Open Positions

Community Economic Development (CED) Coordinator – Communities United

2 Year Term Position

This role has your name on it if you want to help raise families out of poverty; are a seasoned veteran of community work; have a deep understanding of community economic development and issues of poverty; and possess a proven ability to coordinate complex, multi-stakeholder initiatives!

The Coordinator will work with multiple partners and steering committee members who are committed to achieving far reaching and measurable goals to demonstrate a sustainable community.  The position supports various groups, partners and committee members from Abundant Communities Edmonton, Bissell Centre, City of Edmonton, E4C, local businesses, community leagues cultural groups, faith-based organizations and others.  You will support, coordinate and oversee the following functions:

  • Animating (organizing to Identify local gifts and talents, needs and desires of people, families and organizations)
  • Brokering (matching up gifts and talents with needs and desires of people, families and organizations)
  • Coordinating (coordinating the steering committee, the working groups, and the activities that arise from the brokering)
  • Transforming ( building relationships, sharing information, translating and interpreting local community information and needs, challenging and changing “business as usual” approaches within and among organizations and systems)
  • Administering (managing database, emails, passwords, updating calendars;sending out minutes and notifications)

In addition to experience in the functional areas described above, qualified candidates will possess outstanding relationship building skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and be results oriented.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media platforms is required. Advanced education, database experience and experience in community economic development, human/social services, or a related field is preferred.

While you will work from the United Way offices, travel to five North East Edmonton neighborhoods will be required and access to a vehicle or bicycle will be required.  Preference will be given to candidates who reside in North East Edmonton (postal code T5Y).  

The position reports to United Way and is accountable to the co-chairs of the Communities United Steering Committee.  A competitive pay and benefits package is available.  The position will begin August 1, 2017.  

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: by no later than 12:00 p.m. July 7, 2017.

Inquiries can be sent to:  Joanne Currie

Communities United involves neighbours, community organizations, and local partners sharing time, talents and efforts in five North East Edmonton communities (Bannerman, Clareview, Fraser, Hairsine and Kirkness).  The primary objective of this work is to build inclusive communities where diversity is celebrated, people care for one another, and families live healthy, safe and financially-secure lives.  While raising large numbers of households above the poverty line is the end, Community Economic Development is the means.

Sponsored Campaign Representative

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to support United Way workplace campaigns raise funds to create pathways out of poverty.

In this role you will inspire, coach, and assist workplace representatives and volunteers in fundraising activities.  You will present United Way’s message to groups, coordinate and deliver resource materials, monitor campaign activities, collect donations and pledges and provide recommendations to maximize results.

Successful Campaign Representatives can be in the early, transitional or later stages of their career.  Qualifications include experience or education in the business, public services or human services sector. You are energetic, flexible, organized, open to public speaking and enjoy working with people.  Basic Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills are essential and experience working with a customized database is preferred.  A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required as travel is involved in Edmonton and surrounding areas. The ability to lift up to 25 lbs is also necessary to transport campaign and related event materials throughout Edmonton.

This is a full time temporary position for 16 weeks commencing in August and ending mid December.  Comprehensive training on United Way, fundraising strategies and public speaking is provided.

Edmonton and area’s corporate and public sector have provided support to the annual United Way Campaign by providing funds to sponsor Campaign Representatives for a period of 16 weeks. (In addition, the Sponsored Campaign Representative program includes corporate and public workplaces “seconding” or loaning one of their employees to United Way for a period of 16 weeks).

Senior Director, Individual Giving

Reporting to the Vice President, Development & Donor Relations and actively participating as a member of the senior Resource Development team, the Senior Director plays a key role with accountabilities for program vision, establishing strategic direction and developing operational plans for individual giving consistent with the community impact vision of United Way.

The Senior Director, Individual Giving will be an experienced leader and possess a broad base of fundraising experience, including a solid understanding of individual giving at all levels, legacy giving and annual campaigns. With an eye to growth, and building on our progress and success to date, the ideal candidate will aspire to take our individual giving programs to the next level.  The Senior Director, Individual Giving will embody the vision and mission of United Way and become an ambassador of the organization and its priorities.

For more information about this exciting career opportunity, please contact Patti Barrow, Senior Search and Fundraising Consultant by phone at (780) 991-2412 or alternatively by email at

To view the full Executive Brief, please visit: here

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
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Regular salary reviews
  • Small onsite fitness facility sponsored by Apple Fitness
  • Discounted admissions to City of Edmonton sports and fitness centers
  • 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