Position: Youth Ministry Coordinator
Department: Learning Center, Reading, PA Corps
Availability of Position: Immediate
Schedule: Full-Time; M-F 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Reporting Relationship: Corps Officer
Salary and Grade: $13.30 - $20.00/hour; 74 Non-Exempt
The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
- Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
- Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
- Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
- Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Remitted Tuition Program
- Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
- Most importantly - a job with a good purpose!
This position includes overall responsibility/oversight for multiple programs within the Learning Center.
Oversee Learning Center staff and volunteers, providing guidance and working with Corps Officers regarding any concerns.
Recruit, train and schedule volunteer/tutors to assist with various program components
Provide creative programming for after school program using resources (gym, computer lab, craft area, etc.).
Evaluate, track and report student progress as directed per funder requirements
Promote, recruit and enroll children for The Salvation Army summer camp (Ladore) and the Summer Day Camp program
Maintain individual student files, accurately reporting statistics as required
Collaborate with school, community agencies, staff and officers to develop creative programs to meet community needs
Ensure a safe and clean environment within the Learning Center
Make contact with parents as needed
Coordinate with Corps Officers and Social Services Department as appropriate to address additional student needs
Deliver Salvation Army's Christian, Bible based curriculum and lead programs for youth
Assist in providing transportation as needed for the various programs
Maintain open lines of communication to facilitate efficient service delivery
Work with Corps Officers and others to develop and maintain a thorough departmental policies and procedures manual
Flexibility to work assigned shifts as required to meet program needs and flexibility to change as needed.
Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment but also able to work independently.
Cultural competency working with participants of various backgrounds; experience with inner-city youth
Must be able to adapt, sometimes quickly, to meet the needs of the organization and the community
Must be a detail-oriented, logical thinker, motivated self-starter and able to work independently
Performs related duties as assigned. The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the candidate will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.
Associate's Degree in Education or related field with 3-5 years' experience
Formal education and/or experience in Early Childhood Education is desirable
Effective oral and written communication skills. Bilingual a plus.
Exceptional time management and organizational skills are essential
Computer competency to meet the needs of the programs/administration (MS Office, Internet, etc.)
Must be flexible and able to adapt to the changing needs of the program
Must have a valid PA drivers' license
Child Protection Clearances PA Act 153 requires that all prospective employees complete the following clearance and background checks: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record/Fingerprint Check.
As a mandated reporter the applicant must:
o Pass background checks required by PA Act 153
PA State Police Criminal Record Check
FBI criminal record check (fingerprinting may be required)
Child abuse background check
Successfully complete mandated reporter training on recognizing and reporting child abuse and Salvation Army KeepSAfe training within 30 days of employment
Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army Contact:
Please submit your resume and cover letter as instructed below.
External candidates interested in this position please apply online at http://careers.salvationarmy.org. Internal candidates interested in applying for this position please apply at http://internal-usesalvationarmy.icims.com.
No Phone Calls Please.
Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on February 28, 2020
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
The Salvation Army's Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.
Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ
and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Requisition No. 1314