Open Positions

Engagement Assistant

2 year+ term position

The Engagement Assistant, EndPovertyEdmonton (EPE) works with the Secretariat team and stakeholders to support the strategy to end poverty in Edmonton within a generation and advance a vision of shared prosperity for all, where every Edmontonian has an equal opportunity to live, work, participate, and thrive.  

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will assist in engaging Edmontonians in the movement to end poverty by providing communications and administrative support.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide related support to Secretariat and community tables, including minute taking and scheduling and coordinating meetings.
  • Plan, support, coordinate, and execute events.
  • Review and coordinate communications materials as required. 
  • Respond to external requests and inquiries.
  • Create and update various forms, reporting systems, and templates.
  • Create and present internal and external reports and maintain files and records.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders and represent EPE in the community.
  • Contribute to strategy and organizational development.
  • Champion EPE’s values and culture with EPE staff and Community Tables.
  • Support other areas as required.


Qualifications include:

  • Two year diploma in a related area and a minimum of three years experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills.  SharePoint or similar program and familiarity with social media platforms.
  • Experience planning and executing events.
  • Experience working in an office setting and operating office equipment.


The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage large volumes of work and several projects and assignments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including note taking skills.
  • Authentic and effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to anticipate team requirements and manage proactively.
  • Motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Access to a vehicle is an asset.


This is a temporary position until December 2019 with the possibility of extension. The fiscal agent for EndPovertyEdmonton is United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and this position works out of the United Way office at 15132 Stony Plain Road.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to by October 13th 2017.

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Apply to:

Human Resources Specialist

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

15132 Stony Plain Road

Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y3



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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