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Front Desk Worker (Auxiliary, Part-Time) - Union Gospel Mission

Sep 19, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Opportunity

Do you enjoy greeting and assisting a wide variety of individuals by being friendly, answering their questions, and pointing them in the right direction? Do you desire to show the love of Jesus, intentionally connecting with our DTES community members, and have a unique ability to be caring and also firm with demanding individuals? Are you are an effective communicator, highly service-oriented, adaptable, and looking to build on these skills? Then we may have an opportunity for you. We are looking for an Overnight Front Desk Worker for our Hastings reception. The Hastings reception is open 24/7, serving UGM’s visitors, volunteers, guests, residents, tenants, and staff in a variety of ways. Along with greeting and assisting, you will also be providing general administrative support, building security, and back-up for the men’s shelter.

You will frequently deal with clients in crisis situations, brought about by diverse problems.  There will be other staff nearby to assist as required. 

The start wage for this position is $19.50 per hour.

There is an auxiliary (six-month), part-time position available. The position will have a Monday-Wednesday schedule with a Sunday shift every other week.  For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.  

Who We Are

Demonstrating the love of Christ, UGM feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. We are a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and have earned the Best Christian Workplace award again in 2019. We provide competitive salaries and our extensive benefits plan is fully employer-paid and includes extended dental and medical, as well as $4,500 per year in pooled para-medical expenses. A focus on employee resilience, support for professional development, engagement in meaningful work, and a fun and caring environment are all part of being a member of the UGM team.  If you are someone who desires to learn and grow, has a passion to serve and make a difference, and connects with others with both humility and humour, then you will be a great fit at UGM.

What You’ll Need

If you are considering employment with UGM, you must:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values
  • agree with our Statement of Faith
  • be willing to provide, as a condition of employment, a current criminal record check, with vulnerable sector search, if you are the successful candidate

How to Apply

To submit your cover letter and résumé by August 3, 2020, visit  If you have questions about this posting, please contact Corrina Darko, Human Resources Advisor, at 604 215 5430 EXT 334.

We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Aboriginal individuals.

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