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Full Time Assistant Manager - Mission Thrift Store (Oshawa)

Full Time Assistant Manager - Mission Thrift Store (Oshawa)

Company: Mission Thrift Store
1300 Simcoe St N
Oshawa, Ontario

Position Description

BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Store across Canada.  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 distribute Bibles in many places around the world.  The stores are operated by dedicated volunteers.

Mission Thrift Store Oshawa is currently seeking a full time Manager who understands and supports the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada).  The ideal candidate will have strong relational qualities, be able to train and lead volunteers to effectively operate the store. The Manager needs to be vibrant, passionate and have an entrepreneurial spirit.  The right candidate must understand the needs and wants of a thrift store customer and deliver exceptional customer service, understand inventory control. Pricing, health and safety regulations, delegating, motivating, marketing and financial management.

Required Commitment

  • Follower of Jesus Christ who wholeheartedly subscribes to the BFM Foundation’s Statement of Faith and Lifestyle and Morality Policy
  • 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.
  • A love for Bible-based ministry in Canada and around the world.
  • Cultural, economic and environmental sensitivity


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understand retail sales, leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organizations
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and social media
  • The volunteer team leader is responsible for recruiting a team of volunteers and understanding the interests, skills and limitations of their team.
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Experience in human resources management
  • Understand all federal and provincial legislation, applicable to voluntary sector organizations including employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, and charities.

Experience:  Management experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/ voluntary sector would be considered an asset.

Working conditions:  The Manager will be working in a retail/office environment and would be responsible for the thrift store operation, which includes assigning and monitoring a team of volunteers.  The Manager will be required to work 5 days per week, alternate Saturdays.

Salary Expectations:  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.  You may include your salary expectations. 

Please submit your resume by April 9th by email to

Full job description available upon request.

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

Posted: March 9, 2018 | Expires: April 9, 2018
Posted Under: Management
Career ID: [ 5075 ]