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The Navigators of Canada are a movement of people across the world who follow the teachings of Jesus and help individuals find their true purpose and meaning in life. As Navigators, we have committed ourselves to transforming our cities and communities. By actively loving those around us, wherever and whoever they may be, we hope to change the world. Want to join in? Find out more below.

Careers / Job Postings

  1. Ministry Support Team – Payroll & Accounting Specialist (Full-Time)

    Role Summary
    The Navigators of Canada is seeking a Payroll & Accounting Specialist to join its Ministry Support Team. Serving and working alongside ministry personnel, preparing payroll, creating financial reports, overseeing accounts payable, collecting and reviewing expenses, and recording financial transactions will be part of your daily routine. This position is a vital part of the Finance Team and will report directly to the Finance Manager. It will require building good relationships with various ministry staff and volunteers, many of whom work remotely across Canada and in international locations.


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    Ministry Focus
    The Navigators of Canada is a Christian Mission Organization and Religious Order that ministers in Canada and abroad. The Navigators is a Canadian Registered Charity with staff & volunteers located across Canada and in several countries overseas. The Navigators of Canada is a key player in an international partnership of Navigator ministries from over 100 countries globally. Please find out more about us at our website www.navigators.ca.

    The Navigators charitable purpose and the expectations of our donors and stakeholders is that we operate as a Christian ministry helping individuals to Know Christ and to Make Him Known. Each employee of The Navigators shall:

    1. Attend team and corporate prayer gatherings
    2. Conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner with an emphasis on loving God and loving others.
    3. Promote the tenets of the Christian Faith and the mission of The Navigators to Advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of labourers living and discipling among all people.
    4. Embody the Core Values of The Navigators including allowing the Scriptures and Prayer to guide your work life.

    Duties & Responsibilities
    In addition to actively collaborating with ministry and programme personnel to advance the strategic priorities of the ministry, the Payroll & Accounting Specialist is responsible for a range of payroll, accounting, bookkeeping, and administrative tasks. Administering and reconciling monthly payroll, responsible for government remittances and filings, serving ministry personnel, providing accounting support to management and staff, reimbursing expenses, accounts payable, bank reconciliations and recording financial transactions will be part of your daily routine.

    Ideal Candidate
    The ideal candidate should be excited to work within a Christian charity. We are looking for a humble, hungry and smart individual with an affinity for maintaining and developing effective administrative routines. This role suits someone who has technical knowledge in accounting and Canadian payroll and is eager to innovate in the broader financial and administrative aspects of their work. The ability to work and communicate effectively with others is a must as well as having a methodical and proactive approach to work. Ideally, the successful candidate will have attained or is actively pursuing a payroll related diploma, degree, or designation. Experience within a not for profit or Canadian charity would be a plus.

    We are looking for someone who is enthused by the prospect of exercising their Christian faith by applying existing skills and experience to help The Navigators of Canada pursue its calling to transform the world one person at a time.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

    • Achieved or pursuing a diploma, degree, or designation in finance, payroll, or accounting
    • Experience in payroll and accounting
    • Effective oral and written English skills
    • Customer Service Proficiency
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Familiarity with NewViews
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

    Other Relevant Information

    Term: This is intended as a long-term position with an initial contract of one year
    Compensation: From $36,000 to $42,000 annually plus benefits
    Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week with opportunity to increase hours seasonally
    Location: Navigators Headquarters – Arva, Ontario (London)
    Vacation: 2 weeks
    Ideal Start Date: ASAP

    How to Apply
    Interested candidates should submit a current resume including references and a statement explaining how they meet the selection criteria for the position to humanresources@navigators.ca, quoting the job title “Payroll & Accounting Specialist (F/T)”. Specific enquiries about this role and the application process can be sent to the same email address.

    Applications will be accepted and reviewed until February 15, 2018. Interviews with a short list of candidates will be carried out by February 28, 2018 at our Arva office.

    We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

  3. Navigator Internship

    Brief Description
    The Navigator internship is designed to give participants a hands-on learning experience in the nature of full-time ministry and an introduction to the Navigator calling and ethos. Our desire is to infuse you with the skills and disciplines necessary to help others grow in their faith, draw closer to God, join God in mission and become more like Jesus.

    Our goal is that this internship will also translate into the rest of your life. We are passionate about Jesus and His Kingdom. We long to see God's love renew and transform the lives of people and communities. All over the world, there are communities of people who need to experience the good news of Jesus and his Kingdom. Our goal is that by the end of this internship, you will be better equipped to follow Jesus wherever he might lead you.

    Full Description

    updated: November 16, 2017

    Start Date: September 1 (contingent on funding)
    Program Length: 1-2 years
    Hours/week: Part Time or Full Time opportunities available
    Compensation Type: Deputized Fundraising
    Contact Person: Cidney Copeland cidneyc@navigators.ca


    What will you get out of this?
    • Greater experiential understanding of the Gospel and Kingdom of God
    • The chance to engage deeply with God through spiritual disciplines
    • Opportunities to join with others in living out the Gospel and tangibly serving your community
    • Opportunities to help others make sense of Jesus, his teaching and to follow him wholeheartedly.
    • Growth in skills, character and competence as a ministry leader in the context you serve
    • Intentional spiritual and personal development from Navigator Staff expressed through prayer, coaching, guidance and feedback
    • Opportunity to reflect on and integrate lessons learned to the rest of your life
    • The opportunity to work as part of a Navigator team
    Qualities of Successful Candidates
    • A recent graduate from university/college or between 20-35 years old (flexible)
    • Desiring to grow in their knowledge of God and His calling on their life
    • Interested in growing their faith by serving, helping others do the same
    • Interested in developing missional living habits
    • Leadership and communication skills
    • Able to work both independently and on a team in an ever-changing work environment
    • Willing to stretch past their comfort zones in leadership and discipleship
    • Willing to submit to the Navigator Statement of Faith and Lifestyle Conduct Policy
    • Pursue God as a lifestyle by engaging in prayer, Bible reading, journaling, Scripture memory and others to help facilitate personal and spiritual development
    • Commit to meeting fundraising objectives for your budget and team budget
    • Help others grow in their walk with God by serving in the community, facilitating group Bible studies, meeting one-on-one and praying for individuals.
    • Initiating spiritual conversations with those who are spiritually curious and guiding investigative Gospel studies.
    • Attend ministry gatherings, local and national staff meetings, facilitate meetings where and when appropriate
    • Help plan events. This may include planning retreats and conferences, and/or speaking and leading at regional, or national Navigator events.
    • Commit your designated number of Navigator ministry hours to Navigator activities and assignments.
    • Attend the Advance National Gatherings.
    How to apply
    Please complete the following forms and send them to Cidney Copeland [cidneyc@navigators.ca]. Please, include your resumé and the supplementary documents along with your application forms.
    • Internship Application – [download]
    • Internship Ministry References – [download]
    • Internship Non-Ministry References (x2) – [download]
    Supplementary Documents:
    • Statement of Faith – [download]
    • Lifestyle Conduct Agreement [download]
    • Resumé