Careers

The Gideons International In Canada is an exciting place to work if you love the idea of sharing God’s Word with people all over the world. As positions become available, this is where you’ll find them, so keep coming back to this page to see if there’s an opportunity that fits.


Current Opportunities

Regional Facilitator - Prairies

China Development Officer

Financial Controller

Programs Administrator

Regional Facilitator - Prairies

Our Opportunity

The Gideons International In Canada is seeking a full time Regional Facilitator for the Prairies, with a passion to see God’s Word distributed in Canada and worldwide.

Our Organization

The Gideons International In Canada is a national association of men and women who are passionate about sharing God’s Word in Canada and around the world. The ministry is transforming itself for growth and global impact. It continues to create innovative ways of reaching more people with the Word of God. 

The Gideons International In Canada is a world-renowned organization established in 1911. For over 100 years it has been sharing the Word of God with the world.

Position Purpose

The Prairies Regional Facilitator is responsible for leading provincial growth initiatives that will achieve the ministry growth plans.  This includes a high degree of involvement in membership recruitment, securing and presenting at church services and organizing fundraising activities to meet the financial goals. They will also provide training and assistance to strengthen local member capabilities in these areas.

The Regional Facilitator is to provide the coaching and resources needed to help leaders and members reach the association’s goals in the following core program areas: Membership, Fundraising Events, Scripture Distribution and Church Relations.

Reports to:

VP of Programs

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement, initiate and manage the ministry plans and programs
  • Collaborate with the provincial leadership to create a provincial plan to grow the four core programs areas: Membership, Fundraising Events, Scripture Distribution and Church Relations.
  • Membership: organize and speak at recruitment events to invite men and women to join the Gideon ministry
  • Fundraising: organize and speak at fundraising events to raise funds for Scripture distribution
  • Church Relations: develop partnerships with local churches and pastors. Speak in churches on behalf of the Gideon ministry
  • Scripture Distribution: train on and promote domestic and international Scripture distribution programs
  • Accountable for on-going monitoring, evaluating and adjusting program initiatives, in conjunction with Provincial/Area Cabinet to ensure growth is achieved
  • Represent the ministry by responding to the needs of the memberships as it relates to ministry goals
  • Ensures the vision, policies, and procedures of the association are being followed.

Role Requirements

  • Possesses the necessary leadership, visionary, and management skills necessary to maintain the growth, integrity, viability, and welfare of the association. Execute ministry objectives in a timely manner and deliver the achieved results.
  • Possesses the necessary communication skills to dynamically articulate the vision of the association as well as motivate and inspire others to participate.
  • Possesses the necessary highly developed interpersonal and relational skills to serve as part of a variety of teams, motivating each other towards common goals and mission, to interact and relate to the membership, and to foster relationships with outside associations and various contacts.
  • Possesses the necessary management skills in order to maintain accountabilities, process information, make decisions, organize workload, resolve conflicts, delegate responsibilities, and solve problems.
  • Possesses the necessary professional skills to promote the ministry at a high level to both the membership and Christian public.​

Professional Skills

  • Proven sales and leadership experience
  • Computer skills and above average competency with Microsoft Office and Apple applications
  • Supervision and management experience preferred.

Personal Attributes

People who know you would describe you as:
A Leader
A Visionary
A Team Player
Motivating
Passion for the Gospel
Professional
Full of Integrity

Experience

  • 3 to 5 years or more experience in sales or a fundraising role with a track record of success
  • Demonstrated abilities as a leader / manager of staff, programs and/or organizational effectiveness
  • Knowledge of ministry or non-profit sector is an asset.

Applications

Interested applicants will submit a letter and resume to careers@gideons.ca

Location: Prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, including Northwestern Ontario)

Term: Full-time

The Gideons International In Canada is an evangelical Christian ministry, dedicated to sharing the Word of God with the world. As a Christian evangelical ministry, candidates must be able to demonstrate a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, identify with our Statement of Faith and the mission of The Gideons.
We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits.

