Administrative Generalist

Location: Vancouver (Olympic Village area)
Job Title:  Administrative Generalist
Schedule: Flexible, Part-time (24 – 28 hours per month)
Compensation: Hourly – Fair Wage
Expected Start Date: April 2017

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries prepares people of faith to support mental health recovery in their community.  We are a charity in need of a talented administrative generalist to work 24 – 28 hours per month.

Key tasks include:

  • Provide general office assistance
  • Document, prepare and track a/p, a/r and payroll
  • Produce monthly financial and activity reports
  • Update Nation Builder records (customer relations management software)
  • Provide general and event meeting support and as required board and board meeting support
    • Participate in monthly team meetings
    • Complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner
    • Other work may be assigned based on time, interest and skills

Applicants MUST have:

  • Eligibility to work in Canada
  • Commended office administration skills
  • Intermediate business office applications (word processing, spreadsheet, CRM) and Quickbook skills
  • Relational interpersonal skills
  • Good command of English language (written and spoken) skills
  • References that affirm your role related knowledge, skills and competencies

Applicants SHOULD be:

  • Comfortable working in a faith-based environment

Please note our office is not wheelchair accessible.

 How to apply:

Qualified candidates should send a single document that includes a cover letter that clearly states how your skills align with this opportunity and a one-page resume. In subject line write – Administrative Opportunity – application attached. Send application to administration@sanctuary-ministries.com. Candidates who meet posting and application requirements will be acknowledged.

Sanctuary Mental Health (Society) Ministries

107 – E. 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC


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A message from Daniel

 IMG_4810.PNGI want to express how humbled and honoured I feel to have been invited to take on the role of steering this phenomenal non-profit charity to a national footing.

As I step into this role I do so aware that I stand on the shoulders of many who have blazed a trail before me, most notably Dr. Sharon Smith, whose passion, character and consistent rallying cry have endowed Sanctuary with a rich and lasting legacy from which we all continue to benefit.

I want to take this opportunity to publically acknowledge Sharon and to state how grateful I am to have someone of her calibre, as Founding Director, to stand behind me as I lead in this new season.

I also want to acknowledge the hard work of the board and the existing staff team in creating an environment where creativity, determination and passion synergize so well with what God is doing. This is particularly true of our Director of Programming, Terresa Augustine, with whom I relish the opportunity to work closely.

I must also acknowledge the generosity and support of the many donors and volunteers who have made the work of Sanctuary possible. It is my desire to listen well to you, to learn from you and to collaboratively and relationally take this movement forward with you.

Finally, I want to give thanks and praise to our Lord. Sanctuary was founded in response to the gospel call to BE the transformative good news, and it is to this call that we must continue to press on in hope and faith toward all that the Lord wants to do in and through us.

As we step into this next phase, I pray that we do so with a strong resolution to continue this invaluable work, a work of redemptively restoring our brokenness in community with God, others and self.

Long may Sanctuary continue in its God given call to speak intelligently, pastorally and theologically into the mental health arena, as we prepare people of faith to support mental health recovery in their communities. 

In Christ’s Service,

Daniel Whitehead

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