Event and Volunteer Engagement Manager

Title: Event and Volunteer Engagement Manager (exempt position)

Reports to: Sr. Director of Marketing and Resource Development

As a small team-oriented organization, United Way employees work in a flexible and dynamic environment. Achieving the organization’s goals is the responsibility of every employee. To this end, employees must possess the ability to manage multiple tasks and work cohesively across all areas of the organization. In addition, all employees interface daily with donors and volunteers. It is critical that United Way employees demonstrate exemplary interpersonal skills, the highest ethical standards and a professional appearance and demeanor.


The Manager’s primary responsibilities will include event coordination, volunteer engagement and assisting with marketing.


Event Coordination

  • Coordinate logistics of special events leading up to and day of
  • Collaborate with United Way staff and manage volunteer event committees
  • Build and maintain relationships with various venues and vendors
  • Solicit, track and manage sponsorships and in-kind donations by event
  • Provide guidance and clear, detailed communication to staff and volunteers involved with events
  • Assist in creating and managing event budgets
  • Maintain and analyze event volunteer records and event data

Volunteer Engagement

  • Build and maintain relationships with local nonprofit Volunteer Coordinators and Executive Directors to coordinate volunteer engagement opportunities for United Way volunteer events and as requested by individuals or groups searching for opportunities
  • Collaborate with United Way staff to recruit corporate volunteers for United Way volunteer events
  • Serve as point person for all communications to volunteers and nonprofit partners regarding details of volunteer engagements
  • Manage records of volunteer opportunities and hours


  • Identify and utilize the most effective means to promote United Way events, volunteer opportunities, and updates to various audiences
  • Assist Marketing Department as needed, to include but not limited to United Way primary website, campaign materials, event materials and event websites


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) required
  • Proficient and knowledgeable in use of computers, including Microsoft Office applications, database management, Internet applications and basic office equipment
  • Ability to function with the highest integrity in a professional team environment
  • Excellent customer relationship and project management skills
  • Email marketing and social media experience a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines, be flexible, and work in a fast-paced environment
  • 1-2 years event planning experience preferred
  • Additional duties as assigned



Position is open until filled. Please submit cover letter and resume to United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, Attn: Michelle Bring, 238 South 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68508 or email mbring@unitedwaylincoln.org.