Administrative Assistant Position Available

Administrative Assistant

Portage Plains United Way is looking for a  part time Administrative Assistant. This position is a key role for the Portage Plains United Way in the performance of day to day operations & achieving our financial goals.

Primary duties of this position include providing support to Executive Director, office administration, assisting in coordinating & marketing events, fundraising campaign support, volunteer coordination, as well as other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate should have experience working as an administrative assistant and/or have worked at engaging the public. Great attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills are key to being successful in this role. As well strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task is an asset. Proficiency in MS Office and a working knowledge of office equipment is preferred.

Interested candidates can drop off or email their resume with cover letter to:
Office Location: Portage Plains United Way, 20 Saskatchewan Ave E, Portage la Prairie, MB
Closing Date: October 5, 2017

Cowboys & Cocktails Fundraising Social

Portage Plains United Way and ROK Central are excited to be hosting a fundraising social on Saturday, October 7th.
Join us for a great meal by Bills Sticky Figures, live music by Hicktown, fun games and silent auction prices.
Tickets are on sale now! They can be picked up at the PPUW office at 20 Saskatchewan Ave East.
For more information please call 204-857-4440.

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2017 PPUW Special Events

Hogs & Dogs BBQ – Thursday, June 22, 2017

Canada Day BBQ – Saturday, July 1, 2017

Portage Plains United Way Annual Golf Tournament – Friday, August 11, 2017

Portage Plains United Way 2017 Campaign Kickoff Luncheon – Thursday, September 21, 2017  Tickets available now!

Cowboys & Cocktails – Social Evening with Hicktown – Saturday, October 7, 2017  Tickets available now!

MGEU Spaghetti Lunch – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Portage Plains United Way Shopping Night – Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Community Response Grants

Each year Portage Plains United Way reserves a portion of their fundraising campaign to be used for their Community Response Fund. The Community Response fund is designed to be able to provide funding, additional to our Member Agencies, to other nonprofit organizations, programs, and initiatives in our catchment area.

Grants from the community response fund can be applied for at any time of the year and are available for up to a maximum of $5,000. Applications need to be submitted to Portage Plains United Way at least 60 days prior to the start of the project.

Key Factors considered for funding are:

  • New & Unique ways to identify and meet community needs
  • Responsive to changing needs and emerging community conditions
  • Community driven for a target population or befits the entire population.

Criteria required for funding includes:

  • Serves a need in the Portage Plains United Way Catchment Area
  • Applicant is a non profit
  • Provides a human and or social service not otherwise duplicated in the community

Click Here for an Application or call our office at 204-857-4440 for more information.