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Labour Coordinator

Reporting to: This position is a direct report to the Chief Executive Officer with additional reporting responsibilities to the Director Community Campaign for activities related to operational/strategic support to workplace campaign on labour engagement and initiative.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Job Summary

The Labour Coordinator is accountable for fostering a strong, positive partnership between the Greater Victoria labour movement and United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV) as well as all divisions of the campaign where unions are represented at the workplace. This position is responsible for developing strategic plans and delivering operational implementation for labour initiatives related to strengthening partnerships, raising revenue and furthering the work of United Way. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the CEO in aspects of the government relations plan including identifying issues related to labour and labour leadership and developing position papers connected to the United Way values and work.

The Coordinator is an appointed member of the Victoria Labour Council (VLC) executive and provides monthly United Way reports to the executive and delegates; the incumbent also sits on other committees as required and will consult with and keep the CEO informed on reporting and corresponding needs for further action. The coordinator will also identify opportunities for UW leadership to connect with VLC and other committees and organizations.


Formal Education

  • Diploma in business, marketing, fundraising, sales or, volunteer management, a strong labour and community background. An equivalent combination of education and experience is required
  • Personal commitment to continuous learning and skill development


  • Minimum 3 years experience in a labour position within a municipal, community or non-profit organization.
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with in the labour movement locally
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs especially Excel databases, data entry and other office related software
  • Knowledge of and experience working within the local labour movement
  • Proven success in the area of Volunteer Management

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent team, leadership and volunteer supervisory skills
  • Strong training and facilitation and instructional skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong numeric and analytical skills
  • Consistent attention to detail, accuracy and quality of w
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate initiative, excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities
  • The ability to organize and prioritize work
  • The ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • The skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of local organized labour
  • knowledge of the local voluntary sector with specific understanding of the local UW
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Must be a union member in good standing affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Work Hours:

In accordance with article 16.1 of the CUPE 50 Collective Agreement

Apply to:

Janet Tudor, Director of Operations Janet@uwgv.ca by 4:30 pm July 23, 2017 or until filled.