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JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Marketing and Communication Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Employment categories: Part-time (15-20 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt
Updated: May 2018

Job Purpose

Develop and execute communication and marketing plans to engage donors, supporters, volunteers, nonprofits and community stakeholders with the Twin County United Way.

Core Competencies

  • Fosters and supports the mission and values of the Twin County United Way.
  • Sound organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of researching information.
  • Values teamwork and accountability.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with minimum oversight.

Essential Functions

  • Create and execute communication plans for United Way campaigns, events and volunteer activities.
  • Create campaign, program and event collateral, invitations and advertisements.
  • Create short-term and long-term communication plans for key donor groups.
  • Develop social media strategies to increase United Way visibility.
  • Identify and create compelling stories that inspire others to engage with the United Way.
  • Produce letters, newsletters, press releases and social media posts.
  • Write and modify copy, including website updates.
  • Proofread materials and ensure adherence to brand guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications, Adobe InDesign and WordPress.
  • Willing to cross-train, to provide back-up assistance for all other office staff.
  • Light housekeeping and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Nonprofit work experience a plus.

Expectations of ALL Twin County United Way Staff:

  • Acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels (personal, professional, community).
  • Knows and can successfully articulate the organization’s mission, vision and values to others.
  • Adheres to signed confidentiality statement.
  • Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support Twin County United Way and its mission.
  • Treats others with respect and acknowledges and thanks others for their contributions.

Working Conditions

Work environment is a typical office setting with no hazardous duties.  Meetings and/or special events may require time outside of the regularly scheduled hours.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position: Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Executive Director
Employment categories: Part-time (10-15 hours/week), hourly, non-exempt
Updated: Feb. 2016

Job Purpose

Performs administrative and office support activities to facilitate the efficient operation of the Twin County United Way.

Core Competencies

  • Fosters and supports the mission and values of the Twin County United Way.
  • Sound organizational skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of researching information.
  • Values teamwork and accountability.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work with minimum oversight.

Essential Functions

  • Daily operation of the office, including greeting guests, scheduling meetings, answering telephone and e-mail, filing and organizing.
  • Ability to produce general correspondence, including letters, newsletters, social media posts, draft communication pieces and meeting minutes.
  • Assist with the delivery and pick up of campaign and event materials. (Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds is required. Must possess valid driver’s license and reliable transportation with adequate insurance.)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications, including proficient use of Word and Excel. Adobe InDesign a plus.
  • Provide support services for United Way campaigns, events and volunteer activities.
  • Provide support to executive director, other staff, nonprofit partners and volunteers.
  • Willing to cross-train, to provide back-up assistance for bookkeeping duties and donor tracking.
  • Light housekeeping and other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Nonprofit work experience a plus.

Expectations of ALL Twin County United Way Staff:

  • Acts with integrity and strong ethics to foster trust at all levels (personal, professional, community).
  • Knows and can successfully articulate the organization’s mission, vision and values to others.
  • Adheres to signed confidentiality statement.
  • Sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support Twin County United Way and its mission.
  • Treats others with respect and acknowledges and thanks others for their contributions.

Working Conditions

Work environment is a typical office setting with no hazardous duties.  Meetings and/or special events may require time outside of the regularly scheduled hours.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 15, 2018

Contact:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

 

Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Raises $13,000

Proceeds benefit local kindergarten readiness efforts

LEWISTON – Golfers enjoyed a beautiful Lewis-Clark Valley day on the course while supporting a great cause at the 12th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational.  Proceeds raised today benefit the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts.

Bryden Canyon Golf Course was host to 26 teams of golfers who participated in the four-person scramble event which kicked off with a shotgun start at noon on Friday, June 15.  The tournament was open to all levels of play from once-a-year golfers to a 58, which is what the top two teams scored to tie for first.  After a chip-off between Brian King and Brandon Koehler, the winning foursome included Koehler, Nick Hall, Zach Holley and Billy Silvestri.

Other winning golfers for the day included closest to the pin winners Pam Cuddy (Hole 4), Randy Sandvick (15), Nick Hall (8), Kye Hays (4), Brian King (13); men’s longest drive winner Billy Silvestri; women’s longest drive winner Courtney Schwagler; and longest putt, Brenda McIntosh.  Colby Witters was the drawing winner of a Camp Chef cooler donated by Vista Outdoors. Stonebraker McQuary Insurance offered up a hole-in-one prize, but no one walked away with the five days, 4 nights Las Vegas vacation package.

