The Salvation Army

  • Youth Program Coordinator

    Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Compensation Min
    USD $10.00/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $10.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The job’s primary purpose is to coordinate, supervise, and implement all youth programs for children, youth, and young adults offered by the Homewood Salvation Army.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Coordinate and give oversight to all Homewood/Brushton Corps youth programs (sunbeams, adventures, corps cadets, tambourine, sacred dance, singing, drama, sport activities, etc.)
    • Coordinate the Afterschool program (including serving the food)
    • Coordinate the Summer Day Camp
    • Coordinate Vacation Bible School
    • Do pick up and drop off for the kids’ program as directed by the Corps Officers
    • Assist the social worker with the summer Allegheny Camps (including taking kids to camp)
    • Help in project bundle up (shopping trips, toys distribution, etc.)
    • Coordinate and be involved in Sundays’ school program and junior church.
    • Maintain a linkage between the community youth and the corps youth ministry and worship;
    • Serve on call as appropriate and as needed
    • Support other Homewood/Brushton Corps activities as needed and as directed by the Corps Officers.
    • Encourage participation and taking part in kids’ divisional activities.
    • Maintain proper receipts and accounting procedures for any Salvation Army expenses as required by The Salvation Army accounting guides.
    • Maintain proper statistics for all activities and human services provided.
    • Keep regular office hours for preparation of programs and activities.
    • Make certain that all Salvation Army owned/rented property and equipment is maintained and kept in good order seeing that areas are kept neat, clear of clutter and clean.
    • Responsible for safety and well-being of participants in programs and will not leave any minors unsupervised at any time.


    Additional Responsibilities:


    • Maintain sound fiscal policies in programs.
    • Recruit and supervise volunteers in assisting in all areas of youth and young adult ministry.
    • Maintain sound public relations.
    • Maintain good stewardship practices in care of equipment, facilities, and grounds.
    • Maintain all related inventories and statistical records in a professional manner.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • A passion for outreach to unchurched children, youth and young adults;
    • Be able to drive a 12 passenger van
    • A sensitivity to disadvantaged youth;
    • Must be able to plan, organize, and implement quality children’s programs.
    • Must have effective interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Be in agreement with the Salvation Army International and Homewood/Brushton Corps mission statements; and
    • Be willing to adhere to Salvation Army employment practices.
    • Must possess management, organizational and creativity skills.
    • Must possess basic office skills including use of computer.
    • All three PA Clearances required upon employment and thereafter upon renewal date: PA Child Abuse History Clearance, Request for Criminal Record, and Fingerprint based federal criminal history.
    • PA Mandated and Permissive Reporting and The Salvation Army's KeepSAfe training required.


    Education and Experience:


    • A minimum of an associate’s degree, or work related experience;
    • Previous experience in youth work;
    • A valid Driver’s license;
    • A general knowledge of computers and basic software applications;


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