Koats for Kids Associate (term) Job at United Way Winnipeg – Winnipeg, MB

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Term opportunity, September 7, 2022 to January 28, 2023

Share the warmth and your passion for community with Koats for Kids

Each year, Koats for Kids collects and distributes over 6,000 winter coats, ski pants, boots, hats, mitts and scarves to children and families in Winnipeg, free of charge. The Koats for Kids Associate is a member of United Way Winnipeg’s Engagement Initiatives team and is responsible for working closely with United Way Winnipeg staff, program partners, volunteers, stakeholders and recipients to collect, process and distribute donations in a timely manner.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Engagement Initiatives, this role will:

Work collaboratively with the Koats for Kids Manager to:
Orient, train and support volunteers

Build strong relationships with schools, community-based organizations, daycares and other groups that access the program

Coordinate the flow of inventory between partners

Coordinate the delivery of completed orders to local schools, daycares and community-based organizations

Respond to phone and email inquiries

Launder donations and fill orders of winter outerwear

Build strong relationships with staff, volunteers and partners to ensure that all stakeholders have meaningful experiences that lead them to be confident and passionate ambassadors of United Way of Winnipeg


You possess energy and enthusiasm, an ability to think broadly and address details, strong communication and writing skills, and a commitment to strengthening our city. You also have:

Availability to work Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the ability to flex hours as needed

Experience working with volunteers in a not-for-profit setting

Strong time management skills combined with excellent attention to detail and the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously

Ability to learn, thrive and problem-solve in a dynamic, fast-paced, changing environment

Engaging and outgoing personality combined with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to take initiative and demonstrate imagination and resourcefulness

Comfortable with technology (Outlook, Word, Excel); familiarity with Shopify is an asset

A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Must be able to lift and carry items up to 40 lbs

United Way Winnipeg is committed to achieving and maintaining a workforce that reflects the demographics of the communities we serve. Applicants are encouraged to self-declare.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. Individuals applying for employment with United Way Winnipeg may request accommodations at all stages of recruitment and employment from Human Resources. All information received as it relates to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Interested, qualified candidates are encouraged to Apply. Please include a cover letter and resume with your application.

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