United Way of Greater Portland http://www.unitedwaygp.org Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:55:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-Instagram1-32x32.png United Way of Greater Portland http://www.unitedwaygp.org 32 32 WE’RE HIRING! RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ANALYST http://www.unitedwaygp.org/resource-development-analyst/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:10:55 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/hiring-relationship-manager-copy/ Job Posting Resource Development Analyst General Summary: Join a team of successful professionals who work to support and advance United Way of Greater Portland’s (UWGP’s) mission to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. The RD Analyst supports and advances United Way of Greater Portland’s (UWGP) mission of improving lives through…

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Job Posting

Resource Development Analyst

General Summary:

Join a team of successful professionals who work to support and advance United Way of Greater Portland’s (UWGP’s) mission to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.

The RD Analyst supports and advances United Way of Greater Portland’s (UWGP) mission of improving lives through strategic and methodical collection, synthesis, and analysis of data to inform and grow the resource development (fundraising) and marketing program.

This position reports to the SVP of Resource Development & Marketing and works with the department to oversee all reporting functions and related business processes associated with UWGPs annual campaign, serving both internal and external stakeholders.

Key focus areas and initiatives include: campaign performance reporting, RD & Marketing program performance reporting, creation and management of metrics dashboard and data-based benchmarking tools, and project implementation assistance for a new digital constituent communications platform (DSOG). Additionally, this position will administer the ePledge process, ensuring that company ePledge campaigns are implemented successfully.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides timely reporting and analysis to increase annual campaign growth and constituent engagement.
  • Develops and implements business processes and procedures to ensure consistent inputs and outputs of data with UWGPs donor management database (Andar).
  • Promotes accurate data capture and entry to achieve accurate and consistent reports and historical analysis.
  • Develops processes to augment relationship management efforts with donors, volunteers and organizations.
  • Collaborates with Relationship Managers and partner organizations to generate presentation-quality CEO reports and custom historical reports and analysis to inform partner growth strategies.
  • Serves as the organization’s go-to resource for ‘moves management’ tracking of donors and prospects.
  • Ensures company ePledge campaigns run successfully and provides a positive and quality online campaign experience with UWGPs ePledge partners.
  • Responsible for annual organization-wide collection and submission of accurate data to United Way Worldwide.
  • Assists IT staff with database administration functions of UWGP’s donor management database (Andar).
  • Assists IT staff with training and guidance on Andar and any Customer Relationship Management (CRM) functions developed.
  • Designs and supports processes that foster strong relationships with companies, individuals, community leaders, and agency partners.
  • Proactively mines donor database for major planned gift prospects and highly engaged constituents.
  • Provides regular recommendations to SVP of Resource Development & Marketing on growth opportunities based on current donor analysis.

Other

  • Demonstrate UWGP’s Core Values in all internal and external interactions.
  • Participate as a team member in Resource Development & Marketing and organizational activities.
  • Champion exceptional service both internally and externally.
  • Performs other duties as opportunities are presented and/or assigned.

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years progressive experience in database administration, data analysis and/or non-profit prospect research using business intelligence applications, SQL and CRM software.
  • Commitment to excellence and to the mission of UWGP
  • Curiosity – proactively seeks to find clues and answers to key questions that will drive fundraising efforts forward and looks to establish relevant correlations to seemingly disparate data.
  • Analytical skills – ability to process information and raw data and synthesize into meaningful, actionable conclusions and/or recommendations.
  • Problem solving – ability to recognize courses of action that can be taken to handle problems, and apply contingency plans to solve those problems.
  • Self-motivated – ability to reach a goal or perform a task with little supervision or direction.
  • Customer-Oriented – desire to serve clients by focusing on meeting their needs, understanding their concerns and seeking to build trust.
  • Written and verbal communication – ability to communicate concise, clear analyses and recommendations that support RD goals and objectives.
  • Creative – ability to think in new ways that lead to new or novel ideas for exploration.
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Access and data base administration.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Travel:

Travel is infrequent and primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected for purposes of training.

Why choose United Way of Greater Portland?

Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time, and about creating community level change that benefits every member of the community. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.

We have a staff of 32 dedicated employees to help us achieve our goals and fulfill our mission. To support the great work of our employees, we offer a competitive salary and a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403 (b) plan, life insurance, generous vacation and holiday pay and paid sick time off.

Additionally, United Way of Greater Portland offers:

  • Convenient downtown location with free parking
  • Tuition assistance and opportunities for professional development
  • Health Club membership at a deeply discounted monthly rate
  • Wellness resources and Employee Assistance Program access
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • A great team of top-notch professionals that share your passion for strengthening our community

United Way of Greater Portland is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities, and encourage persons of all types of diversity to apply.

