Job Posting 78246

Facilities Manager and Volunteer Manager/Admin Assistant Couple
Focus on the Family Canada
Calgary area
Priddis, Alberta
closes in 12 days (Wed, 15 Dec)
full time  •  Negotiable hourly rate and includes housing and full benefits

Position: Facilities Manager and Volunteer Manager/Admin Assist

Status: 2 Positions at 40 hours per week each

Posting Open Until: December 15, 2021

Salary:  Compensation package includes on-site housing and full benefits

Anticipated Start Date: March/April 2022


About Us


Since 1983, Focus on the Family has offered help and encouragement to millions of families as they build their lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ.    Consistently named one of the Best Christian Workplaces in Canada, we work hard to respond to the many real issues families face today by providing sound and practical guidance based on Christian principles.  Our vision is to see every family transformed by love, vibrant in faith and enduring in hope.


Kerith Retreats is an established ministry initiative of Focus on the Family Canada dedicated to providing personalized programs for individuals and married couples in ministry who are seeking spiritual renewal with Christ through a small group retreat environment.  Our Hope Restored department plans and co-ordinates Focus Canada’s Christ centered marriage ministry through intensive marriage counselling programs including group and individual sessions.


We are currently recruiting for a talented and versatile onsite couple.  One person would function as the Volunteer Manager/ Administrative Assistant and their spouse would take on the role of Facilities Manager.   These positions are based out of Priddis, Alberta. For more information about us, please visit


About the Positions:


  1. Volunteer Manager/Administrative Assistant


Reporting to the Co-director Kerith Creek, the Volunteer Manager/Admin Assistant will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteer hosts, coordinating food services and providing administrative support.   


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the co-director couple and facilities manager to develop and manage a sustainable volunteer host team for Kerith Creek events and facility
  • Coordinate hosting schedule for Kerith and Hope Restored events
  • Recruit and train new hosts as needed
  • Provide housekeeping for the suites in the residence as needed
  • In coordination with the co-director couple and other staff and/or volunteers ensure that facilities are ready for all retreats, intensives and other Focus events
  • Prepare make-ahead dishes in larger batches periodically (baking, chili, lasagna, soups, etc) ideally with the help of a volunteer team that you recruit and manage
  • Call guests with special dietary needs and go over the menu with them, identifying substitutions or accommodations
  • Support hosts when they are onsite with questions/concerns
  • Launder table linens during retreats
  • In consultation with your supervisor, revise and maintain hosting manual as needed
  • Provide administrative support to the Kerith Retreats staff
  • Provide administrative support to the Hope Restored staff (i.e. printing documents, compiling welcome folders, maintaining onsite supplies as requested, scanning and uploading documents post-intensives, occasionally filling in for the registrar as needed to address informational questions)
  • Fill in as host couple as needed, usually when no one else is available or if last-minute changes occur


About You

  • Experience working in a Christian retreat setting is highly desirable
  • Experience working with volunteers, supervising, training and encouraging them
  • Demonstrated ability to cook and plan meals for groups between 6-20 people
  • Demonstrated administrative experience is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of computers, including word processing, emails, virtual meetings

 Facilities Manager


The Facilities Manager assumes responsibility for coordinating the care and maintenance of the facilities and grounds keeping for Kerith Creek.  It is highly desirable that this is accomplished through recruiting, supervising and encouraging teams of volunteers. The Facilities Manager may also be called upon as needed to assist with housekeeping, particularly in the residence and may be required to provide hosting duties from time to time.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the co-director couple to assemble and execute a maintenance schedule
  • Assist other staff and volunteers to facilitate interior maintenance, janitorial (post-retreat) lodge clean-up (linens, washrooms, suites, kitchen, floors, etc) and other requirements of the lodge and residence buildings
  • Grounds keeping and snow removal in conjunction with the volunteer team
  • Improve trails and maintain treed areas close to the buildings in conjunction with volunteer project teams
  • Oversee and coordinate various volunteer groups onsite for work projects in conjunction with or mutually determined with the co-director couple
  • Assist co-director couple with recruiting and encouraging host couples (and individuals) for Kerith retreats as well as Hope Restored intensives
  • Fill in as host couple as needed, usually when no one else is available or if last-minute changes occur


About You

 Experience working in a Christian retreat setting is highly desirable

  • Experience working with volunteers, supervising, training and encouraging them
  • Basic knowledge of building maintenance, safety procedures and groundskeeping
  • Ability to plan and anticipate needs
  • Ability to motivate others, work cooperatively with staff and volunteers
  • Ability to give and receive direction and feedback as required


To Apply:


If you’re looking for a place where you can experience a strong sense of belonging and make a positive difference in people’s lives, this may be the opportunity for you. Focus on the Family Canada offers competitive compensation and benefits and a supportive, friendly, Christian work environment. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume at or by email to .


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