Over the past decade, United Way of Southwest Virginia has adjusted our work and shifted our focus from treating symptoms to addressing root causes.  We have moved from being recognized as a premier fundraiser and distributor to an organization focused on prevention, which produces a greater return on investment.

In addition to this shift in thinking, we have taken a more regional approach, providing programs and services to 15 counties and three cities, leveraging our region’s strengths and collective assets.  This has allowed us to bring unparalleled existing resources and proven results, combined with existing key relationships, to successfully scale effective and successful region wide initiatives.

These initiatives have received high honors and support from national organizations such as the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  In 2017, the organization was an inaugural recipient of the Virginia Governor’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education for its achievements in preparing students for the New Virginia Economy.

Today, United Way of Southwest Virginia employees a 19 member team with some of the most talented subject matter experts in the region.  Outside of our internal team, we involve experts, leaders, practitioners, neighborhoods, community members, and governments. We work across partisan and income divides, leading community conversations and bringing people from all walks of life into the solution conversation. Whether we’re leading a coalition, developing an initiative, driving agencies to common outcomes, or creating collective impact, United Way is a driving force in Southwest Virginia.

But there is more work to do, and we need skilled and talented individuals to join our team.  In response to recent grants that we have received, United Way of Southwest Virginia is seeking to add the following positions to our team:


Childhood Success Coordinator

Part-time | Pulaski, VA

United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) seeks part-time Childhood Success Coordinators whose main focus will be to deliver the Virginia Quality program in the New River Valley (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Radford) with opportunities to work in additional early childhood programs throughout UWSWVA’s service area.  Virginia Quality is a voluntary program that leads the way for high-quality early education for our youngest Virginians by setting standards for quality and providing a path for continuous quality improvement at child care centers, preschools and family child care homes across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia Quality is part of a grant initiative funded through the Virginia Department of Social Services. The successful candidates must have experience in early childhood care and education and have excellent communication and relationship-building skills. Candidates must be able to work both independently and as a strong team player being UWSWVA mission-focused throughout the region.  Application instructions are listed below.

Community Relations Coordinator

We are seeking an entrepreneurial fundraising professional who enjoys front-line relationship building, soliciting, developing. The candidate will be savvy in securing in-person appointments, public speaking engagements, and in articulating the vision, mission, goals, and case for support for United Way of Southwest Virginia. The candidate will also have demonstrated abilities in lead generation and follow through, networking, and in presenting the right product to the right person at the right time through the development of individual solutions based on donor needs. The candidate will be a high activity professional with a “roll up the sleeves” mentality and a can-do attitude paired with great relationship development and closing skills.

The Community Relations Coordinator works directly with other Community Relations Team Members to achieve UWSWVA’s fundraising goals by providing resource development expertise, strategic accounts management, and hands-on coordination. As a member of UWSWVA team, the Community Relations Coordinator contributes to the strategic goals and priorities for the organization’s year-round resource development efforts by building and sustaining resources. The Community Relations Coordinator reports to the Community Relations Manager to carry-out the work of United Way’s mission of leading community change to improve people’s lives in Southwest Virginia.

Please send a cover letter along with your resume and a completed employment application to jobs@unitedwayswva.org. by Friday, February 28, 2020.

How to Apply

To apply for the positions listed above, please send a resume, cover letter, and completed UWSWVA employment application to jobs@unitedwayswva.org.


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