Organizational Core Values:

At United Way of Greater Portland we are:

  • Community Centered
  • Results Focused
  • Intentionally Collaborative
  • Committed to Excellence
  • Leading with Integrity

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Daisy Wilson, hr@unitedwaygp.org. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2018

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WE’RE HIRING! RELATIONSHIP MANAGER http://www.unitedwaygp.org/hiring-relationship-manager/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:02:04 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/hiring-finance-associate-copy-5/ Job Posting Relationship Manager General Summary: Join a team of successful professionals who work to support and advance United Way of Greater Portland’s (UWGP’s) mission to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. The Relationship Manager identifies, develops and maintains high quality relationships with organizations and individuals to attract and sustain…

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Job Posting

Relationship Manager

General Summary:

Join a team of successful professionals who work to support and advance United Way of Greater Portland’s (UWGP’s) mission to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.

The Relationship Manager identifies, develops and maintains high quality relationships with organizations and individuals to attract and sustain resources to support UWGP’s community impact agenda. This position maximizes fundraising growth through concerted, collaborative efforts among assigned areas and accounts via self-initiative, volunteer engagement and other Resource Development team members as applicable.

This is a great opportunity for an individual to actively engage in the community with both large and small businesses to reach revenue goals, to engage the community in United Way’s work and to create a consistent, positive experience for donors and organizations at every touch point. This outward facing role will require the Relationship Manager to be a leader with a demonstrated ability to build strong, mutually beneficial relationships.

The ideal candidate will have a dynamic and high energy approach to achieve results and a keen interest in the areas of education, financial stability and health, including the 10-year community goals, Thrive2027. The candidate will highly value the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

Essential Job Functions:

Manage a variety of corporate and individual relationships

  • Develops and grows meaningful year-round relationships with key company leaders, company influencers, and other individuals within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Works effectively with other teams at UWGP to be able to provide appropriate support and value to partners.
  • Leverages relationships to create additional opportunities with other organizations and individuals.
  • Conducts regular in-person meetings with partners and prospects with assigned relationships in order to expand UWGP influence within each organization.
  • Develops and uses knowledge about UWGP organizational mission, goals, community impact strategies and community needs to effectively communicate the UWGP message to external parties.

Update and set goals on account plans to realize significant growth in each account

  • Develops and implements strategies to achieve revenue goals.
  • Sets goals and action steps needed to engage accounts on a year-round basis with UWGP.
  • Works with staff and volunteers to drive plan execution and manage action steps and results from these efforts.
  • Tracks and analyzes revenue generation, retention, visits and key business activity throughout the year.
  • Provides regular activity status, updates projections and conducts account analysis to build and deliver on business goals, to monitor results, and to address challenges as they arise.

Cultivate volunteer relationships that connect companies and individuals with UWGP

  • Provides a positive experience for volunteers and temporary campaign assistants to achieve revenue goals.
  • Assists volunteer campaign chairs at companies in planning and executing employee
    campaigns using effective communication, organization and customer service skills.
  • Fosters creative thinking and facilitates future partnerships within the corporate accounts.
  • Supports volunteers on key visits throughout the year.

Manage and inspire volunteers and volunteer campaign groups

  • Develops and deepens connections within the community through year-round engagement.
  • Inspires Employee Campaign Manager (ECM) to dedicate generosity of time, influence and resources.
  • Provides opportunities for ECMs to recognize the valuable role they play in community impact work through their successful workforce campaigns, year-round communication, increased volunteerism and advocacy.

Organize relationship management and donor responsibilities efficiently and effectively

  • Develops and executes a comprehensive plan to successfully deploy individual time, UWGP resources and volunteer time against revenue objectives.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed donor and account records in donor database (Andar) and with other systems to analyze the effectiveness of the plan against delivering objectives.

Other

  • Demonstrate UWGP’s Core Values in all internal and external interactions.
  • Participate as a team member in Resource Development & Marketing and organizational activities.
  • Champion exceptional service both internally and externally.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3+ years of fundraising or sales experience.
  • High-energy, outcome-focused individual with a positive “can-do” outlook who can manage ambiguity and change
  • Commitment to excellence and to the mission and values of United Way of Greater Portland.
  • Success working independently and as a team player.
  • Focused sales/marketing experience with an applied emphasis on customer relationship building; significant applied consulting sales skills; demonstrated success with effective listening skills.
  • Superb communications skills (written and verbal) with an ability to relate with a diverse group of individuals or organizations in an effective manner.
  • Proven ability to successfully execute on a plan utilizing strategic thinking.
  • Proactive problem-solver.
  • Solid computer skills (familiarity with customer relationship management systems preferred); Significant experience and comfort in Excel is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of assigned relationships to achieve results. Demonstrated ability to influence others to invest in UWGP community impact strategies and programs.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to working automobile for frequent off-site meetings required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Leads team of temporary campaign assistants for three months per year.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 – 5:00. During peak times, this position may require long hours and/or weekend work.

