Director, Community Impact & Strategic Partnerships

Are you ready for a career that has it all… professional and personal rewards, and an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Are you committed to improving lives and building community within an organization that is committed to authentic Indigenous engagement?

The Director, Community Impact & Strategic Partnerships is responsible for developing and implementing community impact strategies to create community-level change and impact as identified in United Way’s strategic plan.

This is a permanent full-time position is responsible for:

• As part of the senior leadership team providing strategic leadership strategic leadership to ensure organizational success;
• Driving the organization’s community investment strategies;
• Developing partnerships and building relationships with key stakeholders to identify opportunities for community investment, community building and resource development;
• Delivering and telling United Way’s story in an effective manner that resonates with stakeholders and inspires them to take action.
• Providing support for Indigenous cultural awareness and inter-cultural development initiatives both internally and externally; and
• Assisting United Way in identifying and implementing opportunities from the perspective of reconciliation including responding the TRC Calls to Action.

The successful candidate will have:

• a post-secondary degree in a relevant field (or a combination of education and experience);
• 7-10 years of management experience working in the human service sector and/ community engagement and development;
• a strong understanding of Saskatoon and commitment to helping the community;
• demonstrated knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and cultures;
• a proficient ability to cultivate and maintain meaningful professional relationships;
• the ability and desire to engage and mobilize individuals and organizations around social issues in our community and United Way’s mission;
• the ability to develop and execute strategies to meet the organization’s strategic priorities;
• the ability to work individually and as part of a team;
• excellent time management, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills;
• desire to work in a highly collaborative environment; and
• the ability to respect confidentiality and be bonded.

Priority will be given to candidates who have a strong link to the Indigenous community and have a proven track record of meaningful, authentic engagement within this community. Knowledge of the intricate history of Saskatchewan Treaty & Metis relations and the Social Determinants of Health and the impact this has on the local indigenous community is needed. Experience working with volunteers, fundraising and knowledge of United Way systems and procedures is an asset.

United Way of Saskatoon and Area is proud to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and the personal reward of being part of a team devoted to building a community that is great for everyone who lives here.

United Way of Saskatoon and Area encourages applications from individuals within identified equity groups, as defined by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. United Way of Saskatoon and Area relies on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code for this measure.

Qualified candidates should submit their application to:

United Way of Saskatoon and Area
100-506 25th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4A7

Application deadline is October 23, 2017.

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