Job Posting 90728

Volunteer Services Manager
Shelter Movers
Work From Home - Central / Halifax area
closed yesterday (Tue, 31 Jan)
part time  •  $27-$30



The Organization

Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and families fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse. 


Working at Shelter Movers means contributing to a mission that will make a meaningful impact on families experiencing abuse and supporting survivors as they transition to a life free of violence. It also means playing a role in ending gender-based violence. We are growing and looking to add caring, compassionate, and dependable people to our team.


The Role

The Volunteer Services Manager leads a team of volunteers to develop and execute the Volunteer Services strategy in Nova Scotia. The manager works collaboratively with the National Volunteer Services Director and Nova Scotia Chapter Director to realize Shelter Movers’ mission, supporting survivors of abuse.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Support the Chapter Director and National Volunteer Services Director in executing Shelter Movers’ strategic plan, particularly as it relates to Volunteer Services
  • Select, train and manage a team of volunteers and employees 
  • Ground recommendations and decisions in evidence, using key performance indicators to understand volunteer behaviour
  • Create and provide reports and analysis where necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of current policies and procedures
  • Identify, develop and test process and policy improvements to enhance volunteers’ experience at Shelter Movers Nova Scotia
  • Actively contribute to national Volunteer Services team meetings and with ideas and feedback on national initiatives and procedural changes
  • Manage ongoing and temporary projects (e.g., student placement programs) as needed
  • Update and refine volunteer orientation presentation and facilitate when needed
  • Assist other chapter-level functions when necessary


Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in a management / leadership role, ideally in the nonprofit sector
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple projects under tight timelines
  • Advanced interpersonal skills in a professional, outgoing manner
  • Collaborative leadership style to build trust and inspire others to achieve common goals
  • Experience managing teams of paid and/or unpaid staff 
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Acts ethically and strives for integrity and excellence in all areas of responsibility
  • Advanced understanding and interest in gender studies, including anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks and intersectionality of challenges faced by women and particularly survivors of abuse in the local community


Role Details

  • 21 hours per week
  • $27-$30 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Remote position with some in-person meetings and events, including attending moves or visiting storage locations.

To Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to


Note that the successful candidate will be subject to successful completion of a criminal background check and reference check, and a valid SIN is required.


Equal Opportunity Statement

Shelter Movers is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds without regard to age, color, race, sex, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family or parental status, genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability. 

We provide employment accommodation in accordance with provincial legislation. To request reasonable accommodation, contact


Covid-19 Hiring Statement

Shelter Movers continues to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented stringent safety measures to protect our volunteers, staff, partners, and clients. 


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