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Urban & Youth Ministry Intern

Urban & Youth Ministry Intern

Job ID 
2017-3747
Job Locations 
US-OH-East Cleveland
Category 
Ministry
Compensation 
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Compensation Min 
USD $8.50/Hr.
Compensation Max 
USD $8.50/Hr.
Type 
Regular Part-Time

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Overview

Job Title:                                Urban & Youth Ministry Intern

Exempt/Nonexempt:             Non-Exempt  

Corps:                                     East Cleveland            

Reports To:                            Urban Missionary

                                               Youth Ministry Coordinator

 

GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB

 

The Urban & Youth Ministry Intern position is for a person who has firmly decided to commit their lives to the communication and demonstration of the good news of Jesus Christ.  This position is for a person who is prayerfully called to restore hope to at-risk children, youth, and their families develop holistically in an urban context.  The Urban & Youth Ministry Intern will assist the Urban Missionary and Youth Ministry Coordinator in their efforts to invest in and develop the youth, young adults and volunteers who participate in our Adopt-A-Block Project.   The Urban & Youth Ministry Intern will pray, engage in the life of the community, build intentional relationships with youth and volunteers, preach the good news of Jesus Christ and assist The Salvation Army in carrying out the mission of Urban Impact within East Cleveland.

 

The Urban & Youth Ministry Intern should possess the following attributes:

  • Possesses a strong desire and senses a call to minister in an inner city community.
  • Works well with children and youth
  • Exercises commitment in getting the job done
  • Possesses a servant’s attitude
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and within time constraints

 

The Urban & Youth Ministry Intern should possess Passion for:

  • Community empowerment and development
  • Influencing the community for Christ.
  • Transforming the lives of young adults, youth and their families for Christ in an urban context.
  • Sharing the Gospel.

Responsibilities

Performing job responsibilities:  12-20 hours weekly; flex time to adjust with project schedule

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.  

 

  1. Provide support to the vision for the Adopt-A-Block Project:
  • Work with the project coordinator to evaluate the needs and solutions volunteers/interns can provide for the community of East Cleveland.
  • Provide support to the project coordinator in ensuring adherence to the direction of the program and ensuring that the needs and set goals are met.

 

  1. Volunteer recruiting, mentoring and care:
  • Work with project coordinator to execute the plan for recruiting volunteers/interns.
  • Provide support to project coordinator in the recruiting of volunteers/interns from schools, community groups, local corps and church as well as partnering ministries.
  • Assist project coordinator in the follow up with volunteers to obtain a commitment through phone calls, emails and one-on-one meetings.
  • Work with project coordinator to train volunteers to develop more effective transformation agents in the East Cleveland Corps facility and surrounding community.
  • Work with project coordinator to plan and execute a procedure to show appreciation to volunteers/interns at the conclusion of the initiative.

 

  1. Disciple children, youth and their families:
  • Under the guidance of the project coordinator and youth ministry coordinator, build relationships with participants of the Adopt-A-Block program.
  • Acts as a role model of discipleship for participants by intentionally investing in their lives outside of program, under the guidance of the project coordinator and youth ministry coordinator.
  • Build relationships with the community of East Cleveland and families of participating volunteers whenever possible, under the guidance of project coordinator and youth ministry coordinator.
  • In partnership with project coordinator and volunteers, work to introduce The Salvation Army mission ministry to the residents of East Cleveland with Urban Impact outreach opportunities.
  • In partnership with project coordinator and volunteers, help integrate families into other Salvation Army programs.

 

  1. Administration of program:
  • Under the guidance of the project coordinator and youth ministry coordinator, learn how to create a safe place by teaching and emphasizing the transforming effect of missionary work in the East Cleveland urban community.
  • Provide support to the project coordinator, the Corps Officers and other staff members to ensure that needed supplies and resources are present at the start of program.
  • Provide support to project coordinator to acquire necessary reservations for outreach ministries
  • Provide support to project coordinator to collect registration forms, tracking sheets and data needed to track volunteer/interns.
  • Assist in office administration:
  • Assist in and or run other programs and special events as needed.

 

Qualifications

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

No supervisory responsibilities for staff.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE.

  • GED/High School Diploma or equivalent experience. 

 

 SPECIAL SKILLS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must be able to routinely lift and carry boxes weighing 25 pounds or more.
  • Ability to pass an FBI and BCII Background Check

 

It should be noted that the above duties are the essential functions of the position, but other duties necessary to the overall enhancement of Salvation Army service and program may be required.

Further it is understood that as a non-ordained ministry position that Urban & Youth Ministry Interns communications made in confidence to you are not considered “privileged” under the law.  It may be necessary that information given in confidence would be required to be shared in legal proceedings.  Therefore, this fact must be shared with those who share information in confidence with you.

 

You are required to report any suspected cases of child abuse (verbal, physical or emotional) in accordance with state regulations.