Open Positions

Project Manager,
Community Mental Health Action Plan


This is an exciting new opportunity for a seasoned project manager to contribute to the implementation of collaborative solutions addressing mental health system challenges.

Reporting to United Way’s Director, Community Building and Investment, you will provide support to cross-sector leadership teams and sub task groups from diverse government and community organizations within Edmonton and area.  

You will provide project management and senior administrative support including coordinating and leading meetings and events, developing agendas, recording, preparing and distributing minutes, and tracking action plan progress and implementation activities.  You will also facilitate effective and efficient information sharing by developing, implementing and maintaining systems including social media, to communicate strategies, progress and reports.  Your work also provides assistance to leadership teams in the initiation, orientation and on-going operations of task groups.


  • Include a bachelor degree and three years experience in a similar position.
  • Experience managing human services collaborations, project management, and ability to coordinate and lead diverse inter-disciplinary team meetings is required. 
  • Working knowledge of social media, MS Office proficiency, strong communication, planning and organization skills are also required. 
  • Knowledge of mental health issues and practices is an asset.  Equivalencies will also be considered.  

A vehicle is required as there will be some travel within Edmonton and surrounding area.

This is a temporary full-time position from January 2, 2017 till March 31, 2018 with the possibility of extension. If you are interested, apply now!  Send your resume and cover letter to:
The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

The purpose of the Community Mental Health Action Plan is to maximize collective resources within Edmonton and area, respond to existing gaps, and identify a continuum of integrated supports and services.  This will provide easier access to services for individuals and families struggling with mental health issues and addiction.

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



Seasonal Job Info

United Way offers temporary job opportunities ranging from administrative roles to assisting with workplace campaigns. Positions are usually full time and vary in length.

If you are interested in applying for any of the temporary positions, the varying positions will be posted in our Careers section during the months of June to September.  Resumes are also accepted in April and May prior to advertised postings.  Please submit resume and cover letter to


Our people deliver on six core strengths. Do you?

Mission Engaged

You are motivated to address the issues of poverty, create change and improve lives in your community. Your work is completely aligned with our mission.

Service Motivated

Trusted, dependable and attentive - you deliver all of this and more; building relationships inside the organization and in the community.

Results Driven

Creating pathways out of poverty can be complex, ambiguous and challenging work. Your work is focused on achieving results.


You have uncompromising commitment, integrity, ethics and honesty; you take ownership of your work and the outcomes. You seize each situation - challenges and all - and work to deliver your best.


Change starts here to improve results, enhance performance and meet goals. You think creatively, embrace change and balance risk. You respectfully and thoughtfully challenge the status quo and act to support a vision for a better way.


Success is achieved by working together - by being collaborative and cooperative. You know that by seeking the opinions, talents and input of others, good is often elevated to great.

What We Offer

Our employees appreciate our approach to work life balance and comprehensive compensation.

  • Flexible hours of work
  • Friday afternoons off during non campaign activity period.
  • Extra paid time off over Christmas holidays
  • Above standard vacation benefit
  • Generous health, dental, life and disability benefits
  • Health Spending Account
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Pension Plan
  • Regular salary reviews
  • Small onsite fitness facility sponsored by Apple Fitness
  • Discounted admissions to City of Edmonton sports and fitness centers
  • Annual Edmonton and area Corporate Challenge involvement
  • Open, bright building and workspaces


Our employees receive opportunities to develop and grow and are recognized for their achievements.

  • Service and peer recognition awards
  • One on one and group on-boarding training
  • In-house ULearn Learning and Development program
  • Select other professional development opportunities
  • Special project work and assignments
  • Information sharing with local and national teams
  • Regular organizational wide meetings and events
  • Community learning opportunities