How each of us sees the future is influenced by how we live today. Having a good job not only means feeding our family and having a nice home; we also make plans for our children's education, for our retirement, to take a holiday, attend an event or socialize with friends.


Those more fortunate are not faced with the excruciating choices of a single mother who is unable to pay her rent and buy food for her kids. If someone in our family needs medication, we get it. For many parents in our community, attending to a sick family member means going without somewhere else – and all too often that sacrifice threatens the family’s stability.

We don’t send our children to school without a warm coat or without money to attend a field trip. Our spouse is not struggling with addiction or coping with the challenges of a significant disability. And the only time we get a notice from a utility company about a past due bill is when it slipped our mind to pay it. But for many in the Alberta Capital Region, this is their harsh reality.

The mission of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is to...

Mobilize collective action to create pathways out of poverty.


We envision a poverty-free community, where...

All children and youth achieve their full potential, complete high school and set a course toward a bright future.

All individuals and families attain greater independence and financial stability, contributing to their personal success and the success of our economy.

Everyone feels a meaningful connection to the community, enjoying a strong sense of well being and safety, for themselves and their families.

In pursuing our vision, through our values we will:

Provide non-partisan leadership in social change

Endorse innovation, partnerships and collective action

Deliver meaningful, lasting results

Respect community wisdom and encourage citizen involvement

Encourage and promote volunteerism and volunteer leadership

Demonstrate trust, integrity, transparency, inclusivity and respect

Embrace diversity

We support people and give them hope

Our promise is to make sure that your donation goes to where our community needs it most and where it will have the greatest impact.

Featured Position

Director, Communications

You’re a proven leader, experienced in developing communications programs that grow successful brands and capture the hearts and minds of a community.  You’re a strategic thinker who inspires those you lead and who is committed to delivering measurable results.  You’re a dynamic coach, guiding a creative team focused on growing support that changes the lives of thousands of families in your community.  

As the Director of Communications, you’re a well-seasoned generalist who has extensive hands-on experience with all communications channels, advertising mediums, digital communication platforms and approaches, social media, professional video production, graphic design and print production, media relations, special events management and public speaking.  

Your exceptional written and verbal communication skills ensure you’re able to transition between styles focused on storytelling, ad copywriting, blogging, factual reports and corporate presentations.  

You have managed challenging issues, internally and externally, and have strong facilitation skills.  And your understanding of the philanthropic landscape brings you confidence in developing budgets and plans to build awareness of poverty and related social challenges in the community. 

As part of your leadership role, you will develop and manage relationships with corporate, government, and non-profit partners; as well as with volunteers on small and large scales – many of which you will provide advice and support to in helping them share messages and connecting across the community. 

Reporting to the Vice President, Community Engagement, your position works closely with the Director, Engagement Marketing; and cross-functionally with management team members in three other Centres of Excellence -- Resource Development, Community Building and Investment, and Business Services.  

Your team of communications professionals manages a broad scope of projects such as: workplace campaign promotions, special events of all scales, media relations, public information campaigns, presentation development, sponsorship acquisition, investment opportunity proposals, website development, social media management, digital fundraising, graphic design, in-house and contracted video production, advertising buys, corporate reporting, speech writing and more.

Competencies for this position include:

  • Alignment with United Way of the Alberta Capital Region’s mission
  • Exceptional ability to develop effective relationships
  • A working style that demonstrates the highest standards of integrity
  • A focus on achieving outstanding results
  • An approach that is open, collaborative, respectful and innovative
  • A leadership style that inspires and enables others


  • Your background includes a degree or diploma in communications, public relations or related discipline.
  •  You have a minimum five years of experience in a similar position (with staff supervision) and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

A November start date is anticipated for the right candidate.  Please submit your application and resume to the address below.

Apply to:

Human Resources Specialist

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

15132 Stony Plain Road

Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y3

Fax 780.990.0203


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United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

15132 Stony Plain Road
Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y3

P: 780.990.1000