The Salvation Army

  • Program Coordinator (Full-time) - Bridging the Gap

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.


    An immediate opening exists for a full-time Program Coordinator for the region's new Bridging The Gap Program, which offers a 12-week long life skills curriculum to  adolescents who are at risk or first time criminal offenders. 


    This position will assist with development, implementation, and administration of the program and curriculum, will teach classes as needed, and will supervise volunteers and employees of the program. 


    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition program
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program


    • Open and close the BTG program as per schedule
    • Coordinate teaching of curriculum classes as well as teach classes as needed
    • Develop community volunteers that will help in the BTG program
    • Interview program participants and interact with them and their families
    • Interact and engage stakeholders providing regular updates
    • Supervise employees, including: interviewing and recommending potential employees, conducting regular meetings with subordinate staff to obtain feedback and provide direction.
    • Participate in monthly employee meetings and evaluations.
    • Participate in weekly coordinating meeting with Corps Officer.
    • Project administration, including procedure development and implementation in accordance with developed plan for the Bridging the Gap Program.
    • Assure contract compliance, ensuring that the projects meet objectives and conforms to funding sources requirements as well as preparation and submission of required reports and invoices.
    • Participate in public speaking engagements to raise awareness of the program to other agencies and organizations (public and private) as well as to the general public.
    • Community relations, including developing effective working relationships with peer agencies and community-based advocacy groups.
    • Government agency relations including project reporting as needed.
    • Oversee sub-contractor relations with mental health and counseling services.
    • Maintain complete and accurate records for program participants, performing regular client folder audits to ensure client folders are complete and with proper documentation
    • Maintain monthly statistical records of including numbers of people served, services provided and other relevant information in accordance with funding sources requirements and Salvation Army policies, procedures and practices.
    • Have all statistics ready by the fifth day of each month and a copy emailed to the Corps Officer.
    • Program Budget Preparation
    • Monitor program budget and assure program stays within funding guidelines.
    • Identify Possible Funding Sources and work together with Corps Officer and Development personnel to secure a successful solicitation.
    • Grant Writing
    • Develop plans of action via reports and recommendations as needed for the efficient operation of the BTG program
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of overall parental involvement with the program to include regular gatherings.
    • Coordinate Graduation(s) for program participants
    • Ensure that all services to clients are performed in a professional matter and that all program areas are kept organized and clean.



    • Bachelor's Degree and minimum three years related experience required.
    • Experience in Grant Writing.
    • Able to maximize available resources for the benefit of the program.
    • Supervisory experience a plus.
    • Able to work in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
    • Able to be flexible and work nights as required.
    • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills and appropriate intervention skills required.
    • Highly organized and ability to multi-task.
    • Valid driver’s license that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements.
    • Be able to drive a 12 passenger van or other Lockport Salvation Army vehicle as needed.

    The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of disability status, veteran status, or any other New York State or federally protected characteristic.


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