 


China Development Officer

The Opportunity

The Gideons International In Canada is seeking a full-time China Development Officer with experience in Major Gifts who has a passion to see God’s Word distributed in China and worldwide.

Location

Vancouver, Toronto, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles (role will be based in one of these locations, with significant travel to the other four).

Our Organization

The Gideons International In Canada (TGIC) is a national association of men and women who are passionate about sharing God’s Word in Canada and around the world. The ministry is transforming itself for growth and global impact. It continues to create innovative ways of reaching more people with the Word of God. 

The Gideons International In Canada is a world-renowned organization established in 1911. For over 100 years it has been sharing the Word of God with the world.

Main Focus

The China Development Officer is responsible for acquiring donors and soliciting funds from Major Donors, Foundations and Churches that will achieve the ministry growth plans within Chinese communities in North America. This includes the ability to articulate projects and opportunities in a way that will appeal to donors and includes the conception, production, and presentation of proposals. This role will be based out of one of 5 major Chinese urban communities in North America, in efforts to build a strong support base within these communities to support the growth of the ministry in China.  

Once the necessary funds are raised, the China Development Officer will plan, co-ordinate and lead missions trips to China under the strategic direction of the VP of Development.

Experience

  • 5 plus years experience in an international sales or a fundraising role with a track record of success
  • Demonstrated abilities as a leader / manager of staff, programs and organizational effectiveness
  • Knowledge of ministry or non-profit sector is an asset

Key Responsibilities 

  • Acquire, cultivate and grow new supporters and Foundations
  • Assist in building a donor strategy within the Chinese communities starting in North America and then expanding to major centers of Chinese populations around the world
  • Steward these donors so they grow increasingly attached to the TGIC ministry
  • Solicit funds from donors to meet annual financial goals
  • Coordinate ministry trips with Major Donors
  • Manage relationships with designated supporters and audiences
  • Offer supporters opportunities to join the Planned Giving campaign
  • Follow and build on the EAN strategy in China
  • Coordinate and lead missions trips to China
  • Assist in building an ethnic church strategy with the Chinese community
  • Identify, train and empower members and others in all aspects of Global Development so as to leave a sustainable impact in every country visited
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information on all submissions, projects and supporters in relevant databases and filing system
  • Ensures the vision, policies, and procedures of the association are being followed as authorized by the Board of Directors
  • Other duties as required

Role Requirements

1. Possesses the necessary leadership, visionary, and management skills necessary to maintain the growth, integrity, viability, and welfare of the association. Execute ministry objectives in a timely manner and deliver the achieved results.

2. Possesses the necessary communication skills to dynamically articulate the vision of the association as well as motivate and inspire others to participate.  

3. Possesses the necessary highly developed interpersonal and relational skills to serve as part of a variety of teams, motivating each other towards common goals and mission, to interact and relate to the membership, and to foster relationships with outside associations and various contacts.

4. Possesses the necessary management skills in order to maintain accountabilities, process information, make decisions, organize workload, resolve conflicts, delegate responsibilities, and solve problems.

5. Possesses the necessary professional skills to promote the ministry at a high level to both the membership and Christian public.

6. Possesses the behavior adaptability to work in cross-cultural environments successfully especially within the Chinese and North American environments

Qualifications

  1. Exceptional customer service and communication skills.
  2. Accurate and efficient data entry, attention to detail, and work organization.
  3. Compatibility with others in an office environment, but also possesses ability to work with minimal supervision; self-motivated.
  4. Time management and deadline-oriented.  Ability to process large volumes of work with speed and accuracy.
  5. Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge is a plus, as well as experience with Macs and with Microsoft Office programs.

