Labour Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
United Way of Greater Victoria
  • Fundraising / Giving
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Victoria & Island - Victoria
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-05-082019-06-05

This position is a direct report to the Director, Donor & Partner Relations (DDPR) with additional reporting responsibilities to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for activities related to Labour and Government which may have strategic impact.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

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

The LC is an appointed member of the Victoria Labour Council (VLC) executive and 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 also identify opportunities for UWGV leadership to connect with VLC and other committees and organizations as relevant to UWGV.


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop/document training and curriculum for volunteer groups
  • Friendly, outgoing with excellent listening and relationship management skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent team, leadership and volunteer supervisory skills
  • Passionate about the donor experience
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings and training
  • Strong presentation and training skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Consistent attention to detail, accuracy and quality of work in a fast paced environment
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to deal with the public and committee members in a courteous, tactful, confidential manner
  • Values diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize  work in a high performing culture with an integrated approach in a timely manner
  • Flexible, receptive to change and capable of working independently and as part of a team

Formal Education

  • 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


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within a municipal, provincial, community or non-profit organization. Vancouver Island experience is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within the labour movement locally
  • Must be a union member in good standing affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress
  • Strong community support background.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs especially Excel databases, data entry and other office related software
  • Proven success in the area of Volunteer Management
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience is required

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.

Work Hours

In accordance with Letter of Understanding #2 of the CUPE 50 Collective Agreement

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