Community Impact Strategist, Children and Youth

United Way of Calgary and Area

Permanent, Full-time At United Way of Calgary and Area, we believe that united, we make the biggest difference. We’re strongest when we come together to improve local lives and communities—and when we come together as a team, we passionately propel our mission forward. We’re currently looking for a Community Impact Strategist, Children and Youth to join our dynamic Community Impact team.

Reporting to the Manager of Children and Youth Initiatives, the Community Strategist, Children and Youth, is responsible for leading strategy development and implementation in the children and youth environment, along with supporting community investments in the area of children and youth. If you are passionate about your community, aspire to make an impact, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and want to make a difference, then we’re looking for you What you will do Lead Strategy development and Implementation of our expanding role in the early childhood space, ensuring it is responsive to the needs in the community Build strong partnerships with organizations in the child and youth environment, which may include levels of local government communities Offer recommendations, and support the alignment and integration of Children and Youth investments Organizational expertise and leadership Community leadership and linkages to the implementation of strategic children and youth initiatives Leadership of internal children and youth projects Provide recommendations regarding investments, engagement, policies, and system change issues focusing on impact Financial oversight of children and youth investments Support the work at various tables (including but not limited to committees, councils, community of practice), both as a participant and convener What you will bring Experience: Minimum bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, education, or a relevant field of study preferred Minimum 5 years leadership role experience (coordination, supervisory and administrative) in the Early Childhood field Strong facilitation skills in adult learning environments Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including local and provincial community partners, youth and families, and senior leaders across multiple organizations, both virtually and in-person. Non-profit sector: 3 Years (preferred) Attributes: Experience in project management Budgeting skills and experience Excellent communication (written & verbal) and interpersonal skills Proven leadership and management skills in a collaborative and inclusive team environment Experience organizing and or leading committees/tables would be an asset Stay abreast of research, best practices, and emerging concerns in the children and youth sector Experience in Early Childhood Literacy would be considered an asset Natural self-starter and comfortable in ambiguity Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office 365 suite of software, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Teams United, we make the biggest difference United Way is a not-for-profit organization that has played a vital role in our community for over 80 years.

As a social impact organization, our mission is clear: we mobilize communities for the common purpose of working together to create lasting social change. In addition to meaningful work where you can have an impact, United Way also offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, a hybrid work environment, and flexible working hours. Our Commitment to an Inclusive Culture We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and respected, and that reflects the diverse community we serve.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, and abilities to apply. If you require accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please let us know. Our Commitment to Health and Safety At United Way we are committed to protecting our team, our clients, and the community we serve by providing a safe and healthy workplace.

We will follow all health and safety guidelines in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Alberta and Alberta Health Services guidelines. To Apply Send cover letter with salary expectations, and resume (PDF to hrcalgaryunitedway.org by July 17th at 4pm. Subject Line: Community Impact Strategist, Children and Youth – Your Name.

To learn more about the United Way of Calgary and the Area, please visit our website at www.calgaryunitedway.org. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only those being considered will be contacted.