United Way of Greater Nashville

Associate Director – Workforce & Education

United Way of Greater Nashville


Job Summary

Position Objective:   The Associate Director, Workforce & Education, contributes to the efforts of United Way of Greater  Nashville    (UWGN)  by  providing     leadership,     strategy,     and     vision for poverty alleviation efforts that apply a systems approach to the design and delivery of  workforce and education offerings. This position is responsible for overseeing the design and integration of workforce, education, and financial components of The Family Collective (TFC). The Associate Director, Workforce & Education represents United Way of   Greater   Nashville   around   multiple high   level   tables   and   is integral   in convening and fostering   community   partnerships    for  the advancement of poverty alleviation strategies utilizing a two-generation and collective impact approach. The Associate Director, Workforce & Education works with partner agencies to foster collaborative efforts that rebuild systems to prevent and end family homelessness. 

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions: The following are indicative of the essential functions required to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be   made   to   enable individuals   with disabilities to perform   the   essential   functions.    This   profile is not intended to    be    all    inclusive   of     tasks     and     responsibilities     required;     it     provides     a description of the critical responsibilities associated with this position.

Initiative Leadership

  • Collaborates with TFC team to develop vision, strategic intentions and program implementation plans
  • Develops strategic intentions to implement action plans and mobilize resources to advance workforce and education efforts with TFC
  • Develops strategic intentions to increase the alignment of workforce, education, and financial capability for TFC
  • Leads the design and implementation of workgroups that support TFC system building efforts
  • Fosters alignment between workforce and education system building efforts with the design and implementation of a program model
  • Fosters alignment between care coordination and housing crisis resolution system building efforts
  • Supports the development of public narratives that clearly convey a problem statement (systemic and programmatic) and the vision and impact of TFC
  • Supports the development of program design around workforce, education, and financial capability




Partnership, Network, and Professional Development

  • Builds partnerships that advance The Family Collective’s and UWGN’s goals, increases resources and knowledge of work, and creates alignment that expands our presence and impact in the community (local, state, national)
  • Builds relationships with key stakeholders including local and state and government leaders, workforce and education leaders, and non-profit service providers to foster collaborative efforts and strengthen community initiatives
  • Represent The Family Collective’s interest at community leadership tables including local, state, and public or private convenings in order to share TFC’s mission support the development of opportunities for collaboration
  • Stays abreast of current trends, initiatives, policy changes and best practices impacting workforce, education, and financial capability
  • Conducts research on the utilization of workforce and education efforts to foster long term sustainable strategies that will significantly reduce poverty



  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Science or a related field; Masters’ preferred
  • Experience:
    • Collective Impact Project Leadership: 2 years
    • Program development and management: 4 years
    • Supervisory: 3 years
  • Knowledge:
    • 2Gen and Collective Impact trends, best practices
    • Collective Impact initiatives and best practices
    • Understanding of Adult Education and Workforce Development best practices
    • Research, assessments, and evaluation practices
    • Basic grant management accounting and invoice management
    • Basic understanding of data warehousing and shared platforms
    • Local 2Gen efforts and initiatives
    • Grant research and writing
  • Skills:
    • Strategic planning
    • Staff management
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Relationship cultivation and management
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Project management
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including: Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Valid Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance
  • Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb, bend, and balance.
  • Employee spends a majority of time seated; working at a desk in front of a computer monitor. Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers.
  • Frequent driving of vehicle for stakeholder meetings
  • Well-lighted, heated, and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.

United Way of Greater Nashville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Additional Information


United Way of Greater Nashville has competitive benefits and pay.

How to Apply

Please send resume to tfc@unitedwaygn.org.


  • Date Posted: September 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 10/25/2021
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm