The Salvation Army

  • Corps Program Assistant

    Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Reports to: Corps Officers

    Supervises: Volunteers

    Status: Full Time

    Classification: Nonexempt

    Schedule: varies based on programming needs


    Function:  The Corps Program Assistant will build corps programs, strengthen corps ability to grow memberships with the corps and aid the officer in the overall peration of the corps to assure efficient and effective operation of the corps ministry.  This individual will also be responsible for exploring and implementing new program initiatives. 


    Program Activities:

    • Responsible for encouraging and aiding in the spiritual growth of youth and young adults for The Salvation Army
    • Supervise and coordinate Sunday Youth Activities including: Sunday School, Junior Soldiers, Corps Cadets, Junior Church, and any new initiatives.
    • Coordinate corps programs under the direction of the corps officers.
    • Recruit volunteer help, make assignments, recruit participation for programs being offered.  Process completed volunteer applications and prepare submissions for Salvation Army and State clearances as appropriate.
    • Prepare and conduct corps programs as assigned by the corps officers.
    • Work in coordination with corps officers and corps drivers to provide transportation schedule for activities which require transportation or which participants require transportation serving as driver if required.
    • Responsible for encouraging participation and taking part in divisional functions and activities.
    • Work to recruit children to attend Summer camp and arrange transportation and registration of children.
    • Act as responsible party to oversee any and all activities in the event of any absence of corps officers or in the absence of leaders who normally conduct such activities.
    • Conduct leaders/volunteer meeting as needed to coordinate program activities and maintain balanced programming for young people.
    • Follow up on absentees within the Corps.
    • Maintain statistical records and any reports for all activity conducted.
    • Responsible for attempting to link program individuals with corps activities and worship functions. Oversees special social service ministries that could be used to link people to corps programs (i.e. Project Bundle Up, Sheetz Family Christmas, Christmas Assistance Programs, etc.).
    • Attend and participate in Corps Worship and Evangelistic meetings.
    • Attend and participate in the corps council providing routine and updates.

    Practical Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Meet with corps officers at least once each week to update them on progress being made in program development and to alert them to any challenges that may require their assistance.
    • Maintain good Salvation Army public relations within the community.  Promote programs and provide any needed education on Salvation Army functions and services.  Be diligent in protecting and promoting good Salvation Army image in the community.
    • Be responsible for facility and equipment security making sure that buildings are properly locked and equipment stored under lock and key.
    • Responsible for safety and well bing of participants in programs and will not leave any minors unsupervised at any time.
    • Oversee the after school program maintaining good records recruiting volunteers, and building relationships with the youth.

    Office Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Provide written reports as needed.
    • Keep regular office hours for preparation of programs and activities.
    • Assist with answering phones and provide client assistance as needed.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    • Evaluation ministries and make recommendations as needed to Corps Officers.
    • Coordinate, provide transportation and participate in SWAT and other divisional events as assigned.

    Benefits included with job:

    • A single apartment is available on-site if applicant is just moving into town.
    • Applicant will be responsible to keep the apartment clean and tidy with quarterly inspections.
    • Applicant will be responsible for paying $200 rent per month of off-set additional costs of utilities and additional expenses while living on the premises.



    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Must possess managements, organizational and creativity skills.
    • Must possess the ability to function independently or in a team environment.
    • Must possess basic office skills including use of computer.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license in good standing or show plans for obtaining a valid driver's license within 6 months of employment.

    Education and Experience:

    • BS Degree in Ministry or related field or two years work experience in the related field


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