Open Positions

Donor Development Representative

In this role you will support our Individual Giving team by conducting a high volume of professional telephone calls and sending a high volume of e-mails to inspire individuals to donate to United Way’s mission of addressing poverty within Edmonton and surrounding area. You will conduct donor retention calls, provide information, respond to questions, complete donor financial transactions, send follow up e-mails, and record data related to call results.  You will provide other general support as needed.

Qualifications include English language proficiency and strong verbal communication and service focused skills. A professional telephone manner, positive attitude and the ability to interact graciously and diplomatically with a wide variety of people is essential.  The ability to maintain a high level of motivation, and basic Word, Excel, and Database navigation skills are also required.  A strong interest in social issues is considered an asset.

This is a temporary part-time position from end of September to mid- December 2017.

20 hours (office hours) per week.  Hours can be flexible.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to the e-mail address below.

Manager of Community Engagement, EndPovertyEdmonton

2 Year+ Term Position

EndPovertyEdmonton (EPE) is a community-based initiative aimed at advancing a vision of shared prosperity for all, where every Edmontonian has an equal opportunity to live, work, participate, and thrive. Please visit for more details about the strategy to end poverty in Edmonton within a generation.

EPE is seeking a motivated and adaptive individual, with extensive knowledge and experience in facilitating collaboration, engaging community, and advancing social change.

The inaugural Manager of Community Engagement will report to and work closely with the Executive Director to help build EndPovertyEdmonton, grow the movement to end poverty, and support business and strategic planning. 

You will provide shared and strategic leadership to the EPE team, EPE Community Tables, and community-based initiatives to engage Edmontonians to end poverty.  Areas of focus include community engagement, advocacy, and leadership.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with community partners and stakeholders to ensure communication, coordination, and alignment between activities related to ending poverty in Edmonton.
  • Develop and coordinate a network to engage Edmontonians in the movement to end poverty.
  • Collaborate with community partners and EPE Community Tables to identify and advance advocacy and policy initiatives.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of communications and engagement planning, including liaising with contracted services.
  • Support the development, implementation, and updating of strategic plans.
  • Monitor, track, and report on progress, emerging activities, initiatives, opportunities, gaps, and issues related to EPE goals. 
  • Oversee the production of annual and other EPE reports that reflect and showcase progress toward the goal of ending poverty.
  • Develop and implement business, operating, and work plans as needed.
  • Champion EPE’s values and culture with EPE staff and Community Tables.
  • Support other areas as required.

Qualifications include:

  • Degree and/or extensive experience in related field; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 
  • Experience leading or coordinating multi-sectoral collaborations, collective impact, community engagement, and/or movement-building initiatives.
  • Experience working with underserved communities, including Indigenous, multicultural, and newcomer populations.
  • Experience advancing relationships with and convening, influencing, and leveraging key leaders and stakeholder groups including Indigenous, government, corporate, not for profit, cultural, and community groups.
  • Experience with start-up, emerging, or evolving initiatives and organizations.
  • Experience managing contracts, agreements, relationships, and work flow with contractors and consultants.
  • Experience and knowledge of best practices for poverty elimination and social change.
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint or similar programs and familiarity with social media platforms.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Ability to adapt to, and thrive amidst, ambiguity and changing priorities.
  • Experience working with small, integrated teams with shared leadership.
  • Ability to balance long- term thinking and planning with attention to detail.
  • Authentic and effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Strategic planning and problem solving skills.
  • Strong facilitation and project management skills.
  • Motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with English proficiency.

This is a temporary position funded until December 31, 2019 with a possibility of extension.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.  You will work from the United Way office (15132 Stony Plain Road) and travel within Edmonton will be required.  Access to a vehicle is an asset.

Please send a cover letter and resume to by August 23rd. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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.

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