Annual Giving, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
The Vice President, Donor Relations of the United Way of Greater Houston provides leadership to and ensures the engagement of the donor community, corporate and individuals, for the nation’s fourth largest community impact organization (covering Harris, Ft. Bend, Waller, Montgomery counties and the Bay Area) in order to secure and continually grow annual fundraising results to support the mission of the United Way.
Responsibilities include executing a strategic resource development plan that provides the road map to maintaining deep relationships with corporate executives who influence and control employee workplace giving and creating lifelong relationships with individuals in order to support the work of the United Way. In addition, the Vice President, Donor Relations, along with the CEO, is the senior spokesperson and face of the United Way to the donor community and is responsible, for raising awareness of the work of the United Way in the community.
The Vice President, Donor Relations participates as a member of the Executive team, develops annual work plans, operating budgets and performance goals and objectives for the Donor Relations staff and aligns work and efforts with the Vice President for Brand and Marketing. The position is responsible for creating a work environment that motivates and inspires the staff to achieve annual results in order to provide the necessary resources for the community impact objectives. The Vice President, Donor Relations, oversees and manages a staff of approximately 33 full-time equivalent employees.
Ideal candidate will have:
Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in fundraising.
Certification/Licenses: C.F.R.E. preferred.
Successful track record in relationship development and management, extensive fundraising, and community engagement activities with individuals and the community in a major metropolitan area.
Demonstrated success in leading non-profit fundraising campaigns.
Knowledge and appreciation of digital engagement and its use in the integration of technology platforms and social media used into the overall fundraising strategy which includes: attracting new donors, improving donor retention and payment processing.
Knowledge of non-profit governance and work experience with volunteers including Boards of Directors.
Demonstrated ability to work with and gain the respect of a broad constituency base, including executive levels in business, industry and government, foundation management, service providers and other key community leaders.
Understands the non-profit culture with the ability to work collaboratively across the organization and gain the respect of a diverse team of peers and staff.
Recognized as a strong staff leader, executive manager and developer and mentor of people.
Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and financial management.
Strong communicator, both written and oral.
Demonstrated experience as both an inspirational and operational leader.
At the heart of our work is ensuring the safety net by providing life-saving services to meet our neighbors’ most basic needs, like food and shelter. We are here to support families and individuals when they are going through crises, like job loss, domestic violence and natural disasters. And, we create a pathway to self-sufficiency and success for our neighbors and our community. We provide th...e tools, resources and education for families to achieve financial stability and independence, for children to succeed in school and in life and for veterans to rebuild their lives after returning from service. Every day of the year, 24-hours a day, we are the voice of help and hope for those who call our 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE. And, we bring stakeholders and our community together to address the most pressing needs in our area, improving the quality of life for everyone in our region. We do it all strategically, transparently and with a focus on results.