Career Opportunity

Manager, Senior Volunteer Engagement

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

As part of our energetic Resource Development team, you would be reporting to our fun and collaborative Vice President, Development and Donor Relations. You will make a difference by using your creativity to develop and manage an engagement plan for our team (of about 50) senior level executives who are volunteers on our Campaign Cabinet and the co-chairs and shape how we provide an exceptional experience for these incredibly generous members of our business community.  You would also be making a difference and be right in the thick of things by providing exceptional support to the Vice President, Development and Donor Relations and basically be her “right-hand person” (or left hand as the case may be!)  This would also mean you would have to have a very high degree of integrity and professionalism and understand the importance of confidentiality as you would be a trusted confidant of the Vice President. 

As part of working with the Campaign Cabinet, you will be identifying and cultivating new senior volunteer engagement opportunities, recruiting cabinet members, developing on-boarding materials, planning and overseeing logistics of cabinet meetings, developing relationships with cabinet members, and helping with managing key relationships.   You will be aligned with our mission and contribute to increasing our visibility in the community by identifying, scheduling, and mobilizing cabinet team members to represent United Way at community events.  In addition, you will manage co-chair calendars and event commitments, lead all co-chair and the VP’s communications, including crafting messages, managing multiple inboxes, providing social media guidance and content. This role also includes typing meeting minutes. 

Another important part of the role is managing all aspects of our Sponsored Campaign Representative mentorship program including working directly with cabinet members that recruit cabinet mentors, securing workshop consultants, scheduling, and creating supporting materials. 



About you: 

It’s important to us that you understand the value of relationships and how to cultivate them and have project management and administrative skills. You have a knowledge of volunteer engagement strategies, an interest in fund development practices, and a proven ability to build authentic relationships including influencing, educating and guiding conversations and decisions.  You are a natural with technology and proficient with MS Office (we use Office 365), you have at least an intermediate level  of MS PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams, and have basic CRM systems experience (we use a database called Andar) and basic knowledge of social media platforms. You can work with and analyze numbers.  You are also comfortable with administrative tasks including managing calendars and external commitments, preparing communications, speaking notes, agendas and materials, which may include drafting business cases, preparing strategic planning documents and materials for the Vice President you would be supporting. 

You will be a master when it comes to planning and organizing and have amazing writing and speaking skills being that communication is so important in this role.  You are resilient and agile and are very comfortable with working in a dynamic environment.  Your background includes a degree or diploma in business administration, communications, social sciences, or a related area plus five years of related experience.  If you have other equivalent experience, we will also consider that.   

A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required as travel is involved within Edmonton and surrounding area. Ideally, you’d have flexibility to work some evenings and weekends depending on the events and meetings that are going on. 

Our “unicorn” will be someone who shares our passion for our mission of mobilizing collective action to create pathways out of poverty, really wants to make a difference in our community, and connect to a bigger purpose.  You thrive on your connections with people and care about building authentic relationships. You love a good challenge, have an entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, and you connect with who we are at your core.  You are thoughtful and have energy and drive to help us create an exceptional experience for our senior volunteers. 

Also, you would get to work with all kinds of talented business leaders from our community to help achieve our mission! 

Want to know a little more about us? 

We are people who love what we do, are passionate about our work, and we like to have fun at the same time!  We offer rewarding work, a positive and fun workplace culture, and a total rewards package.  This is a full-time permanent position and we will keep it open until we find our person. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to:   

We can’t wait to learn more about you! 

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United Way of the Alberta Capital Region works with the largest network of partners in the region, bringing community members together to create pathways out of poverty. With a focus on lasting solutions, local impact and measurable results, we can move closer to the vision of a poverty-free community.

Diversity and Inclusion at United Way
United Way is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects our diverse community that we serve. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and those who may need accommodation to apply to join our team. By incorporating a variety of experiences and perspectives, we create opportunities for innovative solutions and maximize the impact of our work.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those being considered will be contacted.

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