Employment Opportunities

Current Postions available: 2


Liz Cifarelli, Human Resources & Office Manager - ECifarelli@unitedwaygcr.org  and Peter Gannon, President & CEO - Peter@unitedwaygcr.org


Director of Strategic Communications 


REPORTS TO:  President & CEO 
STATUS:  Exempt 
CATEGORY: Full-time 
LOCATION:  United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Albany N.Y.
HOURS:  Monday – Friday 8:00- 4:00 PM 
Evening and weekend hours may be required as needed for community events and meetings 

United Way of the Greater Capital Region is a non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of the Capital District residents. The organization works in partnership with community organizations and members to mobilize resources to solve community issues.  


The Director of Strategic Communications is responsible for the coordination of all United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s (UWGCR) marketing and communications and ensures the alignment of all collateral with the organization’s mission and vision.  The Director of Strategic Communications creates, plans, develops, manages and implements marketing and communications initiatives and activities to advance the identity of UWGCR. The Director of Strategic Communications will work to broaden awareness of organizational programs and priorities, increase visibility of UWGCR’s support across the local community and develop and strengthen relationships with key constituencies. This role requires creating exceptional visual communication pieces; demonstrated success in translating complex strategies and concepts into clear, relatable marketing collateral; and the ability to work collaboratively inside and outside the organization to ensure high-quality visual storytelling. 

The Director of Strategic Communications functions as an effective brand steward, providing peer-to-peer leadership, training and support to help all staff deliver optimal and consistent messaging. They will oversee all digital marketing and communications strategy and tactics, serve as the organization’s lead media contact, and manage short- and long-term public relations activities. The Director of Strategic Communications supports UWGCR’s commitment to exceptional service by facilitating communication and relationship-building with community partners and key stakeholders which includes but is not limited to UWGCR staff, community partners, businesses and individuals.    

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Chief Development Officer

REPORTS TO:  President & CEO 
STATUS:  Exempt 
CATEGORY: Full-time 
LOCATION:  United Way of the Greater Capital Region, Albany N.Y.
HOURS:  Monday – Friday 8:00- 4:00 PM 

Postion Summary Statement

United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) seeks a visionary, collaborative, and proven leader to develop and guide resource development efforts in the context of a legacy organization setting a bold new strategy. As Chief Development Officer of Resource Development, this individual leads organizational efforts to develop a resource development strategy in the form of aggressive multi-year plans designed to provide the necessary financial resources to achieve organizational goals. Working in close partnership with the CEO, the Chief Development Officer manages all activities associated with the Resource Development department. This position works in close alignment with the VP of Community Impact, developing a coordinated strategy bringing donors and community members to the table in true partnership to further our mission and achieve outcomes.