Help Wanted

 

 

 

MISSION THRIFT STORE

Regional Director

British Columbia

 

BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian charitable organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada, which are staffed primarily by volunteers. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, provide church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and through these programs, to place Bibles in many countries around the world.

 

BFM Foundation Thrift Store Development Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time Regional Director for British Columbia.  The Regional Director is responsible for supporting the operations of existing Mission Thrift Stores, the development of new/satellite stores and assisting current stores when relocating to new properties.   

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering sustainable support to the stores which is reliable, and which promotes self-management in each of the following performance result areas*:

  1. Assisting stores to improve operational performance in the areas of:
  2. Manager Recruitment and helping Board Members through the process.
  3. Manager Training in all aspects of operations.
  4. Implementation of High-Performance Standards through organizational development in areas such as leadership, customer service, etc.
    1. Providing board governance training to store boards.
  5. Opening new and satellite stores on schedule and on budget.
  6. Completing relocations and renovations of existing stores on schedule and on budget.
  7. Through God’s blessing, encouraging continual and sustainable growth.

Education:

  1. Minimum requirement of a college degree
  2. Studies that include one or more of business, retail management, not-for-profit management preferred.
  3. Studies in social work or counselling are an asset.

 

Experience:

  1. Experience working with not for profits and/or charities.
  2. Experience working with policy governance boards.
  3. Experience in project management, real estate acquisitions and retail operations.

 

Technical Skills:

  1. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  2. Intermediate/Advanced organizational and time management skills.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to see the “big picture”.
  5.  Comfortable speaking in front of an audience, designing and making formal presentations.

Interpersonal Skills and Personal Attributes:

  1. Knowledge and passion for BFM Foundation (Canada) and its work.
  2. Able to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines and budgets in a timely and efficient manner.
  3. Excellent relationship-building and networking skills.
  4. Experience interacting with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and work styles.
  5. Flexible and adaptable to changing conditions with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  6. Reliable and proactive, with the ability to take the initiative, problem-solve & implement solutions.
  7. A self-starter with the ability to work independently as needed.
  8. A dedicated team player, who enjoys working collaboratively with others (management, staff, board members and volunteers) in team settings to solve problems in a fun-loving manner and with a servant’s heart.

 Required Commitment

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly subscribes to the BFM Foundation Thrift Store Development Ltd.’s Statement of Faith and Lifestyle and Morality Policy
  2. In fulfilling your responsibilities, you will be required to pray with people who work or volunteer for Mission Thrift Stores.  This may include, but is not limited to opening in prayer at Mission Thrift Store Board and/or Staff Meetings, Mission Thrift Store events, BFM Foundation (Canada) Annual Conference.
  3. A love for Bible-based ministry in Canada and around the world.
  4. Cultural, economic and environmental sensitivity

 

Working Conditions:  The Director of Store Development will work from their home office. Extensive travel will be required in mostly southern BC and as far north as Prince George.  The Regional Director will reside in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley. Additional travel to other areas of Canada may also be required.

 

Salary Expectations:  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.  You may include your salary expectations.  Only those considered for interviews will be contacted.  

 If you feel you have the passion and skill set that would help to advance the purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada), we look forward to hearing from you!  

Please submit your resume by May 10th, 2019. by email to admin@missionthriftstore.com.  

 

*Full Job Description available upon request

 

BFM Foundation (Canada) welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

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Regional Director – Southwestern Ontario

 

BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian charitable organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada, which are staffed primarily by volunteers. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, provide church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and through these programs, to place Bibles in many countries around the world.

 

BFM Foundation Thrift Store Development Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time Regional Director for Southwestern Ontario.  The Regional Director is responsible for supporting the operations of existing Mission Thrift Stores, the development of new/satellite stores and assisting current stores when relocating to new properties.   

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering sustainable support to the stores which is reliable, and which promotes self-management in each of the following performance result areas*:

  1. Assisting stores to improve operational performance in the areas of:
    1. Manager Recruitment and helping Board Members through the process.
    2. Manager Training in all aspects of operations.
    3. Implementation of High-Performance Standards through organizational development in areas such as leadership, customer service, etc.
  1. Providing board governance training to store boards.
  2. Opening new and satellite stores on schedule and on budget.
  3. Completing relocations and renovations of existing stores on schedule and on budget.
  4. Through God’s blessing, encourage continual and sustainable growth.

