President & Chief Executive Officer
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region’s mission is focused on creating pathways out of poverty for families and individuals who are struggling in the greater Edmonton area.
There are over 120,000 people living in poverty in our community, and 40,000 of them are children. By inspiring and mobilizing the community to take action, together, we can move beyond just managing the symptoms of poverty and work toward ending it.
United Way generates over $26 million annually through workplace and community wide campaigns, corporate contributions, and grants. These dollars support poverty elimination efforts and investments into our funded partner network of over 50 local agencies delivering more than 100 programs.
United Way is a strategic leader and convener in poverty reduction efforts and, in 2013, set the new mission and vision toward poverty elimination. This resulted in a strong network of funded partners – the largest of its kind in the region, focused entirely on poverty. It also strengthened support across all sectors, forging solid relationships with the City of Edmonton’s End Poverty Edmonton initiative (now housed at United Way) and the Edmonton Community Foundation. And, it generated significant support through the business community, with corporate commitments and major support toward the cause.
United Way’s work is focused on three areas – Breaking the Cycle, Lifting People Out of Poverty and Providing a Safety Net.
Breaking the Cycle: United Way helps kids right from the start, with early learning and development, support through the school years and on to high school completion.
Lifting People Out: United Way helps individuals struggling with homelessness, lack of job skills and training, and an inability to make ends meet.
Providing a Safety Net: United Way helps families who are on the edge, dealing with issues that lead into poverty, such as mental illness, addiction, family crisis, domestic abuse, and more.
To drive support toward the solution, United Way delivers some of the most engaging programs and volunteer activities that help people consider the struggles of families and individuals in the community and experience the type of work that takes place to changes lives.
Governed by a Board of Directors, and supported by a diverse Campaign Cabinet, United Way is committed to generating results and reporting back to donors and the community.
With this dedication to transparency and its operational efficiency, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is rated one of the region’s most highly effective charities.
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Reports to: Chair of the Board and accountable to the Board of Directors
Direct Reports: 4 – VP Community Engagement; VP Development & Donor Relations; VP Community Building and Investment; and Chief Operating Officer
Indirect Reports: 60
Location: Edmonton, AB
The President & CEO leads United Way in mobilizing collective action to create pathways out of poverty in the Alberta Capital Region.
The position will include the following responsibilities:
- Leads the organization in identifying and affirming inspirational, relevant, long term and future focused mission, vision and objectives; and developing and executing the strategies and plans.
- Contributes to, supports and leverages national strategy directions; aligning local work to national network direction.
- Engages and collaborates with community partners, leaders and key stakeholders; creating and building support for direction and actions.
Board of Directors – Management:
- Performs all Board authorized and by-law duties and responsibilities. This includes supporting Board of Director activities, meetings, and fulfilling the roles of Secretary and Treasurer and ex-officio member of all committees.
- Exercises authority transmitted into the organization by the Board and ensures that orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.
Operational Management and Leadership:
- Builds and leads a high performing and effective team capable of achieving organizational objectives. Provides direct supervision of executive reports.
- Establishes, implements and oversees a financial budget and operational policies and to effectively manage risk and resources.
- In partnership with volunteer leadership, sets and pursues aggressive organizational revenue goals and generates increasing financial and other support leveraging donor expectations, relationships, partnerships, information and technology to achieve results.
- Develops innovative and impactful strategies to grow support.
- Maximizes revenues through traditional approaches.
- Provides legacy and meaningful opportunities for donors with significant giving potential.
- Leads the organization in identifying desired impact results, focus and strategies.
- Drives action and reports results.
- Collaborates and works with community leaders and partners to synergize strategies of aligned work for collective and impactful results.
Marketing and Engagement:
- Ensures an effective plan is executed to promote the organization and strengthen the engagement of community members and leaders, volunteers, partners, and donors in all outward facing activities utilizing effective marketing, communication and engagement strategies.
FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
- Build and maintain strong, trusting, and collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and within the community at large.
- Establish the framework and culture that, despite being the new President & CEO, results in a highly engaged, collaborative, and high-performing senior leadership team.
- Meet or exceed financial goals established for the organization, including the establishment of stretch goals with measurable plans to achieve them.
