Investment Support Coordinator

Job Advertisement: Investment Support Coordinator
Position details: Permanent Full-Time, Designated Position
Application Deadline: September 22, 2021

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United Way Halifax deeply values equity and is committed to ensuring our staff community reflects the diversity of the wider community and recognizes that increasing the diversity of our staff aligns with our commitment to equity and inclusion. This position is designated for persons of African Nova Scotian Descent. You must clearly identify in your cover letter and self-identify during  the application process, to be considered.

United Way Halifax is a donor-funded, community building organization and a local leader in poverty solutions. We believe everyone has the right to belong, have a home and live a good life. We  have a long history in Halifax and are part of a national movement that is tackling social issues by harnessing Canadians’ love for their communities.

We are advocates, partners, facilitators, funders, continuous learners, and experts in poverty solutions. United Way Halifax raises funds to support community organizations, partnerships focused on systemic issues, and our own initiatives related to issues of poverty, housing and homelessness, and inclusion. United Way Halifax is working toward changing 50,000 lives and achieving the vision of a Halifax that is united by compassion, rich in opportunity, and free of poverty.

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, and compassion, we provide a supportive and flexible work environment filled with opportunity, support, and laughter.

Reporting to the Community Sector & Investment Manager, the Investment Support Coordinator is responsible for supporting United Way’s financial and capacity building investments in community. The Investment Support Coordinator will work across the organization to support relationships, collective investment efforts, communication, impact measurement and reporting. In this role, you will:

  • Support all aspects of the funding process including communications, supporting applicants, recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers, reviewing applications and supporting documents, completing site visits, maintaining accurate and detailed documentation, and ensuring measurement and reporting is complete.
  • Maintain a deep knowledge and understanding of United Way’s community impact work, strategies, and the issues impacting community.
  • Build and support relationships with community leaders and non-profit and grassroots organizations to recommend changes to/or development of funding and capacity building initiatives supporting African Nova Scotian and peoples of African Descent led organizations.
  • Drive sector capacity building in collaboration Community Sector & Investment Manager by participating in agency check-in calls and coordinating the annual agency gathering.

Our ideal candidate is a strong relationship builder and communicator with an understanding of social policy issues, including poverty, housing and homelessness, and inclusion with a particular focus on issues that affect African Nova Scotians. The candidate is self-motivated, diligent, caring, and excited to build up their experience and adaptability.

Ideal experience, skills and competencies include at least three-years of progressive experience working with community-based or non-profit organizations. Strong facilitation, problem-solving, and technical skills are required. The ability to absorb large amounts of detailed information and manage complex portfolios in a changing environment is required.

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. 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 September 22, 2021, 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.


Working with us

Our staff are a diverse, committed team, dedicated to their community and to our values of trust, respect, compassion, adaptability, and collaboration. 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.