Community Stewardship Committee (CSC) Volunteers

United Way is committed to being responsible stewards of donations. We strategically invest in programs and services (funded partners) that support vulnerable members of our community. We have an ongoing review process to assess and monitor the impact of investments on behalf of our donors.

The Community Stewardship Committee (comprised of 55 volunteers) reports to and works with United Way’s Community Building and Investment staff. This role monitors the impact of United Way’s investments and advises our Board of Directors on the allocation of strategic funding to programs and services. We are recruiting members for two subcommittees of the CSC:

  • The Central Subcommittee (15 volunteers) which will focus on reviewing investments within the City of Edmonton.

  • The Audited Financials Subcommittee (10 volunteers) which will conduct a review of funded partner Audited Financial statements.

Volunteers can sit on one or on both subcommittees.

Both positions provide the opportunity to meet some great people, learn about programs and services in Edmonton, and contribute to building a stronger community. United Way is grateful for our volunteer base, without which we would not be able to do what we do.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, advice, support and a community perspective regarding United Way investments

  • Members of the Central Subcommittee will review program impact information by reading program materials prior to meetings and completing program assessments after meetings (Spring 2019 & 2020)

  • Members of the Audited Financials Subcommittee will review funded partners’ Audited 
Financial statements and conduct an assessment independently (Summer 2019 & 2020)

  • Provide feedback on the updated Community Investment Strategy (Fall 2020)

  • Support the funded partners’ Request for Funding application process (Fall 2020)

Qualifications include:

Skills or attributes in one or more of the following areas:

  • Content expertise in organizational development, law, risk management, non-profit board governance, human resource management, financial management, community development or program planning and evaluation

  • For the Audited Financials Subcommittee, content expertise in accounting or finance

  • Understanding of the non-profit sector and community trends in the City of Edmonton

  • Knowledge/experience of issues facing vulnerable populations

Successful candidates will also demonstrate:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong computer skills; experience using online platforms (i.e. SharePoint)

  • High standards of integrity, accountability and customer service

  • Understanding of United Way and its investment objectives

  • Ability to understand program outputs, outcomes, impact and evaluation

  • A commitment to a two-year term

The Central Subcommittee role requires a commitment of approx. 20 hours between April and May 2019 and 2020 and approx. 20 hours in the fall of 2020.

The Audited Financials Subcommittee role requires a commitment of approx. 10 hours of independent review between June and August 2019 and 2020.

Interested volunteers will also be invited to advise on United Way's Community Investment Strategy and Requests for Funding in the fall of 2020, an optional commitment of 20 additional hours.

Volunteers are required to attend an orientation on April 10, 2019. Central Subcommittee volunteers are required to attend at least two annual program review meetings (presentations on programs receiving United Way funding). Meetings are from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and are held at United Way (15132 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton).

Please apply online by March 15, 2019.

Committee members, family, directors or staff of funded programs and services (funded partners) are exempt from consideration.

Thank you for your interest. Only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.