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Community Executive Program

About the Program

The Community Executive (CE) Program (formerly Loaned Executive Program) is a unique professional and personal development partnership. CE's are employees of local organizations who are 'loaned' for two-three months (12 weeks) to serve alongside United Way staff and to support the work of the organization throughout the community. The program connects community-minded employers to their own towns and cities by sharing their resources and expertise with a goal of improving the community for everyone.

Community Executives receive comprehensive training and have opportunities to interact with community leaders and decision makers. Training will enhance their presentation, sales, leadership, planning and organizational skills; in addition, they will develop a greater knowledge of community needs and the challenges of meeting those needs, and develop lasting professional and personal relationships.

Who are Community Executives?

CEs are top-notch employees or retirees of community minded organizations, who have the determination and desire to polish skills necessary for success. They are community ambassadors for their employers and for United Way, sharing in our goals of creating lasting change in our community. CEs are: self-motivated, positive and team-oriented, effective communicators, flexible, results and customer oriented, well-organized, leaders among peers, self-confident and professional.

What do Community Executives do?

CEs may assist with the annual workplace campaign, or in other ways, depending on their skills, talents, and specialized knowledge. For example, employees with experience in fundraising, events management, database administration, marketing, information technology or community relations can use those skills to help create lasting change in people's lives.

"During my time as a Community Executive, I worked with smaller companies to help raise more than $32,000. I gained an appreciation for the difficulty in fundraising efforts and for the dedication and hard work of the staff at United Way and volunteers." -- Jack McElwee, Sierra Pacific Power Company (retired)

Who benefits?

Your organization, through positive community recognition; you gain an employee with increased professionalism and personal skills; you have a broadened network of potential customers.

Call Rayona Dixon at rayona.dixon@uwnns.org