Travel:

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected (up to 3x/year).

Why choose United Way of Greater Portland?

Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time, and about creating community level change that benefits every member of the community. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.

We have a staff of 32 dedicated employees to help us achieve our goals and fulfill our mission. To support the great work of our employees, we offer a competitive salary and a robust benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403 (b) plan, life insurance, generous vacation and holiday pay and paid sick time off.

Additionally, United Way of Greater Portland offers:

  • Convenient downtown location with free parking
  • Tuition assistance and opportunities for professional development
  • Health Club membership at a deeply discounted monthly rate
  • Wellness resources and Employee Assistance Program access
  • Paid volunteer time off
  • A great team of top-notch professionals that share your passion for strengthening our community

United Way of Greater Portland is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities, and encourage persons of all types of diversity to apply.

Organizational Core Values:

At United Way of Greater Portland we are:

  • Community Centered
  • Results Focused
  • Intentionally Collaborative
  • Committed to Excellence
  • Leading with Integrity

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Daisy Wilson, hr@unitedwaygp.org. Applications will be accepted until February 21, 2018.

Download a Printable PDF of this Posting

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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY 2018 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/volunteer-top-picks-of-the-month-february-18/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:39:10 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/volunteer-top-picks-of-the-month-january-18-copy/ Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community where you live, work, or play? Check out the February top volunteer picks and get started today.

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Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community where you live, work, or play? Check out the February top volunteer picks and get started today.

CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS’S BIRTHDAY AND READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY BY READING TO KIDS

Share your love of books and Dr. Seuss by reading to a classroom for an hour on Friday, March 2. Volunteers will read a book (either their own or provided by the teacher) and participate in a related activity. Several local schools and organizations in Westbrook and Portland are involved. For timing details and to register, click here. To learn more, contact Karen Stephenson, kstephenson@unitedwayg.org.

VOLUNTEER AT MAINE AUDUBON’S WINTER CARNIVAL

Volunteer at Maine Audubon on Saturday, February 17 to support their Winter Carnival at Gisland Farm in Falmouth. Volunteers would help out in up to three hour shifts between 9am-3pm. For more information, contact Annica at volunteer@maineaudubon.org.

SIGN UP TO READ WITH A WESTBROOK KINDERGARTEN OR FIRST GRADE STUDENT

Read with Me is a community-based initiative, sponsored by The Westbrook Children’s Project, that matches caring reading mentors with every kindergarten and first grade student in Westbrook. Volunteers read aloud to one or two students at their school every week for 20-30 minute sessions. Training and books are provided. Read with Me will launch Monday, March 12 and conclude on June 4. Click here to start the application process. For more information about Read with Me, contact Karen Stephenson, kstephenson@unitedwaygp.org.

SIGN UP TO WARM MEALS OR BE A PHONE PAL FOR A MEALS ON WHEELS RECIPIENT

The Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) will host a training session for volunteers interested in becoming Phone Pals or members of Warming Crews serving those receiving Meals on Wheels deliveries in Cumberland and York counties. The training will take place from 9am-12pm on Wednesday, February 28 at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 132 U.S. Route One in Scarborough. Phone Pals commit to telephoning house bound Meals on Wheels recipients regularly, and Warming Crew members visit those receiving Meals on Wheels to assist with the heating of meals. Call (207) 396-6595 or email volunteer@smaaa.org to learn more and to sign up for the training.

 

Check out our February 2018 Volunteer Engagement Newsletter for more opportunities or search online at http://volunteer.unitedwaygp.org.

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER PORTLAND ANNOUNCES 2017 CAMPAIGN RESULTS http://www.unitedwaygp.org/united-way-of-greater-portland-announces-2017-campaign-results/ Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:04:55 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/united-way-of-greater-portland-exceeds-2016-campaign-goal-copy/ At its annual Campaign Celebration last night, United Way of Greater Portland announced that they anticipate pledges of $8,053,931 against the $8.05 million annual campaign goal. This is the third consecutive year of campaign growth.

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United Way of Greater Portland Announces 2017 Campaign Results

At its annual Campaign Celebration last night, United Way of Greater Portland announced that they anticipate pledges of $8,053,931 against the $8.05 million annual campaign goal. This is the third consecutive year of campaign growth.

