Temporary Full Time Christmas Kettle Coordinator

Cobourg Community Church
septembre 14, 2020
Cobourg, Canada
Job Type
$16.33 - $19.60 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Major Dan Broome: Danny_Broome@can.salvationarmy.org
Closing date
September 28, 2020


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.

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:

To provide overall supervision of the day-to-day operation of the Christmas Kettle Campaign in Cobourg/Port Hope, ensuring it meets its objectives for the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign


  • Provide general oversight of the Kettle Campaign
  • Provide oversight to the Kettle workers and the recruitment, training, scheduling and ongoing performance of workers and volunteers
  • Determine locations and placement of kettles
  • Ensure the appropriate contracts with business establishments and service groups are current
  • Coordinate Kettle kick-off, and other promotional events through supervisor and the Public Relation and Development Department
  • Forward and follow through with any complaints or concerns from public, volunteers or workers
  • Oversee the pick-up/drop off of kettles
  • Update and maintain online database
  • Receive and respond to telephone calls from volunteers or general public
  • Forward schedules to coordinator for approval
  • Referring when appropriate
  • Create and update promotional material required during campaign
  • Complete required documentation for paid employees and volunteers
  • Complete timesheets as required
  • Assist with the pick-up and exchanges of Kettles as required
  • Ensure Kettle Kits have required supplies and information at all times
  • Visit various Kettle locations to monitor recruits and answer any questions
  • Complete and forward a final report to include recommendations
  • Create and deliver presentations to community groups interested in supplying groups of volunteers
  • Ensure all Kettle location items (kettles, signs, etc.) are in good working condition and inventory levels are sufficient for duration of campaign
  • Ensure timelines are met for delivery, set up, take down and return of all kettles and items, as required
  • Ensure an appropriate training opportunity is developed and delivered to kettle campaign volunteers
  • Monitor to ensure that all Kettle locations are appropriately attended
  • Respond to any community concerns or complaints regarding Kettle locations and/or workers
  • Ensure Kettle results are distributed to appropriate stakeholders on a daily basis
  • At the conclusion of the campaign, compile statistical data as requested, complete detailed post mortem and provide information necessary for evaluation of the campaign
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Work in compliance of all Salvation Army policies and procedures


  • Minimum one (1)+ years of experience in volunteer coordination
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented setting
  • Proficient computer skills including; Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet
  • Knowledge of available resources in the community
  • Able to work in compliance with The Salvation Army Mission Statement
  • Comfortable working in a Christian environment with the ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion
  • Previous experience managing/ supervising staff and volunteers
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear criminal record check
  • A clean drivers abstract

HOURS: 40 hours per week. Must be able to work December 24; flexible hours when needed, including evenings and Saturdays



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.

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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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