The Salvation Army

Youth and Family Education Coordinator

Job Locations US-PA-Harrisburg
Job ID
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Compensation Min
USD $38,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $40,000.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Position: Youth and Family Education Coordinator 

Department: Youth and Family Education, Harrisburg, PA 

Availability of Position: Immediately  

Schedule: Full-time, flexible to meet job demands

Reporting Relationship: Directly: Youth and Family Education Administrator

     Indirectly: Programs and Operations Director

Salary and Grade: $38 - 40,000 Annually; Exempt, Grade 9 


The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

  • Generous paid time off every year that includes: 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
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!


Position Overview:  The YFEC will provide direct support to the Youth and Family Education Administrator in all operational aspects of the department which includes the School Day Enrichment Program, Basketball Mentoring, Summer Youth Enrichment, Thrive, Parent and Family Engagement, 21st CCLC and other outreach opportunities.  The YFEC will ensure all program staff track program daily attendance, provide follow up regarding enrolled students and parents regarding program absences and any behaviors that need follow up. The YFEC supervises all student activities. Maintains a safe and nurturing environment for the students, and clean and orderly classrooms. Coordinates and ensure proper implementation of program plans, instructors, tutors, volunteers and guest speakers. Reviews student records via file, database and Procare for accuracy.  Provide detailed reports to the YFE Administrator detailing program results and human-interest stories. Facilitation of curriculum to assigned groups, supervise cohorts in SDEP as assigned, lead Basketball Programs both internal and partnership programs, and sub in classrooms when other staff are out. As a licensed childcare center, ensures compliance with all DHS requirements.  Other duties as assigned.



  • Degree in the field of Education or related field and 3+ years of experience working with urban, diverse youth and their families.
  • Confidentiality in all areas, mandatory
  • Prior experience in lesson plan writing and development.
  • As a Mandated Reporter, must provide proof of having completed training on recognizing and reporting child abuse meeting the training standards of PA Act 153 prior to employment.
  • Meets the Child Protection Clearances required by PA Act 153 to include PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills, patience, creativity and love for urban youth and their families.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment but also able to work independently.
  • Skill in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Valid Certification within 90 days of employment CPR and First Aid.
  • Valid Driver's License and able to obtain insurance clearances as determined by The Salvation Army's insurance company.
  • Effective time management and strong organization skills a must.
  • Knowledge of cultural flexibility, competency in working with multi-cultural participants.
  • Program requires working hours to be flexible to meet program needs and is subject to change.
  • Must be a detail-oriented, logical thinker, who is a motivated self-starter and able to work independently on assigned projects.
  • Must be able to adapt and change to meet the needs of the organization and the community.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.


Contact:  Please send, email or fax your resume along with a cover letter including salary requirements to:

Yolanda Haywood-Gross, Youth and Family Education Administrator


Fax: 717-231-3650

Location: The Salvation Army, 506 S. 29th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 


Please, no calls.


Refreshed by the Divisional Human Resources Department on October 19, 2021 


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. 1639


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed