Jobs at UGM

Church Relations Assistant

The Opportunity

Issues of poverty, homelessness and addiction are hard. There are no straight-forward answers, but there is hope. Have you ever thought to yourself “We can do better”?

For the Church Relations team at UGM, the answer is a resounding YES and we lean into the hope that we can walk with each other and churches through this process.  Church Relations seeks to interrupt injustice, support dignity, and work with churches to do the same. As a Program Assistant in the Church Relations branch, you will help teach church congregants what it means to live in a world where everyone has value and reciprocity is more important than power or prestige. Through organizing workshops, leading tours and helping with the logistics of day-to-day operations, you will work with the rest of the CR team to open up conversations, wrestle through tough issues and help develop more holistic communities. If you are creative, relational and conscientious, we would enjoy a conversation about joining us to do better.

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” –Lilla Watson, Indigenous Murri activist, academic and artist

You may come into contact with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required.

This is a permanent, full- time position.  For a copy of the full job description, click on the "Download Job Description" button on the left panel of this page.

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2019. We provide competitive salaries, an extensive benefits plan, generous vacation and sick leave, an RRSP matching program, as well as the potential for educational assistance and flexible work arrangements. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team.

What You’ll Need

If you are considering employment with UGM, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values
  • agree with our Statement of Faith
  • provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search
  • possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license and submit a current driver’s abstract.

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by July 22, 2019, click on the "Apply for this position" button on the left panel of this page or below.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Aboriginal individuals.