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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.

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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.

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