United Way of Metropolitan Dallas tackles complex social problems by surrounding North Texans with local programming in the areas of Education, Income, and Health – the essential component of a thriving community. We understand that these three areas are connected and correlated with community success. We also believe that our lives are inextricably linked, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. We are solution seekers and agents of change. Our goal is to have thriving families who are healthy, who have students who can successfully enter college or a career after high school, and who no longer live in poverty.
The Vice President of Engagement (“VP”) is a strategic and motivated leader focused developing and leading the overall event and engagement strategy for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (UWMD). The VP will report to the Chief Development Officer and serve as a member of the Resource Development senior team, while collaborating with leaders and team members from all departments. Collaboration and partnership with the Community Impact (CI) team will be critical to the success of this position. The VP’s primary responsibility will be to develop and implement strategic volunteer and event strategies designed to engage companies and individuals in the work of United Way and its role in driving impact and building strong communities through its focus on education, financial stability, and health. This role requires a strong understanding and innovative approach to events and volunteer engagement, knowledge of existing CSR initiatives of our corporate partners, exemplary event programming, and the ability to design and implement comprehensive, year-round engagement opportunities that provide corporate and community partners with a full suite of opportunities and professional services throughout the year. The ideal candidate to assume this role must possess strong skills and competencies including: ability to work independently; entrepreneurial in nature, professional experience with CSR, corporate philanthropic initiatives or workplace engagement efforts; diplomacy, flexibility, accountability, and the ability and commitment to empower and mentor their colleagues.
Engagement and Events