Full Time Director of Business

Edmonton Centre of Hope
avril 6, 2021
Edmonton, Canada
Job Type
$73,509 - $91,886 per annum
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Charmaine Jesso: charmaine.jesso@salvationarmy.ca
Closing date
April 13, 2021


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

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.

POSITION PURPOSE SUMMARY: As valued member of the Senior Management team, the Director of Business will have direct responsibility to oversee Edmonton Centre of Hope Finance, Property & Facilities, Central Purchasing and IT in accordance with Government contractual agreements and The Salvation Army standards. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.


Financial, Accounting & Purchasing

  • Develop long and short term strategic, financial and operational plans. Ensure that action plans address all key objectives including Divisional Finance Board and Divisional Executive Board approvals.
  • Develop long term strategic initiatives and action plans for asset management, asset deployment resource allocation and training.
  • Provide financial leadership by developing solutions and recommendations that win approval and are implemented to turnaround shortfalls and deficits; put the organization on a secure and sustainable financial path; leads the annual budgeting process.
  • Recommend the approval of contracts to the Divisional Finance Board.
  • Provide oversight to the Finance Team in preparation of annual external audit, annual funding contract, department/program annual budget and financial variance reports.
  • Ensure all financial reports for funding agencies and Divisional Headquarters are completed and submitted on time.
  • Ensure the management of contracts and leases are up to date and periodical review for irregularities.
  • Ensure all processes relating to central purchasing are properly implemented and follow through.
  • Establish, interpret, develop, implement and evaluate the finance department standards, policies and procedures in line with The Salvation Army standards and regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure the department meets both the internal and external accreditation standards when it is due for accreditation review.


  • Provide direction and oversight to the facilities department to ensure all property repairs and maintenance work are completed within the scheduled timeline and budget.
  • Direct and ensure all facilities inspection and audits are completed within the set timeframe in compliance to building codes and regulations.
  • Provide financial input, capabilities and strategic advice on the viability of major repairs and capital projects work undertaken by the organization to ensure its sustainability and continuous operation.
  • Evaluate and recommend major projects and quotes tendered to the Executive Director for approval
  • Ensure policies and procedures relating to facilities management are developed, reviewed, current and communicated to all relevant personnel.
  • Ensure the department meets both the internal and external accreditation standards when it is due for accreditation review


  • Provide strategic direction and oversight to all IT operations, network security and communication systems for Edmonton Centre of Hope to ensure smooth functionality and efficiency,
  • Ensure policies and procedures relating to IT and communications system access are developed, reviewed, current and communicated to all relevant personnel.
  • Ensure the department meets both the internal and external accreditation standards when it is due for accreditation review



  • University Degree in Business or Finance or equivalent
  • Certificate in Facilities Management or its equivalent is preferred
  • Criminal Police Investigation Check with Vulnerable Sector Check


  • 5 years but less than 7 years of related Finance/Business experience, preferably within a unionized environment

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Ability to deal effectively with all managers and staff and create a working climate that is positive and mutually supportive.
  • Able to work in a consultative, diplomatic and tactful manner.
  • Strong sense of integrity with professional ethics and a balanced sense of fairness and flexibility.
  • Seeks common ground in navigating challenging issues and constructively manages conflict to create win-win solutions wherever possible.
  • Able to proactively recognize potential risks and issues, respond with solutions and engage others in implementing change.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - clear and simple to understand.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills – self-motivated and disciplined self-starter.
  • Attention to detail, meticulous and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Respect, understanding and support of The Salvation Army’s mission, culture and values Successful candidates, prior to hiring, will be required to provide:

DAYS and HOURS of work: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm



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. 

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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