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Volunteer & Youth Programs Coordinator
Salvation Army USA | Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Position: Volunteer & Youth Programs Coordinator Location: Lebanon, PA Corps; 1031 Guilford Street Availability of Position: ImmediateSchedule: Full-Time; 40 hours per week, may include evenings and weekends Reporting Relationship: Corps Officer Salary and Grade: $13.00 per hour; 73 Non-Exempt

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: Responsible for the recruitment, screening and training of volunteers at the Lebanon Salvation Army Corps. Expand and administer programs of interest to youth. Connect with area churches, colleges and other groups to locate volunteers/interns. Conduct outreach to youth. Support existing youth programs. Work alongside Officer to create and maintain successful programs.


* Functions as the point of contact for all volunteer inquiries.- Recruit, screen, and train volunteers for Salvation Army programs in Lebanon, PA. - Processes all volunteer applications, including appropriate background and reference checks. - Provide training programs for all volunteers, representing The Salvation Army and assist staff with further volunteer training. - Develop/maintain relationships with organizations who are potential providers of volunteers to the programs. Send information to local churches, corporations, colleges and target groups. - Maintain accurate monthly statistics. - Understand program needs and implementing policies and procedures to volunteers working with staff and leadership to ensure programs and services are adequately staffed. - Will work together with the Officers and staff in the recruitment of volunteers for the various programs and will be the anchor to ensure a well-organized system of volunteer and intern coordination is in place ranging from recruitment, screening, training, position descriptions, record keeping, evaluation, termination, to recognition and ongoing communication. - Oversee and support all current Youth Programs including Summer Day Camp and assist as needed.- Expand, Prepare & Implement new and interesting Youth Programs with an emphasis on outreach.- Connect with area churches, colleges and other groups to recruit volunteers/interns. - Supervise the youth in programs under their care. - Coordinate facility utilization and scheduling. - Visitation and/or Follow-up program participants and parents.- Maintain accurate monthly statistics. - Recruit program participants for new programs.- Communicate with local schools and agencies to enhance programs.- Represent The Salvation Army on committees, boards and task forces as assigned. - Work alongside Officer to create and maintain successful programs.- Accepts training and education in all facets of local Corps work in order to be better prepared for future ministry leadership goals, including: officership as appropriate.

Special Skills, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations. - Maintains a consumer friendly demeanor when working with internal and external publics.- Establishes an effective working rapport with all other staff.- Must be courteous to program participants and their families, volunteers, staff and the general public.- Proficient knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Power Point, Excel, and Publisher). Layout and Design experience preferred. Willingness to learn and work with other publishing software such as Adobe and other software. - Ability to communicate and interact well with officers and employees.- Prefer a logical thinker who is detailed oriented.- Ability to work alone and with others. Must be a self-starter. Must have the ability to keep information in a confidential and secure fashion, and to use sound judgment working in an environment with multiple, changing work priorities, and under strict, unalterable deadlines.- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, as well as good verbal communication skills.- Must possess a current, valid Driver's License in order to travel locally as needed to recruit new volunteers.


* High School Diploma or equivalent- Previous work/experience with children and teens- Previous work/ experience with supervisory, management or volunteer management experience.- Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism.- Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.- Be a member of The Salvation Army in Lebanon PA, or be willing to transfer SA membership to the Lebanon Corps. - Must have a Christ-like attitude and act as a positive Christian role model for youth. - Minimum of two years post-high school education and/or work experience. - Ability to work independently. Excellent organizational and communication skills. - Basic to Intermediate computer skills are required. - Creativity, flexibility, and capacity to meet the responsibility inherent to job success are required. - Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds. - Needs to be a team-player and committed to the ideals of The Salvation Army. - Able to plan and evaluate effectively. Able to manage confidential information. - 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 of 2014 within 30 days of employment with recurrent training required every three years thereafter. 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 have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army.

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

The Salvation ArmyAttn: Lt. Ivonne RodriguezPO Box 1109Lebanon, PA 17042Fax: 717-273-1333Or go to http://careers-usesalvationarmy.icims.com

No phone calls please

Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on April 22, 2019 ____________________________________________________________________________

The Salvation Army's Mission StatementThe 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. 1079