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Director of Volunteer Engagement



Job Summary

Ready to make a difference in others’ lives?  Join the FiftyForward Team!

FiftyForward has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Volunteer Engagement.  This is a full-time position with regular weekday hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with the ability to work flexible hours as needed (occasional early mornings, late evenings, and possible weekends).  This is a grant-funded position.

The Director of Volunteer Engagement oversees FiftyForward’s AmeriCorps Seniors programs and ensures the effective utilization of volunteers across FiftyForward.  This position directs plans, implements, promotes, and evaluates the RSVP program according to AmeriCorps Senior’s mission and goals and ensures that the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is operated in an efficient and effective manner. Additionally, the Director serves as a point of entry for corporate and community groups who are interested in volunteering within the FiftyForward system and creates, updates, and evaluates the policies and procedures of the overall agency volunteer program.

Job Responsibilities

  • Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates AmeriCorps Seniors program staff.
  • Develops and monitors progress toward goals and objectives for the Volunteer Engagement program.
  • Ensures the accurate documentation of FGP and RSVP volunteer records required by FiftyForward and funding agencies.
  • Promotes FGP, RSVP, and FiftyForward volunteer opportunities through written, verbal, and electronic communications, promotional materials, newsletters, and public presentations.
  • Participates in annual budgeting process and oversees FGP and RSVP program revenues and expenditures in accordance with the FiftyForward approved budget and AmeriCorps Seniors and other funding source
  • requirements.
  • Prepares and assists the Grant Manager with new and continuing grant proposals and reports.
  • Participates in all mandated AmeriCorps Seniors training activities.
  • Updates FiftyForward volunteer handbook, policies, and procedures.
  • Serves as a point of entry for corporate and community groups seeking to engage with FiftyForward.
  • Coordinates with the Development Department to facilitate volunteer opportunities for corporate donors.
  • Ensures the consistent capture, storage, recognition, and reporting of volunteer engagement activity throughout FiftyForward programs and services.
  • When requested, provides volunteer management services to Centers and Programs.
  • Coordinates FiftyForward partnership with Metro Nashville POWER Youth program.
  • Serves as FiftyForward’s representative on the VOAD committee and helps to coordinate FiftyForward’s response to disasters.
  • Coordinates annual holiday gift drive.
  • Coordinates volunteers for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day meal delivery
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, volunteers, and external partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent detail, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure when faced with challenging situations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (including Outlook and Teams)
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, i.e., computer, copier, scanner, audio-visual equipment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 5 years of volunteer management experience; prefer experience working with older adults and volunteers.
  • A valid TN driver’s license, good motor vehicle record, and appropriate automobile insurance.
  • Promote and uphold FiftyForward’s mission of supporting, championing, and enhancing life for those 50 and older.

Additional Information


  • Comprehensive benefits package including health (including telehealth), dental, vision, disability, accident, critical illness, cancer, long-term care, Life, AD&D, and FSA
  • Paid time off (vacation and sick)
  • 10 Paid holidays – plus Christmas week.
  • Paid birthday off
  • 401K
  • Employee assistance program
  • Complimentary membership to all FiftyForward centers
  • Community involvement
  • Professional development opportunities

How to Apply

To join our team, please visit our careers website https://fiftyforward.org/emploment

FiftyForward is the leading resource for adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee who seek to live longer, more fulfilling lives.  We are the premier provider of innovative programs and services for older adults and their families through a powerful leadership team of staff, volunteers, and community partners, and have touched the lives of more than 20,000.  Through seven locations and a variety of programs in Davidson and Williamson counties, we provide enrichment opportunities for adults 50 and older to remain engaged and live their lives to the fullest. 

FiftyForward is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

At FiftyForward we see and celebrate the differences in every person.  Together, we are creating a responsive community that is open, engaged, and accepting of all.


  • Date Posted: April 5, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm with flexible hours as needed (occasional early mornings, late evenings, and possible weekends)