- Contribute meaningfully to the ever-evolving strategic plan but with a particular emphasis on effectively leveraging disruptive technologies in the philanthropic landscape.
- Collaborate with the Board to establish a plan with respect to the ongoing strategic and business planning cycle.
- Develop an effective, transparent, and candid relationship with the board.
The successful candidate will have the following:
- Relevant post-secondary education is considered an asset.
- Extensive experience in all aspects of organizational leadership and strategic management in a community or comparable organization.
- Has successfully navigated and performed in complex, multi-dimensional and multi-stakeholder environments.
- Possesses a good understanding of local community conditions and regional, national, and international considerations.
- Has considerable experience advancing successful relationships with community leaders in government, corporate, and not for profit sectors. Has developed a positive professional and personal reputation of integrity and is considered credible, trustworthy, and accountable. Has experience with difficult, complex decision decision-making and leading change.
- Has experience with or understands how to operate within and support a board governance structure.
- Has career or volunteer experience or familiarity with the importance of and processes related to successful fundraising.
COMPETENCIES & ATTRIBUTES:
Job Skills and Demonstrated Abilities:
- Ability to build trust with, influence and lead individuals, teams and diverse groups.
- Ability to use financial acumen to oversee budget and create, measure, and evaluate strategic options and opportunities.
- Ability to present effective messages, presentations, and reports both verbally and in writing.
- Visionary - Has a clear vision for the organization, confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
- Organizational Leadership - Demonstrates strategic leadership balanced with authenticity, respect for others, and trust building within the organization, with the Board, and stakeholders. Proactively drives an organization to a higher level of performance, efficiency, and growth through inspiring action and commitment for best results.
- Influence in the Marketplace - Has growth mindset, builds and cultivates network of relationships, is influential and leverages United Way’s unique position to proactively increase visibility, reputation, and competitive advantage that generates interest, passion for investing in community. Successfully navigates the complex dynamics of local, regional, and national environment.
- Grows Business and Revenue - Possesses a high-level of business acumen and broad management skillset, is effective at generating and growing financial support for the organization. Is able to raise funds by effectively engaging and linking a variety of donors (individuals, corporations, major giving, and other segments) and volunteers to inform and contribute to advancing the mission.
- Partnership Mindset & Network-Oriented - has a partnership mindset: values and leverages the power of networks and United Way movement. Provides leadership at the local, regional, national, and global level.
- Mission Engaged - Is personally aligned with mission.
- Service to Stakeholders - Builds and strengthens productive, trusting and respectful internal and external relationships.
- Personal Accountability - Is committed to personal accountability.
- Results Focus - Works to meet/exceed expectations focusing on organizational results.
- Teamwork and Collaboration - Applies a collaborative and cooperative approach to working with others.
- Innovation and Embracing of Change - Develops innovative ideas and embraces change to enhance results.
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.
How to Apply:
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Our Strategic Partnerships team are innovative and strategic thinkers, strong relationship builders and committed to our mission by working in partnership with some of the largest and well-known corporations and public sector organizations in our region, to support and build community investment strategies and generate fund raising revenue.
As part of this team, you share the passion to assist in creating pathways out of poverty for people in our region, you can effectively engage diverse stakeholders and drive results contributing to our important community impact work.
This high energy position includes developing donor and workplace volunteer relationships, setting campaign goals, implementing strategies and analyzing results. You will initiate and support multiple workplace fundraising campaigns primarily in the public sector including Government of Alberta and City of Edmonton. You will present information about community needs and take action to maximize support towards addressing and reducing poverty within the Alberta Capital region. You will provide leadership and support to a small internal (seasonal) team and 100+ external workplace volunteers, lead committees, and facilitate training sessions. You will also collaborate with cross-functional internal teams and enjoy working in a dynamic, fast paced and vibrant work environment.
This opportunity will allow you to demonstrate, grow and make an impact in many areas including building and maintaining relationships, delivering high standard service (related to our organizational/donor-centric model), and strategic team meetings.
