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

Thrift Store Manager

November 19, 2021

Duncan, BC

Job Type

Competition #

Ministry Unit/Dept:
Cowichan Valley

Salary Range:
$21.50 to $23.56 per hour

280 Trans Canada Hwy

Posting Expires:
November 30, 2021

Applications Accepted By:
Attn: Ministry Director, Email: [email protected], Mail: 280 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC, V9L 3P9 Please note ‘Thrift Store Manager’ in the subject line of your email


The Store Manager ensures consistent profitability of the store by implementing national and regional standards in sales, customer service, merchandising, marketing, public relations, store staff training, reclamation and product donation flow, transportation, and processing of in store donations.


  • 40 hours per week


  • Directs all operations of the store to meet sales targets and control expenses while maintaining customer service standards
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, recognizes, disciplines and terminates in concert with Territorial/National standards
  • Manages health & safety, labour/employee relations and other related issues at a store level;
  • Plans store layout to attract customers including window displays and merchandise displays, decides on in-store promotions and auctions and keeps abreast of marketing trends by checking competitors’ stock; ensures attractiveness of the store through “Tidy Maintenance”
  • Determines and maintains appropriate inventory levels based on spot checks of the store and reviewing daily sales records
  • Maintains control of inventory by ensuring store donations are retrieved, sorted, and priced appropriately; protects the store from inventory shrinkage by close visual monitoring
  • Establishes and manages in-store budget within guidelines; executes budgetary objectives by attaining sales margins, maintaining staffing cost ratios, and profit objectives as established by the region; ensures nightly sales are deposited into the appropriate financial institution
  • Analyzes store financial statements and strategizes appropriate action to attain financial goals, monitoring the cost of goods (i.e., buying products from warehouse, tracking costs associated with product, etc.)
  • Prepares financial and other requested reports to the National and Regional offices (e.g. sales reports, staffing costs, and payroll data)


  • High School Diploma


  • Proven experience in retail management where the focus has been on sales
  • Proven track record of successfully achieving sales targets
  • Proven experience in managing staff and in staff selection

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to function as member of a team
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to operate POS System
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects – 35 lbs
  • Ability to bend, lift, twist, pull and push heavy objects
  • Must be able to work flexible work hours including days, evenings, and weekends
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and use of the Internet
  • Valid Driver’s License and have own transportation
  • Must submit to and clear a Criminal record check
  • Must submit to and clear The Salvation Army’s Internal Child Abuse Registry


PREFERRED SKILLS/capabilities:

  • Thrift Store and/or Retail store management experience is preferred.

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

  • Background check consent.
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening.
  • A clean driver’s 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.

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