New Board Directors

Date Volunteer Needed: 
Saturday, January 1st, 2022 - 12:15pm

United Way is seeking new faces for its Board of Directors!

The Board of Directors is proud of United Way's impact on people, and in communities across South Western Alberta. The Board is looking to welcome new directors who live and/or work within the area served by United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta. If you are passionate, and love to see positive changes where you live, read on!

About United Way

United Way's purpose is to raise funds to support essential local programs at United Way Partner Agencies. United Way works with local companies to facilitate payroll deduction donations for employees. Many small donations over time add up to BIG change. United Way also accepts donations from generous individuals and corporations to fuel change through collective impact. We provide grants to programs and services which target poverty reduction, building healthy families and strong communities, and helping children and youth be all they can be.

Board Duties/Responsibilities

United Way Board Directors are dedicated and skilled in their work, and provide clear and consistent leadership. The Board assumes both a mandatory role, based on legal requirements of boards of directors, and a chosen role, based on the board model it has elected for itself.

The board's chosen role includes:

  • Governance: Developing policies that support United Way’s mission.
  • Fundraising: Provides leadership and support to foster new connections for United Way, and supports the top-of-mind awareness and fundraising activities of United Way in the community.
  • Accountability: Taking action and making decisions to ensure that resources are available for United Way to accomplish its work.
  • Hiring and Performance Management of the Executive Director: The day-to-day operations of United Way are the responsibility of the Executive Director, who reports to the Board of Directors.

United Way Board Directors put forth their best efforts to:

  • Attend and participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and special events.
  • Make an annual personal financial contribution at a level that is meaningful to them.
  • Actively participate in donor acquisition and fund development.
  • Serve on at least one committee of the board
  • Strive to keep abreast of trends, issues and developments that may affect the organization and the community.
  • Stay informed about what is going on within the organization, ask questions, and request information when needed.
  • Publicly represent the organization in a positive, supportive manner.
  • Bring a sense of humour and active listening in meetings, and open-mindedly consider the opinions and concerns of others.

Time Commitment

  • Directors may serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms according to the organization's bylaws.
  • The Board of Directors meets once per month for 1-2 hours.
  • Committees of the board meet 6-12 times per year for 1-2 hours.
  • Volunteer support or board member attendance is occasionally requested for special events or projects
  • Additional time requirements vary depending on the time of year.

How to Apply

Please express your interest by emailing your cover letter, resume and references to

Deadline to Apply

This posting will remain open until available positions are filled.

The United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is committed to equity and diversity. The number of available director positions is limited, however all interested individuals are welcome and encouraged to apply.