The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Kroc Center - Ministry Director

    Job Locations US-NE-Omaha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Congregational Life
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Kroc Center is an ENERGIZING, FUN, FAST-PACED recreation and education center providing opportunities for people to connect, experience personal growth, and develop relationships.  The Kroc is a world-class facility and a Nebraska treasure supporting the community and its members with fulfilling and family friendly programs and activities. 


    Our team members thrive on serving others and making a difference in our community.  A positive attitude, fun-loving spirit and a desire to be part of something bigger is a must.  If you have a servant’s heart and a drive for excellence to help us achieve our mission, then we want you to be part of our team! 


    The Salvation Army Mission:  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.


    Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Purpose Statement     

    Inspire people to discover their God given talents and develop their potential through artistic, educational, physical, and spiritual experiences in a Christ-centered atmosphere.


    Job Summary/Primary Purpose

    The Ministry Director is responsible for providing leadership, operational oversight, and administrative support to the Kroc ministry team.  This individual will plan and coordinate effective ministry outreach and programs with the goal of infusing mission alignment in all areas of our interactions with members and guests, in sync with the strategic objectives established by the Kroc Officers.


    1. Plan worship services and oversee engaging and effective religious activities including adult and senior ministries, music ministry, evangelism, discipleship, outreach, Sunday school and pastoral care.
    2. Identify and develop programs needed to grow participation of the Hispanic population with Kroc programs and ministry, and provide Spanish translation assistance to the Kroc Center and Divisional resources as assigned.
    3. As a member of the leadership team, work in conjunction with Senior Kroc Officer and other members of the leadership team to develop and maintain overall strategies, priorities and direction for the Kroc Center.
    4. Serve as auxiliary preaching support to the Senior Kroc Officers and administer Congregational Life ministerial operations in their absence.
    5. Administer and lead the Christmas Kettle fund-raising activities for The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center and achieve or surpass budgeted objectives.
    6. Support and implement the short and long-range strategic vision and objectives of the Kroc congregation and ministry outreach efforts as articulated by the Kroc Officers.
    7. Routinely track and review statistical and objective measurements governing the congregation and ministry efforts, proactively providing summary information and reports to leadership.
    8. Promote Salvation Army Soldiership and Adherency within The Kroc Center, and teach Soldiership and Recruits classes.
    9. Serve as a member of the Corps Council and develop the agenda for these meetings in coordination with the Kroc Officers and provide oversight for the recording of meeting minutes.
    10. In coordination with Kroc Officers, provide pastoral care to members, including facilitation of hospital visits and in home visits.
    11. Establish and promote a culture where relational ministries and excellence in execution of programming thrives to encourage, equip, and engage all individuals that come in contact with the Kroc Center to take the next step on their spiritual journey with God.
    12. Actively participate in ministry programming that will include evening and weekend hours, providing transportation services in Kroc Center vehicles as needed.
    13. Participate in the MOD program (Manager on Duty)
    14. Driving is an essential function.
    15. All other duties as assigned.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position will recruit, train, and supervise all ministry management and staff positions, as well as coordinate the work of unpaid individuals (i.e. volunteers) as required.  Plan, coordinate and implement regular staff meetings and training.


    Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry or a related field and at least 5 years of experience in senior leadership of a variety of Church programs and ministries. 


    Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

    1. Must be fluent in both Spanish and English (speaking, reading and writing) to effectively communicate with officers and employees and perform the essential job responsibilities
    2. Must have knowledge of Christian theology and The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, and doctrine
    3. Must possess an evangelistic, Christ-Centered disposition
    4. Requires strong English and Spanish analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills and ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with minimal direction
    5. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials
    6. Proficiency in word processing and design programs, e.g. MS Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint (or similar programs)
    7. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, train and develop staff to achieve objectives.
    8. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment; ability to deal with sensitive issues and make thoughtful decisions
    9. Effective leadership development, team building, and facilitation skills
    10. General computer knowledge is required to access payroll, timekeeping and personal data via a web-based system. 

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:  Must pass all applicable background checks. Must possess a valid driver’s license from the state in which you reside. Must be approved through The Salvation Army Fleet Safety Program to drive either a Salvation Army or personal vehicle on Salvation Army business.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Must have CPR/AED/First Aid certification or obtain within 45 days of hire.  Must successfully complete Safe from Harm training as established by The Salvation Army.


    Physical Requirements:  The physical demands 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.


    Physical requirements include good speaking, hearing and vision.  Excellent manual dexterity. Ability to stand, bend and reach for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment.  This position will required the ability to lift and/or move more than 25 pounds occasionally.


    Working Conditions:  The majority of the work day will be in a mixed environment including offices, auditoriums, and other program spaces. In addition, portions of the primary work facility may be considered humid (natatorium) while other locations (gymnasium) may be considered moderately loud in nature.


    All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


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