The Salvation Army

  • Lead Instructor

    Job Locations US-NJ-Camden
    Job ID
    Education, Training, and Library Occupations
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under the leadership of the Education Manager this position is responsible for providing a safe, caring and enriching learning environment for children enrolled in the Salvation Army Kroc Center’s summer camp. The Lead Instructor will be responsible for developing and implementing an instructional program/curriculum that accommodates multiple learning styles. The Lead Instructor will provide guidance to Summer Camp Counselors, who are responsible to assisting in teaching, coaching and supervising campers. Lead Instructors are those, who can develop, lead, and deliver curriculum in the one or more of the following areas: art, environmental science, dance, drums, technical theater, character building, STEM, sports (general), technology, sports (elective), after care (10 hours)


    1. Ensure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical development of all people is represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.
    2. Initiate and maintain positive relationships with all Kroc Center staff, guests, members, parents and children.
    3. Adhere to and ensure adherence to all The Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center policies and procedures as stated in manuals and all subsequent trainings and meetings, including KeepSAfe policies and protocols.
    4. Attend all assigned meetings and trainings, including weekly staff meetings, as scheduled.
    5. Work in a team environment and encourage open communication regarding concerns/issues with the program, children, parents or co-workers.
    6. Communicate with the Education Manager daily regarding concerns/issues with the program, children, parents or co-workers.
    7. Work with the Education Manager to identify learning objectives and design curriculum that aligns with these objectives. Must be available to meet with Camp Supervisor prior to camp to prepare, plan and publish curriculum for the summer camp counselors.
    8. Provide written plans to Education Manager before camp session begins.
    9. Communicate plans and changes to camp counselors.
    10. Manage guest presentations.
    11. Participate in field trip and Family Night planning, preparations and activities.
    12. Comply with all emergency procedures appropriate to the site and in conformity with procedures adopted by emergency service authorities to ensure the safety of the children and staff.
    13. Maintain all supplies, equipment and materials; inform the Education Manager when new/additional supplies are needed.
    14. Ensure that all staff and children are respectful of Kroc Center property; ensure all rules and regulations are followed.
    15. Maintain the cleanliness and order of curriculum and classroom supplies.
    16. Lead children by providing clear direction and skill development.
    17. Consistently demonstrate positive discipline; firmly and consistently enforce the rules; express clear expectations and accountability; ensure that reprimand fits the misbehavior.
    18. Help children to develop a positive self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
    19. Lead children through activities with enthusiasm and professionalism according to training protocol and scheduled program activities.
    20. Actively instruct groups of up to 45 students, accommodating multiple learning styles.
    21. Plan, prepare for and lead daily activities offered in alignment with lesson plans.
    22. Assist camp counselors in providing proper, and continuous, supervision for assigned group during all activities.
    23. Consistently demonstrate and reinforce the Salvation Army’s core values.
    24. Provide counselors with accurate information, skill training and directions in order to allow them to effectively support the planned curriculum.



    1. 60 credits of college level courses and at least 4 classes in education and/or content area (specifically Dance, Drums, Environmental Science, Art, Music, STEM, Sports & Wellness, Character Building or Theater) or must be able to demonstrate equivalent skills planning and delivery of content.
    2. Teaching/coaching experience is required.
    3. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
    4. Experience working with children of varied ages and abilities in an urban setting is required.
    5. Experience supervising youth and presenting positive role modeling through all interactions required.
    6. Be reliable and dependable.
    7. Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making.
    8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    9. Work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs.
    10. TB test or chest x-ray with insignificant results.
    11. Physical by doctor or appropriate medical professional indicating eligibility to work.
    12. Fingerprinting and background check.
    13. Must provide three references.


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