The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Youth Development Coordinator

    Job Locations US-IN-Valparaiso
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    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.

    WMNI Vision Statement

    We envision an army, united in its dedication to boldly follow where God leads, maximizing every opportunity to reach out in love with the life changing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


    The Youth Development Coordinator is responsible to:


    Develop youth (0-29yrs) in their faith, character and person through the corps programs and ministries. 

    Increase local corps programs and outreach to youth.

    Provide oversight of multiple youth programs by providing program leadership and/or providing guidance, support and basic training to active youth leaders within the corps.

    This job description is not all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential duties of the position.  Other duties, responsibilities and tasks may be assigned by corps officer/administrator after consulting with ATYS or Good Soil Initiative Administrator.




    An Associate's degree with a minimum of two years experience in progressively responsible youth development work, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

    A senior soldier in good standing or willing to support Salvation Army doctrine, mission, and practices with the encouragement to explore senior soldiership.


    Knowledge, Skills and 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.

    Knowledge of effective writing and editing techniques and practices.

    Ability to research and interpret youth ministry materials to determine compliance of outside sources with Salvation Army doctrine.

    Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks with a minimum of direction.

    Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

    Ability to use Salvation Army approved word processing, spreadsheet, data base management, and graphics/desktop publishing software packages.

    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 participate in physical activities associated with walking, standing, lifting, playing games, and transporting objects of reasonable weight.

    Valid Driver's License.  (Must meet the guidelines provided by the State of residence and the automobile insurance provider as pertaining to corps’ passenger vans/buses)


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