Director, Leadership Societies

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
June 4, 2021
Dallas, Texas
Job Type


United Way is a community-based social change organization that puts opportunity in the hands of all North Texans in Collin, Dallas, southern Denton, and Rockwall Counties. United Way partners with hundreds of corporations, philanthropic organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit service providers, city and state government entities and representatives, advocates, and community leaders to improve education, income, and health – the building blocks of opportunity. United Way leverages our resources and networks to bring the best people, ideas, and projects together to create lasting change. Together, we believe we can build a future in which all North Texans, regardless of race or zip code, have the opportunity and access to achieve their full potential.


United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is fully committed in all aspects of our work to becoming a fully inclusive, multicultural, antiracist organization.  Those who share in this commitment and who are willing to actively engage antiracist ideas, behaviors, and actions are invited to apply for open positions.


The Director of Leadership Societies is a position within the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Resource Development team responsible for supporting the development and cultivation of relationships and engagement opportunities for Leadership Society members, including Teens United, Emerging Leaders, and March Fellows and with  other prospective donors to build the pipeline of United Way supporters.


To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Mission-Focused:  Create real social change that leads to improving lives in our community.


  • Relationship-Oriented:  Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow and sustain productive relationships. Knows how to capture and record relevant information and how to interpret and utilize the information to forge partnerships, collaborate, cultivate, grow, sustain and strengthen internal and external relationships.


  • Results-Driven:  Dedicated to shared and measurable goals; creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad impact.


  • Stewardship:  Our actions, behaviors and decisions on behalf of our donors must be transparent, meet the highest ethical standards and align with organizational goals.



  • Develop and deliver results-driven strategic framework within assigned portfolio to attract and retain donors and volunteers and promote year-round communication and engagement of individuals – focusing on the next generation of supporters including:
    • Teens United (teens ages 13-18)
    • Emerging Leaders (professionals under the age of 40)
    • March Tocqueville Fellows (Tocqueville Society Members under the age of 40)
    • Also, may include members of the following United Way Giving Societies:
      • Tocqueville Society ($10,000+), Builders Society ($2,500 - $9,999) and Leadership Society ($1,000 - $2,499) donors.
    • Work with existing volunteer Committee Leadership to increase engagement, provide unique volunteer opportunities and deeper commitment to United Way.
    • Identify, qualify, cultivate and steward donors and prospective donors with the goal of soliciting and closing gifts from individuals in support of organizational priorities.
    • Build and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors, with a particular focus on promoting March Tocqueville Fellows Program as pipeline towards Tocqueville Membership (Goal of 20-25 annually).
    • Conduct a goaled number of personal visits annually as part of the development moves management process to facilitate the closure of annual gifts from current and/or prospective donors.
    • Work closely cross-functionally with staff colleagues to ensure communications are coordinated across donor portfolios.
    • Consistently document key meetings, conversations and activities with prospects and donors into UWMD’s relationship management database.
    • Actively engage donors and prospects though established UWMD events, investment opportunities, volunteer opportunities and advocacy. Provide appropriate follow-up to move relationship forward.
    • Maintain solid understanding of United Way programs and initiatives. Work with colleagues across the organization to develop customized giving proposals for key donors who may have an interest in funding a particular initiative.
    • Demonstrate exemplary stewardship by providing necessary and timely feedback on investments, program information and progress toward UWMD’s mission and goals.



  • Participate and take a leadership role in other departmental and/or cross-functional teams as requested.
  • Assist with other projects and needs as assigned.
  • Coordinate and execute volunteer and event activities that align with organizational priorities to strengthen engagement and awareness.




The Director of Leadership Societies will have demonstrated success in with excellent volunteer management skills, project management,  fundraising with individual donors, relationship management, and donor cultivation of executive level donors.


Exceptional attention to detail and extraordinary interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are also attributes of the Director of Leadership Societies


The Director of Leadership Societies will be a self-motivated and team-oriented individual with the ability to drive results with strong research, strategic thinking and organizational skills to provide an innovative and creative approach toward engaging donors.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

EXPERIENCE:    Minimum of three to five years of nonprofit fundraising experience and excellent experience with donor/committee/volunteer management or equivalent. Also, must have demonstrated experience executing high level project management assignments.




  • Knowledge of and experience with the Dallas and North Texas philanthropic community desired.
  • Experience working with high-level decision makers, trustees and other volunteers with proven volunteer management performance.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship development skills.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and take full ownership of assignments.
  • Experience using CRM software.
  • The ability to thrive in an environment that is characterized by significant growth, diversity and constant change.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, while working efficiently and addressing a wide variety of considerations.
  • Strategic thinking and analysis skills.
  • Creative event and volunteer development and management experience.
  • Results orientated to ensure organizational goals are met.




Ability to maintain confidential information

Reliable transportation

Job may require lifting up to 40 lb.

Ability to attend early morning and evening events and activities as required


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