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

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 8:30amto 4:30pm, and 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 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 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 offers opportunities for personal and professional growth in a rewarding career! We offer excellent benefits including free health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, paid sick leave and a great vacation package. We also have a flexible work environment with remote work capability and are a fun and supportive workplace.

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

United Way only accepts resumes via online application, through our website. If you choose to submit your resume by any other means, we cannot guarantee that your application will be considered.

Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal
Contract length: 5 months

Salary: From $20.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking

Flexible language requirement:


Application deadline: 2022-07-17
Expected start date: 2022-09-07

About the Company

Company: United Way Winnipeg –

Company Location:  Winnipeg, MB

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