Position: Learning Center Program Assistant
Location: Reading, PA Corps
Availability of Position: Immediate
Schedule: Part Time; 20-29 hours per week
Reporting Relationship: Learning Center Director
Salary and Grade: $13.00 per hour; 74 Non-Exempt
Position Overview: The Program Assistant’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, facilitating The Salvation Army’s YouthPrograms (Play & Learn, After School (Manana, Modelo, REACH), Summer Program etc.), Adult Education Programs (GED, ESL, ComputerLiteracy) at assigned locations as well as tracking & collecting data as outlined by the supervisor. The Assistant will provide timely feedback regarding all program activities, program participants, etc. as outlined in The Learning Center Policies & Procedures Manual. Other projects willbe assigned by the supervisor which require organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills.
Requirements: Bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable. 2 year associates degree in related field preferred or a minimum of 2 years related experience. Flexibility to work assigned shifts as required to meet program needs and flexibility to change as needed. Must possess excellent organizational skills, patience, creativity and love for urban/multicultural youth & families. Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment but also able to work independently. Effective time management and strong organization skills are required. Cultural competency working with participants of various backgrounds and experience with inner-city youth. Must be able to adapt, sometimes quickly, to meet the needs of the organization and the community. Must be a detail-oriented, logical thinker who is a motivated self-starter and able to work independently on assigned projects. Computer skills required (email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet research). Valid Driver's License and able to obtain insurance clearances as determined by The Salvation Army's insurance company. As a mandated reporter the applicant must pass background checks required by PA Act 153: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; FBI criminal record check (fingerprinting may be required); Child abuse background check. Successfully complete mandated reporter training on recognizing and reporting child abuse and Salvation Army KeepSAfe training within 30 days of employment. Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.
Contact: If you are interested in applying for this position, submit your resume and cover letter online by the close of business Monday, July 31, 2017.
No phone calls please.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
The Salvation Army’s 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.
Requisition No. 559