Position: Education Coordinator
Location: Reading Corps, Learning Center
Availability of Position: Immediate
Schedule: Full Time
Reporting Relationship: Learning Center Director
Salary and Grade: $16.00 per hour; 75 Non-Exempt
The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:
Instruct students individually and in groups using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Establish clear objectives for all lessons and projects and communicate those clearly to students. With guidance from the director and communication with school staff, ensure that curriculum supports that of the schools the children attend. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students. Discuss with parents and teachers, the student’s progress to determine priorities for their children and their needs. Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities. Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate and use both in learning activities and in imaginative play. Enforce established policies and rules governing all aspects of the programs. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral problems. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate. Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations. Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, policies, regulations and funders. Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling. Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage. Meet with the students’ teachers to determine measurable progress and individual student needs. Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula. Prepare reports on students and activities as required by the director. Maintain a neat and orderly education space, noting safety and material needs and communicate those needs. Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities and assist students in learning from those activities. This is not a complete list of duties and are subject to change as deemed necessary by the Director or Corps Officers.
Bilingual English/Spanish highly desirable. AAS or higher a related field preferred with a minimum of 2 years related experience or HS diploma/equivalent with 5 years of relevant 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. 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 carrier. 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.
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. 798