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United Way of Greater Nashville

Manager, Community Impact/Davidson County

United Way of Greater Nashville


Job Summary

Position Summary:  The Manager, of Community Impact, provides leadership for United Way by building relationships, and bridges and identifying gaps to support the UWGN Community Impact work necessary to alleviate poverty, improve health and well-being, and promote education in Davidson County. This position manages the grant allocation processes for Davidson County with a local committee of volunteers who will make educated and informed decisions about strong investments in each county.  This position will work in times of disaster to liaison with VOAD to allocate funds and help ensure needs are being met through the community. 

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 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.

County Management Tasks:

  • Builds relationships with cross-sector leaders including public, private, and nonprofit entities that have the potential to advance United Way’s mission and expand its reach and impact
  • Represent United Way at relevant community events and meetings to increase United Way’s presence in the community and position United Way as a leader in the health and human services field
  • Continually stay informed of community needs, gaps, and opportunities to inform priorities for investment both within UWGN and to be shared with the local allocations committee
  • Manage the Community Impact grant allocation processes for Davidson County Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the grant application and review process for nonprofit applicants
  • Recruiting and managing the volunteer allocations committee to assist in the grant application and review process
  • Facilitating meetings with volunteers and nonprofit agencies
  • Facilitating agency funding notifications, contracting, and reporting
  • Participation in the strategy and planning of the Community Impact Funding and Request for Proposal process
  • Providing impact technical assistance to partners
  • Communicating process outcomes and progress to the supervisor
  • Conducting site visits and partner monitoring
  • Regularly engage and manage the Community Impact Committee will serve as the volunteer review committee for local investments in both counties. This includes educating the committee on UWGN’s work, goals, mission, and vision
  • Support Workplace Engagement and Marketing to promote results and increase donor interest in United Way work, volunteer opportunities, and investment.

  • Participate in corporate campaign events to educate donors on community needs and what United Way is doing to address those needs.
  • Provide content to share about partners and projects and share stories
  • Participate and support campaign committees at the local level to ensure they are tooled with CI work and needs
  • Support volunteering at the local level by connecting volunteers to opportunities that will meet the needs of the community
  • Document and track all projects, efforts, volunteers, and work to adequately share the story of UWGN in each county
  • Work in partnership with the whole Community Impact team to ensure similar practices and representation in each county
  • Convene and lead internal County Action Team meetings to ensure collaboration, coordination, and success of our work in each county
  • Convene community partners and leaders quarterly to ensure networking, sharing, and community building are taking place in each county
  • Work with the CI Directors in Nashville to ensure investments align with what they are seeing in the community
  • Participate in regular meetings with CI leads to ensure coordination of work
  • Act as a liaison with VOAD during times of disaster and conduct an investment process to ensure immediate and long-term needs are being met
  • Represent UWGN on the Board for the local Emergency Food and Shelter program



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience


  • Experience with nonprofits is desirable
  • Three or more years of experience in the nonprofit or social services sector


  • Demonstrated leadership in strategic planning, development, and implementation
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Written, verbal, and technological communication
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products 

Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb, and balance.
  • The employee will be responsible for covering both Robertson and Cheatham Counties, therefore reliable transportation is required.
  • Employees will also spend time seated; working at a desk in front of a computer monitor, requiring manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with their fingers.
  • Employees will be provided a well-lighted, heated, and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.

Additional Information


United Way of Greater Nashville has competitive salaries and benefits.

How to Apply

Please apply at https://www.unitedwaygreaternashville.org/careers/

United Way of Metropolitan 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.


  • Date Posted: March 1, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Working Hours: M - F, ; 8:00-4:30