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United Way of the Lakeshore is a social change organization working to improve the lives of people in Muskegon, Oceana and Newaygo counties.  Our mission is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities.  Our regional aspiration is that the people of the lakeshore region will have the educational and economic opportunities needed to succeed and thrive.  We work collaboratively with private companies, employees and non-profit partners to create and promote lasting change in conditions for our community.  Our bold goal issue is reducing poverty, more specifically that 10,000 more working families will meet their basic needs by 2025. Our targeted focus is ALICE – families who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (sometimes referred to as the “working poor”).

We currently have the following job opportunities available:

Resource Development Director

The Resource Development Director for United Way of the Lakeshore is responsible for the overall organization, development, management, and evaluation of the annual campaign.  This position should posses the ability to gain a clear understanding and have the ability to effectively communicate the role of United Way in the community, capacity to take a leadership role within the organization, partner with businesses, community and government leaders in addressing human service needs in the community.

Responsibilities and duties include:  develop a resource plan including annual campaign, individual giving, and sponsorships; train and support community workplace campaign volunteers; coordinate and oversee administrative aspects of workplace campaigns; provide progress reports on campaign status; cultivate and maintain effective year-round customer relationships; recruit campaign cabinet members and campaign chair and provide support to both; recruit and manage the loaned executive program; recruit and manage training for the agency speaker’s bureau.

Qualifications and skills include:  Bachelor’s degree (preferred); 3-5 years progressively increased successful campaign experience; minimum 3 years experience with a United Way campaign or other promotional effort; excellent written and oral communication skills; proficiency in computer programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint;  knowledge of Andar helpful; problem solving, analytical, interpersonal and time management skills.

Full time position with benefits.  Click here for a PDF to print.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements by February 15 to Stephanie Ladegast (  Resumes will be considered as they are submitted.  Email only, no phone calls please.