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Position Title:                   Manager of Development and Engagement

Strategic Priority:            Development & Engagement

Reports To:                       Director of Development and Engagement

Background

Almost 100 years old, United Way Halifax has a long history of making our city a better place to live. We envision our city to be united by compassion, rich in opportunity and free of poverty. Key areas of focus include working with partners and the municipality to create an anti-poverty strategy for Halifax, addressing affordable housing and homelessness, and building inclusive communities. United Way Halifax is completely focused on local giving for local results in Halifax and we are also proud to be part of United Way Canada and United Way Worldwide networks.

Job Summary

The Development & Engagement team advances the mission of United Way by working hand-in-hand with donors to cultivate meaningful relationships and build community impact through charitable giving. Staff work closely with company leadership, key influencers and stakeholders, fundraising campaign volunteers, and individual donors in order to increase employee engagement, support corporate social responsibility goals, and help companies and individual donors invest in positive community change knowledgably and with demonstrated impact. The team also works creatively to develop new business and donor relationships.

Reporting to the Director of Development and Engagement, the Development and Engagement Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of United Way’s charitable workplace campaigns. In this position, you will lead a team of Development Relationship Officers with a shared goal of increasing involvement in the campaign to grow impact in community through increased revenue. The position is also responsible for managing Major Gifts, Direct Mail, Sponsorships, Affinity Groups and Donor and Volunteer Relationship Management.

Experience

The ideal candidate has a post-secondary degree with three to five years of progressive experience in fundraising, project management, business development, professional sales or a related environment.

Competencies /Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to relate to different levels of stakeholders, interpreting complex programs and ideas to a varied audience.
  • A high degree of self-motivation, leadership and ability to exceed in a team environment. In addition, you bring the ability to motivate, coach, advise and support team members and volunteers
  • Proven ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines
  • A hands-on team player
  • Strong strategic planning and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including presentation/public speaking skills.
  • Ability to take initiative to ensure results

Knowledge/Technical Skills

Competencies which may be evaluated during the interview process include:

  • Talent Management & People Development – Builds and leads a diverse team that enables the organization to succeed.
  • Planning & Execution – Establishes effective and efficient processes and that aligns department priorities with organization goals.
  • Generates Revenue - Results driven with a relentless focus on gaining the resources to support United Way Halifax’s mission and community impact strategic objectives.
  • Strategic Relationship Builder - Develops and maintains strategic relationships that generate the resources necessary to support the organization’s mission.
  • Effective and Engaging Communicator - Effective and passionate communicator, articulating the United Way message in a way that inspires others to act in service to the organization and community.
  • Embracing & Managing Change - Champions and facilitates change to ensure long-term community sustainability. He/she adapts successfully to changing needs while maintaining positive relationships with all constituents, internal and external.
  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative - Creatively seeks new opportunities to generate revenue and other resources that add greater value to the organization and the community.
  • Extensive experience working with Microsoft Office applications
  • Solid understanding of fundraising and/or relationship management software

For further information please contact Evelyn Barkhouse, Chief Operating Officer, United Way Halifax. Please note that a valid driver’s license and vehicle is required for this position.

Confidential applications may be sent electronically or by mail to:

Ms. Evelyn Barkhouse, Chief Operating Officer

United Way Halifax
46 Portland Street, 7th Floor Royal Bank Building
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 1H4
Email: 
Fax: 902-423-6837

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017

We thank all applicants in advance but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  

Position Title:    Homelessness and Housing Facilitator

Reports To:        Manager, Partnerships and Community Development

Background

Founded in 1925, United Way Halifax has a long history of making our city a better place to live. We envision our city to be united by compassion, rich in opportunity and free from poverty. Priority areas of focus for our community impact are an Anti-Poverty Strategy, Homelessness and Affordable Housing and Inclusive Communities.  In this work we fund a network of community agencies and partner with municipal, provincial, federal, non-profit and private sector organizations.

The Community Impact team has overall responsibility for the organization’s investment in community. The scope of work for this team includes community consultation and learning (gathering input and research we use to understand needs), building partnerships (seeking opportunities for us to partner and fund programs and initiatives to drive change), and investment and evaluation (develop best practice to monitor and evaluate our impact so we can continuously improve and demonstrate value to our donors).

