The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Children’s Ministries Coordinator

    Job Locations US-IL-Decatur
    Job ID
    2018-6989
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Childrens Ministry
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army 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.

    Responsibilities

    Responsible for Children’s (ages 0-11) Ministries and any and all programming and activities related to these age groups.
    Plan, schedule, coordinate, facilitate, and monitor a variety of educational, recreational,
    relational, and spiritual development activities, events, and programs for children. Develop a plan to work with children in their development and service to their
    community; to have a healthy and safe environment, opportunities to learn, to discover
    and practice love for God and neighbors, and skills to participate in family life, corps, neighborhood, and community.
    Help to develop and train local leadership for programs in the corps. Oversee and organize on-going leader training and development and a suitable discipleship program. Build and maintain a positive relationship with parents, and their children.
    Provide Christian leadership to the children in order to encourage their spiritual development.

    Serve as advisor and resource contact for all existing children’s programs.
    Seek to discover ways to engage children in Salvation Army distinctive and/or sponsored programs with the end result to get youth active in the corps and enrolled as members of The Salvation Army.
    Encourage evangelism in ways relevant to children.
    Provide opportunities/training for children to participate in volunteer/ministry
    experiences (Thrift stores, disaster services, feed homeless, Community Care, Christmas effort, coordinate monthly mission opportunities, take an active role in the Corps’ life and worship, etc.).
    Along with the Corps Program Coordinator and with the assistance of the corps development director, plan, develop, and distribute a monthly/quarterly newsletter/e-
    news addressing the interests and needs ofchildren; promote awareness and involvement in programming,
    Along with the Corps Program Coordinator keep the Youth Facebook page up-to-date daily so that people going there can see what’s happening with the children and youth of the corps.
    Along with the Corps Program Coordinator, you are responsible for the coordination of the transportation ministry (pick-ups and take home for Sunday School and Sunday worship and for all children’s and youth programs and activities during the week) of the corps.
    Lead/participate in worship, Christian education, and children’s programs. This could include, butis not limited to, leading meetings, worship arts, music programs, preaching, teaching, and leadership training for corps members.
    Serve on the Corps STEPs Team going through the process of analyzing, revising, developing, and goal setting for the corps/community center and social service programs and activities.
    Participate in the coordination of seasonal programs (Angel Tree, Kettles, Nursing Homes, Christmas JOY Shoppe, Holiday Food Distribution, Holy Week and Easter, VBS, and Camping experiences for youth and children).
    Participate in pastoral and evangelistic visitation and outreach. Participate in property upkeep and facility preparation for programming.
    Become familiar with Corps financial planning and management, budgeting, banking practices, and the proper handling of Salvation Army funds.
    Become familiar with human resources paperwork and procedures and the processes required in hiring/firing, and employee discipline and management.
    Participate in Corps Outreach opportunities. This should include but is not limited to the development ofrelationships with individuals and families receiving support from The Salvation Army, the development of outreach and bridging opportunities between the corps and community, and coordination of and/or participation in events.
    Accurately record and maintain statistical information regarding activities and participants. Become familiar with the divisional statistical system.
    Participate in Corps Council and Young Peoples’ Pastoral Care Council. Attend monthly Advisory Board meetings.
    Attend and participate in Corps staff meetings.
    Other tasks, educational opportunities, and duties as assigned by the corps officers

     

     

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience: Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred OR One or more years’
    experience in working with children, OR a combination of education, training and experience.

     

    Skills Needed:
    Basic understanding of Wesleyan theology and Salvation Army mission, and preservation of its philosophy, and doctrine.
    Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up assignments with a minimum of direction.
    Good communication skills—both verbal and written, persuasive, passionate, and professional. Having knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, social media, and general PC use.Personable and out-going, able to relate to and work with a variety of people Displays leadership qualities and organizational skills. Flexibility in work hours and job responsibilities along with a desire to gain new skills, knowledge, and practical experience. Honest, reliable and trustworthy Ability to pass background check. Valid CDL Driver's License or willingness and ability to obtain a CDL Driver’s License. (Must meet the guidelines provided by the State of Illinois and The Salvation Army’s automobile insurance provider as pertaining to passenger vans/buses.)

     

    Physical Demands/ Work Environment: This position is required to do light to moderate physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the individual is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time, use hands and fingers, communicate, move, occasionally required to position selfto stoop, kneel or crouch, frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands as required in using standard office equipment and a PC. The individual will be required to frequently lift twenty pounds and occasionally up to forty pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to focus. The work environment for this position includes a wide range of environment, noise levels, and activity.

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