The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Program Coordinator - Escanaba

    Job Locations US-MI-Escanaba
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Social Services
    Seasonal Part-Time
  • Overview

    Responsible for oversight of day-to-day operations of the Hope at the Inn (HATI) shelter sites.  Maintain open channels of communication with HATI Executive Committee, HATI Coordinators, volunteers, local parishes, and Hope for the Day (HFTD) Social Worker in order to organize meetings and events, maintain the shelter schedule and statistics, and assist in scheduling shelter shifts.  Perform marketing and outreach activities to recruit volunteers, parishes, and donors.  Maintain HATI policies, procedures, and manuals.

    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.



    This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned.    Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


    • Keeps board members, coordinators, volunteers, and the public updated on news and events. Fields and responds to questions from Executive Committee, Coordinators, volunteers, and the public.
    • Prepares and sends press releases to local media as approved by HATI Executive Committee.
    • Prepares and circulates shelter seasonal schedule.
    • Prepares, circulates, and monitors weekly volunteer shifts schedule.
    • Serves as a resource for Executive Committee, Coordinators, HFTD Social Worker, and volunteers.
    • Maintains HATI website and Facebook pages
    • Prepares agendas, minutes, and updates for monthly HATI Coordinator and HATI Executive Committee meetings
    • Assists with grant-writing, grant-reporting, fundraising, and donor activities by meeting with churches, gathering and reporting statistics on the program, etc., in order to maintain and/or increase funding for shelter operations.
    • Assists in organizing events and fundraisers.
    • Monitors shelter supplies.



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


    Education: High School Diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred


    Experience: Two (2) years working in a business office setting


    Certifications:  Valid Michigan driver’s license with proof of insurance and clearance to drive from TSA insurance.



    • Strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Database, data entry, word processing, and electronic communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to interact professionally with boards, coordinators, volunteers, HFTD Social Worker
    • Some experience in grant-writing, fund-raising, donor relations
    • Ability to manage/organize multiple projects and adhere to deadlines
    • Demonstrated experience in marketing, outreach, public speaking
    • Strong data management, analyzing, and reporting skills
    • Must project a humanistic and caring attitude, and exhibit extreme empathy in all Guest interactions
    • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekend hours


    Supervisory Responsibility: N/A  


    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.  Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity. 


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to drive, stand, walk, and sit; occasionally use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear.  The employee must lift and/or move at least 30 pounds with or without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



    Travel: Daily travel throughout the community to shelter sites.          


    Working Conditions:


    Most work is performed indoors and/or in a typical office environment.  While moving about locations, there will be exposure to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

    At times the duties will involve working with individuals having infectious and/or communicable diseases.

    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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