1. Community Outreach Specialist

Martin County Property Appraiser


Develops and administers the Martin County Property Appraiser’s Office (MCPAO) community outreach
plan using various communication methods and tools. Responsible for promoting the public image of the Office to
strengthen relationships within the community through public relations, marketing activities and materials, social media,
and public awareness programs. This position reports to the Director of HR & Operations. The work is reviewed through
observation, quality checks and achievement of performance measurements as described in an annual performance

Job Overview

• Understands and executes the Property Appraiser “Open Door Policy.”
• Develops, executes, and maintains comprehensive external communications including but not limited to materials
for the website, social media platform, print and video mediums.
• Informs the public on current assessment policies and operations, and administers programs designed to create
positive awareness of the appraisal process.
• Fosters strong business relationships in the community and across government agencies.
• Plans in-office activities (i.e. special events, lunch-and-learn, etc.) to promote community partners supporting the
Property Appraiser’s mission.
• Establishes systems for the dissemination of materials and information to the public and local community groups.
• Assists the Property Appraiser in the preparation and scheduling of speeches, press releases and presentations as
• Prepares graph presentations and marketing materials to explain/illustrate programs and policies of the Property
• When participating in community outreach events (i.e. Martin County fair, Chamber events, etc.), participation time
may be offset with flex work schedule.
• Establishes, measures and tracks response rates and effectiveness of initiatives.
• Primary office contact for designated community groups, businesses, local media (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, local
print publications, etc.)
• Protects property owner information in accordance with Florida Statutes regarding confidentiality.
• Complies with established procedures, policies, Florida Statutes and deadlines.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Exhibits a high level of attention to detail and quality control mindset.
• Supports the office-wide initiative of fostering a “lean” atmosphere that focuses on developing a culture of continuous
• Demonstrates extensive knowledge of digital communications tools (i.e. Whiteboard software), and relevant social
media platforms, management software, and email campaign software.
• Proven presentation and public speaking skills demonstrating the ability to write and speak on matters of interest to
organizations, other public or private groups, as well as the media and to the public in a concise, informative, and
knowledgeable manner.
• Demonstrates excellent positive listening, oral, and written communication and customer service skills to consistently
represent the Office to all constituents in a manner that exceeds defined standards.
• Exhibits excellent copyediting skills.
• Works independently, uses good judgment, drives innovation, and develops unique solutions and ideas.
• Demonstrates proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe design programs and other software required.
• Establishes and maintains constructive working relationships.
•Exhibits dependability, promptness and team-player attitude.
Possesses a valid Florida driver’s license.

• Graduation from an accredited four-year degree granting college or university and two years of work experience
directly related to the position duties.
• An Associate Degree from an accredited college or university and four years of work experience directly related to
the position duties.
• Graduation from a high school or possession of a GED Certificate and five years of work experience directly related
to the position duties.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. While performing the duties of this job the individual is
frequently required to sit. The individual is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects,
tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Occasionally the person may
be required to balance, stoop or lift up to 10 pounds. The individual occasionally will be out at community events when
conducting community outreach.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job
description at any time without notice.
PAY RANGE: $44,900 – $74,100 annually
APPLY: Daina Takacs
Director of HR & Operations
Email: daina.takacs@pa.martin.fl.us
3473 SE Willoughby Blvd. Suite 101
Stuart, FL 34994

