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Director, Community Engagement

Tucson, AZ

Relocation expenses:

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 27 Sep 2022

Expires on 30 Nov 2022

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Director, Community Engagement

Job Summary:   

The Director of Community Engagement reports to the Vice President of Communications and Engagement and manages internal and external engagement with a clear understanding of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s (UWTSA) mission and vision. Key responsibilities include the management and execution of all events with team support, cultivate and maintain strategic community partnerships, and managing UWTSA’s volunteer center.

This is a full-time, exempt position for a mission-driven, motivated, creative, entrepreneurial individual with a high level of initiative, and excellent communication and organizational skills.  With an office in Tucson, this position requires travel throughout Pima County.  All United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (UWTSA) programs and strategies work toward eliminating racial, ethnic, and socio-economic disparities for an educated, thriving, and equitable community.

United Way offers competitive wages and a generous benefits packet with employer contributions for full time employees including medical, dental, 401K, HRA, PTO, 11 paid holidays, and opportunities for educational and professional development. For more information about our organization, see

Salary Range: $47,000 - $56,000


Events Management

  • Facilitate and/or support all organizational event planning efforts from creative concept development to final execution for all UWTSA events.
  • Manage event debriefs and post-event communications, including surveys, thank you communications, lessons learned and other functions as appropriate.

Community Engagement/Partnerships

  • Cultivate and maintain strategic community partnerships to increase UWTSA’s impact, brand awareness, funding, and community understanding.

 United Way Volunteer Engagement

•Execute strategy to deepen UWTSA engagement amongst volunteers.

•Develop and strengthen partnerships with local government and corporations to determine their areas of interest for employee volunteer engagement.

Resource Development

  • Work closely with Resource Development to develop corporate solicitations and secure sponsorship for events and partnerships.
  • Develop and execute recognition strategies for sponsors and volunteers.
  • Coordinate and participate in organization-wide events, partnerships, and activities.
  • Work closely with Resource Development to identify partnership opportunities with organizations and companies based on their philanthropic interests and United Way event needs.
  • Execute strategy to grow UWTSA’s Endowment Fund to $25M.

 Communications Functions

  • Successfully use analytics, market research, communication, advertising, public relations, and digital marketing to generate profitable leads, donations, and grow community partnerships.  
  • As part of the Communications team, this position contributes to internal and external fundraising campaigns, communications, marketing, and advertising efforts.

 Administrative Functions

  • Maintain positive, collaborative relationships with UWTSA employees, the management team and community partners through the development of strong networks with each stakeholder group.
  • Perform duties in accordance with United Way policies and procedures such as attending staff meetings, completing accurate and timely timesheets and expense reports.
  • Create, modify, and maintain routine and ad hoc letters, memos, and reports using word processing, database, spreadsheet, and other software packages.

 Other Duties as Assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in event management, communications, marketing, or related fields.
  • ·Demonstrated excellent written/verbal communication skills, including clear, concise, and accurate written documents including grammar, and spelling.
  • ·Demonstrated skills using Windows-based software, including Internet browsers, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and graphics software.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and daily access to reliable vehicle.
  • Ability to travel to work in a variety of locations throughout Pima County as required.
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds is required.

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


The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is an equal opportunity employer. We champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take action to ensure equal opportunity and all candidates are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Upon hire and/or prior to starting employment with us, the successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of COVID vaccination or provide proof of eligibility for medical exemption.