Employment

There are 2 employment opportunities at United Way of Greater Mercer County:

 


SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

 
About United Way of Greater Mercer County:
 
We connect people with resources propelling individuals and families to reach their fullest potential creating a thriving community. In order to achieve our mission, we invest in programs, community partnerships, and volunteer engagement in youth and family success, economic vitality and health and wellness. 
 
Our vision is a vibrant and inclusive greater Mercer County whereby all can thrive.
 
Position Overview:
 
Reporting to and in partnership with the President and CEO, the Senior Director of Development will spearhead development efforts as UWGMC continues to expand its corporate engagement program, develops an individual donor base, and grows its relationship with philanthropic foundations.  
 
With the guidance of a new strategic plan, which informs UWGMC’s presence in and impact on the community, the Senior Director will have the opportunity to build a donor program that combines both the standard United Way Fundraising model of workplace giving, with best practices in non-profit fundraising.  The Senior Director of Development will work closely with the CEO, board members, staff, and other stakeholders on all elements of fundraising. Tasks include, but are not limited to: 
 
Developing and executing UWGMC’s strategic fundraising plan including meeting goals to expand and deepen corporate engagement to generate at least half of all contributed revenues
Working in collaboration with the Vice President for Community Impact (Programming) to identify programs for foundation support, including in some cases, writing grant proposals. Stewarding foundation relationships to generate approximately 20% of contributed revenues
Managing the annual workplace campaigns to generate approximately 20% of contributed revenues
Building a base of individual donors and a major donors program including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to eventually generate approximately 10% of contributed revenues
Supervising and mentoring 2 direct reports: Director of Strategic Engagement and Director of Volunteer Engagement 
Developing and overseeing a limited number of fundraising events to enhance the individual campaign(s) 
Staffing the Board Development Committee
Tracking proposals and writing reports for foundation and corporate funders 
Representing UWGMC at networking events in order to identify and cultivate prospective donors – note, flexibility is required. Events can occur early mornings, evenings and weekends 
 
Qualifications:
 
Education: BA (required), MA (a plus)  
Experience: 
7-8 years of experience in development in a non-profit organization with robust institutional giving programs
Experience in developing and stewarding grant proposals and sponsorship programs
Experience with creating and building individual giving campaigns
Familiarity with volunteer engagement.  Direct volunteer management experience and converting volunteers to donors a plus
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills 
Familiarity with donor databases
Prior experience in a United Way or federated agency a plus
Event management experience a plus
 
Core Competencies:
 
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following core competencies:
 
Mission-Focused
Effective Fundraising
Strategic Relationship Management
Entrepreneurial and Innovative
Business Development and Sales
Volunteer Management 
 
 
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the attention of:
Marian Stern
Philanthropic Consultant

Write “Senior Director of Development” in subject line.

 


 

Tax Program Manager

Position Title:  Tax Program Manager

Reports to:  Director of Community Impact Programs

Type: Full-time, seasonal start date January 2, 2019 through May 15, 2019, with possibility of an extending if funding can be confirmed

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (grant funded – 1/2/19 – 5/15/19)

Position Summary:  The Tax Program Manager will oversee site coordinators and volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) and assist in tax and site coordinator training. The Tax Manager will work in conjunction with the Community Impact Department at United Way of Greater Mercer County to ensure programmatic goals and grant deliverables are met. 

Primary Responsibilities

Site Coordination:

  • Overall management all VITA tax sites in the Mercer CASH Campaign
  • Accountable to IRS, Grants Manager on all issues concerning the tax program
  • Oversight of opening and closing the sites on each operating day
  • Ensure all equipment is in working condition on each operating day
  • Order all tax preparation materials for site from VITA grant program official
  • Ensure data reports are sent to the VITA grant program official on a weekly basis
  • Complete and review tax returns when needed
  • Conduct all mandatory site coordinator meetings

Volunteer Management:

  • Responsible for management of all volunteers, once volunteers are assigned to site.
  • Ensure all volunteers adhere to the Volunteer Standard of Conduct and Quality Site Requirements
  • Must sign each Volunteer Standards of Conduct Agreement (Form 13615), acknowledging that you have verified the required certifications and proper identification for all volunteers prior to allowing them to work at the VITA/TCE site. Agreements are to be placed in the Site Book.
  • Assist with recruitment, and matching of over 70 volunteers to appropriate tax sites based on volunteer availability
  • Coordinate training logistics
  • Manage the assignment of volunteers to specific tax sites and volunteer shifts 
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers
  • Document and report on the volunteer certification levels
  • Support tax site coordinators to ensure they have appropriate materials and volunteers needed.
  • Develop volunteer retention strategies.
  • Achieve IRS VITA advanced Certification.

Administration:

  • Assist with grant management and data collection
  • Manage volunteer data and lists 
  • Other duties, as assigned

Requirements:

  • College degree preferred and/or 5-7 years’ equivilant experience in the workplace and familiarity with office operations
  • Experience completing tax returns in a professional setting is a plus
  • Experience with project and employee/volunteer management a plus
  • Must have flexibility with scheduling, including evenings, weekends, or early mornings
  • Must have a reliable mode of transportation, a valid driver’s license, and be comfortable driving, parking, and conducting outreach in urban areas
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. of equipment in and out of a car
  • Attend Community Impact Department Meetings
  • Work in conjunction with the Community Impact Department
  • Must be able to provide scheduled hours to supervisor on a bi-weekly basis
  • Provide daily and weekly updates of progress through phone calls, emails or face to face meetings
  • Must submit timesheets and expense reports by due date
  • Other duties as assigned

IRS Training Requirements:

  • Complete Tax Law training, electronic filing software training, and the submission and signing of the Confidentiality Statement
  • Successfully pass Tax Law test (Advance, HSA; Link and Learn; www.irs.gov) * Coordinators are required to test to Advance Level
  • Enroller Agent or a CPA license preferred
  • Complete the IRS Volunteer Standards of Conducts, Intake and Interview training/testing
  • Complete SPEC Site Coordinator Training
  • Sign the Volunteer Standards of Conduct Agreement (Form-13615)

Skills and Experience:

  • Good communication skills, pleasant and personable manner
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to think and plan ahead
  • Excellent follow up skills
  • Attention to detail; Ability to multi-task; proactive problem solver
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as copier, fax machine, postage meter
  • Project Management knowledge
  • Experience with using web-based platforms  
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite
  • Complete at least two to 3 years as a tax preparer, at least 1 year as Site Coordinator, preferred
  • Ability to produce business correspondence, proofread for grammar, spelling and punctuation with a high degree of accuracy
  • Team oriented personality; willingness to help where needed
  • Ability to balance work load according to organizational priorities

 

 

Interested Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and list of 3 references to the attention of:

Megan Allain, VP of Community Impact

Email: megan.allain@uwgmc.org

Write “Tax Program Manager” in the subject line

 

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