Professional Skills

  • Successfully raised funds from major donors
  • Experience leading missions trips
  • Experience of budgeting and managing resources
  • Strong planning skills and a very organized way of working
  • Excellent influencing and relationship building skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Personable, friendly and donor-centric
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with a minimum level of supervision
  • Able to communicate effectively and engagingly. Must be fluent in both written and verbal English and Mandarin.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Ability to travel across North America and Asia a significant amount of the time. 

Professional Attributes

Described as:

  • A Leader
  • A Team Player
  • Motivating
  • Passion for the Gospel
  • Professional
  • Full of Integrity
  • Has a successful international fundraising track record
  • A strong storyteller
  • Culturally adaptable and sensitive to the Chinese culture

Applications: Interested applicants will submit a letter and resume to careers@gideons.ca

 

 

 


Financial Controller

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Financial Controller with a passion to see God’s Word distributed in Canada and worldwide.

Directly reporting to the Vice President of Business & Finance and working on and with the Business Team, the Financial Controller will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the finances & accounting functions and will provide accurate and timely information for the organization, including analysis, budgeting, and financial reports. The Controller also maintains the company's accounting systems and implements changes as required, including recommending enhancements of operational and financial efficiencies.

Our Organization

The Gideons / ShareWord is a vibrant, innovative and growing organization that seeks to change lives around the world by bringing the Gospel to those areas most in need. Working with us means that you will be an integral part of a ministry that is impacting the world with the Gospel.  The Gideons International In Canada is a world-renowned organization established in 1911. For over 100 years it has been sharing the Word of God with the world.

Job Requirements

The Financial Controller is responsible for:

  1. Managing the accounting operations including the creation and review of journal entries, payroll, inventory, capital assets, and online & offline reconciliations.
  2. Providing advice and guidance on all accounting matters including financial systems, record keeping, and new business endeavours as they relate to finances and accounting.
  3. Research and advise on International accounting functions alongside the VP.  Work with the VP to build accounting and financial administration structures in the global areas we are building ministry in.
  4. Managing the payroll function, including setting up of new hires, tracking days off and maintaining the data.
  5. Employee benefits and pension plan administration.
  6. Prepare, analyze and send monthly results for each department, and financial reports for our membership as required. 
  7. Bank reconciliations and preparation of cash flow reports and analysis as needed.  International wire transfers and managing foreign exchange transactions.
  8. Work with the Business Team to measure, analyze, and improve current processes which impact customer quality and influence internal operating efficiency.

 

9. Establish and monitor internal controls to ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal regulatory and company policies.

10. Work with the VP to formulate budgets and input same into the accounting software, analyzing & implementing the spread of the budget throughout the fiscal year by month.

11. Work with external auditors on the annual audit.

12. Financial reporting to various companies and agencies (CCCC, Insurance, StatsCan, CRA)

13. Generation of reports of performance against budgets, including analysis and forecasting.

14. Supporting new systems or project selections and implementation from a strategic finance and internal control perspective.

15. With input from the VP, responsible for the formulation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.

16. Other related duties as required, including cross-training on donation revenue administration.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:

  • Strong financial and accounting skills, knowledge of accounting procedures and protocols.  A designation in accounting would be ideal.
  • Database software experience including customer relationship management (CRM) and accounting databases.  The Blackbaud suite of products is our main software system
  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant Federal, Provincial and local requirements regarding financial records, payroll, pension, and the like
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and also good attention to detail
  • Good problem solving skills and the ability to make the necessary decisions to move forward the work at hand
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines

The Gideons International In Canada is an evangelical Christian ministry, dedicated to sharing the Word of God with the world. As a Christian evangelical ministry, candidates must be able to demonstrate a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, identify with our Statement of Faith and the mission of The Gideons.

Applications: Interested applicants will submit a letter and resume to careers@gideons.ca

Department: Business Department

Reports to: VP of Business & Finance

 

 

 


Programs Administrator

Our Organization

The Gideons International In Canada (TGIC) is an organization of vibrant, passionate men and women who seek to encourage and equip believers and churches to reach their communities and the world with the gospel through the sharing of God’s Word. Established in 1911, the 105-year old ministry has rapidly transformed itself for growth and global impact.

