The Salvation Army Youth Ministry Director in Great Falls, Montana
POSITION TITLE: Youth Ministry Director
STATUS: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
A generous benefits package is included with full-time positions: paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and medical, vision, and dental insurances.
Health Insurance: Low bi-weekly premiums ($34.62) for employee only coverage, Kaiser HMO for those residing in a Kaiser service area, Anthem EPO/PPO is available for those residing outside of a Kaiser service area. Voluntary +1 and +family coverage at additional cost. Delta Dental DHMO and DPPO dental insurance offered starting at $2.31 bi-weekly cost. Employees are covered by an employer paid life insurance policy. Voluntary supplemental life, short-term and long-term disability plans are available.
Retirement Plans: Employer-funded Money Purchase Pension Plan (Defined Contribution Plan) 50% vested at 5 years eligible service time, employee funded voluntary 403(b) options
Parental Leave: Benefit will be one week (5 business days) of paid leave at the employee’s normal rate of pay for births, adoptions and foster placements.
Sick Leave: 12 days annually accruing from day one, eligible for use after 3 months’ service time.
Paid Vacation: 2 weeks annually accruing from day one, for non-exempt positions. 4 weeks annually accruing from day one, for exempt positions. Accrued vacation eligible for use after 6 months’ service time.
Paid Holidays: 13 designated holidays + 1 floating holiday per year
Join a team where you can offer compassion, dignity, and sustainable opportunities for people in need in your local community!
The Salvation Army is an inspiring place to work. With offices in every major US city and over 120 countries around the globe, it’s a place where people can invest in people on every level. In the Northwest region of the US, we serve people with food to shelter opportunities and almost everything in between. We are committed to being an efficient and effective network of local offices that make up a huge western region team. In other words, we’re committed to being big and small at the same time. That makes us a seriously great place to work. As one of the most impactful social service organizations in the world, we hire people who constantly seek new ways to keep us moving forward. We welcome you on finding your place to offer opportunities for people in need!
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.
The Youth Ministry Director is responsible for the overall supervision of outreach or spiritual content provided for youth at the Corps. The Director should be a person of genuine and deepened Christian character, of emotional, mental and physical stamina, and a loyal participant of a ministry team, able to work well and cultivate trust with other people in a growing congregation.
This person must represent The Salvation Army in a positive manner at all times in personal conduct and appearance. This person should have experience with a variety of Salvation Army programs and Christmas Programs and possess a working knowledge of Salvation Army Policies and Procedures. This person should be capable of making independent judgments with the approval of, but independent of constant supervision from, the Corps Officer(s) including, but not limited to managing staff and volunteers, etc.
Assist the Corps Officers as needed with Corps programs including, but not limited to: Sunday School classes, Sunday morning worship services, fellowship times, outreach activities, Social services bridging efforts, visitation, Bible studies, Women’s or Men’s meetings and camp, recruiting Junior soldiers, recruiting congregation members for volunteer positions, transportation, youth programs and Corps Reviews.
Provide support for and, in most cases, attend Divisional and Territorial programs such as camp meetings, Congress, etc.
Ensure TSA youth programs are implemented and run efficiently, ensuring there is a variety of outreach and spiritual development programs that promote biblical character and growth (Programs and activities to include, but not limited to: Teen group, Troops, Junior Soldiers, Corps Cadets, Junior church, Summer program including camp, VBS, day camp, seasonal activities during Easter, Christmas, etc.).
Provide support to social services, the youth center, outreach programs and adult programs as needed. Focusing on building connections with parents and children that utilize other services of our Corps.
Actively participate in the Christmas fundraising Kettle program as requested including but not limited to driving, devotions, counting, supervision of volunteers.
Actively participate in Social Services Christmas programs, Angel tree and Christmas toy/food distribution as requested.
Work a nonstandard work week generally in accordance with The Salvation Army programs, Sundays, evenings, camp schedules, Divisional weekend events and special Saturday events.
Strengthen relationships with children and their families through visiting the neighborhood, corps attendees, social services, youth center and other corps programs
Recruitment, training, development and coordination of leaders and volunteers for corps ministry youth programs. Where volunteers cannot be secured, be prepared to lead programs as needed.
Coordinate Corps transportation needs
Promote and recruit youth to participate and volunteer in corps ministry and outreach.
Coordinate and assist in the collection of stats and data entry of same
When involved in the collection of monies, work with Office assistant to ensure all income is accounted for and reported per TSA policy.
Work with Admin Assistant to process any youth related invoices.
Assist as requested with audio/video equipment operated by computer in the chapel, and other areas for programs hosted by the corps.
Assist as needed with the production of various flyers and documents for ministries.
Vehicles and Property:
Make every effort to help keep the Corps building and vehicles clean, especially during and after programs.
Assist the Corps Officers as requested with special projects.
Must be a High School graduate or equivalent. College Degree in Ministry field Desired.
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working with youth.
Must submit to and pass a background check.
Must complete Protecting the Mission – child safety training.
Must possess a valid Driver’s License and be a minimum of 21 years old.
Must complete TSA Driver’s Safety test and MVR check.
Able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License to drive a passenger bus within 90 days.
Must agree to attend membership classes within 6 months, have an understanding of Salvation Army doctrines and agree to adhere to them.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Knowledge of The Salvation Army programs, policies and procedures a plus
Ability to teach Christian principals and lead Salvation Army youth programming
Outgoing and energetic
Strong use of the English language in verbal and written communication
Ability to use Spanish in verbal and written communication is preferred but not required.
Excellent telephone skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure
Ability to work independently and take initiative
Ability to set priorities and accept responsibility willingly
Ability to exercise sound judgment
Ability to recruit, lead and empower volunteers and employees
Ability to work professionally with sensitive and/or confidential information
Must complete and adhere to Protecting the Mission requirements and guidelines
Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher (Or other graphics program) required, Email software such as Outlook, working knowledge of integrated database applications and ability to use new software programs with basic training.
Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis
Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead
Ability to operate telephone
Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Ability to access and produce information from a computer
Ability to understand written information
Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is a reasonable and no undue hardship would result.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to providing a respectful environment for all applicants and employees that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by law. Such equal opportunity for employment will apply to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, salaries and other compensation, transfers and layoffs or termination.
The Salvation Army will comply with all governmental orders and any contractual obligations relative to COVID-19 safety measures, including mandatory vaccination of staff, if required. The Salvation Army will consider requests for exemptions from any such requirements on either religious or medical grounds.
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
- High School or Equivalent or better
- Bachelors or better
Licenses & Certifications
- Driver's License
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)