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

Financial Controller

Development Officer - Ontario and British Columbia

Director of Global Development

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.

 


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

 

 

 


Development Officer - Ontario and British Columbia

The Opportunity

As a Christ follower, do you love sharing the good news of the gospel?  Do you love meeting new people and building relationships?   Are you excited by the opportunity to actively participate in our aggressive growth plans in order to see God’s Word placed in the hands of people in Canada and all around the world?  If you have answered yes to these questions and you want to be part of a fast paced growing ministry - we would love to meet you to explore 2 opportunities we have available; one in Ontario and one in British Columbia.

Our Organization

The Gideons International In Canada I ShareWord Global is an international organization of men and women who are passionate about sharing God’s. 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 Development Officer is responsible for prospecting and developing relationships that aid in acquiring new donors and soliciting funds from new, existing donors, corporations and foundations that will meet the supporter’s philanthropic wishes and achieve the ministry growth plans.

Reports to: Director, Development and Supporter Services.

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

Term: Full time.

Location: To be determined.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Prospect potential donors, corporations and foundations
  • Develop relationships with current donor portfolios to deepen and broaden existing philanthropy commitments
  • Acquire, cultivate and grow new donors and foundations
  • Develop and implement strategies that will open up new donor markets with the primary focus on multi-cultural sectors
  • Steward and provide opportunities to engage donors so they grow increasingly committed to the ministry
  • Solicit and acquire funds to meet annual financial goals
  • Plan, participate in the creation of and edit personalized, compelling project proposals to various audiences
  • Promote and encourage donors to participate in our Legacy Giving program
  • Innovate - undertake research, analyze data and make recommendations regarding new opportunities and ventures which can enhance the ministry and which can lead to new revenue sources and increased giving 
  • Recruit, coordinate and participate in ministry trips with major donors  
  • Other duties as required

Role Requirements

  1. Passionate about raising funds for the primary purpose of sharing God’s word.
  2. Possesses the necessary professional skills and experience to promote the ministry to various audiences such as membership, Christian public, Businesses and Foundations.
  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 written and verbal communication skills to dynamically articulate the vision of the organization as well as motivate and inspire others to participate
  5. Possesses the necessary skills in order to maintain accountabilities, process information, make decisions, organize workload, resolve conflicts, delegate responsibilities, and solve problems.

Skills Required

  • Successful track record as a professional fundraiser or as a relational salesperson
  • Excellent influencing and relationship building skills
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with a minimum level of supervision
  • Personable, friendly and donor-centric
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to make the ask and solicit funds
  • Experience writing proposals is an asset
  • Experience of developing and implementation of prospecting plans
  • Organized and strong planning skills
  • Familiarity with moves management and customer relationship management systems
  • Motivational public speaker; able to communicate effectively and engagingly
  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, creative, flexible character and a generator of new ideas
  • CFRE designation would be an asset
  • Bilingualism is 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, identify with our Statement of Faith and the mission of The Gideons.

Experience

  • Min of 5 years experience in a sales or a fundraising role with a proven track record of success
  • Experience in the multi-culture market preferred
  • Knowledge of ministry or non-profit sector is an asset

The Gideons International In Canada I ShareWord Global 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 I ShareWord Global.

We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits.


Director of Global Development

The Opportunity

Only some people get to REALLY change the world. And I bet you’re one of them—that’s why you’re looking for a job here.

Because this is no cushy desk job. Where we work, there’s persecution and fear. There’s dirt and grit and obstacles to fight against. All over the world, people are living without hope, without Jesus.

But you, world-changer, will see this as an opportunity! Because you’ll be leading some of the most dedicated people you’ll ever meet. You’ll bring light and hope and redemption to individuals, families, and entire communities. In fact, you’ll witness miracles nearly every working day.

Can you lead people?

Are you brave enough to embrace big, God-inspired dreams for what the future could be?

Can you build BOLD plans that challenge people—because they bring necessary change?

Do you have a travel bug and a love for different cultures?

Do you inspire crowds to care about what you care about?

This is a tough assignment. You’ll need to be tenacious, creative, and flexible. And most of all, you’ll need to be driven by passion. This is a high cost, high reward job—you’re going to see the lost come to Christ.

Our Organization

The Gideons International In Canada I ShareWord Global is an international organization of men and women who are passionate about sharing God’s. 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 Director of Global Development is responsible for overseeing the Global Development team including leading, training and managing Regional Managers, and for developing and cultivating international partners and churches to help achieve our international ministry objectives. 

Reports to: Vice President of Global Development

Direct Reports:  3

Key Responsibilities 

  • Effectively coach, mentor, support and develop global Regional Managers, by providing ongoing constructive feedback, one-on-one updates, training, effective delegation, and operational planning
  1. Lead regular and ad hoc staff meetings, devotions and key processes like budgeting and planning.
  2. Provide opportunities for staff feedback to encourage employee engagement, including implementing timely plans to respond to identified needs.
  3. Ensure effective stewardship and accountability of department resources, finances and people, consistent with annual operating plans, budgets and strategic plan.
  4. Model clear two-way communication of organizational issues and goals to direct reports.
  5. Identify and provide professional development opportunities for direct reports.
  6. Encourage a culture of innovation and creativity.
  7. Model Christian servant leadership to staff, active participation and leadership in devotions and the organization's spiritual life.

 

  • Build and manage operational plans and budgets that align with and support the objectives of the Global Development department.  Manage and report on impact metrics that align with the organizational strategic plans.
  • Manage, develop and cultivate existing international partners and new international partners to help achieve our international ministry objectives.
  • Build and cultivate long-term relationship with churches, para-church organizations and other relevant partner organizations to help achieve our ministry objectives.
  • Achieve targets for revenue and ministry, as outlined in the strategic plan through the development and maintenance of operational & tactical plans, including the “Engage A Nation” (EAN) strategy.
  • Assist the Vice President of Global Development with the planning and execution of Major Donor vision visits.
  • Develop resources for and facilitate training with local church partners and Regional Managers.
  • Speak at churches and other relevant Christian events, to promote the ministry of TGIC | SWG.

Professional Skills 

  • Successful track record as a relational manager and salesperson
  • Excellent influencing and relationship building skills
  • Possesses the necessary skills in order to maintain accountabilities, process information, make decisions, organize workload, resolve conflicts, delegate responsibilities, and solve problems
  • Self-starter and able to work independently with a minimum level of supervision
  • Personable, friendly and donor-centric
  • Experience of developing and implementation of operating plans
  • Multi-linguistic is an asset

Experience 

  • 3-5 years experience in a sales or a Director role with a proven track record of success
  • Experience in the multi-cultural or global market preferred
  • BA degree required, Masters preferred
  • Knowledge of ministry or non-profit sector is an asset

The Gideons International In Canada I ShareWord Global 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 I ShareWord Global.

We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits.

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

Term: Full time

Location: To be determined

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