Development Officer



Development Officer

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA


$61,000 to $63,000 depending on successful experience and prior accomplishments

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Job Description:

~~United Way of King County is seeking a Development Officer, responsible for the creative development, design, implementation and evaluation of strategies for building relationships with donors who give up to $4,999 (“Supporters and Investors”) through employee giving campaigns.  Responsible for strategic acquisition of donors from key accounts and volunteer groups. This position is also responsible for co-creating employee giving campaign strategies with 30-35 companies.

The Development Officer works to develop relationships that engage and enhance donor and volunteer connections. Holds responsibility to develop and share best practices for recognizing and retaining donors within UWKC resources. Identifies loyal donors who might be major donor prospects. Involves regular one-on-one interaction with “high-level” volunteers, donors, Ambassadors, Cabinet members, and others in order to support and strengthen personalized relationships between Supporters/Investors and UWKC.

  • Manages a portfolio of 30-35 companies and the donors who work there, focusing on growing donors into Supporters/Investors and up to Partner-level (from $1,000 - $4,999).
  • Responsible for recruiting up to 2,000 new donors a year in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Co-creates strategies that match the companies and use a range of UWKC offerings.
  • Collaborates closely with major gifts staff for executives who give $10,000+.
  • Proactively uses emerging leader and loyal donor strategies to build both groups in assigned areas.
  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards gifts from employees.
  • Provides accurate data and timely reports, weekly projections, sharing of best practices, and team support as needed.
  • Maintains thorough documentation of account activities and history in United Way’s constituent relationship management (CRM) database.
  • Represents United Way of King County in the community and in companies via frequent public speaking, presentations, and networking activities
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated ability to persuade others and to close sales/fundraising opportunities
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills, beginning with discovery and including closing gifts
  • Demonstrated ability working comfortably with corporate executives as well as individual donors
  • Strong communication skills – listening, speaking, and formal/informal business writing
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, create appealing programs, break new ground, and attract support from stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Effective networker who consistently signs up potential donors and regularly converts a significant number of donors
  • Excellent task, time, and project management skills, ability to set goals and objectives and use appropriate analytic techniques and tools to update projections regularly
  • Demonstrated ability to gain trust and establish a collaborative, positive working relationship with all contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and  independent judgment and/or action in evaluating situations and making decisions
  • Prior successful volunteer management experience
  • Intermediate computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office; Enterprise and Microsoft Dynamics CRM experience a plus
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with experience in Fundraising, Sales, Business, Marketing, Communications, or a related field. Must have at least 3 years’ experience in fundraising or sales/marketing. Experience with face-to-face donor solicitation and fundraising techniques with an applied emphasis on customer relationship building is highly desired.

United Way of King County offers a competitive total compensation package. The annual recruitment range is $ 61,000 to $ 63,000, depending on successful experience and prior accomplishments.
Don't hesitate, take action and apply now. First review date: 5/16/17, open until filled.

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:
  • Opportunity to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunity to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful experience and performance
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you
We are an equal employment opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
United Way of King County
720 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 206-461-8351
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