We're hiring an Interim Executive Director

Job Description:

The mission for United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador (UWNL) is “to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action”. For 15+ years and from St. John’s, all the way to Nain, UWNL has played a role in reducing poverty, providing opportunities for youth, and servicing initiatives aimed at making our communities vibrant and inclusive.

UWNL is currently accepting resumes for an Interim Executive Director (thirteen-month maternity leave contract). Reporting to the UWNL Board of Directors (Board) the ideal applicant would have experience in fundraising, operations, human resources, marketing, communications, financial management, as well as leading and coaching teams.

This position is located in St. John’s, NL. This position is full-time, thirteen-month contractual, commencing in June of 2021.

UWNL offers a fair and comprehensive compensation package.


Essential Job Functions:


Operations and Management
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors to promote a clear vision and implement the strategic plan to guide the organization;
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organization;
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the organization’s activities;
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board as appropriate;
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile;
  • Business development and relationship management;
  • Operational planning and management;
  • Financial planning and management;
  • Campaign management which includes directing and participating in the development of campaign strategies, campaign committee and annual goal setting;
  • Guides and implements marketing and communications strategies and plans for UWNL
  • Directs and facilitates the Community Investment Committee processes with regards to the Community Fund;
  • Directs and facilitates community relations/advocacy in conjunction with the Board;
  • Leads strategic conversations about event management and provide guidance and assistance accordingly.


Supervisory, Human Resources Management and Organizational Governance
  • Provides leadership, directs, and support to regional UWNL staff;
  • Foster effective team work with the UWNL staff;
  • Attains and utilizes in-depth knowledge of organizational human resource policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the UWNL;
  • Articulates the UWNL philosophy, mission and vision to the public;
  • Supports the Board and the region with employee requests, labour relations issues and other requests as needed.



Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Completion of a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree from an accredited college, technical institute or university in a relevant discipline, and/or equivalent experience with ongoing professional development;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a leadership role, with focus in non-profit organizations;
  • Experience in managing and supervising a staff of 3+ employees;
  • Overseeing organizational operations and advising a board of directorson organizational activities and planning;
  • Experience in overseeing organizational operations and advising a board of directorson organizational activities and planning;
  • Budgetary planning, implementation and reporting;
  • Fundraising/revenue development and campaign management experience would be an asset;
  • Marketing and communications, and event planning management experience;
  • Demonstrated communications experience including public speaking, media relations, social media, report writing and other areas of corporate communications; and,
  • Experience in group facilitation



Knowledge, Skills, & Attributes:

  • Strong knowledge of leadership, project, financial, marketing and communications, human resource, management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations;
  • Leadership, planning, management, superior time management and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, health coverage;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet project deadlines with a high degree of accuracy;
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Superior computer software programs;  and
  • Proven initiative and attention to detail.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.


UWNL is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply directly to this job posting with a cover letter, resume/CV, and at least two (2) professional references. For questions regarding the position, please feel free to email Katie.Greene@nl.unitedway.ca. While UWNL appreciates all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


Deadline for UWNL to receive completed application package is 5:00 pm (NL Time) April 9, 2021.


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