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Manager Men's Recovery Services (Permanent, Full-Time) - Union Gospel Mission

Sep 19, 2020
Vancouver, British Columbia
Entry Level, Early Career

The Opportunity

The Manager, Men’s Recovery, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the men’s Alcohol and Drug (A&D) Recovery team, including program development, operations and personnel issues that arise.  You will be involved in discerning vision and designing ministry programs that utilize best practices and foster effective outcomes, as UGM develops into a respected leader in the field in BC and beyond.  With both counselling and coaching expertise, you will provide wisdom and direction for the team. 

The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing A&D programs, Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, ideally in Counselling or Theology (or equivalent), clear leadership skills, and a passion caring for the marginalized and underprivileged.  

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

This is a permanent, full-time position.  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, generous vacation and sick leave, an RRSP matching program, as well as the potential for educational assistance and flexible work arrangements. In addition 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 9, 2020, visit  If you have questions about this posting, please contact Winna Ma, HR Advisor, at 604 215 5430 ext. 388.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, and are especially—but not only—interested in applications from Aboriginal individuals.



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