Open Positions

Communications Advisor, Community Engagement (2 Positions)

You are a creative and effective communicator who is passionate about making a difference in your community. Put that vision to work helping United Way create pathways out of poverty for more than 120,000 people in the Alberta Capital Region.

You have solid experience developing and delivering communications strategies and tactics that grow awareness, inspire action and build successful brands. 

As a communications generalist who thrives on variety, you can manage projects through all communications channels. This includes advertising mediums, digital communication platforms and approaches, social media, video production, graphic design, print production, media relations, special events management and public speaking.  

Your exceptional written and verbal communications skills allow you to connect with both broad and targeted audiences in any medium, whether it’s storytelling, ad copywriting, blogging, a factual report or a corporate presentation.

While you pay exceptional attention to detail, you’re also able to see the big picture. You are a strong relationship builder who works hard to gain a deep understanding of your client’s business goals. You build trust by delivering thorough research, thoughtful planning, expert execution and considered evaluation of outcomes.  

Reporting to the Director of Communications, your position works closely with a diverse team of marketing and communications professionals and collaborates daily with both internal and external stakeholders. 

Your background includes a degree or diploma in communications, public relations or related discipline, plus a minimum of three years of experience in a similar position. Equivalencies will be considered. Affiliation with CPRS or IABC considered an asset.

Successful candidates will be aligned with our core behavioural competencies.

These positions will remain open until the right candidates come forward.

Project Assistant, Community Engagement

You are an organized individual who is passionate about making a difference in our community and capable of supporting a variety of projects and initiatives.

Reporting to the Vice President, Community Engagement you will support a team responsible for a wide range of communications and marketing services. This includes coordinating materials production, monitoring and managing inventories, tracking budget expenditures, compiling data and results and preparing correspondence and reports. Your role includes support to meetings and large events and can include logistics, draft agendas, minutes, invitations, RSVPs, etc. 

You have the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with a high degree of professionalism and tact.  You have strong English skills, possess business writing experience and pay attention to details. You have experience or knowledge of print production, data management, event logistics and have experience working in an administrative role.  Your working experience includes building professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. 

Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma plus one year administrative or related training plus two years experience in a similar role.  Equivalencies will be considered. Experience in a marketing and communications environment is considered an asset.

Successful candidates will be aligned with our core competencies. 

This is a full time position with the occasional requirement to work outside of regular business hours.  

The position will remain open until a candidate is selected.

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

Warehouse Assistant

Summer Student

The Warehouse Assistant will assist with operational activities at United Way’s InKind Exchange (located at 14710-112 Avenue, Edmonton).

You will provide assistance in the warehouse by receiving inventory and transferring product within the warehouse and store.  This will include physical inventory counts, re-stocking and entering data.  You will provide product selection assistance to customers and operate point of sale equipment. You will also perform basic technology refurbishment testing (for computer re-sale), and basic facility maintenance and cleaning as required.  

Qualifications include good customer service and a professional and personable manner when dealing with the public.  The successful candidate must be safety conscious, have the ability to operate a hand pallet jack, and be able to undertake physical work that includes lifting heavy objects up to 40 lbs.  Safety footwear is required. You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, be proficient in English and possess good written and verbal communication skills.  Previous warehouse experience is preferred.  

This position is funded through the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP).  Applicant requirements also include:

  • Registered as a full-time student during the academic year and returning to school on a full time basis the fall.
  • Must be at least 15 years of age
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person protected under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and legally entitled to work in Canada

This is a temporary full time position commencing July 4 – August 18, 2017.  please submit your resume to the e-mail address below.  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

Job Development Program Assistant

Summer Student

Do you want meaningful work?  Would you like to make a difference in your community?  If community economic development work is in your future, this opportunity could be perfect for you!
Working in North East Edmonton, the primary objective of this work is to develop an understanding of local business employment opportunities and match these requirements to local job seekers.  The work will involve a community based approach working with staff from Bissell Centre and Boyle Street Community Services, relationship development with socially conscious businesses and connecting program participants to living wage job opportunities.

You will work with existing and new networks with a primary focus of developing an employer contact list by contacting or meeting with prospective employers to assess employment needs, expectations and opportunities.  You will gather, analyze, organize and compile data and information on labour market trends including in-demand positions (in relevant sectors), hiring patterns, wages, and areas of employment growth.  You will maintain computer records and update a database with employer and participant information. In addition, you will market participants and assist in developing work integration plans.   

Ideal candidate qualifications include an understanding of employment resources and labour market information, familiarity with issues of poverty.  Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, results oriented, good time management, strong organizational and problem-solving skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Research skills and experience using a database are considered assets.  Education or experience in business studies, human/social services, social work or related field is preferred.   

Access to a vehicle or bicycle is considered an asset as travel is involved within five Northeast Edmonton neighbourhoods.   Preference will be given to candidates who reside in North East Edmonton (postal code T5Y).  This position is based at 14027 – Victoria Trail.
This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.  Applicant requirements also include:

  • Registered as a full-time student during the academic year and returning to school on a full time basis the 2017 academic year
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or refugee and legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation

There are two temporary full time positions.  One focuses on research, the other on community engagement.   Please indicate your preference in the e-mail subject line.  Positions commence in early June for a nine week term.  Occasional evening or weekend work will be required.  These positions offer a living wage of 17.50/hour

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Joanne at

This position closes on May 24, 2017 or when suitable candidates are found.

These positions will work with multiple partners within a new Communities United initiative including; United Way, City of Edmonton, Bissell Centre, Boyle Street Community Services and several others. Communities United involves neighbours, community organizations, and local partners sharing time, talents and efforts to build communities where diversity is celebrated, neighbours care for one another, and families live healthy, safe and financially secure lives.

Warehouse and Program Assistant

Summer Student

In this role you will support our Days of Caring activities within our Tools for School program by providing warehouse and program assistance at United Way’s InKind Exchange (located at 14710 – 112 Avenue, Edmonton).

You will count, re-stock, organize and stack inventory, fill order requests, report and track statistical data, interact with volunteers and assist in maintaining a safe and clean work environment.

Qualification requirements include a secondary or post-secondary education in progress, strong communication skills, and an ability to operate a hand pallet jack and lift items up to 30 pounds.  First Aid certification is an asset.  

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.  Applicant requirements also include:

  • Registered as a full-time student during the academic year and intend to return to school on a full time basis in the fall 2017.
  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or refugee and legally entitled to work according to provincial legislation

This is a temporary full time position commencing June 27 - August 11, 2017.    

Please submit your resume to the e-mail address on the bottom.  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.

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