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Current United Way of Lake County Job Opportunities


Posted 4..9.24

Position Title: Development Director, United Way of Lake County

Reports To: President/CEO


United Way of Lake County, Inc. is a local, independent branch of United Way Worldwide. We are a health and human services-based organization whose mission is "To measurably improve the quality of people's lives in Lake County".

We fund nearly 30 programs at about 20 local agencies and strive on a daily basis for excellence and transparency in community development and fundraising. We are a certified 501c(3) under the US tax code.



The Development Director is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive plan for revenue generation and year-round stewardship of key relationships. This role provides both the leadership and support to meet our community’s ongoing needs and to grow UWLC’s donor network. In addition, the Development Director will guide and support a variety of volunteer-led committees, workplace champions, and Campaign leadership, with the goal of maximizing financial resource potential. The Director must be adept in soliciting charitable support, relationship management, project planning, and communication.


The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Revenue Generation/Fundraising

  • Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive, innovative development plan with clearly defined goals, timeframes, and metrics that maximize financial resource potential
  • Use data to measure progress against key metrics and adapt to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Identify potential opportunities to increase revenue, including affinity groups and the re-engagement of lapsed donors
  • Equip Campaign volunteers with resources to support successful implementation of the Campaign, including training, sample strategies, and messaging
  • In conjunction with the CFO, ensure proper handling and management of donor data within the Donation Tracker and PledgeLink database systems
  • Represent United Way at various community events
  • Identify potential grant funding sources to support UWLC’s community impact initiatives
  • Write grants and coordinate grant reporting for all grants received


Relationship Management

  • Build, maintain, and steward year-round relationships with Campaign Cabinet volunteers, key corporate contacts, and Leadership donors with the goal of expanding opportunities and increasing revenue
  • Research, identify, and develop relationships with business and individual prospects, sharing the United Way value proposition through in-person meetings and strategic communication
  • Develop strategies to assist in the recruitment of key campaign leadership volunteers and cultivate their engagement
  • Solicit constructive feedback from Cabinet, committees, and donors to identify areas for continuous improvement of processes, messaging, or implementation
  • Work with Community Engagement Coordinator to identify opportunities to get campaign volunteers, corporate contacts, and Leadership donors involved in UW volunteer opportunities
  • Ensure proper recognition and acknowledgement of donations, sponsorships, and in-kind services; including, but not limited to, donor events, communications, and advertisements


Campaign Management

  • Develop yearly Campaign plan, budget, key events, and timelines to ensure smooth implementation of campaign activities
  • Track revenue generation, retention, and business activity throughout the year; update projections to target, and conduct the appropriate account analysis to build and refine business goals
  • Create and maintain a variety of reports and updates for the Campaign Cabinet, Committees, UWLC Board, Employee Campaign Chairpersons and UWLC Leadership, succinctly capturing Campaign activity and progress toward stated goals
  • Facilitate ongoing communication among the Campaign Cabinet and Committees by hosting calls, in-person meetings, or providing regular email reports and updates
  • Ensure proper planning, implementation, and follow up for a portfolio of workplace campaigns




  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
    • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Integrity, authentic, trustworthy, honest, accountable, strong ethics and values, professionalism
  • Advanced skills of visioning, strategic thinking, negotiating, problem solving and decision making
  • Possess and utilize superior verbal and writing communication skills, including being an approachable and good listener
  • Exhibit passion, high energy, and work ethic, and oriented to action and results
  • Innovative and creative thinker and decision maker
  • Have a genuine interest in improving our community
  • Experienced in developing partnerships
  • Experienced in building revenue and philanthropic support, both with new solicitations and by growing existing relationships

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Typical physical work demands require, but not limited to, ability to sit, stand, lift, move objects, walk, drive. The employee may need to be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

TRAVEL: Travel is primarily local and happens during work hours, with the occasional night event.

Work Schedule: Office hours are flexible but are to include a minimum of 40 hours per week of work, not including lunches and breaks. There are occasions when early morning, evening and weekend work is necessary.


How to apply:  Send Cover Letter and Resume to No phone calls please.