Overall Purpose of this Role

The key objectives for the Homelessness and Housing Facilitator is to steward and ensure a successful implementation of a multi sector shared homelessness and affordable housing strategy that is being developed and implemented for HRM. A key aspect of this role is facilitating communication and relationship-building with community partners (Housing and Homelessness Partnership) and key stakeholders (community, funders, and organizations from all sectors).

Education and Experience

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree and experience in human services, social work, community development or other relevant fields. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  Lived experience or service provision experience in the area of Housing and Homelessness considered an asset.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • A high degree of self-motivation, leadership and ability to exceed in both team environments and independently. In addition, you bring an ability to motivate, coach, advise and support team members and volunteers.
  • A demonstrated ability to coordinate and motivate community volunteers
  • Experience working with community and diverse partners at multiple levels towards measurable results.
  • A thorough understanding of current social policy issues and trends in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Canada related to housing and homelessness.
  • Practical understanding of Collective Impact to effect community and system level change.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills - manage multiple tasks, set own goals and establish priorities in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills and problem solving ability. Demonstrated presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Comfort working through ambiguity.

What Do You Do Now?

If you meet the criteria and are a dynamic and determined individual with a passion and desire to support United Way’s vision for Halifax, we would like to hear from you! Please send your cover letter stating why you wish to work at United Way Halifax along with a resume.

Confidential applications may be sent electronically or by mail to:

Ms. Evelyn Barkhouse, Chief Operating Officer

United Way Halifax
46 Portland Street, 7th Floor Royal Bank Building
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 1H4
Email: 
Fax: 902-423-6837

Applications will be accepted until April 4, 2017

We thank all applicants in advance, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Position Title:    Active Living Coordinator (21hours per week)

Initiative:            Try Do

Reports To:        Anti-Poverty Facilitator, Community Impact

Background

Founded in 1925, United Way Halifax has a long history of making our city a better place to live. We envision our city to be united by compassion, rich in opportunity and free from poverty. Priority areas of focus for our community impact are an Anti-Poverty Strategy, Homelessness and Affordable Housing and Inclusive Communities.  In this work we fund a network of community agencies and partner with municipal, provincial, federal, non-profit and private sector organizations.

Try Do is a health promotion initiative focused on healthy eating and active living in the Halifax region. This initiative was created in 2015 through the merger of the United Way Halifax Healthy Living Strategy, Stepping Up Physical Activity Strategy, and Thrive! Halifax. And is hosted by United Way Halifax. The scope of work includes community consultation and learning, facilitation, building partnerships, investment and evaluation.

Overall Purpose for this Role

The key objectives for the Active Living Coordinator is to create and inspire health promotion through the Try Do initiative to ensure Halifax achieves a culture of Healthy Living.

Education and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree and experience in human services, recreation, community development or other relevant fields. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Required Skills and Competencies
  • A high degree of self-motivation, leadership and ability to exceed in both team environments and independently.
  • Experience working with community and diverse partners at multiple levels towards measurable results
  • A thorough understanding of the application of population health concepts, health promotion and community development related to Physical Activity
  • A thorough understanding of current social policy issues and trends in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Canada related to physical activity
  • Practical understanding of Collective Impact to effect community and system level change.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills - manage multiple tasks, set own goals and establish priorities in a timely manner.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills and problem solving ability. Demonstrated presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Comfort working through ambiguity.

What Do You Do Now?

If you meet the criteria and are a dynamic and determined individual with a passion and desire to support Try Do’s vision for Halifax, we would like to hear from you! Please send your cover letter stating why you wish to work at United Way Halifax along with a resume.

Confidential applications may be sent electronically or by mail to:

Ms. Evelyn Barkhouse, Chief Operating Officer

United Way Halifax
46 Portland Street, 7th Floor Royal Bank Building
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y 1H4
Email: 
Fax: 902-423-6837

Applications will be accepted until April 4st, 2017

We thank all applicants in advance, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.