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Job Opening:  Resource Development Manager

Would you like to be a part of an organization that mobilizes community partners and resources to focus on pressing needs in Laurens County?  If so, United Way of Laurens County may be the place for your next growth opportunity.

United Way of Laurens County is looking for a self-motivated individual who has experience in community relations, fundraising, marketing and Non-Profit financial management.  We are currently accepting resumes for the full time position of Resource Development Manager.  Some of the skills necessary for the position include but are not limited to:

  • Campaigns & Event planning and execution
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Public speaking
  • QuickBooks knowledge
  • Organized, self-motivated, honest, and energetic
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

United Way of Laurens County is a non-profit agency, an Equal Employment Opportunity organization, in good standing with the SC Secretary of State’s Office, and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Interested parties should submit resumes by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 8, 2019 to Alesia Carter.



Friday, September 28, 2018 United Way of Laurens County will be hosting the Phase 35 Local Board Meeting for the FEMA Emergency food and Shelter program.  This meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the United Way of Laurens County office.


The National FEMA EFSP Board has announced a $25,791 award to Laurens County in Federal Funds for Phase 35 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. 


This funding level is a decrease from previous awards, so the Local Board asks that all requests be presented fair and reasonable.


The National Board is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army; American Red Cross; United Jewish Communities; Catholic Charities, USA; National Councils of the Churches of Christ in the USA; and United Way of America.


A local Board made up of representatives of the United Way of Laurens County, Dept. of Social Services, American Red Cross and others will determine how the funds to Laurens County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. These allocations will be set as percentages of the total funding.  The Local Board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds 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 non-profits or units of government, 2. Have an accounting system, 3. Practice non-discrimination, 4. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and (if they are a private voluntary organization) they must have a voluntary board.  Qualifying agencies are urged to apply.


Laurens County has distributed Emergency Food and Shelter funds previously with many area non-profits participating. These agencies were responsible for providing numerous meals and nights of emergency lodging.


Public or private agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Alesia Carter, Interim Executive Director, United Way of Laurens County for an application. You may e-mail, call 864-833-3623, or contact by mail at PO Box 544, Clinton, SC 29325.  The deadline for applications to be received by Mrs. Carter is Monday, September 24, 2018.