“The generosity of our hundreds of corporate partners and over 12,500 donors is inspiring,” said John Chandler, 2017 Campaign Chair and Managing Principal of BerryDunn. “It reflects tremendous passion and dedication to building a thriving community. We are grateful to everyone who made it possible.”

United Way’s annual campaign kicked off September 15 with a rally, food drive and canned-good sculpture contest in Monument Square. The event collected enough food for 16,428 meals and set a record for Cumberland County’s largest one-day food drive.

Throughout the campaign, the Campaign Cabinet, comprised of 30 executive and corporate leaders from every sector of our community, worked closely with United Way staff to generate support from over 200 companies and organizations throughout Greater Portland.

Gorham Savings Bank, Hannaford, L.L.Bean, MaineHealth, Maine Medical Center, MEMICUnum, and WEX played an integral role in this year’s success, by loaning ten employees to bolster United Way of Greater Portland’s capacity for nine weeks during the campaign. These Loaned Executives helped run workplace campaigns and informed others about United Way’s impact. Anthem, Berry Dunn, MacPage, Preti Flaherty, and Verrill Dana also sponsored this valuable program.

Campaign highlights include:

  • L.L.Bean, Unum, Hannaford, IDEXX, TD Bank, MaineHealth, WEX Inc., BerryDunn, Texas InstrumentsDisability RMS, Inc, Gorham Savings Bank, Baker Newman Noyes, Sappi North America, Martin’s Point Health Care, SIGCO, Inc., and Preti Flaherty, LLP collectively contributed more than $4.8 million in corporate and employee giving.
  • L.L.Bean alone raised more than $1.36 million for the community, with 35% of their employees donating to the campaign.
  • The John T. Gorman Foundation, once again, doubled donor impact with a $150,000 matching grant for Leadership Giving.
  • WEX, MEMIC, BerryDunn, Hannaford, and IDEXX saw impressive growth in giving.
  • Women United, an affinity group of United Way—with a mission to inspire, educate, and engage women more deeply as positive change agents in support of the advancement of single mothers and their children in Greater Portland—raised over $125,000 from 76 households in its inaugural year.
  • Brick & Beam Society, United Way’s emerging leaders group, saw its membership swell to over 50 households.
  • There are 75 household members in the Tocqueville Society, United Way’s highest giving level for contributions of $10,000 or more. This group collectively contributed more than $1.3 million.

United Way also announced that Mike Vail, President at Hannaford Supermarkets, will chair the 2018 Campaign.

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER PORTLAND OPENS FY19 COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS http://www.unitedwaygp.org/united-way-of-greater-portland-opens-fy19-community-investments/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:23 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/thrive2027-meetings-and-update-copy/ United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) has opened its Fiscal Year 2019 community investments to programs, initiatives, or collaborations serving Cumberland County, Maine (except Brunswick and Harpswell) that will help to make measurable progress on Thrive2027’s three community goals (Thrive2027).

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United Way of Greater Portland Opens Fiscal Year 2019 Community Investments

United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) has opened its Fiscal Year 2019 community investments to programs, initiatives, or collaborations serving Cumberland County, Maine (except Brunswick and Harpswell) that will help to make measurable progress on Thrive2027’s three community goals (Thrive2027.org).

The Fiscal Year 2019 community investment application period is January 16, 2018 – February 26, 2018. Applications must be submitted through UWGP’s application website by 9:00 a.m. (EST) on Monday, February 26, 2018. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

All UWGP Fiscal Year 2019 community investment applicants:

  1. Will be required to demonstrate a commitment to help impact the Thrive2027 Goals by identifying the specific contribution, effort, or action the program, initiative, or collaboration will make, including:
    1. Data-driven program activities and evidence-based best practices or promising practices, that are based in research; and
    2. Measurable impact on Thrive2027 Goals Framework Strategies demonstrated through performance measures.
  2. Are strongly encouraged to collaborate with various community partners, and:
    1. Demonstrate a plan to collaborate with at least one community partner to share data around one or more shared or complementary performance measures; and/or
    2. Articulate different approaches of working together to leverage and increase impact.

Please note that this is not a complete list of requirements. Before applying, refer to the UWGP Fiscal Year 2019 Community Investment Summary, available at www.unitedwaygp.org/our-work-2/fy-19-investment-process/, for a complete list of requirements.

Grant requests must be at least $10,000; there is no maximum request amount.

To be eligible to apply for UWGP Fiscal Year 2019 community investments, the lead organization applying for funding:

  1. Must be recognized as a federal tax exempt or governmental organization; or
  2. Is an organization or non-exempt group with an identified fiscal sponsor that is a recognized federal tax exempt or governmental organization.
    All partners named in the application must operate consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, and comply with the UWGP’s counterterrorism compliance agreement (see application).

