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

Full Time Community Engagement Assistant

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November 17, 2021

Thunder Bay

Job Type

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Thunder Bay Journey to Life Centre

Salary Range:
$18.85 – $20.66 an hour

545 Cumberland St N

Posting Expires:
November 26, 2021

Applications Accepted By:
Amanda Saville: [email protected]


The Community Engagement Assistant provides support to the Community Engagement Manager in the development and implementation of special event fundraising initiatives. The objective is to broaden the awareness of The Salvation Army through various special events and initiatives developed by the Public Relations Department


Service Responsibilities:

Public Relations & Development:

  • Develop, update and maintain promotional materials for The Salvation Army Thunder Bay, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Assist with the organization and implementation of fundraising and public awareness special events on behalf of The Salvation Army, including but not limited to, the Santa Shuffle, Red Shield Dinner, and the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign
  • Liaise with community contacts as required and seek opportunities to promote fundraising campaigns/special events through public awareness presentations; develop and implement community and special events for community awareness
  • Assist with the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteers for campaigns and events


  • Assist with the completion of all administrative responsibilities associated with campaigns and special events including preparation of bank deposits and donor receipts
  • Assist with the preparation of event/campaign plans, timelines, budgets, and final reports
  • Prepare and maintain reports, correspondence, and other documentation as necessary
  • Communicate regularly providing activity status updates as required by the supervisor and make suggestions to improve efficiency, working conditions and procedures

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all aspects of work are completed in accordance with the principles, standards, and policies and procedures of The Salvation Army Journey to Life Centre.
  • Attend staff meetings as required
  • Ensure that all aspects of work are completed in accordance with the principles, standards, and policies and procedures of The Salvation Army Journey to Life Centre
  • Maintain information in confidence as required
  • Participate as an active and responsible team member
  • Participate in supervision and performance appraisal process
  • Represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training
  • Perform other duties as required


  • This is a full-time permanent position based on 37.5 hours per week
  • Schedule may vary due to the requirements of position responsibilities which may include some work outside of regular schedule, particularly on some weekday evenings and weekends
  • Normal hours of work: 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday with ½ hr. unpaid meal break


  • Completion of 2 or more years of community college, preferable a diploma in marketing or fundraising
  • Membership in professional organizations, resource development, marketing and public relations would be a definite asset (i.e.: CPRS, IABC, CFRE)
  • First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training required or willing to obtain
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered


  • Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience including communications, media/social media and working in the non-profit sector
  • Previous event coordination experience would be an asset


  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • A self-starter with initiative, enthusiasm, and creativity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong graphic design and/or multi-media skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public, professionals and special interest groups.
  • Self-directed with an ability to work cooperatively with other staff, community partners and to create a working climate that is positive and mutually supportive
  • Excellent computer and database skills (Microsoft Office, graphic design/web design; social media); ensuring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to complete assignments and meet deadlines
  • Pleasant and courteous disposition
  • Be able to lift/move more than 20 pounds as required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s license and a copy of a driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry
  • Willing to be immunized for Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis screening
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities



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.


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