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United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area

Chief Executive Officer



Job Description

Exciting Career Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer for the new United Way Waterloo Region Communities


As the largest non-governmental supporter of social services in the region, United Way Waterloo Region Communities (UWWRC) is dedicated to creating the opportunities people need to improve their lives and build a better future. Its work is fuelled by ground-breaking research and powerful partnerships, which allow United Way to identify gaps and responsibly mobilize volunteer and financial resources for the most direct impact, effecting positive and lasting change, right here where we all live, work, and raise our families.


You are an inclusive, values-based leader who is deeply motivated to serve your community and to build on your track record of successfully implementing strategic priorities. Throughout your career or your volunteer contributions, you have built trusted relationships with corporate, community, government, and labour leaders. Having worked to address systemic community challenges, you appreciate the complexity of the not-for-profit sector and understand the public policy issues affecting the cities, townships and villages within a similar geographic area. Experienced in interacting with or serving on a volunteer board, you are also a proven fundraising leader and organizational spokesperson.


In this vital and transformational role, you will work with your leadership team to build a new United Way to serve seven communities in Waterloo region drawing on the strong assets, resources and relationships of the existing United Way organizations. You will ensure the sustainable growth of revenues and volunteer resources, and enhance the organization’s capacity to deliver and sustain impact in its community priority areas. This is your opportunity to make a difference by mobilizing the community’s volunteer and financial resources in a common cause of caring.



Ten years work experience as senior executive, five plus years of management experience, preferably in a non-profit organization, fund-raising, commitment to health and human services, and a Bachelor's degree are required. Postgraduate studies desired. Must be willing to relocate to Waterloo region communities in southwestern Ontario. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits.


All responses are confidential. Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume and cover letter by March 12, 2017, outlining experience, education and training to match criteria to: CEOapplications@uwaywrc.orgindicating your interest in the CEO role for United Way Waterloo Region Communities.


About United Way Waterloo Region Communities

United Way Waterloo Region Communities is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in the communities of Waterloo region. These communities share a rich history and reflect the diversity and unique challenges and needs of urban and rural populations. Working in partnership with others, we mobilize people and resources to support a network of agencies that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term.


Diversity & Inclusion

At United Way Waterloo Region Communities, we’re committed to developing an inclusive workplace with deep roots in the communities we serve. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team. Our commitment to excellence in diversity goes further than promoting equity. By incorporating a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and ideas we create opportunities for innovative solutions — and better results that maximize the impact of our work.

Contact Information

United Way Kitchener Waterloo & AreaBarb Binklebbinkle@uwaykw.org5198886100
Posting Date: 23-Feb-2017Executive Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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