.

Americans with Disabilities:It is the policy of UWGMWC to comply with all relevant and applicable provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended.  UWGMWC will not discriminate against any qualified applicant with respect to any terms, privileges or conditions of employment based upon an individual’s physical or mental disability. UWGMWC will also make reasonable accommodation whenever and wherever possible for all employees or applicants with disabilities provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the duties and assignments required by the job, and provided that any accommodation does not require significant difficulty or expense. UWGMWC’s policy of non-discrimination applies to all personnel and employment practices including, but not limited to, job application procedures, hiring, advancement, termination, compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

 It is the policy of UWGMWC to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, veteran status or military service, or other non-merit factor or other legally protected characteristic. This applies to all recruiting, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, transfers and other employment-related programs and personnel actions.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a core value at United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. We strive every day to enhance the culture of belonging and are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment. We believe this allows us to attract, retain the best possible colleagues to use their full gifts to serve our community. We are looking for other great colleagues who are excited about this important work.

 This job description indicates the general nature and work level performed by employees within this position. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required. The duties and/or requirements of this position may be modified, added, or deleted at any time. Other duties may be assigned.

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