Full Time Receptionist

January 13, 2022
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Divisional Headquarters Toronto
Salary Range:
$15.00 - $17.69 per hour
1645 Warden Avenue
Posting Expires:
January 28, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Human Relations: ohro@salvationarmy.ca


The Receptionist provides professional reception and administrative support to the Divisional Public Relations Team to ensure timely action and support is undertaken to meet the strategic priorities of Divisional Headquarters and the practical needs of our front-line ministry units.




  • Greet visitors and answer the telephone in pleasant, professional manner, forwarding calls to the appropriate staff and/or voicemail as required.
  • Ensure that reception duties are performed in a professional and efficient manner and appropriate responses are provided to community and staff enquiries.
  • Arrange for maintenance of equipment such as photocopiers, electricity, etc.
  • Works cooperatively as part of the Divisional PR team to serve the needs of Ministry Units leads, at times acting as the initial point of contact between MU’s and the PR team to either redirect or respond to the urgent or pressing matters requiring immediate attention
  • Ensure that all aspects of work are completed in accordance with the principles, standards and policies and procedures of The Salvation Army.
  • Open and distribute in-coming mail and process out-going mail for DHQ offices, including materials of a confidential nature; receives parcel(s) and distribute to the appropriate person(s)
  • Order all stationery supplies and maintain adequate office supplies and other supplies as
  • Supports the Divisional Administration team as required


  • Provides administrative support to Divisional Public Relation team
  • Perform general office duties such as files documents electronically or manually; photocopies and distributes materials as requested; and sends and receives fax/email material as requested; resolves routine
  • Draft and type correspondence or generate reports (e.g., letters dealing with administrative issues); check typing for accuracy, sort and prioritize typing assignments within general guidelines; research and respond to difficult enquiries on behalf of the

Health and Safety

  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.

Perform other duties as required.


  • This is a permanent full-time position based on 40 hours per week.
  • Some flexibility in scheduling is required; some weekend and evening work may be required.
  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.
  • Working environment is typically in the office in generally agreeable conditions.
  • Ability to lift/move 25 lbs.
  • This job requires reaching, bending, and stooping, working in a sitting, and standing position for periods of time.

Normal hours of work: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break.



  • Completed up to 2 years of Community College, a Business Administration Certificate is preferred.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum of one (1) year of prior related experience, including administrative experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.


  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability
  • Ability to maintain information in confidence and exercise good judgement
  • Adaptable, proactive, a self-starter and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to learn, adapt, and utilize technology and processes quickly
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks and the ability to complete assignments and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team with supervision in a multi-faceted environment
  • Effective organizational and time management skills – self-motivated and disciplined self-starter
  • Represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner.
  • Ability to stay calm when dealing with upset/angry public
  • 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 screening as required
  • 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.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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