The Salvation Army B.C. Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries                                    


                September 23, 2020            
                                        Vancouver, Canada                                    
            Job Type
                                    Full-time (Contract)
                                    British Columbia
            Interested applicants must respond in writing to
            Closing date
                                    October 15, 2020                            
            Street Address
                                    3213 Fraser St                            



Contract: Oct. 26th, 2020 to Dec. 24, 2020, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


                        Position Purpose Summary:
Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries organizes The Salvation Army Boundless Vancouver Christmas Toy Shop for children and families. The Christmas Volunteer & Donation Coordinator works with our Boundless Vancouver team to organize our volunteers and coordinate donations for The Christmas Toy Shop and the Christmas Luncheon.
Volunteer Coordination: 

Works in conjunction with and in support of The Christmas Toy Shop by identifying and promoting volunteer opportunities
Recruit, screen, register & orient appropriate volunteers to fill positions
Process necessary paperwork, including Criminal Record Checks and volunteer agreement packages
Deploy volunteers to positions relevant to their interests and skills
Help orientate and supervise volunteers while they are deployed to their positions
Keep thorough records of volunteer information and hours of service for statistical purposes

Donation Coordination: 

Work in conjunction with and in support of the Christmas campaigns, identifying the financial and in-kind donation needs for Christmas distribution
Solicit financial and in-kind donations and correspond in a timely manner with individuals and corporate donors in the community; organize toy drives with companies and organizations in the community
Coordinate drop-off and pick up schedule with donors and driver(s)
Help coordinate with divisional Public Relations team for the Toy Mountain event
Relay donated items to the appropriate personnel for proper storage and distribution
Keep thorough records of donor information and donated items/amounts & maintain a positive relationship with our donors
Perform other duties as assigned



Post-secondary education and work experience in fund-raising, donor relations, public relations


One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience, including experience working in customer service related fields

Required Skills/Knowledge:

Excellent organizational skills
Superior relationship building skills and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels in a confident, collaborative and professional manner
Proven ability to multitask
Be able to work independently; demonstrated self-starter and team player
Excellent verbal communication skills in person and on the phone
Excellent written communication skills
Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office
Ability to learn new software quickly and teach others
Be able to lift up to 30 lbs

PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities: 

Valid BC Driver’s License
Background check consent
A clear vulnerable sector screening
A clean drivers’ abstract
Completion of online Armatus Abuse Prevention Training and required Health and Safety training

Community Ministries Coordinator

November 30, 2021

Kelowna, BC

Job Type

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Kelowna BC

Salary Range:
Pay Band 5

200 Rutland Rd. S.

Posting Expires:
December 15, 2021

Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Donna Thibideau, Email: [email protected], Please indicate ‘Community Ministries Coordinator’ in the subject line of your email.


The Community Ministries Coordinator provides holistic leadership to a limited range of community-based programs in accordance with Salvation Army mission, values and standards.


  • 40 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday (Flexibility will be expected)


  • Serves actively as a member of the management team for the Corps.
  • Ensures that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibility and through personal example.
  • Oversees/supervise the Family Services staff, client assessment, emergency assistance, food distribution, food services, and the intake process.
  • Maintains record keeping and preparation of reports related to resource materials costs, and orders
  • Provides direction and support to all community ministries staff so that they may develop spiritually and to ensure that they work together to achieve the purposes of the organization and enhance the ministries of The Salvation Army.
  • Give oversight to community ministries programs, ensuring ministry objectives are consistently accomplished and that a spiritual focus is applied to all program initiatives.
  • Develops strategies and recommendations for staff and volunteer development, handles recruitment, orientation, performance management and terminations.
  • Assist with Corps Officer with ongoing strategic planning to ensure programming reflects client needs as these may evolve in our changing socioeconomic climate.
  • Provides input in the development and implementation of policies and procedures for Community Ministries programs.
  • Networks with Salvation Army, Government and Community Social service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients and program.
  • May engage and implement a local Emergency Response Plan, assisting with provincial/federal emergencies as required.
  • May coordinate/organize annual donation and fund raising efforts and/or special or seasonal programs (Red Shield Appeal, Christmas Kettle Campaign, Food Drives, Donation Drives, Christmas Hamper, Toy Distribution, Summer Camps, Community Dinners etc.)
  • May provide visibility for The Salvation Army within the community through service club participation, media relations, general public relations, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • The successful job applicant will have completed up to two year of Community College.

NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

The successful applicant will hold/have:

  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • **See precautionary Measures**

Minimum Prior Related Experience:

The incumber must have the following experience before hire:

  • One-three years of prior related experience, including, experience of a variety of social service programs, with some supervisory experience, and experience communicating orally and in writing.

Responsibility for Human Resources:

The incumbent’s responsibility for Human Resources:

  • The incumbent is responsible for the direct supervision of un-supervisory personnel between 2-6 full -time employees, and or volunteers. They have input into discipline, hiring or firing decisions or provides advise and guidance within the established guidelines.

Work Environment:

The incumbent’s work environment is typically in the Family Services, in the community, at a church, at emergency situations and/or in a warehouse.

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Dealing with angry and abusive people
  • Verbal abuse
  • Work schedule affecting lifestyle

Exposure to Hazards:

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate injury or illnesses due to:

  • Physical attacks by others (e.g. violent/aggressive client acting out physically)
  • Moving objects (up to 20-30 pounds)
  • Sharp objects
  • Emergency response situations (fire etc.)
  • Other potentially dangerous situations

Precautionary Measures:

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal Precautions
  • Foodsafe Training
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

To help us with our recruitment effort, please indicate your email/cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.

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