To Apply: Application materials, including a link to the website to complete and submit an application, are posted at www.unitedwaygp.org/our-work-2/fy-19-investment-process/. Frequently Asked Questions will be updated every Friday by 5:00 p.m. until February 23, 2018.

Technical assistance regarding the application process is available by email, phone, or appointment. In-person meetings are held at United Way of Greater Portland, 1 Canal Plaza, Suite 300, Portland 04101.

For more information, please visit refer to the UWGP Fiscal Year 2019 Community Investment page of UWGP’s website. For additional questions, contact Nicole Evans at nevans@unitedwaygp.org or 207-347-2302.

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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2018 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/volunteer-top-picks-of-the-month-january-18/ Thu, 28 Dec 2017 19:44:48 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/volunteer-top-picks-of-the-month-december-17-copy/ Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community where you live, work, or play? Check out the January top volunteer picks and get started today.

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Celebrate National Mentoring Month! Mentoring programs will help the community make progress on the Thrive2027 community-wide goals. Check out several opportunities to get involved below.

INFLUENCE THE FUTURE – MENTOR

Want to help a receptive high school student achieve his or her academic goals toward graduation and a post-secondary career? Consider becoming a mentor with the Portland Mentoring Alliance to meet with a student for one hour a week. Many students who request a mentor are immigrants or refugees and they especially benefit from having a native-born English speaking adult help them navigate this important time in their lives. Click here to view a mini-documentary about this. To learn more and apply, contact Glenn Nerbak at nerbak@me.com or call (207) 842-5358.

BECOME A FOSTER GRANDPARENT

Adults ages 55 and older can mentor and make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a Foster Grandparent. Support school readiness and academic achievement in child development centers and schools in York, Cumberland, or Western Oxford county. Volunteers who meet federal income guidelines receive a non-taxable stipend (that does not affect Social Security, SSI/SSDI, food stamps, LIHEAP, or subsidized rent) in return for volunteering 15-40 hours per week. All volunteers receive meal and travel assistance, pre-service and ongoing training, staff support, and recognition. To learn more, call (207) 773-0202 or email fgp@opportunityalliance.org.

BE A BIG BROTHER OR SISTER

Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes adult volunteers as one-to-one mentors for children ages seven to sixteen in our community. Get involved as a Community-based Big, spending time with a Little out in the community, or a Site-based Big, meeting with a Little at the Little’s school. Start something big – call (207) 773-5437 or email info@somebigs.org for more information.

MENTOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY SEEKING ASYLUM

Welcoming the Stranger (WTS) is a grassroots mentoring project created in response to the rising number of immigrant families seeking asylum in our community. The project matches volunteer mentors with asylum-seekers to help them integrate into the greater Portland community. A mentor serves as a friend to an individual or family to help with such things as practicing English, finding and/or furnishing an apartment, writing a resume, finding warm clothing, etc. and helps them navigate and integrate into their new surroundings. Through Welcoming the Stranger, mentors have access to a large network of other individuals and groups who offer support and guidance about specific needs. For more information, email info@wtsmaine.com or sign up online here.

Check out our January 2018 Volunteer Engagement Newsletter for more opportunities or search online at http://volunteer.unitedwaygp.org.

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UWGP THRIVE2027 COMMUNITY PARTNER MEETINGS AND UPDATE http://www.unitedwaygp.org/thrive2027-meetings-and-update/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:35:08 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/fy17-rfp-copy/ This month, United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) is launching its efforts to bring together businesses and organizations who are interested in taking an early, visible leadership role in this community effort that will impact everyone in Greater Portland over the next 10 years.

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UWGP Thrive2027 Community Partner Meetings and Update

Join us to talk about next steps for Thrive2027, Greater Portland’s three 10-year goals.

This month, United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP) is launching its efforts to bring together businesses and organizations who are interested in taking an early, visible leadership role in this community effort that will impact everyone in Greater Portland over the next 10 years.

Community Partner Meeting Invitation
As a first step, UWGP will hold three Community Partner meetings to discuss Thrive2027’s newly adopted strategies and connect current work in the community to the Thrive2027 Goals. This work, whether from a business employee benefits program and community volunteer work, to a school, town, or non-profit’s programmatic efforts to help individuals and families, will help our community thrive. At these meetings, UWGP staff will review the Thrive2027 roadmap in detail. These meetings will result in businesses and organizations having a better understanding of how to align their current work with Thrive2027 as a Thrive2027 Community Partner. The meetings will also launch UWGP’s Fiscal Year 2019 community investment process.

