Employment Opportunities

The United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is one of 70 locally operated United Way’s across Canada. Serving the City of Lethbridge and other communities located on Treaty 7 territory and the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi, Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina nations in the south western corner of the province, we work to identify the causes of the most significant local issues and develop strategies to address them. We pull together the financial aid and human resources to address them to improve the day-to-day lives of individuals and families. We envision communities where everyone works together to ensure poverty is temporary, individuals and families live healthy lifestyles and that children and youth have the tools they need to reach their full potential.

If you are passionate about the work of collective impact to build strong communities, we want to hear from you!


RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Job Title:                   Resource Development Manager            
Classification:            Full Time      
Direct Reports:           None  
Volunteer Reports:     Workplace Campaign Volunteers, Some Event Volunteers
Reports to:                 Executive Director     

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Resource Development Manager's key responsibilities include the development, implementation and support of fundraising strategies and initiatives, as well as event planning and execution. The Resource Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, Communications Coordinator, volunteers and staff in year-round fundraising to generate the maximum financial support possible for the United Way.

This is accomplished in conjunction with the Executive Director, by expanding the funder composition, forming new connections, and affirming existing ties in the community to broaden the funder and donor base, and implementing formal fundraising efforts. The successful candidate will engage in a team approach and thereby strengthen our organization’s capacity to fulfill our mission.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

  • Fundraising event planning & coordination
  • Supporting existing workplace donation campaigns, including providing materials and delivering presentations to employees
  • Active solicitation of local companies identified as potential workplace campaign hosts
  • Corporate and individual donor prospecting
  • Donor recognition and acknowledgment in collaboration with the Communications Coordinator
  • Financial projection and budgeting related to workplace campaigns and anticipated donations in collaboration with the Executive Director
  • On-site at United Way fundraising activities and events, and other third-party events as necessary
  • Support United Way’s annual granting process by receiving and filing grant applications from community organizations, and checking for completeness
  • Prepare training and evaluation materials for United Way’s grant review committee
  • Prepare funding agreements, and manage grant reporting processes and date received from United Way funded agencies
  • Assist with AGLC raffle reporting, license acquisition and follow AGLC rules and regulations at all licensed events
  • Development of program and event materials in collaboration with the Communications Coordinator/Executive Director
  • Volunteer recruitment and orientation
  • Participation in workshops, research projects and committees as assigned
  • Provide regular updates to Executive Director on campaign progress, events, and other key items related to the growth and development of United Way
  • Donor database maintenance and updates with SUMAC & KAM – CRM
  • Meetings as required or scheduled
  • General office duties including but not limited to phones, copying and data entry
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education/Training/Experience/Qualifications:
 

  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing is a definite asset
  • Experience in volunteer management an asset
  • Knowledge of group process, volunteerism, community service issues and needs, corporate structures, business trends, labour organizations
  • Demonstrated public speaking leadership, training and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to understand financial statements an asset
  • Strong computer and technology skills
  • Accountability and dependability
  • Strong negotiating skills                     
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Strong project management
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and flexibility
  • Education in a related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle 

 

Work Conditions:
 

  • Some travel, primarily in Lethbridge & south western Alberta is required
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime may be required
  • Evenings and weekends required as scheduled
  • Must be able to lift items up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, pay attention to detail, and maintain confidentiality                                                                                                     

Salary: 40 hours per week $52,000 per annum

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  Please apply with cover letter, resume and references to careers@lethbridgeunitedway.ca with the subject line “Job Posting: Resource Development Manager.”

 

United Way Lethbridge & South Western Alberta values the diversity of people. Diversity in our workplace means a space where individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s unique talents and strengths. Our workspace is accessible. For more questions on our diversity and inclusion policy, please contact us at ed@lethbridgeunitedway.ca.

 

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Job Title:                  Communications Coordinator        
Classification:           Part-Time        
Direct Reports:          None  
Volunteer Reports:    Some Event and General Volunteers
Reports to:                Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Communication Coordinator’s key responsibilities include providing support in the coordination and implementation of the United Way’s internal and external communication and marketing initiatives to all audiences, as well as providing support for all related grant initiatives both internally and externally. The successful candidate will work closely with the Executive Director and the Resource Development Manager in affirming existing ties within the community by establishing clear communication strategies which are engaging, professional and timely and which will strengthen the organization’s capacity to fulfill its mission.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Build upon, and execute United Way's marketing and communications strategy to create a strong community presence for the organization
  • Prepare and distribute a variety of clear and concise communications to community stakeholders, including but not limited to news releases, feature stories, event invitations, fundraising letters and emails
  • Design of print marketing and collateral for production in-house or externally
  • Develop relationships with local media outlets to grow brand awareness
  • Coordinate all media relations including interviews, and media appearances
  • Execute donor recognition and acknowledgment activities in collaboration with the Executive Director and Resource Development Manager
  • Plan, manage and monitor all United Way social media channels and website content
  • Support the coordination and promotion of all United Way events and activities in collaboration with the Executive Director and Resource Development Manager
  • On-site at United Way fundraising activities and events, and other third-party events as necessary
  • Manage and maintain donor database (Sumac CRM)
  • Meetings as required or scheduled
  • General office duties and IT support, including but not limited to mail management, phones, data entry, and data compilation
  • Other duties as assigned

Education/Training/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of group process, volunteerism, community service issues and needs, corporate structures, business trends, labour organizations
  • Demonstrated written and creative skills
  • Strong computer and technology skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, Google, G-Suite, CRM software. Canva, Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with overlapping deadlines
  • Experience in volunteer management an asset
  • Experience with AGLC and CRA are definite assets
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Strong negotiating skills                     
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Strong project management
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and flexibility
  • Education in a related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle 

Work Conditions:
 

  • Some travel, primarily in Lethbridge & south western Alberta is required
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime or flexed days as required
  • Evenings and weekends required as scheduled
  • Must be able to lift items up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, pay attention to detail, and maintain confidentiality

 

Salary: $21.09 per hour 16 -20 hours a week – opportunity to transition to full-time

Benefits: NA

 

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  Please apply with cover letter, resume and references to careers@lethbridgeunitedway.ca with the subject line “Job Posting: Communications Coordinator.”

 

United Way Lethbridge & South Western Alberta values the diversity of people. Diversity in our workplace means a space where individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s unique talents and strengths. Our workspace is accessible. For more questions on our diversity and inclusion policy, please contact us at ed@lethbridgeunitedway.ca.