The Salvation Army - Central Territory

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Youth and Family Ministries Director

Youth and Family Ministries Director

Job ID 
2017-2889
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-WI-Marinette
Category 
Social Services
Type 
Regular Full-Time

More information about this job

Overview

Plan and implement youth and family ministry for the Marinette Corps to develop youth and families in their faith, character and person through the corps, outreach programs and ministries. Provide oversight of multiple youth and family programs by providing program leadership and/or providing guidance, support and basic training to active leaders within the corps and/or volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Corps Officer to develop and implement a long range youth and family program development plan emphasizing spiritually based program development and growth.
  • Direct and oversee youth and family programs that are consistent with the Mission and Vision of The Salvation Army. This includes screening, selecting, and training leaders, recruiting program participants, organizing and promoting special events and programs, etc.  
  • Plan and direct a variety of youth and family events to allow and encourage opportunities for Corps members to interact with and engage participants, and provide opportunities for youth/family participants to hear the gospel message. This will include both indoor and outdoor activities, recreational programs and outings.
  • Serve as an advocate for individuals in the community, working with other community organizations to address issues facing youth and families.
  • Plan and implement an after-school program, summer activities, and other events when school is out. Plan quarterly family events focused around the Youth Center.
  • Plan and give leadership to an annual Vacation Bible School program.
  • Identify and recommend necessary program equipment and supply purchases to the Corps Officer.
  • Recruit and encourage participation to WUM Divisional youth camps and events
  • Supervise program volunteers, assisting them as necessary. Record program volunteer hours and report to the Corps Officer.
  • Expand the usage of the Youth Center by recruiting adult activities, young adults, teen, and youth.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the Marinette Corps Council and STEPS committee.
  • Update/maintain records: submit monthly statistics and other reports as directed.
  • Serve as backup driver of Salvation Army vehicles to transport participants to and from activities.
  • Assist as requested with carrying out fundraising events, annual dinners, and seasonal social service programs.

Qualifications

 

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.

 

  • Must be, or become an active soldier/adherent of The Salvation Army Marinette Corps.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the ministry and vision of The Salvation Army and the Marinette Corps.
  • Must complete and stay current with The Salvation Army’s Safe From Harm training.

 

Education:  Associate’s degree, with coursework directly related to the duties.

 

Certifications: valid driver’s license with approval to drive from TSA’s insurance carrier.

 

Experience: Two years’ experience in planning and developing programs. 

-OR-

Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of The Salvation Army, preservation of its mission and doctrine.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of youth ministries and program development.
  • Ability to research and interpret youth and family ministry materials to determine compliance of outside sources with Salvation Army doctrine.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Ability to use Salvation Army approved word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and email.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English in a manner that is sufficient for clear communication with supervisors, employees, leaders, parents and participants in order to perform the requirements of this job.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
  • Knowledge of conflict resolution techniques.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

   

Supervisory Responsibility: will supervise volunteers and subsequent staff should the program expansion require additional staff.

 

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, or kneel; talk and hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Requires the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information.

 

Travel: Travel beyond corps service area will be required occasionally, including overnight travel to attend events and camps.

 

Working Conditions: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

This job is performed at times in an office environment at normal room temperature. The noise level in this work environment is usually low.

 

For many duties of this job, such as program, camps, outdoor activities and events and community center activities, the employee may be outdoors or may be exposed to varying seasonal outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment at these events is usually moderate to loud.