Employee (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – August 17, 2012
UNCF is a great organization to work for. Over the past couple of years, they've been having a difficult time improving employee moral and maintaining a positive workplace culture. They have their problems but overall I think they are a very beneficial organization. They could be a little more mindful of how they spend their money.
I was there filling in for an employee on sick leave. I would open up the office, turn on all machines, check the mail. Process checks and invoices, answer phones, keep the schedule of boss. The management team is the greatest, very supportive and knowledgeable, and My co-workers were the same. The toughest part of the job was trying to raise large amounts of money but it was very enjoyable trying and coming close to set goals.
networking and helping others continue their education
Consultant (Former Employee) – Birmingham, AL – June 16, 2015
A typical day at work consist of answering multi-line phone and inquiries about college scholarship funding. What I learned from UNCF is to conduct as a professional on and off the clock. The department I worked was fundraiser. There was a plethora of individuals from various corporations visiting the office.
Great Mission Understaffed Limited Resources Upper Management not responsive to challenges faced by employees Unrealistic Fundraising goals established by senior leadership No training provided to Supervisors /managers on how to treat employees
Good salary but unreasonable expectations in a toxic environment
Regional Director of Major Gifts (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 5, 2013
The mission of the organization is wonderfully purposeful and viable. On a national level, there is a desire to develop a team approach, i.e., that headquarters and field operations unite, that each area office works as a team rather than as competitors.
There is no room for advancement within the organization unless there is an opening due to a departure. It is because of the struggle for job security that competition is so strong amongst employees. Employees are reminded that this organization is an at-will employer. There are no allowances in the expectations for employees who develop medically-proven, temporary health challenges.
There are erroneous expectations that southern regional approaches are to be applied to western regional approaches in fundraising for HBCUs. Geographical and demographical information proves fundraising approaches for HBCUs to be very different for the western region than the southern region.
Regional senior management of field operations is not held accountable for poor interpersonal communication regarding fundraising efforts or resolving inter-office personnel conflicts, particularly when unethical employee has been identified as such and yet has the ear and support of regional senior management. Senior management appears to be inept in dealing fairly and reasonably with such matters.
I've learned to remain focused on my work; to report the politics that specifically interfere with my success to human resources when also reporting it to senior regional management; to be accountable for strengthening my knowledge base andmore... operations within the non-profit industry.
Work/life balance is difficiult to achieve at this organization.less
Good salary, decent benefits
Work/life balance is extremely difficult, management interferes scheduled vacations with non urgent matters
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – January 17, 2013
I did a summer internship for the UNCF in Boston and I absolutely loved it. Me and 1 other intern were given our own office space. We worked together working on the UNCF social media and other administrative assistant duties. We had a nice pay and had a close relationship with our boss. We built our network thanks for our boss. It was a wonderful experience.