Operation of the Community Center.
Community Center Program Leadership
• Develops activities and programs for the Corps Community Center, helping to ensure those programs meet the needs identified through regular needs assessments, advisory council and training. May accept input and suggestions from subordinates and advisory groups and develop programs or activities based on the needs of the community and resources available to the Salvation Army.
• Promotes sales of Corps Community Center space and time, makes public presentations.
• Supervises, schedules, monitors and evaluates the work performance of the Community Center.
• Ensures compliance to TSA and Department policies and procedures. Provides support and encouragement to staff persons and provides training and development opportunities.
• Support and promote the necessary Ministry needs of the East Side Corps (Bellefontaine) . This includes pointing participants to Sunday Worship Services and Sunday School. To start bible studies and Christian education for this group.
• Serves as liaison to corps pastoral care team.
• Ensure that community center education programs bridge to corps programs and services.
• Oversee summer camp recruitment and transportation.
• Develop Day Camp and after school programs as needed within the community.
• Develop leagues in the center to serve both young and old in their health and character.
• Develop education programs for preschool, after school or computer labs as they are needed.
East Side Young Adult Program Coordination
• Responsible for the creation and coordination of all services and programs to young adults on the east side.
• After programs are studied and opened, work in the creation of a job description and plan for a other needed program volunteers and / or staff.
• Develop and maintain the East Side Young Adult Advisory Council. This group will assist in the research and planning for programs, resources and collaborations needed for this ministry.
• Work with local community, agencies and schools to develop needed programs for young people 18 – 26.
• Plan programs for young adults and find appropriate staff and volunteers to help as able. (GED, job skills, recreation, college prep, education.)
Community Center Administration
• Recruits, screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hire, termination and other staffing adjustments of Community Center staff.
• Recruits and supervise qualified volunteers to assist with Corps Community Center activities.
• Assist in any meetings for the new center on the east side.
• Provides training on policies and procedures to new staff and volunteers for the Center.
• Participate in budget preparations as needed.
• Adheres to the Army’s financial policies; makes equipment and supplies purchases
as approved, processes budget requests, monitors program revenues and expenses, ensuring adherence to budget limitations.
• Supervises community service workers assigned to the Center, including recording and reporting hours worked, assigning tasks, training, and ensuring the tasks are completed as directed.
• Supervises volunteers assigned to the Center programs, including assigning work and evaluating performance. Tracks and reports volunteer hours to the supervisor, and communicates program needs for volunteers.
• Oversees the gathering and reporting of monthly Community Center statistical reports.
• Maintains positive working relationships with other departments, Center members and guests.
• Promotes safety for all Center program participants and spectators by monitoring program areas to identify safety concerns with facilities, equipment, and behavior of guests. Report all facility needs to commanding officer.
• Ensures all Center supplies and equipment are in usable condition. Notifies supervisor of necessary replacements/repairs, and arranges for those while keeping within budget restrictions.
• Oversees the Community Center membership registration process, including maintaining files, membership statistics, collection of fees and sign in and out process.
• Keeps logs and files of all incidents in the Center, filing insurance or Safe From harm reports with appropriate persons/departments.
• Assist the Corps Officer in seeking donations for programs to sustain the center.
• Other duties as appropriate and assigned.
The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.
Bachelor’s degree in Sports Recreation, Health or related area.
Two years’ experience working with children in a recreation or educational program or equivalent experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities
• Valid Missouri Driver’s License with clearance to drive by The Salvation Army.
EXPERIENCE / BACKGROUND:
• Strong knowledge of a wide variety of community center and recreation programs and activities.
• Community groups involved in community center programs and activities.
• De-escalation and crisis intervention techniques.
• Professional boundaries, confidentiality, ethics and support of Salvation Army mission.
• The Salvation Army’s Safe From Harm program.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Basic computer skills, including Internet, e-mail, Excel and Word.
• Ability to work with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner