Community Investment Team Member

Looking for a great way to learn more about yourself while you learn more about important issues in our community? Consider joining the Community Investment Committee with United Way of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo.

The Community Investment Committee is key to ensuring the United Way Community Fund is being carefully invested and managed throughout our network of agency partners.

The Community Investment Committee (CIC) of United Way is a process by which community volunteers review Agency Funding Requests; volunteers make funding recommendations based on visits to agencies, interviews and a careful review of each agency submission.

Recommendations are submitted to the United Way Board of Directors for approval.

The Community Investment Committee has been broken into four Agency Support Teams to encourage more thorough interaction, this is one step the United Way is taking to ensure we are moving toward our Community Impact goal of strengthening the capacity of nonprofits. The goal of each team is to review & address issues such as board development, United Way funded programs, reporting to United Way, communication, and any other developments that may arise.

In keeping with our commitment to engage local residents in the community investment process, volunteers are recruited from both the public and private sector and the community at large with a focus on engaging people from all demographics in the region. United Way staff provides volunteers with the documentation and technical assistance to make informed and sound decisions.

Volunteers are asked to contribute up to 30 hours a year, with the majority of hours taking place over a ten week period from late November to the end of February. The remaining hours will be scheduled throughout the year to review quarterly reports and occasionally meet with an agency that requires interaction during the funded year.

  • The volunteer commitment is a minimum of one year (Approximately 8-10 meetings throughout the year)
  • Knowledge of the social profit sector and the programs being offered within the community is considered an asset
  • Ability to review all applications to ensure applicants are eligible for funding
  • Interview all agencies appointed to your Agency Support Team
  • Evaluate applying agencies
  • Ability to work among a team
  • Have a passion to the betterment of our community
  • Collaborate with your Agency Support Team to mutually decide on a funding recommendation for each agency
  • Meet on a quarterly basis to review agency reporting
  • Please note that we do provide all of our Community Investment Volunteers with a Volunteer Orientation so you can learn more and make sure this is the right fit for you.
*We are currently operating virtual at this time in response to the pandemic therefore a computer with operational camera and microphone is required for this role*

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