“This is our biggest fundraiser for our Kindergarten Boot Camps,” said Tim Barker, chair for this year’s event. Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp is a summertime program which helps prepare children for kindergarten in the fall. Research shows that children who start school behind tend to stay behind. The Kindergarten Boot Camp provides four- and five-year-old children with an inside look of what school will be like and teaches essential skills needed to be ready to enter kindergarten in the fall.

“We appreciate the support from the community” continued Barker, “from all the volunteers who started at 8 a.m. to the amazing after-tournament dinner hosted by Red Lion Hotel, it’s a team effort that makes the tournament a successful fundraiser and makes golfers want to come back each year.”  Course sponsor was P1FCU and station sponsors included Advanced Benefits, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inland Cellular and Washington Trust Bank.  Pepsi was the beverage sponsor and more than 21 other local businesses were hole sponsors.

Next year’s tournament is scheduled for the Friday before Father’s Day, June 14, 2019.  To sponsor or play in next year’s tournament, contact the Twin County United Way office at (208) 743-6594.  To support the United Way’s kindergarten readiness efforts, text KIDS to 40403.

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org. Connect with Twin County United on social media at www.facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.

 

June 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MEDIA ALERT

12TH Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational Tees Up this Friday, June 15

 What:

12Th Annual Twin County United Way Golf Invitational

Who:

More than 100 golfers will participate in the Golf Invitational, a four-person scramble benefiting local kindergarten readiness efforts. Sponsors include Red Lion Hotel, P1FCU, Inland Cellular, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Washington Trust Bank, Advanced Benefits, Idaho Beverages – Pepsi, JEDA Media Group, Stonebraker McQuary and additional tee sponsors.        

Why:

The Golf Invitational raises funds for the Twin County United Way’s Kindergarten Boot Camp, a summer kindergarten readiness program that teaches essential skills kids need to be ready for school. In additional to raising funds, the United Way hopes to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood education and helping all children, regardless of circumstances, have a chance to succeed at school.

[Photo and interview opportunity]

When:

Friday, June 15, 2018 | Registration begins at 10 a.m., shotgun start at noon

 

Where:

Bryden Canyon Golf Course ( 445 O’Connor Road, Lewiston)

 

Media contact:

Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way

sskinner@tcuw.org, 208.743.6594 office, 208.305.1379 cell

www.tcuw.org, @TCUW, Twitter: TwinCountyUW, or www.Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW.

 

 

Public Notice

ASOTIN COUNTY HAS BEEN AWARDED FEDERAL FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) UNDER THE EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM.

Asotin County has been chosen to receive $8,884 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of representatives from the United Way, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, local county officials, a representative of Catholica Charities of America and one from Churches of Christ, a Native American representative and a homeless person or homeless advocate will determine how the funds awarded to Asotin county are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.  The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds made available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must: 1) be private voluntary nonprofits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.

Asotin County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with Asotin County Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul.

Public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact the Twin County United Way (2207 E. Main St. PO Box 1660, Lewiston) at tcuw@tcuw.org or (208) 743-6594 for an application.  The deadline for applications to be received is Tues. May 29, 2018 at 3 p.m.

 

May 11, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

 

400 at the Ready for Twin County United Way’s Annual Day of Caring

A record number have signed up for volunteer service on May 12

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY –The Twin County United Way’s 22nd Annual Day of Caring is taking place today. And, it is bigger than ever.  More than 400 volunteers will gather at the Community Center in Lewiston at 8 a.m. and then disperse across the community for a half-day of volunteer service.

The community-wide event, presented by Regence BlueShield of Idaho, shows what can be accomplished in just a short time when so many are working together. “It is a few hours of service for each participant,” said Day of Caring Chair, Kim Casey, “but it equates to 1,200 hours of service – all before noon.” Casey continued, “today is a demonstration of the power of living united and is intended to encourage volunteerism throughout the year.”

Regence president, Scott Kreiling, who is serving with more than 90 volunteers from Regence, shared, “this is one of our favorite events each year.  Our employees want to give back where they live and work and this gives us the opportunity to see different ways we can help our local nonprofits and the entire community.” More than 35 projects, including a couple skilled construction projects, will be completed today.  Volunteers will be participating in a wide range of tasks including designing posters, painting bowls, painting walls, installing handrails and adding other safety modifications, yard work, organizing, cleaning, power washing buildings, repacking food, carpentry and more.

New this year, Day of Caring volunteers – and others from the community – can also donate blood at the Inland Northwest Blood Center at 1213 21st Street in Lewiston.

Support from Regence and P1FCU, along with in-kind donations from ArtBeat, Fazzari’s and IdaVend Broadcasting, underwrite the costs of the event.

