Open Positions

Vice President, Development & Donor Relations

Reporting directly to the CEO, working closely with Executive Team, and managing a team of 20 professionals, the Vice President, Development & Donor Relations provides visionary, strategic and executional leadership of resource generation activities.

The successful candidate is an innovative leader with significant senior leadership experience. A successful record in outward-facing roles with a variety of stakeholders is required along with a good understanding of the not for profit sector. This person also has a demonstrated passion for and commitment to bettering our community. Experience with fundraising or an understanding of development best practices is a definite asset.

Please note that this recruitment is being conducted by Pekarsky & Co. Executive Search. To apply for this role, or for more information, visit the Pekarsky & Co. website or contact:


Christine DeWitt, Principal            
(780) 665-4965 ext. 104  

Julie Barron, Principal
(780) 665-4965 ext. 103



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

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