One of the most visited pages on our website is our employment opportunities page and right now, traffic is spiking as we have three positions available. While we need to promote these positions far and wide and hope that you will help us in doing so, we also want to take a moment to recognize the great people who will be leaving us.
- Finance and Operations Manager | After 18 years of employment with us as Finance Associate, Karen Vernon is retiring. Due in great part to her attention to detail we continue to get high accomodations from our auditors annually. While we truly are sad to see Karen leave (along with her sense of humor and her vast collection of terrifying Halloween gear), we are taking the opportunity to refresh and expand the scope of the position to include a greater role with operations and human resource management.
- NC 2-1-1 Call Center Director | Marla Browne has been a force of nature managing our response efforts to too many devastating floods and hurricanes as well as an almost equal number of technology improvements during her 6-year tenure as director of NC 2-1-1's western region call center. She also secured two of our four national accreditations from AIRS, the Association of Information and Referral Systems, which for those unfamiliar, is a grueling 6-9 month process. Marla leaves us to pursue a career with Unite Us, a national software company that developed NCCARE360; a system that unites healthcare and human services organizations with a shared technology platform, allowing for a coordinated, community-oriented, person-centered approach for delivering care in North Carolina. NC 2-1-1 has been an integral partner in the development of NCCARE360 and Marla will now lead efforts to ensure its use in the western part of our state. We are thrilled for her, for our neighbors who will benefit from the work she will be doing and for us as we'll likely continue to work with her in this new capacity.
- Director of Major Gifts | Can we just whine "no fair" for a minute? Beth Benzing recently celebrated a year of employment with us and saw significant growth of Women United under her leadership. Beth was duly promoted to Director of Major Gifts after her former supervisor, Ben Moser left to become CEO at a United Way in Georgia. Just a month into her new role, she and her husband learned that his company would need him to relocate to another part of our state. After much deliberation, they determined that leaving is the best choice for their family. We will miss Beth's belief in our work and her passion for helping people connect their philanthropy to their love of this community.
Please thank these great people if you see them around in the coming weeks. If you or someone you know is interested in any of these positions, you will find the links to all three job descriptions and application processes here.