At United Way of Calgary and Area, we believe that united, we make the biggest difference. We’re strongest when we come together to improve local lives and communities—and when we come together as a team, we passionately propel our mission forward. We’re currently looking for a Communications Advisor to the CEO, President’s Office.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Communications Advisor is responsible for producing all communication material for the CEO, coordinating, and developing consistent briefing materials, coordinating communication opportunities, and supporting the CEO at events. They will collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders and partners to ensure the CEO is fully supported in all communication activities. This position is primarily a writing role, and will provide support in the areas of communication, research, and writing, ensuring the voice and message of the CEO is always incorporated.

The ideal candidate must be an energetic self-starter who brings a creative, storytelling approach with a keen eye to strategy. They must also demonstrate an ability to develop high quality and compelling messaging for the CEO and have an uncompromising eye for attention to detail. This individual must display discretion, with the ability to work with highly confidential information.

If you are passionate about your community, aspire to make an impact, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and want to make a difference, then we’re looking for you

What you will do

  • In alignment with the organizational communications strategy, develop and implement an integrated and strategic communications plan for the President’s office that advances United Way’s mission, strategy, and brand.
  • Conduct environmental scans and assess current trends to identify opportunities for the President’s office that advances United Way’s mission and builds the President’s reputation in the community.
  • Manage and grow the CEO’s social media presence and accounts, in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications team.
  • Manage media requests for the CEO in partnership with the Communications and PR team.
  • Assess and manage internal Communications vehicles, opportunities, and issues for the office of the CEO, including communications from the President to all staff.
  • Write and manage all public facing speeches and speaking engagements for the CEO, including gathering facts, briefing notes, and presentations as required. 
  • Work closely with Marketing and Communications teams to ensure strategic approach to CEO’s involvement in all corporate and public events. 
  • Proactively identify and clearly articulate complex issues, including risk assessment and identification, and formulate recommendations that will work for a variety of audiences. 
  • Work closely with CEO in developing Board materials including speaking notes, President’s reports and Board updates.
  • Collaborate regularly with the CEO and provide communication advice that reflects an understanding of their business and leadership style, balanced against organizational culture and corporate brand.
  • Staff the CEO at internal and external events and engagements.

What you will bring


  • Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or advertising or a combination of related education and experience.
  • Minimum 7 years of writing experience with demonstrated experience writing at an executive level. 


  • Ability to translate complex concepts into easily understood language that resonates and connects with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to take initiative and to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple and diverse projects while meeting project deadlines in order to keep projects on track.
  • Embraces change and is highly adaptable, with the ability to go in a new direction as information evolves.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player with diverse groups.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • High degree of integrity, showing discretion in dealing with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Experience writing for, and working in, a non-profit environment is an asset.

United, we make the biggest difference

United Way is a not-for-profit organization that has played a vital role in our community for over 80 years. As a social impact organization, our mission is clear: we mobilize communities for the common purpose of working together to create lasting social change.

In addition to meaningful work where you can have an impact, United Way also offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, a hybrid work environment, and flexible working hours.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Culture

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and respected, and that reflects the diverse community we serve. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, and abilities to apply. If you require accommodation at any stage of the hiring process, please let us know.

Our Commitment to Health and Safety

At United Way we are committed to protecting our team, our clients, and the community we serve by providing a safe and healthy workplace. We will follow all health and safety guidelines in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Alberta and Alberta Health Services guidelines.

To Apply

Send cover letter with salary expectations, and resume (PDF) by 4 pm March 15, 2024, to

Subject Line: Communications Advisor to the CEO – Your Name.

To learn more about the United Way of Calgary and the Area, please visit our website at

We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only those being considered will be contacted.

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