Photos and videos of the day’s activities will be shared throughout the day by Twin County United Way and volunteer teams via social media including Facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, Facebook.com/RegenceBlueShieldofIdaho, @TwinCountyUW, @RegenceIdaho, Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited #UnitedWeWin.

Day of Caring Volunteer Teams:

  • Alternative Nursing Services
  • Avista Utilities
  • Clearwater Paper
  • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson
  • Coleman Oil
  • HomeStreet Bank
  • Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
  • Idaho Forest Group
  • Inland Cellular
  • Joe Hall Ford
  • LC Crew
  • Lewis-Clark State College Student Athletic Advisory Council
  • Lewiston Fire Department
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • P1FCU
  • Price Right Century 21
  • Public Consulting Group
  • Red Lion Hotel
  • Regence BlueShield of Idaho
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
  • St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
  • Stonebraker McQuary
  • Tri-State Memorial Hospital
  • Vista Outdoors
  • Wells Fargo
  • Women United

Day of Caring Nonprofits:

  • Asotin County Food Bank
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the LC Valley
  • Family Promise
  • Gina Quesenberry Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homes of Hope
  • Idaho Youth Ranch
  • Inland Northwest Blood Center
  • Interlink
  • Jackson Baldwin Falls
  • Lewis-Clark Animal Shelter
  • Lewis-Clark Early Childhood Program
  • Lewiston City Library
  • Lewiston Rotary Club
  • Opportunities Unlimited
  • Northwest Children’s Home
  • Quality Behavioral Health
  • Reliance Ministries
  • ROC Rescue Mission
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Idaho FoodBank
  • Twin County United Way
  • WA-ID Volunteer Center
  • Wedgewood Terrace Assisted Living
  • Willow Center
  • YWCA

A complete list of project addresses is available.

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.

 

 

 

 

 

May 9, 2018

MEDIA ALERT

Twin County United Way’s 22nd Annual Day of Caring is this Friday, May 11

 

What:

Twin County United Way Day of Caring 2018

Who:

More than 400 have signed up to participate in Twin County United Way’s annual Day of Caring, a day of volunteer service for local nonprofits and the community.

Day of Caring presenting sponsor is Regence BlueShield of Idaho.  Team sponsor is P1FCU.  T-shirt sponsor is ArtBeat.  And, lunch sponsor is Fazzari’s Finest.

Why:

Day of Caring brings together local businesses, employees and community groups to provide a half-day of volunteer service. Volunteers will participate in more than 30 hands-on projects.

With the record number of volunteers turning out for the 22nd annual event, local nonprofits can still request volunteers by calling the United Way office at (208) 743-6594.

When:

Friday, May 11, 2018

  • 8 a.m.: Kick-off event
  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Onsite volunteer service (A full list of locations will be available on Friday.)
  • Noon: Volunteer thank you lunch with pizza from Fazzari’s! 
Where:

The kick-off event takes place at the Lewiston Community Center (1424 Main Street, Lewiston), parking lot is in back, enter from G Street.

After kick-off, volunteers will head to more than 30 project sites (full list available) and then return to the Community Center for a volunteer thank you lunch.

Media contact:
  • Sam Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • (208) 305-1379 cell, (208) 743-6594 office, sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Website: tcuw.org,  #tcuw  @TwinCountyUW facebook.com/TwinCountyUW

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oct. 20, 2017

Contacts:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • (208) 305-1379 (cell), sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: 2207 E. Main, Lewiston, (208) 743-6594
  • Doug LaMunyan, Principal, Clarkston High School
  • (509) 758-5591, lamunyand@csdk12.org

 

Twin County United Way and Clarkston High School partner

to promote volunteerism on Oct. 20

Clarkston High students will include volunteer service in Homecoming activities

CLARKSTON, WASH. –Twin County United Way and Clarkston High School (CHS) are teaming up to get local students excited about volunteering.  Friday, Oct. 20 is Clarkston High’s Student Day of Caring which provides an avenue for students to engage in brief volunteer service projects.  Incorporated with this year’s Homecoming activities, nearly 100 students have signed up to volunteer.

The Twin County United Way conducts annual Days of Caring to promote volunteerism with businesses and schools.  Student Days of Caring are intended introduce students to volunteering and encourage students to continue to volunteer throughout the year and into the future. Today, the students are giving back to the local community by participating in street clean up.  Donning red Live United T-shirts, the students will be picking up litter from streets and sidewalks near the school, in surrounding neighborhoods, down 6th Street and to Bridge Street.