We hope you will join us at one of the following meetings (all held at United Way of Greater Portland, 1 Canal Plaza, Suite 300, Portland 04101):

  • Friday, December 15 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, December 18 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 21 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. (feel free to bring lunch)

Additional meeting added:

Please RSVP by January 15 to Jeri Chapman,

Invitation to Apply for Funding
UWGP will be opening its Fiscal Year 2019 community investment process (for investments awarded between July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) in January 2018 to programs, initiatives, or collaborations serving Greater Portland (Cumberland County with the exception of Brunswick and Harpswell) that will help to make measurable progress on the Thrive2027 10-year community-wide goals. Organizations considering whether to apply for funding are encouraged, but not required, to attend one of three Community Partner meetings mentioned above. Information about the investment process will be posted on the UWGP website in early January 2018.

Request to Confirm your Organization’s Thrive2027 Partnership

If you cannot attend one of the three December meetings but are interested in making progress on the Thrive2027 strategies:

  1. Review the Thrive2027 roadmap to get a snapshot of Thrive2027’s strategic direction.
  2. Email us indicating that you support the work of Thrive2027. If your organization is already a Thrive2027 Community Partner, or would like to incorporate its current work with Thrive2027, let us know what strategy (or strategies) your organization is interested in or is already working on.
  3. In your email, indicate who, along with their email address, we should contact to discuss next steps.

Once we have heard from you, we will add your organization to the list of Thrive2027 Community Partners and contact your company representative to discuss next steps.

Thrive2027 brings us together in new ways with the understanding that we cannot address complex issues in silos, and instead focus on solving problems through deliberate, coordinated community action. Together, we can align and activate people, processes, and resources for the highest impact.

We look forward to partnering with you.

For more information about Thrive2027, visit www.thrive2027.org.

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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER http://www.unitedwaygp.org/volunteer-top-picks-of-the-month-december-17/ Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:45:09 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/?p=6303 Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community where you live, work, or play? Check out the December top volunteer picks and get started today.

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VOLUNTEER TOP PICKS OF THE MONTH

Looking for a way to meet new people while positively impacting the community where you live, work, or play? Check out the December top volunteer picks and get started today.

SUPPORT RUTH’S REUSABLE RESOURCES’ INDOOR TAG SALES

Ruth’s Reusable Resources (3R’s) will hold two indoor tag sales this month and seeks volunteers to help unpack and set up the day before and to assist a 3R’s employee at checkout on sale day. Help with set-up for any amount of time on Friday, December 8 or Friday, December 15 between 10am-4pm. Assist during the sales on Saturday, December 9 or Saturday, December 16 from 9am-2pm. Email Lisa Thomas-Willey, office3rs@gmail.com, or call (207) 699-5565 to sign up.

HELP CREATE ASSETS, SAVINGS, AND HOPE WITH CA$H GREATER PORTLAND

CA$H Greater Portland is now recruiting volunteers to assist with the 2018 tax season as well as for roles throughout the year. Join the volunteers who brought over $1.2 million in tax refunds to Greater Portland households last year. Roles include Intake/Asset Guides, who welcome and check in clients, promote financial well-being, and make referrals to other helpful resources, and Tax Preparers, (on-site and/or remote) who receive training to prepare clients’ tax returns. No experience is necessary. Free training is provided; IRS VITA certification is part of tax preparer training. An orientation will be held on December 5, Filing and Software Basics on December 7, Tax Prep Study Group on December 12, and Tax Scenario Training on December 14. Any weather-related rescheduling will occur on December 13. Contact Brandon Treadwell at Brandon.treadwell@goodwillnne.org or (207) 774-6323 x 2741 to learn more and sign up.

HELP LYSETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS GET A STRONG START WITH READING

Lyseth Elementary School, located at 175 Auburn Street in Portland, is looking for volunteers to join their Starting Strong Reading Program. The mission of the program is to have all third graders reading at third grade level so that when they enter fourth grade, they are reading to learn, not still learning to read. The school identifies young students in first grade who need a little extra help and then pairs them up twice a week with volunteers who read with them and encourage them to enjoy literacy. The commitment is once or twice a week, Monday through Friday, from 12:30-1:15pm. Training is provided for new volunteers and the students come to their volunteers with a book bag including selections from their teacher. All the volunteers need to bring is a smile and lots of patience. To learn more, contact Sylvie Montello at montes@portlandschools.org.

 

Check out our December 2017 Volunteer Engagement Newsletter for more opportunities or search online at http://volunteer.unitedwaygp.org.