Education:

  1. Minimum requirement of a college degree
  2. Studies that include one or more of business, retail management, not-for-profit management preferred.
  3. Studies in social work or counselling are an asset.

 

Experience:

  1. Experience working with not for profits and/or charities.
  2. Experience working with policy governance boards.
  3. Experience in project management, real estate acquisitions and retail operations.

 

Technical Skills:

  1. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  2. Intermediate/Advanced organizational and time management skills.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to see the “big picture”.
  5.  Comfortable speaking in front of an audience, designing and making formal presentations.

Interpersonal Skills and Personal Attributes:

  1. Knowledge and passion for BFM Foundation (Canada) and its work.
  2. Able to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines and budgets in a timely and efficient manner.
  3. Excellent relationship-building and networking skills.
  4. Experience interacting with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and work styles.
  5. Flexible and adaptable to changing conditions with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  6. Reliable and proactive, with the ability to take the initiative, problem-solve & implement solutions.
  7. A self-starter with the ability to work independently as needed.
  8. A dedicated team player, who enjoys working collaboratively with others (management, staff, board members and volunteers) in team settings to solve problems in a fun-loving manner and with a servant’s heart.

Required Commitment

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly subscribes to the BFM Foundation Thrift Store Development Ltd.’s Statement of Faith and Lifestyle and Morality Policy
  2. In fulfilling your responsibilities, you will be required to pray with people who work or volunteer for Mission Thrift Stores.  This may include, but is not limited to opening in prayer at Mission Thrift Store Board and/or Staff Meetings, Mission Thrift Store events, BFM Foundation (Canada) Annual Conference.
  3. A love for Bible-based ministry in Canada and around the world.
  4. Cultural, economic and environmental sensitivity

 

Working Conditions:  The Director of Store Development will work from their home office.  Extensive travel will be required in an area encompassed by Owen Sound to Windsor and as far east as Kitchener.  Ideally, the Regional Director will reside within an hour’s drive of this area. Additional travel to other areas of Canada may also be required.

 

Salary Expectations:  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.  You may include your salary expectations.  Only those considered for interviews will be contacted.  

 

If you feel you have the passion and skill set that would help to advance the purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada), we look forward to hearing from you!  

Please submit your resume by May 10th, 2019. by email to admin@missionthriftstore.com.  

 

*Full Job Description available upon request

 

BFM Foundation (Canada) welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


Graphic Designer

Grimsby ON

 

Type: 6-month contract (strong potential for permanent full-time)

We are in need of an in-house Graphic Designer, reporting to the Manager, Digital Engagement & Content Development, to support the various projects and initiatives of the Marketing Team and other departments as needed. This includes direct mail and online fundraising appeals, regular newsletters, brand materials and designing effective advertising. The position is a 6-month contract position, with the intent of making the position a permanent role.

Key Responsibilities:

Create, design and produce Bible League Canada branded visual communication pieces in consideration of best practices in graphic design, typography, web design, and accessibility, while following brand standards and style guide. Provide advice and consultation to all departments in regards to the design, and production of publications and presentation materials. Responsibilities would include but not be limited to the following:

  1. Fundraising Appeal Design:
  1. Collaborate with the Marketing and Development Teams in the production of monthly fundraising campaigns.
  2. Consult on style, tone and format of each appeal design
  3. Produce multiple, related, pieces for digital ads, eblasts, landing page and direct mail to form the campaign.
  4. Work closely with the Marketing Content Developer to communicate the heart of the ministry, and the stories from the field, to our current and prospective donors.
  1. Marketing Collateral Development:
    1. Create, design and produce Bible League Canada internal and external publications for print and digital applications. This may include a variety of formats and delivery methods
    2. Ensure designs reflect Bible League Canada brand standards and style guide and support strategic goals and objectives.
    3. Working with other departments to provide design guidance and execution to support the needs of the organization.
    4. Producing accurate and timely revisions
    5. Provide advice and consultation regarding the use of various design elements and print production aspects of a job including paper stock, printing inks, printing/binding/kitting methods and other production specifications as well as recommending the most appropriate visual communication design elements, strategies and production processes to achieve the desired outcomes.
  2. Strategic Planning:
     
    1. Support the Marketing Team in any long-term planning initiatives or the development of any new programs.
    2. Contribute to the identification of process improvements and recommendations.

Education:

Post-secondary diploma in a Graphic Design related program as a minimum requirement. Additional courses and/or continuing education course completion is an asset.


