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 leading a project team? Then you will thrive in this position which involves coordinating and executing The Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Program which provides donated toys to children. It includes program coordination, communication and supervision of staff and volunteers.

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:

  • Leading and managing the Christmas Program within the mission and values of The Salvation Army
  • Implementing program components and providing program and administrative direction
  • Coordinating program communications (written, phone and email)
  • Ensuring all donations are received, recorded, disbursed and secured/stored as per policies and guidelines
  • Attending all internal meetings, as required
  • Completing documentation including evaluations, statistics, weekly/monthly reports and the annual outcome report
  • Reacting quickly and appropriately to problems; following up in a timely manner to issues that are not immediately resolvable
  • Recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, and supervising employees and volunteers for the Christmas Program


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (An equivalent combination of education, training & experience may be accepted.)
  • At least 3 years of related experience, including working with volunteers and marginalized people, as well as working knowledge of inventory control & marketing/public relations. Project and/or event management experience is an asset.
  • Experience scheduling and supervising more than five staff
  • Thrives on getting results despite a large workload, competing demands and working in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective oral/written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Access, Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Able to lift 40 pounds and stand for long periods at a time
  • Satisfactory Police Information Check, at own expense, and Child Intervention Check
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR certificate, valid Driver’s License and 3 year Driver’s Abstract
  • Desire to support the mission of the Salvation Army, as well as work in a compassionate and non-judgmental mannerExpected last date of employment is January 24, 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 in the subject line of your application.
  • Temporary Full Time position – Until November 4 and after December 14, works Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Starting November 4 until December 14, works Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm plus Saturdays 9:30am to 1:00pm.

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.

Imagine Canada Standards - Accredited

Related Jobs