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WE’RE HIRING! FINANCE ASSOCIATE http://www.unitedwaygp.org/hiring-finance-associate/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:37:57 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/senior-technical-support-manager-copy/ Job Posting Finance Associate General Summary: Under supervision of the Senior Director, Finance and Operations, this position generates, processes, and maintains financial data in the organization’s financial software that ensure the accounting records reflect the current financial position. The position also collaborates and communicates with internal and external parties to ensure campaign funds are accounted…

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Job Posting

Finance Associate

General Summary:

Under supervision of the Senior Director, Finance and Operations, this position generates, processes, and maintains financial data in the organization’s financial software that ensure the accounting records reflect the current financial position. The position also collaborates and communicates with internal and external parties to ensure campaign funds are accounted for and processed efficiently and accurately in the organizations fundraising database.

Essential Job Functions:

Manage Donor Choice Program

  • Ensure that designation information is properly reflected in fundraising software and on the general ledger.
  • Build and maintain relationships with individuals, corporate partners, and receiving agencies while serving as customer service liaison and working independently to resolve any issues.
  • Provide support to Resource Development staff including reporting, payment information, and any other campaign related questions.
  • Communicate donor and designation information to receiving agencies and United Ways.

Process Cash Disbursements (Accounts payable and other)

  • Process all accounts payable, ensuring payment is accurate, supported by appropriate documentation, and approved. Prepare computer checks, electronic payments and mail to vendors/agencies.
  • Interface with vendors and answer any questions regarding payments, contracts and processes.
  • Review expense coding to ensure budget coding.
  • Maintain Accounts Payable files.
  • Prepare and maintain purchase orders.
  • Review and reconcile monthly corporate credit card expenses.
  • Perform the processing of monthly accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses, fixed asset depreciation, and recording of adjusting and reclassification journal entries, if necessary.
  • Maintain vendor files including updated W-9 forms; prepare 1099 forms as needed.
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.

Account for Grants and Programs

  • Work with Senior Director, Finance and Operations to ensure that financial activity associated with grants is accounted for properly and in accordance with grant agreements.
  • Assist with preparation of grant budget and prescribed reports for presentation to project directors, project boards and steering committees.
  • Prepare invoices as necessary and ensure that grant funds are drawn down in a timely manner.
  • Ensure General Ledger accurately reflects grant activity including appropriate classification of restrictions, if any.

Maintain General Ledger Accounts

  • Prepare journal entries to record agency activity and post to general ledger.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts timely and accurately.

Other

  • Provide support and analyses as may be required in connection with financial audits performed by outside auditors.
  • Prepare and post monthly and quarterly journal entries to allocate personnel costs, facilities costs, and overhead among divisions and programs.
  • Prepare and post monthly investment activity.
  • Continue to improve and document processes that will increase efficiencies
  • Maintain petty cash accounts and log all outgoing disbursements.
  • Monitor all vendor payment contracts to ensure all payments are made according to agreement.
  • Learn the other roles in the Finance team to provide back up support when necessary.
  • Demonstrate UWGP’s Core Values in all internal and external interactions.
  • Participate as a team member in Finance & Operations and organizational activities.
  • Champion exceptional service both internally and externally.
  • Perform other duties as organizational needs dictate.

Education Requirements:

Duties require completion of a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of related experience, or an Associate’s degree and at least three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of bookkeeping, general accounting principles, and knowledge of accounts payable/receivable and financial reconciliation.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet project deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including the use of computers.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer software programs and applications for financial management (including Excel).
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to identify and implement improvements to operating systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with a professional presentation
  • Non-profit finance experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with, and provide excellent customer service to, staff, vendors, donors, payee agencies, and volunteers.

Supervisory Responsibility:

None.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 – 5:00. During peak times, this position may require long hours and/or weekend work.

Travel:

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Be a part of the change!

Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time, and about creating community level change that benefits every member of the community. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.  We have a staff of 34 dedicated employees to help us achieve our goals and fulfill our mission: To improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

Organizational Core Values:

At United Way of Greater Portland we are:

Community Centered
Results Focused
Intentionally Collaborative
Committed to Excellence
Leading with Integrity

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Daisy Wilson, hr@unitedwaygp.org. Applications will be accepted until December 4, 2017

PDF of Job Posting

United Way of Greater Portland is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities, and encourage persons of all types of diversity to apply.

