LABOUR COORDINATOR

Nature and Scope:

The Labour Coordinator is responsible for fundraising and revenue generation, along with helping foster the partnership between United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV) and the Greater Victoria Labour movement. The LC will:

  • Build strong, positive relationships with workplaces which have large unionized employee bases
  • Understand workplace social responsibility positions on human services and community building
  • Develop, implement, and monitor workplace account plans to build and grow support and donations for UWGV
  • Develop strategic plans and delivering operational implementation for labour initiatives
  • Support the government relations plan by identifying issues related to labour and labour leadership

The LC is an appointed member of the Victoria Labour Council (VLC) executive and serves as co-chair of the UWGV Labour Committee. The LC provides monthly UWGV reports to its 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. The LC will identify opportunities for UWGV leadership to connect with VLC and other committees and organizations as relevant.

Accountability:

The LC performs all duties and activities in accordance with the Vision, Mission and Values of UWGV and supports the strategic plan. The LC reports to the Director – Donor & Partner Relations, working independently with a portfolio of assigned accounts and collaborates strategically with an integrated donor relations team to develop overall strategies to maximize labour engagement. The LC works directly with the CEO to assist with the implementation of municipal and provincial government strategies as it pertains to the labour movement.

Skills and Abilities:

The LC has a passion for the donor experience, with an interest in and ability for donor-centric fundraising. Thos position requires an interest in human services and promoting community wellbeing, and values diversity and inclusion.

  • Fundraising: experience with goal setting, donor understanding, and is results-driven
  • Communication: friendly, engaging, with excellent listening and relationship management skills. Ability to interact with the public and committee members in a courteous, tactful, confidential Strong presentation and training skills
  • Flexible: receptive to change and capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Leadership: excellent volunteer supervisory skills, ability to lead and facilitate meetings and training
  • Detail oriented & organized with strong analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work in a high performing culture

Formal Education/Other requirements:

  • Diploma in business, marketing, fundraising, sales, or volunteer management
  • Personal commitment to continuous learning and skill development
  • Must have a valid BC driver’s license

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within a municipal, provincial, community or non-profit organization (Vancouver Island experience preferred)
  • Fundraising or sales -minimum 2 years success (preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within the labour movement locally (preferred)
  • A union member in good standing affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress (preferred)
  • Strong community support background
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs including Excel and word

The United Way of Greater Victoria is a unionized workplace. Salary and benefits for this position are payable in accordance with the CUPE collective agreement.

To apply for this role, please send a resume and cover letter to Janet Tudor: janet.tudor@uwgv.ca

 The above reflects the general details to describe and evaluate the principal functions of the job identified, and shall not be taken as a detailed description of all the work requirements.