Temporary Full Time Christmas Kettle Coordinator until January 5, 2020

Ottawa Barrhaven Church
October 7, 2019
Ottawa, Canada
$14.00-$20.21 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Major Jim Mercer: james_mercer@can.salvationarmy.org
Closing date
October 11, 2019


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.


  • Organizes and manages kettles in (5) locations (5 KETTLES) in the community of Barrhaven
  • Coordinates the kettle schedule for all kettle locations in the community of Barrhaven
  • Organizes and manages kettle schedules for paid kettle workers and volunteers
  • Fosters and maintains positive working relationships with kettle sites, addressing conflicts/issues as they arise
  • Ensures kettle stands/equipment are placed at the pre-arranged locations on time
  • Update and maintain online database
  • Receive and respond to telephone calls from volunteers or general public
  • Complete required documentation for paid employees and volunteers
  • Complete timesheets 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
  • Ensures kettle locations are kept well stocked with supplies (i.e. Literature etc.)
  • Oversees the pick-up and delivery of kettles to/from sites daily, ensuring the security of donations
  • Contacts churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations to fill volunteer spots on kettles
  • Ensures that all kettle volunteers are familiar with and complies with SA Kettle guidelines as set by The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters
  • Works with the Community Ministries Coordinator & Corps Officers to prepare and send out thank you letters to various groups
  • Works closely with the Community Ministries Coordinator & Corps Officers to organize an appreciation luncheon for all kettle volunteers
  • Following the campaign, oversees the pick-up and storage of all equipment from various kettle locations
  • Prepares a detailed report on the campaign to be submitted to the Business Chair and the Corps Officers
  • Represents The Salvation Army in a positive, professional manner, with some PR expected
  • Performs other position related duties as required



  • A good understanding of Salvation Army Fundraising policies & procedures
  • Demonstrates good leadership skills
  • Good organizational/administrative skills and initiative
  • Excellent human relations/interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of the practices of volunteerism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both orally & in writing)
  • Ability to give oversight to volunteers and paid kettle workers
  • Experience with general office equipment and a proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Word and Excel)
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License required
  • Understanding and support of the Mission of The Salvation Army

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear criminal record check
  • A clean drivers abstract

HOURS: 25 hours per week (Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and Saturdays until December 24)


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.

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

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