Chief Advancement Officer
Company: United Way Worldwide
Location: North Charleston
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Trident United Way's
Mission states that we are a Catalyst for Measurable Community
Transformation in Education, Financial Stability and Health.
Our vision is simple, we areThe Leader in Uniting Our Community to
Trident United Way's
Staff and volunteers are devoted to developing the financial and
human resources necessary to do this transformationalwork. We know
the importance and value of our Human Capital and are deeply
committed to enhancing our corporate culture, while serving our
community,with every new hire. We hope that you want to join
ourprogressive and committed organization, so please, do not
hesitate and apply today.
Trident United Way and its employees seek a diverse, inclusive, and
equitable workplace. Trident United Way defines a diverse,
inclusive, and equitable workplace as one where all employees and
volunteers, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or
identity, age, education, disability or veteran status feels valued
and respected. Trident United Way is committed to a
nondiscriminatory approach toward employment and investment.
Trident United Way will provide equal opportunity for employment
and advancement in all departments. It will seek community feedback
to ensure community investments are pursued through a lens of
equity. Trident United Way respects and values diverse life
experiences and ensures that all voices are heard to inform our
Trident United Way is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion
in the nonprofit sector and to maintaining an environment of
inclusiveness and equitable treatment for all.
Trident United Way
In 2021 we have won the Silver Award in the Charleston Healthy
Business Challenge . In March 2020 wehavebeen recognized by Working
Well, an affiliation of the SC Hospital Association, for our
benefits supporting the Financial and Emotional & Mental Wellbeing
of our employees and havebeenawarded the Platinum Award in both
Trident United Way
Participates in the Employers of National Service Network, alumni
of AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps and PeaceCorps programs are encouraged
to apply !
Trident United Way is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an
employee base of 36-40 FTE's. We offer a full range of benefits to
Full Time (FT) employees: 401(k), Health (HDHP or PPO option), HSA,
Dental, Vision, Life, Disability (STD & LTD),
Sick/Personal/Vacation days along with nine(9) paid holidays.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities
to all individuals, employment decisions at TUW will be based on
merit, qualifications, and abilities. TUW does not discriminate in
employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetics.
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Trident United Way is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded
in 1944 and incorporated in the state of South Carolina. Its
mission is to catalyze measurable transformation in education,
health and financial stability for the people of Berkeley,
Charleston and Dorchester Counties - known as the Tri-County area.
With a vision to be the leader in uniting our community to improve
lives, Trident United Way serves as the regional backbone for work
utilizing the 'collective impact' discipline to effect
systems-level change in education, health and financial stability.
In this way, Trident United Way builds upon multi-sector
collaborations to address complex issues that no single entity
could solve alone. More information can be found at www.tuw.org
Entrepreneurial and innovative, Trident United Way brings together
a wide range of corporations, foundations, non-profits and
individual citizens to achieve shared community goals. With
77-years of deep, local knowledge, Trident United Way specializes
in building community and regional partnerships to address root
cause challenges and build solutions in tandem with the
Currently, Trident United Way works with a network of almost 600
non-profit partner organizations across the region. Partners help
accelerate critical work, bringing unique perspectives and
expertise to advance efforts in education, health and financial
stability across the region and beyond. United Way is the largest
and most trusted brand in global philanthropy.
Governed by a prestigious board of corporate, academic, health and
policy leaders, Trident United Way convenes advisory bodies and
networks to share knowledge and resources to form effective
solutions to our community's most pressing needs. Trident United
Way serves as an advocate and a catalyst for opportunities to
expand, deepen and amplify positive community impact.
WHAT WE VALUE
Integrity - We are proactive, intentionally honest and do the right
thing even when no one is looking. We are responsible stewards,
accountable and transparent to the community and each other.
Respect - We treat others with dignity, fairness and trust. We
encourage discussion without judgment.
Equity - We value each person's visible and invisible distinctions
and strive to create fair and just systems and opportunities for
Collaboration - We serve as both a leader and a supporter. We value
team approaches and are driven by our ability to build
relationships across partners and in our community.
Innovation - We are bold, curious and open to new ideas. We drive
forward creatively to address the community's most pressing
We believe our core values define and guide the culture and
character of our organization. They are the standards which guide
us as individuals and that collectively determine how we fulfill
The Chief Advancement Officer will help take Trident United Way to
the next level of mission accomplishment. The right individual will
work to fuel a fundraising environment commensurate with the scope,
scale, complexity and entrepreneurial nature of current activities
and aspirations going forward. In partnership with the Senior
Management Team, the Chief Advancement Officer will enhance and
grow a sustainable fundraising framework and communication strategy
to support Trident United Way's mission.
