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United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Director of Engagement and Volunteerism

United Way of Rutherford and 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 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, such as receptions, sporting events, etc. (typically 6-12 per year)
    • An annual meeting and awards luncheon that conveys United Way’s impact and recognizes top supporters (typically 400-500 people)
    • Educational events, such as planned giving lunch and learns and tours
    • Fundraising events, such as Red, White, and Bayou, Storybook Breakfast, Dodgeball Tournament, etc.
    • Volunteer opportunities designed for specific United Way donors and corporate partners

• Secure and steward sponsors for various events, exceeding previous year’s results

• Support other organizations in their events that benefit United Way

• Coordinate stewardship activities that demonstrate appreciation for United Way supporters

• 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, with 15-20 unique touchpoints per week

• Play a key role in strategies that convert volunteers to 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 related field

• Seven to ten years of experience in business, fundraising, communications, public relations, marketing, sales 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)


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.

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills of personnel so classified


Additional Information


  • Cell Phone Reimbursement:                    $50.00 per month maximum
  • Mileage Reimbursement:                         $0.565 per mile (when conducting United Way business)
  • Twelve (12) paid days of vacation per year, with an additional one (1) day of vacation provided for each year of service up to twenty (20) days.
  • Up to three (3) additional paid days off per year contingent upon personal gift to United Way (1% of salary = 1 day, 1.5% of salary = 2 days, 2% of salary = 3 days).
  • The following paid holidays:
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • President’s Day
    • Good Friday
    • Memorial Day
    • Fourth of July
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Day After Thanksgiving
    • December 24 – January 1
  • One (1) paid sick day per month.
  • Simple IRA retirement plan (available after one year of employment). United Way will match dollar for dollar up to 3% of employee’s contribution.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; long-term disability (employee pays $2.00 per pay period for insurance coverage). Enrollment begins on the first day of employment. Dependents may be enrolled in employer’s plan, and employee assumes full cost of premiums for dependents.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following items as a single PDF attachment to
1)        Cover Letter
2)         Resume
3)         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.

Preference may be given to those submissions received by Wednesday, June 15th.


  • Date Posted: June 7, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 07/15/2022
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week: M-F, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 pm