Qualifications include a fundraising or sales/marketing experience, project management and strategic planning experience. You have a proven ability to present an informative and persuasive message to individuals and groups, ability to lead and manage volunteers and staff, MS Office proficiency, data management, and highly effective written and verbal communication skills. You must be personally aligned with our mission, act with integrity, think conceptually, and have the ability to work independently and manage many priorities during peak activity periods. Your background includes a degree or diploma in a related area plus three years in a similar position. Equivalencies will be considered. Knowledge of community investment and corporate social responsibility is an asset. Occasional lifting of campaign materials up to 25lbs is required. A vehicle is also required.
We offer rewarding work, a positive workplace culture, and competitive compensation. This is a full time permanent position.
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This position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.
Director, Talent Management
Our team is committed to doing great work every day to create pathways out of poverty for people in our community. The Director, Talent Management can have an incredible impact to this work by providing human resources leadership in a workplace that continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs in our community.
With a small and capable human resources team, you will lead and deliver top notch services; nurturing an effective culture, implementing HR best practices and helping others navigate sensitive situations. Supported by the HR Specialist, external vendors and web based technology; you will develop, lead, manage and/or deliver our talent management, development, and recognition programs and our comprehensive benefits program. You will oversee and contribute to the development of effective job descriptions, the preparation of job evaluations and the management of recruitment and selection activities for a complement of permanent and temporary positions. Other big buckets include salary administration, policy development and maintenance, and support to a board committee.
The ideal candidate will be mission aligned, fully versed on a broad range of talent management strategies, and be masterful at developing effective working relationships. You have a proven ability to develop innovative solutions, manage multiple and changing priorities, and can effectively leverage technology. This position involves a lot of writing and you’ll need to be good at that. You operate with attention to detail, can work through administrative processes and know legislated employment requirements. Your experience includes group facilitation, creation and delivery of presentations and training along with a minimum of six years in a similar leadership position. Related post secondary education and a CPHR designation is preferred.
The right candidate will apply right away and be available early April. Send your application and resume to email@example.com
Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted and all are thanked for their interest.
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 www.endpovertyedmonton.ca for more details about the strategy to end poverty in Edmonton within a generation.
The inaugural Communications Officer will report to the Executive Director to help build EndPovertyEdmonton. You will develop and implement a communications plan and provide shared and strategic leadership to the EPE team, EPE Community Tables, and community-based initiatives to engage Edmontonians to end poverty.
You have extensive experience in communications and social marketing, enjoy leading new initiatives, and have a track record of producing communications strategies that get results. Areas of focus include strategic communications, social marketing, and public engagement.
- Oversee and develop communications materials and campaigns (videos, newsletter, press releases, website content, awareness campaigns).
- Lead the development and execution of a communications plan and strategy, including social and traditional media and public engagement.
- Provide communications support to the Secretariat and Community Tables.
- Liaise with contractors, designers, and suppliers in the development of communications materials.
- Support media spokespersons and act as organizational spokesperson when needed.
- Represent EPE at related communications and engagement opportunities.
- Develop and maintain strategic relationships with stakeholders.
- Champion EPE’s values and culture with EPE staff and community.
- Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field and several years’ experience in communications and/or marketing; equivalent combination of education and experience considered.
- Experience in strategic planning and execution of innovative approaches to communications and social change, public and stakeholder consultation, and issues management.
- Extensive experience in communications, social marketing, community and media relations, and public consultation.
- Experience developing engaging written and multimedia content.
- Familiarity with digital communications.
- Experience in overseeing the production of corporate reports, presentations, publications and large scale awareness and engagement campaigns.
- Experience with complex and collaborative initiatives; experience with start-up, emerging, or evolving initiatives and organizations is an asset.
- Experience working with small, integrated teams with shared leadership.
- Proficiency with MS Office and related programs.
The successful candidate will also demonstrate:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills and the ability to communicate complex information in an easily understood manner; English proficiency required.
- Commitment to the values of EndPovertyEdmonton
- Ability to adapt to, and thrive amidst, ambiguity and changing priorities.
- Ability to balance long-term thinking and planning with attention to detail.
- Motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to manage large volumes of work and several projects and assignments.
- Authentic and effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Ability to think and act strategically, remaining focused on goals and objectives.
- Ability to effectively analyze and synthesize large volumes of complex information
This is a temporary position 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 2nd. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
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 email@example.com