Community Ministries Director - #667937

The Salvation Army in Canada

Date: 3 days ago
City: Swift Current, SK
Contract type: Full time

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

The Community Ministries Director oversees Swift Current ministries by developing and implementing various strategies for improvements of services within the community and directing the planning of assimilation strategies and events as required; providing holistic leadership to a broad range of ever-changing, multi-function community based programs in accordance with The Salvation Army’s Mission, Values, and Beliefs; and providing executive administrative support for the management of all staff, programs, and property within Swift Current ministries while upholding and modelling the ethics and values of The Salvation Army.

This is a full time position at 40 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Program Development, Delivery and Evaluation
  • Interacts with community partners and resources to provide services to individuals associated with the ministry.
  • Develops, implements, maintains, and evaluates programs relevant to the ministry unit body and community.
  • Engages in ongoing planning to ensure programming reflects client needs as these may evolve in our changing socioeconomic climate.
  • Assesses relevant demographics to identify new, innovative programming needs and formulates/submits proposals for divisional and territorial approvals.
  • Ensures fundraising objectives for the community are consistently met through careful planning, organization, and appropriate networking within the community.
  • Networks with non-Salvation Army government and community social assistance and service providers to coordinate resources for the benefit of clients.
  • Ensures that staff are trained to perform their duties in all program areas and that the programs operate according to their purpose and the mission of The Salvation Army.
  • Coordinates with funders for ongoing support of the programs and ensure service delivery.
  • Administration
  • Ensures the efficient processing of contracts, agreements, and other legal documents requiring execution by Governing Council members are forwarded to Divisional Headquarters/Area Commander’s office for signature and processing.
  • Makes effective recommendations on the hiring, orientation, training, work performance evaluations based on the PEAC model, recognition, discipline, and termination in concert with Territorial standards; submits and acts on incident reports; deals with complaints.
  • Approves all employee transactions in the HRIS system: salaries, status changes, work schedules, leaves, etc. on a timely basis to meet scheduled payroll cycles.
  • Coordinates marketing strategies to ensure continued Thrift Store revenue growth.
  • Provides visibility for The Salvation Army within the community through public relations, etc.
  • Contributes to the development of policies and procedures for Community Ministries programs in consultation with the Area Commander.
  • Ensures the protection of extremely confidential and sensitive employee, client, and/or program files.
  • Ensures databases are maintained, e.g., employee/volunteer information, contact lists, inventory.
  • Builds a volunteer base of up to 100 for assistance to ensure community partnerships and networks are developed.
  • Ensures the delivery and maximum effectiveness of Christmas Hamper/Kettles program.
  • Ensures receipts are sent out in a timely fashion.
  • Emergency and Disaster Services
  • Recruits and arranges training for individuals who can help with local disaster management, assist with provincial disasters located in Swift Current.
  • Be on-call and available to attend disasters as and when required.

Financial And Materials Management

  • Creates ministry unit budgets and submits to Divisional Headquarters for approval. Participate in the creation of Ministry Unit budgets with Territorial Headquarters finance department.
  • Responsible for ensuring programs comply with established budget.
  • Responsible for safekeeping of all donations both financial and material, including the safekeeping of revenue generated through the thrift store.
  • Approves all employee transactions in UltiPro: salaries, status changes, work schedules, leaves, etc.

Working Conditions

  • The incumbent works in generally agreeable conditions, which is mostly clean and comfortable; with the following exceptions: occasionally dealing with angry/upset individuals and verbal abuse.
  • The incumbent works on-call with flexible hours.
  • The incumbent is required to travel up to 10% of the time to Beaver Creek Camp (during summer), to regional meetings and other regional meetings

Qualifications And Education Requirements

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Completion of a formal post-secondary/college/University program of 3 academic years in a related field.

Experience And Skilled Knowledge Requirements

  • A minimum of five years of prior related experience, including leadership, people management, and experience in a pastoral role.
  • Minimum of three years in management setting dealing with human resources.
  • Minimum of two years working with contract providers.
  • Minimum of two years working in financial management.
  • Minimum of one year working with youth program service delivery.
  • Volunteer leadership skills – able to lead a volunteer team: give clear instructions and delegate, make informed decisions, ability to problem solve, provide coaching and feedback, support a team environment.

Preferred Skills/Capabilities

  • Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army – its mission, culture, values.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.
  • Remains calm in crisis situations.
  • Ability to coach/mentor staff and work within that framework.
  • Ability to multi-task and successfully manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Presents themselves in a Christian manner in all dealings with clients, donors, community agencies and contract providers.
  • Computer and technology skills – skilled in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database systems.
  • Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality with professional ethics and a balanced sense of fairness and flexibility.

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • Education verification

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.

Internal Applicants, please advise your supervisor of your intentions as soon as you know your application is being considered- normally at the stage where you are being interviewed.
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