Donor Engagement Specialist

The Donor Engagement Specialist is committed to the value of organizing & analyzing data to support the effective cultivation of authentic, mutually beneficial relationships between United Way of Greater Lorain County (UWGLC) and its supporters. The Specialist has an assigned portfolio of corporate partners & individual donors with whom they are responsible for deepening relationships by learning their motivations & matching them to the impact of UWGLC. The Specialist will interact with and support all internal departments and Community Collaboratives to implement a comprehensive donor engagement strategy.

United Way of Greater Lorain County provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants. United Way complies with the Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law, Ohio Equal Pay Law and all other applicable state, federal and civil rights laws and requirements. United Way will not discriminate nor base any personnel decision, in consideration of an individual's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, genetic information or qualified mental or physical disability (except to the extent that physical ability to perform the job is a bonafide occupational qualification).

Knowledge of: fundraising; database/CRM systems, health and human services systems; public relations; sales and marketing; budget administration.

Skill in:  customer relationship management; database management; excellent verbal and written communication; writing, editing and proofreading; operating standard office equipment; maintaining good public relations; application of job software programs including desktop publishing; planning, scheduling and organizing work; computer publication design; marketing techniques; general typing.

Qualifications: An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Minimum qualifications for this position are: a Bachelor’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration, Social Sciences, Communications, or a closely related field with 3-5 years progressively responsible development or nonprofit administration experience or equivalent, including school projects, volunteer work, internships, or comparable.

Excellent writing and interpersonal skills are required. Proactive communications and problem-solving skills are a must.

The Donor Engagement Specialist is a full-time non-exempt position with a wage range of $34,028-$47,638. The full job description can be downloaded here. Applications are due by Thursday, February 21st. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Ryan Aroney, United Way's Marketing & Engagement Director, at