Program Coordinator

Website The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary)

Location: Downtown Calgary in the vibrant East Village community
Position Type: Temporary Full-time

For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has had the privilege of serving vulnerable people in communities across Canada. Last year, we helped over 1.7 million people in more than 400 communities. The Salvation Army not only provides the necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter, but our programs address needs such as language barriers, loneliness, unemployment and family challenges. Our services continually adapt to meet emerging needs.

The Salvation Army has grown to become one of Canada’s largest non-governmental providers of social services. An organization that has people at the core of its mission, they have taken unprecedented measures during COVID-19—altered their programs and service delivery—to ensure that those who rely on them for help stay healthy and safe.

Mission and Core Values

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.
Our values underpin all that we do:
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 Summary

This position is responsible for creating and executing a program to engage with Ukrainian evacuee families as well as the Ukrainian Support Community in Calgary for the Ukrainian community with settlement in Calgary.

Hours/Schedule
Temporary Full-Time – 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday). November 2, 2022– September 30, 2023.
The days and hours may vary as per program requirements.

What you will be doing in your role
  • Develops and delivers a program that will meet program goals.
  • Ensures that the program incorporates the values, standards, and philosophy of The Salvation Army.
  • Researches and implements approved program initiatives.
  • Coordinates program communications.
  • Creates support for families with young children to develop early literacy skills for their children.
  • Arranges for volunteers from program participants to take on supportive roles.
  • Provides information to families about resources, as well as supports them to access these resources by providing direct referrals, contacts, and translation.
  • Makes connections with other agencies, identifies types of government programs and supports the  eligible families/individuals to access to these programs.
  • Maintains a presence within the Ukrainian Community.
  • Supports key stakeholders in understanding the scope of our work and support.
  • Maintains and promotes effective working relationships with community partners.
  • Supervises and provides assignments to volunteers.
  • Evaluates and provides feedback to volunteers; and submits volunteer stats to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Creates monthly activity reports of communications and interactions with program participants.
Required Education, Experience and Competencies
  • Completed a two-year college diploma in a related field.
  • Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Child Intervention Check.
  • Class 5 Drivers License and satisfactory Drivers Abstract.
  • An alternate combinate of education and experience may be considered.
  • At least two years of experience at coordinating people and day-to-day program operations.
  • Ability to speak fluent Ukrainian, Russian and English.
  • Ability to read and write in English at a high school level.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including WORD, Teams, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to be flexible and change course frequently.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Ability to develop positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • A satisfactory Police Information Check (PIC) with Vulnerable Sector Search.

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to: CSCalgary.HRResumes@salvationarmy.ca and please use the competition # PCUP110122 in your email subject line: Competition deadline – November 11, 2022
We thank all applicants and those selected for an interview will be contacted.