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WE’RE HIRING! SENIOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT MANAGER http://www.unitedwaygp.org/senior-technical-support-manager/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:42:32 +0000 http://www.unitedwaygp.org/?p=6292 Job Posting Senior Technical Support Manager General Summary: The Senior Technical Support Manager is responsible for organization technology support functions in a PC environment, solving a wide range of application and technical problems, and demonstrating superior problem solving skills with excellent customer service. In addition, this position has the primary responsibility for supporting the organization’s…

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Job Posting

Senior Technical Support Manager

General Summary:

The Senior Technical Support Manager is responsible for organization technology support functions in a PC environment, solving a wide range of application and technical problems, and demonstrating superior problem solving skills with excellent customer service. In addition, this position has the primary responsibility for supporting the organization’s hosted database, the local infrastructure, technology planning, budgeting and vendor relationship management. In addition, this role will co-lead the project management of the annual digital fundraising design and roll out. This position works with the Senior Vice President and the Information Technology Associate to support most of the technology and data needs of the organization.

Essential Job Functions:

Application Support & Database Management

  • Oversee and manage United Way of Greater Portland (UWGP)’s donor database (Andar) with respect to data quality, upgrades, technical issues, strategic use and new opportunities to enhance workflows with development of new features.

  • Work with vendors and staff to ensure optimum use of all core business applications, prepare budgets based on organization needs and plan for future technology initiatives.

  • Work with application vendors and staff to evaluate changes to organization software, implement updates, and conduct user training.

  • Assess technology skills of staff, evaluate training needs relative to required skills for each position, and develop on-going training programs to enhance skill development.

  • Conduct and/or supervise end-user training and support, and communicate with staff regarding changes in software and operations.

  • Participate in United Way Worldwide initiatives and vendor conferences to address industry changes, as needed.

Manage Support & Maintain IT Infrastructure

  • Provide excellent customer service while working directly with employees in a help desk capacity to answer technology questions, resolving issues with Windows, laptops, desktops, printers, phone administration, and other business technology functions.
  • Work with the support vendors and other staff to perform the set up, maintenance, data back up, upgrades, protocols and security for most applications in the organization, including printers, phones, copiers and cell phones.
  • Manage and coordinate contracts, software licenses, technology purchases and vendor relationships for the organization.
  • Continually update the information technology handbook, the disaster recovery and security incident plans, customer data protection requirements and other risk management documents.
  • Participate in new technology research and evaluation in the external market, with existing contracted vendors and through United Way Worldwide.
  • Provide and coordinate training for all staff on the primary applications, orient new employees and ensure secure information technology practices.
  • Assist staff, volunteers and external visitors with audio visual conference room technology and meeting support.

Annual Campaign Support

  • Work with Resource Development, Marketing, and Operations staff and external vendors to project manage the technical aspects of organization annual United Way campaigns, ensuring all aspects of the implementation are executed for success.
  • Create and design reporting processes for campaigns, based on customer requirements, to shape strategy and measurement of results.
  • Support finance in the research to resolving receivable (pledges) inaccuracies due to system processing.
  • Assist with the tracking process of managing agency speakers and campaign staff assignments.
  • Identify process improvements and process-related changes to project management, relationship management and pledge processing.
  • Assist with providing training and appropriate technology deployment for campaign volunteers, such as loaned executives, to be able to quickly and efficiently raise funds.

Other

  • Demonstrate UWGP’s Core Values in all internal and external interactions.
  • Participate as a team member in Operations and organizational activities.
  • Champion exceptional service both internally and externally.
  • Perform other duties as organizational needs dictate.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; other degree type from an accredited technical school or University with at least 5 years experience considered.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 3-5 years of technical support experience in a professional work environment.
  • Proficiency in most recent versions of the following software applications preferred:
    • Microsoft Windows
    • MS Windows Server
    • MS Office
    • SQL Server Technologies
    • Office365 Technologies
  • Andar experience preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage knowledge of information technology systems.
  • Strong skills in network and computer technology.
  • Excellent teaching and communication skills as well as good overall management and organizational abilities.
  • Enthusiasm for finding ways to improve how employees work with computers and networks.
  • Structured approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to understand and champion technology’s role in UWGP’s strategic direction.

Supervisory Responsibility:

None.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday 8:30 – 5:00. This position may require long hours and weekend work

Travel:

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Be a part of the change!

Advancing the common good is about helping one person at a time, and about creating community level change that benefits every member of the community. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.  We have a staff of 34 dedicated employees to help us achieve our goals and fulfill our mission: To improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

Organizational Core Values:

At United Way of Greater Portland we are:

Community Centered
Results Focused
Intentionally Collaborative
Committed to Excellence
Leading with Integrity

To apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Daisy Wilson, hr@unitedwaygp.org. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2017.

PDF of Job Posting

United Way of Greater Portland is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse environment and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. We are dedicated to building a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our communities, and encourage persons of all types of diversity to apply.

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