Experience:

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of professional experience as a Graphic Designer.
  • Experience with digital graphic design and designing webpages
  • Experience and proven abilities in managing external partner relationships.
  • Experience in a non-profit organization would be an asset but not essential.

 

Technical Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs (particularly InDesign and Photoshop), and similar programs.
  • Proven understanding of graphic design principles and ability to follow brand guidelines
  • Creative problem solving and design ability
  • Familiarity and understanding of design for different media formats (such as direct mail, digital, large format etc)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel)


Interpersonal Skills and Personal Attributes:
Knowledge of and a passion for Bible League Canada and its work.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; experience interacting with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with all levels of management and staff, inside and outside of organization.
  • A reliable self-starter with the ability to take initiative, problem-solve and implement solutions.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to see the “big picture”.


Required Commitment:

  • Follower of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly subscribes to the organization’s faith and lifestyle policy documents.
  • A love for Bible-based ministry.
  • Cultural, economic and environmental sensitivity.

 

Overview of the Organization:

Bible League Canada is a Christian charitable organization providing Scripture placement and church planter training worldwide so that people prepared by the Holy Spirit will be brought into relationship with Christ and His church. Our work is based on the conviction that the world needs the living word of God more than anything else.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. For further information about Bible League Canada, please visit our website at www.bibleleague.ca.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume or inquiries to Jody Matheson at jmatheson@bibleleague.ca. Bible League Canada would like to thank those who have applied. However, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 


 


 

SciCorp International Corp.   
 

Waste Water Treatment Process Engineer

Oakville ON
SciCorp International Corp is an innovative wastewater technology firm providing unique odor control and performance enhancing technology solutions to the wastewater and solid waste industry.  SciCorp operates at the highest ethical standards in all interactions with our employees, agents, distributors, suppliers and customers.
Scicorp is now expanding its core team in an environment of significant corporate growth and revenue in North America and in key foreign markets.  Scicorp is looking for a passionate, outgoing, confident, highly skilled and experienced professional engineer who has reflected the high ethical standards and values in their career.  We are looking for an engineer with a minimum of five years of wastewater process design experience that will instill confidence in interactions with Scicorp clients, staff, distribution agents and other stakeholders.  The successful applicant will have an ability to think “outside of the box”, to develop innovative approaches for improvising wastewater treatment processes and be able to train and equip customers and distributors in the use of SciCorp technology.

We are looking for an engineer highly skilled in:

• multi-process (anaerobic / aerobic, BNR etc..) understanding of unit operations in the wastewater field from simple lagoon applications to high level territory treatment facilities

• developing innovative modifications to existing processes in both the industrial and municipal waste water industries

• evaluating plant operational data, synthesizing reports, developing summary conclusions innovative modifications and cost benefit presentations

• report and proposal writing with high level presentation skills developing graphic presentations using Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc. available in Microsoft office

• developing organized technical approach to supporting sales agents and distributors with focus on closing sales and developing long term client relationships

• developing conceptual and preliminary process designs for plant upgrades and in coordinating work with outsourced detailed engineering design and construction teams

• delivering technical presentations in English (skills in other languages is an asset)

• communicating orally and in writing in presenting both internal and external seminars

• functioning as a “team player” within a high energy sales, marketing and technical group 

The ideal candidate should be a licensed professional engineer with at least 5 years of experience in the areas outlined in the job position. Greater levels of experience will be an asset. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience.

 _________________________________________

SciCorp International Corp. 

 

Executive Assistant (EA)

Oakville ON

SciCorp International Corp is an innovative wastewater technology firm providing unique odor control and performance enhancing technology solutions to the wastewater and solid waste industry.  SciCorp operates at the highest ethical standards in all interactions with our employees, agents, distributors, suppliers and customers.

This position is to assist the CEO in all aspects of his work.  The EA will need to be a proactive self-starter and anticipate the needs of the CEO.   This position will also assist other executives in the company on an as required basis.  We are looking for a passionate, outgoing, confident, highly skilled and experienced professional with excellent communication and people skills. 

