Job Announcement – Corporate Stewardship Manager

United Way of King County’s mission is to bring caring people together to give, volunteer, and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges. Our culture fosters leadership, open communication, teamwork, and collaboration, integrity, and accountability.

Because of what we do, we are deeply committed to addressing racial inequities head on to make progress towards a community with equal opportunity for all.  We seek individuals to engage in this journey as part of a collective responsibility for forward movement.

Job Summary:

The Stewardship Manager will work to renew lapsed institutional donors and qualify/disqualify these accounts for assignment among members of the Corporate and Foundation Team. The position maintains relationships resulting in $500,000 to $1M from companies through a combination of grants, corporate gifts, and sponsorships, and involves regular one-on-one interaction with “executive-level” volunteers, CEOs, and assigned corporate social responsibility staff.

The annual recruiting salary range is $68,500 – $71,500 DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting.

* Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role [proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process].  

Essential Duties:

  • Generates financial revenue from corporate gifts, grants, and sponsorships from a portfolio of approximately 200 to 350+ institutions.
  • Cultivates, solicits, and stewards contributions from companies through regular communication based on donor preferences, ensuring these donors have a positive relationship with United Way.
  • Manages the work of executive-level Board, Cabinet, and other volunteers in fundraising and engagement with United Way of King County.
  • Analyzes giving trends and identifies opportunities for increased fundraising from portfolio companies.
  • Works to reengage lapsed supporters through research, outreach, invites, and volunteer help.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

DISCLAIMER: This job position performs other assignments and performs other duties as assigned. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated strong persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal, that include sensitivity to donor information.
  • Proven excellent task, time, and project management skills, as well as the ability to set goals and objectives and use appropriate analytic techniques and tools to update projections regularly.
  • Demonstrated committed team player with a strong record of collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the King County business climate and key trends within industries and companies.
  • Proven entrepreneurial expertise, including the willingness to try new approaches and make refinements when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and independent judgment and/or action in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Proven consultative sales, customer relations, and development skills to meet specific goals as they relate to assigned accounts and relationship-building goals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience in Fundraising, Sales, Business, Marketing, Communications, or a related field.  Must have at least 2 years’ experience in fundraising or sales/marketing. Experience with donor solicitation and fundraising techniques, with an applied emphasis on customer relationship building, is highly desired. Proficient in MS Office (intermediate level), bulk email communications, and experience with relational databases such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM a plus. Knowledge of information systems including a variety of software, internet, and various databases is helpful.

UWKC is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  United Way of King County values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunities to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Ongoing collaboration with diverse staff and other constituents
  • A desirable culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunities to help solve the community’s toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

Application Procedures:

Please apply online via the following link. You will be asked to upload your resume and provide a cover letter as well as complete the UWKC application.


***Applicants MUST apply at the UWKC Career Center to be considered for this position.***

COVID-19 Update:

Protecting the health and safety of our communities is a top priority.  Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely for the time being.  We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions.  If you are hired for the position, you will start off working remotely. UWKC employees are working remotely through September 13, 2021.  We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our hiring process.

* Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role [proof of record will be requested during the onboarding process].