TGIC continues to create innovative ways of reaching more people with the gospel, using tools like the NewLife app (newlife.bible), creating Scripture magazines like Hope, Light and Redemption, and launching a youth arm called SendMe (sendme.ca). In August 2015, TGIC launched their international brand, ShareWord Global. ShareWord Global serves as the ministry’s international arm, extending the ministry’s passion to reach the lost all over the world. For more information, please visit www.gideons.ca.

Revenues: $10 Million

Job type: Full-time 

Applications: Interested applicants will submit a letter and resume to careers@gideons.ca

Department: Programs Department

We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits.

Our Opportunity

The Gideons International In Canada is seeking an administrator with proven experience in administration as a Personal/Administrative Assistant. This individual is a key member of the Programs Department within the Gideon organization and must have a passion to see God’s Word distributed in Canada and worldwide.

Who We Are Looking For:

We are seeking a highly energetic and gifted individual to join us in the Programs Department. The candidate must be detail oriented, extremely organized, have the ability to manage and distribute information and be administratively minded. This individual will be responsible for a variety of duties, including but not limited to: administrative support for the VP of Programs, administrative coordination for events and conferences, processing and compiling weekly reporting on all Programs activities, coordinating resource inventory and administrative tasks supporting the participant & ministry engagement process. Excellence in customer service is valued and pertinent in all activities. 

Position Purpose

The Programs Administrator supports the VP of Programs who leads a dynamic team of individuals that are responsible for delivering programs to volunteer members and churches. The Programs Department facilitates personal witness through the distribution of scriptures by cultivating partnerships, fundraising events, training and membership development.

Experience

  • 2-3 years demonstrated administrative ability in a business or non-profit environment.
  • Proven experience in project coordination, and a team mentality in accomplishing objectives.
  • Post Secondary Education, Office Administration/Assistant diploma, and Project Management certification an asset. 

The Gideons International In Canada is an evangelical Christian ministry, dedicated to sharing the Word of God with the world. As a Christian evangelical ministry, candidates must be able to demonstrate a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and identify with our Statement of Faith and the mission of The Gideons. We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job Requirements

The Programs Administrator’s primary responsibility is to assist and support the VP of Programs and the Programs Department administratively. The responsibilities may vary, but include the following:

1. Provide administrative support for the VP of Programs: 

  • Booking and coordinating travel arrangements as needed.
  • Calendar management and booking appointments & meetings.
  • Planning and scheduling for VP as required.
  • Managing weekly Score Cards for Team and Department.
  • Receiving phone calls, taking messages and providing assistance with email correspondence.

2.  Project coordination and administration as identified by VP for events and conferences.

3. Liaising and facilitating cross-communication with other Departments.

4. Providing support to Programs Team and Gideon members as required.

5. Facilitating church relations as directed.

6. Administrative duties including: 

  • Preparing and submitting data and reports.
  • Project coordination and administration as directed.
  • Data Entry, filing, data organization, manipulating statistical data, photocopying and Word processing.
  • Organization of department materials, brochures and media.
  • Managing agendas and taking minutes for meetings as required.
  • Devise and maintain process management systems as required.
  • Coordinating flow of information and data to coordinators, leaders and VP.
  • Mailing and shipping as required.

Skills 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • A working knowledge of all Microsoft Office products.
  • Database software such as customer relationship management (CRM) tools.
  • Extremely organized and driven by perfecting details.
  • Experience putting organizational processes and systems in place to support a vision or goal.
  • Ability to craft email communications for various audiences and Department activities and initiatives.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a collaborative, cross-departmental team.
  • Goal and outcome oriented.
  • Knowledge of project and event coordination & administration.
  • Thrive in supporting many projects at once, while ensuring excellence in all.