2. United Way SLC

Position Summary: The Director of Development provides oversight and leadership of the annual fundraising campaign and any special events. Cultivates relationships within all accounts, organizes and manages workplace campaigns to encourage increased participation and giving within all accounts, in order to maximize potential and reach desired goals. Includes prospecting, developing relationships with non-giving accounts, and making cold calls. Ability to establish donor relationships with individuals and organizations. Contributes to, and demonstrates ownership of, organizational goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead volunteers and build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders that increase revenue and expand opportunities.
  • Research, identify, and develop relationships with non-giving accounts and achieve assigned percent of goal for new account development.
  • Conduct face-to-face meetings with current donors and prospects in order to expand United Way’s influence and revenue.
  • Develop strategies to recruit and cultivate key campaign volunteers. This includes staffing committee meetings; providing board/committee members and volunteers with information, messaging platform, training and direction; and monitoring progress of fundraising efforts.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of campaign strategies to meet financial resource potential.
  • Track revenue generation, retention, visits, and key business activity throughout the year; provide regular activity status; update projections to target, and conduct the appropriate account analysis to build and refine business goals
  • Research, develop and maintain all aspects of relationship/contact management for key donors, including database management, recognition materials, oral and written communications
  • Develop and oversees budgets, work plans and realistic timetables to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Create motivational meetings and special events as related to resource development, including all arrangements and recruitment of support as needed (volunteers, staff, agency staff).
  • Work effectively with other functions team members and key volunteers to provide appropriate support and value to partners.
  • Leverage relationships to create additional opportunities with other organizations and individuals.
  • Foster creative thinking and facilitate future partnerships within corporate accounts.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Core Competencies:

  • Generates Revenue Through Appropriate Asks: Identifies new ways to drive and generate revenue; Identifies strategies and opportunities to best engage donors; Proactively identifies and qualifies individuals and groups to give to/support United Way; Asks for money and closes the deal.
  • Persuades and Influences Donors: Listens to the needs, interests, and passions of the donor with an eye towards connecting them with United Way community work; Expresses empathy and consideration for donor/partner needs; Identifies, engages with, adapts to, and influences various types of people and organizations; Promotes an idea or vision effectively.
  • Creates Win-Win Relationships: Understands United Way and donor objectives and where they intersect; Identifies tangible outcomes that benefit both parties; Identifies strategies and opportunities to build trust; Engages with donors year-round, not just during campaign season, to nurture and enhance relationships.
  • Builds Donor Loyalty and Retention: Develops and executes year-round engagement and retention plans for donor segments; Builds donor loyalty through personalized engagement, increasing average gift, and increasing involvement in giving, advocating, and volunteering with United Way.
  • Engages Donor Segments Appropriately: Understands differences between types of donors (e.g., HNWI, workplace donors, corporations, foundations, government entities, etc.) and specific strategies needed to reach each segment; Behaves appropriately, effectively, and in alignment with donor type and donor needs
  • Exhibits Business Acumen: Identifies, anticipates, and adapts to changing market trends and business needs; Understands challenges and opportunities in the business environment; Has solid understanding of United Way products and services.
  • Stewards Donors: Recognizes the power of effective stewardship (thanking donors, informing them about the impact of their gift, keeping them apprised of progress on the community work it is intended to address and deepening the relationship) and develops and implements plans to steward donors of all giving levels.
  • Takes Initiative: Recognizes and capitalizes on emerging opportunities; Recommends new ways of doing business; Meets donor needs in new ways; Stays current and anticipates market trends and technology that improve knowledge, communications and interactions.


United Way Core Competencies for All Staff:

  • Mission Focused: Create real social change understanding that improved lives are the end game. This drives their performance and professional motivations
  • Relationship-Oriented: Understand that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: Understands the roles and contribution of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, business, marketing/communications or related field.
  • At least 3-5 years proven fund development or sales experience in the United Way system and/or nonprofit preferred
  • Able to demonstrate ability to increase revenue through implemented strategies and relationship building skills
  • Able to demonstrate highly developed communication, organization and planning skills
  • Developed technical and analytical skills related to fund development
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative thinking
  • Ability to present information and data in written, electronic and oral forms
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Must have the use of a reliable vehicle for transportation to outside meetings


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

Work is in a controlled, agreeable environment as generally represented by normal office conditions. Employees may be required to assist with or attend various offsite events related to programs or fund raising that are scheduled evenings and/or weekends. These events may require several hours on your feet and assisting with heavy lifting and carrying.

Salary Range: $50-60,000 Depending on experience

Email: jessica.parrish@unitedwayslc.org

3. Community Engagement Opinions Columnist

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