United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is currently seeking candidates for our 2019 Loaned Executive (LE)Program. The LE role is a temporary, full-time position from August 5, 2019 to December 11, 2019.
United Way is a recognized national brand and is the largest funder of health and human services outside of the federal government. Funds raised by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & WaukeshaCounty remain local and are invested in nearly 220 programs at over 110 local nonprofit program partners. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our local community.
If you are motivated to join a purpose-driven team and learn how United Way helps to connect individuals and companies with local issues to make a positive collective social impact, we would love to hear from you.
Each fall, United Way engages with numerous area companies and their employees through tailored workplace giving campaigns to invest and improve lives in our communities. During a 4 month timeframe, Loaned Executives assist United Way account managers, working together as campaign liaisons between participating companies and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. LEs play an important role to raise awareness of community issues and the critical value of individual contributions through workplace giving to collectively improve lives in our local communities. By elevating United Way’s shared purpose with workplace leaders and employees, United Way is able to achieve our fundraising goals to invest for the greatest return for our local community. What will you do?
You will directly impact the community. The money you help raise goes directly to support programs that make a difference.
You will receive specialized fundraising training, including public speaking, executive presence and customer service.
Once trained, you are assigned a portfolio of companies that hold workplace giving campaigns. You will develop a positive, professional working relationship with the companies’ ambassadors and support them with planning and conducting a successful campaign. Responsibilities include providing campaign materials, presenting to various employee groups, coordinating partner agency tours and speakers, as appropriate to their needs and interests.
Once you learn about our 110+ agency partners, you’ll want to share the amazing, heartfelt stories about the people they help. As you fundraise for United Way, you’ll educate your assigned companies’ employees about the impact United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County makes through funded programs and services. Raising donations will be something you can be proud of as you directly contribute to that success.
You will share responsibility with your team of LE’s and United Way staff for achieving assigned dollar and participation goals by your professional interactions, effective follow-up and timely collection of campaign pledges.
You will maintain records for assigned accounts including results and campaign activities. As the campaign wraps up, you’ll provide an evaluation with recommendations for each assigned company, outlining future growth opportunities.
What skills do you need?
Accountability! You need to be committed to making our community campaign successful and to helping your assigned companies do well. This is accomplished by your commitment to providing excellent customer service. You’ll also need be available to attend all related campaign meetings/functions.
Ability to work independently, but also a desire and ability to work as a team – willingness to learn new skills and share knowledge with others.
Ability to adapt and to work in a variety of work environments and cultures – from banking to manufacturing and everything in-between.
Ability to multi-task to manage multiple projects with effective time management, prioritizing and planning.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Why should you apply?
LE’s strengthen their knowledge of community issues and organizations that address those issues.
The connections you will make. During your time as an LE, you will be working with company leadership – including CEO’s, business and community leaders and other United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County staff. This is a great opportunity to network within the local business and nonprofit community and make contacts throughout our community.
The fantastic learning opportunities that you’ll receive. This is a resume building experience - you’ll receive training and become proficient in: fundraising, customer relationship management, project management, non-profit experience, and public speaking!
LE’s also increase their confidence, executive presence and leadership abilities!
You’ll need a valid driver’s license, reliable automobile and auto insurance coverage as there is 30-50% travel to visit local companies during their campaign. Please note there is no overnight travel and mileage is reimbursed.
A commitment of 40 hours per week, and an occasional evening or weekend.
The ability to lift up to 50 pounds (to deliver campaign materials) and to walk, sit and stand for extended periods.
A high school diploma or equivalent.
1-3 years of relatable work experience is preferred or an internship/community service equivalent.