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Support Specialist, Community Relations

THE GREAT-WEST LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY (THE)

Winnipeg, MB, CANADA

Administrative and Clerical

As the first point of contact in Community Relations, this role represents the corporate citizenship and community relations policies and practices of the broader corporation to its stakeholders. The incumbent is responsible and accountable for general office management, front line coordination, and senior administrative support for Community Relations. General responsibilities include responding to enquiries, financial management and reporting of the department’s operational and corporate donations budgets, timely triaging of incoming requests from internal and external stakeholders, and administration of a specialized Community Relations data base.

 

Accountabilities

 

  • Communicating funding decisions, co-ordinating sponsorship benefits and arranging appropriate company representation at community functions
  • Management and development of the Community Relations department operating/expense budget, monthly monitoring, expense reconciliation and variance reporting
  • Annual allocation and budgeting, cheque processing, and monthly monitoring and reconciliation of national and community-based donations and sponsorships  
  • Preparation of charitable and business expense tax receipts
  • Respond to all department correspondence and enquiries, including positioning funding decisions
  • Database management and reporting using Excel and grant management software
  • Administer comprehensive records and file management coupled with general department operations
  • Organize department travel arrangements and related expenses, along with timely and accurate coordination of communication tactics (e.g. logo treatments, signage)
  • Coordination of sponsor benefits as assigned (e.g. complimentary tickets and staff incentives) and arranges for appropriate company representation at community functions as assigned

 

Qualifications and Competencies

 

  • Bachelor degree or business-related community college diploma in Business or Office Administration, Finance, or equivalent relevant experience.  
  • Minimum of two or more years’ relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of community relations programs and broader corporate social responsibility values
  • Exceptional organizational skills; ability to manage competing and changing priorities, heavy workload, and demands.
  • Proven office skills and exceptional financial and budget management using spreadsheets, databases and grant management software.
  • Maturity and sound judgment; ability to anticipate situations, to influence positive outcomes,
  • Proven ability to recognize and handle confidential financial and sensitive information, with integrity and without compromise.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently, in teams, and in support roles.
  • We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.

 

We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.

 

Discover your opportunity….

 

Apply with cover letter and resume today!

 

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of 12 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

 

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

 

 Candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

About THE GREAT-WEST LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY

Great-West Life has been helping Canadians develop their financial security plans for 125 years. As one of the nation’s leading insurers, we serve over 12 million Canadians and are invested in making positive contributions in communities across the country.

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer, with interests in life insurance and health insurance, investment, retirement savings and reinsurance business, primarily in Canada and Europe. 

As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we offer our employees competitive compensation and benefits, superior professional development and training and a supportive workplace committed to wellness and work-life balance.

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What it's like to work at THE GREAT-WEST LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY

Be Yourself

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Get Involved

Building relationships is at the root of our success. We’re actively involved in the communities where we live and work, building stronger communities together. Partnering with the United Way and other organizations, we provide opportunities for our employees to positively contribute to their communities, supporting education, health, the arts, social services and more.

Benefits & Perks

Competitive total rewards

We offer a comprehensive total rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive and flexible benefit programs.
  • The opportunity for employees to buy or trade vacation days.
  • A share purchase plan, pension plan, group RRSP and discounted home and car insurance.
  • Additional insurance and home mortgages at discounted rates.
Grow with us

We believe in continuous learning. We’ll support your personal and professional development, and there are a wide range of career opportunities available. In addition to on-the-job training, employees have access to a variety of resources to further develop their skills, including financial support to enroll in industry-related courses.

Be healthy

Supporting employees’ health inside and outside the office is one of our top priorities.

We offer health benefits such as a wellness account, on-site fitness centre in some locations and social sporting events. We also support workplace mental health initiatives that further the work of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace.

Support Specialist, Community Relations, THE GREAT-WEST LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY (THE), Winnipeg, MB, CANADA