Careers

Chief Development Officer Position Open:

United Way of the Lakeshore seeks a Chief Development Officer to join our professional team as a key
champion of human needs and potential. More than a fundraiser, we create opportunities for people in
our community to work together to improve the health, education, and financial stability of every
person. We envision that every child grows up with hope and the ability to reach their potential, income
equity is growing, poverty is rare, and all community members are thriving and healthy. We move
quickly to meet changing needs in our community and need a strong leader to assist with mission
advancement. This fundraising leadership position requires experience building strategy, stewarding
high net worth individuals, corporations, and their employees, inspiring new prospects to give,
researching, writing grants, hosting mission-focused events and fundraisers, and running successful
community support campaigns.

The right candidate will be a driven and detail-oriented self-starter with exceptional communications
skills. Have at least eight years of experience in fundraising, resource development or advancement, or
10 years in business sales; including at least five years in a supervisory role with a track record of
effectively leading teams. Be self-directed, able to manage projects with competing deadlines. Have
experience working with a nonprofit board and volunteers. Exceptional interpersonal skills and a proven
ability to network and connect with diverse stakeholders. Have experience building multi-year resource
development plans, be tech-savvy and comfortable with new platforms, be an excellent and enthusiastic
writer and editor.

Moving to the Muskegon Lakeshore is the best decision you will ever make! Live where others vacation.
We are a continuously evolving community showing growth, change, innovation, and culture that can be
enjoyed year-round. With 27 inland lakes, 26 miles of Lake Michigan waterfront, 400 miles of rivers, and
miles of woods and dunes, you’ll enjoy a lifestyle that is Pure Michigan. UWL offers a competitive salary,
medical/dental/vision, 403B retirement plan, disability pay, life insurance, vacation and sick pay,
ongoing training, professional development, supportive team.

To be considered, please submit a letter of interest indicating why you are the person we are looking for
along with your resume listing skills and experience to HR@unitedwaylakeshore.org.

Applicants will be considered as materials are submitted. The position will remain open until a
a candidate is hired.

United Way of the Lakeshore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring individuals
who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.