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Youth and Urban Ministries Coordinator
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Salvation Army USA | Cleveland, OH
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The Youth & Urban Ministry Coordinator position is for a person who has firmly decided to commit their lives to the communication and demonstration of the good news of Jesus Christ. This position is for a person who is prayerfully called to restore hope to at-risk children, youth, and their families develop holistically in an urban context. The Urban Missionary will invest in and develop the youth, young adults and volunteers who participate in our Adopt-A-Block Project. The Urban Missionary will pray, engage in the life of the community, build intentional relationships with youth and volunteers, preach the good news of Jesus Christ and assist The Salvation Army in carrying out the mission of Urban Impact within East Cleveland.

The Youth & Urban Ministry Coordinator should possess the following attributes:

* Possesses a strong desire and senses a call to minister in an inner city community.
* Works well with children and youth
* Exercises commitment in getting the job done
* Possesses a servant's attitude
* Proven ability to work under pressure and within time constraints

The Youth & Urban Ministry Coordinator should possess Passion for:

* Community empowerment and development
* Influencing the community for Christ.
* Transforming the lives of young adults, youth and their families for Christ in an urban context.
* Sharing the Gospel.

The Youth & Urban Ministries Coordinator should:

* To invest in the lives of teens and younger adults, developing and maintaining relational ministry opportunities
* To conduct an ongoing and aggressive evangelical ministry with the specific purpose of introducing children, teens and young adults to Jesus Christ
* To provide an environment and ministry opportunities in which children, teens and younger adults can grow and mature in their faith and grow into a walk of holiness



1. Youth Ministry Outreach:

* Develop and maintain practical approaches to building solid Christian living among the children, teens and younger adults under your influence
* Develop and maintain programs and ministries to enhance the healthy spiritual, physical and emotional development of those under your influence.
* Disseminate information regarding community resources available to children, teens, younger adults and their guardians.
* Develop and maintain an intensive relational ministry
* Develop and maintain an organized, systematic and purposeful home visitation ministry for teens and younger adults.
* Conduct weekly teen worship times
* Identify community needs and design relevant ministry programs around those needs.
* Plan, prepare, organize, coordinate, recruit volunteers, and lead VBS
* Be prepared to participate in Sunday Worship, teach/coordinate Sunday School, and assist in pickups as assigned by corps officer
* Teach a Sunday School class/Conduct Sunday School openings
* Develop and maintain a new or traditional ministries to facilitate the enhancement of the healthy spiritual formation and discipleship of children, teens and younger adults (e.g. Bible studies and Corps Cadets)
* Develop and maintain contacts with the young adults and teens at local college and high school campuses, where such contact is permitted
* Recruit a local prayer ministry team
* Develop and maintain an active recruitment and training program for youth ministry volunteers within the local corps setting
* Develop and implement an evangelism training program for teens and younger adults
* Develop and maintain a mentoring program within the corps for teens and younger adults
* Attend all youth worker "in-service" training sessions conducted by The Salvation Army Youth Department
* Conduct organized intentional efforts to bring Learning Center, Day Care Center, and Community Center participants where applicable to the worship community of the corps.
* Conduct Pick-Ups for Sunday and other Worship opportunities.
* Provide leadership for corps delegations at divisional (Northeast Ohio) and territorial (Eastern seaboard) events as assigned by the corps officer - including assisting in the promotion, registration, transportation, and attendance of these events

2. Provide vision for the Adopt-A-Block Project:

* Evaluate the needs and solutions volunteers/interns can provide for the community of East Cleveland.
* Oversee direction of the program and verify the needs and set goals are met.

3. Volunteer recruiting, mentoring and care for the Adopt-A-Block Program:

* Develop and execute a plan for recruiting volunteers/interns.
* Recruit volunteers/interns from schools, community groups, local corps and church as well as partnering ministries.
* Follow up with volunteers to obtain a commitment through phone calls, emails and one-on-one meetings.
* Train volunteers to develop more effective transformation agents in the East Cleveland Corps facility and surrounding community.
* Plan and execute a procedure to show appreciation to volunteers/interns at the conclusion of the initiative.

4. Administration of the Adopt-A-Block program:

* Create a safe place by teaching and emphasizing the transforming effect of missionary work in the East Cleveland urban community.
* Coordinate with the Corps Officers and other staff members to ensure that needed supplies and resources are present at the start of program.
* Network with participating partner organizations and individuals to ensure the successful completion of the project and ensure sustainability for the project into the next year.
* Acquire necessary reservations for outreach ministries
* Collect registration forms, tracking sheets and data needed to track volunteer/interns.
* Manage budget and report status to the Corps Officer bi-weekly.
* Assist in office administration: mailings and other outreach office work.
* Assist in and or run other programs and special events as needed.



Supervise Urban & Youth Intern and Volunteers within the initiative.


* Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience.


* A degree in Youth Ministry, or related field, Graduate of Railton School and/or equivalent experience
* Valid driver license
* Ability to pass an FBI and BCII Background Check


Commitment to evangelical outreach.

Commitment to participation in training programs and learning Biblical, theological and ministry applications

It should be noted that the above duties are the essential functions of the position, but other duties necessary to the overall enhancement of Salvation Army service and program may be required.

Further it is understood that as a non-ordained ministry position that Youth Ministry Coordinators communications made in confidence to you are not considered "privileged" under the law. It may be necessary that information given in confidence would be required to be shared in legal proceedings. Therefore, this fact must be shared with those who share information in confidence with you.

You are required to report any suspected cases of child abuse (verbal, physical or emotional) in accordance with state regulations.