New Clarkston High School principal, Doug LaMunyan, said, “We appreciate the opportunity to work with the United Way and have our students give back to our amazing community. Our school has always been supported and it is nice to provide an opportunity for our students to give back to Clarkston residents and business owners.  It’s an opportunity to show our school and community pride in an easy way – picking up litter from our streets.”

Student volunteers will gather at Clarkston High School in the student parking lot at 9:50 a.m. for street and block assignments. The volunteer project is estimated to take approximately an hour and a half.

Sponsors making Student day of Caring events possible include Lewis Clark Credit Union, McDonald’s, Dutch Bros Lewiston, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, LC Crew, Village Center Cinemas and ArtBeat.

Follow Student Day of Caring activities on social media at #tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited, chs.csdk12.org, facebook.com/chsbantams

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 15, 2017

Contact:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: (208) 743-6594

 

Twin County United Way’s 2017 Giving Campaign Kicked Off This Week

Melva and Rob Prasil announced as Honorary Campaign Chairs

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY – More than 140 business and nonprofit members attended Wednesday’s Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon where the Twin County United Way kicked off its annual giving campaign to the business community.

The Twin County United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability for every person in Asotin and Nez Perce counties. Those in attendance were asked to join the fight with the campaign message: United we fight. United we win.

Melva and Rob Prasil, long-time United Way supporters, are this year’s honorary campaign chairs.  Melva shared that while they have provided volunteer service and financial support for many worthy nonprofits, United Way has always been their number one donation.  “Because as a donor,” she said, “we know our dollars will be spent addressing the most critical problems of our community.”

Many donors and supporters are first introduced to the United Way through workplace giving programs. By kicking off the campaign with Chamber members, the United Way team hopes to connect with more individuals to reach this year’s goal to engage 3,000 donors in the 2017 campaign.

Businesses interested in running an employee giving campaign are encouraged to contact the Twin County United Way at (208) 743-6594 to receive tools and support for a successful campaign.

Information about the Twin County United Way and the 2017 Giving Campaign, including this year’s campaign video, can be viewed online at tcuw.org.

Photo: 2017 Twin County United WayHonorary Campaign Chairs, Melva and Rob Prasil

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org. Connect with Twin County United on social media at www.facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, on Twitter @TwinCountyUW or on Instagram TCUW, #TCUW #LiveUnited.

 

   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 23, 2017

Contacts:

  • Samantha Skinner, Executive Director, Twin County United Way
  • Cell: (208) 305-1379, E-mail: sskinner@tcuw.org
  • Twin County United Way office: 2207 E. Main, Lewiston, (208) 743-6594

 

  • Kevin Driskill, Principal, Lewiston High School
  • LHS office: (208) 748-3103

 

Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School partner to promote student volunteerism
For the second year, first day of school activities for LHS Seniors include volunteer service

LEWISTON –Twin County United Way and Lewiston High School teamed up to get local students excited about volunteering.  The annual Student Day of Caring provides an avenue for students to engage in brief, but meaningful volunteer service projects.  This is the 4th Annual Day of Caring and for the second year in a row, it is incorporated with Lewiston High School’s first day of school activities for LHS Seniors.

The Day of Caring is intended to inspire students to continue to volunteer throughout the year and into the future. More than 250 students are at more than 18 different locations today giving back to local nonprofits and the community by participating in a variety of hands-on activities such as yard work, painting, cleaning, litter pick up, sorting and organizing, repacking food, building, office work, event promotion and more.

Twin County United Way Women United Chair, Charity Rapier, said “the students are so willing to work hard and they really seem to enjoy it. I’m very impressed with the amount of work the students are able to get done in just a short time.” Lewiston High School principal, Kevin Driskill, added, “the feedback from last year – from both students volunteering and those who benefited from the volunteer service – was great.  This is a way for our students to work together and give back to the community.”

Student volunteers gathered at Lewiston High School a little after 9 a.m. to load busses and travel to service locations. Each volunteer project is estimated to take approximately two hours. Students will then return to the high school for lunch and activities through the end of the school day.

Sponsors making this event possible include Lewis Clark Credit Union, McDonald’s, Dutch Bros Lewis-Clark Valley, Lewis Clark Chamber of Commerce, LC Crew, Village Center Cinemas and ArtBeat.

Follow Student Day of Caring activities on social media at #tcuw, @TwinCountyUW, facebook.com/TwinCountyUW, #LiveUnited, @LBengals, Facebook.com/LewistonHighSchoolCounselingCenter, @counseling_lhs.

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About the Twin County United Way

The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas:  education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.

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