Key opportunities are to:
- Enhance and manage overall advancement strategy and evolution
in an energizing, integrated and matrixed way
- Solidify and lead a best-in-class advancement framework that is
inclusive of expanding opportunities for impact and innovation
- Develop an annual fundraising plan and budget narrative that
aligns to the strategic plan.
- Diversification of revenue streams that include a growing
number of high impact partnerships with increasing complexity,
scope and management requirements
- Build awareness of Trident United Way and its mission in the
local community and beyond
In support of these aspirations, Trident United Way seeks an
advancement senior leader that is adept in working in a dynamic
Ideally, the new Chief Advancement Officer will bring significant
leadership success from large, growing, multi-disciplinary
organizations. They will bring proven ability to inspire, manage
and nurture high performing teams and to develop a supportive,
sustainable fundraising environment.
The Chief Advancement Officer is responsible for managing the
private and public sector fundraising program for Trident United
Way and reports to the Chief Executive Officer. They will develop
and implement communication and fundraising strategies in support
of the mission of Trident United Way and will work to achieve
integration of mission messages within individual, corporate, and
foundation giving opportunities. They will participate as a member
of the senior management team and will work in concert with the
President, the staff, members of the Board of Directors and
volunteers to develop short- and long-term support. This individual
will manage a team of advancement and communication professionals
responsible for all aspects of communications and fundraising
including key message development and platforms, individual
fundraising, annual appeals, planned giving, public-private
partnerships, special events, grant writing, stewardship,
acknowledgement of gifts, and data base management and
This position involves extensive interaction with corporate
executives, municipal and community leaders and philanthropists at
the local, state and national levels. It also involves high-level
interaction with national/regional corporations and the top tier of
grant-making foundations. The Chief Advancement Officer must be a
dynamic, persuasive, team-oriented individual who will work closely
with Trident United Way colleagues and volunteers to build
productive, long-term relationships with donors and stakeholders.
Professional presence, creativity, diplomacy and personal drive are
essential qualifications for the position. The Chief Advancement
Officer serves as the chief tactical officer for overall
advancement strategies for Trident United Way and is directly
accountable for revenue generation, overall advancement strategy
and all donor communications.
Specifically, the Chief Advancement Officer will be responsible
- Planning, developing, and implementing overall communications
and fundraising strategies for Trident United Way
- Positioning and strengthening the brand as the leading local
nonprofit and the best value for philanthropic investment
- Leading the Communications team to set a multi-year strategic
brand plan that takes the brand image and positioning to new
- Ensuring all marketing efforts are strategic, aligned and laser
focused on maximizing awareness of Trident United Way's mission and
- Realizing synergies across the Volunteer Engagement and
Advancement teams so that volunteer and donor efforts are maximized
- Working with and staff the President and the Senior Management
Team, the Board of Directors and volunteers to identify new
opportunities for successful fundraising and set specific financial
goals and objectives for the advancement program for annual growth
- Overseeing cultivation and solicitation of individual,
corporate, foundation, and organizational donors, including
strategies for donor engagement and special convenings, cultivation
events, solicitation and recognition materials, data base
oversight, and stewardship planning
- Working with organizational leadership to establish goals,
priorities, budgets, and long-range plans for the organization.
Experience in leading people and building productive, collegial
relationships internally and externally to create a successful
environment for fundraising
- Supervising and coaching the organization's communications and
volunteer engagement professionals and advancement professionals.
Lead, motivate, and inspire staff to create a strong, cohesive team
for achieving fundraising and outreach goals
- Developing and managing an annual budget
- Adhering to the Code of Ethical Principles of the Association
of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Council for the Support
and Advancement of Education (CASE)
- Participating in staff activities, programs, and assignments.
Assuming other duties as requested/assigned
- Ten or more (10+) years fundraising experience with a
significant track record of success in securing major gifts
- Knowledge, understanding and experience in a broad range of
fundraising programs, including annual giving, corporate giving and
foundation support, planned giving, endowments, donor cultivation,
advocacy programs, major gift solicitation, stewardship, and data
- Experience integrating the work of a high-performing marketing,
communications and volunteer function to fuel philanthropy
- Proven ability to work collegially and effectively with a
diverse constituency, including board members, community leaders,
donors, corporations, volunteers, and staff
- Extensive working knowledge of fundraising tools and
technologies, including major gift and planned giving vehicles, as
well as relational databases; Andar and Salesforce experience is a
- Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; must be a
brand ambassador and an advocate for donor and community needs;
convenes internal and external meetings regularly with prospective
donors and entities to explore potential opportunities for
- Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred
This is a management position
This is a full time position
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