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:


Virginia Infant and Toddler Technical Assistance Specialist (Western Region)

Full-time | Abingdon, VA

United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSWVA) seeks a Virginia Infant and Toddler Technical Assistance Specialist (Western Region) to develop relationships, market VA Infant & Toddler Specialist Network (VA ITSN) services, recruit providers, provide training and technical assistance and evaluate impact within the region to increase the capacity of early care and education programs (center and family day home). As part of both UWSWVA’s Childhood Success team and Child Development Resources VA ITSN program, the successful candidate must be a relationship-focused, self-starter with excellent communication skills and excited to travel frequently across southwest Virginia, with occasional overnight statewide travel.   Application instructions are listed below.

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.

Youth Success VISTA

Join United Way of Southwest Virginia as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and help us empower 30,000+ middle and high school students to realize their potential and enter and advance in the region’s workforce.

United Way of Southwest Virginia is proud to employ dedicated, skilled professionals from a variety of backgrounds.  We foster an inclusive, supportive, and fun work environment for all of our team members.

This VISTA project will serve our Ignite program, which sparks career interest in the next generation of Southwest Virginia’s workforce through career awareness and hands-on learning. With the Youth Success team, the VISTA member will grow relationships with 86 schools and 100 businesses, building capacity with educational partners and employers to facilitate successful transitions from the classroom into high-demand, high-wage local careers.

If you are interested in learning more or want to apply for this opportunity visit AmeriCorps VISTA.

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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