Skills:

  • Skilled in communication with English. Having additional foreign languages skills will also be an asset
  • Skilled in developing letters / reports / proposals using graphics, Excel, Word, PowerPoint in Microsoft office for the CEO and others on the corporate team
  • Highly precise in their work
  • Capable of multi-task and working in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Experience with SalesForce software is an asset

Responsibilities:

  • Begin each day with a short meeting or telephone call with the CEO to plan for the day
  • Generate/type proposals and reports as required by CEO
  • Act as the point of contact for calls and emails and allow direct contacts at discretion of the CEO
  • Send emails and set appointments on behalf of CEO and maintain daily schedule and dairy for CEO
  • Maintain a daily diary for the CEO for billing purposes, arrange meetings and appointments and provide reminders to CEO
  • Manage CEO calendar and track key deadlines etc.
  • Make travel arrangements for the CEO as required
  • Manage and maintain filing system on Google Drive for all CEO documents 
  • Ensure CEO’s office is tidy and papers are filed on a daily basis
  • Book tradeshows and travel
  • Prepare, format, manage and organize marketing material
  • Conduct market research as required
  • Assist with shipping, courier, logistics, simple accounting  as required
  • Hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Two-week holiday to start

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

 

 


 

Personal Banking Advisor (Level 1)

Edmonton

Be part of an organization that encourages good stewardship with service and advice from experts, modern banking technology and a comprehensive range of products you need. We are principled and benefit our members with low fees, great rates, and profit sharing. We support Christian organizations and provide resources to help you make a difference in the world.

We are seeking a Personal Banking Advisor who is ready to take their career further by adding a different sense of purpose and call to their work.  At Christian Credit Union, we live our values in how we do business and how we treat our employees.

 

What are some key responsibilities?

  • Proactively build relationships and provide advice to our members, both existing and future members, that offers tailored solutions to meet their financial needs.
  • Develop and maintain effective sales and marketing efforts on existing branch portfolio to maximize loan growth, deposit growth and sales of complimenting products to help our members succeed.

 

What skills and attributes does a Personal Banker with Christian Credit Union need
to have?

  • Exemplary Christian character including a desire to promote Biblical stewardship.
  • Is humble, friendly, outgoing, responsible and credible with a strong appreciation for
    strict confidentiality.
  • Possess superior sales abilities (active listening, business opportunities, influencing & negotiating, asking for the business) while having strong capabilities in analysis, judgement and decision-making.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely; has strong written communication skills and effective problem solving skills.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks quickly and efficiently in a high volume work load while prioritizing effectively and showing initiative.
  • A drive for excellence and continuous learning.
  • Proficient in all MS Office applications.
  • Post-secondary education in a business discipline and/or industry accreditation is preferred.

 

The Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package, deposit and loan program and education programs are all reasons to consider Christian Credit Union for your career.

 

Please submit your resume to:

Jackie Rudyk, Edmonton Branch Manager                                                                                               jrudyk@christiancu.ca

 

Closing Date: Until Filled.  We thank all applicants but only those being interviewed will be contacted.


 

Senior Development Officer / Fundraiser

Abbotsford BC

MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) invites applications for a Senior Development Officer / Fundraiser to join our Strategic Engagement team.  MEDA is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. To learn more about MEDA and our work, please visit www.meda.org.

The Senior Development Officer (SDO) reports to the Senior Director, Resource Development and is responsible to secure funds for MEDA by managing a group of assigned donors within a specified region, assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.  They are also responsible for developing and implementing a cultivation and solicitation plan for individual major gift prospects.  The successful SDO will have the satisfaction of helping donors fulfill their faith, purpose and passions through their donations to MEDA.

This is a full-time position, with extensive domestic travel requirements based out of the Western Canada region, including Vancouver BC, the Fraser Valley, Winnipeg or other Western locations, with regular regional travel throughout the Western Region and occasional international travel. 

ARE YOU OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE?

We are looking for a business-minded professional who wants to use their relationship skills, expertise and business network to contribute to MEDA's global impact.

You are relational, a self-starter, may have experience in sales, networking, business development and/or fundraising. You are open to domestic and some international travel and have an understanding and appreciation for our Anabaptist and Mennonite constituency. You appreciate and understand efforts to alleviate poverty in an international context using business solutions to poverty.

RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Build relationships and network with MEDA's constituency in the Western region
  • Develop an annual plan for cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects within an assigned geographic area
  • Collaborate and participate with the entire Strategic Engagement team to support the annual convention, regional meetings, chapter events and tours as part of donor cultivation
  • Perform other donor and prospect activities as required
  • Additional responsibilities as per the job description

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum five years demonstrated professional experience in business, sales or not-for-profit fundraising
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, achieving results with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge and skills in business principles with emphasis on marketing/sales
  • Excellent customer services skills
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in relationship building, active listening, communicating, negotiation and leadership
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to learn Microsoft Office tools, SharePoint and donor management systems (Raiser's Edge)
  • Knowledge and understanding of MEDA’s constituency (Mennonite, Anabaptist and Christian business and professionals)
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA’s faith, vision and values
  • Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development and MEDA's approach of creating business solutions to poverty
  • Additional qualifications as per the full description may be considered for final selection process.

Please apply            at  www.meda.org/careers.


 

 

The Landmark Group, creating fine landscapes for over 30 years and based in Collingwood ON., is looking for a General Manager with strong Christian, Kingdom values.

Check out the job posting on Landmark's CCBF Directory page


Dundas ON

Carpenter

Precision Exteriors is a small company with a passion for beautifying home exteriors through wood siding and exterior trim. Their work is primarily on custom homes in Southern Ontario.

They currently have a job opening for a full time carpenter who is:

  • detail oriented
  • safety conscious
  • comfortable working at heights

Experience is an asset but they would be happy to train the right candidate.

Ministry required training will be provided.

For more information or to submit your resume email rich@precisionexteriors.net.

www.precisionexteriors.net.


Employment Wanted

Jean Rablat

103 - 112 Benton Street

Kitchener  ON   N2G 3H6

519.755.6642

jeanrablat@gmail.com

 

Result oriented strategist with strong management experience in small/medium size companies. Proven track record of increased profitability by cost reductions and continuous improvements. I want to help your company become stronger while staying true to your values.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

Executive leadership

General management

Cost reductions

Strategic planning

Crisis and turnaround management

Negotiations

International business development

P&L management

Cost, margin and price optimization

Procurement

Budget planning and forecasting

Restructuring

 

EXPERIENCE

CEO                                                                                        Jan 2016 – Present

 pH plastics Inc.

                                                                                                                            

After identifying a suitable manufacturer, a joint venture was created between two complimentary companies to exclusively distribute vinyl products in North America.

  • Negotiated Joint Venture agreement, distribution agreement and management agreement bridging multi-cultural challenges.
  • Establishing new entity, creating branding and marketing, identifying sales channels.
  • Business planning and forecasting, market analysis, developed product requirements and specifications, approval of the products to North American standards like UL and FM.
  • P&L management, financial reporting and cash flow management.
  • Responsible for all operations with a hands-on approach, managing two distribution centres.
  • Achieved significant market penetration in the pool liner market with $1Million sales in the first season.
  • Hired industry experts to lead each business units.

 

Vice President                                                                        Dec 2009 – Present

 Pixiu Solutions Inc.

 

Hired to restructure the company facing financial and organizational difficulties. In less than 6 months, the company was performing remarkably with outstanding financial returns.

  • Developed and executed new forward strategy including adjustment of market pricing, limited credit terms, streamlined operations and increased inventory turnover.
  • Reorganized workforce.
  • Negotiation of supply agreements. Supplier and cash flow management
  • Continuous improvements and costs reductions.
  • All accounts payables back to current in less than 9 months.
  • Pixiu Solutions Inc. became the world leader in recycled automotive vinyl with customers across 5 continents, controlling volumes and setting global pricing.
  • Consistent EBITDA margin over 40%.

 

Vice President Europe and Latin America                           Mar 2007 – Dec 2009

 Canadian General-Tower Ltd.

 

Recruited to lead the company’s entrance to the European markets. During my employment, CGT was the North American leader in automotive vinyl seating with operations in Canada, USA and China.

  • Member of the Senior Leadership Team, active in the business model definition and growths initiatives.
  • Led a team to identify the potential opportunity in that region in both automotive seating and industrial products.
  • Led to rapid success in gaining market share in the pool liner segment with constant growth year over year.
  • Part of our analysis lead us to identify manufacturing partners in Germany, France, Poland and Russia and start negotiations through manufacturing agreements, mergers and acquisitions.
  • With successful procedures in place, I then led the same action in Mexico where we identified potential partners.

EDUCATION

BBA Accounting and Business Management                       Sep 1998 – June 2001

 ESCEM, Poitiers, France

 

Exchange Program, Business Administration                      Jan 2000 – May 2000

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

 

Associate Degree in Small Business Administration            Sep 1996 – June 1998

 and Management

 IUT, Bourges, France

 

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