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Berkshire United Way
200 South St
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

Phone:413-442-6948
Website: berkshireunitedway.org

Company Description:
Berkshire United Way ignites the collective power of individuals and organizations to build a stronger community together. We magnify your contributions to make lasting, positive change right here in the Berkshires. We are committed to supporting individuals and strengthening families where we live, work and play. We are Here For Good.

Workplace Fundraising Ambassador
Pittsfield
Temporary- Full Time
Nonprofit
High School or Equivalent

Reports to: Director of Volunteer Engagement
Exempt Status: Nonexempt

Do you have a passion for your community? Would you like to make a difference by being on the front line of BUW’s workplace fundraising? We are looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented, organized people person to assist in running approximately 80 workplace campaigns.

By assessing the best type of campaign for each company, you will guide our business partners through the process, strategize on custom campaign web pages, deliver materials to workplaces, answer questions, reconcile campaigns, and enter the pledges into BUW’s donor database. You will have the opportunity to develop relationships with many local employers and use your creativity to connect with donors in new ways. 

This is a temporary position from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Temporary position has the potential to become a full-time permanent.

Areas of Responsibility

Leadership

  • Represents Berkshire United Way as needed in the community: through workplace campaigns and by attending special events and community activities. 
  • Maintains high ethical and accountability standards and high degree of confidentiality.  
  • Develops strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations, agency leaders, and other organizations as needed to strengthen relationships and maximize results. 

Development 

  • Cultivates community support for Berkshire United Way by developing and maintaining positive relationships with local organizations, businesses, and individuals.
  • Responds to the need to monitor the campaign’s progress and provides documentation for evaluation and reconciliation.
  • Collaborates with Marketing to update campaign materials.
  • Maintains current knowledge of community economic, political, and social factors which may affect fundraising. 
  • Participates in a team effort to organize and execute Berkshire United Way workplace fundraising events. 
  • Maintains accurate data entry.

Schedule Flexibility

  • Flexible schedule to occasionally attend events that may occur in the early morning, evening, and weekends. This position is 30 hours per week.
  • To fulfill the responsibilities of the position, travel to various companies and/or agencies is required within Berkshire County. Employee must have a valid driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle.

Knowledge

Concepts and principles of fundraising strategies, knowledge of community business, economic, political, and social conditions; group processes; and volunteerism.

Skills 

  • Experience with emphasis on customer relationship building and/or customer service.
  • Strong written, verbal communication skills, and public speaking.
  • Proficiency with Windows operating system: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Experience managing or using social media platforms for business.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously, track results, meet deadlines, and maintain very strong attention to detail.
  • Able to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must have a positive attitude, offer strong self-motivation, and demonstrate a willingness to commit to the values of Berkshire United Way.
  • Knowledge of donor database management is a plus.
  • Understanding of nonprofit sector desirable.

This is a temporary position from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Temporary position has the potential to become a full-time permanent.

Note: Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

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