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Development Intern - United Way of Dane County Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at United Way in April 2013.
Interview Details – Excellent communication and very organized. I heard back from the organization shortly after submitting my application and having interview. The woman that conducted the interview was very friendly and gave me a lot of information about the organization.
Interview Question – Describe a challenge you faced when working in a group project. How did you overcome this challenge? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I received a paid internship offer from another organization - United Way internships are unpaid.
Executive Director Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at United Way.
Interview Details – Posted in local newspaper. Board Members screened applications, narrowed to 3-6 to interview. 2 Board members conducted initial intervews. Called for a second interview with additional Board members. Board met to make their decision and a representative call with the job offer.
Interview Question – How would you increase donor dollars? Answer Question
Loaned Executive Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at United Way in June 2010.
Interview Details – Opportunity was offered through the graduate MPA (Master's of Public Administration) program at UTSA. Went through the internship department in the college of public policy and applied. The internship is paid, and offers school credit for the MPA program. Highly competitive but amazing opportunity.
Interview Question – They will ask you why you deserve the internship, and you must do this standing as if you are giving a speech "selling yourself". View Answer
Negotiation Details – No, the pay is a grant offered to give interested graduate students an opportunity to work for a Non-profit. They pay is disclosed during the interview.
Summer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at United Way
Interview Details – The interview was very laid back. They asked you about your general interests and background, and how that was related to your interest in the job posting. They were very concerned about whether you would feel comfortable participating in or leading actual volunteer projects. The interviewers were incredibly nice and friendly.
Interview Question – There were really no difficult or unexpected questions during the interview. Answer Question
Relationship Manager - Corporate Development Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at United Way
Interview Details – It took 6 months to hire me, 4 different interviews, no clear timeline to hire. interviews were formal, but not structured well.
Interview Question – I was asked to give a presentation on United Way Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Development Officer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
Interviewed at United Way
Interview Details – Resume and cover. One on one with Executive Director. Casual conversation about fundraising experience.
Interview Question – No difficult of unexpected questions. Very straight forward. Answer Question
Campaign Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at United Way.
Interview Details – Two face-to-face meetings over lunch with the Department VP, panel interview with the entire Campaign Department, final interview with the Chapter CEO.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work with us?
What skills do you think you have that would make you a good fundraiser? View Answer
Negotiation Details – LIttle negotiation - salary was set and standard for all in this role.
Digital Content Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at United Way in September 2011.
Interview Details – I met with higher ups before a job was initially posted. If you want to pursue a job at UWSEM, it helps to see the office, volunteer or offer your services before a job is even posted. Be on the radar.
After I had the initial introduction to UWSEM, I met with the direct supervisor for the position that was open. It was casual -- at a Starbucks. After that, I was given "Strengthsfinder 2.0" to complete and send my results back. A quick phone interview with HR and I was ready to go.
Interview Question – This was a new position, so I really had to have a game plan for what I envisioned for the job. Know the business before applying! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – We met a bit short of what I wanted in terms of salary, but the fuzzies made up for it.
Creative Services Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at United Way.
Interview Details – The interview is thorough, dialog-based with several key individuals. Be prepared to answer specific questions with specific answers. Bring a strong portfolio and understand the materials that they produce.
Interview Question – Name a time when you worked in a group and something didn't work out. How did you fix the problem? Answer Question
Associate Relationship Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at United Way.
Interview Details – My résumé was submitted by a current staff member to the development division, I received a phone to schedule an interview within a week. I still have about two more rounds of interviews to go through. Everyone was really nice, and the enviornment in the office when I entered was very welcoming. Everyone was smiling and conversing and seemed really happy to be there.
I was told that the quickness of your interview process can vary based upon the season at united way. If they are in the middle of a major fundraising the process can take a little longer.