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Position Title:      Major Gifts Specialist
Reports to:          Director of Marketing & Communications
FLSA Status:      Exempt


Position Summary

The Major Gifts Specialist, through a relationship-focused approach, manages United Way’s annual leadership giving (First Capital Club - $1,000-$9,999, Tocqueville Society - $10,000+) and planned giving programs to meet or exceed desired goals.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Manages all aspects of United Way’s annual major gifts solicitation efforts for donors contributing $1,000 or more.
  2. Cultivates, develops and manages relationships with new and existing major donors and loyal contributors.
  3. Creates, implements and executes a planned giving program to cultivate gifts to United Way’s Endowment Fund.
  4. Collects required data for entering into the campaign database.
  5. Assists with the recruitment and management of Tocqueville Society Cabinet, First Capital Club Advisory Committee, and Planned Giving Advisory Committee volunteers.
  6. Coordinates thank you process for all leadership and planned giving contributors.
  7. Coordinates all aspects of annual leadership and planned giving events in coordination with the Marketing & Events Manager.
  8. As a member of the Resource Development team, participates in planning and implementation of United Way’s annual campaign.
  9. Where appropriate, refers individuals interested in other United Way activities to appropriate departments within the United Way.
  10. Interacts and coordinates with Finance/MIS, Marketing/Communications and Community Impact Departments as necessary.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


The above responsibilities are representative of minimum skills and abilities possessed by the candidate, realizing the position will entail additional responsibilities in order to exceed expectations.  To perform this job successfully, the individual will possess the ability and aptitude to perform each duty proficiently, and comply with the United Way of York County’s policies and procedures, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.


Education and Other Requirements


  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, related field, or equivalent credentials.
  2. A minimum of three years with a proven track record of successful major gifts, planned giving, fundraising and/or sales experience.
  3. Goal oriented with ability to manage multiple projects from inception to conclusion.
  4. Skilled in customer relationship management methodologies.
  5. Strong interpersonal, excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to customize communications to various audiences.
  6. Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  7. Fully proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  8. Self-motivated with ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  9. Possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to operate a motor vehicle.


Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Nicole Shaffer at



York County Truancy Prevention Initiative
Youth Court Alliance Intern

Reports to: Youth Court Alliance Director

Purpose of Position: To provide administrative and program support for the Youth Court Alliance program. Assist with trainings, conduct intake meetings, exit interviews and completion meetings with Youth Court Alliance families.

Job Description:


  1. Compile data and maintain files for the Youth Court Alliance program.
  2.   Provide routine reports to the Youth Court Alliance Director.


Program Development

  1. Assist with the recruitment and retention of student volunteers.
  2. Oversee Youth Court Alliance hearings at William Penn High School.
  3. Oversee Youth Court Alliance hearings at Hannah Penn and Ferguson. 
  4. Provide Intake and Exit Interviews, and completion meetings, with Youth Court Alliance families.
  5. Follow up with Youth Court Alliance assignments to report on status toward completion.
  6. Discuss additional student needs, unrelated to academic work, to the Youth Court Alliance Director who will then link students with appropriate resources.
  7. Assist with the planning of events for Youth Court Alliance.

Technical Assistance

  1. Help manage and train community partners and Youth Court Alliance members, helping to implement the Youth Court Alliance.
  2. Attend Truancy Task Force Meetings.
  3. Attend community events to help promote truancy prevention.
  4. Provide feedback on ways the Youth Court Alliance could improve.
  5. Assist Community Initiatives on programs related to the betterment of youth.



  1. Assist Community Initiatives on programs related to the betterment of children and youth.
  2. Other responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Job Requirements:
Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree.


  1. Comfortable working with children and high school aged youth.
  2. Preferably bilingual.
  3. Must know how to use Microsoft Word and Excel.  Must be willing to learn how to use additional databases.
  4. Patience.
  5. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.
  6. Confidentiality required.
  7. Able to pass a background check.
  8. Ability to relate well to a variety of people, to work quickly and collaboratively.
  9. Ability to be a constant role model and mentor.
  10. Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel. Reimbursement will be provided.
  11. Must have 100,000/300,000 automobile insurance coverage.
  12. Must have after school availability.


To Apply Please Contact:

Elizabeth Richard

Youth Court Alliance Director

800 E King Street
York, PA 17403