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United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties

Director of Engagement and Volunteerism

United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties


Job Summary

The Director of Engagement and Volunteerism supports the mission, goals, values, and philosophy of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties by exhibiting the following professional behaviors: commitment to excellence, exceeding expectations, efficiency and effectiveness, and accountability. As a member of the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ professional team, the individual’s performance includes a superior demonstration of the following professional attributes: ethical leadership, effective communication, teamwork, and job knowledge. The Director of Engagement and Volunteerism develops and implements goals and strategies that support the mission and vision of the United Way. 

Job Responsibilities


  • Plan, enhance, and execute a variety of events throughout the year to support United Way’s engagement and stewardship goals, including but not limited to:

  • Quarterly supply drives and large volunteer events that support United Way’s mission.
  • Appreciation events for United Way donors and partners – All
  • An annual meeting and awards luncheon that conveys United Way’s impact and recognizes top supporters (typically 400-500 people)
  • Educational events, as appropriate and needed.
  • Fundraising events – All.
  • Volunteer opportunities designed for specific United Way donors and corporate partners.
  • Secure and steward sponsors for various events, exceeding the previous year’s results.
  • Support other organizations in their events that benefit United Way
  • Support the advancement of United Way’s Young Leaders Society in partnership with the YLS Advisory Council
  • Support the advancement of United Way’s Women United in partnership with the Women United Advisory Council
  • Manage a portfolio of donors at the $500-999 giving level.
  • Play a key role in strategies that convert volunteers into donors.
  • Evaluate opportunities for new affinity groups/segmented audiences and develop those opportunities as appropriate.

Volunteer Collaboration:

  • Young Leaders Society Advisory Council
  • Women United Advisory Council
  • Event Chairs and Event Committees As Needed



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations, marketing or a related field
  • Five to seven years of experience in event planning
  • Three to five years of experience in business, fundraising, communications, public relations, marketing, or related field


  • strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills
  • ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of individuals
  • highly developed organizational and planning skills
  • highly developed oral and written communication skills (with particular emphasis on news writing skills)
  • ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The position is in an office setting that involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions. Frequent off-site meetings and events are also a component of this position. This position does require some evenings and weekends.

Additional Information


Salaried Position, Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Simple Retirement Plan after one year

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following items as a single PDF attachment to denise.pope@yourlocaluw.org.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References (minimum of three)

Consideration will only be given to applications submitted as outlined above. Applications submitted with multiple attachments or not including all three items listed above will not be considered. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by Friday, March 8th.


  • Date Posted: February 23, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm