Youth Ministries and Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Corps Officer
SUPERVISES: Program staff
STATUS: Exempt
SCHEDULE: Full Time. Varies to cover After School program, Summer schedules as well as Corps Activities
FUNCTION: The Youth and Program Coordinator will plan, organize, and facilitate quality youth programs by providing ministry support, oversight to all after school programs (including feeding programs) and oversight to any summer enrichment program at The Salvation Army in Portsmouth, Ohio
Ministry Responsibilities
Teach Sunday School
Plan and organize vacation bible school
Sunday program participation as assigned (Children's Five, Prayer, Preaching, Program Planning, etc)
Visitations and mentoring of youth
Encourage and attend divisional youth events (i.e. SWAT, Youth Councils, etc)
Build and maintain weekly youth group meetings
Leading/overseeing Army youth programs (i.e. Boys Adventure Corps/Sunbeams, Corps Cadets, Video production etc)
Support outreach/evangelistic opportunities
Report and record statistics in a timely manner to local and DHQ as required
Plan Teen Discipleship activities and Bible Study
Assist with transportation for Sundays
Connect After School and Summer Enrichment program families to corps ministries
Plan quarterly family night activity as a bridge from ASP to Corps
Build a schedule and secure corps members for Jr. church rotation.
Other responsibilities as needed
School and Summer Enrichment Programs
Provide oversight to the after school programs ensuring compliance with the program standards.
Manage kitchen according to health department standards
Supervise Staff, Schedule staff, approve vacation/leave requests, process time cards for ASP/SE staff
Develop relationships with parents, teachers, and guidance counselors to enable us to better serve the children
Establish relationships with outside agencies as representative of the Salvation Army for referrals (school system, government housing authority, etc) or program support (4H, scouting, etc)
Maintain budget and stay within monetary guidelines of the given annual budget
Collect and record payments
Plan and implement programming that meets Salvation Army regulations and any licensing Requirements
Coordinate program transportation from schools to The Salvation Army
Attend required trainings to maintain program standards and safety standards
Provide good stewardship to building and equipment.
Coordinate and report statistics, testing and surveys in a timely manner to DHQ
Attend ASP meetings at DHQ as required
General Office
Support Christmas activities as assigned
Support fundraising activities as assigned
Answer phone, take messages as needed
Support social worker and food pantry worker as needed
Perform other duties, as assigned by Corps Officer
Degree in the field of human services or education required or at least 3 years experience in field of ministry.
Effective communication skills
Must be safety conscious
Must be 21 years of age
Must possess the ability to function independently and in a team environment
Must have a valid driver's license and be able to drive the 12 passenger van
Must be able to read, write and communicate clearly, in English
Must have the ability to work and relate well with individuals with varying needs
Must be able to handle difficult situations/confrontations in a professional manner
Must possess an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army
Must attend The Salvation Army Corps as home church
Music ability preferred but not a must

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