Employment Opportunities

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Are you passionate about impacting lives in your community? Join United Way of York County's team. We're on a mission to assist working households in our community to achieve financial stability by collaboratively and equitably reducing barriers to prosperity. 

For 100 years, United Way of York County has worked in the York County community to improve people’s lives. It began as The York Welfare Federation, an organization that raised funds on behalf of 17 member agencies.  Today, as United Way of York County, the mission remains the same, but the strategies have evolved in order to meet the growing and changing needs of people living in our community. 

Recently United Way of York County announced a three-year plan to transform its community impact to an issue-focused model, concentrating future efforts on the issue of working households that struggle to cover basic living expenses.  Approximately one in three York County households earn more than the federal poverty level but do not earn enough to pay for basic needs. United Way of York County’s goal is to help bridge the gap for thousands of financially struggling, working families through short-term support while also building pathways to self-sufficiency. United Way of York County has set a bold goal to assist 8,000 working households to achieve financial stability by 2033. 



York, PA


Position Summary

Manages and creates new donor engagement programs and builds a donor stewardship program. Responsibilities include growing the donor base to meet strategic goals, with an emphasis on affinity groups, monthly giving, and donor stewardship.


Essential Functions

Core Role

  • Lead Affinity Group Management including research, development, and implementation of new and/or revised affinity groups to reach Resource Development goals of new donor acquisition and retention. 
  • Recruit and manage a diverse group of high-level volunteers to serve on Affinity Groups.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of annual giving strategy based on metrics established in coordination with the VP of Donor Relations. Take action to improve return on investment.
  • Launch new modes of engagement with an emphasis on digital giving, and monthly giving programs, and enhance the current direct mail program.
  • Research, establish, and implement annual giving and donor stewardship best practices, working collaboratively with the VP of Donor Relations 
  • Manage, in coordination with the VP of Donor Relations, the board and volunteer giving strategy.
  • Represent and promote United Way of York County in the local community through community events, networking groups, committees, etc.
  • Stay up to date on philanthropy best practices.   



  • Works effectively across multiple departments as a valuable team member. 
  • Ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.  
  • Understand and embrace the organization's mission/values including DEI, ALICE, and Issue-focused initiatives. 
  • Demonstrate the organization's commitment to the community through leading by example and participating in community events where appropriate.  



  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to learn during change initiatives.  
  • Help develop and implement strategic plan initiatives.  
  • Embrace continuous learning.


Financial Acumen

  • Assist the VP with the development and implementation of Annual Budget. 
  • Prepare department-specific reporting.


Educational and Other Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 3-5 years of experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Past experience working with high-level volunteers, boards, and committees is preferred. 
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and organizations. 
  • Demonstrated reliability and positive work habits. 
  • Capable of multi-tasking and working under pressure. 
  • Ability to pass background checks in accordance with insurance provider and legal requirements.
  • Proficient at using Microsoft Suite, and the ability to learn organization-specific software.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other information to consider: 

  • The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties as assigned that might be part of the job.   
  • This job description does not constitute an employment contract; the employment relationship between UWYC and the employee is an at-will relationship. 

To apply, please email your resume to Michelle Dent at mdent@stambaughness.com