Careers & Internships

Community Engagement Coordinator

FT (Full-time, 40 hours per week)


Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will manage all special event activities for the organization and assist with special projects that relate to fundraising and donor relationships. Duties include cultivating and nurturing event sponsors and individual supporters, supporting capital campaign efforts, coordinating agency tours, speeches, and public information.




• Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

• Demonstrated fundraising skills including planning, leading, and managing projects and events with attention to detail on all aspects of special events

• Effective with working with others to reach common goals and objectives

• Ability to develop relationships with a diverse donor base

• Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to inspire others




1. Manage agency special events including event budget, financial net goals, event marketing, and event volunteers. Secures sponsorships for events and manage all details of event from beginning to end.

a. Solicit appointments with existing and potential sponsors once a year to review opportunities to help with agency events.

b. Update and manage sponsorship proposal package/booklet.

2. Maintain a close working relationship with board and volunteers responsible for fundraising activities, and both inspiring and managing these volunteer efforts to achieve financial goals.

3. Assist the Executive Director with foundation and government grant proposals and corresponding reporting requirements.

4. Maintain donor database and nurture donors appropriately.

5. Complete reports for Executive Director on progress of fundraising efforts, attend board meetings when requested and report progress.

6. Keep staff, board, and community well informed of fundraising and program activities and inspire their support.

7. Support Capital Campaign fundraising efforts as directed by Executive Director.

8. Accurately and diligently log agency proceeds and secure proceeds in agency safe to ensure diligent stewardship of donated funds and reporting.

9. Responsible for working collaboratively with staff to ensure appropriate invoices are being sent to event sponsors and donors and appropriate thank you letters are being sent. Review and ensure invoices/letters mailed out timely.

10. Receive agency financial and in-kind donations that present to the facility in person. As appropriate take photographs, correlate to social media efforts as appropriate, and send receipts.

11. Work actively to become a presence in the community, while balancing office coverage needs of the agency.

12. Develop specific strategies in collaboration with the ED to increase reach to western and eastern Union County outside of Monroe area.

13. Work collaboratively with other agency staff on activities such as community collections (both in-kind and financial donations), speakers bureau requests, and volunteer coordination and recruitment.



-Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (i.e., communications, fundraising, human services, public relations).
-Work experience with other aging related agencies or nonprofit organizations.
-Leadership and supervisory skills, experience supervising personnel or working with other volunteer programs, and the ability to work with senior adults in a compassionate and understanding manner.
-Must be at least 21 years old.
-Genuine concern, understanding and sensitivity to older adults needs, interests, and unique circumstances.
-Proven leadership skills and ability to work with all levels of the organization with excellent written, communication and organizational skills.
-Supervisory skills and the ability to work with elderly persons with memory loss in a compassionate and understanding manner.
-Valid NC Driver’s License

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

About Council on Aging in Union County:

Council on Aging in Union County is an independent, non-profit agency. Our mission is to advocate for the wellbeing of older adults by providing services and resources for them to live independently.

We are looking for someone who is hard-working, has a positive attitude, ambitious, friendly, outgoing and professional. The Community Engagement Coordinator needs to be an extremely organized person who always carries a smile on their face with compassion in their heart. If you think you’d make the next great addition to our team, please send us your resume.

In-Home Caregiver

Basic function of work to be performed by employee: Assist older adults in making it possible for them to stay in their own homes safely, maintain or improve their level of personal care and household management, assist in completing household chores such as changing bed sheets, cleaning bathrooms, mopping floors, with the intent to keep the home safe. May also need to provide personal care, helping clients in and out of the shower safely.

Hours: Employees work a set schedule of clients between the hours of 8:30 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. We do not work nights, weekends, or holidays.


  • Assist with personal care for frail/at risk clients (to include bathing, grooming, and dressing)
  • Do light housekeeping and laundry (to include vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting, cleaning kitchens & bathrooms, changing bed linens, taking out trash, checking mail, and any other tasks assigned by supervisor)
  • Provide respite for primary caregivers
  • Shop for food and other necessary items
  • Plan and prepare light meals
  • Perform other tasks as assigned
  • Complete all paperwork in a timely manner

Special Skills Needed: Ability to function independently and responsibly and respond well to supervision. Must be in good health, well groomed, able to lift groceries, vacuum, sweep, and mop. Must be able to read service plans and complete documentation accurately. Must have a valid NC driver’s license, and reliable transportation.

Special Qualities Needed: Must be mature, flexible, compassionate, honest, and dependable.

Job Types: Part-time

Salary: $12.50 /hour

Required experience:

  • In home care: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

Council on Aging in Union County -- Fall 2021 Internship Position

Council on Aging in Union County looks forward to hosting interns from any institution of higher-education. We do ask that our student-interns complete their internship hours in person. There will be no virtual options for internships during the Fall of 2021. Our agency welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds and majors. In the past, we have hosted Bachelors of Science in Human Services students, Bachelors of Social Work students , Masters of Social Work candidates, and Masters of Gerontology candidates, to name a few. We look for individuals who have a driven passion for older adults and the struggles and triumphs they face. If you would be interested in interning with us, please complete the application below.

Hours: Student-Interns will be able to complete up to 16 hours weekly to be counted towards their academic institution’s requirement.


  • Assist with clerical agency operations (answering the telephone, routing calls, filing completed paperwork)
  • Develop a working knowledge of resources available within Union County for older adults
  • Develop report with clients, colleagues, and community members
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Complete all assignments within a timely manner

Special Skills Needed: Ability to function independently and responsibly and respond well to supervision. Must be in good health, well groomed, and eager to learn. Must be able to read intern assignments and complete documentation projects accurately and efficiently. Must have a valid NC driver’s license, and reliable transportation.

Special Qualities Needed: Must be mature, flexible, compassionate, honest, and dependable.

Job Types: Student-Internship

Salary: Unpaid

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License