Assistant Christmas Toy Program Coordinator ( Temporary Full Time- Hours vary)

The Salvation Army Alberta
August 12, 2019
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Job Type
Commensurate with experience
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Employee Relations Department Email: OR Fax: 403-410-1103 OR Mail: Employee Relations, Centre of Hope, 420 – 9th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T2G-0R9
Closing date
August 26 2019
Street Address
Community Services (Calgary) Warehouse, #14, 4420 - 75 Ave. SE


Mission and Values Statement

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 130 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination.

There are four core values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda Territory.

Hope:              We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service:           We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity:           We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship:   We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

For more than 150 years, The Salvation Army has been serving and meeting the needs of people who are experiencing life challenges that leave them vulnerable and marginalized.  Its powerful mission and core values are what attract people to join the organization to further its work. Every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army.

Are you energetic, self-motivated and enjoy coordinating a project? Then you will thrive in this position which involves coordinating The Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Program which provides donated toys to children.

Here's what we have to offer you:

  • Rewarding work where you know you are making a difference to the lives of men in the community
  • Being part of an international organization doing important work worldwide


Here's how you will contribute to the program:

  • Assisting with supervising, training and scheduling of volunteers, to ensure optimum coverage
  • Assisting with all aspects of toy hamper inventory, packing, storage, picking up and receipting of toy donations
  • Assisting with planning and execution of volunteer recognition event
  • Facilitating smooth operation of the Warehouse in the absence of the Christmas Toy Program Coordinator
  • Ensuring the warehouse is clean, tidy, and safe at all times
  • Monitoring toy recalls
  • Performing other related duties that interface with program objectives and the mission of The Salvation Army


Here are highlights of the requirements you need to get an interview:

  • Mature self-starter requiring minimum supervision
  • Minimum of Grade 12 and experience in working with volunteers, warehouse processing, goods distribution and lifting guidelines
  • Current government approved Standard First Aid/CPR certificate
  • Satisfactory Police Information Check and Child Intervention Check
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Access and Outlook
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-organized multi-tasker who enjoys and works well in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to lift 40 pounds
  • Forklift license is an asset
  • Desire to support the mission of the Salvation Army, work in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner. Expected last date of employment is January 17, 2020. View our website to learn more about this and other programs we offer:
  • We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
  • Please include competition number CP080719(A) in the subject line of your application.
  • Temporary Full Time position – Until October 18 and after December 14, works Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00 pm. Starting October 18 until December 14, works Monday to Friday 2:30pm to 9:30pm plus Saturdays 12:30pm to 9:30pm.

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. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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 accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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