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United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties

Director of Workplace and Annual Giving

United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties


Job Summary

The Director of Workplace and Annual Giving 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 Workplace and Annual Giving develops and implements goals and strategies that support the mission and vision of the United Way.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as the lead staff person for activities related to development and fundraising in the corporate and workplace sector, accounting for a significant percentage of United Way’s annual revenue
  • Lead efforts for recruiting new corporate and workplace giving opportunities, involving appropriate staff and key volunteers
  • Coordinate annual giving initiatives such as direct mail, online giving, and special giving campaigns
  • Manage a robust portfolio of accounts, meeting or exceeding established fundraising goals with those accounts
  • Effectively steward donors and manage donor relations creatively to increase giving and support of United Way
  • Implement strategies for regaining lapsed corporate/workplace accounts and for improving donor retention
  • Engage donors and corporations in activities throughout the year, such as volunteer opportunities, tours, educational sessions, special campaigns, collection drives, etc.
  • Ensure that accurate and up-to-date records are maintained in the organization’s database as it pertains to annual donors, workplace, and corporate development efforts
  • Serve in a key role in the Give United annual giving digital campaign
  • Serve as a member of the Development and Engagement team, participating in department activities, strategies, and events as needed
  • Understand, interpret, and present data involving corporate/workplace giving, donors, and other fundraising-related topics
  • Primary duties and responsibilities are not all-inclusive, and employees may be asked to fulfill other duties as necessary.


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 essential functions. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations, marketing, or related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience – with a proven track record – in fundraising, business, communications, public relations, marketing, sales, or related field

Additional Information


Benefits available

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. Priority will be given to applications received by August 10th.


  • Date Posted: July 28, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Working Hours: M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm