*Hiring* Labor Relations Manager - United Way

Parties interested in applying for the position below will need to turn in resumes and be interviewed by the Community Outreach Committee. Please send resumes to info@tcclc.org

Resume Deadline: 7/1/21
Interview Date: 7/9/21

Position Details

Job Title: Labor Relations Manager
Department: Community Investment
Reports To: Director of Corporate Relations 
FLSA Status: Full-time/Exempt
Last Revised: 06/10/2021

Position Summary

The Labor Relations Manager is responsible for executing and achieving UWTC’s corporate fundraising and relationship management objectives by growing and strengthening relationships with organized labor and union employees within those organizations on a year-round basis.  The Labor Relations Manager maximizes workplace giving through a concerted effort to establish, grow, and deepen relationships with labor with the goal of retaining the current donor base while reaching new donors and growing revenue.  The Labor Relations Manager works closely with members of the Community Investment team and collaborates with other departments and volunteers to effectively communicate the UWTC mission to others.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Community Investment team to identify and initiate with corporate union members regarding participation in United Way workplace campaigns within the assigned portfolio to increase financial and volunteer contributions from union members
  • Act as liaison between labor and management throughout the community in all matters pertaining to United Way activities
  • Confer with labor and management representatives to insure that planned activities are suitable and will effectively represent the programs of the United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County
  • Seek out and promote ongoing programs and relationships with labor and management groups to insure the support of social, recreational, and character-building agencies throughout the community
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of all citizens in understanding and receiving services from all social service agencies, including Federal, State, and local, upon request
  • Stay apprised of trends or issues in relevant industries that affect business climate or culture and economic environment that could impact fundraising
  • Assist with data analysis to identify account strengths and opportunities, develop best practices, and create comprehensive development plans
  • Design and execute plans that ensure the cultivation of relationships and drive revenue growth through the workplace campaign and other engagement opportunities
  • Project portfolio performance and implement corrective measures when projections and goals are not meeting expectations
  • Frequent public speaking engagements to groups, articulating UWTC’s goals, activities, and results to persuasively drive donations
  • Practice timely and thorough customer service by promptly handling inquiries, valuing donor gifts regardless of size, and regularly communicating about UWTC products and results
  • Participate in community organizations and endeavors to expand professional network and increase awareness of UWTC
  • Understand and promote UWTC’s mission
  • Assist with other duties as requested

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States (No Sponsorship)
  • Must be a member of a recognized labor union
  • Strong sales and public speaking experience
  • Must have in-depth experience working with organized labor and other community-based social service organizations, including the ability to communicate and facilitate programs with both labor and management groups
  • Excellent communication and storytelling skills, both verbal and written
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to manage projects from inception through execution, while meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to build and maintain strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Energetic with a high-level of ability to work both independently and as a strong team member 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of databases as well as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, minimum personal liability auto insurance and reliable transportation 

Experience/Educational Requirements:

At least 5 years of work experience in and knowledge of the activities of the AFL-CIO Community Services Program and a minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience within a labor union with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments is required.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field may substitute 2 years of experience.

Personal Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent leadership, team building, interpersonal, and time management skills 
  • High energy, results-oriented leader and must be a self-starter with little supervision required 
  • An individual with the utmost professional and personal integrity
  • Personal values consistent with United Way mission

Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5 PM (flexible hours) 

May require some evenings, weekends for special events

Work Environment

The work environment is representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job including traditional office environments and performance of work within client locations.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Although remote work is permitted for this position, the individual must reside primarily in North Texas with the ability to work from the office, corporate location, or other necessary location on a daily basis if needed.

About United Way of Tarrant County

For almost 100 years United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in the communities we serve. As a nonprofit leader, we partner with companies, organizations, schools, religious institutions, and city/state and local governments to fulfill our mission of providing leadership and harnessing resources to solve Tarrant County’s toughest social issues. We also serve as the regional grantee for Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA).

United Way of Tarrant County and AAA employs approximately 70 people dedicated to our mission. Through their efforts, our Campaign, and the generosity of individual donors and foundations, we provide resources and funding to more than 40 partner agencies that focus on education, financial stability, and health and wellbeing.