Information Technology Officer

Job advertisement: Information Technology Officer
Position details: Permanent; Full-time
Application deadline: May 24, 2022

United Way Halifax is a for-impact organization that brings donors, volunteers, and partners together to create lasting social change. We believe everyone matters and deserves to belong, be safe, and live a life of their choosing. To help, United Way Halifax alleviates and reduces local poverty by funding, partnering, convening, and advocating for solutions.

The staff at United Way Halifax takes pride in bringing people together who have a range of experience, talents, and backgrounds. Our staff share a passion for the place we call home and bring many different skills and strengths to the work we do. Guided by our values of respect, trust, collaboration, adaptability, compassion, and equity, we provide a supportive and flexible work environment filled with opportunity, support, and laughter.

Reporting to the Director, Finance & Technology, the Information Technology Officer is responsible for the development, use and maintenance of online workplace campaigns, business applications, databases, network, and the general information technology environment. The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Guide and support development and use online campaign platforms, CRM, and other business applications.
  • Input data and manage data quality in CRM and online campaign platforms.
  • Create reports (Data Mining Operations) to support day-to-day business operations.
  • Work with IT service suppliers to support user management, applications, and network configuration.
  • Provide user training and develop training materials, such as cybersecurity, Sharepoint, and other platforms.
  • Perform and/or assist in other IT/system related projects, such as system upgrade and system migration.

Our ideal candidate can think creatively, work independently, and proactive solve problems within short timeframes. In addition, they are an engaged team player with an orientation toward service delivery and support with both internal and external partners. They are keen to learn and have a demonstrated ability to adapt in changing environments.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Information Technology related diploma/degree, or a combination or relevant work and education experience.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with a specific focus on Excel.
  • Working knowledge of database administration.
  • Experience in general information technology environments, such as network systems, security, and programming.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

United Way Halifax is committed to a comprehensive compensation package including salary, pension contribution, health and dental benefits, generous vacation time, professional development and training, flexible work hours and location, and parking/transit pass. The starting salary for this position is $45,000 per year. If you have questions about the role or compensation package, please contact Lucy Hulford at or 902-461-3064.

If this sounds like you, let us know by sharing your resume and cover letter outlining why United Way Halifax and this role could be the right fit for you. Submit your application to by May 24, 2022, at 11:59pm (AST).

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs in advance of the assessment.

United Way Halifax deeply values equity and is committed to ensuring our staff community reflects the diversity of the wider community. We welcome applications from African Nova Scotian people, Indigenous peoples, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, persons of varied sexual and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. United Way Halifax seeks to maintain its commitment to inclusion and equity and recognizes that increasing the diversity of our staff supports this objective.

United Way Halifax is committed to providing a working environment that makes our employees, volunteers, and community safe. Our community to the community means that we must maintain a workplace free of hazards and infectious disease such as COVID-19. As such, United Way Halifax requires all personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19.


Working with us

Our staff are a diverse, committed team, dedicated to their community and to our values of trust, respect, compassion, adaptability, collaboration, and equity. We’re dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive workplace, opportunities for professional development and growth, and meaningful work that makes a difference in our community. Like a family, we celebrate each other’s milestones and pitch in to help one another when all hands are needed.

If you share our values and are looking for a career where you can help changes lives every day, join us! We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including those in need of accommodations.